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Michael Tonkin

26-Year-Old Pitcher – Minnesota Twins

2016 Stats

W-L

1-2

ERA

3.04

WHIP

1.10

K

29

SV

0

2016 Preseason Projections

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2016 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Tonkin had another dominant season at Triple-A, but hasn't been able to find a consistent role in the majors. Tonkin had 46:5 K:BB ratio in 41 innings at Triple-A Rochester, but was up-and-down from t...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 7"   WT: 220   DOB: 11/19/1989   BORN: Glendale, CA   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: 30th Rd   

May 6, 2016  –  Michael Tonkin News

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Tonkin made a brief appearance in Wednesday’s loss to Houston, retiring the single batter he faced with a mere two pitches

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Michael Tonkin 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
2010 20 R ELI 9 0 0 22.1 15 2 0 20 4 1 0 1 0 0 0.81 0.86
2010 20 A BEL 9 12 0 65.0 74 31 7 40 18 3 6 0 0 0 4.29 1.42
2011 21 A BEL 48 3 0 76.2 82 33 3 69 24 4 3 2 0 0 3.87 1.39
2012 22 A+ FOR 22 0 0 30.1 24 10 2 44 11 1 1 6 0 0 2.97 1.16
2012 22 A BEL 22 0 0 39.0 29 6 1 53 9 3 0 6 0 0 1.38 0.97
2013 23 AA NEW 30 0 0 24.1 21 6 0 30 8 1 2 7 0 0 2.22 1.20
2013 23 AAA ROC 30 0 0 32.2 33 16 3 36 8 1 2 14 0 0 4.41 1.27
2013 23 MAJ MIN 9 0 0 11.3 9 1 0 10 3 0 0 0 0 0 0.79 1.06
2014 24 AAA ROC 39 0 0 45.0 41 14 2 46 12 3 4 10 0 0 2.80 1.18
2014 24 MAJ MIN 25 0 0 19.0 23 10 2 16 6 0 0 0 0 4 4.74 1.53
2015 25 AAA ROC 33 0 0 41.0 25 5 2 46 5 2 1 14 0 0 1.10 0.73
2015 25 MAJ MIN 26 0 0 23.3 21 9 4 19 9 0 0 0 0 5 3.47 1.29
2016 26 MAJ MIN 21 0 0 23.7 19 8 3 29 7 1 2 0 2 1 3.04 1.10
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3-Year Averages     20 0 0 17.9 17 6 2 15 6 0 0 0 0 3 3.02 1.29
Career  (View All)     81 0 0 77.3 72 28 9 74 25 1 2 0 3.26 1.25

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Michael Tonkin Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Days To Display:    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30    Show 60Show 60
DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
May. 24 KC 1.3 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.04 1.10
May. 22 Tor 1.3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.22 1.12
May. 20 Tor 1.0 1 1 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.43 1.19
May. 18 @Det 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.15 1.20
May. 17 @Det 0.3 3 3 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 L 0 1 0 3.32 1.26
May. 14 @Cle 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 1.93 1.13
May. 11 Bal 1.3 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.04 1.19
May. 7 @CWS 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.20 1.16
May. 6 @CWS 1.7 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.25 1.19
May. 4 @Hou 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.26 1.19
May. 3 @Hou 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.29 1.21
Apr. 30 Det 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.50 1.42
Apr. 29 Det 0.7 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.64 1.45
Apr. 27 Cle 1.7 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.74 1.35
Apr. 24 @Was 0.3 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 L 0 1 0 2.08 1.38
Apr. 22 @Was 3.0 2 1 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.08 1.32
Apr. 20 @Mil 0.3 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0.00 1.31
Apr. 19 Mil 0.7 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0.00 1.00
Apr. 17 LAA 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 0.00 0.92
Apr. 13 CWS 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0.00 1.71
Apr. 9 @KC 1.3 1 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0.00 2.25
Last 14 Days
6 Games:  Avg. 1.0 IP/G
6.0 5 4 4 1 0 10 1 0 0 0-1 0 1 1 6.00 0.83
Last 30 Days
14 Games:  Avg. 1.1 IP/G
15.0 13 6 6 1 1 19 1 0 0 0-1 0 1 1 3.60 0.93
Last 60 Days
21 Games:  Avg. 1.1 IP/G
23.7 19 8 8 3 7 29 2 0 0 1-2 0 2 1 3.04 1.10

Michael Tonkin Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201629744200.167
2015408313003.361
201430319302.333

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20166822315313.238
2015591168101.154
20145713514200.292

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201612.010020210.750.92
201511.00009624.911.45
201412.00009515.251.92

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201611.70209525.401.29
201512.300010322.191.14
20147.00007113.860.86
Michael Tonkin 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
2010 20 R ELI 9 0 22.1 8.14 1.63 5.00 0.00 89.5% 0.81 2.48 .262
2010 20 A BEL 9 12 65.0 5.54 2.49 2.22 0.97 71.8% 4.29 4.57 .319
2011 21 A BEL 48 3 76.2 8.15 2.83 2.88 0.35 70.9% 3.87 3.16 .351
2012 22 A+ FOR 22 0 30.1 13.16 3.29 4.00 0.60 75.8% 2.97 2.44 .350
2012 22 A BEL 22 0 39.0 12.23 2.08 5.89 0.23 86.5% 1.38 1.58 .329
2013 23 AA NEW 30 0 24.1 11.20 2.99 3.75 0.00 79.3% 2.22 2.08 .356
2013 23 AAA ROC 30 0 32.2 10.06 2.24 4.50 0.84 65.8% 4.41 3.01 .354
2013 23 MAJ MIN 9 0 11.3 7.94 2.38 3.33 0.00 1.25 91.7% 94.4 MPH 0.79 2.23 .291
2014 24 AAA ROC 39 0 45.0 9.20 2.40 3.83 0.40 76.5% 2.80 2.67 .325
2014 24 MAJ MIN 25 0 19.0 7.58 2.84 2.67 0.95 1.53 70.4% 93.4 MPH 4.74 4.15 .358
2015 25 AAA ROC 33 0 41.0 10.10 1.10 9.20 0.44 89.3% 1.10 2.03 .248
2015 25 MAJ MIN 26 0 23.3 7.33 3.47 2.11 1.54 2.11 80.8% 94.3 MPH 3.47 5.09 .266
2016 26 MAJ MIN 21 0 23.7 11.03 2.66 4.14 1.14 0.58 78.3% 93.3 MPH 3.04 3.54 .298
Today's Projections     0 0 .3 5.88 4.44 1.32 1.42 74.8% 4.62 2.22 .297
Next 7 Days     0 0 2.3 6.37 4.33 1.47 1.45 74% 4.71 5.32 .302
Rest Of Season     0 0 29.1 6.40 4.00 1.60 1.34 72.8% 4.70 5.05 .305
3-Year Averages     20 0 17.9 7.55 3.02 2.50 1.01 81% 3.02 3.98 .297
Career     81 0 77.3 8.61 2.91 2.96 1.05 78.4% 3.26 3.80 .304

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2016 Stat Review for Michael Tonkin    As compared to the top 100 relief pitchers in 2015 (min 55 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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4.14 K/BB
GOOD
11.03 K/9
GREAT
2.66 BB/9
GOOD
93.3 MPH Fastball
AVERAGE
1.1 HR/9
POOR
0.58 GB/FB Ratio
EXTREME FLYBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

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3.04 ERA
AVERAGE
1.10 WHIP
GOOD
3.54 FIP
AVERAGE
BABIP/Strand

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

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.298 BABIP
ABOVE AVERAGE
78.3% Strand Rate
AVERAGE

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Michael Tonkin: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Tonkin has won a job in Minnesota's bullpen. He'll be used initially as the long reliever, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.

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Tonkin threw two scoreless innings in Tuesday's spring training win over Baltimore. He had given up seven runs in his first five innings this spring.

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Tonkin will be recalled from Triple-A Rochester before Tuesday's game, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

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Tonkin was optioned to Triple-A Rochester on Saturday, LaVelle E. Neal III of the Star Tribune reports.

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Tonkin was recalled from Triple-A on Friday, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer-Press reports.

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Tonkin was optioned to Triple-A Rochester on Wednesday, Tyler Mason of Fox Sports North reports.

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Tonkin was recalled from Triple-A Rochester after Wednesday's game, Tyler Mason of Fox Sports North reports.

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Tonkin was optioned back to Triple-A Rochester on Thursday.

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Tonkin will be recalled from Triple-A Rochester and serve as the 26th man on the roster for Wednesday's doubleheader against Boston, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2016

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2015

Tonkin has a chance to win a setup role this spring after a strong season at Triple-A and reassuring September callup. He struggled when called up to the majors in April and May (5.84 ERA and 9:6 K:BB ratio), but thrived at Triple-A with a 2.80 ERA and 9.2 K/9. When back in the majors in September he improved with a 2.70 ERA and seven strikeouts in seven innings with no walks. Tonkin features a mid-90s fastball that would be welcomed in a bullpen that has lacked velocity. He's also shown good control in the minors. Tonkin could quickly become one of the top setup men with the Twins in 2015 as a result.

2014

Tonkin is a late bloomer who came on strong in the minors the past three seasons with outstanding strikeout rates and a mid-90s fastball. He began last season in Double-A, but aced his second trip to the level and then also posted a strong strikeout rate while showing good control at Triple-A. After he was called up in September he struck out 10 batters in 11.1 innings and did not give up an earned run until his ninth and final appearance with the Twins. Despite his fastball velocity (94.4 mph), Tonkin's age (24) could limit his upside, and he did give up five unearned runs with the Twins last year. Still, he could win a high-leverage role in Minnesota's bullpen with a strong spring.