Via an ESPN.com Chat with Baseball America’s Jim Callis (with a hat tip to WasWatching.com reader “MJ” for the lead on this one) -
JB from CT: Where did Mark Melancon rank on the Yankees list? Who is a good MLB comparision for him? Thanks!
Jim Callis: Melancon checked in at No. 9. I hate to force comps and I can’t think of an obvious one for Melancon, but I will say that he’s got the best chance of any Yankees farmhand to eventually take over from Rivera as closer. That is, if Rivera ever stops being money.
This mirrors what’s been said in the past about Melancon.
Is it just me, or, does Melancon’s delivery remind you of Roger Clemens?