29-Year-Old Pitcher – Free Agent
2016 Fantasy Baseball Outlook
Milone had a solid season in Minnesota's rotation but it's not clear if he'll win a rotation spot this spring. Milone began the season as the fifth starter and was sent to the minors after posting a 4...
Tommy Milone Contract Information:
Agreed to a one-year, $4.5 million contract with the Twins in January of 2016, avoiding arbitration.
Milone became a free agent Monday after declining his assignment to Triple-A Rochester, Mike Berardino of the Pioneer Press reports.
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|2014 (Multiple Teams)||27||MAJ||OAK/MIN||22||21||0||118.0||128||55||16||75||37||6||4||0||0||0||4.19||1.40|
|Preseason||Subscribe now to see our 2016 projections for Tommy Milone||3-Year Averages||24||23||0||134.3||138||61||19||97||37||9||6||0||0||0||4.09||1.30|
|Career (View All)||129||118||0||688.3||735||317||99||493||174||44||33||1||–||–||4.14||1.32|
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Tommy Milone Split Stats (View Full Split Stats)
|Year||Age||Lg||Tm||G||GS||IP||K/9||BB/9||K/BB||HR/9||GB/FB Ratio||Strand %||Fastball||ERA||FIP||BABIP|
|2014 (Multiple Teams)||27||MAJ||OAK/MIN||22||21||118.0||5.72||2.82||2.03||1.22||1.12||73.8%||86.6 MPH||4.19||4.66||.303|
|Preseason||Subscribe now to see our 2016 projections for Tommy Milone||3-Year Averages||24||23||134.3||6.50||2.48||2.62||1.27||–||73.1%||–||4.09||4.42||.297|
2016 Stat Review for Tommy Milone As compared to the top 100 starting pitchers in 2015 (min 130 in)
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
Milone was traded to Minnesota in late July after he couldn't hold a spot in the Oakland rotation despite a 3.55 ERA. While his Oakland numbers looked good at first glance, he struck out just 61 batters over 96.1 innings, while pitching more than half of his innings at pitcher-friendly O.co Coliseum. After he was traded to Minnesota and called up to the majors, he was hit hard, giving up 17 earned runs in 21.2 innings. His main problem was a career-low 5.7 K/9. He has good enough control (2.8 BB/9) that a bounceback to his previous strikeout rate could return him to the form he saw in Oakland, where his home-road splits were not overly uneven. He'll compete for the fifth starter role with the Twins this spring.
After a strong 2012, Milone struggled in 2013 and lost his spot in the A's rotation and even spent some time in Triple-A. Milone's strikeout rate rose from 6.5 to 7.3 K/9, but his walk rate and home-run rate also rose, which led to his ERA climbing above 4.00 on the season. Milone started the season well and had a 3.13 ERA on May 7, but he could not maintain that form and found himself on the outside of the A's rotation by August. If Milone can go back to limiting walks at his previous rates, while maintaining his increased strikeout rate, he stands a chance to earn the fifth starter role in a competition coming out of spring training.
Milone came over from the Nationals in the Gio Gonzalez trade and slotted right into the A's rotation. While he won't overpower anyone, his impeccable command kept him in the rotation all year and allowed him to rack up 15 wins. Milone is unlikely to become an asset in strikeouts and his margin for error is slim with his stuff, but he will provide a large volume of innings with decent ratios. He is a flyball pitcher so he is greatly aided by playing in Oakland, and Milone can at least be targeted late in drafts and in daily formats for home games. Keep in mind, however, that he carried a 4.83 ERA and 1.52 WHIP in 16 road starts thanks in large part to 18 homers allowed in 91.1 innings in those outings.
Milone spent most of 2011 with Syracuse, but did make five starts for the Nationals down the stretch. He features a fastball that averaged 87.9 mph last season along with a change-up (79.4 mph), cutter (84.5 mph) and a slow curveball (74.2 mph). His control is impeccable, as he's walked only 20 batters in 174.1 innings. However, he is an extreme flyball pitcher, which will be a problem when he logs more innings in the majors. He should start the season in Triple-A, but might vie for a spot in the A's rotation after being sent to Oakland as part of the Gio Gonzalez deal.