Mark Melancon
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 1" 215LBS | Age: 37

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

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2022 3 10 4.75 59 0 17 53.0 34 1.57
14 Seasons 37 40 2.94 729 0 261 723.2 642 1.17
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2022 59 3-10 4.75 53.0 34 1.57
14 Seasons 729 37-40 2.94 723.2 642 1.17

Statcast Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Barrel/PA Exit Velocity Max EV Launch Angle 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 6.0 29.3 .219 .305 .237 .255 .302 28.4 21.2 4.8 2.23 2.65
2016 31 1023 192 6 3.1 2.2 85.5 108.9 4.4 26.0 .214 .305 .226 .246 .306 24.9 24.1 4.4 1.64 2.52
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 5.2 88.8 110.1 6.7 34.4 .301 .459 .334 .356 .408 36.7 17.8 8.0 3.23 5.55
2019 34 1068 196 3 1.5 1.1 88.6 110.8 3.1 27.0 .241 .326 .292 .272 .328 35.4 23.9 6.3 3.61 3.21
2020 35 323 72 3 4.2 3.2 88.9 108.0 -0.6 26.4 .248 .353 .276 .287 .309 34.7 14.7 7.4 2.78 3.45
2021 36 1053 180 11 6.1 4.2 86.7 109.6 -0.8 33.9 .265 .386 .270 .317 .376 36.5 22.3 9.4 2.23 4.27
2022 37 852 181 10 5.5 4.2 89.3 109.7 10.9 35.9 .278 .407 .329 .329 .351 38.1 14.3 8.9 4.75 4.55
Player 6563 1258 50 4 2.9 87.3 114.5 4.7 30.4 .250 .358 .281 .291 .340 32.9 20.7 6.7
MLB 6.7 4.6 88.4 122.4 12.1 32.8 .245 .405 .316 .315 .368 35.8 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Melancon relies on 4 pitches.
Cutter
(63.3%) ,
Curveball
(30.9%) ,
4-Seam Fastball
(3.4%) ,
Split Finger
(2.5%) ,


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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 46.5 15.3 23.7 4.7 2.3 1.7
2016 55.2 16.1 24.0 4.7 38.5 36.5 25.0 3.1 41.1 16.1 21.4 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 51.5 12.8 25.5 5.1 1.5 1.1
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 38.3 12.8 27.8 5.6 6.1 4.2
2022 43.6 22.7 27.6 6.1 26.0 41.4 32.6 4.4 32.6 21.5 29.3 6.1 5.5 4.2
Player 55.1 15.3 25.1 4.5 34.8 39.6 25.5 4.3 41.6 15.8 26.4 4.8 4.0 2.9
MLB 44.9 23.1 25.0 7.1 36.8 37.7 25.4 3.8 32.9 24.5 24.3 5.7 6.7 4.6
! 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 Splitter ARI R 21 83.7 28.3 -6.5 -19 12.2 0.3 3
2022 Cutter ARI R 539 90.9 23.6 0.9 4 1.1 -0.9 -46
2022 Curveball ARI R 263 81.7 55.3 3.9 8 4.6 -2.4 -34
2022 4-Seamer ARI R 29 91.6 20.7 -5.2 -34 8.2 2.2 36
2021 Cutter SD R 645 92.0 21.9 0.7 3 0.9 -1.0 -53
2021 4-Seamer SD R 30 91.7 20.0 -4.6 -30 8.9 2.4 36
2021 Curveball SD R 355 82.3 55.3 5.1 10 4.0 -2.9 -42
2020 Splitter ATL R 10 84.1 28.7 -5.0 -15 13.3 3.2 31
2020 Curveball ATL R 126 81.8 55.8 5.2 10 3.8 -2.8 -43
2020 4-Seamer ATL R 9 91.6 20.2 -4.9 -32 5.8 -0.2 -3
2020 Cutter ATL R 178 91.9 22.7 -1.4 -7 2.0 -0.5 -19
2019 Cutter ATL R 620 91.8 22.0 0.7 3 1.2 -0.6 -32
2019 Curveball ATL R 325 82.1 57.6 6.4 12 3.9 -2.9 -43
2019 4-Seamer ATL R 71 92.2 20.1 -4.1 -25 7.8 1.2 19
2019 Splitter ATL R 28 83.4 28.9 -5.9 -17 10.8 3.1 41
2018 Splitter SF R 22 82.3 30.9 -6.2 -17 11.5 2.1 22
2018 4-Seamer SF R 94 91.5 21.7 -5.2 -32 5.8 -0.7 -11
2018 Cutter SF R 351 91.2 24.2 0.0 0 1.9 -0.2 -8
2018 Curveball SF R 185 82.7 54.5 4.2 8 4.0 -2.7 -40
2017 Splitter SF R 1 86.5 22.4 -6.7 -23 4.3 -7.0 -62
2017 Curveball SF R 126 81.5 56.2 6.3 13 6.6 -0.1 -2
2017 Cutter SF R 308 90.8 23.0 -0.6 -3 5.6 3.9 227
2017 4-Seamer SF R 67 92.4 21.1 -6.7 -46 4.1 -3.1 -43
2016 Cutter WSH R 556 91.5 23.7 -3.0 -14 2.9 2.5 559
2016 4-Seamer WSH R 126 92.4 19.4 -5.5 -39 4.8 -3.1 -39
2016 Curveball WSH R 238 81.6 56.6 7.9 16 4.6 -1.4 -24
2016 Splitter WSH R 3 84.7 37.3 7.8 27 3.3 -7.7 -70
! 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 0.3 2 539 63.3 149 .301 .421 .355 16.9 9.4 12.2 .285 .422 .345 33.3
2022 Curveball 1.1 3 263 30.9 73 .265 .338 .304 29.6 27.4 20.2 .243 .339 .294 50.0
2022 4-Seamer 3.2 1 29 3.4 7 .429 .571 .436 16.7 0.0 0.0 .437 .791 .518 57.1
2022 Splitter -1.4 0 21 2.5 6 .167 .167 .150 22.2 0.0 0.0 .311 .398 .302 16.7
2021 Cutter -0.9 -6 645 61.3 154 .254 .388 .341 14.7 14.9 13.7 .287 .440 .362 37.5
2021 Curveball -2.6 -9 355 33.7 92 .182 .205 .187 30.6 34.8 22.1 .230 .314 .251 35.1
2021 4-Seamer 3.1 1 30 2.8 8 .375 .500 .381 8.3 25.0 25.0 .339 .385 .319 16.7
2020 Cutter -1.5 -3 178 55.1 55 .306 .388 .342 12.6 9.1 12.8 .236 .362 .299 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 Splitter -0.4 0 10 3.1 2 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 .266 .291 .242 0.0
2020 4-Seamer 3.5 0 9 2.8 3 .667 .667 .600 0.0 33.3 100.0 .321 .373 .304 50.0
2019 Cutter 0.2 1 620 58.1 176 .311 .379 .348 19.4 18.8 20.8 .273 .366 .311 41.4
2019 Curveball -2.8 -9 325 30.4 78 .184 .237 .198 39.7 39.7 27.0 .188 .234 .196 26.7
2019 4-Seamer 2.0 1 71 6.6 17 .333 .667 .465 20.0 11.8 22.2 .233 .453 .295 14.3
2019 Splitter -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 .198 .367 .285 45.8
2018 4-Seamer 2.5 2 94 14.4 23 .478 .652 .491 10.0 8.7 16.7 .355 .533 .380 42.9
2018 Splitter 1.9 0 22 3.4 6 .167 .167 .150 50.0 16.7 16.7 .118 .130 .112 0.0
2017 Cutter 0.2 1 308 61.4 84 .256 .462 .348 15.8 17.9 18.3 .241 .368 .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-Seamer 1.7 1 67 13.3 19 .500 .611 .500 19.4 15.8 23.1 .431 .587 .449 40.0
2017 Splitter 2.0 0 1 0.2 -- -- -- [object Object] [object Object] [object Object] -- -- -- [object Object]
! 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 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 Splitter 10 84.1 76 16.6 12:30 2:00 -90
2021 Curveball 353 82.3 78 17.8 6:30 6:30 0
2021 Cutter 634 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
2022 Curveball 259 81.7 78 17.4 6:45 6:30 15
2022 Cutter 520 90.9 61 9.0 12:15 11:45 30
2022 4-Seam Fastball 28 91.5 65 14.1 12:15 1:15 -60
2022 Splitter 21 83.7 83 16.2 12:45 1:45 -60
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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 -7 -14 1 1 -18
2015 291 1,081 -4 -17 0 1 -19
2016 279 1,057 -2 -16 -3 1 -20
2017 130 502 1 -5 3 2 2
2018 172 652 -7 -2 4 2 -3
2019 294 1,111 -8 -4 7 2 -4
2020 114 396 -5 -6 0 2 -8
2021 258 1,041 -16 -10 10 2 -14
2022 235 852 0 0 3 2 5
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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 46.1 65.6 84.4 37.8 60.5 45.2 62.5 50.5 24.2 5.2 69.6
2016 1,023 45.7 66.4 83.8 34.3 59.1 46.7 65.9 49.1 23.5 5.3 71.7
2017 502 44.2 66.2 86.4 30.7 58.1 43.0 56.9 46.4 22.7 5.2 76.9
2018 654 43.9 64.7 88.1 31.1 57.9 46.3 57.6 45.9 23.3 6.7 68.2
2019 1,068 47.4 61.2 83.8 31.3 55.8 46.0 57.7 45.1 25.7 4.8 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 49.3 66.3 86.5 25.6 58.5 44.8 65.1 45.6 20.8 7.4 76.6
2022 852 50.1 69.3 86.1 26.1 59.5 46.2 63.8 47.8 20.9 6.6 80.4
Player 6,563 47.0 65.6 85.6 31.2 58.4 45.4 62.4 47.3 22.9 6.0 74.0
MLB 48.5 66.9 82.0 28.4 58.3 42.6 60.8 47.1 24.7 7.3 76.1
! 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 90 96 95 84 56 91 63 99 32 62 90 71
2016 97 86 94 96 96 91 93 97 99 72 95 54 92 34 84 87 67
2017 27 98 90 57
2018 29 91 83 53
2019 87 53 93 99 73 100 100 50 61 58 76 51 73 34 70 75 60
2020 73 39 71 86 49 74 84 38 62 6 66 7 65 36 66 65 45
2021 43 18 56 84 20 76 75 87 66 39 34 14 24 29 53 68 46
2022 22 5 33 65 11 74 78 27 48 5 33 15 14 17 60 65 48
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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 3.0 0 1 3 0 0.0
2018 21.7 2 3.0 -1 1 2 2 100.0
2019 23.1 4 2.9 1 2 4 0 0.0
2020 [object Object] 1 1.5 -1 1 3 0 0.0
2021 21.5 4 3.4 1 2 1 3 75.0
2022 22.4 4 3.8 0 3 2 2 50.0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2016 3 4 6 3 3 4 2 2 3 3 5 3 2 3 3 4 3 3 3 3 6 2 2 2 2 4 4 3 3 4 7
2017 3 3 4 3 3 3 3 3 3 1 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 2 3 4 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
2018 2 3 4 2 3 4 3 5 4 2 4 3 2 4 2 3 3 3 2 2 3 3 3 2 2 4 3 2 3 3 4
2019 4 3 2 3 3 3 3 5 3 2 3 3 2 1 1 4 1 3 1 2 3 3 3 5 3 4 4 3 5 3 4
2020 1 1 3 0 2 0 0 2 2 3 1 1 0 1 1 2 2 1 0 2 3 2 2 0 2 3 0 0 1 1 4
2021 4 4 5 3 3 3 3 3 3 4 4 3 3 3 3 3 3 4 4 3 4 3 3 3 4 3 3 3 4 4 5
2022 4 4 3 4 4 5 4 5 3 5 3 4 2 2 3 4 4 4 3 3 3 4 4 5 5 4 5 2 5 3 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, 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 91.9 0 90.9 -1
Offspeed Velocity 85.3 84.5 -0.8 86.5 2 82.3 -4.2 83.4 1.1 84.1 0.7 0 0 83.7 0
Breaking Velocity 81.4 81.6 0.2 81.5 -0.1 82.7 1.2 82.1 -0.6 81.8 -0.3 82.3 0.5 81.7 -0.6
Exit Velocity 85.6 85.5 -0.1 85.3 -0.2 88.8 3.5 88.6 -0.2 88.9 0.3 86.7 -2.2 89.3 2.6
Launch Angle 6 4.4 -1.6 5.9 1.5 6.7 0.8 3.1 -3.6 -.6 -3.7 -.8 -0.2 10.9 11.7
Barrel % 2.3 3.1 0.8 3.2 0.1 7 3.8 1.5 -5.5 4.2 2.7 6.1 1.9 5.5 -0.6
Hard Hit % 28.4 24.9 -3.5 29.8 4.9 36.7 6.9 35.4 -1.3 34.7 -0.7 36.5 1.8 38.1 1.6
Sweet Spot % 29.3 26 -3.3 29.8 3.8 34.4 4.6 27 -7.4 26.4 -0.6 33.9 7.5 35.9 2
xBA .219 .214 -0.005 .261 0.047 .301 0.04 .241 -0.06 .249 0.007 .265 0.016 .278 0.013
BA .207 .204 -0.003 .301 0.097 .302 0.001 .27 -0.032 .262 -0.008 .228 -0.034 .29 0.062
xwOBA .255 .246 -0.009 .294 0.048 .356 0.062 .272 -0.084 .287 0.015 .317 0.03 .329 0.012
wOBA .237 .226 -0.011 .34 0.114 .334 -0.006 .292 -0.042 .276 -0.016 .27 -0.006 .329 0.059
xSLG .305 .305 0 .373 0.068 .459 0.086 .326 -0.133 .353 0.027 .386 0.033 .407 0.021
SLG .291 .271 -0.02 .455 0.184 .409 -0.046 .357 -0.052 .31 -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 14.3 -8
BB% 4.8 4.4 -0.4 4.6 0.2 8 3.4 6.3 -1.7 7.4 1.1 9.4 2 8.9 -0.5
Swing % 50.5 49.1 -1.4 46.4 -2.7 45.9 -0.5 45.1 -0.8 47.1 2 45.6 -1.5 47.8 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 20.8 1.7 20.9 0.1
In Zone % 46.1 45.7 -0.4 44.2 -1.5 43.9 -0.3 47.4 3.5 48.3 0.9 49.3 1 50.1 0.8
Out of Zone % 53.9 54.3 0.4 55.8 1.5 56.1 0.3 52.6 -3.5 51.7 -0.9 50.7 -1 49.9 -0.8
Out of Zone Swing % 37.8 34.3 -3.5 30.7 -3.6 31.1 0.4 31.3 0.2 29.3 -2 25.6 -3.7 26.1 0.5
First Pitch Swing % 30 32.2 2.2 25.4 -6.8 24.4 -1 23.6 -0.8 34.4 10.8 28.4 -6 31.5 3.1
First Pitch Strike % 62.5 65.9 3.4 56.9 -9 57.6 0.7 57.7 0.1 71 13.3 65.1 -5.9 63.8 -1.3
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2016 243 .234 131 0 0.0 112 29 25.9
2017 129 .342 59 0 0.0 70 9 12.9
2018 172 .334 109 2 1.8 63 18 28.6
2019 277 .287 172 6 3.5 105 40 38.1
2020 92 .276 53 5 9.4 39 9 23.1
2021 258 .273 151 1 0.7 107 42 39.3
2022 235 .329 129 16 12.4 106 54 50.9

Pitch Tempo