Mark Melancon Atlanta Braves

Age: 34 (March 28, 1985) | 6' 2" | 215lbs. | Throws: Right P-41
Tm Lg YEAR W L SV Hld G GS IP H HR BB SO ERA WHIP Rating BB/9 SO/9 BABIP G/L/F % $4x4 $5x5
PIT NL 2015 3 2 51 0 78 0 76.2 57 4 14 62 2.23 0.93 0.91 1.6 7.3 .256 58/20/23 44 26
PIT NL 2016 1 1 30 0 45 0 41.2 31 2 9 38 1.51 0.96 0.92 1.9 8.2 .267 48/20/32 27 16
WAS NL 2016 1 1 17 0 30 0 29.1 21 1 3 27 1.84 0.82 0.82 0.9 8.3 .264 63/21/16 17 11
SF A+ 2017 0 0 0 0 3 3 2.2 6 1 0 4 13.50 2.25 2.81 0.0 0.0 .587 n/a
SF AAA 2017 0 0 0 0 1 1 1.0 0 0 1 0 0.00 1.00 0.50 9.0 0.0 0.00 n/a
SF NL 2017 1 2 11 5 32 0 30.0 37 3 6 29 4.50 1.43 1.48 1.8 8.7 .379 53/22/26 7 4
SF AAA 2018 0 0 0 0 4 0 3.2 2 0 0 4 0.00 0.55 0.55 0.0 0.0 .240 n/a
SF NL 2018 1 4 3 8 41 0 39.0 48 2 14 31 3.23 1.59 1.49 3.2 7.2 .368 52/26/22 1 1
SF NL 2019 4 2 1 5 43 0 46.1 49 3 16 44 3.50 1.40 1.33 3.1 8.5 .347 61/21/17 3 4
ATL NL 2019 1 0 11 0 23 0 21.0 22 1 2 24 3.86 1.14 1.17 0.9 10.3 .374 63/21/16 8 5
Career 9yrs 26 25 194 18 548 0 545.0 486 32 121 503 2.77 1.11 1.09 2.0 8.3 .305 n/a
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Attention is being paid, surprisingly enough, by other teams. The Closer Monkey:

Pirates, Nationals, and Braves deep in trade deadline drama
July 30, 2016

Pittsburgh Pirates — The Pirates are fielding offers from the Nationals, Indians, and Giants for closer Mark Melancon. Although Pittsburgh is in the playoff hunt and Melancon has been one of the most effective closers in the game, the team may be looking to improve other areas of its roster while trusting some combination of Neftali Feliz and Tony Watson in the ninth. Watson, a lefty, has owned the eighth most of the year, while Feliz has 98 career saves and better peripherals, including a 10.3 K/9 ratio. We still give Feliz a slight edge, but both could be excellent speculative adds; the Pirates are a good team that plays a lot of close games.

Hierarchy remains: Melancon | Feliz | Watson.

Alex Patton Alex
Jul 30 '16

Save No. 29, ERA down to 1.55.

Hey, attention should be paid!

Alex Patton Alex
Jul 24 '16

Has allowed one baserunner in his first three spring training games.

http://m.mlb.com/player/453343/mark-melancon

Alex Patton Alex
Mar 11 '16

Jayson Stark proposes to replace saves altogether with Relief Points.

http://sports-ak.espn.go.com/mlb/story/_/id/14603397/reimagining-baseball-ban-save

Alex Patton Alex
Jan 20 '16

People tell me I need a closer all the time.  It's usually when I'm 15 saves from 11th.  I tell them, in order to be competitive I'll need 3 closers, so unless they are offering me 3 for the price of 1, I don't need a closer.

Eugene Freedman EugeneFreed
Jan 11 '16

I should add that for fantasy GMs it goes the other way; closers often aren't worth a bag of beans at the trade deadline.

Seller: "You need a closer."

Buyer: "Can we rephrase that? You don't."

Alex Patton Alex
Jan 10 '16

The latest conventional wisdom, writes Buster Olney at ESPN, is that you can get something closer to what we pay for closers if you trade them mid-season. Real GMs can. Ergo Melancon is a trade risk. As is Andrew Miller (Yanks' closer pro tem). "Both have been available this winter, and if the Pirates or the Yankees have big holes to fill by the middle of the summer..."

ESPN.com

Alex Patton Alex
Jan 10 '16