Mark Melancon

RP · Arizona Diamondbacks

Bats R Throws R
Height 6'2" Weight 210
DOB 1985-03-28 Age 38.0
Hometown Wheat Ridge, CO
2023 Fantasy Rankings

NFBC ADP (15-team): 40.12, 597th

Season Projections

THE BAT-$83938.0112042712423220194.501.42

ATC projections by Ariel Cohen. Steamer projections by Steamer Projections Blog. THE BAT projections by Derek Carty. Zeile Consensus projections by FantasyPros.

Fantasy Baseball News Last 90 Days

  • Mark Melancon Expected To Miss Multiple Months With Shoulder Strain

    The D-Backs announced on Wednesday that veteran reliever Mark Melancon would miss the start of the season after experiencing shoulder discomfort. Manager Torey Lovullo provided a disheartening update on Thursday afternoon. The four-time All-Star will receive a platelet-rich plasma injection to address a subscapularis strain, an injury the skipper said will be measured in “months, not…

    Mar 17 · MLB Trade Rumors Diamondbacks Mark Melancon closers
  • Mark Melancon Will Open Season On Injured List

    Arizona Diamondbacks right-hander Mark Melancon (shoulder) has a subscapularis strain in his right shoulder and will open the 2023 regular season on the injured list, according to manager Torey Lovullo. Melancon is getting a platelet-rich plasma injection. The injury will keep the 37-year-old veteran reliever out for the first couple months of the season, so fantasy managers should be avoiding him in upcoming drafts. He opened last year as Arizona's primary closer and finished with 18 saves, but he pitched poorly for most of the year and lost the job by August. The D-backs will likely role with a committee approach to save situations, with Kevin Ginkel and Andrew Chafin the best bets for those speculating on saves in deeper fantasy leagues.

    Mar 16 · Source via Diamondbacks Mark Melancon closers
  • Mark Melancon Likely To Miss Start Of Season

    Arizona Diamondbacks relief pitcher Mark Melancon (shoulder) is dealing with a shoulder injury and appears likely to miss the start of the 2023 regular season. The extent of Melancon's injury is unclear, according to general manager Mike Hazen. Although we don't know exactly what is wrong with the 37-year-old pitcher, fantasy managers shouldn't expect him to be part of Arizona's closer committee right away. Instead, names like Kevin Ginkel, Andrew Chafin, Miguel Castro and Scott McGough will battle for save opportunities in a bullpen that fantasy managers should probably try to avoid at all costs. The 37-year-old Melancon opened last year as Arizona's closer but eventually lost the job due to poor performance. Leave him to the waiver wire to begin the season.

    Mar 16 · Source via Diamondbacks Mark Melancon closers
  • Diamondbacks Closing Situation Will Be Fluid This Year

    Arizona Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo said the team's closing situation this year will be "fluid in that area." "What I've done for the past six years is, I've always had a closer. That's just how my mind works. But I've got to evolve a little bit in that area. So if I feel the need to I will [name a closer], if somebody emerges I might, but for right now it's very fluid. I haven't yet made up my mind about naming somebody as our ninth-inning guy," Lovullo said. The names in the mix to be Arizona's closer in 2023 include recently signed Andrew Chafin, Kevin Ginkel, Joe Mantiply, Mark Melancon and Miguel Castro. Melancon has the most experience of the group with over 200 career saves, but Lovullo also has some experience relying heavily on Chafin as a reliever in the past. Melancon began last year as the team's closer and finished with 18 saves, but he also struggled with an ERA close to 5.00.

    Feb 16 · Source via Diamondbacks Miguel Castro Andrew Chafin Kevin Ginkel Joe Mantiply Mark Melancon closers
    2023 ATC-$83938.0234052713413219184.261.42
    2023 Steamer-$95050.0232043518545227244.321.44
    2023 THE BAT-$83938.0112042712423220194.501.42
    2023 Zeile-$64744.233705341748000234.631.46

    Historic stats obtained free of charge from and are copyrighted by Retrosheet. ATC projections by Ariel Cohen. Steamer projections by Steamer Projections Blog. THE BAT projections by Derek Carty. Zeile Consensus projections by FantasyPros.

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