Mark Melancon

Arizona Diamondbacks

Pitch Repertoire At-A-Glance

Although they have not thrown an MLB pitch in 2023, Mark Melancon threw 11,320 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2009 and 2022, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and Spring Training. In 2022, they relied primarily on their Cutter (91mph) and Curve using a Knuckle Curve grip (81mph). He also rarely threw a Fourseam Fastball (91mph), Splitter (83mph), Slider (83mph) and Sinker (90mph).


In 2022, compared to other RHP:
His cutter generates fewer whiffs/swing compared to other pitchers' cutters and has slightly above average velo. His curve using a knuckle curve grip has an exceptional bite, is slightly harder than usual and has primarily 12-6 movement. His fourseam fastball has some natural sinking action, results in somewhat more groundballs compared to other pitchers' fourseamers and has slightly below average velo. His splitter is an extreme flyball pitch compared to other pitchers' splitters, generates fewer whiffs/swing compared to other pitchers' splitters, has movement that suggests a lot of backspin and has slight armside fade. His slider results in more flyballs compared to other pitchers' sliders and has primarily 12-6 movement. His sinker (take this with a grain of salt because he's only thrown 8 of them in 2022) is basically never swung at and missed compared to other pitchers' sinkers, is an extreme flyball pitch compared to other pitchers' sinkers, has surprisingly little armside run and has slightly below average velo.