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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From a friend of mine in the (SF) Bay Area ...

Moments before Tuesday night’s game at Citi Field, the Giants placed closer Mark Melancon on the 10-day disabled list with what the team called a mild right pronator strain.

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Hmmmm.... I think that "pronator strain"  one of the indicators of
potentially needing TJ?      (And even Mr. Optimistic,
 Krukow,  sounded a little concerned this morning ....)
  And he's already
had one,  so if he needs another,  "done" isn't out of the picture ... 

Howard Lynch LynchMob
May 10 '17

How dubious a pool of NL closers you might ask (see Votto thread) ...

After Keith took Jansen at 25:
Melancon 24
Oh 24
Davis 21
Familia 18
Watson 17
Ramos 16
Feliz 15
Kelley 15
Iglesias 14
Ottavino 13
Maurer 13
Johnson  11
Rodney 10
Jeanmar Gomez 8

On average, those guys were going for 3-4 more than I was anxious to pay ...

Phil Ponebshek Texpope
Feb 15 '17

The average speed of his cutter was 91.58, below average, but the exit velocity was 85.74 -- way below average.

Brian Kenny, in a Shredder segment on closers this weekend on MLB, said Melancon's exit velocity the last three seasons is the lowest in the majors.

On all of his pitches or just the cutter?

He didn't say. Probably both, since almost two-thirds of Melancon's pitches last year were cutters.

And that's quite a distinction. Because isn't that what counts? Not how fast a ball comes toward the batter but how fast it goes the other way?

Is there a way to sort the Statcast averages? I'd love to see all pitchers last year ranked by average exit velo. Then the year before. Then the year before.

Back to the beginning of when they started tracking exit velos, which could be as recently as three years ago.

I'm going to ask Baseball Info Solutions how much it costs to add exit velocities to our stat feed

I imagine the answer's going to be: a lot.

Alex Patton Alex
Feb 13 '17

Signed with the Giants in early December for four years at $62 million.

Alex Patton Alex
Dec 30 '16