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Mark Melancon
ERA S K
1.64 47 65
Team: San FranciscoHt / Wt: 6-2 / 210 NFBC ADP: 92.45
Position: RPBorn: 3/28/1985 Birthplace: Arvada, Colorado
Bats/Throws: R/R Draft: 9th Round by Yankees (2006)


Latest News
Oct. 10 6:15 PM PT7:15 PM MT8:15 PM CT9:15 PM ET21:15 ET1:15 GMT9:15 6:15 PM MST8:15 PM EST8:45 PM VEN5:15 UAE (+1)8:15 PM CT-Melancon pitched a 1-2-3 ninth inning Monday as the Nationals beat the Dodgers 8-3 to take a 2-1 lead in their NL Division Series.
Analysis: He's appeared in all three games of the series, earning a save in Game 2, while striking out four over three scoreless innings.
Sep. 29 4:49 PM PT5:49 PM MT6:49 PM CT7:49 PM ET19:49 ET23:49 GMT7:49 4:49 PM MST6:49 PM EST7:19 PM VEN3:49 UAE (+1)6:49 PM CT-Melancon earned his 45th save in 49 chances Thursday.
Analysis: He's 15 of 16 with the Nationals since being acquired from the Pirates.
Sep. 27 7:13 PM PT8:13 PM MT9:13 PM CT10:13 PM ET22:13 ET2:13 GMT10:13 7:13 PM MST9:13 PM EST9:43 PM VEN6:13 UAE (+1)9:13 PM CT-Melancon earned his 44th save in 48 chances Tuesday.
Analysis: He's 14 of 15 with the Nationals since being acquired from the Pirates.
Aug. 7 8:30 PM PT9:30 PM MT10:30 PM CT11:30 PM ET23:30 ET3:30 GMT11:30 8:30 PM MST10:30 PM EST11:00 PM VEN7:30 UAE (+1)10:30 PM CT-Melancon pitched the ninth for his 31st save Sunday.
Analysis: Melancon converted his first save opportunity since he was acquired in a trade with the Pittsburgh Pirates on July 30. Melancon has yielded no runs, one hit and struck out six in four innings over four appearances with the Nationals.
Aug. 2 10:18 AM PT11:18 AM MT12:18 PM CT1:18 PM ET13:18 ET17:18 GMT1:18 10:18 AM MST12:18 PM EST12:48 PM VEN21:18 UAE12:18 PM CT-Melancon struck out two in a perfect ninth inning in Monday's 14-1 win over Arizona in his Nationals debut.
Analysis: ''Same stuff we saw on the other side,'' manager Dusty Baker said of Melancon, who was acquired prior to the trade deadline from Pittsburgh. ''We know he throws strikes, we know he's tough to hit.'' Melancon dropped his ERA to 1.48. He's struck out 16 in his last 11 1/3 innings.
July 30 1:32 PM PT2:32 PM MT3:32 PM CT4:32 PM ET16:32 ET20:32 GMT4:32 1:32 PM MST3:32 PM EST4:02 PM VEN0:32 UAE (+1)3:32 PM CT-The Nationals acquired Melancon from the Pirates on Saturday for reliever Felipe Rivero and pitching prospect Taylor Hearn.
Analysis: Melancon will supplant the struggling Jonathan Papelbon as Washington's closer. He is expected to join the Nationals on Sunday for the series finale at San Francisco. Melancon has converted 30 of his 33 save chances and has a 1.51 ERA this season.
July 24 6:28 PM PT7:28 PM MT8:28 PM CT9:28 PM ET21:28 ET1:28 GMT9:28 6:28 PM MST8:28 PM EST8:58 PM VEN5:28 UAE (+1)8:28 PM CT-Melancon pitched the ninth inning to record his 30th save, the third most in the National League, in the Pirates' 5-4 win over the Phillies on Sunday.
Analysis: He became the first Pirates pitcher to have three consecutive seasons with 30 or more. He led the big leagues with 51 saves in 2015, and his 114 saves since the start of 2014 are the most in the majors.
July 5 5:45 PM PT6:45 PM MT7:45 PM CT8:45 PM ET20:45 ET0:45 GMT8:45 5:45 PM MST7:45 PM EST8:15 PM VEN4:45 UAE (+1)7:45 PM CT-Melancon will head to his third All-Star Game.
Analysis: Heading into Tuesday's action, the Pirates closer has converted 24 of 25 save chances. He hasn't yielded a run since May 21.
June 20 7:37 PM PT8:37 PM MT9:37 PM CT10:37 PM ET22:37 ET2:37 GMT10:37 7:37 PM MST9:37 PM EST10:07 PM VEN6:37 UAE (+1)9:37 PM CT-Melancon converted his 16th straight save opportunity Monday.
Analysis: The right-hander has not allowed an earned run in 13 1/3 innings over his last 14 appearances.

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 94 94 90 91.9 8.71
Curveball 281 84 78 81.1 26.04
Changeup 3 86 83 84.7 .28
Cut Fastball 701 94 87 91.1 64.97

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