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Scouting Yankees Prospect #6: Mark Melancon

Melancon is big league ready right now

The Yankees drafted right-handed pitcher Mark Melancon in the 9th-round of the 2006 MLB Draft out of the University of Arizona. He missed all of 2007 after having Tommy John surgery - the main reason he slipped as far as he did in the draft - but he broke out in a big way in his first season back and now he's ready to help out the big league bullpen.

Vital Statistics: Name: Mark Melancon Position: Relief Pitcher DOB: March 25, 1985 Height: 6'2" Weight: 215 Bats: Right Throws: Right "All in all it was very good," Melancon said of his 2008 season. "I was coming back from surgery and I was 100 percent pretty much from the get-go, and not having any sort of setbacks with my elbow or shoulder. It's just been great." Performance aside, the... Recommended Stories

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