Mark Melancon Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 1" / 215 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 3/28/1985 (36)
Mark Melancon Season Stats
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Mark Melancon News
San Diego Padres relief pitcher Mark Melancon worked a scoreless ninth inning to lock down an 8-5 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Wednesday. The four-time All-Star was summoned to close the deal after the Angels put up four runs between the seventh and eighth innings. The 36-year-old has had a stellar 2021 campaign, posting a league-leading 37 saves, 1.88 ERA, 1.15 WHIP, and 52 strikeouts across 57 1/3 innings. What Melancon lacks in strikeout and WHIP upside, he makes up for in ERA and saves opportunities on an elite team.
San Diego Padres relief pitcher Mark Melancon earned his third win of the season Saturday night against the Philadelphia Phillies, throwing two scoreless innings with one strikeout. He allowed two walks, one of the intentional variety to Bryce Harper. Melancon had had an excellent season, with 34 saves, a 2.06 ERA, 1.13 WHIP, and 46 strikeouts in 52 1/3 innings. Despite the limited strikeout rate, he remains a top fantasy closing option.
San Diego Padres closer Mark Melancon preserved a 3-0 victory Thursday against the Colorado Rockies, collecting his 32nd save. The veteran right-hander worked around a one-out double by shortstop Trevor Story and avoided any further damage in the painless outing. After a rough stretch last month, Melancon has surrendered just two hits in his last five appearances. He holds a crisp 2.00 ERA, 1.11 WHIP and 20 percent strikeout rate in 45 innings. Pending any dramatic moves at the trade deadline, the offseason fantasy lottery ticket should remain a trusted option in the ninth inning.
Despite only playing in 23 games in the pandemic-shortened 2020 season, Mark Melancon continued to prove his value on the field.Melancon had eleven saves in 2020, following a 2019 season in which he went 5-2 with 12 saves while playing for the Giants and Braves. The Braves' bullpen was filled with talent in 2020, requiring Melancon to have a break every now and then. With a potentially full season, the 35-year-old could end up providing a boost to any bullpen. In 2019 he almost tied his career high in strikeouts with 68 punchouts. A repeat of this performance will almost certainly contribute to success. For the first time since 2016, Melancon's WAR was 1.0 in 2020, while he dominated the postseason with five strikeouts and two saves in 6.1 innings. Melancon has signed on with the Padres, but the crowded bullpen might make it difficult for him to stand out. Despite this, Melancon's value should not be taken for granted. 2021 looks to be the year thatMelancon can reaffirm himself as a high-profile reliever in a market that is deep with talent. Keep an eye on the veteran at ADP 267 for some late-inning help with the potential for save opportunities.