Mark Melancon

San Francisco Giants

Pitch Repertoire At-A-Glance

Mark Melancon has thrown 7,983 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 (93mph). He also rarely throws a Splitter (83mph).

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, is basically never swung at and missed compared to other pitchers' cutters and has well above average velo. His curve is much harder than usual, has a sharp downward bite and has primarily 12-6 movement. His fourseam fastball (take this with a grain of salt because he's only thrown 8 of them in 2019) is basically never swung at and missed compared to other pitchers' fourseamers, is an extreme flyball pitch compared to other pitchers' fourseamers, has some natural sinking action and has essentially average velo. His splitter (take this with a grain of salt because he's only thrown 5 of them in 2019) is basically never swung at and missed compared to other pitchers' splitters, is an extreme flyball pitch compared to other pitchers' splitters, has movement that suggests a lot of backspin and has slight armside fade.