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Phil Hughes

28-Year-Old Pitcher – Minnesota Twins

2014 Stats

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16-10

ERA

3.52

WHIP

1.13

K

186

SV

0

2014 Preseason Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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 l...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 5"   WT: 240   DOB: 6/24/1986   BORN: Mission Viejo, CA   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: 1st Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Phil Hughes Contract Information:

Signed a three-year, $24 million deal with the Twins in late November of 2013.

September 24, 2014  –  Phil Hughes News

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Hughes finished the 2014 season on a high note, giving up one run on five hits and no walks, with five strikeouts in eight innings Wednesday against the Diamondbacks.

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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 TAM 5 4 0 17.2 8 6 0 21 4 2 0 0 3.06 0.70
2005 19 A CHA 12 12 0 68.2 46 15 1 72 16 7 1 0 1.97 0.91
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
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3-Year Averages     26 25 0 137.2 150 73 22 111 38 8 10 0 0 0 4.79 1.37
Career  (View All)     214 164 1 990.3 1,008 475 128 842 261 72 60 3 4.32 1.28

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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
Sep. 24 Ari 8.0 5 1 1 0 0 5 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 3.52 1.13
Sep. 19 Cle 7.0 10 4 4 1 0 5 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.61 1.15
Sep. 13 @CWS 7.0 6 5 3 1 1 11 1 0 0 L 0 0 0 3.56 1.14
Sep. 6 LAA 7.0 7 3 3 1 0 8 1 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.55 1.15
Sep. 1 @Bal 8.0 5 3 0 1 0 5 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 3.54 1.15
Aug. 27 @KC 7.7 7 4 4 0 0 4 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 3.70 1.18
Aug. 21 Cle 7.0 5 1 1 1 0 8 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 3.65 1.19
Aug. 16 KC 7.3 7 1 1 0 0 6 1 0 0 W 0 0 0 3.76 1.21
Aug. 10 @Oak 7.0 4 1 1 0 1 7 1 0 0 W 0 0 0 3.88 1.22
Aug. 5 SD 6.0 7 1 1 1 1 9 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 4.01 1.25
Jul. 30 @KC 6.0 7 3 3 0 1 5 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 4.12 1.24
Last 14 Days
2 Games:  Avg. 7.5 IP/G
15.0 15 5 5 1 0 10 0 0 0 1-0 0 0 0 3.00 1.00
Last 30 Days
5 Games:  Avg. 7.4 IP/G
37.0 33 16 11 4 1 34 2 0 0 2-1 0 0 0 2.68 0.92
Last 60 Days
11 Games:  Avg. 7.1 IP/G
78.0 70 27 22 6 4 73 4 0 0 6-3 0 0 0 2.54 0.95

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Phil Hughes Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2014449101111071737.249
201335768299627113.298
201242281298213211.211

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20144068551142909.289
201328553137411211.286
2012393841711429124.308

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
2014106.0750938114.251.15
201378.311007418176.321.54
201298.711408526223.741.19

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
2014103.795093852.781.11
201367.3340472473.881.35
201292.75908020134.761.35
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 TAM 5 4 17.2 10.99 2.09 5.25 0.00 50% 3.06 1.46 .225
2005 19 A CHA 12 12 68.2 9.50 2.11 4.50 0.13 77% 1.97 1.98 .272
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
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3-Year Averages     26 25 137.2 7.28 2.49 2.92 1.44 69.3% 4.79 4.50 .317
Career     214 164 990.3 7.65 2.37 3.23 1.16 69.6% 4.32 4.00 .311

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▲ Basic Stats      ▲ Split Stats

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2014 Stat Review for Phil Hughes    As compared to the top 100 starting pitchers in 2013 (min 140 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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11.63 K/BB
ELITE
7.98 K/9
GOOD
0.69 BB/9
ELITE
92.1 MPH Fastball
GOOD
0.7 HR/9
GOOD
0.95 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE FLYBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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3.52 ERA
GOOD
1.13 WHIP
GREAT
2.72 FIP
ELITE
BABIP/Strand

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

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.336 BABIP
HIGH
70.1% Strand Rate
LOW

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

Hughes allowed four runs on 10 hits, did not walk a batter and struck out five over seven innings but came away with a no-decision in the Twins' 5-4 win over Cleveland in 10 innings Friday night.

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Friday's game against the White Sox, where Hughes had been scheduled to start, has been postponed due to rain, LaVelle Neal of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

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Hughes allowed three runs and seven hits while striking out eight in seven innings Saturday against the Angels.

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Hughes was terrific Monday afternoon, tossing eight innings of three-run ball—all unearned—against the Orioles.

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Hughes (14-9) allowed four runs on seven hits with four strikeouts over 7.2 innings Wednesday in a 6-1 loss to the Royals.

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Hughes was impressive yet again Thursday, picking up his 14th win of the season by limiting the Indians to one run on just five hits while striking out eight.

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Hughes gave up one run over 7.1 innings with six strikeouts and no walks to improve to 13-8 in Saturday's win over the Royals.

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Hughes gave up one run over seven innings with seven strikeouts and one walk to improve to 12-8 in Sunday's win over Oakland.

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Hughes pitched six innings, allowing one run on seven hits and one walk, while striking out nine batters in picking up his 11th win (11-8) of the year in Tuesday's victory over the Padres.

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Hughes (10-8) allowed three runs on seven hits, while walking one and striking out five over six innings on Wednesday, but ended up taking the loss against the Royals.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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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.