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Melancon Has But One Step To Conquer

Despite only having pitched eight professional innings prior to 2008, Mark Melancon entered the season ranked as one of the top ten Yankees prospects. Thanks to his performance this year, he keeps moving up the charts in the farm system.

"Most people say that your first season is all about coming back healthy and making sure nothing goes wrong," said Melancon. "I never really rate my season because I expect it to go right. My goal has always been to keep moving up, staying consistent, and keep getting better and better. "Health and energy wise, I feel fine. It's partly due because I've had rest after every outing. My outings...