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Maikel Cleto

24-Year-Old Pitcher – Chicago White Sox

2014 Stats

W-L

0-0

ERA

1.17

WHIP

1.30

K

3

SV

0

2014 RotoWire Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

The Royals must have seen something in Cleto that went beyond the 6.92 ERA he posted for Triple-A Louisville over 53.1 innings, because when the Cardinals put him on waivers in June, the Royals quickl...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 3"   WT: 235   DOB: 5/1/1989   BORN: Santo Domingo, DR   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: No   Show ContractHide Contract

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Maikel Cleto Contract Information:

Agreed to a one-year deal with the White Sox in March 2014

March 23, 2014  –  Maikel Cleto News

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Maikel Cleto 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
2007 18 R GCL 11 4 0 34.0 34 19 2 28 25 1 2 1 5.03 1.74
2008 19 A Sav 25 22 0 135.2 140 64 8 81 34 5 11 0 4.25 1.29
2008 19 A St. 1 1 0 5.0 5 5 1 1 2 0 1 0 9.00 1.40
2009 20 R AZL 1 0 0 .7 3 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 45.00 6.00
2009 20 A Cli 8 8 0 25.3 35 15 4 24 11 0 3 0 5.38 1.82
2010 21 A+ Hig 23 21 0 103.1 126 70 10 84 44 5 9 0 0 0 6.10 1.65
2011 22 A+ Pal 13 5 0 29.0 20 8 2 33 10 1 1 0 0 0 2.48 1.03
2011 22 AA Spr 13 6 0 34.1 40 15 2 36 12 2 2 0 0 0 3.93 1.52
2011 22 AAA Mem 13 13 0 71.1 56 34 6 66 43 5 3 0 0 0 4.29 1.39
2011 22 MAJ STL 3 0 0 4.3 7 6 2 6 4 0 0 0 0 0 12.46 2.54
2012 23 AAA Mem 45 0 0 53.2 51 32 4 66 22 3 2 2 0 0 5.37 1.37
2012 23 MAJ STL 9 0 0 9.0 13 7 4 15 2 0 0 0 0 1 7.00 1.67
2013 24 AAA Oma 19 1 0 38.0 35 15 1 36 21 1 2 1 0 0 3.55 1.47
2013 24 AAA Mem 19 9 0 53.1 49 41 4 53 53 2 3 0 0 0 6.92 1.92
2013 24 MAJ STL 1 0 0 2.3 5 5 1 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 19.29 2.57
2014 25 MAJ CWS 8 0 0 7.7 3 1 0 3 7 0 0 0 0 4 1.17 1.30
3-Year Averages MAJ   4 0 0 5.2 8 6 2 8 2 0 0 0 0 0 10.34 1.91

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Maikel Cleto 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
Apr. 22 @Det 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.17 1.30
Apr. 16 Bos 0.3 0 1 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 1.35 1.35
Apr. 13 Cle 2.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0.00 0.95
Apr. 11 Cle 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 0.00 0.92
Apr. 9 @Col 1.3 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0.00 0.90
Apr. 5 @KC 0.3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0.00 1.00
Apr. 3 Min 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 - 0 0 1 0.00 0.60
Apr. 2 Min 0.7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 0.00 0.00
Last 14 Days
5 Games:  Avg. 1.1 IP/G
5.7 1 1 1 0 7 3 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 2 1.59 1.41
Last 30 Days
8 Games:  Avg. 1.0 IP/G
7.7 3 1 1 0 7 3 0 1 0 0-0 0 0 4 1.17 1.30
Last 60 Days
8 Games:  Avg. 1.0 IP/G
7.7 3 1 1 0 7 3 0 1 0 0-0 0 0 4 1.17 1.30

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Maikel Cleto Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20136112000.500
2012251207013.280
201113324101.364

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20139403001.375
201216326101.462
201112323001.300

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
20132.300051119.292.57
20125.000091310.801.60
20114.300064212.462.54

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
20124.00006112.251.75
Maikel Cleto 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
2007 18 R GCL 11 4 34.0 7.41 6.62 1.12 0.53 70.2% 5.03 4.70 .320
2008 19 A Sav 25 22 135.2 5.39 2.26 2.38 0.53 66.3% 4.25 3.53 .305
2008 19 A St. 1 1 5.0 1.80 3.60 0.50 1.80 33.3% 9.00 6.60 .234
2009 20 R AZL 1 0 .7 13.50 13.50 1.00 0.00 75% 45.00 4.70 .773
2009 20 A Cli 8 8 25.3 8.53 3.91 2.18 1.42 73.8% 5.38 4.66 .395
2010 21 A+ Hig 23 21 103.1 7.33 3.84 1.91 0.87 62.5% 6.10 4.32 .359
2011 22 A+ Pal 13 5 29.0 10.24 3.10 3.30 0.62 78.6% 2.48 3.06 .270
2011 22 AA Spr 13 6 34.1 9.50 3.17 3.00 0.53 74% 3.93 3.35 .387
2011 22 AAA Mem 13 13 71.1 8.35 5.44 1.53 0.76 69.9% 4.29 4.38 .271
2011 22 MAJ STL 3 0 4.3 12.46 8.31 1.50 4.15 1.40 55.6% 98.4 MPH 12.46 9.20 .446
2012 23 AAA Mem 45 0 53.2 11.17 3.72 3.00 0.68 59.4% 5.37 3.16 .359
2012 23 MAJ STL 9 0 9.0 15.00 2.00 7.50 4.00 0.78 72.7% 96.8 MPH 7.00 6.64 .464
2013 24 AAA Oma 19 1 38.0 8.53 4.97 1.71 0.24 74.5% 3.55 3.38 .323
2013 24 AAA Mem 19 9 53.1 8.98 8.98 1.00 0.68 62.2% 6.92 5.35 .317
2013 24 MAJ STL 1 0 2.3 19.29 3.86 5.00 3.86 0.50 20% 95.4 MPH 19.29 8.34 .717
2014 25 MAJ CWS 8 0 7.7 3.52 8.22 0.43 0.00 0.67 90% 97.5 MPH 1.17 5.16 .139
3-Year Averages MAJ   4 0 5.2 13.79 3.45 4.00 3.45 50% 10.34 6.26 .471

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2014 Stat Review for Maikel Cleto    As compared to the top 100 relief pitchers in 2013 (min 55 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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0.43 K/BB
TERRIBLE
3.52 K/9
TERRIBLE
8.22 BB/9
TERRIBLE
97.5 MPH Fastball
ELITE
0.0 HR/9
ELITE
0.67 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE FLYBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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1.17 ERA
ELITE
1.30 WHIP
POOR
5.16 FIP
TERRIBLE
BABIP/Strand

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

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.139 BABIP
LOW
90.0% Strand Rate
HIGH

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Career Pitcher vs. Batter Stats    (View All Matchup Data)

Worst Matchups for Maikel Cleto (by OPS against, min 0 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Logan Morrison SEA 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 4.000 5.000
Brian Bogusevic MIA 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 4.000 5.000
Omar Infante KC 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 2.000 3.000
Salvador Perez KC 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 1.000 2.000 3.000
Paul Goldschmidt AZ 2 1 1 4 0 1 0 .500 2.000 2.500
Wilin Rosario COL 2 1 1 1 0 1 0 .500 2.000 2.500
Wil Nieves PHI 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 2.000
Willie Bloomquist SEA 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 2.000
Carlos Ruiz PHI 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 2.000
Ryan Braun MIL 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 2.000

Best Matchups for Maikel Cleto (by OPS against, min 0 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Nate Schierholtz CHI-N 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
David Wright NY-N 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Lucas Duda NY-N 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Jonathan Herrera BOS 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Justin Ruggiano CHI-N 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Pedro Florimon MIN 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Matt Belisle COL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Grady Sizemore BOS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Ryan Roberts BOS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Jeremy Guthrie KC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000

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Maikel Cleto: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

The White Sox claimed Cleto off waivers from the Royals on Wednesday.

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Cleto was designated for assignment by the Royals on Monday, Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star reports.

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The Royals claimed Cleto off outright waivers Sunday and optioned him to Triple-A Omaha.

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Cleto was optioned to Triple-A Memphis following Wednesday night's game.

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Cleto was shelled in his first appearance of the season Wednesday. He gave up five runs on five hits over 2.1 innings.

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The Cardinals recalled Cleto from Triple-A Memphis on Wednesday.

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Cleto was optioned to Triple-A Memphis on Friday.

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Cleto has been optioned to Triple-A Memphis, Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

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The Cardinals recalled Cleto from Triple-A Memphis on Saturday, according to the team's official Twitter page.

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The Cardinals optioned Cleto to Triple-A Memphis on Tuesday, according to the team's official Twitter page.

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The Cardinals recalled Cleto from Triple-A Memphis on Thursday, according to the team's official Twitter page.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2013

First the good news: Cleto throws heat, and his strikeout rates are always very good (81 strikeouts in 62.2 innings between Triple-A and St. Louis). He also improved his walk rate over his abysmal 2011 season. The bad news: he's just too hittable. He's only thrown 13.1 innings in the majors, but MLB hitters have hit six home runs off him and are hitting .339. He probably belongs in Triple-A.

2012

Cleto can hit 100 on the radar gun, but like a lot of of other fastball pitchers, he's in the minors for a reason, as he walked 69 in 139 innings in four stops last year. One of those stops was St. Louis, where he made three forgettable appearances. His upside is good, as he struck out more than a batter an inning last year, but if he doesn't get his command problems worked out, he's not going to last long.