Thursday, May 5, 2011

Melancon is now CL1

Brian McTaggart quotes Mills saying that, in Lyon's absence, Mark Melancon is your closer. Not bad for a guy who, one year ago, was a reliever in Scranton-Wilkes Barre.

Here's the tale of the tape:


Courtesy of Brooks Baseball, we see that Lyon threw his fastball at an average of 89.75mph, topping out at 90.3mph. Melancon has been averaging 92.1mph on his fastball.