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Mark Melancon    \muh-LAN-son\

Mark D. Melancon (twitter: @Mark_Melancon_)

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 210 lb.

Born: March 28, 1985 in Wheat Ridge, CO
High School: Golden HS (Golden, CO)
School: University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)
Drafted
by the New York Yankees in the 9th round of the 2006 amateur draft.
Signed August 9, 2006. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 26, 2009 (Age 24.029, 17,125th in MLB history)   vs. BOS 2.0 IP, 1 H, 1 SO, 1 BB, 0 ER
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 2010 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Pirates/Astros/RedSox/Yankees 2009-2016
2016 Contract Status: Signed thru 2016, 1 yr/$9.65M (16) (details) [*]
Service Time (01/2016): 5.098, Free Agent: 2017 [*], Agents: Relativity Baseball [*]
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Standard Pitching

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Year Age Tm Lg W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ FIP WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W Awards
2009 24 NYY AL 0 1 .000 3.86 13 0 4 0 0 0 16.1 13 8 7 0 10 0 10 4 0 3 74 122 4.44 1.408 7.2 0.0 5.5 5.5 1.00
2010 25 TOT MLB 2 0 1.000 4.22 22 0 4 0 0 0 21.1 19 13 10 2 8 0 22 1 0 2 90 99 3.50 1.266 8.0 0.8 3.4 9.3 2.75
2010 25 NYY AL 0 0 9.00 2 0 2 0 0 0 4.0 7 5 4 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 19 52 4.83 1.750 15.8 2.3 0.0 6.8
2010 25 HOU NL 2 0 1.000 3.12 20 0 2 0 0 0 17.1 12 8 6 1 8 0 19 1 0 2 71 129 3.19 1.154 6.2 0.5 4.2 9.9 2.38
2011 26 HOU NL 8 4 .667 2.78 71 0 47 0 0 20 74.1 65 28 23 5 26 6 66 2 0 1 309 137 3.25 1.224 7.9 0.6 3.1 8.0 2.54
2012 27 BOS AL 0 2 .000 6.20 41 0 17 0 0 1 45.0 45 31 31 8 12 1 41 3 0 2 194 68 4.58 1.267 9.0 1.6 2.4 8.2 3.42
2013 ★ 28 PIT NL 3 2 .600 1.39 72 0 24 0 0 16 71.0 60 15 11 1 8 0 70 1 0 6 279 256 1.64 0.958 7.6 0.1 1.0 8.9 8.75 AS
2014 29 PIT NL 3 5 .375 1.90 72 0 48 0 0 33 71.0 51 15 15 2 11 1 71 3 0 3 277 190 2.09 0.873 6.5 0.3 1.4 9.0 6.45
2015 ★ 30 PIT NL 3 2 .600 2.23 78 0 63 0 0 51 76.2 57 22 19 4 14 2 62 2 0 3 293 174 2.82 0.926 6.7 0.5 1.6 7.3 4.43 AS,CYA-8
2016 ★ 31 PIT NL 1 1 .500 1.51 45 0 39 0 0 30 41.2 31 10 7 2 9 0 38 1 0 1 163 272 2.66 0.960 6.7 0.4 1.9 8.2 4.22 AS
8 Yrs 20 17 .541 2.65 414 0 246 0 0 151 417.1 341 142 123 24 98 10 380 17 0 21 1679 146 2.85 1.052 7.4 0.5 2.1 8.2 3.88
162 Game Avg. 3 3 .541 2.65 68 0 40 0 0 25 69 56 23 20 4 16 2 62 3 0 3 276 146 2.85 1.052 7.4 0.5 2.1 8.2 3.88
PIT (4 yrs) 10 10 .500 1.80 267 0 174 0 0 130 260.1 199 62 52 9 42 3 241 7 0 13 1012 209 2.27 0.926 6.9 0.3 1.5 8.3 5.74
NYY (2 yrs) 0 1 .000 4.87 15 0 6 0 0 0 20.1 20 13 11 1 10 0 13 4 0 3 93 96 4.52 1.475 8.9 0.4 4.4 5.8 1.30
HOU (2 yrs) 10 4 .714 2.85 91 0 49 0 0 20 91.2 77 36 29 6 34 6 85 3 0 3 380 135 3.24 1.211 7.6 0.6 3.3 8.3 2.50
BOS (1 yr) 0 2 .000 6.20 41 0 17 0 0 1 45.0 45 31 31 8 12 1 41 3 0 2 194 68 4.58 1.267 9.0 1.6 2.4 8.2 3.42
NL (6 yrs) 20 14 .588 2.07 358 0 223 0 0 150 352.0 276 98 81 15 76 9 326 10 0 16 1392 183 2.53 1.000 7.1 0.4 1.9 8.3 4.29
AL (3 yrs) 0 3 .000 5.79 56 0 23 0 0 1 65.1 65 44 42 9 22 1 54 7 0 5 287 76 4.56 1.332 9.0 1.2 3.0 7.4 2.45
Hold your mouse over the values in the Saves, ERA, or FIP columns for additional information.

Player Value--Pitchers

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg IP G GS R RA9 RA9opp RA9def RA9role PPFp RA9avg RAA WAA gmLI WAAadj WAR RAR waaWL% 162WL% Salary Awards
2009 24 NYY AL 16.1 13 0 8 4.41 5.08 -0.15 -0.37 102.6 4.99 1 0.1 .62 -0.1 0.2 3 .507 .501 $400,000
2010 25 NYY AL 4.0 2 0 5 11.25 4.88 0.37 -0.37 106.0 4.39 -3 -0.3 .09 0.1 -0.1 -3 .359 .498
2010 25 HOU NL 17.1 20 0 8 4.15 4.38 -0.14 -0.33 98.6 4.13 -0 -0.0 1.43 -0.0 0.1 1 .500 .500
2011 26 HOU NL 74.1 71 0 28 3.39 4.25 0.10 -0.32 100.4 3.84 3 0.4 1.33 -0.1 0.9 10 .505 .502 $421,000
2012 27 BOS AL 45.0 41 0 31 6.20 4.59 0.29 -0.34 106.3 4.21 -10 -1.0 .73 0.0 -0.5 -5 .475 .494 $521,000
2013 ★ 28 PIT NL 71.0 72 0 15 1.90 3.98 0.36 -0.29 94.2 3.13 10 1.1 1.61 0.2 2.0 15 .516 .507 $521,000 AS
2014 29 PIT NL 71.0 72 0 15 1.90 3.93 0.14 -0.30 96.9 3.38 12 1.4 1.73 0.3 2.4 17 .519 .509 $2,595,000
2015 ★ 30 PIT NL 76.2 78 0 22 2.58 4.11 0.13 -0.30 97.7 3.60 9 1.0 1.73 0.2 1.9 15 .513 .506 $5,400,000 AS,CYA-8
2016 ★ 31 PIT NL 41.2 45 0 10 2.16 4.40 -0.00 -0.32 99.5 4.06 9 1.0 1.54 0.2 1.5 12 .522 .506 AS
8 Seasons 417.1 414 0 142 3.06 4.22 0.15 -0.31 98.9 3.72 31 3.6 1.46 0.8 8.3 66 .509 .504 $9,858,000
PIT (4 yrs) 260.1 267 0 62 2.14 4.07 0.17 -0.30 96.8 3.49 40 4.5 1.66 0.8 7.7 60 .517 .507 $8,516,000
NYY (2 yrs) 20.1 15 0 13 5.75 5.04 -0.05 -0.37 103.2 4.87 -2 -0.2 .55 0.1 0.1 0 .487 .500 $400,000
HOU (2 yrs) 91.2 91 0 36 3.53 4.27 0.05 -0.32 100.1 3.90 3 0.3 1.35 -0.2 1.0 11 .504 .502 $421,000
BOS (1 yr) 45.0 41 0 31 6.20 4.59 0.29 -0.34 106.3 4.21 -10 -1.0 .73 0.0 -0.5 -5 .475 .494 $521,000

Postseason Pitching

Year Age Tm Lg Series Rslt Opp W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
2013 28 PIT NL NLDS L STL 1 0 1.000 9.82 4 0 1 0 0 0 3.2 5 4 4 2 1 0 2 0 0 0 16 1.636 12.3 4.9 2.5 4.9 2.00
2014 29 PIT NL NLWC L SFG 0 0 0.00 1 0 1 0 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0.000 0.0 0.0 0.0 9.0
2015 30 PIT NL NLWC L CHC 0 0 0.00 1 0 1 0 0 0 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1.000 9.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
3 Yrs (3 Series) 1 0 1.000 6.35 6 0 3 0 0 0 5.2 6 4 4 2 1 0 3 0 0 0 22 1.235 9.5 3.2 1.6 4.8 3.00
2 NLWC 0 0 0.00 2 0 2 0 0 0 2.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 6 0.500 4.5 0.0 0.0 4.5
1 NLDS 1 0 1.000 9.82 4 0 1 0 0 0 3.2 5 4 4 2 1 0 2 0 0 0 16 1.636 12.3 4.9 2.5 4.9 2.00

Standard Batting

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Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
2009 24 NYY AL 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2010 25 TOT MLB 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2010 25 NYY AL 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
2010 25 HOU NL 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2011 26 HOU NL 71 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.000 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2012 27 BOS AL 41 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2013 ★ 28 PIT NL 72 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 AS
2014 29 PIT NL 72 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2015 ★ 30 PIT NL 78 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 AS,CYA-8
2016 ★ 31 PIT NL 45 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 AS
8 Yrs 414 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.000 0 0 0 0 0 0
162 Game Avg. 162 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 0 0 0 0
PIT (4 yrs) 267 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
NYY (2 yrs) 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
HOU (2 yrs) 91 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.000 0 0 0 0 0 0
BOS (1 yr) 41 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
NL (6 yrs) 358 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.000 0 0 0 0 0 0
AL (3 yrs) 56 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Player Value--Batters

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
2009 24 NYY AL 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $400,000 1
2010 25 NYY AL 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1
2010 25 HOU NL 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1
2011 26 HOU NL 71 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .501 .501 0.1 0.0 1 $421,000 1
2012 27 BOS AL 41 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $521,000 1
2013 ★ 28 PIT NL 72 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 -0.0 0 $521,000 1 AS
2014 29 PIT NL 70 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 -0.0 0 $2,595,000 1
2015 ★ 30 PIT NL 72 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $5,400,000 1 AS,CYA-8
2016 ★ 31 PIT NL 41 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 -0.0 0 1 AS
8 Seasons 402 1 0 0 0 0 2 3 0.3 0 3 0.3 .501 .500 0.3 -0.0 3 $9,858,000
PIT (4 yrs) 255 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .501 .500 0.1 -0.1 1 $8,516,000
NYY (2 yrs) 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $400,000
HOU (2 yrs) 91 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .501 .500 0.1 0.0 1 $421,000
BOS (1 yr) 41 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $521,000

Postseason Batting

Year Age Tm Lg Series Opp Rslt G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
2013 28 PIT NL NLDS STL L 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 29 PIT NL NLWC SFG L 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 30 PIT NL NLWC CHC L 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Yrs (3 Series) 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 NLWC 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 NLDS 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Standard Fielding

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Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rdrs Rdrs/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
2009 NYY AL 24 P 13 0 0 16.1 5 1 4 0 0 1.000 1 12 2.76 0.38 .952 1.54 1.51 2 0 0% 26% 0
2010 TOT MLB 25 P 22 0 0 21.1 6 3 3 0 1 1.000 0 0 2.53 0.27 .953 1.69 1.71 0 0 0
2010 NYY AL 25 P 2 0 0 4.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 1.58 1.60 0 0 0
2010 HOU NL 25 P 20 0 0 17.1 6 3 3 0 1 1.000 0 0 3.12 0.30 .953 1.71 1.72 0 0 0
2011 HOU NL 26 P 71 0 0 74.1 18 12 5 1 0 .944 0 0 2.06 0.24 .955 1.80 1.79 6 2 25% 28% 0
2012 BOS AL 27 P 41 0 0 45.0 13 5 8 0 0 1.000 1 4 2.60 0.32 .954 1.56 1.56 0 1 100% 25% 0
2013 PIT NL 28 P 72 0 0 71.0 18 7 11 0 2 1.000 2 6 2.28 0.25 .964 1.76 1.76 3 0 0% 28% 0 AS
2014 PIT NL 29 P 72 0 0 71.0 18 5 12 1 0 .944 1 3 2.15 0.24 .955 1.72 1.71 1 1 50% 28% 0
2015 PIT NL 30 P 78 0 0 76.2 24 7 16 1 1 .958 4 11 2.70 0.29 .954 1.69 1.68 0 2 100% 28% 0 AS,CYA-8
2016 PIT NL 31 P 45 0 0 41.2 11 6 5 0 0 1.000 1 5 2.38 0.24 .949 1.62 1.61 2 0 0% 28% 0 AS
8 Seasons P 414 0 0 417.1 113 46 64 3 4 .973 10 4 2.37 0.27 .955 1.70 1.69 14 6 30% 28% 0
8 Seasons TOT 414 0 0 417.1 113 46 64 3 4 .973 10 27 2.37 0.27 .955 1.70 1.69 14 6 30% 28% 0
Note: Complete player games played data.
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  • Pre-1930 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1930 on SB, CS, Pickoff, & WP data for catchers and pitchers is taken from play-by-play accounts in the retrosheet files. There are several hundred games without pbp from 1930 to 1973 and for those we may not have any data.
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  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1930 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1913) is taken from play-by-play or box score data as available.
  • Stats (PO,A,G,etc) for C,P,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF positions is taken from the official reported totals and may have been corrected at various times since their publication.
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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Cy Young (yr lg (rk, shr))
2015 NL (8, 2%)
0.02 Career Shares (282nd)

Games Played s c a p y
2015 NL  78 (2nd)
Active  414 (50th)

Saves s c a p y
2014 NL  33 (8th)
2015 NL  51 (1st)
2016 NL  30 (3rd)
Active  151 (10th)
Career  151 (80th)

Games Finished s c a p y
2011 NL  47 (10th)
2014 NL  48 (9th)
2015 NL  63 (2nd)
2016 NL  39 (4th)
Active  246 (16th)
Career  246 (182nd)

Adj. Pitching Runs s c a p y
2013 NL  17 (10th)
Active  55 (50th)

Adj. Pitching Wins s c a p y
2013 NL  1.8 (10th)
Active  5.8 (50th)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
2013 NL  3.0 (7th)
2015 NL  5.5 (3rd)
Active  13.5 (23rd)
Career  13.5 (156th)

Sit. Wins Saved (WPA/LI)s c a p y
2014 NL  2.1 (10th)
Active  7.8 (36th)

Def. Games as P s c a p y
2015 NL  78 (2nd)

             

Statistics like WPA, REW and RE24 are computed from play-by-play data which is only complete from 1974 to the present. From 1930-1973, the data is incomplete, though for most seasons only less than 20 games per season total are missing. Please see our page on data coverage for a full view of the data used to create these leaderboards.

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkPitching - 3 (579), Average HOFer ≈ 40
Gray InkPitching - 10 (1536), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 27 (492), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
JAWS Relief Pitcher (306th), 8.6 career WAR/9.1 7yr-peak WAR/8.8 JAWS
Average HOF RP (out of 5) = 40.6 career WAR/28.2 7yr-peak WAR/34.4 JAWS

Transactions

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Salaries

Salaries may not be complete (especially pre-1985) and may not include some earned bonuses
Year Age Team Salary ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
2009 24 New York Yankees $400,000 ?
2011 26 Houston Astros $421,000 0.139
2012 27 Boston Red Sox $521,000 1.139 contracts
2013 28 Pittsburgh Pirates $521,000 2.098 contracts
2014 29 Pittsburgh Pirates $2,595,000 3.098 contracts
2015 30 Pittsburgh Pirates $5,400,000 4.098 contracts
201631Pittsburgh Pirates$9,650,0005.098
2016 StatusSigned thru 2016, Earliest Free Agent: 2017
Career to date (may be incomplete)$9,858,000Does not include future salaries ($0)
Primary salary Data (about) courtesy Doug Pappas, and the Society for American Baseball Research.
Additional 1915-1969 salaries researched via Baseball Hall of Fame contract archives by Dr. Michael Haupert of UW-LaCrosse.
Salaries for mid-season call-ups or traded players may not be shown.
Salaries converted to alternate years using Consumer Price Index (CPI) data courtesy of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Board.

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Japanese: マーク・メランソン 統計

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