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Mark MelanconTrack this Player High Level: MLB Current Team: San Francisco Giants MLB Years: 2009-2018
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Drafted
Rated Prospect

PositionsP-672Position when DraftedPPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameMark David Melancon
Height6-1Weight175BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateMarch 28,1985 [33.235]PlaceWheat Ridge,Colorado
High SchoolGolden (Golden,CO)
CollegeUniversity of Arizona (Tucson,AZ)

DraftedSelected by the New York Yankees [Team Picks] in the 9th round (284th overall) of the 2006 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed] ... Selected by the Los Angeles Dodgers [Team Picks] in the 30th round (901st overall) of the 2003 Amateur Entry Draft
Signing Bonus$600,000Signing ScoutsAndy StankiewiczService Time7.098 (2017)
Prospect Rankings[BA] 2007-NYA-#9 ... 2009-NYA-#9
MLB DebutApril 26,2009 [24.029]
OrganizationsPIT [4] NYA [4] SFN [2] HOU [2] WAS [1] BOS [1] Awards1Awards Voting1-5
TBC Player ID37604Retrosheet IDmelam001MLBAM ID453343
Pitch Repertoire Cutter (58.92%) -- Fastball (28.93%) -- Curveball (9.63%) -- Changeup (1.83%) -- Splitter (0.41%) -- 2-Seam Fastball (0.13%) -- Slider (0.13%) -- Sinker (0.02%)
Fastball Velocity [2018] - 91.33 - [2017] - 92.15 - [2016] - 91.76 - [2015] - 91.27 - [2014] - 92.51 - [2013] - 92.80 - [2012] - 93.07 - [2011] - 92.66 - [2010] - 92.79
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Active Talent RatingsPitchingStrikeouts63Walks81Hittable68SO/BB85vsPower68Hitting0Durability67Team.519Ratings Explained

Pitching Statistics

TopStats GlossaryPitching DetailsStatistical FeatsPitch DataOther PitchingRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBWpctFIP
2004ArizonaPac10NCAA-1Fr26Rel19644.3329128000362.05534305194611001.197.940.722.746.642.42.600-
2005ArizonaPac10NCAA-1So26R/CL20432.58340340001166.05222192216912001.107.060.272.859.363.29.571-
2006ArizonaPac10NCAA-1Jr26Rel21332.9714113000439.0341713015525001.257.78--3.4311.903.47.500-
2006Staten Island YankeesNYPLA-nya-Rel21013.5270700327.29730281001.4310.57--2.359.394.00.000-
2008Tampa YankeesFSLA+nya-Rel23102.8413013002025.0269826200001.269.240.712.137.113.331.000-
2008Trenton ThunderEastAAnya48Rel23601.81190190013249.2321410312471000.895.800.542.178.523.921.000-
2008Scranton/Wilkes-Barre YanILAAAnya41Rel23112.7012012004120.0117614221000.754.950.451.809.905.50.500-
2008Minor Totals (3 teams)MinorAAA--Rel0812.27440440019394.1693024622892000.966.540.572.088.434.05.889-
2009Scranton/Wilkes-Barre YanILAAAnya48Rel24402.89320320020353.0372217311545000.916.280.511.879.174.911.000-
2009New York YankeesALMLBnya39Rel24013.8613013004016.01387010103001.417.16--5.515.511.00.0003.71
2010Round Rock ExpressPCLAAAhou27Rel25100.0030300214.05000120001.3810.38--2.084.152.001.000-
2010Scranton/Wilkes-Barre YanILAAAnya39Rel25613.67400400017656.0632423531587001.6710.070.804.959.271.87.857-
2010Minor Totals (2 teams)MinorAAA--Rel0713.41430430019760.2682423532607001.6510.090.744.758.901.88.875-
2010New York YankeesALMLBnya39Rel25009.0020200204.07541030001.7515.752.25--6.750.00-4.83
2010Houston AstrosNLMLBhou54Rel25203.1220020002017.0128618192001.156.230.524.159.872.381.0003.02
2011Houston AstrosNLMLBhou54R/CL26842.787107100472074.0652823526661001.227.870.613.157.992.54.6673.17
2012Pawtucket Red SoxILAAAbos37R/CL27000.832102100181121.2152203271000.836.23--1.2511.229.00--
2012Boston Red SoxALMLBbos37Rel27026.20410410017145.0453131812412001.279.001.602.408.203.42.0004.38
2013Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit35R/CL28321.397207200241671.060151118706000.967.610.131.018.878.75.6001.60
2014Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit35CL29351.907207200483371.0511515211713000.876.460.251.399.006.45.3751.96
2015Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit35CL30322.237807800635176.2572219414623000.936.690.471.647.284.43.6002.74
2016Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit35CL31111.514504500393041.23110729381000.966.700.431.948.214.22.5002.60
2016Washington NationalsNLMLBwas43R/CL31111.823003000281729.2216613273000.816.370.300.918.199.00.5002.07
2017San Jose GiantsCalifA+sfn37ST320013.5033000002.26441040002.2520.253.37--13.500.00--
2017Sacramento River CatsPCLAAAsfn40ST32000.0011000001.00000100001.00----9.00--0.00--
2017Minor Totals (2 teams)MinorAAA--ST0009.8244000003.26441140001.9114.732.452.459.824.00--
2017San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn41R/CL32124.503203200181130.037161536292001.4311.100.901.808.704.83.3333.12
2018Sacramento River CatsPCLAAAsfnRel33000.0040400003.22000040000.554.91----9.820.00--
2018San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn41Rel33143.2341041008339.0481814214314001.5911.080.463.237.152.21.2000.15
MLB Totals - 10 Season(s)Filter23242.76517051700300182513.04471821583012146730001.107.800.522.118.153.86.489-0.35
Minor League Totals - 7 Season(s)Filter1932.681554151007926242.12068973157124616001.137.560.552.609.023.46.864-
AAA Totals - 6 Season(s)Filter1222.701131112006122158.0133554895116714001.157.480.512.879.393.27.857-
AA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter601.81190190013249.2321410312471000.895.800.542.178.523.921.000-
A+ Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter103.8616313002027.132131236240001.3610.290.961.937.714.001.000-
A- Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter013.5270700327.29730281001.4310.57--2.359.394.00.000-
NCAA Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter13103.327727500018167.1141736275516728001.177.550.382.958.953.04.565-
Pittsburgh Pirates Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter10101.80267026700174130259.0199625294224113000.936.880.311.458.335.74.500-
Houston Astros Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter1042.859109100492091.2773629634853001.217.560.593.348.352.50.714-
San Francisco Giants Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter263.787307300261469.0853429520606001.5211.090.652.617.833.00.250-
Boston Red Sox Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter026.20410410017145.0453131812412001.279.001.602.408.203.42.000-
Washington Nationals Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter111.823003000281729.2216613273000.816.370.300.918.199.00.500-
New York Yankees Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter014.8715015006020.0201311110133001.488.850.444.435.751.30.000-
Average MLB - Per ~220 innings10102.7622002200012878220.01917867135219913001.107.800.522.118.153.86.500-0.35
Average Minor - Per ~220 innings1732.681394135007123220.01858065136422114001.137.560.552.609.023.46.850-

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsOther BattingRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
2006ArizonaPac10NCAA-1Jr26p2112000000000200000.000.000.000.000002.000.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.000.000.00
2011Houston AstrosNLMLBhou54p26670000000001000000.0001.000.0001.000001.000.000.000.694100.000.000.000.000.000.00
MLB Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter2410000000001000000.0001.000.0001.000001.000.000.000.000100.000.000.000.000.000.00
NCAA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter12000000000200000.000.000.000.000002.000.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.000.000.00
Houston Astros Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter670000000001000000.0001.000.0001.000001.000.000.000.000100.000.000.000.000.000.00
Average MLB - Per 162 games1620000000001000000.0001.000.0001.000001.000.000.000.000100.000.000.000.000.000.00

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
2006Staten Island Yankees NYPLA-nya21P7--11--221.0000.29------7100.09.5
2008Tampa Yankees FSLA+nya23P13---2--221.0000.15------13100.09.5
2008Trenton Thunder EastAAnya23P19--13--441.0000.21------19100.013.6
2008Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees ILAAAnya23P12--14-1551.0000.42------12100.08.3
2009Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees ILAAAnya24P32--762-1513.8670.41------32100.022.7
2009New York YankeesALMLBnya24P13-1614--551.0000.380.31-----13100.08.0
2010Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees ILAAAnya25P40--712-219191.0000.48------40100.028.0
2010Round Rock Express PCLAAAhou25P3---3--331.0001.00------3100.02.1
2010Houston AstrosNLMLBhou25P20-1733-1661.0000.300.35-----20100.012.3
2010New York YankeesALMLBnya25P2-4-------------2100.01.2
2011Houston AstrosNLMLBhou26P71-741251-1817.9440.240.23-----71100.043.8
2012Pawtucket Red Sox ILAAAbos27P21--23--551.0000.24------21100.014.6
2012Boston Red SoxALMLBbos27P41-4558--13131.0000.320.29-10.0-41100.025.3
2013Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit28P72-71711-218181.0000.250.253-100.0-72100.044.4
2014Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit29P72-715121-1817.9440.240.241150.0-72100.044.4
2015Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit30P78-76716112423.9580.290.30-20.0-78100.048.1
2016Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit31P45-4165--11111.0000.240.272-100.0-45100.028.0
2016Washington NationalsNLMLBwas31P30-2942-1661.0000.200.21-----30100.018.5
2017San Jose Giants CalifA+sfn32P3--11--221.0000.67------3100.02.1
2017Sacramento River Cats PCLAAAsfn32P1---------------1100.00.7
2017San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn32P32-3029-111111.0000.340.371-100.0-32100.019.8
2018Sacramento River Cats PCLAAAsfn33P4---2--221.0000.50------4100.02.9
2018San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn33P41-3924-1661.0000.150.151325.0-41100.025.3
MLB Totals for P - 10 season(s)-   P517-513547937136133.9780.260.268753.3-5170.00.0
AAA Totals for P - 6 season(s)-   P113--1730234947.9590.42------1130.00.0
AA Totals for P - 1 season(s)-   P19--13--441.0000.21------190.00.0
A+ Totals for P - 2 season(s)-   P16--13--441.0000.25------160.00.0
A- Totals for P - 1 season(s)-   P7--11--221.0000.29------70.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
2006Staten Island Yankees NYPLA-nya217----------
2008Tampa Yankees FSLA+nya2313----------
2008Trenton Thunder EastAAnya2319----------
2008Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees ILAAAnya2312----------
2009Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees ILAAAnya2432----------
2009New York YankeesALMLBnya2413----------
2010Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees ILAAAnya2540----------
2010Round Rock Express PCLAAAhou253----------
2010Houston AstrosNLMLBhou2520----------
2010New York YankeesALMLBnya252----------
2011Houston AstrosNLMLBhou2671----------
2012Pawtucket Red Sox ILAAAbos2721----------
2012Boston Red SoxALMLBbos2741----------
2013Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit2872----------
2014Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit2972----------
2015Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit3078----------
2016Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit3145----------
2016Washington NationalsNLMLBwas3130----------
2017San Jose Giants CalifA+sfn323----------
2017Sacramento River Cats PCLAAAsfn321----------
2017San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn3232----------
2018Sacramento River Cats PCLAAAsfn334----------
2018San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn3341----------

Other Pitching Statistics

TopRegular Season PitchingAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBRA9WPct
2008New York YankeesMLB Spring TrainingMLB23000.0010100111.0000000000.000.000.000.000.0000.00.000
2009New York YankeesMLB Spring TrainingMLB24000.0004-400408.0500000000.635.630.000.000.0000.00.000
2010New York YankeesMLB Spring TrainingMLB25002.4560600017.16220110000.997.360.001.2312.2710.002.45.000
2011Houston AstrosMLB Spring TrainingMLB26005.0090900109.01275047001.7812.000.004.007.001.757.00.000
2012Boston Red SoxMLB Spring TrainingMLB27015.5990900219.21276028001.5211.170.001.867.454.006.52.000
2013Pittsburgh PiratesMLB Spring TrainingMLB28101.6411011001011.0932158101.277.360.824.096.551.602.451.000
2013Pittsburgh PiratesDiv SeriesMLB28109.8240400103.25442120001.8712.274.912.454.912.009.821.000
2014Pittsburgh PiratesMLB Spring TrainingMLB29001.8040400005.0411013001.007.200.001.805.403.001.80.000
2015Pittsburgh PiratesMLB Spring TrainingMLB30102.2581700008.0722006000.887.880.000.006.7502.251.000
2016Pittsburgh PiratesMLB Spring TrainingMLB31000.0070700007.0200005100.292.570.000.006.4300.00.000
2016Washington NationalsDiv SeriesMLB31000.0040400414.13000250001.226.230.004.1510.382.500.00.000
2017San Francisco GiantsMLB Spring TrainingMLB32000.0010010002110.0400038000.703.600.002.707.202.670.00.000
2018San Francisco GiantsMLB Spring TrainingMLB33005.7950500004.2533114001.439.641.931.937.714.005.79.000
MLB Spring Training Totals - 11 yrs212.34705650011480.766252121759201.037.360.221.906.583.472.79.667
MLB Playoffs - Divisional Series Totals - 2 yrs104.5080800518.0844237001.389.002.253.387.882.334.501.000

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
2014Pittsburgh PiratesMLB Spring TrainingMLB2911000000000100000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.000.000.00
MLB Spring Training Totals - 7 yrs271000000000100000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.000.000.00

Awards [1]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
2015Trevor Hoffman NL Reliever of the Year1

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
2018-06-01CLSan Francisco GiantsSan Francisco Giants (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveActivated from DL33.065Team Roster on 2018-06-01
2018-05-21CLSan Francisco GiantsSacramento (AAA)-DL-60InjuredAssigned to Sacramento (AAA) for rehab33.054Team Roster on 2018-05-21
2018-04-28CLSan Francisco GiantsSan Francisco Giants (MLB)-DL-60InjuredDL60 Transferred to 60-day DL33.031Team Roster on 2018-04-28
2018-03-29CLSan Francisco GiantsSan Francisco Giants (MLB)YDL-10InjuredDL10 Right elbow flexor strain33.001Team Roster on 2018-03-29
2017-08-12CLSan Francisco GiantsSan Francisco Giants (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveActivated from DL32.137Team Roster on 2017-08-12
2017-08-12CLSan Francisco GiantsSan Francisco Giants (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveActivated from DL32.137Team Roster on 2017-08-12
2017-08-04CLSan Francisco GiantsSan Jose (A+)YDL-10InjuredAssigned to San Jose (A+) for rehab32.129Team Roster on 2017-08-04
2017-07-30CLSan Francisco GiantsSacramento (AAA)YDL-10InjuredAssigned to Sacramento (AAA) for rehab32.124Team Roster on 2017-07-30
2017-06-28CLSan Francisco GiantsSan Francisco Giants (MLB)YDL-10InjuredDL10 Right pronator strain32.092Team Roster on 2017-06-28
2017-05-17CLSan Francisco GiantsSan Francisco Giants (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveActivated from DL32.050Team Roster on 2017-05-17
2017-05-09CLSan Francisco GiantsSan Francisco Giants (MLB)YDL-10InjuredDL10 Mild right pronator strain32.042Team Roster on 2017-05-09
2016-12-22CLSan Francisco GiantsSan Francisco Giants (MLB)YActiveContractSigned to 4-year contract for 2017-2020 ($62m) 4--10--14--14 $20m signing bonus31.269Team Roster on 2016-12-22
2016-11-02RPFree Agent -Free AgentFree AgentGranted free agency31.219  
2016-07-31RPWashington NationalsWashington Nationals (MLB)YActiveTradedTraded from Pirates to Nationals for Felipe Rivero and Taylor Hearn31.125Team Roster on 2016-07-31
2016-01-17CLPittsburgh PiratesPittsburgh Pirates (MLB)YActiveContractSigned to 1-year contract for 2016-2016 ($9.65m) [Avoids arbitration]30.295Team Roster on 2016-01-17
2015-01-17RPPittsburgh PiratesPittsburgh Pirates (MLB)YActiveContractSigned to 1-year contract for 2015-2015 ($5.4m) Avoids arbitration29.295Team Roster on 2015-01-17
2014-01-17CLPittsburgh PiratesPittsburgh Pirates (MLB)YActiveContractSigned to 1-year contract for 2014-2014 ($2.595m) Avoiding arbitration28.295Team Roster on 2014-01-17
2013-03-05CLPittsburgh PiratesPittsburgh Pirates (MLB)YActiveContractSigned to 1-year contract for 2013 ($0.521m)27.342Team Roster on 2013-03-05
2012-12-27RPPittsburgh PiratesPittsburgh Pirates (MLB)YActiveTradedTraded by Red Sox with Stolmy Pimentel, Ivan DeJesus Jr and Jerry Sands to Pirates for Joel Hanrahan and Brock Holt27.274Team Roster on 2012-12-27
2012-06-10RPBoston Red SoxBoston Red Sox (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveRecalled from Pawtucket (AAA)27.074Team Roster on 2012-06-10
2012-05-25PBoston Red SoxBoston Red Sox (MLB)YMinors--27.058Team Roster on 2012-05-25
2012-04-18PBoston Red SoxPawtucket (AAA)YMinorsReassigned MinorsOptioned to Pawtucket (AAA)27.021Team Roster on 2012-04-18
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
2011-12-14TradeTraded by Astros to Red Sox for Jed Lowie and Kyle Weiland 
2010-07-31TradeTraded by Yankees with Jimmy Paredes to Astros for Lance Berkman 
* Transactions data can be divided into 2 eras. 2012-2018 includes all MLB/Minor roster movement whereas 1903-2012 contains only MLB change of organization with some DL-related data since 2000s.

Salaries

TopAbout Salary DataPayroll SectionAll $ are USD
YearTeam NamePayrollAgeSalaryServMLB RkTm RkCentileAboveLeague AvgLeague MinCareer*Contracts
2006New York Yankees-21600,000-------600,000Signing Bonus out of 2006 Draft (9th round - 284th overall)
2009New York YankeesTeam Payroll24400,000-72435-2,746,792400,0001,000,000
2010New York YankeesTeam Payroll25400,000-75734-2,812,412400,0001,400,000
2010Houston AstrosTeam Payroll25400,000-75737-2,812,412400,0001,400,000
2011Houston AstrosTeam Payroll26421,000-69721232,722,607414,0001,821,000
2012Boston Red SoxTeam Payroll27521,000-51028442,954,887480,0002,342,000
2013Pittsburgh PiratesTeam Payroll28521,000-52120433,023,990490,0002,863,0002013-03-05 - Signed to 1-year contract for 2013 ($0.521m)
2014Pittsburgh PiratesTeam Payroll292,595,000-33314643,256,497500,0005,458,0002014-01-17 - Signed to 1-year contract for 2014-2014 ($2.595m) Avoiding arbitration
2015Pittsburgh PiratesTeam Payroll305,400,0005.0982241176++3,571,283507,50010,858,0002015-01-17 - Signed to 1-year contract for 2015-2015 ($5.4m) Avoids arbitration
2016Pittsburgh PiratesTeam Payroll319,650,0006.098124387++3,498,245507,50020,508,0002016-01-17 - Signed to 1-year contract for 2016-2016 ($9.65m) [Avoids arbitration]
2016Washington NationalsTeam Payroll319,650,0006.098124787++3,498,245507,50020,508,0002016-01-17 - Signed to 1-year contract for 2016-2016 ($9.65m) [Avoids arbitration]
2017San Francisco GiantsTeam Payroll324,000,0007.0982851269++3,651,709535,00024,508,0002016-12-22 - Signed to 4-year contract for 2017-2020 ($62m) 4--10--14--14 $20m signing bonus
* Career earnings are a simple calculation of available yearly salaries listed here. They include only base salary and draft signing bonus. Minor league salaries are excluded. The value is not meant to reflect a player's actual career earnings.
* League minimum salaries are displayed in red