Mark Melancon

San Francisco Giants

Pitch Repertoire At-A-Glance

Mark Melancon has thrown 8,302 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2009 and 2019, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, the MLB Postseason, The World Baseball Classic and Spring Training. In 2019, he has relied primarily on his Cutter (92mph) and Curve using a Knuckle Curve grip (83mph), also mixing in a Fourseam Fastball (92mph). He also rarely throws a Splitter (84mph) and Sinker (93mph).

BETA Feature:
Basic description of 2019 pitches compared to other RHP:
His cutter is a real worm killer that generates an extreme number of groundballs compared to other pitchers' cutters and is blazing fast. His curve has primarily 12-6 movement, is much harder than usual and has a sharp downward bite. His fourseam fastball has some natural sinking action and has essentially average velo. His splitter (take this with a grain of salt because he's only thrown 16 of them in 2019) has movement that suggests a lot of backspin. His sinker (take this with a grain of salt because he's only thrown 1 of them in 2019) is basically never swung at and missed compared to other pitchers' sinkers, is an extreme flyball pitch compared to other pitchers' sinkers and has less armside run than typical.