July 11, 1984 |
|September 1, 2007, for the Los Angeles Dodgers|
|Last MLB appearance|
|October 3, 2009, for the Oakland Athletics|
|Earned run average||4.58|
Meloan is an alumnus of the University of Arizona, where he was a perfect 10–0 in 11 starts in 2004, in leading the Wildcats to the College World Series. In three seasons with Arizona, he compiled a record of 24–4 in 30 starts.
Los Angeles Dodgers
He was drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 5th round of the 2005 Major League Baseball draft and made his professional debut for the Ogden Raptors in mid-season, going 0-2, 3.69 ERA in 16 appearances, 6 of them as a starter. Primarily a starter in college, he was converted to a relief pitcher at Ogden. His maximum-effort delivery and his 92–94 mph fastball with a pair of strikeout breaking balls led to his consideration as a closer. In 2006, he saw action with the Columbus Catfish, Vero Beach Dodgers and Jacksonville Suns. For the 2007 season, Meloan began the year with Double-A Jacksonville, compiling a 5–2 record with a terrific 2.18 ERA in 35 relief appearances and notching 19 saves to be selected to the Southern League All-Star team. He won the post-season "Double-A Relief Pitcher of the Year" Award. After the all-star break, he was promoted to Triple-A Las Vegas and he was recalled to the Dodgers on September 1, 2007. He made his Major League debut for the Dodgers that night against the San Diego Padres, working two innings of relief. He wound up pitching in five games for the Dodgers after his September callup, working 7.1 innings and finishing with an 11.05 ERA. On July 26, 2008, Meloan was traded to the Cleveland Indians along with minor league catcher Carlos Santana for infielder Casey Blake.
On July 26, 2008, Meloan was traded to the Cleveland Indians along with minor league catcher Carlos Santana for infielder Casey Blake. In 2009, Meloan had pitched 44 innings in Triple-A (for the Columbus Clippers) compiling a 0-0 record, with one save in 25 appearances with a 5.52 ERA before being traded on July 2, 2009. He was traded to the Tampa Bay Rays for pitcher Winston Abreu.
Tampa Bay Rays
Meloan was claimed off waivers by the Pirates on August 12, 2009. On August 31, 2009 he was again designated for assignment.
He was claimed off waivers by the Oakland Athletics on September 2, 2009. After missing all of the 2010 season due to Tommy John Surgery, Meloan Rehabed at Kansas City Sports Rehabilitation & Physical Therapy and was outrighted to Triple-A Sacramento. The A's released Meloan in October 2011.
Meloan agreed to sign with the Texas Rangers on March 3, 2012, but the Rangers released Meloan on March 31, before he could play a game in the organization. Meloan started the 2012 season with the Long Island Ducks. The Yankees signed Meloan in June 2012. He then returned to the Long Island Ducks in 2014.