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Phil Hughes

29-Year-Old Pitcher – Minnesota Twins

2015 Stats

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10-8

ERA

4.49

WHIP

1.30

K

85

SV

0

2015 Preseason Projections

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2015 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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 m...

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STATUS:  15-Day DL     INJURY TYPE:  Back     EST. RETURN:  9/15/2015
LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 5"   WT: 250   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.

August 29, 2015  –  Phil Hughes News

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Hughes played catch on flat ground Friday, but his return from a back injury has been slow, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. "He's still a long way from getting on a mound and being ready to compete in a game," manager Paul Molitor said.

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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
2015 29 MAJ MIN 23 23 0 144.3 172 72 28 85 15 10 8 0 0 0 4.49 1.30
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3-Year Averages     31 31 0 182.2 195 85 25 157 34 12 12 0 0 0 4.20 1.26
Career  (View All)     237 187 1 1,134.7 1,180 547 156 927 276 82 68 3 4.34 1.28

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Phil Hughes Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Days To Display:    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30    Show 60Show 60
DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
Aug. 9 @Cle 3.0 9 7 7 1 1 2 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 4.49 1.30
Aug. 4 @Tor 5.7 5 3 3 2 2 3 0 1 0 L 0 0 0 4.14 1.25
Jul. 30 Sea 5.0 10 5 5 2 0 5 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 4.11 1.25
Jul. 24 NYY 7.0 7 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 3.93 1.22
Jul. 18 @Oak 7.0 6 1 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.15 1.24
Jul. 11 Det 5.0 8 4 4 1 0 3 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 4.32 1.25
Jul. 6 Bal 6.3 9 2 2 2 1 3 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.19 1.24
Jun. 30 @Cin 6.7 8 4 4 2 1 4 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 4.27 1.22
Jun. 24 CWS 8.0 6 1 1 1 0 5 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 4.20 1.21
Last 14 Days
0 Games:  Avg. 0.0 IP/G
0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Last 30 Days
3 Games:  Avg. 4.6 IP/G
13.7 24 15 15 5 3 10 0 1 0 1-2 0 0 0 9.88 1.98
Last 60 Days
9 Games:  Avg. 6.0 IP/G
53.7 68 27 27 12 6 30 0 1 0 5-2 0 0 0 4.53 1.38

Phil Hughes Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20153243998715114.280
2014449101111071737.249
201335768299627113.298

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20152834668523114.308
20144068551142909.289
201328553137411211.286

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201578.3820416143.911.15
2014106.0750938114.251.15
201378.311007418176.321.54

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201566.0260449145.181.47
2014103.795093852.781.11
201367.3340472473.881.35
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
2015 29 MAJ MIN 23 23 144.3 5.30 0.94 5.67 1.75 0.93 72.3% 90.8 MPH 4.49 4.88 .309
Today's Projections     0 0 .0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 0.00 .000
Next 7 Days     0 0 .0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 0.00 .000
Rest Of Season     0 4 25.2 7.37 1.17 6.32 1.23 70.8% 3.99 3.72 .315
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3-Year Averages     31 31 182.2 7.75 1.68 4.62 1.23 70.6% 4.20 3.82 .323
Career     237 187 1,134.7 7.35 2.19 3.36 1.24 69.9% 4.34 4.11 .311

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2015 Stat Review for Phil Hughes    As compared to the top 100 starting pitchers in 2014 (min 145 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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5.67 K/BB
ELITE
5.30 K/9
TERRIBLE
0.94 BB/9
ELITE
90.8 MPH Fastball
WEAK
1.8 HR/9
TERRIBLE
0.93 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE FLYBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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4.49 ERA
POOR
1.30 WHIP
WEAK
4.88 FIP
TERRIBLE
BABIP/Strand

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

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.309 BABIP
HIGH
72.3% Strand Rate
BELOW AVERAGE

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

Hughes (back) is scheduled to play catch Wednesday or Thursday, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

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Hughes (back) will not come off the DL when eligible Tuesday, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. "Phil is still having a little discomfort," manager Paul Molitor said.

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Hughes has not begun any baseball activities yet as he recovers from a sore back, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

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Twins general manager Terry Ryan said Hughes (back) is expected to return from the disabled list Aug. 25, the Star Tribune reports.

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Hughes was placed on the 15-day DL on Thursday with a sore back, the Star Tribune's Phil Miller reports.

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Hughes was knocked around in Sunday's start against the Indians, allowing seven runs on nine hits and a walk in just three innings. He struck out two as he fell to 10-8 on the season.

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Hughes (10-6) allowed five runs on 10 hits and struck out five in five innings to pick up the win over the Mariners on Thursday.

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Hughes tossed seven shutout innings as the Twins spanked the Yankees 10-1 Friday night. He allowed seven hits, did not walk a batter, and struck out three.

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2015

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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.