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MARK MELANCON RUMORS

Rumor Roundup: Rumors About Melancon Aboil by Daniel Rathman

Your favorite team could trade for Mark Melancon and Todd Frazier. What a time to be alive!
Via Baseball Prospectus
December 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Necessary Moves: Mark Melancon, Pittsburgh Pirates

Over the next 30 days, I’ll look at 30 players—one from each team—that I believe should be traded, but more along the lines of a “what if” scenario. Some will seem obvious, just as others will seem nonsensical. Some may also seem desperate, but it’s important to understand that this list is entirely subjective and made up solely of notable names. A player can be deemed...
Via The Sports Post
December 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Mark Melancon Is Shutting Them Down

Toward the end of April, things weren’t looking so hot for Pirates relief ace Mark Melancon. His velocity was down — way down — and Pirates manager Clint Hurdle was beginning to field questions about Melancon’s job security. Fast forward to September, and it seems like ages ago that we were even discussing this in a serious matter, because Melancon is on the verge of a historic...
Via Fangraphs
September 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Sunday Notes: Melancon, Anthopoulos, Tracking Pitches, more

Mark Melancon has 47 saves this season – a franchise record – and 96 since coming to Pittsburgh three years ago. In 214 games with the Pirates, he has a 1.75 ERA and a 0.93 WHIP. Those numbers must seem unfathomable to Red Sox fans. In 2012, Melancon came out of the Boston bullpen 41 times and put up an ugly 6.20 ERA. Torched in high-leverage situations early on, he subsequently...
Via Fangraphs
September 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Four All-Stars in Four Days: Mark Melancon’s unique consistency

The All-Star Break is four days long. The Pirates have four All-Stars. This is a meaningless coincidence, but I have started series on far flimsier grounds. Welcome to Four All-Stars in Four Days. When I was a kid that devoured Pirate lore like a hung-over Pac-Man in a maze full of bacon pellets, there was always one stat line that stood out to me above almost any other one. It was...
Via WHYGAVS?
July 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Mark Melancon looks better, but where are the strikeouts?

If you just go by traditional stats, Mark Melancon’s been fine since his only blown save on April 21st. He’s pitched in 22 games since then, throwing 22 1/3 innings. He’s only allowed two runs in that span, he’s converted all 17 save opportunities he’s been given, and nothing he’s done in those 22 games has contributed to a Pirate loss. It’s hard for any relief pitcher...
Via WHYGAVS?
June 11, 2015  |  Discuss

On the impending Mark Melancon crisis

You, as a Pirate fan, have almost certainly seen some of the things being written about Mark Melancon’s alarmingly decreased velocity to open the 2015 season. I’m a little behind on this one (I apologize that I’m just getting to this now, I’m awfully crunched for time at the moment between TAing and trying to not be a grad student anymore), but it’s pretty easy to display...
Via WHYGAVS?
April 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Player Profile #84: Mark Melancon | RP | PIT

Mark Melancon is finally getting his due as a top fantasy closer, this is despite three very solid seasons out of his last four. Bouncing around from team to team, three over his last four years to be exact, hasn’t been his faul. Neither is still playing out his rookie contract; each team that’s controlled him as traded him. Except for the Pirates, that is, who just agreed to...
Via Baseball Professor
February 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Mark Melancon is the rock of the Pirates pitching staff

The Pirates are going to the playoffs for the second consecutive year. We know their offense is led by defending MVP and a contender to repeat in Andrew McCutchen, but who has been the best pitcher in Pittsburgh this season? The answer is, somewhat surprisingly, Mark Melancon. Sent away from Boston after an abysmal 45 innings, the Pirates have found absolute gold in Melancon over...
Via The Outside Corner
September 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Pirates Recent Bullpen Usage and the Need to Bank Wins

Here is the bullpen usage of the Pirates’ primary relievers over the last 14 games: Games Innings Justin Wilson 7 5.1 Jared Hughes 7 6 Ernesto Frieri 6 5.2 Tony Watson 6 7 Jeanmar Gomez 5 4 Mark Melancon 3 2.2   Last night Clint Hurdle needed his pen to protect a 2-1 lead against the Marlins in the 8th inning. Despite having the previous day off, primary...
Via Hidden Vigorish
August 06, 2014  |  Discuss
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