About Saves

During Mark Melancon's 13-year Major League Baseball career, he had 244 saves, an average of 18.7692 saves per season. 2015 was his best season with 51 saves and his worst season was 2009 when he had 0 saves. Mark Melancon outperformed similar player cohorts when comparing career totals, besting USA (11.2157), Millenial (8.56907), Y (49.4776), mlb (11.7817), and RP (19.9849) player career averages. See the charts and graphs below that visualize this information in more detail.

A save is credited to a relief pitcher who, under certain circumstances, finishes the game and prevents the opposing team from taking the lead. Some of the criteria include not being credited for the win, pitching at least one third of an inning, and entering the game with a lead of 3 runs or less. Generally, for Saves, higher is better. (Source)

Mark Melancon's Saves Per Season Line Chart

This line chart shows Mark Melancon's yearly Saves for each season of his Major League Baseball career. Also included, for comparison, are yearly player averages for MLB, Hall of Fame players, RP, and players from their country of birth. For these groups, averages are calculated for each group's performance for the defined year.
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Mark Melancon's Cumulative Saves by Season

This line chart attempts to show shows Mark Melancon's progression over their entire career. Each year on the chart represents Mark Melancon's career total Saves at the end of that season.
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Mark Melancon's Saves Per Season Box Chart

This chart attempts to draw comparisons between Mark Melancon and related player groups by summarizing Saves for each season played by Mark Melancon. The box represents the middle 50% of the data for each player with the line in the box being the median value. The whiskers represent the ranges for the top and bottom 25% of the data. Review the spread and medians to draw your conclusions!
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Mark Melancon's Season Saves Stats Table

This table shows Mark Melancon's Saves stats per season for his full MLB career with the aggregations’ sum, average, minimum, maximum, and median. Also included, for comparison, are season player averages for MLB, Hall of Fame players, RP, and players from their country of birth. The comparisons are calculated for each group for each year of Mark Melancon's career.

Note: "—" indicate there were no players for comparison for a specific year. Most commonly this happens for the hall of fame group where there may not have been a hall of famer playing that year.
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