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Brandon Kintzler

32-Year-Old Pitcher – Minnesota Twins

2017 Stats

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0.87

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5

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6

2017 Preseason Projections

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2017 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Kintzler was an unheralded minor league signing last season as the Twins signed him for depth and he began the season at Triple-A. After Glen Perkins was lost for the year due to injury and Kevin Jeps...

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2017 ADP:  254.98

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 0"   WT: 191   DOB: 8/1/1984   BORN: Las Vegas, NV   COLLEGE: Dixie State   DRAFTED: 40th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Brandon Kintzler Contract Information:

Signed a minor league contract with the Twins in December of 2015.

April 24, 2017  –  Brandon Kintzler News

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Kintzler walked one and struck out one in his inning of work for his fifth save in five tries to help beat the Rangers 3-2 on Monday.

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Brandon Kintzler 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 24 AA HUN 9 6 0 35.7 41 18 5 32 9 1 2 0 4.54 1.40
2010 25 AA HUN 22 0 0 22.1 11 1 0 23 1 1 0 10 0 0 0.40 0.54
2010 25 AAA NAS 22 0 0 26.2 19 7 1 21 6 3 0 6 0 0 2.36 0.95
2010 25 MAJ MIL 7 0 0 7.3 10 6 2 9 4 0 1 0 0 0 7.36 1.91
2011 26 AAA NAS 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
2011 26 MAJ MIL 9 0 0 14.7 14 6 3 15 3 1 1 0 0 0 3.68 1.16
2012 27 A+ BRE 8 0 0 6.0 7 2 0 9 3 0 1 0 0 0 3.00 1.67
2012 27 AA HUN 8 0 0 35.2 35 13 1 20 12 0 2 9 0 0 3.28 1.34
2012 27 AAA NAS 8 0 0 11.2 8 2 0 11 2 0 1 0 0 0 1.54 0.89
2012 27 MAJ MIL 14 0 0 16.7 18 7 1 14 7 3 0 0 0 2 3.78 1.50
2013 28 MAJ MIL 71 0 0 77.0 66 23 2 58 16 3 3 0 4 27 2.69 1.06
2014 29 MAJ MIL 64 0 0 58.3 62 21 8 31 16 3 3 0 3 8 3.24 1.34
2015 30 R PHO 3 1 0 3.1 2 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.65
2015 30 AAA COL 17 0 0 19.0 23 11 0 14 4 1 1 0 0 0 5.21 1.42
2015 30 MAJ MIL 7 0 0 7.0 12 5 1 7 5 0 1 0 0 0 6.43 2.43
2016 31 AAA ROC 10 0 0 15.1 15 6 0 11 3 4 1 0 0 0 3.52 1.19
2016 31 MAJ MIN 54 0 0 54.3 59 19 5 35 8 0 2 17 3 1 3.15 1.23
2017 32 MAJ MIN 10 0 0 10.3 5 0 0 5 4 0 0 6 0 0 0.00 0.87
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3-Year Averages     41 0 0 39.9 44 15 4 24 9 1 2 5 2 3 3.38 1.33
Career  (View All)     236 0 0 245.7 246 87 22 174 63 10 11 23 3.19 1.26

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Brandon Kintzler 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
Apr. 28 @KC 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 0.00 0.87
Apr. 24 @Tex 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 0.00 0.86
Apr. 23 Det 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0.00 0.84
Apr. 21 Det 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 0.00 0.95
Apr. 16 CWS 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0.00 0.95
Apr. 14 CWS 1.0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0.00 1.13
Apr. 9 @CWS 1.3 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 - 1 0 0 0.00 0.92
Apr. 7 @CWS 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 0.00 1.00
Apr. 6 KC 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 0.00 0.50
Apr. 3 KC 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0.00 1.00
Last 14 Games (Team)
6 Games Pitched:  Avg. 1.0 IP/G
6.0 4 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0-0 3 0 0 0.00 0.83
Last 30 Games (Team)
10 Games Pitched:  Avg. 1.0 IP/G
10.3 5 0 0 0 4 5 1 0 0 0-0 6 0 0 0.00 0.87
Last 60 Games (Team)
10 Games Pitched:  Avg. 1.0 IP/G
10.3 5 0 0 0 4 5 1 0 0 0-0 6 0 0 0.00 0.87

Brandon Kintzler Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201717211000.063
20169613423403.250
201518255100.385

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201722334000.222
201612822436512.295
201518507101.389

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
20176.00021000.000.67
201630.001922644.201.37
20153.70004312.452.18

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
20174.30044400.001.15
201624.301813211.851.07
20153.301032010.802.70
Brandon Kintzler 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 24 AA HUN 9 6 35.7 8.07 2.27 3.56 1.26 71.1% 4.54 4.07 .344
2010 25 AA HUN 22 0 22.1 9.37 0.41 23.00 0.00 91.7% 0.40 1.39 .219
2010 25 AAA NAS 22 0 26.2 7.21 2.06 3.50 0.34 75% 2.36 2.89 .254
2010 25 MAJ MIL 7 0 7.3 11.05 4.91 2.25 2.45 3.25 66.7% 92.6 MPH 7.36 5.93 .407
2011 26 AAA NAS 1 0 1.0 18.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 -0.80 .000
2011 26 MAJ MIL 9 0 14.7 9.20 1.84 5.00 1.84 2.89 78.6% 93.1 MPH 3.68 4.43 .294
2012 27 A+ BRE 8 0 6.0 13.50 4.50 3.00 0.00 80% 3.00 1.70 .469
2012 27 AA HUN 8 0 35.2 5.11 3.07 1.67 0.26 73.9% 3.28 3.63 .300
2012 27 AAA NAS 8 0 11.2 8.84 1.61 5.50 0.00 80% 1.54 1.77 .280
2012 27 MAJ MIL 14 0 16.7 7.56 3.78 2.00 0.54 2.36 75% 92.7 MPH 3.78 3.56 .340
2013 28 MAJ MIL 71 0 77.0 6.78 1.87 3.63 0.23 3.17 73.8% 92.2 MPH 2.69 2.69 .287
2014 29 MAJ MIL 64 0 58.3 4.78 2.47 1.94 1.23 2.63 81.4% 92.1 MPH 3.24 4.74 .288
2015 30 R PHO 3 1 3.1 8.71 0.00 0.00 0.00 100% 0.00 1.26 .258
2015 30 AAA COL 17 0 19.0 6.63 1.89 3.50 0.00 59.3% 5.21 2.36 .368
2015 30 MAJ MIL 7 0 7.0 9.00 6.43 1.40 1.29 16.00 75% 90.8 MPH 6.43 5.20 .463
2016 31 AAA ROC 10 0 15.1 6.56 1.79 3.67 0.00 66.7% 3.52 2.54 .322
2016 31 MAJ MIN 54 0 54.3 5.80 1.33 4.38 0.83 3.55 77.4% 92.7 MPH 3.15 3.66 .314
2017 32 MAJ MIN 10 0 10.3 4.35 3.48 1.25 0.00 1.63 100% 93.0 MPH 0.00 3.68 .172
Today's Projections     0 0 .0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 0.00 .000
Next 7 Days     0 0 2.3 4.76 1.90 2.51 0.78 69.2% 3.87 3.91 .283
Rest Of Season     0 0 53.9 4.84 2.01 2.41 0.83 70.1% 3.85 4.00 .282
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3-Year Averages     41 0 39.9 5.42 2.03 2.67 0.90 77.6% 3.38 3.98 .311
Career     236 0 245.7 6.37 2.31 2.76 0.81 77.4% 3.19 3.74 .302

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Brandon Kintzler Defensive Stats

Year Pos Inn PMFinal (?) EXP Tot (?) PM (?) AirPM (?) EPM (?) InnHome (?) PMH (?) InnLHP (?) PMLHP (?) LEFT (?) MID (?) RGHT (?)
2015 P 7 0 3 0 0 4 0 0 0
2016 P 54.3 2 10 2 0 30 1 0 0
2017 P 10.3 1 2 1 0 6 1 0 0
Year Pos SHAL (?) MED (?) DEEP (?) CERS (?) SBRS (?) PSBRS (?) BRS (?) GDPRS (?) OFARS (?) GFPDMERS (?) PMRS (?) SZRS (?) TRS (?)
2015 P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 P 1 0 0 0 1 0 2
2017 P 0 0 0 0 1 0 1

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2017 Stat Review for Brandon Kintzler    As compared to the top 100 relief pitchers in 2016 (min 55 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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1.25 K/BB
TERRIBLE
4.35 K/9
TERRIBLE
3.48 BB/9
WEAK
93.0 MPH Fastball
WEAK
0.0 HR/9
ELITE
1.63 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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0.00 ERA
ELITE
0.87 WHIP
ELITE
3.68 FIP
AVERAGE
BABIP/Strand

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

Explain This

.172 BABIP
LOW
100.0% Strand Rate
HIGH

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Brandon Kintzler: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Kintzler allowed a hit in a scoreless ninth inning Friday to pick up his fourth save of the season in a 6-3 win over the Tigers.

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Kintzler returned from a finger injury Friday, allowing two hits in a scoreless inning of work against the White Sox.

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Kintzler (finger) began warming up in the ninth inning of Tuesday's game with the Tigers but ultimately did not appear in the contest, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

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Kintzler is dealing with a cracked right index fingernail, and needs to play catch Tuesday to see if it will cooperate, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

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Kintzler got the final four outs to record his third save in Sunday's win over the White Sox. He did not give up a run or hit while walking one batter.

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Kintzler threw a perfect inning against the Royals on Thursday en route to his first save of the season.

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Twins manager Paul Molitor named Kintzler as the team's closer to begin the season, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

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Kintzler will begin the season as Minnesota's closer with no timetable for Glen Perkins' return from a shoulder injury, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2017

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2015

Kintzler had a quality season pitching in middle relief, but he was not as effective as he was the year before, as he had some trouble with the long ball and saw his strikeout rate fall. He has been a regular out of the Brewers’ bullpen the last couple seasons and will likely be one again in 2015, but he had a 4.74 FIP last season, so he will need to sharpen things up to hold down his spot.

2014

Kintzler was a steady middle reliever for the Brewers in 2013, posting a 2.69 ERA and a miniscule 1.07 WHIP. He is not a big strikeout pitcher, but he does a good job keeping runners off the bases, and also keeping the ball in the park. Kintzler fared well pitching in late innings in the 2013 season, and as one of the more experienced relievers in the bullpen, he has a good chance to remain in that role in 2014.

2013

Kintzler has been plagued by arm injuries the last couple seasons, but he was back at full strength by the end of last season and held his own in a September stint with the big club. Kintzler isn't a big strikeout pitcher despite throwing a mid-90s fastball, but he has given himself a chance to earn a spot in the Brewers' bullpen by pitching well in the minors the last couple seasons. Look for him to work in middle relief if he pitches well this spring.

2012

Kintzler's season was cut short due to a stress fracture in his right arm after just 14.2 innings. He'll get a chance to earn a bullpen spot during spring training, but needs to eliminate his extreme vulnerability to the long ball (five allowed in 22 career big league innings) in order to secure his role as a middle reliever in Milwaukee.

2011

Kintzler moved all the way from Double-A Huntsville to the majors in 2010, using a combination of control and groundballs. He'll get a chance to earn a bullpen role during spring training, but there's not a future closer skill set in play here.