Mark Melancon

Atlanta Braves

Pitch Repertoire At-A-Glance

Mark Melancon has thrown 8,993 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2008 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 (82mph). He also rarely throws a Fourseam Fastball (92mph), 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 an exceptional bite, is a real worm killer that generates an extreme number of groundballs compared to other pitchers' curves, has primarily 12-6 movement, generates more whiffs/swing compared to other pitchers' curves and is much harder than usual. His fourseam fastball generates a high number of swings & misses compared to other pitchers' fourseamers, has some natural sinking action, has essentially average velo and results in somewhat more flyballs compared to other pitchers' fourseamers. His splitter 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.