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Maikel Cleto

26-Year-Old Pitcher – Chicago White Sox

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Cleto was designated for assignment twice in 2014 -- once by the Royals in February and once by the White Sox in May. He stuck around the White Sox organization for the remainder of the year, though, ...

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LEAGUE: AAA    40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 3"   WT: 250   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 terms with the White Sox in March 2015.

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Cleto was outrighted to Triple-A Charlotte on Friday, MLB.com's Scott Merkin reports.

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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 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 MEM 19 9 0 53.1 49 41 4 53 53 2 3 0 0 0 6.92 1.92
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 MAJ STL 1 0 0 2.3 5 5 1 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 19.29 2.57
2014 25 AAA CHA 22 0 0 35.0 37 23 7 50 15 3 0 3 0 0 5.91 1.49
2014 25 MAJ CWS 28 0 0 29.3 24 15 3 32 23 0 1 0 0 4 4.60 1.60
2015 26 AAA CHA 12 0 0 21.1 8 3 0 21 8 1 0 0 0 0 1.27 0.76
3-Year Averages     12 0 0 13.6 14 9 2 17 8 0 0 0 0 1 5.98 1.62

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Maikel Cleto 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
Last 14 Days
0 Games:  Avg. 0.0 IP/G
0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Last 30 Days
0 Games:  Avg. 0.0 IP/G
0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Last 60 Days
0 Games:  Avg. 0.0 IP/G
0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00

Maikel Cleto Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20146912159112.170
20136112000.500

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20146920815111.254
20139403001.375

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201418.3000201424.911.64
20132.300051119.292.57

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201411.001012914.091.55
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 MEM 19 9 53.1 8.98 8.98 1.00 0.68 62.2% 6.92 5.35 .317
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 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 AAA CHA 22 0 35.0 12.86 3.86 3.33 1.80 64.4% 5.91 4.23 .381
2014 25 MAJ CWS 28 0 29.3 9.82 7.06 1.39 0.92 1.16 72.7% 97.1 MPH 4.60 5.01 .293
2015 26 AAA CHA 12 0 21.1 8.96 3.41 2.63 0.00 81.3% 1.27 2.49 .172
3-Year Averages     12 0 13.6 11.29 5.31 2.13 1.33 65% 5.98 4.38 .361

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2015 Stat Review for Maikel Cleto    As compared to the top 100 relief pitchers in 2014 (min 55 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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2.63 K/BB
WEAK
8.96 K/9
GOOD
3.41 BB/9
WEAK
0.0 MPH Fastball
TERRIBLE
0.0 HR/9
ELITE
0.00 GB/FB Ratio
EXTREME FLYBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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1.27 ERA
ELITE
0.76 WHIP
ELITE
2.49 FIP
GREAT
BABIP/Strand

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

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.172 BABIP
LOW
81.3% Strand Rate
ABOVE AVERAGE

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

Cleto allowed six runs on four hits and two walks while only retiring one batter Saturday against the A's to bring his spring ERA to 11.74 in 7.2 innings. He has struck out 10 and walked six.

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Cleto's contract was purchased from Triple-A Charlotte on Monday.

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Cleto was outrighted to Triple-A Charlotte on Monday, Doug Padilla of ESPN Chicago reports.

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Cleto was designated for assignment by the White Sox on Saturday, Scott Merkin of MLB.com reports.

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Cleto gave up an unearned run on three hits and two walks during an inning against the Tigers on Wednesday.

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Cleto has earned a spot on the Opening Day roster, Scott Merkin of MLB.com reports.

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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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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2015

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2014

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 quickly snatched him up. He went on to make 19 appearances at Triple-A Omaha and actually impressed as he posted a much-improved 3.55 ERA while maintaining a 8.5 K/9. He did, however, see his BB/9 jump to 4.9 and it was evident that he wouldn't advance any further. Should he turn things around, the Royals might find him a steady home, but for now, he is nothing more than bullpen depth for the minor league level.

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.