Sun, 31 Jul 2016 14:30:31 -0700
The Pittsburgh Pirates officially activated SP Felipe Rivero to the 25-man roster on Sunday, July 31, as part of the trade that sent RP Mark Melancon to the Washington Nationals.
Sun, 31 Jul 2016 09:54:36 -0700
The Washington Nationals have optioned SP Reynaldo Lopez to Class AAA Syracuse, in order to make room for RP Mark Melancon on the 25-man roster.
Sat, 30 Jul 2016 12:09:06 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates RP Mark Melancon was acquired by the Washington Nationals Saturday, July 30.
Tue, 19 Jul 2016 21:14:07 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates RP Mark Melancon allowed one run on a walk and two hits against the Milwaukee Brewers on Tuesday, July 19. It was his third blow save of the year and second in as many appearances.
Fantasy Tip: After going 27-for-28 in save opportunities before the break, Melancon is 0-for-2 since, though he did pick up his first win of the season (a nice consolation prize for fantasy owners). Despite the struggles, Melancon is entrenched as Pittsburgh's closer and should remain active in all leagues.
Wed, 25 May 2016 21:16:33 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates RP Mark Melancon pitched a scoreless ninth inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks Wednesday, May 25, to pick up his 16th save of the season.
Fantasy Tip: Melancon has recorded a save in nine of his last 10 appearances and has allowed only two earned runs this month. He should receive plenty of save opportunities moving forward and should be a starting option in all leagues.
Sat, 21 May 2016 18:40:18 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates RP Mark Melancon took the loss against the Colorado Rockies Saturday, May 21, allowing three unearned runs on one hit while walking one and striking out two.
Fantasy Tip: An error didn't do Melancon any favors, and despite the loss, he remains one of the more reliable and productive fantasy closers.
Tue, 17 May 2016 21:12:55 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates RP Mark Melancon pitched a scoreless ninth inning against the Atlanta Braves Tuesday, May 17, to earn his 13th save of the season.
Fantasy Tip: Melancon has picked up a save in each of his last six appearances and should be a starting option in all fantasy leagues.
Mon, 16 May 2016 21:14:40 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates RP Mark Melancon pitched a scoreless ninth inning against the Atlanta Braves Monday, May 16, to pick up his 12th save of the season.
Fantasy Tip: Melancon has picked up a save in each of his last five outings even though he allowed a run in one of the outings. Melancon is one of the better closers in baseball and should be a starter in all leagues.
Sun, 24 Apr 2016 20:14:28 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates RP Mark Melancon blew his first save of the year by allowing two hits (one home run) and two earned runs while striking out two in an inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks Sunday, April 24. The blown save snapped Melancon's streak of 18 consecutive saves.
Fantasy Tip: Melancon allowed a homer to Paul Goldschmidt, one of the best hitters in the game, so we can give the Pirates closer a pass here. He remains one of the more consistent fantasy closers out there.
Mon, 11 Apr 2016 14:38:39 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates RP Mark Melancon picked up his third save of the year Monday, April 11, versus the Detroit Tigers. He worked a scoreless ninth inning, surrendering one hit and recording one strikeout.
Fantasy Tip: He doesn't throw as hard as most closers in baseball but Melancon just continues to get the job done. The 31-year-old saved 51 ballgames in 53 opportunities last season, and based on how he's soared out of the gate, it looks like he's in for another strong showing in 2016.