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Jon Meloan

RHP | GiantsSF
Jon Meloan
Name: Jonathan M. Meloan
Born: Jul 11, 1984 in Houston, Texas USA
High School: Taylor HS, Katy, Texas
College: Arizona
Ht.: 6'3" / Wt.: 225 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
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Drafted in the 5th round (166th overall) by the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2005 (signed for $155,000)
As a hard-throwing high school senior in Houston in 2002, Meloan wasn't drafted even though he led area schools in strikeouts per inning and threw a 20-strikeout no-hitter, the third of his career. He managed to get lost in the shuffle in a year when the Houston prep ranks had a pitching class for the ages, producing first-rounders Clint Everts (Expos), Scott Kazmir (Mets) and James Loney (Dodgers, who developed him as a first baseman), along with projected 2005 first-rounder Mark McCormick, who would have been a first-rounder had he not been committed to attending college. Meloan's problem in high school was wildness. He would just as easily walk eight or nine hitters a game as strike out 16. He still averages a walk every two innings, but scouts say he's now effectively wild and over the last two years as the ace of the Wildcats staff, he has gone 18-2. He's always had good stuff and has four average, nearly equal offerings, including a 90-91 mph fastball that touches 93-94, along with a knuckle-curve, cutter and changeup. In 91 innings, he had 49 walks and 108 strikeouts. Meloan is well built for a pitcher, and scouts say he is almost too strong for his own good. If anything, he needs to work at losing weight to get lighter and looser.
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