Mark Melancon
P | Bats/Throws: R/R | 6' 1" 215LBS | Age: 39
Draft: 2006 | Rd: 9, #284, New York Yankees | Arizona
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2020 2 1 2.78 23 0 11 22.2 14 1.28
2021 4 3 2.23 64 0 39 64.2 59 1.22
2022 3 10 4.66 62 0 18 56 35 1.50
14 Seasons 37 40 2.94 732 0 262 726.2 643 1.17
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2020 23 2-1 2.78 22.2 14 1.28
2021 64 4-3 2.23 64.2 59 1.22
2022 62 3-10 4.66 56 35 1.50
14 Seasons 732 37-40 2.94 726.2 643 1.17
MLB Percentile Rankings
Pitch Distribution

Statcast Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted
Balls
Barrels Barrel % Barrel/PA Exit
Velocity
Max EV Launch
Angle
LA Sweet-
Spot %
XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2015 30 1088 215 5 2.3 1.7 85.6 109.0 5.9 29.3 .219 .305 .237 .255 .301 28.4 21.2 4.8 2.23 2.64
2016 31 1023 192 6 3.1 2.2 85.3 108.9 5.0 28.1 .218 .307 .226 .248 .307 24.0 24.1 4.4 1.64 2.55
2017 32 502 94 3 3.2 2.3 85.3 114.5 5.9 29.8 .261 .373 .340 .294 .355 29.8 22.3 4.6 4.50 3.68
2018 33 654 128 9 7.0 5.2 88.8 110.1 6.7 34.4 .300 .459 .334 .356 .408 36.7 17.8 8.0 3.23 5.55
2019 34 1068 196 4 2.0 1.4 88.6 110.8 3.0 28.1 .243 .338 .292 .277 .334 35.2 23.9 6.3 3.61 3.33
2020 35 323 72 3 4.2 3.2 88.9 108.0 -0.6 26.4 .248 .353 .276 .287 .308 34.7 14.7 7.4 2.78 3.45
2021 36 1053 180 11 6.1 4.2 86.6 109.6 -0.5 33.9 .263 .383 .270 .315 .372 36.1 22.3 9.4 2.23 4.21
2022 37 886 190 13 6.8 5.3 89.7 109.7 10.9 36.3 .282 .424 .325 .336 .361 38.9 14.2 8.5 4.66 4.78
Player 6597 1267 54 4.3 3.1 87.3 114.5 4.9 31.0 .251 .362 .281 .293 .342 32.8 20.6 6.7
MLB 6.9 4.7 88.5 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .315 .369 36.4 22.2 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Melancon relies on 5 pitches.
Cutter
(62.8%) ,
Knuckle Curve
(30.0%) ,
Four Seamer
(3.0%) ,
Split Finger
(2.4%) ,
Slider
(1.8%) ,


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Pitch Tracking



Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel % Barrel/PA
2015 58.1 15.3 21.4 5.1 38.1 35.8 26.0 4.2 47.0 15.3 23.7 4.7 2.3 1.7
2016 55.2 16.1 24.0 4.7 38.0 37.0 25.0 3.1 41.7 18.2 22.4 3.1 3.1 2.2
2017 54.3 16.0 24.5 5.3 33.0 44.7 22.3 9.6 36.2 17.0 26.6 6.4 3.2 2.3
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 7.0 5.2
2019 60.7 10.2 24.5 4.6 36.7 40.8 22.4 1.5 52.6 12.8 26.0 5.1 2.0 1.4
2020 61.1 15.3 20.8 2.8 43.1 36.1 20.8 5.6 43.1 18.1 23.6 5.6 4.2 3.2
2021 57.2 13.9 26.7 2.2 36.7 41.7 21.7 7.8 38.9 13.3 27.8 5.6 6.1 4.2
2022 44.2 22.1 27.4 6.3 26.3 42.1 31.6 4.2 33.2 21.1 28.4 5.8 6.8 5.3
Player 55.1 15.3 25.1 4.5 34.7 39.8 25.4 4.3 42.0 16.2 26.5 4.7 4.3 3.1
MLB 44.6 23.5 24.8 7.0 37.0 37.5 25.3 3.9 32.8 24.7 24.4 5.8 6.9 4.7
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

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
2022 4-Seam Fastball AZ R 27 91.7 20.5 -5.2 -34 8.4 2.3 38
2022 Slider AZ R 16 84.1 35.8 -1.6 -4 2.5 -3.1 -55
2022 Cutter AZ R 556 90.9 23.6 1.0 4 1.0 -1.2 -54
2022 Split-Finger AZ R 21 83.7 28.3 -6.3 -18 12.2 0.5 4
2022 Curveball AZ R 266 81.7 55.7 4.1 8 4.6 -2.2 -32
2021 Cutter SD R 660 92.0 21.9 0.9 4 0.9 -1.2 -57
2021 Curveball SD R 363 82.2 55.4 5.0 10 4.0 -2.8 -41
2021 4-Seam Fastball SD R 30 91.7 20.0 -4.6 -30 8.9 2.4 36
2020 Cutter ATL R 178 91.9 22.7 -1.4 -6 2.0 -0.5 -20
2020 4-Seam Fastball ATL R 9 91.6 20.2 -4.9 -32 5.8 -0.2 -3
2020 Split-Finger ATL R 10 84.1 28.7 -4.9 -15 13.3 3.2 32
2020 Curveball ATL R 126 81.8 55.8 5.2 10 3.8 -2.8 -42
2019 Split-Finger ATL R 28 83.4 28.9 -5.9 -17 10.8 3.1 40
2019 Cutter ATL R 637 91.8 22.1 0.7 3 1.2 -0.6 -32
2019 Curveball ATL R 331 82.1 57.7 6.4 12 3.9 -2.9 -42
2019 4-Seam Fastball ATL R 72 92.2 20.2 -4.1 -26 7.8 1.2 18
2018 Split-Finger SF R 22 82.3 30.9 -6.2 -17 11.5 2.2 23
2018 Cutter SF R 351 91.2 24.2 0.0 0 1.9 -0.2 -10
2018 Curveball SF R 185 82.7 54.5 4.2 8 4.0 -2.7 -40
2018 4-Seam Fastball SF R 94 91.5 21.7 -5.2 -32 5.8 -0.8 -12
2017 Cutter SF R 308 90.8 23.0 -0.5 -2 5.6 3.9 226
2017 4-Seam Fastball SF R 67 92.4 21.1 -6.7 -46 4.1 -3.2 -43
2017 Curveball SF R 126 81.5 56.2 6.3 13 6.6 -0.1 -1
2017 Split-Finger SF R 1 86.5 22.4 -6.8 -23 4.3 -6.8 -62
2016 Split-Finger WSH R 3 84.7 33.8 -0.2 -1 1.3 -4.8 -78
2016 Cutter WSH R 571 91.5 26.4 -3.4 -15 5.7 3.1 118
2016 Curveball WSH R 245 81.7 59.7 8.2 16 7.3 -1.2 -14
2016 4-Seam Fastball WSH R 128 92.4 22.2 -6.2 -39 2.7 -3.8 -58
2015 4-Seam Fastball PIT R 142 91.9 22.6 -6.3 -39 1.7 -4.9 -75
2015 Cutter PIT R 631 91.2 26.9 -4.2 -19 5.8 3.0 110
2015 Split-Finger PIT R 3 85.3 30.3 -1.9 -6 2.6 -8.1 -76
2015 Curveball PIT R 288 81.5 58.6 7.4 15 8.1 -1.4 -15
! 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 %
2022 Cutter 0.0 0 556 62.8 158 .289 .423 .348 16.1 8.9 12.0 .292 .451 .356 34.9
2022 Curveball -1.3 -4 266 30.0 71 .273 .348 .313 30.3 29.6 21.4 .242 .323 .289 48.9
2022 4-Seam Fastball -5.4 -1 27 3.0 6 .500 .667 .508 18.2 0.0 0.0 .478 .848 .561 66.7
2022 Split-Finger 1.4 0 21 2.4 6 .167 .167 .150 22.2 0.0 0.0 .311 .398 .302 16.7
2022 Slider 3.6 1 16 1.8 4 .000 .000 .000 37.5 0.0 0.0 .238 .525 .315 50.0
2021 Cutter 1.0 7 660 62.7 160 .250 .379 .334 14.8 15.6 14.7 .281 .429 .354 37.9
2021 Curveball 2.5 9 363 34.5 93 .180 .202 .185 31.0 34.4 21.5 .228 .311 .249 34.5
2021 4-Seam Fastball -3.2 -1 30 2.8 8 .375 .500 .381 8.3 25.0 25.0 .338 .385 .319 16.7
2020 Cutter 1.5 3 178 55.1 55 .306 .388 .342 12.6 9.1 12.8 .236 .361 .298 24.4
2020 Curveball 2.9 4 126 39.0 32 .167 .167 .163 30.5 25.0 19.5 .260 .342 .268 56.5
2020 Split-Finger 0.4 0 10 3.1 2 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 .266 .291 .242 0.0
2020 4-Seam Fastball -3.5 0 9 2.8 3 .667 .667 .600 0.0 33.3 100.0 .321 .373 .304 50.0
2019 Cutter -0.3 -2 637 59.6 180 .315 .400 .356 19.1 18.9 20.7 .276 .385 .318 41.2
2019 Curveball 2.8 9 331 31.0 79 .182 .234 .196 38.9 39.2 26.3 .186 .231 .194 26.1
2019 4-Seam Fastball -1.9 -1 72 6.7 17 .333 .667 .465 20.0 11.8 22.2 .233 .453 .295 14.3
2019 Split-Finger 4.9 1 28 2.6 6 .000 .000 .000 40.0 16.7 9.1 .109 .141 .105 20.0
2018 Cutter 0.8 3 351 53.7 96 .337 .430 .388 17.4 8.3 9.5 .352 .510 .409 34.6
2018 Curveball 1.5 3 185 28.3 47 .159 .273 .270 36.4 42.6 28.2 .197 .366 .284 45.8
2018 4-Seam Fastball -2.5 -2 94 14.4 23 .478 .652 .491 10.0 8.7 16.7 .353 .531 .379 42.9
2018 Split-Finger -1.9 0 22 3.4 6 .167 .167 .150 50.0 16.7 16.7 .118 .131 .112 0.0
2017 Cutter -0.2 -1 308 61.4 84 .256 .462 .348 15.8 17.9 18.3 .240 .367 .290 27.0
2017 Curveball -0.2 0 126 25.1 27 .296 .333 .280 41.4 40.7 22.4 .205 .247 .196 31.3
2017 4-Seam Fastball -1.7 -1 67 13.3 19 .500 .611 .500 19.4 15.8 23.1 .431 .587 .449 40.0
2017 Split-Finger -2.0 0 1 0.2 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
! Note: To better align with other values, positive numbers (red) are good, and negative numbers (blue) are poor.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Spin-Based Observed Deviation
2022 Curveball 262 81.6 79 17.8 6:45 6:30 15
2022 Cutter 537 90.9 61 9.0 12:15 11:45 30
2022 4-Seam Fastball 26 91.7 65 14.3 12:15 1:15 -60
2022 Split-Finger 21 83.7 83 16.2 12:45 1:45 -60
2022 Slider 16 84.1 22 5.1 10:45 10:00 45
2021 Curveball 361 82.2 78 17.8 6:30 6:30 0
2021 Cutter 649 92.0 63 10.0 12:15 11:45 30
2021 4-Seam Fastball 29 91.7 68 15.0 12:15 1:15 -60
2020 Curveball 122 81.8 81 17.9 6:30 6:30 0
2020 Cutter 174 91.9 61 9.3 12:00 11:30 30
2020 Split-Finger 10 84.1 76 16.6 12:30 2:00 -90
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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 0
2011 302 1,092 5 9 -2 -2 10
2012 193 734 -11 7 -3 -2 -8
2013 295 1,041 6 12 0 -1 16
2014 279 980 6 14 -1 -1 18
2015 291 1,081 4 17 -1 -1 19
2016 286 1,082 3 17 3 -1 21
2017 130 502 -1 5 -3 -2 -2
2018 172 652 7 2 -4 -2 3
2019 299 1,135 7 5 -7 -2 3
2020 114 396 5 6 0 -2 8
2021 261 1,053 16 10 -10 -2 15
2022 245 886 0 1 -4 -2 -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 1,088 46.4 65.5 84.5 37.7 60.1 45.1 62.5 50.5 24.2 5.1 69.1
2016 1,023 45.8 66.5 84.3 34.3 59.5 46.9 65.9 49.1 23.5 5.4 70.9
2017 502 44.2 66.2 86.4 30.7 58.1 43.2 56.9 46.4 22.7 5.4 77.8
2018 654 43.9 64.7 88.1 31.1 57.9 46.2 57.6 45.9 23.3 6.7 68.2
2019 1,068 47.2 60.9 84.0 31.0 56.6 46.2 57.7 45.1 25.7 4.7 72.0
2020 323 48.3 66.0 89.3 29.3 55.1 42.1 71.0 47.1 19.1 8.4 77.8
2021 1,053 49.1 66.2 86.5 25.7 58.7 44.8 65.1 45.6 20.8 7.2 77.6
2022 886 50.2 69.4 86.4 25.9 58.8 45.5 62.9 47.7 20.8 6.8 81.7
Player 6,597 47.1 65.6 85.7 31.1 58.5 45.4 62.2 47.3 22.9 6.0 74.4
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.4 57.9 42.6 60.9 47.2 24.8 7.3 76.2
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA /
xERA
xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV Hard
Hit%
K% BB% Whiff% Chase
Rate
FB
Velo
FB
Spin
CB
Spin
Extension
2015 92 80 92 96 91 91 96 96 85 56 91 63 99 36 74 90 67
2016 96 83 94 96 97 91 93 98 99 72 95 54 92 41 83 87 70
2017 42 98 90 68
2018 29 91 83 57
2019 85 50 89 99 71 99 100 50 62 58 76 51 70 33 70 75 60
2020 73 40 70 86 49 74 84 38 62 6 66 7 65 64
2021 45 20 58 85 21 76 76 88 68 39 34 14 25 68
2022 15 4 21 50 9 62 60 18 42 3 40 13 13 65
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2016 22.1 3 3.4 0 4 2 2 66.7
2017 23.5 3 2.9 0 1 3 0 0.0
2018 21.7 2 3.0 -1 2 2 2 100.0
2019 23.2 4 3.7 0 4 4 0 0.0
2020 -- 1 0.8 0 2 2 0 0.0
2021 21.5 4 3.5 1 2 1 3 75.0
2022 22.4 5 4.0 1 2 3 2 40.0
Player 22.5 22 21.4 1 17 17 9 40.9

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2016 3 2 3 5 3 2 4 3 3 2 3 6 4 3 3 4 2 2 2 4 2 3 6 5 3 3 3 7 4 4 2
2017 3 3 1 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 4 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 2 3 3 3 3 3 4 3 3 2
2018 2 5 2 5 3 3 3 3 4 2 2 4 3 2 3 4 3 3 2 4 2 3 4 3 2 2 3 4 3 2 2
2019 4 6 1 4 5 4 4 4 1 3 2 1 4 4 4 4 4 4 5 3 5 6 4 5 4 4 2 4 6 3 2
2020 1 1 0 0 1 2 1 1 1 0 1 3 1 0 2 0 2 1 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 0
2021 4 3 5 4 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 4 4 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 4 4 4 3 4 3 4 5 4 3 4
2022 5 5 3 4 4 4 5 4 3 3 3 4 5 4 4 5 4 5 5 4 5 5 4 5 3 2 5 3 5 3 3
Player 22 25 15 25 22 21 23 21 18 16 17 26 24 19 22 23 21 21 20 22 22 23 27 24 19 17 21 28 26 19 15
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights, distances and 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 +/-   2022 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 91.3 91.7 0.4 91.1 -0.6 91.3 0.2 91.8 0.5 91.9 0.1 92.0 0.1 90.9 -1.1
Offspeed Velocity 85.3 84.5 -0.8 86.5 2.0 82.3 -4.2 83.4 1.1 84.1 0.7 0.0 0.0 83.7 0.0
Breaking Velocity 81.4 81.7 0.3 81.5 -0.2 82.7 1.2 82.1 -0.6 81.8 -0.3 82.2 0.4 81.8 -0.4
Exit Velocity 85.6 85.3 -0.3 85.3 0.0 88.8 3.5 88.6 -0.2 88.9 0.3 86.6 -2.3 89.7 3.1
Launch Angle 5.9 5.0 -0.9 5.9 0.9 6.7 0.8 3.0 -3.7 -0.6 -3.6 -0.5 0.1 10.9 11.4
Barrel % 2.3 3.1 0.8 3.2 0.1 7.0 3.8 2.0 -5.0 4.2 2.2 6.1 1.9 6.8 0.7
Hard Hit % 28.4 24.0 -4.4 29.8 5.8 36.7 6.9 35.2 -1.5 34.7 -0.5 36.1 1.4 38.9 2.8
LA Sweet-Spot % 29.3 28.1 -1.2 29.8 1.7 34.4 4.6 28.1 -6.3 26.4 -1.7 33.9 7.5 36.3 2.4
xBA .219 .218 -0.001 .261 0.043 .300 0.039 .243 -0.057 .248 0.005 .263 0.015 .282 0.019
BA .207 .204 -0.003 .301 0.097 .302 0.001 .270 -0.032 .262 -0.008 .228 -0.034 .281 0.053
xwOBA .255 .248 -0.007 .294 0.046 .356 0.062 .277 -0.079 .287 0.010 .315 0.028 .336 0.021
wOBA .237 .226 -0.011 .340 0.114 .334 -0.006 .292 -0.042 .276 -0.016 .270 -0.006 .325 0.055
xSLG .305 .307 0.002 .373 0.066 .459 0.086 .338 -0.121 .353 0.015 .383 0.030 .424 0.041
SLG .291 .271 -0.020 .455 0.184 .409 -0.046 .357 -0.052 .310 -0.047 .316 0.006 .393 0.077
K% 21.2 24.1 2.9 22.3 -1.8 17.8 -4.5 23.9 6.1 14.7 -9.2 22.3 7.6 14.2 -8.1
BB% 4.8 4.4 -0.4 4.6 0.2 8.0 3.4 6.3 -1.7 7.4 1.1 9.4 2.0 8.5 -0.9
Swing % 50.5 49.1 -1.4 46.4 -2.7 45.9 -0.5 45.1 -0.8 47.1 2.0 45.6 -1.5 47.7 2.1
Whiff% 24.2 23.5 -0.7 22.7 -0.8 23.3 0.6 25.7 2.4 19.1 -6.6 20.8 1.7 20.8 0.0