Acquired: Signed as a minor league free agent on November 25, 2015 (CIN). Originally drafted in the fourth round of the 2008 MLB First-Year Player Draft (KCR).
Most Recent Stats at Time of Debut
|2015 SEASON STATS: Went 7-10 with a 4.63 ERA in 27 starts at Toledo (Triple-A/Tigers) including one complete game, striking out 102 while walking 68 and allowing 141 hits in 151.2 IP.|
Info & MLB Debut Date
Contract purchased from Louisville (Triple-A) April 10 when INF Brandon Allen was designated for assignment.
MLB Debut Date: 4/10/2016
|April 10, in a 2-1 win over the Pirates. The starting pitcher, he got a ND, tossing four innings of five-hit ball and allowing one run, a solo homer to Chris Stewart. He walked four and fanned five and also threw one wild pitch. Of 92 pitches, 55 were for strikes. At the plate, he struck out in his lone at-bat.|
|A non-roster invitee to Reds spring training in February, Melville emerged as an early sleeper for a bullpen spot before being one of the last pitchers reassigned to minor league camp. A mid-level prospect with the Royals after signing out of high school in 2008, he posted a career 4.75 ERA over his pro career thus far (including a one-year stint in the Tigers system) but has been hampered by inconsistent control, as well as injuries that cuased him to mis most of 2012 and 2013.|