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Melancon Needs To Attack

Mark Melancon wants to be more aggressive

Every rookie always takes something from their first big league experience. In the case of reliever Mark Melancon, despite being known for his aggressive approach at the minor league level, he quickly learned he needs to attack batters even more at the Major League level.

Mark Melancon had a strong 2008 campaign after missing the 2007 season due to Tommy John surgery. He threw 95 innings at three different levels in the organization in impressive fashion. The Colorado native earned a 2.27 era, 89 strikeouts and a WHIP of 0.96 in those 44 appearances in 2008. Heading into the 2009 season, he was on the radar of many who follow the Yankees as a guy who could end... Recommended Stories

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