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#41
Mark Melancon
ERA S K
1.51 30 38
Team: San FranciscoHt / Wt: 6-2 / 210 NFBC ADP: 69.20
Position: RPBorn: 3/28/1985 Birthplace: Arvada, Colorado
Bats/Throws: R/R Draft: 9th Round by Yankees (2006)


Latest News
June 28 12:32 PM PT1:32 PM MT2:32 PM CT3:32 PM ET15:32 ET19:32 GMT3:32 12:32 PM MST2:32 PM EST3:02 PM VEN23:32 UAE2:32 PM CT-Melancon has been placed on the DL due to a right elbow strain.
Analysis: An injury to the same elbow also put him on the DL last month, so the Giants likely won't rush him back this time. The elbow problems could be playing a role in Melancon's disappointing first season in a Giants uniform as he's already blown four saves and posted a 4.35 ERA. Sam Dyson, who had 38 saves for Texas last season, is expected to take over as the closer.
June 28 12:05 AM PT1:05 AM MT2:05 AM CT3:05 AM ET3:05 ET7:05 GMT15:05 12:05 AM MST2:05 AM EST2:35 AM VEN11:05 UAE2:05 AM CT-Mark Melancon did not allow a hit or walk in 1.0 scoreless inning as the San Francisco Giants defeated the Colorado Rockies 4-3 on Tuesday. Melancon struck out two, ending the game with a 4.35 ERA and 1.35 WHIP on the season.
June 24 10:45 AM PT11:45 AM MT12:45 PM CT1:45 PM ET13:45 ET17:45 GMT1:45 10:45 AM MST12:45 PM EST1:15 PM VEN21:45 UAE12:45 PM CT-Mark Melancon allowed one hit and one walk without giving up a run in 1.0 inning as the San Francisco Giants lost to the New York Mets 11-4 on Friday. Melancon struck out one, ending the game with a 4.58 ERA and 1.42 WHIP on the season.
June 21 7:55 AM PT8:55 AM MT9:55 AM CT10:55 AM ET10:55 ET14:55 GMT22:55 7:55 AM MST9:55 AM EST10:25 AM VEN18:55 UAE9:55 AM CT-Mark Melancon recorded his 11th save, allowing no runs on no hits in 1.0 inning, as the San Francisco Giants defeated the Atlanta Braves 6-3 on Tuesday. Melancon did not strike out a batter, ending the game with a 4.82 ERA and 1.39 WHIP on the season.
June 19 10:26 AM PT11:26 AM MT12:26 PM CT1:26 PM ET13:26 ET17:26 GMT1:26 10:26 AM MST12:26 PM EST12:56 PM VEN21:26 UAE12:26 PM CT-Mark Melancon fell to 1-2, allowing four runs on four hits in 0.1 innings, as the San Francisco Giants lost to the Colorado Rockies 7-5 on Sunday. Melancon did not strike out a batter, ending the game with a 5.09 ERA and 1.47 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Melancon, who signed a four-year, $62 million contract with the Giants as a free agent in December, has not recorded a save since May 27.
June 8 4:22 PM PT5:22 PM MT6:22 PM CT7:22 PM ET19:22 ET23:22 GMT7:22 4:22 PM MST6:22 PM EST6:52 PM VEN3:22 UAE (+1)6:22 PM CT-Mark Melancon improved to 1-1, allowing two runs on three hits and one walk in 1.0 inning, as the San Francisco Giants defeated the Milwaukee Brewers 9-5 on Thursday. Melancon struck out one, ending the game with a 3.12 ERA and 1.27 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: The Giants rallied to win in 10 innings after Melancon blew a two-run lead in the ninth. Eric Sogard led off the ninth with a homer, and Travis Shaw's RBI single three batters later tied the game at 5 with no outs before Melancon got the next three hitters.
June 5 8:42 PM PT9:42 PM MT10:42 PM CT11:42 PM ET23:42 ET3:42 GMT11:42 8:42 PM MST10:42 PM EST11:12 PM VEN7:42 UAE (+1)10:42 PM CT-Mark Melancon did not allow a hit or walk in 1.0 scoreless inning as the San Francisco Giants defeated the Milwaukee Brewers 7-2 on Monday. Melancon struck out one, ending the game with a 2.20 ERA and 1.10 WHIP on the season.
June 1 9:20 AM PT10:20 AM MT11:20 AM CT12:20 PM ET12:20 ET16:20 GMT0:20 9:20 AM MST11:20 AM EST11:50 AM VEN20:20 UAE11:20 AM CT-Mark Melancon did not allow a hit or walk in 1.0 scoreless inning as the San Francisco Giants lost to the Washington Nationals 3-1 on Wednesday. Melancon struck out two, ending the game with a 2.35 ERA and 1.17 WHIP on the season.
May 28 9:00 AM PT10:00 AM MT11:00 AM CT12:00 PM ET12:00 ET16:00 GMT0:00 9:00 AM MST11:00 AM EST11:30 AM VEN20:00 UAE11:00 AM CT-Mark Melancon recorded his 10th save, allowing no runs on no hits in 0.2 innings, as the San Francisco Giants defeated the Atlanta Braves 6-3 on Saturday. Melancon struck out one, ending the game with a 2.51 ERA and 1.26 WHIP on the season.
May 23 7:23 AM PT8:23 AM MT9:23 AM CT10:23 AM ET10:23 ET14:23 GMT22:23 7:23 AM MST9:23 AM EST9:53 AM VEN18:23 UAE9:23 AM CT-Melancon recorded his ninth save, allowing no runs on one hit in 1.0 inning, as the San Francisco Giants defeated the Chicago Cubs 6-4 on Monday.
Analysis: Melancon struck out one, ending the game with a 2.63 ERA and 1.32 WHIP on the season.
May 21 9:17 AM PT10:17 AM MT11:17 AM CT12:17 PM ET12:17 ET16:17 GMT0:17 9:17 AM MST11:17 AM EST11:47 AM VEN20:17 UAE11:17 AM CT-Mark Melancon recorded his eighth save, allowing one run on two hits in 1.0 inning, as the San Francisco Giants defeated the St. Louis Cardinals 3-1 on Saturday. Melancon did not strike out a batter, ending the game with a 2.84 ERA and 1.34 WHIP on the season.
May 20 9:45 AM PT10:45 AM MT11:45 AM CT12:45 PM ET12:45 ET16:45 GMT0:45 9:45 AM MST11:45 AM EST12:15 PM VEN20:45 UAE11:45 AM CT-Mark Melancon recorded his seventh save, allowing no runs on one hit in 1.0 inning, as the San Francisco Giants defeated the St. Louis Cardinals 6-5 on Friday. Melancon did not strike out a batter, ending the game with a 2.31 ERA and 1.29 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Coming back from a stint on the 10-day disabled list due to a right pronator strain, Melancon efficiently locked down the ninth inning. After Kolten Wong's leadoff hit, Melancon induced a first-pitch flyout from pinch-hitter Matt Adams and got Dexter Fowler to ground into a double play.
May 9 6:11 PM PT7:11 PM MT8:11 PM CT9:11 PM ET21:11 ET1:11 GMT9:11 6:11 PM MST8:11 PM EST8:41 PM VEN5:11 UAE (+1)8:11 PM CT-Melancon (elbow) was activated off the 10-day DL on Wednesday.
Analysis: Melancon is six for eight in save chances during his first season with San Francisco. Melancon signed a $62 million, four-year contract with the Giants to solidify the back end of their shaky bullpen. He is 0-1 with a 2.53 ERA in 11 appearances.
May 4 9:40 AM PT10:40 AM MT11:40 AM CT12:40 PM ET12:40 ET16:40 GMT0:40 9:40 AM MST11:40 AM EST12:10 PM VEN20:40 UAE11:40 AM CT-Melancon recorded his sixth save, allowing no runs on two hits in 1.0 inning, as the San Francisco Giants defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-1 on Wednesday.
Analysis: Melancon did not strike out a batter, ending the game with a 2.53 ERA and 1.31 WHIP on the season.
May 1 8:12 AM PT9:12 AM MT10:12 AM CT11:12 AM ET11:12 ET15:12 GMT23:12 8:12 AM MST10:12 AM EST10:42 AM VEN19:12 UAE10:12 AM CT-Mark Melancon blew his second save, allowing two runs - one earned - on two hits in 1.0 inning, as the San Francisco Giants lost to the San Diego Padres 5-2 on Sunday. Melancon struck out one, ending the game with a 2.79 ERA and 1.24 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: San Francisco's new closer surrendered a game-tying two-run homer to light-hitting catcher Hector Sanchez in the ninth, ending a string of five straight successful save conversions after he blew one on opening day. Though Melancon hasn't been great through the first month, his track record suggests he'll still be a big upgrade to the Giants' beleaguered bullpen.
Apr. 29 8:08 AM PT9:08 AM MT10:08 AM CT11:08 AM ET11:08 ET15:08 GMT23:08 8:08 AM MST10:08 AM EST10:38 AM VEN19:08 UAE10:08 AM CT-Melancon recorded his fifth save, allowing no runs on no hits in 1.0 inning, as the San Francisco Giants defeated the San Diego Padres 4-3 on Friday.
Analysis: Melancon did not strike out a batter, ending the game with a 2.08 ERA and 1.15 WHIP on the season.
Apr. 27 4:56 PM PT5:56 PM MT6:56 PM CT7:56 PM ET19:56 ET23:56 GMT7:56 4:56 PM MST6:56 PM EST7:26 PM VEN3:56 UAE (+1)6:56 PM CT-Mark Melancon did not allow a hit or walk in 1.0 scoreless inning as the San Francisco Giants lost to the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-1 on Thursday. Melancon struck out two, ending the game with a 2.35 ERA and 1.30 WHIP on the season.
Apr. 9 7:24 PM PT8:24 PM MT9:24 PM CT10:24 PM ET22:24 ET2:24 GMT10:24 7:24 PM MST9:24 PM EST9:54 PM VEN6:24 UAE (+1)9:24 PM CT-Melancon put two runners on with one out before getting Wil Myers to ground into a game-ending double play in Sunday's 5-3 win over the Padres.
Analysis: Melancon, signed as a free agent in the offseason, hadn't pitched since opening day, when he blew a save and took the loss at Arizona. ''It's good for him to get the first one,'' manager Bruce Bochy said.
Apr. 2 5:17 PM PT6:17 PM MT7:17 PM CT8:17 PM ET20:17 ET0:17 GMT8:17 5:17 PM MST7:17 PM EST7:47 PM VEN4:17 UAE (+1)7:17 PM CT-This certainly wasn't the way Melancon wanted to debut with the Giants. The new closer failed in his first save opportunity Sunday, allowing two runs and four hits while recording two outs in a 6-5 loss at Arizona.
Analysis: Melancon converted 47 of 51 save chances last season split between Pittsburgh and Washington. He's blown four of 11 opportunities while posting a 3.10 ERA in his career against the Diamondbacks.

Regular Season

Pitching Statistics
Year Team W L Sv-Op G GS CG IP H R ER HR BB IBB K WHIP ERA
2009 NYY 0 1 0 - 1 13 0 0 16.1 13 8 7 0 10 0 10 1.41 3.86
2010 NYY 0 0 0 - 0 2 0 0 4.0 7 5 4 1 0 0 3 1.75 9.00
2010 Hou 2 0 0 - 1 20 0 0 17.1 12 8 6 1 8 0 19 1.15 3.12
2010 Tot 2 0 0 - 1 22 0 0 21.1 19 13 10 2 8 0 22 1.27 4.22
2011 Hou 8 4 20 - 25 71 0 0 74.1 65 28 23 5 26 6 66 1.22 2.78
2012 Bos 0 2 1 - 2 41 0 0 45.0 45 31 31 8 12 1 41 1.27 6.20
2013 Pit 3 2 16 - 21 72 0 0 71.0 60 15 11 1 8 0 70 0.96 1.39
2014 Pit 3 5 33 - 37 72 0 0 71.0 51 15 15 2 11 1 71 0.87 1.90
2015 Pit 3 2 51 - 53 78 0 0 76.2 57 22 19 4 14 2 62 0.93 2.23
2016 Pit 1 1 30 - 33 45 0 0 41.2 31 10 7 2 9 0 38 0.96 1.51
2016 Was 1 1 17 - 18 30 0 0 29.2 21 6 6 1 3 0 27 0.81 1.82
2016 Tot 2 2 47 - 51 75 0 0 71.1 52 16 13 3 12 0 65 0.90 1.64
Career 21 18 168 - 191 444 0 0 447.0 362 148 129 25 101 10 407 1.04 2.60

Hitting Statistics
Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2011 Hou 71 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 1.000 -
Career 444 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 1.000 -

Postseason

Pitching Statistics
Year Team Round W L Sv-Op G GS CG IP H R ER HR BB IBB K ERA
2013 Pit Total 1 0 0 - 1 4 0 0 3.2 5 4 4 2 1 0 2 9.82
    LDS 1 0 0 - 1 4 0 0 3.2 5 4 4 2 1 0 2 9.82
2014 Pit Total 0 0 0 - 0 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.00
    WC 0 0 0 - 0 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.00
2015 Pit Total 0 0 0 - 0 1 0 0 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
    WC 0 0 0 - 0 1 0 0 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
2016 Was Total 0 0 1 - 1 4 0 0 4.1 3 0 0 0 2 2 5 0.00
    LDS 0 0 1 - 1 4 0 0 4.1 3 0 0 0 2 2 5 0.00
Career 1 0 1 - 2 10 0 0 10.0 9 4 4 2 3 2 8 3.60


Pitching Velocity

Pitch TypePitchesMaxMinAvgPct
Fastball 21 94 91 92.5 6.14
Curveball 85 84 79 81.6 24.85
Changeup 1 87 87 87 .29
Cut Fastball 235 94 89 91.7 68.71

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