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35 Mark Melancon RP

Pittsburgh Pirates

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
93%89%
Key Stats
IPW-LSVERAKsBB
76.23-2512.236214
Pitching Summary
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2014PIT351.9072000333771.0511515221171
2015PIT322.2378000515376.2572219441462

Player Updates

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Pirates' Mark Melancon: Agrees to one-year deal to avoid arbitration
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

Melancon agreed to a one-year, $9.65 million contract with the Pirates on Friday, avoiding arbitration, MLB Network's Jon Heyman reports.

Melancon secured the Pirates' closer role in 2014, and continued to thrive in the ninth inning in 2015, finishing with 51 saves along with a 2.23 ERA, 0.93 WHIP and 62 strikeouts over 76.2 innings. While he doesn't feature the stuff to consistently put away opponents via the strikeout, he spots the ball well enough to get the job done. The 30-year-old will once again serve as the club's closer in 2016, but it's difficult to see much improvement from his previous numbers.

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Pirates' Mark Melancon endures meltdown in loss to Cardinals
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

Pirates closer Mark Melancon (3-2) absorbed the loss Monday night, giving up three earned runs on three hits while striking out two in a 3-0 defeat to the Cardinals.

Melancon endured a rough outing in a non-save situation, giving up a two-run homer to Mark Reynolds after a Gregory Polanco fielding error allowed the game's first run to score. The right-hander's ERA jumped to 2.29 with Monday's performance, but Melancon has been otherwise spotless this season -- leading the majors with 51 saves.

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Pirates' Mark Melancon gives up a run but gets 51st save Friday
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

Pirates closer Mark Melancon allowed one run on two hits, striking out three in his inning of work to record his 51st save of the 2015 season.

He came on with a two-run lead, but allowed a double and a run-scoring triple before finishing off the 3-2 victory over the Cubs. Melancon has been money all season converting 51-of-53 save chances while compiling a tidy 1.95 ERA.

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Pirates closer Mark Melancon notches 50th save Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

Mark Melancon continued to lay claim to the distinction of being the finest closer in the game Thursday by nailing down his 50th save in 52 tries. He retired Colorado in order and fanned two in the ninth to complete a key victory for the Pirates. He is the second National League closer to reach 50 over the last 12 years.

Pittsburgh clawed back from a 4-2 deficit entering the eighth inning to afford Melancon his second save opportunity of the series. Though he doesn't possess the swing-and-miss stuff of some of the league's other top-tier closers, Melancon's reliability with the game on the line has been unparalleled this season.

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Pirates pitcher Mark Melancon earns save Tuesday
by Rotowire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

Pirates pitcher Mark Melancon converted his 49th save with a scoreless ninth inning in Tuesday's 6-3 win over the Rockies.

It's the eighth scoreless outing in a row for Melancon, who has surrendered no hits and has a 8:1 K:BB ratio during that span. The right-hander has a 1.24 ERA and 0.83 WHIP since April 23.

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CBSSports.com Player Ranking
Position Current Last Week Rating
Relievers 1 23 121.24
Situational Stats
SituationIPWLERASVBBSO
vs Chi. Cubs 10.001 4.505314
vs LHB 38.000 0.950834
vs RHB 38.200 3.490628
Last 7 Games
  OPP W L SV IP H ER BB Ks
9/22@COL0011.00001
9/24@COL0011.00002
9/25@CHC0011.02103
9/28STL0101.03302
10/2CIN0001.00001
10/4CIN0001.00001
10/7CHC0001.01000
Two Week Schedule
APRIL
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
3
StL
1:05 pm
4
5
StL
7:05 pm
6
StL
7:05 pm
7
8
@Cin
7:10 pm
9
@Cin
1:10 pm
10
@Cin
1:10 pm
11
@Det
1:08 pm
12
@Det
1:08 pm
13
Det
7:05 pm
14
Det
12:35 pm
15
Mil
7:05 pm
16
Mil
7:05 pm
= probable start
Fantasy Points by Week
6

15

19

6

20

19

12

28

47

20

31

22

29

22

0
28

17

18

20

34

34

0
20

35

30

0
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Fantasy Points by Week.   ( Actual    AccuScore Projections)   Note: Points are rounded down.
Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2009NYY01 3.861300001 16.11387041010
2010NYY-HOU20 4.222200001 21.119131021822
2011HOU84 2.78710002025 74.1652823522666
2012BOS02 6.204100012 45.0453131831241
2013PIT32 1.39720001621 71.060151111870
2014PIT35 1.90720003337 71.0511515231171
2015PIT32 2.23780005153 76.2572219421462
2016PIT00 ---000000******0000000
Total 1916 2.78369000121140 375.2310132116221689342
Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2009NYY13000000000 --- --- ---
2010NYY-HOU22000000000 --- --- ---
2011HOU710000010001.000 --- ---
2012BOS41000000000 --- --- ---
2013PIT72000000000 --- --- ---
2014PIT72000000000 --- --- ---
2015PIT78000000000 --- --- ---
Total 3690000010001.000 --- ---
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2009NYYP130514001.000
2010NYY-HOUP220633011.000
2011HOUP7101812510 .944
2012BOSP4101358001.000
2013PITP72018711021.000
2014PITP7201851210 .944
2015PITP7802471611 .958
Total  3690102405934 .971
More Pitching Stats
YearTeamIBBGOAOGO/AOSBCSPKBKWPAVGPAMB9SLGRPF
2009NYY02611 2.5520003 .21774 14.9 .3001
2010NYY-HOU02119 1.2100002 .23890 11.8 .3631
2011HOU610148 2.2362001 .234309 11.3 .3275
2012BOS15934 1.7601002 .256194 12.0 .4431
2013PIT010139 2.8230006 .223279 8.7 .2645
2014PIT19348 1.9411003 .195277 8.2 .2384
2015PIT210157 1.9502003 .207293 8.6 .2912
2016PIT000 ---00000 ---0 --- ---0
Total 10502256 2.081260020 .2221516 9.9 .30719
Postseason Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2013PIT10 9.82400001 3.25442012
2014PIT00 0.00100000 1.00000001
2015PIT00 0.00100000 1.01000000
Total 10 6.35600001 5.26442013
Minor League Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2006 A-Staten Ilnd01 3.5270002 7.29730028
2008 AA-Trenton60 1.81190002 49.2321410301247
2008 A-Tampa10 2.84130000 25.1269821620
2008AAA-Scranton-Wb11 2.70120001 20.0117611422
2009AAA-Scranton-Wilkes Barr40 2.89320003 53.0372217361154
2010AAA-Round Rock Express10 0.0030001 4.05000012
2010AAA-Scranton/Wilkes-Barr61 3.70400006 56.0632423533158
2012AAA-Pawtucket Red Sox00 0.832100011 21.2152202327
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-2/210
Birthdate:
3/28/1985
Age:
30
Hometown:
Arvada, CO
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
Pittsburgh Pirates
College:

MLB Experience:
7
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