Mark Melancon has won the Trevor Hoffman National League Reliever of the Year award. He picked up 51 saves this year in 53 chances, leading the majors and setting a Pittsburgh Pirates’ single-season record. He converted 35 straight saves during the season, which is also a team record. Melancon made 78 appearances this season, posting a 2.23 ERA in 76.2 innings, with 62 strikeouts, a .207 BAA and an 0.93 WHIP.
Melancon had a 5.36 WPA, with 49 shutdowns and just three meltdowns. That 5.36 WPA was the third best in the majors behind Zack Greinke and Jake Arrieta. Those were the best numbers of his career. Fangraphs has him at a 1.5 WAR, which is actually the lowest of his three seasons in Pittsburgh.