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Phil Hughes

29-Year-Old Pitcher – Minnesota Twins

2016 Stats

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1-5

ERA

5.85

WHIP

1.42

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22

SV

0

2016 Preseason Projections

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2016 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Hughes struggled last season as he reverted to his travails with the long ball, giving up a league-leading 29 home runs. He continued to show impeccable control (0.9 BB/9) after setting the MLB record...

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2016 ADP:  343.94

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 5"   WT: 238   DOB: 6/24/1986   BORN: Mission Viejo, CA   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: 1st Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Phil Hughes Contract Information:

Hughes agreed to a three-year, $42 million contract extension with Minnesota in December of 2014.

May 4, 2016  –  Phil Hughes News

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Hughes (1-5) was tagged for six runs on six hits and two walks over just two innings of work in a blowout loss against the Twins on Wednesday.

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Phil Hughes 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
2005 19 A CHA 12 12 0 68.2 46 15 1 72 16 7 1 0 1.97 0.91
2005 19 A TAM 5 4 0 17.2 8 6 0 21 4 2 0 0 3.06 0.70
2006 20 A A 5 5 0 30.0 19 6 0 30 2 2 3 0 1.80 0.70
2006 20 AA TRE 21 21 0 116.0 72 27 5 138 32 10 3 0 2.09 0.90
2007 21 AA TRE 2 2 0 7.0 5 1 0 11 2 0 0 0 1.29 1.00
2007 21 AAA SCR 5 5 0 28.7 16 7 0 28 8 4 1 0 2.20 0.84
2007 21 MAJ NYY 13 13 0 72.7 64 36 8 58 29 5 3 0 4.46 1.28
2008 22 AAA SCR 6 6 0 29.0 34 19 2 31 9 1 0 0 5.90 1.48
2008 22 MAJ NYY 8 8 0 34.0 43 25 3 23 15 0 4 0 6.62 1.71
2009 23 AAA SCR 3 3 0 19.3 17 4 2 19 3 3 0 0 1.86 1.03
2009 23 MAJ NYY 51 7 0 86.0 68 29 8 96 28 8 3 3 3.03 1.12
2010 24 MAJ NYY 31 29 0 176.3 162 82 25 146 58 18 8 0 0 0 4.19 1.25
2011 25 A STA 2 1 0 4.1 3 1 1 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.08 0.98
2011 25 AA TRE 2 2 0 9.2 6 2 0 11 4 1 0 0 0 0 1.86 1.09
2011 25 MAJ NYY 17 14 1 74.7 84 48 9 47 27 5 5 0 0 0 5.79 1.49
2012 26 MAJ NYY 32 32 0 191.3 196 89 35 165 46 16 13 0 0 0 4.19 1.26
2013 27 MAJ NYY 30 29 0 145.7 170 84 24 121 42 4 14 0 0 0 5.19 1.46
2014 28 MAJ MIN 32 32 0 209.7 221 82 16 186 16 16 10 0 0 0 3.52 1.13
2015 29 MAJ MIN 27 25 0 155.3 184 76 29 94 16 11 9 0 0 0 4.40 1.29
2016 30 MAJ MIN 6 6 0 32.3 38 21 4 22 8 1 5 0 0 0 5.85 1.42
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3-Year Averages     29 28 0 170.2 191 80 23 133 24 10 11 0 0 0 4.23 1.26
Career  (View All)     247 195 1 1,178.0 1,230 572 161 958 285 84 74 3 4.37 1.29

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Phil Hughes 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
May. 4 @Hou 2.0 6 6 6 1 2 1 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 5.85 1.42
Apr. 29 Det 5.0 7 4 4 1 2 2 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 4.45 1.25
Apr. 23 @Was 7.0 6 2 2 0 2 2 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 3.91 1.14
Apr. 18 Mil 6.0 6 4 3 0 2 6 0 0 1 W 0 0 0 4.42 1.15
Apr. 13 CWS 6.3 7 3 3 1 0 7 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 4.38 1.05
Apr. 7 @Bal 6.0 6 3 3 1 0 4 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 4.50 1.00
Last 14 Days
3 Games:  Avg. 4.7 IP/G
14.0 19 12 12 2 6 5 0 0 0 0-3 0 0 0 7.71 1.79
Last 30 Days
6 Games:  Avg. 5.4 IP/G
32.3 38 22 21 4 8 22 0 0 1 1-5 0 0 0 5.85 1.42
Last 60 Days
6 Games:  Avg. 5.4 IP/G
32.3 38 22 21 4 8 22 0 0 1 1-5 0 0 0 5.85 1.42

Phil Hughes Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2016488415400.341
20153464599415114.282
2014449101111071737.249

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20169214423604.264
20153054979025115.304
20144068551142909.289

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201617.312015425.191.38
201588.3930507153.871.15
2014106.0750938114.251.15

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201615.00307426.601.47
201567.0260449145.101.46
2014103.795093852.781.11
Phil Hughes 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
2005 19 A CHA 12 12 68.2 9.50 2.11 4.50 0.13 77% 1.97 1.98 .272
2005 19 A TAM 5 4 17.2 10.99 2.09 5.25 0.00 50% 3.06 1.46 .225
2006 20 A A 5 5 30.0 9.00 0.60 15.00 0.00 71.4% 1.80 1.50 .258
2006 20 AA TRE 21 21 116.0 10.71 2.48 4.31 0.39 77.8% 2.09 2.26 .262
2007 21 AA TRE 2 2 7.0 14.14 2.57 5.50 0.00 85.7% 1.29 0.91 .364
2007 21 AAA SCR 5 5 28.7 8.79 2.51 3.50 0.00 70.8% 2.20 2.19 .232
2007 21 MAJ NYY 13 13 72.7 7.18 3.59 2.00 0.99 0.76 67.1% 4.46 4.27 .276
2008 22 AAA SCR 6 6 29.0 9.62 2.79 3.44 0.62 58.5% 5.90 3.10 .387
2008 22 MAJ NYY 8 8 34.0 6.09 3.97 1.53 0.79 0.86 60% 91.2 MPH 6.62 4.36 .354
2009 23 AAA SCR 3 3 19.3 8.84 1.40 6.33 0.93 88.9% 1.86 3.04 .297
2009 23 MAJ NYY 51 7 86.0 10.05 2.93 3.43 0.84 0.76 76.1% 93.8 MPH 3.03 3.19 .291
2010 24 MAJ NYY 31 29 176.3 7.45 2.96 2.52 1.28 0.82 70.8% 92.6 MPH 4.19 4.37 .281
2011 25 A STA 2 1 4.1 15.37 2.20 7.00 2.20 100% 2.08 3.69 .305
2011 25 AA TRE 2 2 9.2 10.76 3.91 2.75 0.00 80% 1.86 2.11 .286
2011 25 MAJ NYY 17 14 74.7 5.67 3.25 1.74 1.08 0.71 61.8% 91.3 MPH 5.79 4.75 .314
2012 26 MAJ NYY 32 32 191.3 7.76 2.16 3.59 1.65 0.67 73.9% 92.1 MPH 4.19 4.67 .301
2013 27 MAJ NYY 30 29 145.7 7.48 2.59 2.88 1.48 0.71 68.1% 92.4 MPH 5.19 4.65 .335
2014 28 MAJ MIN 32 32 209.7 7.98 0.69 11.63 0.69 0.95 70.1% 92.1 MPH 3.52 2.72 .336
2015 29 MAJ MIN 27 25 155.3 5.45 0.93 5.88 1.68 0.97 72.5% 90.7 MPH 4.40 4.76 .311
2016 30 MAJ MIN 6 6 32.3 6.12 2.23 2.75 1.11 1.38 59.5% 90.4 MPH 5.85 4.19 .330
Next 7 Days     0 1 6.1 6.42 1.01 6.33 2.33 71.6% 4.75 5.47 .284
Rest Of Season     0 25 157.0 5.49 1.04 5.27 1.66 66.5% 4.75 4.73 .292
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3-Year Averages     29 28 170.2 7.03 1.27 5.54 1.22 70.3% 4.23 3.82 .326
Career     247 195 1,178.0 7.32 2.18 3.36 1.23 69.6% 4.37 4.10 .311

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2016 Stat Review for Phil Hughes    As compared to the top 100 starting pitchers in 2015 (min 130 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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2.75 K/BB
AVERAGE
6.12 K/9
POOR
2.23 BB/9
GOOD
90.4 MPH Fastball
WEAK
1.1 HR/9
WEAK
1.38 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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5.85 ERA
TERRIBLE
1.42 WHIP
POOR
4.19 FIP
WEAK
BABIP/Strand

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

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.330 BABIP
HIGH
59.5% Strand Rate
LOW

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Phil Hughes: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Hughes (1-4) gave up seven hits, four earned runs and two walks over five innings in Friday's 9-2 loss to the Tigers. He struck out two.

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Hughes' next start will be moved up to Friday, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.

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Hughes gave up two runs over seven innings with two strikeouts and two walks, but didn't get any run support and fell to 1-3 in Saturday's loss to the Nationals.

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Hughes (1-2) earned a complete game victory in Monday's rain-shortened win over Milwaukee, allowing four runs (three earned) on six hits and two walks over six innings. He struck out six.

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Hughes (0-2) struck out seven while allowing three runs on seven hits in 6.1 innings against the White Sox on Wednesday, but was stuck with the loss.

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Hughes (0-1) took the loss in his first start of the year Thursday after allowing three runs on six hits with four strikeouts through six innings against the Orioles.

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Hughes gave up one run over six innings with one strikeout in Sunday's spring training win over the Yankees. He has a 2.76 ERA and 10:1 K:BB in 16.1 innings this spring.

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Hughes reported to spring training 15 to 18 pounds lighter after a rigorous offseason conditioning program to improve his flexibility, the Associated Press reports.

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Hughes has been diagnosed with pneumonia and won't be available in relief for Sunday's season finale against the Royals, LaVelle E. Neal of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

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2016

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2015

Hughes move from the Big Apple to Minnesota was a huge success as the change of environment resulted in an impeccable 2014 season that saw him set a major league record for K/BB (11.6), as he had as many wins as walks (16) over 209.2 innings. Not only did he walk as many guys in the season as some pitchers do in a month, but he combined his superb control with 186 strikeouts, showcasing his ability to still miss bats while living in the strike zone. The move to Target Field may have been a big part of his success as he allowed the fewest home runs per inning in his career and half as many as his previous two seasons in homer-happy Yankee Stadium. While he's alternated good and bad years the last six seasons, there's every reason to think he can continue his success in 2015 as Minnesota's No. 1 starter.

2014

Things took a turn for the worse with Hughes last season, as he put up a disastrous 4-14 record with a 5.52 ERA. Hughes' tendency to give up home runs is well documented, and while he did give up 24 long balls in 145.2 innings, he was way too hittable across the board, giving up 170 hits total in that span. Hughes' BABIP against of .327 was high, but not obscenely so, and there are questions as to his ceiling even in a more pitcher-friendly home park. Even with those concerns, the Twins signed Hughes to a three-year deal in December, which gives him the opportunity to pitch half of his games in an environment that suppresses power from hitters on both sides of the plate. He'll likely open the season as the Twins' No. 2 starter behind fellow free-agent addition Ricky Nolasco.

2013

Hughes bounced back from his dreadful 2011 to have a decent season in 2012, but his tendency to give up homers held him back from further success. Hughes gave up 35 long balls in 191.1 innings, and surrendered a little more than a hit per inning, but his good control (Hughes averaged 2.2 BB/9) kept his ERA and WHIP in check. We've seen enough of Hughes at the major league level to know that the 26-year-old is unlikely to develop into the frontline starter he appeared to be in the minors, but as a league-average starter on a good team, Hughes is certainly useful in AL-only and deep mixed formats.

2012

After winning 18 games in 2010, Hughes came into 2011 with high expectations and was a huge disappointment, giving up 16 runs in 10.1 innings before hitting the DL with a shoulder injury. Upon his return, Hughes had eight excellent starts in which he gave up two earned runs or fewer, and three disasters when he gave up six earned runs or more. Hughes said he's committed to working harder in the offseason to avoid the injury problems that plagued him in 2011. Despite that fact that it seems like he's been around forever, he's still just 25 and has untapped growth potential.

2011

Hughes' first season as a full-time starter got off to a brilliant start, but he lost some steam in the second half, posting a 4.90 ERA and a 1.9 K/BB ratio after the All-Star break. However, he had never thrown more than 86 big league innings in a season before last year, so fatigue down the stretch undoubtedly played a role in his struggles. Now free of his innings restrictions, Hughes figures to be more consistent and may even improve on last year's 7.5 K/9IP. He should earn plenty of wins as well with the Yankees' potent offense backing him up.

2010

Hughes opened 2009 as a starter but lasted just seven outings before the Yankees elected to shift course and transition him to the bullpen. He eventually emerged as the chief setup man for supercloser Mariano Rivera, recording a 1.40 ERA and racking up a blistering 65:13 K:BB ratio in 51.1 innings out of the bullpen. The Yankees plan to move him back to the rotation for 2010, though he'll have to compete for the role this spring. Remember that he’s just 23 years old, so expect an innings restriction similar to Joba Chamberlain’s last year if he does stick as a starter.

2009

Injuries derailed the Yankees' young phenom again last season, as he made just 14 starts -- eight with New York -- and compiled 63 innings during his second run at the big leagues. Just one year ago, the Yankees wouldn't pull the trigger on a deal centered around Hughes to put Johan Santana in pinstripes, but now it seems that the organization's patience with their potential young ace is being tested. Manager Joe Girardi said that his place in the rotation isn't guaranteed, but Hughes' excellent stint in the Arizona Fall League -- 2-0, 3.00 ERA, .198 BAA and 38:13 K:BB in 30 innings -- should give him the leg up on a rotation spot provided that the Yankees don't go overboard to rebuild their corps of starters via free agency. Keep in mind that he'll turn just 23 in June, and that none of his ailments over the last two seasons have been of the elbow or shoulder variety. There's still plenty to like here.

2008

The Yankees are hoping that Hughes will be the ace of their rotation before too long, and while he might be slotted into the middle of the rotation in 2008, it shouldn't be long before he knocks Chien-ming Wang off the perch as the club's No. 1 starter. His numbers as a rookie weren't as strong as the hype might have called for, but remember that Hughes was carrying a no-hitter through 6.2 innings in his second career start before a severe hamstring strain and subsequent ankle injury cost him three months. Hughes should begin to fully deliver on his potential as one of the game's premier young hurlers by season's end.

2007

One of the most coveted pitching prospects in all of baseball, even the prospect-peddling Yankees were unwilling to move Hughes when the trade deadline approached last July. He'll turn 21 years old this June, and he's already torn up hitters through the Double-A level, holding opponents to a .176 average in 21 starts for Trenton in 2006. He should start the season at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, but if any question marks arise from the back of the New York rotation, Hughes may be the answer as early as this season.

2006

Hughes is the best pitching prospect in the Yankees system. He's just 19 years old and struck out 93 in 86 1/3 IP at two levels in 2005. He should start 2006 at Double-A, and it's not unreasonable to think he'll be in the Yankees rotation by mid-2007. Given the Yankees' renewed focus on keeping their youngsters around, there's a better-than-even chance he'll make it to the Bronx.

2004

The big Californian drafted out of high school can get up to 95 mph with his fastball but needs to refine his secondary pitches a great deal. He's raw with a huge potential but will need a good deal of instruction to become a proficient starter.