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Mark Melancon
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 1" 215LBS | Age: 36

Draft: 2006 | Rd: 9, #284, New York Yankees | Arizona
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Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2021 0 0 1.00 8 0 6 9.0 7 0.33
13 Seasons 30 27 2.82 614 0 211 615.0 556 1.12
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 8 0-0 1.00 9.0 7 0.33
13 Seasons 614 30-27 2.82 615.0 556 1.12

Statcast Statistics

Season Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Max EV Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2015 1088 215 5 2.3 85.6 109 5.9 29.3 .215 .299 .237 .250 .294 28.9 21.2 4.8 2.23 2.64
2016 1023 192 6 3.1 85.3 108.9 5 28.1 .204 .288 .226 .233 .281 26 24.1 4.4 1.64 2.33
2017 502 94 3 3.2 85.3 114.5 5.9 29.8 .259 .371 .340 .292 .352 29.8 22.3 4.6 4.50 3.68
2018 654 128 9 7 88.8 110.1 6.7 34.4 .299 .457 .339 .358 .406 36.7 17.8 8 3.23 5.66
2019 1068 196 4 2 88.6 110.8 3 28.1 .244 .339 .292 .277 .335 35.2 23.9 6.3 3.61 3.40
2020 323 72 3 4.2 88.9 108 -0.6 26.4 .249 .353 .276 .288 .309 34.7 14.7 7.4 2.78 3.50
2021 118 23 0 0 83.4 101.3 -3.1 13 .176 .214 .089 .167 .218 21.7 23.3 0 1.00 1.05
4776 920 30 3.3 86.8 114.5 4.4 28.9 .236 .336 .270 .272 .321 31.2 21.6 5.6
6.4 88.3 122.2 11.9 32.8 .243 .403 .318 .313 .362 35.1 21.8 8.3

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Melancon relies on 3 pitches.
Cutter
(59.3%) ,
Curveball
(39.8%) ,
4-Seam Fastball
(0.8%) ,


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Pitch Tracking

Year Pitch Type # # RHB # LHB % MPH PA AB H 1B 2B 3B HR SO BBE BA XBA SLG XSLG WOBA XWOBA EV LA Spin Ext. Whiff% PutAway%
2021 Cutter 70 32 38 59.3 92.1 18 18 3 3 0 0 0 2 16 .167 .236 .167 .292 .148 .227 82.9 3 2338 6.2 14.7 14.3
2021 Curveball 47 20 27 39.8 82.2 12 12 0 0 0 0 0 5 7 .000 .086 .000 .097 .000 .078 84.8 -16 2664 6.2 38.9 21.7
2021 4-Seam Fastball 1 0 1 0.8 90.6 2409 6.0 0.0
2020 Cutter 178 90 88 55.1 91.9 55 49 15 13 1 0 1 5 45 .306 .237 .388 .362 .338 .300 83.9 0 2342 6.3 12.6 12.8
2020 Curveball 126 72 54 39.0 81.8 32 30 5 5 0 0 0 8 23 .167 .260 .167 .342 .160 .268 91.0 -2 2647 6.2 30.5 19.5
2020 Split Finger 10 4 6 3.1 84.1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .266 .000 .292 .000 .243 74.8 1 1906 6.2 0.0 0.0
2020 4-Seam Fastball 9 7 2 2.8 91.6 3 3 2 2 0 0 0 1 2 .667 .321 .667 .373 .588 .304 99.3 2 2325 6.4 0.0 100.0
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel %
2015 58.1 15.3 21.4 5.1 38.1 35.8 26 4.2 47 15.3 23.7 4.7 2.3
2016 55.2 16.1 24 4.7 38 37 25 3.1 41.7 18.2 22.4 3.1 3.1
2017 54.3 16 24.5 5.3 33 44.7 22.3 9.6 36.2 17 26.6 6.4 3.2
2018 51.6 13.3 31.3 3.9 27.3 41.4 30.5 0.8 39.1 14.8 35.2 2.3 7
2019 60.7 10.2 24.5 4.6 36.7 40.8 22.4 1.5 52.6 12.8 26 5.1 2
2020 61.1 13.9 22.2 2.8 43.1 36.1 20.8 5.6 43.1 18.1 23.6 5.6 4.2
2021 73.9 8.7 8.7 8.7 30.4 52.2 17.4 8.7 52.2 17.4 21.7 0 0
57.4 13.9 24 4.7 36 39.2 24.7 3.7 44.7 15.8 25.8 4.2 3.3
45.2 22 25.6 7.1 36.6 37.9 25.5 3.6 33.5 24.3 24.5 5.6 6.4

Pitch Movement


How this works: Every pitch is affected by the forces of gravity, which means that every pitch drops on its way from the mound to the plate. These numbers are reported with gravity, which makes them larger and different than other pitch movement numbers you may have seen. Since gravity requires time, and slower pitches aren’t ‘better’ just because they have more time to move, the movement of a pitch is compared to ‘average’ movement by comparing it to other MLB pitch types within +/- 2 MPH and from within +/- 0.5 feet of extension and release.
Vertical Movement (inches) Horizontal Movement (inches)
Year Pitch Team Hand # MPH Inches of Drop vs Avg % vs Avg Inches of Break vs Avg % Break vs Avg
2021 4-Seamer SD R 1 90.6 19.7 -4.5 -30 4.5 -2.2 -33
2021 Cutter SD R 70 92.1 22.2 0.2 1 1.7 -0.3 -16
2021 Curveball SD R 47 82.2 56.7 6.2 12 4.1 -2.3 -36
2020 Splitter ATL R 10 84.1 28.7 -4.9 -14 13.3 3.2 31
2020 Curveball ATL R 126 81.8 55.8 5.2 10 3.8 -2.8 -43
2020 Cutter ATL R 178 91.9 22.7 -1.4 -7 2 -0.5 -20
2020 4-Seamer ATL R 9 91.6 20.2 -4.9 -32 5.8 -0.2 -3
2019 4-Seamer ATL R 72 92.2 20.2 -4.1 -26 7.8 1.2 19
2019 Curveball ATL R 331 82.1 57.7 6.4 13 3.9 -2.8 -42
2019 Splitter ATL R 28 83.4 28.9 -5.8 -17 10.8 3.2 43
2019 Cutter ATL R 637 91.8 22.1 0.7 3 1.2 -0.6 -33
2018 4-Seamer SF R 94 91.5 21.7 -5.3 -32 5.8 -0.7 -11
2018 Cutter SF R 351 91.2 24.2 0 0 1.9 -0.2 -9
2018 Curveball SF R 185 82.7 54.5 4.2 8 4 -2.7 -40
2018 Splitter SF R 22 82.3 30.9 -6.2 -17 11.5 2.2 23
2017 Splitter SF R 1 86.5 22.4 -6.7 -23 4.3 -7 -62
2017 4-Seamer SF R 67 92.4 21.1 -6.7 -47 4.1 -3.2 -44
2017 Cutter SF R 308 90.8 23 -0.6 -3 5.6 3.9 227
2017 Curveball SF R 126 81.5 56.2 6.2 13 6.6 -0.1 -2
2016 4-Seamer WSH R 128 92.4 19.4 -5.5 -39 4.7 -3.1 -40
2016 Splitter WSH R 3 84.7 37.3 7.9 27 3.3 -7.8 -70
2016 Curveball WSH R 244 81.7 56.7 8.1 17 4.7 -1.4 -23
2016 Cutter WSH R 572 91.5 23.7 -3 -14 3 2.5 552
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Run Values by Pitch Type

Year Pitch Type Team RV/100 Run Value Pitches % PA BA SLG wOBA Whiff% K% PutAway % xBA xSLG xwOBA Hard Hit %
2021 Curveball -4.2 -2 47 39.8 12 0 0 0 38.9 41.7 21.7 .086 .096 .078 14.3
2021 Cutter -2.9 -2 70 59.3 18 .167 .167 .2 14.7 11.1 14.3 .236 .292 .227 25
2021 4-Seamer -7.7 0 1 0.8 0
2020 Splitter -0.4 0 10 3.1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .266 .291 .242 0
2020 4-Seamer 3.5 0 9 2.8 3 .667 .667 .6 0 33.3 100 .321 .373 .304 50
2020 Curveball -2.8 -4 126 39 32 .167 .167 .163 30.5 25 19.5 .26 .342 .268 56.5
2020 Cutter -1.2 -2 178 55.1 55 .306 .388 .342 12.6 9.1 12.8 .237 .362 .299 24.4
2019 Splitter -4.5 -1 28 2.6 6 0 0 0 40 16.7 9.1 .109 .141 .105 20
2019 4-Seamer 1.2 1 72 6.7 17 .333 .667 .412 20 11.8 22.2 .234 .454 .296 14.3
2019 Curveball -2.7 -9 331 31 79 .182 .234 .196 38.9 39.2 26.3 .187 .232 .194 26.1
2019 Cutter 0.2 1 637 59.6 180 .315 .4 .351 19.1 18.9 20.7 .276 .386 .318 41.2
2018 Splitter 1.9 0 22 3.4 6 .167 .167 .15 50 16.7 16.7 .118 .13 .112 0
2018 4-Seamer 2.6 2 94 14.4 23 .478 .652 .491 10 8.7 16.7 .356 .534 .381 42.9
2018 Curveball -1.5 -3 185 28.3 47 .159 .273 .27 36.4 42.6 28.2 .199 .368 .286 45.8
2018 Cutter -0.6 -2 351 53.7 96 .337 .43 .384 17.4 8.3 9.5 .349 .505 .405 34.6
2017 4-Seamer 1.8 1 67 13.3 19 .5 .611 .5 19.4 15.8 23.1 .432 .588 .45 40
2017 Curveball 0.2 0 126 25.1 27 .296 .333 .28 41.4 40.7 22.4 .205 .247 .196 31.3
2017 Cutter 0.3 1 308 61.4 84 .256 .462 .343 15.8 17.9 18.3 .238 .364 .287 27
2017 Splitter 2 0 1 0.2
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Spin-Based Observed Deviation
2020 Curveball 121 81.8 81 18 6:30 6:30 0
2020 Cutter 174 91.9 61 9.3 12:00 11:30 30
2020 Splitter 10 84.1 76 16.6 12:30 2:00 -90
2021 Curveball 47 82.2 77 19 6:45 6:30 15
2021 Cutter 70 92.1 60 9.7 12:00 11:30 30
! Note: This table is showing data from the PITCHER perspective.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2009 70 248 3 -7 3 5 4
2010 90 349 1 -4 3 1 1
2011 302 1092 -5 -8 2 2 -9
2012 193 734 10 -7 3 2 8
2013 295 1041 -5 -11 0 1 -15
2014 279 980 -6 -13 1 1 -17
2015 286 1072 -4 -16 0 1 -18
2016 266 1018 -1 -15 -3 1 -18
2017 130 502 1 -4 3 2 2
2018 172 652 -7 -2 4 2 -2
2019 299 1135 -7 -7 7 2 -4
2020 114 396 -5 -6 0 2 -8
2021 30 118 -2 -3 0 0 -4
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Plate Discipline

Season Pitches Zone % Zone Swing % Zone Contact % Chase % Chase Contact % Edge % 1st Pitch Strike % Swing % Whiff % Meatball % Meatball Swing %
2015 1088 46 65.4 84.2 37.7 60.1 45.3 62.5 50.5 24.2 5.2 69.6
2016 1023 45.9 67 83.7 35.1 58.8 48.2 65.9 49.1 23.5 5.1 73.5
2017 502 44.2 66.2 86.4 30.7 58.1 43 56.9 46.4 22.7 5.2 76.9
2018 654 43.9 64.7 88.1 31.1 57.9 46.3 56.9 45.9 23.3 6.7 68.2
2019 1068 47.4 60.9 84.1 31 56.3 46.1 57.7 45.1 25.7 4.8 72.5
2020 323 48.3 66 89.3 29.3 55.1 42.1 69.5 47.1 19.1 8.4 77.8
2021 118 48.3 64.9 86.5 26.2 56.3 39.8 70 44.9 22.6 7.6 66.7
4776 46 64.7 85.3 33.1 58.2 45.6 61.5 47.6 23.7 5.6 72.1
48.4 66.6 82.2 28.4 58.9 42.6 60.6 46.9 24.4 7.2 75.7

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% xERA FB Velo FB Spin CB Spin
2015 93 78 91 96 90 91 96 96 86 56 91 63 93 31 61 91
2016 98 90 97 97 98 91 93 98 97 72 95 54 98 33 84 88
2017 27 98 91
2018 29 90 85
2019 84 46 87 98 68 99 100 50 61 58 76 51 84 34 68 78
2020 71 38 69 86 47 74 84 38 62 6 66 7 71 34 63 68
2021 100 88 96 97 99 84 84 94 96 46 96 25 100
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2019 23.2 4 3.4 1 2 4 0 0
2020 1 1.8 -1 0 4 0 0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 4 4 2 4 4 4 3 5 3 3 4 4 2 1 1 5 1 4 2 3 1 3 4 6 4 5 4 4 5 4 4
2020 1 1 3 2 4 0 2 3 2 3 1 1 0 3 3 3 0 1 4 3 1 0 1 2 1 3 0 1 1 0 4
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights and distances, but does not attempt to adjust for environmental effects. For these purposes, the 2020 Blue Jays home field was still Rogers Centre, not Sahlen Field.
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Year to Year Changes

Metric 2015 2016 +/-   2017 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 91.3 91.7 0.4 91.1 -0.6 91.3 0.2 91.8 0.5 91.9 0.1 92.1 0.2
Offspeed Velocity 85.3 84.7 -0.6 86.5 1.8 82.3 -4.2 83.4 1.1 84.1 0.7 0 0
Breaking Velocity 81.5 81.7 0.2 81.5 -0.2 82.7 1.2 82.1 -0.6 81.8 -0.3 82.2 0.4
Exit Velocity 85.6 85.3 -0.3 85.3 0 88.8 3.5 88.6 -0.2 88.9 0.3 83.4 -5.5
Launch Angle 5.9 5 -0.9 5.9 0.9 6.7 0.8 3 -3.7 -.6 -3.6 -3.1 -2.5
Barrel % 2.3 3.1 0.8 3.2 0.1 7 3.8 2 -5 4.2 2.2 0 -4.2
Hard Hit % 28.9 26 -2.9 29.8 3.8 36.7 6.9 35.2 -1.5 34.7 -0.5 21.7 -13
Sweet Spot % 29.3 28.1 -1.2 29.8 1.7 34.4 4.6 28.1 -6.3 26.4 -1.7 13 -13.4
xBA .215 .204 -0.011 .259 0.055 .299 0.04 .244 -0.055 .249 0.005 .176 -0.073
BA .207 .204 -0.003 .301 0.097 .302 0.001 .27 -0.032 .262 -0.008 .1 -0.162
xwOBA .25 .233 -0.017 .292 0.059 .358 0.066 .277 -0.081 .288 0.011 .167 -0.121
wOBA .237 .226 -0.011 .34 0.114 .339 -0.001 .292 -0.047 .276 -0.016 .089 -0.187
xSLG .299 .288 -0.011 .371 0.083 .457 0.086 .339 -0.118 .353 0.014 .214 -0.139
SLG .291 .271 -0.02 .455 0.184 .409 -0.046 .357 -0.052 .31 -0.047 .1 -0.21
K% 21.2 24.1 2.9 22.3 -1.8 17.8 -4.5 23.9 6.1 14.7 -9.2 23.3 8.6
BB% 4.8 4.4 -0.4 4.6 0.2 8 3.4 6.3 -1.7 7.4 1.1 0 -7.4
Swing % 50.5 49.1 -1.4 46.4 -2.7 45.9 -0.5 45.1 -0.8 47.1 2 44.9 -2.2
Whiff% 24.2 23.5 -0.7 22.7 -0.8 23.3 0.6 25.7 2.4 19.1 -6.6 22.6 3.5
In Zone % 46 45.9 -0.1 44.2 -1.7 43.9 -0.3 47.4 3.5 48.3 0.9 48.3 0
Out of Zone % 54 54.1 0.1 55.8 1.7 56.1 0.3 52.6 -3.5 51.7 -0.9 51.7 0
Out of Zone Swing % 37.7 35.1 -2.6 30.7 -4.4 31.1 0.4 31 -0.1 29.3 -1.7 26.2 -3.1
First Pitch Swing % 30 32.2 2.2 25.4 -6.8 24.1 -1.3 23.6 -0.5 33.7 10.1 23.3 -10.4
First Pitch Strike % 62.5 65.9 3.4 56.9 -9 56.9 0 57.7 0.8 69.5 11.8 70 0.5
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2016 250 .232 134 0 0.0 116 29 25.0
2017 129 .342 59 0 0.0 70 9 12.9
2018 172 .339 109 2 1.8 63 18 28.6
2019 282 .292 177 6 3.4 105 40 38.1
2020 91 .279 52 5 9.6 39 9 23.1
2021 30 .089 13 0 0.0 17 9 52.9

Pitch Distribution