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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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LEAGUE: A+    40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 3"   WT: 195   DOB: 4/4/1996   DRAFTED: 2nd Rd   

April 14, 2017  –  Mitch Keller News

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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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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 4 4 0 20.1 19 11 3 16 4 1 1 0 0 0 4.87 1.14

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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
Apr. 19 Clearwater 6.0 7 2 2 1 0 4 0 0 0 L 0 3.00 1.17
Apr. 13 Tampa 6.0 3 1 1 0 1 4 0 2 0 W 0 1.50 0.67
Apr. 8 Charlotte 2.0 5 5 5 1 0 3 0 0 0 - 0 22.50 2.50
Last 14 Days
1 Games:  Avg. 6.0 IP/G
6.0 7 2 2 1 0 4 0 0 0 0-1 0 3.00 1.17
Last 30 Days
3 Games:  Avg. 4.7 IP/G
14.0 15 8 8 2 1 11 0 2 0 1-1 0 5.14 1.14
Last 60 Days
3 Games:  Avg. 4.7 IP/G
14.0 15 8 8 2 1 11 0 2 0 1-1 0 5.14 1.14
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 4 4 20.1 7.16 1.79 4.00 1.34 60% 4.87 4.29 .282

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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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Keller has been promoted to High-A after overwhelming the competition at Low-A West Virginia. The 20-year-old righty notched a 2.46 ERA and 131:18 K:BB in 124.1 innings.

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Keller, 20, has a 2.87 ERA and 91:11 K:BB in 81.2 innings at Low-A West Virginia.

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Keller has struck out 52 batters while walking just three and posting a 1.40 ERA and 0.69 WHIP over 45 innings for Low-A West Virginia.

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Keller struck out 10 batters in five shutout innings for Low-A West Virginia on Friday.

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Keller, 19, has a 2.79 ERA, 2.07 WHIP and 12 strikeouts in his first three starts of the season in the Appalachian League.

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The Pirates have selected Keller with the 64th overall pick of the 2014 first-year player draft.

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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.