29-Year-Old Pitcher – Free Agent
2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook
There was no outlook written for Kevin Mulvey in 2014. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
Kevin Mulvey Contract Information:
Signed a minor league deal with the Mets in March of 2012.
Mulvey, the Mets’ top pick in 2006 (second round), who was traded to Minnesota in the Johan Santana deal, retired last week, ESPN New York reports.
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|2009 (Multiple Teams)||24||MAJ||ARI/MIN||8||4||0||24.3||29||22||5||18||12||0||3||0||–||–||8.14||1.68|
|Career (View All)||10||4||0||27.3||34||24||7||19||14||0||3||0||–||–||7.90||1.76|
Kevin Mulvey Split Stats (View Full Split Stats)
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|2009 (Multiple Teams)||24||MAJ||ARI/MIN||8||4||24.3||6.66||4.44||1.50||1.85||1.27||52.8%||88.7 MPH||8.14||5.92||.322|
Kevin Mulvey: Past News Updates ( ▲ View most recent update )
RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
There was no outlook written for Kevin Mulvey.
At age 25, Mulvey spent most of his 2010 season touring the cities of the Pacific Coast League while talking the ball every fifth day at Triple-A Reno. His FIP (4.06) there offers more hope than his 4.65 ERA does, and his 67 percent strand rate can also be partially to blame for his disappointing campaign. Long reliever may be inked to his big league business cards, as he's able to get outs on the ground (1.66 GO/AO) and limit the damage of the long ball as a result. It's a matter of organizational preference at this stage, as the D-Backs could see him as an insurance policy for the back of the rotation should one of their starters succumb to injury this season.
Mulvey was sent to Arizona as the player to be named later in the Jon Rauch trade in September. His chances of securing a spot in the Minnesota rotation were slim given the number of arms in the running, but there's a very good chance that he'll open the season as a member of the D-Backs' staff. In six appearances during September – including four starts – Mulvey didn't impress, but the sample size is small and he'll be given a fair shake during spring training to lock down a spot. Even though he doesn't overpower hitters or miss a ton of bats, Mulvey has good command of his four-pitch arsenal and the move to the NL should increase his chances of helping out fantasy owners. Further, he'll only turn 25 in May, so there's a little bit more upside here than you might think. Consider Mulvey as a nice endgame option in deeper mixed leagues and NL-only formats.
Mulvey doesn't have great stuff, but has good command and a consistent makeup that could put him in position to win a long relief or fifth starter role in the majors this spring. Mulvey had a productive, if unflashy, season at Triple-A Rochester with a decent strikeout rate (7.36 K/9IP), good control (121:48 K:BB ratio) while keeping the ball down (40 percent groundball rate). Mulvey's main problem for 2009 is he's stuck behind a logjam of pitching prospects ready for the majors. Still, he should continue to be productive when he gets his chance.
Mulvey shot up the Mets' prospect list, making 26 starts for Double-A Binghamton before being promoted to Triple-A for two starts at the end of 2007. He possesses three solid pitches - a lower mid-90's fastball, slider and curveball - as well as a developing changeup, and more importantly, doesn't get rattled on the hill and is willing to throw any pitch in any situation. After coming over to the Twins in the Johan Santana deal, Mulvey is expected to open 2008 in Triple-A, but could get a look in the rotation by midseason. He projects as a No. 3 or No. 4 starter.