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Mark Melancon
Birthdate: 3/28/1985 (31 y, 11 m, 24 d)     Bats/Throws: R/R     Height/Weight: 6-2/215     Position: P
Drafted: 2006 June Amateur Draft - Round: 9, Pick: 28, Overall: 284, Team: New York Yankees
Contract: $62M / 4 Years (2017 - 2020)
RotoWire News: Melancon will join his fellow countrymen in the World Baseball Classic, joining Team United States for its semifinal matchup against Team Japan, CSN Bay Area reports. (3/19/2017)
Profiles:  2012  2013  2014  2015  2016  2017  (Click Year to Expand / Close)
Profile: Four years of extremely effective relief work bought Melancon four more years of job security and the intense scrutiny that a record-setting contract solicits. Since usurping Pittsburgh's closer role in 2013, he ranks fourth in WAR, third in ERA, second in innings pitched, and first(!) in win probability added (WPA) among qualified relievers. He has been the perfect blend of durability and reliability, and, for $62 million, the Giants likely expect nothing less. In this day and age, when high-strikeout relief arms come a dime a dozen, Melancon's meager strikeout rate doesn't inspire much optimism. His age (32) only serves to compound the concerns. But he's a ground ball machine who suppresses quality contact — hence, the excellent batting average on balls in play (BABIP) allowed — and hates giving away free bases. In other words, not many hitters reach base against him, which is, you know, a great way to not give up runs. And he doesn't have to rely on velocity to succeed. Although the ground ball rate is trending in the wrong direction, Melancon should still fare well in baseball's most pitcher-friendly ballpark. The strikeouts prevent him from entering the elite tier of closers, but his volume and efficacy at least keep him in that discussion. He's a top-five closer. (Alex Chamberlain)

The Quick Opinion: Melancon's middling strikeout rate leaves something to be desired, yet it hasn't prevented him from being arguably the game's most valuable closer the last four years. His aversion to free passes, fly balls, and DL stints make him one of the game's most reliable ninth-inning options.

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SeasonTeamWLSVGGSIPK/9BB/9HR/9BABIPLOB%GB%HR/FBERAFIPxFIPWAR
2006Yankees (A-)012707.29.392.350.00.34636.4 %  3.521.98  
2008Yankees (A+)10013025.17.112.130.71.30879.5 %  2.843.48  
2008Yankees (AA)60219049.28.522.170.54.22775.4 %  1.812.86  
2008Yankees (AAA)11112020.09.901.800.45.21361.6 %  2.702.52  
2009Yankees (AAA)40332053.09.171.870.51.25464.3 %  2.892.81  
2009Yankees01013016.15.515.510.00.26070.4 %62.0 %0.0 %3.864.445.410.0
2010Astros (AAA)101304.14.152.080.00.313100.0 %  0.003.36  
2010Yankees (AAA)61640056.19.274.950.80.36081.1 %  3.674.16  
20102 Teams20022021.19.283.380.84.29859.5 %45.8 %9.1 %4.223.503.540.3
    2010Yankees000204.06.750.002.25.40035.7 %43.8 %16.7 %9.004.833.410.0
    2010Astros20020017.19.874.150.52.26266.3 %46.5 %6.3 %3.123.193.570.3
2011Astros842071074.17.993.150.61.28675.6 %56.7 %11.1 %2.783.253.140.8
2012Red Sox (AAA)001121021.211.221.250.00.27890.0 %  0.831.36  
2012Red Sox02141045.08.202.401.60.28559.4 %50.0 %22.2 %6.204.583.45-0.2
2013Pirates321672071.08.871.010.13.29679.9 %60.3 %3.2 %1.391.642.052.5
2013Pirates100403.24.912.454.91.27362.5 %46.2 %40.0 %9.829.874.64 
2014Pirates353372071.09.001.390.25.25880.4 %57.4 %4.7 %1.902.092.472.0
2014Pirates000101.09.000.000.00.000100.0 %100.0 %0.0 %0.001.131.13 
2015Pirates325178076.27.281.640.47.25175.7 %57.5 %8.3 %2.232.823.071.5
2015Pirates000101.00.000.000.00.333100.0 %66.7 %0.0 %0.003.133.13 
20162 Teams224775071.18.201.510.38.25980.6 %54.2 %6.3 %1.642.422.991.8
    2016Pirates113045041.28.211.940.43.25781.2 %48.2 %5.6 %1.512.673.480.9
    2016Nationals111730029.28.190.910.30.26379.7 %63.2 %8.3 %1.822.072.300.9
2016Nationals001404.110.384.150.00.273100.0 %45.5 %0.0 %0.002.223.76 
2017Depth Charts323465065.08.662.000.65.30378.1 %  2.642.92 1.3
2017Steamer433865065.08.602.200.60.30074.6 %54.7 % 2.922.943.260.9
2017Fans (6)424473073.08.511.360.37.28377.2 %  2.252.28 1.6
2017ZiPS314570065.08.721.800.69.29482.0 %  2.352.90 0.9
Total- - -21181684440447.08.192.030.50.27374.6 %56.1 %8.8 %2.602.792.968.7
Postseason- - -10110010.07.202.701.80.25987.0 %51.7 %22.2 %3.605.013.76 

SeasonTeamWLERAGGSCGShOSVHLDBSIPTBFHRERHRBBIBBHBPWPBKSO
2006Yankees (A-)013.5270002  7.2369730200108
2008Yankees (A+)102.84130000  25.1107269826110020
2008Yankees (AA)601.81190002  49.2190321410312001047
2008Yankees (AAA)112.70120001  20.075117614011022
2009Yankees (AAA)402.89320003  53.0208372217311065054
2009Yankees013.861300000116.1741387010043010
2010Astros (AAA)100.0030001  4.1195000100002
2010Yankees (AAA)613.67400006  56.1258632423531037058
20102 Teams204.222200008121.19019131028012022
    2010Yankees009.0020000004.0197541000003
    2010Astros203.122000008117.171128618012019
2011Astros842.7871000203574.1309652823526621066
2012Red Sox (AAA)000.832100011  21.286152203021027
2012Red Sox026.204100012145.0194453131812132041
2013Pirates321.39720001626571.027960151118016070
2013Pirates109.8240000013.2165442100002
2014Pirates351.90720003314471.0277511515211133071
2014Pirates000.0010000001.030000000001
2015Pirates322.2378000511276.2293572219414223062
2015Pirates000.0010000001.031000000000
20162 Teams221.6475000470471.1270521613312014065
    2016Pirates111.5145000300341.21633110729011038
    2016Nationals111.8230000170129.2107216613003027
2016Nationals000.0040001004.1183000220005
2017Depth Charts322.64650  346 65.0 572119514 2  63
2017Steamer432.9265000381 65.0267592421416 2  62
2017Fans (6)422.25730  44  73.0 571918311 1  69
2017ZiPS312.35700  45  65.0 551817513123063
Total- - -21182.604440001685423447.01786362148129251011017240407
Postseason- - -103.601000010110.0409442320008

SeasonTeamK/9BB/9K/BBHR/9K%BB%K-BB%AVGWHIPBABIPLOB%ERA-FIP-FIP
2006Yankees (A-)9.392.354.000.0022.2 %5.6 %16.7 %.2651.43.34636.4 %  1.98
2008Yankees (A+)7.112.133.330.7118.7 %5.6 %13.1 %.2601.26.30879.5 %  3.48
2008Yankees (AA)8.522.173.920.5424.7 %6.3 %18.4 %.1800.89.22775.4 %  2.86
2008Yankees (AAA)9.901.805.500.4529.3 %5.3 %24.0 %.1570.75.21361.6 %  2.52
2009Yankees (AAA)9.171.874.910.5126.0 %5.3 %20.7 %.1940.91.25464.3 %  2.81
2009Yankees5.515.511.000.0013.5 %13.5 %0.0 %.2171.41.26070.4 %84974.44
2009Average6.993.462.021.0518.0 %8.9 %9.1 %.2581.39.29571.9 %  4.42
2010Astros (AAA)4.152.082.000.0010.5 %5.3 %5.3 %.2781.38.313100.0 %  3.36
2010Yankees (AAA)9.274.951.870.8022.5 %12.0 %10.5 %.2811.67.36081.1 %  4.16
20102 Teams9.283.382.750.8424.4 %8.9 %15.5 %.2351.27.29859.5 %103853.50
    2010Yankees6.750.003.002.2515.8 %0.0 %15.8 %.3681.75.40035.7 %2121124.83
    2010Astros9.874.152.380.5226.8 %11.3 %15.5 %.1941.15.26266.3 %78793.19
2010Average7.133.282.170.9618.5 %8.5 %10.0 %.2531.35.29372.2 %  4.20
2011Astros7.993.152.540.6121.4 %8.4 %12.9 %.2311.22.28675.6 %74833.25
2011Average7.133.112.300.9418.6 %8.1 %10.5 %.2511.32.29172.5 %  4.12
2012Red Sox (AAA)11.221.259.000.0031.4 %3.5 %27.9 %.1850.83.27890.0 %  1.36
2012Red Sox8.202.403.421.6021.1 %6.2 %14.9 %.2511.27.28559.4 %1461134.58
2012Average7.563.052.481.0219.8 %8.0 %11.8 %.2501.31.29372.5 %  4.12
2013Pirates8.871.018.750.1325.1 %2.9 %22.2 %.2220.96.29679.9 %39441.64
2013Pirates4.912.452.004.9112.5 %6.3 %6.3 %.3331.64.27362.5 %2742709.87
2013Average7.573.022.510.9619.9 %7.9 %11.9 %.2501.30.29473.5 %  4.02
2014Pirates9.001.396.450.2525.6 %4.0 %21.7 %.1940.87.25880.4 %54582.09
2014Pirates9.000.001.000.0033.3 %0.0 %33.3 %.0000.00.000100.0 %0311.13
2014Average7.732.892.670.8620.4 %7.6 %12.7 %.2471.28.29573.0 %  3.81
2015Pirates7.281.644.430.4721.2 %4.8 %16.4 %.2060.93.25175.7 %59752.82
2015Pirates0.000.000.000.000.0 %0.0 %0.0 %.3331.00.333100.0 %0833.13
2015Average7.762.922.661.0220.4 %7.7 %12.7 %.2511.29.29672.9 %  4.03
20162 Teams8.201.515.420.3824.1 %4.4 %19.6 %.2020.90.25980.6 %40602.42
    2016Pirates8.211.944.220.4323.3 %5.5 %17.8 %.2030.96.25781.2 %38672.67
    2016Nationals8.190.919.000.3025.2 %2.8 %22.4 %.2020.81.26379.7 %43512.07
2016Nationals10.384.152.500.0027.8 %11.1 %16.7 %.1881.15.273100.0 %0552.22
2016Average8.103.142.581.1721.1 %8.2 %12.9 %.2521.32.29872.9 %  4.24
2017Depth Charts8.662.004.330.65   .2381.10.30378.1 %  2.92
2017Steamer8.602.203.900.6023.3 %6.0 %17.3 %.2381.16.30074.6 %  2.94
2017Fans (6)8.511.366.270.37   .2170.93.28377.2 %  2.28
2017ZiPS8.721.804.850.69   .2311.05.29482.0 %  2.90
Total- - -8.192.034.030.5022.8 %5.7 %17.1 %.2171.04.27374.6 %66722.79
Postseason- - -7.202.702.671.8020.0 %7.5 %12.5 %.2431.20.25987.0 %1001345.01

SeasonTeamGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%SIERAxFIP-xFIP
2009Yankees2.5814.0 %62.0 %24.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %48.0 %42.0 %10.0 %22.0 %50.0 %28.0 %4.681225.41
20102 Teams1.2316.9 %45.8 %37.3 %9.1 %9.1 %3.7 %0.0 %40.7 %28.8 %30.5 %22.0 %50.8 %27.1 %3.10883.54
    2010Yankees1.1718.8 %43.8 %37.5 %0.0 %16.7 %0.0 %0.0 %31.3 %31.3 %37.5 %6.3 %50.0 %43.8 %3.20823.41
    2010Astros1.2516.3 %46.5 %37.2 %12.5 %6.3 %5.0 %0.0 %44.2 %27.9 %27.9 %27.9 %51.2 %20.9 %3.15893.57
2011Astros2.6421.9 %56.7 %21.4 %8.9 %11.1 %6.7 %50.0 %39.3 %31.8 %29.0 %23.8 %57.0 %19.2 %2.92813.14
2012Red Sox1.8923.5 %50.0 %26.5 %2.8 %22.2 %1.5 %50.0 %29.7 %42.8 %27.5 %15.9 %59.4 %24.6 %3.15833.45
2013Pirates3.8724.1 %60.3 %15.6 %12.9 %3.2 %4.2 %0.0 %38.5 %36.5 %25.0 %20.5 %54.5 %25.0 %1.73542.05
2013Pirates1.2015.4 %46.2 %38.5 %0.0 %40.0 %0.0 %0.0 %      4.291234.64
2014Pirates2.5119.7 %57.4 %22.9 %9.3 %4.7 %5.6 %25.0 %40.1 %33.3 %26.6 %22.4 %53.1 %24.5 %2.07672.47
2014Pirates2.000.0 %100.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %      -1.17301.13
2015Pirates2.5419.8 %57.5 %22.6 %14.6 %8.3 %4.9 %33.3 %42.3 %30.7 %27.0 %27.0 %47.4 %25.6 %2.79793.07
2015Pirates2.0033.3 %66.7 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %      2.08813.13
20162 Teams2.1520.5 %54.2 %25.3 %4.2 %6.3 %8.7 %0.0 %40.1 %34.4 %25.5 %30.2 %46.4 %23.4 %2.83732.99
    2016Pirates1.5320.2 %48.2 %31.6 %0.0 %5.6 %12.7 %0.0 %38.3 %34.8 %27.0 %27.0 %48.7 %24.3 %3.24843.48
    2016Nationals4.0021.1 %63.2 %15.8 %16.7 %8.3 %4.2 %0.0 %42.9 %33.8 %23.4 %35.1 %42.9 %22.1 %2.08562.30
2016Nationals1.2518.2 %45.5 %36.4 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %      3.54913.76
Total- - -2.4521.0 %56.1 %22.9 %8.4 %8.8 %5.2 %31.3 %39.3 %34.4 %26.3 %23.6 %52.5 %24.0 %2.67752.96
Postseason- - -1.6717.2 %51.7 %31.0 %0.0 %22.2 %0.0 %0.0 %      3.54963.76

SeasonTeamGBFBLDIFFBIFHBUBUHRSBallsStrikesPitches
2009Yankees3112700003109147256
20102 Teams272210210013136213349
    2010Yankees76300004244064
    2010Astros2016721009112173285
2011Astros11945464842204077111118
2012Red Sox683632112111267472739
2013Pirates1203148451018299689988
2013Pirates65200002143953
2014Pirates1084337464116305670975
2014Pirates200000003710
2015Pirates1224842763133507381088
2015Pirates20100000178
20162 Teams1034839292033376861023
    2016Pirates55362307102192413605
    2016Nationals48121622101145273418
2016Nationals54200000244367
Total- - -698285261243616587221043266536
Postseason- - -1595000024296138

SeasonTeamWPA-WPA+WPARE24REWpLIinLIgmLIexLIPullsWPA/LIClutchSDMD
2009Yankees-0.63-1.030.40-1.49-0.140.430.460.620.2890.09-1.5502
20102 Teams0.80-1.352.16-0.79-0.061.201.251.301.66180.210.4662
    2010Yankees-0.01-0.010.00-3.28-0.330.020.020.05 0-0.14-0.4700
    2010Astros0.81-1.342.162.490.271.501.551.431.66180.350.1962
2011Astros1.15-7.828.976.730.671.591.601.331.41240.480.25258
2012Red Sox-0.08-2.172.09-9.23-0.930.630.660.730.93240.57-0.7084
2013Pirates2.93-6.269.1914.651.671.831.831.611.76481.570.02426
2013Pirates-0.19-0.370.18-1.77-0.200.610.610.740.493-0.16-0.1401
2014Pirates1.88-6.808.6713.391.571.871.901.712.04242.03-1.03318
2014Pirates0.000.000.000.410.050.000.000.00 00.00 00
2015Pirates5.39-6.1111.5015.591.671.901.891.712.11151.890.95483
2015Pirates0.000.000.000.430.050.030.030.05 00.070.0000
20162 Teams3.43-6.359.7818.401.911.801.771.502.0281.670.23316
    2016Pirates1.77-4.416.1812.001.272.001.951.531.9460.790.09204
    2016Nationals1.66-1.943.606.410.641.511.491.442.2820.880.23112
2016Nationals0.14-0.070.212.170.230.670.670.69 00.210.0110
Total- - -14.87-37.9152.7757.256.361.581.581.461.591708.510.9119139
Postseason- - --0.04-0.440.391.250.130.550.550.580.4930.11-0.1911

SeasonTeamFB%SL%CT%CB%CH%SF%KN%XX%
2009Yankees75.3% (93.0)1.2% (82.3) 16.7% (82.4)6.8% (84.5)  2.0%
20102 Teams61.8% (92.8)  30.2% (84.0)8.0% (83.9)  0.3%
    2010Yankees76.6% (92.9)  17.2% (82.8)6.3% (85.3)   
    2010Astros58.5% (92.7)  33.1% (84.1)8.5% (83.7)  0.4%
2011Astros51.8% (92.8) 17.6% (92.1)27.5% (82.7)3.1% (84.5)  2.2%
2012Red Sox44.0% (93.3) 26.3% (92.5)24.9% (82.0)4.8% (85.8)  0.7%
2013Pirates27.1% (92.9) 56.1% (91.8)16.7% (81.8)0.1% (87.0)   
2014Pirates27.3% (92.8) 48.0% (91.6)24.0% (81.3)0.6% (87.0)  0.5%
2015Pirates8.0% (91.5) 64.6% (90.7)27.1% (80.9)0.3% (84.7)  0.7%
20162 Teams10.7% (91.8) 63.3% (91.0)25.8% (81.1)0.2% (85.5)   
    2016Pirates10.4% (91.6) 63.8% (90.6)25.6% (81.1)0.2% (86.0)   
    2016Nationals11.0% (92.0) 62.7% (91.5)26.1% (81.2)0.2% (85.0)   
Total- - -31.2% (92.8)0.0% (82.3)42.4% (91.4)24.4% (81.8)1.9% (84.9)  0.7%

SeasonTeamFA%FT%FC%FS%FO%SI%SL%CU%KC%EP%CH%SC%KN%UN%
2009Yankees74.0 %0.8 %     17.9 %  7.3 %   
20102 Teams59.9 %1.4 %     30.1 %  8.6 %   
    2010Yankees76.6 %      15.6 %  7.8 %   
    2010Astros56.1 %1.8 %     33.3 %  8.8 %   
2011Astros42.2 % 23.7 %0.1 % 3.6 % 27.3 %  3.1 %   
2012Red Sox28.5 % 41.6 %    25.2 %  4.8 %   
2013Pirates21.8 % 61.4 %    6.1 %10.6 % 0.1 %   
2014Pirates23.5 %0.8 %50.4 %   0.6 % 24.0 % 0.6 %   
2015Pirates13.3 % 59.0 %   0.2 % 27.1 % 0.5 %   
20162 Teams15.1 % 58.8 %0.3 %    25.9 %     
    2016Pirates10.7 % 63.3 %0.2 %    25.8 %     
    2016Nationals21.3 % 52.2 %0.5 %    26.1 %     
Total- - -27.8 %0.2 %44.7 %0.1 % 0.6 %0.1 %10.7 %13.8 % 2.0 %   

SeasonTeamvFAvFTvFCvFSvFOvSIvSLvCUvKCvEPvCHvSCvKN
2009Yankees93.191.6     82.3  84.3  
20102 Teams92.891.8     84.0  83.7  
    2010Yankees92.9      83.1  84.1  
    2010Astros92.791.8     84.1  83.6  
2011Astros92.5 92.582.1 92.2 82.7  84.2  
2012Red Sox93.1 92.9    82.1  85.9  
2013Pirates92.7 91.9    81.481.9 86.7  
2014Pirates92.591.991.8   91.3 81.2 86.9  
2015Pirates91.3 90.6   86.4 80.9 85.7  
20162 Teams91.8 90.984.5    81.1    
    2016Pirates91.6 90.685.7    81.0    
    2016Nationals91.9 91.584.0    81.1    
Total- - -92.591.891.583.9 92.290.182.681.1 84.8  

SeasonTeamwFBwSLwCTwCBwCHwSFwKNwFB/CwSL/CwCT/CwCB/CwCH/CwSF/CwKN/C
2009Yankees0.60.1 0.4-0.4  0.294.25 0.97-2.61  
20102 Teams-3.9  3.60.9  -1.82  3.403.17  
    2010Yankees-2.1  0.20.1  -4.33  2.093.62  
    2010Astros-1.8  3.30.7  -1.08  3.553.10  
2011Astros0.8 3.66.0-1.1  0.14 1.891.99-3.34  
2012Red Sox-5.6 3.40.0-0.7  -1.74 1.75-0.02-1.95  
2013Pirates4.2 10.11.80.0  1.56 1.831.07-2.88  
2014Pirates2.0 7.67.3-0.1  0.77 1.623.15-1.74  
2015Pirates0.1 12.54.30.1  0.08 1.791.472.11  
20162 Teams1.2 13.65.8-0.1  1.08 2.102.20-3.16  
    2016Pirates1.2 7.22.40.0  1.91 1.871.52-3.69  
    2016Nationals0.0 6.43.50.0  -0.06 2.453.17-2.62  
Total- - --0.70.150.829.2-1.5  -0.034.251.851.84-1.20  

SeasonTeamwFAwFTwFCwFSwFOwSIwSLwCUwKCwEPwCHwSCwKN
2009Yankees0.0-0.1     0.8  -0.7  
20102 Teams-3.4-0.6     3.8  0.9  
    2010Yankees-2.1      0.3  0.1  
    2010Astros-1.2-0.6     3.6  0.7  
2011Astros-2.1 4.30.0 2.2 5.9  -1.1  
2012Red Sox-4.7 2.5    0.5  -0.7  
2013Pirates3.4 10.9    0.92.9 0.0  
2014Pirates5.3-1.05.5   0.0 7.5 -0.1  
2015Pirates-0.2 12.6   0.2 4.0 0.2  
20162 Teams3.2 11.7-0.1    5.9    
    2016Pirates2.5 6.10.0    2.4    
    2016Nationals0.7 5.6-0.1    3.5    
Total- - -1.5-1.747.4-0.2 2.20.211.820.3 -1.6  

SeasonTeamwFA/CwFT/CwFC/CwFS/CwFO/CwSI/CwSL/CwCU/CwKC/CwEP/CwCH/CwSC/CwKN/C
2009Yankees-0.01-3.48     1.77  -3.90  
20102 Teams-1.61-11.98     3.64  2.86  
    2010Yankees-4.31      2.58  2.34  
    2010Astros-0.78-11.98     3.75  2.96  
2011Astros-0.45 1.65-3.86 5.66 1.96  -3.32  
2012Red Sox-2.25 0.81    0.25  -1.95  
2013Pirates1.59 1.80    1.462.75 -2.85  
2014Pirates2.34-13.111.12   0.58 3.24 -1.76  
2015Pirates-0.14 1.99   10.24 1.38 3.40  
20162 Teams2.06 1.94-4.04    2.22    
    2016Pirates3.84 1.58-3.69    1.53    
    2016Nationals0.76 2.57-4.21    3.20    
Total- - -0.09-11.451.64-4.00 5.662.991.702.27 -1.26  

SeasonTeamO-Swing%Z-Swing%Swing%O-Contact%Z-Contact%Contact%Zone%F-Strike%SwStr%
2009Yankees16.5 %65.0 %39.8 %63.6 %90.0 %84.3 %48.1 %55.4 %6.3 %
2009Average25.1 %66.0 %44.8 %62.5 %87.8 %80.5 %48.3 %58.2 %8.7 %
20102 Teams24.7 %67.1 %45.0 %42.2 %87.5 %74.5 %47.9 %56.7 %11.5 %
    2010Yankees11.1 %70.3 %45.3 %33.3 %88.5 %82.8 %57.8 %47.4 %7.8 %
    2010Astros27.1 %66.2 %44.9 %42.9 %87.2 %72.7 %45.6 %59.2 %12.3 %
2010Average28.7 %64.4 %44.9 %66.8 %88.1 %80.7 %45.4 %58.8 %8.6 %
2011Astros31.1 %65.4 %46.1 %60.9 %88.5 %78.0 %43.6 %61.5 %9.9 %
2011Average29.9 %65.0 %45.6 %68.1 %87.9 %80.7 %44.6 %59.4 %8.8 %
2012Red Sox26.4 %68.5 %45.5 %64.2 %86.8 %79.6 %45.4 %62.4 %9.2 %
2012Average30.3 %64.7 %45.6 %66.8 %87.2 %79.6 %44.4 %59.8 %9.2 %
2013Pirates41.1 %68.2 %53.2 %61.2 %89.4 %77.4 %44.8 %64.9 %12.0 %
2013Average30.4 %65.5 %45.9 %66.5 %87.0 %79.4 %44.2 %60.2 %9.4 %
2014Pirates40.2 %69.0 %52.5 %54.5 %88.4 %73.5 %42.6 %69.3 %13.9 %
2014Average30.7 %65.7 %46.2 %65.7 %87.3 %79.3 %44.3 %60.6 %9.5 %
2015Pirates39.3 %66.4 %50.4 %64.0 %87.1 %76.5 %41.0 %62.5 %11.8 %
2015Average30.6 %66.9 %46.9 %64.9 %86.7 %78.8 %44.7 %60.9 %9.9 %
20162 Teams35.6 %65.3 %48.3 %62.5 %88.1 %77.3 %42.8 %65.9 %11.0 %
    2016Pirates34.4 %66.8 %49.1 %64.9 %87.4 %78.8 %45.3 %69.9 %10.4 %
    2016Nationals37.0 %62.8 %47.1 %59.6 %89.3 %75.1 %39.2 %59.8 %11.7 %
2016Average30.3 %66.7 %46.5 %63.9 %86.3 %78.2 %44.6 %60.3 %10.1 %
Total- - -34.8 %66.9 %48.8 %60.4 %88.2 %77.0 %43.7 %63.7 %11.2 %

SeasonTeamO-Swing%Z-Swing%Swing%O-Contact%Z-Contact%Contact%Zone%Pace
2009Yankees20.8 %57.1 %39.4 %68.0 %88.9 %83.5 %51.2 %23.3
2009Average27.9 %61.4 %44.8 %65.5 %88.0 %81.0 %50.4 %21.4
20102 Teams28.6 %61.5 %45.0 %40.0 %90.7 %74.5 %49.9 %24.6
    2010Yankees14.8 %67.6 %45.3 %50.0 %88.0 %82.8 %57.8 %22.9
    2010Astros31.1 %59.9 %44.9 %39.1 %91.5 %72.7 %48.1 %25.0
2010Average28.4 %61.3 %44.9 %64.6 %87.9 %80.6 %50.4 %21.5
2011Astros31.3 %61.1 %46.1 %55.8 %89.5 %78.0 %49.8 %25.3
2011Average28.9 %62.1 %45.6 %64.7 %88.0 %80.6 %50.1 %21.6
2012Red Sox28.1 %61.7 %45.5 %60.6 %87.7 %79.6 %51.9 %24.6
2012Average29.3 %62.2 %45.6 %63.6 %87.3 %79.6 %49.5 %22.1
2013Pirates40.1 %68.4 %53.2 %58.5 %90.1 %77.4 %46.5 %26.0
2013Average29.7 %62.7 %45.9 %63.2 %87.3 %79.4 %49.2 %22.6
2014Pirates44.0 %63.8 %52.4 %53.7 %90.5 %72.6 %42.4 %26.7
2014Average30.1 %63.1 %46.2 %62.9 %87.5 %79.3 %48.8 %23.0
2015Pirates39.6 %64.3 %50.3 %61.8 %88.4 %76.6 %43.6 %26.2
2015Average30.9 %64.4 %46.9 %62.9 %87.1 %78.8 %47.8 %22.1
20162 Teams36.6 %62.0 %48.3 %59.4 %89.7 %77.3 %46.0 %27.7
    2016Pirates35.8 %64.8 %49.1 %61.5 %90.0 %78.8 %46.0 %28.5
    2016Nationals37.8 %58.0 %47.1 %56.5 %89.3 %75.1 %46.2 %26.6
2016Average30.6 %63.9 %46.5 %62.1 %86.5 %78.1 %47.8 %22.7
Total- - -36.2 %63.1 %48.8 %57.6 %89.4 %76.9 %46.8 %25.9

SeasonTeamPosGGSInnPOAEFETEDPDPSDPTDPFScpSBCSPBWPFPTZ
2009YankeesP13016.1140000000 2   1.000 
20102 TeamsP22021.1330001100 0   1.000 
    2010YankeesP204.0000000000 0   .000 
    2010AstrosP20017.1330001100 0   1.000 
2011AstrosP71074.11251100000 6   .944 
2012Red SoxP41045.0580000000 0   1.000 
2013PiratesP72071.07110002002 3   1.000 
2014PiratesP72071.05121100000 1   .944 
2015PiratesP78076.27161011100 0   .958 
20162 TeamsP75071.11070001001 2   1.000 
    2016PiratesP45041.2650000000 2   1.000 
    2016NationalsP30029.2420001001 0   1.000 
Total- - -P4440447.050663215203 14   .975 

SeasonTeamPosInnrSBrGDPrARMrGFPrPMDRSBIZPlaysRZROOZCPPRPPTZLFSRARMDPRRngRErrRUZRUZR/150
2009YankeesP16.10  011              
20102 TeamsP21.10  000              
    2010YankeesP4.00  000              
    2010AstrosP17.10  000              
2011AstrosP74.10  000              
2012Red SoxP45.00  011              
2013PiratesP71.00  022              
2014PiratesP71.00  011              
2015PiratesP76.21  124              
20162 TeamsP71.10  000              
    2016PiratesP41.20  011              
    2016NationalsP29.20  0-1-1              
Total- - -P447.01  179              

SeasonTeamPosInnImpossible (0%)Remote (1-10%)Unlikely (10-40%)Even (40-60%)Likely (60-90%)Routine (90-100%)
2012Red SoxP45.00.0%      (1)0.0%      (1)0.0%      (0)0.0%     (0)100.0%      (2)100.0%      (6)
2013PiratesP71.00.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)100.0%      (1)0.0%     (1)100.0%      (1)100.0%    (10)
2014PiratesP71.00.0%      (0)0.0%      (1)0.0%      (0)0.0%     (0)66.7%      (3)100.0%    (10)
2015PiratesP76.20.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)0.0%      (1)0.0%     (0)50.0%      (2)93.8%    (16)
20162 TeamsP71.10.0%      (0)0.0%      (1)0.0%      (0)0.0%     (0)100.0%      (2)100.0%      (6)
    2016PiratesP41.20.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)0.0%     (0)100.0%      (2)100.0%      (5)
    2016NationalsP29.20.0%      (0)0.0%      (1)0.0%      (0)0.0%     (0)0.0%      (0)100.0%      (1)
Total- - -P447.00.0%      (1)0.0%      (3)50.0%      (2)0.0%     (1)80.0%    (10)97.9%    (48)

SeasonTeamRA9-WARBIP-WinsLOB-WinsFDP-WinsRARWARDollarsSalary
2009Yankees0.10.10.00.10.20.0$0.1 
20102 Teams-0.10.0-0.3-0.32.40.3$1.5 
    2010Yankees-0.1-0.10.0-0.1-0.10.0($0.1) 
    2010Astros0.10.1-0.3-0.22.50.3$1.6 
2011Astros0.90.00.10.27.20.8$5.9 
2012Red Sox-0.60.0-0.3-0.3-2.2-0.2($1.5) 
2013Pirates2.6-0.10.10.022.82.5$18.8 
2014Pirates2.60.70.00.618.02.0$15.3 
2015Pirates2.10.8-0.30.614.11.5$12.2 
20162 Teams2.70.60.30.917.51.8$14.6 
    2016Pirates1.50.40.20.68.50.9$7.0 
    2016Nationals1.20.20.10.39.00.9$7.5 
Total- - -10.42.1-0.51.779.98.7$66.8 

  • $62m / 4 Years (2017 - 2020) (Edit)
    • signed by San Francisco Giants on 12/5/2016 (Free Agent)
    • 2017: $15.5M, 2018: $15.5M, 2019: $15.5M, 2020: $15.5M
    • Source: twitter.com, Hat Tip: twitter.com
    • Submitted by Sam Bauman
  • $9.6m / 1 Years (2016) (Edit)
    • signed by Pittsburgh Pirates on 1/15/2016 (Avoided Arbitration)
    • 2016: $9.6M
    • Originally Reported By: Bill Brink
    • Source: twitter.com
    • Submitted by Sam Bauman
  • $5.4m / 1 Years (2015) (Edit)
    • signed by Pittsburgh Pirates on 1/16/2015 (Avoided Arbitration)
    • 2015: $5.4M
    • Agent / Agency: Relativity Baseball
    • Originally Reported By: Bill Brink
    • Source: twitter.com
    • Submitted by matthewyaspan
  • $2.6m / 1 Years (2014) (Edit)
    • signed by Pittsburgh Pirates on 1/17/2014 (Avoided Arbitration)
    • 2014: $2.6M
    • Agent / Agency: Relativity Baseball (Formerly SFX)
    • Originally Reported By: Bill Brink
    • Source: post-gazette.com
    • Submitted by matthewyaspan
  • $0.5m / 1 Years (2013) (Edit)
    • signed by Pittsburgh Pirates on 3/1/2013 (League Minimum)
    • 2013: $0.5M
    • Other Notes: Pre arbitration
    • Agent / Agency: SFX
    • Source: spotrac.com
    • Submitted by Sam Bauman
  • $0.5m / 1 Years (2012) (Edit)
    • signed by Boston Red Sox on 3/9/2012 (League Minimum)
    • 2012: $0.5M
    • Other Notes: Pre arbitration
    • Agent / Agency: SFX
    • Source: spotrac.com
    • Submitted by Sam Bauman
  • $0.4m / 1 Years (2011) (Edit)
    • signed by Houston Astros on 2/25/2011 (League Minimum)
    • 2011: $0.4M
    • Other Notes: Pre arbitration
    • Source: spotrac.com
    • Submitted by Sam Bauman
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  • 2006 June Amateur Draft - Round: 9, Pick: 28, Overall: 284
    • Team: New York Yankees
    • School: U Arizona
  • 2003 June Amateur Draft - Round: 30, Pick: 24, Overall: 901
    • Team: Los Angeles Dodgers
    • School: Golden HS (CO)