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Mike Minor

26-Year-Old Pitcher – Atlanta Braves

2014 Stats

W-L

6-12

ERA

4.77

WHIP

1.44

K

120

SV

0

2014 Preseason Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Just as many expected, 2013 was a breakout campaign for Minor, who led the team in innings pitched (204.2), strikeouts (181) and quality starts (23), while improving his strikeout and walk rates to 8....

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: L   THROWS: L   HT: 6' 4"   WT: 220   DOB: 12/26/1987   BORN: Chapel Hill, TN   COLLEGE: Vanderbilt   DRAFTED: 1st Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Mike Minor Contract Information:

Agreed to a one-year, $3.8 million contract with the Braves in January of 2014, avoiding arbitration.

September 23, 2014  –  Mike Minor News

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Mike Minor Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS SH IP H ER HR K BB W L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
2009 21 A ROM 4 4 0 14.0 10 1 0 17 0 0 1 0 0.64 0.71
2010 22 AA MIS 6 14 0 82.0 69 35 8 103 32 2 5 0 0 0 3.84 1.23
2010 22 AAA GWI 6 6 0 33.1 19 7 1 37 12 4 1 0 0 0 1.89 0.94
2010 22 MAJ ATL 9 8 0 40.7 53 27 6 43 11 3 2 0 0 0 5.98 1.57
2011 23 AAA GWI 16 16 0 100.2 93 36 12 99 27 4 5 0 0 0 3.22 1.20
2011 23 MAJ ATL 15 15 0 82.7 93 38 7 77 30 5 3 0 0 0 4.14 1.49
2012 24 MAJ ATL 30 30 0 179.3 151 82 26 145 56 11 10 0 0 0 4.12 1.15
2013 25 MAJ ATL 32 32 0 204.7 177 73 22 181 46 13 9 0 0 0 3.21 1.09
2014 26 A ROM 1 1 0 5.0 1 0 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.40
2014 26 AA MIS 2 2 0 9.0 14 8 5 7 0 0 2 0 0 0 8.00 1.56
2014 26 AAA GWI 2 1 0 8.1 5 3 1 8 3 2 0 0 0 0 3.24 0.99
2014 26 MAJ ATL 25 25 0 145.3 165 77 21 120 44 6 12 0 0 0 4.77 1.44
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3-Year Averages     25 25 0 155.6 140 64 18 134 44 9 7 0 0 0 3.70 1.18
Career  (View All)     111 110 0 652.7 639 297 82 566 187 38 36 0 4.10 1.27

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Mike Minor Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
Sep. 20 NYM 1.0 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 L 0 0 0 4.77 1.44
Sep. 14 @Tex 4.7 8 5 5 0 3 1 2 0 0 L 0 0 0 4.74 1.44
Sep. 8 @Was 6.0 7 2 2 0 2 3 0 1 0 L 0 0 0 4.58 1.41
Sep. 2 Phi 7.3 7 3 3 1 2 5 0 1 0 L 0 0 0 4.65 1.41
Aug. 28 @NYM 7.0 4 1 1 0 0 5 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 4.70 1.42
Aug. 22 @Cin 7.7 1 1 1 0 4 5 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.90 1.47
Aug. 17 Oak 7.0 3 2 2 2 2 7 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 5.16 1.52
Aug. 12 LAD 6.7 8 3 3 0 1 7 1 0 0 L 0 0 0 5.33 1.58
Aug. 1 @SD 5.0 9 5 5 2 2 1 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 5.42 1.59
Jul. 27 SD 6.7 8 3 3 2 1 6 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 5.23 1.56
Last 14 Days
2 Games:  Avg. 2.8 IP/G
5.7 8 6 6 0 4 1 3 0 0 0-2 0 0 0 9.53 2.12
Last 30 Days
5 Games:  Avg. 5.2 IP/G
26.0 26 12 12 1 8 14 3 2 0 1-4 0 0 0 4.15 1.31
Last 60 Days
10 Games:  Avg. 5.9 IP/G
59.0 55 26 26 7 18 40 4 2 0 3-6 0 0 0 3.97 1.24

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Mike Minor Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2014140281045812.357
2013192521039704.217
2012179401438807.239

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2014497923412023219.265
20136281293613837218.237
20125491054211322319.230

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201471.33806821154.921.53
2013107.065010218143.620.99
201297.0740702883.251.05

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201474.0340522364.621.35
201397.7740792882.761.20
201282.34607528185.141.28
Mike Minor Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS IP K/9 BB/9 K/BB HR/9 GB/FB Ratio Strand % Fastball ERA FIP BABIP
2009 21 A ROM 4 4 14.0 10.93 0.00 0.00 0.00 90% 0.64 0.77 .308
2010 22 AA MIS 6 14 82.0 11.30 3.51 3.22 0.88 71% 3.84 3.16 .322
2010 22 AAA GWI 6 6 33.1 10.06 3.26 3.08 0.27 80% 1.89 2.44 .242
2010 22 MAJ ATL 9 8 40.7 9.52 2.43 3.91 1.33 0.78 63.8% 90.9 MPH 5.98 3.89 .396
2011 23 AAA GWI 16 16 100.2 8.89 2.43 3.67 1.08 77.8% 3.22 3.65 .306
2011 23 MAJ ATL 15 15 82.7 8.38 3.27 2.57 0.76 0.99 73.3% 91.3 MPH 4.14 3.56 .355
2012 24 MAJ ATL 30 30 179.3 7.28 2.81 2.59 1.30 0.77 69.1% 90.3 MPH 4.12 4.49 .257
2013 25 MAJ ATL 32 32 204.7 7.96 2.02 3.93 0.97 0.82 74.6% 90.4 MPH 3.21 3.52 .281
2014 26 A ROM 1 1 5.0 7.20 1.80 4.00 0.00 100% 0.00 2.20 .090
2014 26 AA MIS 2 2 9.0 7.00 0.00 0.00 5.00 66.7% 8.00 8.87 .329
2014 26 AAA GWI 2 1 8.1 8.89 3.33 2.67 1.11 71.4% 3.24 4.31 .212
2014 26 MAJ ATL 25 25 145.3 7.43 2.72 2.73 1.30 1.22 70.2% 90.3 MPH 4.77 4.46 .332
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3-Year Averages     25 25 155.6 7.75 2.55 3.05 1.04 72.3% 3.70 3.83 .286
Career     111 110 652.7 7.80 2.58 3.03 1.13 71.1% 4.10 3.99 .304

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2014 Stat Review for Mike Minor    As compared to the top 100 starting pitchers in 2013 (min 140 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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2.73 K/BB
WEAK
7.43 K/9
AVERAGE
2.72 BB/9
AVERAGE
90.3 MPH Fastball
WEAK
1.3 HR/9
POOR
1.22 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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4.77 ERA
POOR
1.44 WHIP
POOR
4.46 FIP
POOR
BABIP/Strand

Balls in play avg. and % of runners left stranded.

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.332 BABIP
HIGH
70.2% Strand Rate
LOW

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Mike Minor: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Minor left Saturday's game in the first inning with shoulder discomfort.

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Minor labored through 4.2 innings in Sunday's loss to the Rangers, giving up five earned runs on eight hits and three walks while recording just one strikeout.

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Minor was a tough-luck loser Monday, holding the Nationals to two runs in six innings.

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Minor (6-9) took the loss Tuesday, giving up three earned runs on seven hits while walking two and striking out five over 7.1 innings against the Phillies.

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Minor tossed seven strong innings against the Mets on Thursday to earn his sixth win of the season. He gave up just one run and four hits while striking out five batters.

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Minor struck out five and walked four while holding the Reds to one run on one hits over 7.2 innings Friday night.

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Minor tossed seven strong innings Sunday night, allowing two earned runs on four hits and two walks while piling up seven strikeouts in a victory over the A's.

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Minor fell to 4-8 on Tuesday, allowing three runs on eight hits in 6.2 innings against the Dodgers. He also fanned seven and issued just one free pass.

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Minor is lined up to make two starts this week, Tuesday at home against the Dodgers and Sunday at home against the A's.

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The Braves will skip Minor's next rotation turn, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

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Minor (4-7) took the loss Friday facing the Padres as he gave up five runs on nine hits over five innings pitched.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2013

Minor received his first full season in the major leagues in 2012 and found some success toward the end of the season. He was awful over his first 15 games, but settled down and put up a 2.21 ERA over his last 15 starts. Minor's minor league numbers indicate that he shouldn't be as prone to the long ball as he was in 2012. However, he had a very low opponent batting average on balls in play (.252) that will likely increase in 2013. Though he only throws about 90 mph, Minor has an excellent fastball with very good movement. His changeup and curveball are also above average offerings and Minor does a good job of setting them up. Minor had a good, but not great, 7.3 K/9 in 2012, but the potential is certainly there for that number to rise given his higher strikeout ratios in the minors. Minor could be a breakout candidate for 2013.

2012

Minor entered last spring as the favorite for the fifth starter job given his pedigree (seventh overall pick in the 2009 draft), but lost out to Brandon Beachy and bounced between Triple-A and the Braves the rest of the season. Minor was dominant in Triple-A again with a 3.22 ERA and 99:27 K:BB ratio in 100.2 innings. His results were not as spectacular in the majors, but he still posted a 4.14 ERA and strong 77:30 K:BB ratio in 82.2 innings at age 23. He also had a strong September once he settled into the rotation with several starters out due to injury as he posted a 3.67 ERA with a 25:11 K:BB ratio in 27 innings. He also reduced his home runs allowed, which had been a worry in his brief time in the majors in 2010. He should enter the season as Atlanta's No. 4 or No. 5 starter and may establish himself as a fixture in the rotation for many years.

2011

Minor, the seventh overall pick in the 2009 draft, began the season at Double-A and ended the season in Atlanta's rotation. After dominating at Double-A (11.3 K/9IP with strong control), he had a 1.89 ERA with a 37:12 K:BB ratio in 33.1 innings at Triple-A and was called up to Atlanta in early August. He began his career with three quality starts and had a 5.84 ERA and 47:9 K:BB ratio in 37 innings in his first seven starts. He then lasted less than two innings in his next two outings and the Braves pulled him from the rotation over worries about fatigue. While his overall 5.98 ERA may not look like he held his own in the majors, his 43:11 K:BB ratio in 40.2 innings shows he can be a frontline starter. He'll need to keep the ball in the park (six home runs), but he gave up just nine home runs in 129.1 innings in the minors the past two years. He'll likely begin 2011 as Atlanta's No. 5 starter and has the makings of a future star. The only worry for 2011 is the Braves may once again limit his innings after a big leap in workload last season.

2010

Minor, the seventh overall pick in the 2009 draft, had a 0.64 ERA with a 17:0 K:BB ratio in 14 innings in four starts at Low-A Rome. He's made a strong impression so far and will likely begin in High-A next season and could move up quickly. The Braves felt that he was polished enough to send him to the Arizona Fall League, where the hitter-friendly environment seemed to get the best of him. Despite the rough showing there, the Braves are very high on his long-term potential and Minor has drawn comparisons to Philadelphia's Cole Hamels.