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Glen Perkins

31-Year-Old Pitcher – Minnesota Twins

2014 Stats

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3-0

ERA

2.76

WHIP

1.04

K

54

SV

24

2014 Preseason Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Perkins proved that his success as a closer in 2012 was no fluke and he's entrenched as Minnesota's stopper and one of the top relief options in the AL. Perkins increased his strikeout rate to 11.1 K/...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: L   THROWS: L   HT: 6' 0"   WT: 208   DOB: 3/2/1983   BORN: St. Paul, MN   COLLEGE: Minnesota   DRAFTED: 1st Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Glen Perkins Contract Information:

Signed a four-year extension through the 2017 season worth a guaranteed $22.175 million. The deal also includes a club option for the 2018 season.

July 23, 2014  –  Glen Perkins News

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Glen Perkins 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
2004 21 A QUA 9 9 0 48.3 33 7 2 49 12 2 1 0 1.30 0.93
2005 22 A FOR 10 9 1 55.0 41 13 2 66 13 3 2 0 2.13 0.98
2005 22 AA NEW 14 14 0 79.0 80 42 4 67 35 4 4 0 4.78 1.46
2006 23 AA NEW 23 23 0 117.3 108 51 11 131 45 4 11 0 3.91 1.30
2006 23 AAA ROC 1 1 0 4.3 6 1 0 3 5 0 1 0 2.08 2.54
2006 23 MAJ MIN 4 0 0 5.7 3 1 0 6 0 0 0 0 1.59 0.53
2007 24 R GCL 3 3 0 5.0 3 1 0 6 2 0 0 0 1.80 1.00
2007 24 A FOR 1 1 0 1.0 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 27.00 3.00
2007 24 AA NEW 3 3 0 7.3 11 9 4 7 7 0 2 0 11.05 2.45
2007 24 AAA ROC 1 1 0 6.0 2 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 1.50 0.50
2007 24 MAJ MIN 19 0 0 28.7 23 10 2 20 12 0 0 0 3.14 1.22
2008 25 AAA ROC 7 6 0 33.3 28 11 2 27 19 2 1 0 2.97 1.41
2008 25 MAJ MIN 26 26 0 151.0 183 74 25 74 39 12 4 0 4.41 1.47
2009 26 R GCL 1 1 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
2009 26 A FOR 2 2 0 11.0 8 3 2 9 1 1 0 0 2.45 0.82
2009 26 MAJ MIN 18 17 0 96.3 120 63 13 45 23 6 7 0 5.89 1.48
2010 27 AAA ROC 26 24 0 124.0 160 80 14 98 36 4 9 0 0 0 5.81 1.58
2010 27 MAJ MIN 13 1 0 21.7 29 14 3 14 5 1 1 0 0 0 5.82 1.57
2011 28 AAA ROC 2 1 0 3.0 4 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.33
2011 28 MAJ MIN 65 0 0 61.7 55 17 2 65 21 4 4 2 3 17 2.48 1.23
2012 29 MAJ MIN 70 0 0 70.3 57 20 8 78 16 3 1 16 4 11 2.56 1.04
2013 30 MAJ MIN 61 0 0 62.7 43 16 5 77 15 2 0 36 4 0 2.30 0.93
2014 31 MAJ MIN 42 0 0 42.3 37 13 2 54 7 3 0 24 3 0 2.76 1.04
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3-Year Averages     65 0 0 64.9 51 17 5 73 17 3 1 18 3 9 2.36 1.05
Career  (View All)     318 44 0 540.3 550 228 60 433 138 31 17 78 3.80 1.27

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Glen Perkins 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
Jul. 23 Cle 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 2.76 1.04
Jul. 21 Cle 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 2.83 1.04
Jul. 20 TB 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.90 1.07
Jul. 13 @Col 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.97 1.07
Jul. 10 @Sea 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 3.05 1.07
Jul. 8 @Sea 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 3.13 1.07
Jul. 5 NYY 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.22 1.10
Jul. 4 NYY 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.31 1.13
Jul. 2 KC 1.0 2 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.41 1.17
Jun. 29 @Tex 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 3.24 1.11
Jun. 21 CWS 1.0 2 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 3.34 1.14
Jun. 20 CWS 1.0 4 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 W 0 1 0 3.16 1.12
Jun. 19 CWS 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 2.67 0.99
Jun. 13 @Det 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 2.76 0.99
Jun. 10 @Tor 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.86 0.99
Jun. 8 Hou 1.0 2 4 0 1 0 2 1 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.96 1.02
Jun. 4 Mil 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 3.08 0.99
Jun. 3 @Mil 1.0 0 1 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 3.20 1.03
May. 30 @NYY 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.96 0.99
May. 27 Tex 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 3.09 0.99
May. 21 @SD 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 3.22 0.99
May. 20 @SD 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 3.38 1.03
Last 14 Days
6 Games:  Avg. 1.0 IP/G
6.0 4 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 0-0 4 0 0 0.00 0.67
Last 30 Days
12 Games:  Avg. 1.0 IP/G
12.0 12 4 4 0 2 14 0 0 0 1-0 6 1 0 3.00 1.17
Last 60 Days
22 Games:  Avg. 1.0 IP/G
22.0 18 9 5 1 4 25 1 0 0 2-0 12 1 0 2.05 1.00

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Glen Perkins Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20144512111211.250
20136118213200.236
201210634619301.192

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201411837624821.222
2013179591330705.183
2012175441038617.241

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Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201419.030825323.321.32
201333.3101643711.620.66
201236.7313371243.191.20

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201420.3001424402.660.84
201329.3102034843.071.23
201233.7001341441.870.86
Glen Perkins 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
2004 21 A QUA 9 9 48.3 9.12 2.23 4.08 0.37 88.4% 1.30 2.46 .262
2005 22 A FOR 10 9 55.0 10.80 2.13 5.08 0.33 78.8% 2.13 1.98 .304
2005 22 AA NEW 14 14 79.0 7.63 3.99 1.91 0.46 65.8% 4.78 3.79 .328
2006 23 AA NEW 23 23 117.3 10.05 3.45 2.91 0.84 71.8% 3.91 3.49 .327
2006 23 AAA ROC 1 1 4.3 6.23 10.38 0.60 0.00 90.9% 2.08 5.28 .394
2006 23 MAJ MIN 4 0 5.7 9.53 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.22 66.7% 1.59 1.08 .231
2007 24 R GCL 3 3 5.0 10.80 3.60 3.00 0.00 80% 1.80 2.60 .270
2007 24 A FOR 1 1 1.0 0.00 0.00 0.00 9.00 0% 27.00 16.20 .415
2007 24 AA NEW 3 3 7.3 8.59 8.59 1.00 4.91 64.3% 11.05 11.25 .338
2007 24 AAA ROC 1 1 6.0 3.00 1.50 2.00 1.50 100% 1.50 5.20 .063
2007 24 MAJ MIN 19 0 28.7 6.28 3.77 1.67 0.63 0.80 75.8% 3.14 4.01 .257
2008 25 AAA ROC 7 6 33.3 7.29 5.13 1.42 0.54 80% 2.97 4.16 .280
2008 25 MAJ MIN 26 26 151.0 4.41 2.32 1.90 1.49 0.89 75.1% 90.7 MPH 4.41 5.17 .310
2009 26 R GCL 1 1 1.0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 3.20 .000
2009 26 A FOR 2 2 11.0 7.36 0.82 9.00 1.64 85.7% 2.45 4.20 .214
2009 26 MAJ MIN 18 17 96.3 4.20 2.15 1.96 1.21 1.19 61.5% 89.7 MPH 5.89 4.76 .321
2010 27 AAA ROC 26 24 124.0 7.11 2.61 2.72 1.02 63.7% 5.81 4.08 .367
2010 27 MAJ MIN 13 1 21.7 5.82 2.08 2.80 1.25 2.05 64.5% 92.0 MPH 5.82 4.95 .356
2011 28 AAA ROC 2 1 3.0 6.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 100% 0.00 1.87 .382
2011 28 MAJ MIN 65 0 61.7 9.49 3.06 3.10 0.29 1.67 79.7% 94.0 MPH 2.48 2.58 .327
2012 29 MAJ MIN 70 0 70.3 9.98 2.05 4.88 1.02 1.09 81.5% 94.9 MPH 2.56 3.27 .289
2013 30 MAJ MIN 61 0 62.7 11.06 2.15 5.13 0.72 0.91 79.2% 94.9 MPH 2.30 2.64 .276
2014 31 MAJ MIN 42 0 42.3 11.48 1.49 7.71 0.43 1.00 73.8% 93.3 MPH 2.76 1.83 .349
Today's Projections     0 0 .4 10.92 1.97 5.55 0.76 78.3% 2.62 -0.67 .313
Next 7 Days     0 0 2.8 10.92 1.92 5.68 0.77 78.2% 2.62 2.53 .313
Rest Of Season     0 0 23.0 10.92 1.93 5.64 0.72 77.8% 2.62 2.46 .315
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3-Year Averages     65 0 64.9 10.13 2.36 4.29 0.69 81% 2.36 2.74 .295
Career     318 44 540.3 7.21 2.30 3.14 1.00 73.2% 3.80 3.83 .310

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2014 Stat Review for Glen Perkins    As compared to the top 100 relief pitchers in 2013 (min 55 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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7.71 K/BB
ELITE
11.48 K/9
ELITE
1.49 BB/9
ELITE
93.3 MPH Fastball
GOOD
0.4 HR/9
GREAT
1.00 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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2.76 ERA
GOOD
1.04 WHIP
GREAT
1.83 FIP
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BABIP/Strand

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

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.349 BABIP
HIGH
73.8% Strand Rate
LOW

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Glen Perkins: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Perkins converted his 23rd save of the season Monday, pitching a perfect ninth inning against the Indians.

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Perkins allowed one hit in a scoreless ninth inning Thursday night against the Mariners, picking up save No. 22 on the season.

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Perkins tossed a perfect ninth Tuesday to pick up his 21st save of the season.

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Perkins fought through a rocky ninth inning to earn his 19th save of the season in Saturday's 4-2 win over the White Sox.

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Perkins (back) threw a scoreless ninth inning for his 18th save in Thursday's win over the White Sox.

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Manager Ron Gardenhire said he expects to have Perkins (back) available for Thursday's game against the White Sox, Brian Murphy of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

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Perkins was not used in Wednesday's game because he is dealing with a sore back, MLB.com's Rhett Bollinger reports.

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Perkins allowed one hit and struck out one in a scoreless ninth inning to pick up the save in Minnesota's win over the Tigers on Friday night.

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Perkins locked up his 15th save of the season Tuesday, despite giving up a run on a hit and two walks against the Brewers.

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Perkins pitched a perfect ninth to pick up his AL-leading 14th save in Wednesday’s 2-0 victory over the Padres. He struck out one in the scoreless outing.

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Perkins tallied his 13th save of the season on Tuesday, striking out a batter in a scoreless inning against the Padres.

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Perkins will be unavailable Sunday against the Mariners, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2013

Perkins enters 2013 as Minnesota's closer after his role in the bullpen grew last season as he proved his career revival as a max effort reliever was no fluke. Perkins had a breakout season in 2011 as a reliever as he saw increases in both his velocity and strikeout rate. Those trends continued in 2012 as he had the best average fastball velocity of his career (95.2 mph) and struck out 10.0 K/9. Perkins took over the closer role when Matt Capps got hurt in July and converted 16-of-20 save chances. He did share the role for about a month with Jared Burton as the Twins often used Perkins against key lefties in earlier innings. And being left-handed is about the only negative for him as a closer in 2013 as the Twins may continue to pick spots where he's used earlier in the game against a key left-handed batter. However, manager Ron Gardenhire has not had a problem using a lefty as a closer (most notably Eddie Guardado) and Perkins held the role exclusively in September. The biggest worry for Perkins may be his durability as the last two seasons have been the healthiest of his career. Still, he's set to enter 2013 as Minnesota's closer and his strikeout rates suggest he'll thrive in the role.

2012

Perkins rebuilt his career last season in a setup role after struggling with injuries and lacking the team's confidence the previous two seasons. Perkins saw a two mph average increase on his fastball compared to his career best last season that resulted in a big jump in his strikeout rate to 9.49 K/9IP and resulted in a strong 65:21 K:BB ratio in 61.2 innings. He had two saves and was used in high-leverage situations late in games, but the Twins likely want him to return as a setup man given his lack of experience as a closer, his shaky injury history and since he's left-handed (although he's been no better against lefties than righties in his career). He also struggled late in the season with a 4.35 ERA and 19:9 K:BB ratio in 20.2 innings after August 1. Still, his strong strikeout rate and good control out of the bullpen should make him a valuable staff filler if he stays healthy.

2011

After an injury-plagued 2009 season, Perkins was mostly relegated to Triple-A in 2010 and his role for 2011 is uncertain. Perkins began the season at Triple-A and struggled in the first half with a 6.98 ERA. He improved in the second half with a 3.11 ERA and was called up to Minnesota in August and mostly pitched in relief. Despite a poor ERA, Perkins did post decent peripheral numbers at Triple-A with a decent strikeout rate (7.1 K/9IP), improved control (98:36 K:BB ratio) and slightly improved groundball rate. He'll be a candidate for a relief role this spring as another lefty in the bullpen (even though he's been no better against lefties than righties in his career), but more likely begins the season in the Triple-A rotation. He's a candidate to enter the rotation if a spot opens or to be traded, but don't get too excited given his underwhelming peripheral numbers during his career.

2010

Perkins' future with the Twins is in doubt after an injury-plagued 2009 season that saw him have a disagreement with management about his injury rehab. He started the season in the starting rotation and after a strong April he struggled after experiencing a sore elbow in May (He had a 6.79 ERA after May 1). His injury problems continued and he didn't pitch after August. He accused the Twins of failing to give him a second opinion on a shoulder injury and keeping him in the minors to postpone his eligibility for arbitration. When healthy, Perkins doesn't have great peripheral stats despite his success in 2008. He strikes out fewer than five batters per inning, has just mediocre control (119:62 K:BB ratio the past two years) and gives up too many home runs (more than one per nine innings). If he stays with the Twins, he'll be a candidate for a fifth starter role, but more likely could become a lefty specialist in the bullpen.

2009

Perkins enters 2009 with a spot in the Minnesota rotation after going 12-4 in his first full season as a starter. The Twins weren't sure if Perkins' future was as a lefty in the bullpen or as a starter, but he got his chance in May and put up a quality start in six of his first nine outings. Despite a strong win percentage, there are plenty of red flags. Despite strong strikeout rates in the minors, Perkins struck out just 4.41 batters per nine innings and gave up 25 home runs in 26 starts. He also wore down with a 9.42 ERA in September. Still, he enters 2009 with a spot in the rotation, walks few batters and could have upside in leagues with strikeouts if he can regain his minor league form.

2008

Perkins, Minnesota's 2004 first-round pick, was used in the bullpen as a lefty-specialist after Dennys Reyes got hurt and was holding his own with a 3.80 ERA before suffering a shoulder injury in May. He missed the next four months with a strained teres major muscle in his left arm before returning to appear in seven games in late September. He struck out nearly a batter per inning in the minors with good control and projects to be a middle of the rotation starter. The Twins have said they want him to become a starter again, but it will be tempting this spring to keep him in the bullpen as a swingman and second lefty. Still, he'll fight for a rotation spot and may need more time at Triple-A.

2007

Perkins could win a job in the Minnesota bullpen this spring and may be a darkhorse candidate for a spot in the rotation. A 2004 first-round draft pick, he struggled at Double-A due to a sore shoulder, but was 2-1 with a 2.08 ERA after being recalled to Triple-A and made a strong impression during a surprise call-up to the majors. The Twins were high enough on his talent that he was included on the playoff roster. While he may need more time in Triple-A, he's a name to watch this spring.

2006

Perkins, a 2004 first-round draft pick, dominated both Single-A levels, but was not as effective after being promoted in the middle of last year to Double-A. Hitters learned to lay off his changeup and were not as easily fooled by his fastball/slider combination. He had a strong AFL (39/6 K/BB ratio in 32 innings with a 2.53 ERA), so he should rebound this season. A strong year at Double-A could have him in contention for a big league job at some point in 2007.

2005

One of Minnesota's three 2004 first-round draft picks, Perkins had an outstanding first professional season and should be on the fast track for the majors. He posted a 49/12 K/BB ratio with more than a strikeout per inning for Low-A Quad Cities. He'll start the season at High-A Fort Myers and could rise quickly in the system with another strong year.

2004

The former college southpaw is short at 5-10 but shows good polish and command of three pitches. He’s not overpowering, hitting the low-90s with his fastball, but is a solid competitor who doesn't overthrow or get himself in trouble.