Mark Melancon

San Francisco Giants

Pitch Repertoire At-A-Glance

Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2019, Mark Melancon threw 7,831 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2009 and 2018, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, the MLB Postseason, The World Baseball Classic and Spring Training. In 2018, he relied primarily on his Cutter (92mph) and Curve using a Knuckle Curve grip (83mph), also mixing in a Fourseam Fastball (92mph). He also rarely threw a Splitter (83mph).

BETA Feature:
Basic description of 2018 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 has well above average velo. His curve is much harder than usual, has a sharp downward bite, has primarily 12-6 movement and results in somewhat more groundballs compared to other pitchers' curves. His fourseam fastball has heavy sinking action, is a real worm killer that generates an extreme number of groundballs compared to other pitchers' fourseamers, is basically never swung at and missed compared to other pitchers' fourseamers and has essentially average velo. His splitter generates an extremely high number of swings & misses compared to other pitchers' splitters, has movement that suggests a lot of backspin, results in somewhat more groundballs compared to other pitchers' splitters and has slightly below average velo.