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Relief Pitcher Age: 31 Exp: 5.089 Years
Drafted: Round 9 (#284 overall), 2006 College: Arizona Agent(s): Relativity Sports
  • Current Contract

    Mark Melancon signed a 1 year / $9,650,000 contract with the Pittsburgh Pirates, including $9,650,000 guaranteed, and an annual average salary of $9,650,000. In 2016, Melancon will earn a base salary of $9,650,000. Melancon has a cap hit of $9,650,000.

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $9,650,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $9,650,000
    Free Agent: 2017 / UFA
    Year   Age Base Salary Total Salary
    2016 Contract details by year 31 $9,650,000 $9,650,000
    2017 Free Agent Year 32 UFA  
    Sources: MLB contract specifics generally collected from Baseball Prospectus & Rotoworld.

    Previous Contracts

    2016-2016

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $6,222,405
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $6,222,405
    Free Agent: 0 / UFA
    Year   Age Base Salary Total Salary
    2016 Contract details by year 31 $6,222,405 $6,222,405
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  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Salary Signing Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    2006 Player Cash Earnings - $600,000 - $600,000
    2009 Player Cash Earnings $400,000 - - $400,000
    2010 Player Cash Earnings $400,000 - - $400,000
    2011 Player Cash Earnings $421,000 - - $421,000
    2012 Player Cash Earnings $521,000 - - $521,000
    2013 Player Cash Earnings $521,000 - $10,000 $531,000
    2014 Player Cash Earnings $2,595,000 - - $2,595,000
    2015 Player Cash Earnings $5,400,000 - - $5,400,000
    2016 Player Cash Earnings $3,427,595 - - $3,427,595
    2016 Player Cash Earnings $6,222,405 - - $6,222,405
    Est. Earnings (8 seasons) $19,908,000 $600,000 $10,000 $20,518,000
    * denotes deferred payment
  • 2016 Player Rankings

    A visual look at how Mark Melancon ranks across the league, conference, division, and team.

     

    Cap Hit ($9,650,000) Rank
    MLB: #122
    Washington Nationals: #6
    Relief Pitcher: #7

    Total Cash ($9,650,000) Rank
    MLB: #123
    Relief Pitcher: #7

    Average Annual ($9,650,000) Rank
    MLB: #131
    Relief Pitcher: #7
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    Statistics

    Season Team Games IP H R ER BB K HR W L S ERA WHIP
    2016 PIT 57 52.1 38 11 8 9 49 2 1 1 36 1.38 0.898
    2015 PIT 78 76.2 57 22 19 14 62 4 3 2 51 2.23 0.926
    2014 PIT 72 71. 51 15 15 11 71 2 3 5 33 1.90 0.873
    2013 PIT 72 71. 60 15 11 8 70 1 3 2 16 1.39 0.958
    2012 BOS 41 45. 45 31 31 12 41 8 0 2 1 6.20 1.267
    2011 HOU 71 74.1 65 28 23 26 66 5 8 4 20 2.79 1.224
    2010 NYY 22 21.1 19 13 10 8 22 2 2 0 0 4.22 1.266
    2009 NYY 13 16.1 13 8 7 10 10 0 1 0 3.86 1.408
  • Calculated Market Value

    Market Value

    • 3 yrs, $30,378,888
    • Avg. Salary: $10,126,296
    • MLB Rank: 119

    Current Contract

    • Free Agent: 2017
    • Avg. Salary: $9,650,000
    • MLB Rank: 131

    Comparable Players

    We've selected the following players based on their age, contract status, and statistical production to compare Mark Melancon to.

    Player Length Value Avg. Salary Age When Signed
    David Robertson 4 $46,000,000 $11,500,000 29
    Jonathan Papelbon 4 $50,000,000 $12,500,000 31
    Francisco Rodriguez 2 $13,000,000 $6,500,000 32
    Huston Street 2 $18,000,000 $9,000,000 32
    Averages 3 $31,750,000 $10,583,333 31


    Base Calculated Value

    After adjusting the above contracts as if signed at Melancon's current age (31), a linear regression is performed, providing us with the following initial value.

    Length Value Avg. Salary
    3 $27,136,364 $9,045,455


    Statistical Comparisons

    Now we'll compare our variables and Melancon statistically over the two seasons prior to their signing. In this case we're analyzing: Innings Pitched per game, Strikeouts per 9 innings, ERA, WHIP per season

    Player IP/G Saves SO ERA WHIP
    David Robertson 2013-2014, CHW 0.98 0.32 1.3 2.55 1.05
    Jonathan Papelbon 2010-2011, PHI 1.03 0.53 1.27 3.43 1.10
    Francisco Rodriguez 2013-2014, MIL 0.98 0.46 1.09 2.90 1.07
    Huston Street 2014-2015, LAA 0.99 0.66 0.93 2.29 1.05
    Average 1.00 0.49 1.15 2.79 1.07
    Mark Melancon 2014-2016 0.97 0.58 0.88 1.89 0.90
    % Change -3.00% 18.37% -23.48% 32.26% 15.89%
    Median Prime % Change 15.89%
    Average Prime % Change 8.01%


    Mark Melancon's Calculated Market Value

    After applying our Prime % figures into our base calculated value, we're given two values. The average of these values becomes our current calculated market value.

    Terms Avg. Salary
    3 years, $30,378,888 10,126,296