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Mitch Keller

21-Year-Old Pitcher – Pittsburgh Pirates

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The Pirates 2016 Minor League Pitcher of the Year, Keller compiled a 9-5 mark with a 2.35 ERA and 1.09 WHIP in 130.1 innings split between Low-A and High-A. Perhaps even more impressively, he posted a...

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2017 ADP:  698.2

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STATUS:  7-Day DL     INJURY TYPE:  Back     EST. RETURN:  6/29/2017
LEAGUE: A+    40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 3"   WT: 195   DOB: 4/4/1996
DRAFTED: 2nd Rd   

June 20, 2017  –  Mitch Keller News

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Keller (back) threw two shutout innings for short-season West Viriginia on Monday. He allowed one hit while striking out four batters, DK Pittsburgh Sports reports.

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Mitch Keller 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
2014 18 R GUL 9 8 0 27.1 19 6 0 29 13 0 0 0 0 0 1.98 1.18
2015 19 R BRI 6 6 0 19.2 25 12 1 25 16 0 3 0 0 0 5.49 2.14
2016 20 A+ BRA 1 1 0 6.0 5 0 0 7 1 1 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.00
2016 20 A WES 1 23 0 124.1 96 34 4 131 18 8 5 0 0 0 2.46 0.92
2017 21 A+ BRA 2 8 0 40.0 29 13 4 39 8 3 2 0 0 0 2.93 0.93
2017 21 A WES 2 2 0 4.0 2 0 0 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.75

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Mitch Keller Minors 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 ERA WHIP
Jun. 24 Batavia 2.0 1 0 0 0 1 3 1 0 0 - 0 0.00 1.00
Jun. 19 Mahoning Vy 2.0 1 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 - 0 0.00 0.50
May. 16 Daytona 1.0 2 2 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 L 0 18.00 3.00
May. 10 Jupiter 4.0 1 0 0 0 2 4 1 1 0 - 0 0.00 0.75
May. 5 Dunedin 7.0 2 0 0 0 0 9 1 0 0 W 0 0.00 0.29
Apr. 30 Charlotte 7.0 5 0 0 0 1 9 0 0 0 W 0 0.00 0.86
Last 14 Days
2 Games:  Avg. 2.0 IP/G
4.0 2 0 0 0 1 7 1 0 0 0-0 0 0.00 0.75
Last 30 Days
2 Games:  Avg. 2.0 IP/G
4.0 2 0 0 0 1 7 1 0 0 0-0 0 0.00 0.75
Last 60 Days
6 Games:  Avg. 3.8 IP/G
23.0 12 2 2 1 5 30 3 1 0 2-1 0 0.78 0.74
Mitch Keller 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
2014 18 R GUL 9 8 27.1 9.63 4.32 2.23 0.00 81.3% 1.98 2.83 .286
2015 19 R BRI 6 6 19.2 11.72 7.50 1.56 0.47 72.5% 5.49 4.24 .452
2016 20 A+ BRA 1 1 6.0 10.50 1.50 7.00 0.00 100% 0.00 1.37 .335
2016 20 A WES 1 23 124.1 9.50 1.31 7.28 0.29 72.7% 2.46 2.21 .296
2017 21 A+ BRA 2 8 40.0 8.77 1.80 4.88 0.90 72.7% 2.93 3.38 .253
2017 21 A WES 2 2 4.0 15.75 2.25 7.00 0.00 100% 0.00 1.20 .318

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Mitch Keller: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Keller (back) will make a rehab start with short-season West Virginia for its season opener Monday.

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Keller (back) is making progress but isn't ready to return to action. "He's a little ways away from that," head trainer Todd Tomcyzk told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review on Wednesday.

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Keller landed on the minor-league DL at High-A Bradenton with a back strain.

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Keller was removed early from his start with High-A Bradenton due to back tightness.

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Keller threw seven shutout innings Friday, yielding only two hits and no walks while striking out nine.

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Keller, 21, allowed one earned run on three hits in six innings Thursday for High-A Bradenton. He walked one batter while fanning four.

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Keller has improved his approach to the game, putting himself on the prospect radar map. "We challenged him to go home between the offseason after 2015 and come in the best shape of his life. He took it to another level," Director of Minor League Operations Larry Broadway said Sunday on Root Sports Pittsburgh.

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Keller threw six shutout innings Tuesday in his debut for High-A Bradenton, allowing five hits and one walk while striking out seven, Pirates Prospects reports.

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2016

A second-round pick in 2014, Keller appeared in only 19.2 innings for Bristol last year because of forearm tightness. The results werenít promising (5.49 ERA, 16 walks) but itís possible the 20-year-old righty might be suffering from a more severe injury. He showed promise in 2014, registering a 1.98 ERA in 27.1 innings, but the fact that he saw so little action last summer gives cause for concern. Keller offers swing-and-miss stuff, but he needs to stay on the diamond throughout 2016 to maintain his prospect status.

2015

A second-round pick in the 2014 draft, Keller got his first taste of professional action in the Gulf Coast League. The 18-year-old right-hander registered a 1.98 ERA and 1.17 WHIP in 27.1 innings with a 29:13 K:BB ratio. He reaches the mid-90s with his fastball, but struggles with control issues. Keller, who received a $1 million signing bonus, is expected to pitch in rookie ball for Morgantown in 2015.