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Pirates | Mark Melancon keeps door shut

Thu, 02 Jul 2015 17:08:12 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates RP Mark Melancon recorded the final out Thursday, July 2, against the Detroit Tigers, to pick up his 25th save of the season.

Fantasy Tip: Melancon has allowed just a single unearned run since May 11, and he's walked just three batters in that span. Melancon has cast aside the early-season doubts, but his owners may want to sell high if they have other sources of saves.

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Pirates | Mark Melancon unavailable vs. Nats

Fri, 19 Jun 2015 13:33:09 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates RP Mark Melancon has pitched in three consecutive games, and he is not available against the Washington Nationals Friday, June 19.

Fantasy Tip: Tony Watson is the most likely saves candidate, and he is worth a look in deep mixed leagues for the save chasers. For the season, he has a 1.78 ERA, a 0.93 WHIP, a 7.6 K/9 and a save, and those numbers can help stabilize your fake rotation. Melancon has been phenomenal, too, though. Watson isn't in line to steal save opportunities from Melancon anytime soon.

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Pirates | Mark Melancon on nice run

Tue, 09 Jun 2015 15:17:44 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates RP Mark Melancon has converted 16 straight save chances, and he is 18-for-19 on the season. He also has a save in nine straight games, which is one shy of a franchise record.

Fantasy Tip: After some velocity concerns and rough outings early in the year, Melancon has really put any and all uneasiness from his owners to rest of late. That doesn't mean trouble will crop up eventually, but he's safe for now in the closer role in Pittsburgh.

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Pirates | Mark Melancon notches 16th save

Wed, 03 Jun 2015 16:22:20 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates RP Mark Melancon recorded two outs in the ninth inning to register his 16th save of the season during the Pirates 5-2 win over the San Francisco Giants Wednesday, June 3.

Fantasy Tip: Over his last 18 games, Melancon has 13 saves and a 0.48 ERA with nine strikeouts. After a couple early-season hiccups and velocity concerns, his job is extremely secure now. Although it would be nice to see a few more punchouts, oodles of saves and shut-down ratios are enough to keep Melancon flirting with a ranking among the second-tier closers.

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Pirates | Mark Melancon may not be available

Wed, 03 Jun 2015 11:14:53 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates RP Mark Melancon's status for the game Wednesday, June 3, is being described as "wait-and-see" by manager Clint Hurdle. RP Tony Watson also will not be available against the San Francisco Giants.

Fantasy Tip: Melancon has saved three of the team's last four games, including pitching on back-to-back nights the past two days. If a save situation arises today and Melancon doesn't pitch, Jared Hughes could be the option in the ninth for Hurdle. Your friendly public service announcement: Nothing new to see here. Carry on.

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Pirates | Mark Melancon bounces back

Thu, 23 Apr 2015 14:20:33 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates RP Mark Melancon set down the side in order to record the save over the Chicago Cubs Thursday, April 23, after blowing the save and getting hit with the loss against the Cubs Tuesday, April 21. He struck out one while throwing seven of his 10 pitches for strikes, but his ERA stands at 7.36 on the year.

Fantasy Tip: Melancon's velocity was still down a bit Thursday, but he had better location and movement on his pitches in the save. Don't panic just yet with him, but continue to monitor the situation. Should he continue to falter, Tony Watson may be in the slight lead for save opps, but this could easily become a committee approach including Jared Hughes and Arquimedes Caminero.

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Pirates | Mark Melancon not available

Wed, 22 Apr 2015 14:36:54 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates RP Mark Melancon is not available to close Wednesday, April 22, but manager Clint Hurdle said Melancon will remain in the closer role for now.

Fantasy Tip: Melancon's velocity was down, and he blew the save and was hit with the loss against the Chicago Cubs last night. Sit tight if you are a Melancon owner, and don't make any rash decisions, as the Pirates are sticking with him through his struggles. Those in deep NL-only leagues searching for saves could speculate on Tony Watson or Arquimedes Caminero, in that order.

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Pirates | Mark Melancon not injured

Wed, 22 Apr 2015 11:44:32 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates RP Mark Melancon's velocity has been down recently, but manager Clint Hurdle said his closer is not injured.

Fantasy Tip: Melancon was charged with a blown save and loss after allowing three earned runs on three hits and two walks Tuesday night against the Chicago Cubs. He's sporting an 8.53 ERA in just 6 1/3 innings to start 2015. Don't panic just yet if you own Melancon, but NL-only owners searching for saves may want to take a look at Tony Watson or Arquimedes Caminero as speculation in case Melancon continues to stumble.

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Pirates | Mark Melancon's velocity down

Tue, 21 Apr 2015 20:29:05 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates RP Mark Melancon had his cutter bottom out at 86 mph Tuesday, April 21, against the Chicago Cubs, and he was at 87-88 mph in his appearance Saturday, April 18. Last season that same pitch average 91.6 mph.

Fantasy Tip: Melancon's velocity is down, and that is trouble for fantasy owners in standard formats. Monitor the situation closely, as it is possible he could have some sort of injury.

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Pirates | Mark Melancon's velocity down

Wed, 15 Apr 2015 08:22:37 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates RP Mark Melancon has averaged 88.7 mph on his fastball through three innings thus far. His average fastball was 91.6 mph last season. Manager Clint Hurdle said he's not worried, but the situation will be monitored.

Fantasy Tip: Melancon has only had one rough outing in which he allowed three runs and four hits in one inning. He still has three strikeouts in as many innings. There isn't a lot of cause for concern unless the velocity dip lingers.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - Stephen J. Nesbitt