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Mike Minor

29-Year-Old Pitcher – Free Agent

2017 Stats

W-L

6-6

ERA

2.55

WHIP

1.02

K

88

SV

6

2017 Preseason Projections

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2017 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Signed by the Royals to a two-year deal in February, Minor never made it to the 25-man roster in 2016. Fortunately, he pitched in 10 minor league games, with the bulk of those outings coming as a star...

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2017 ADP:  705.7

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: L   THROWS: L   HT: 6' 4"   WT: 220   DOB: 12/26/1987   BORN: Chapel Hill, TN   COLLEGE: Vanderbilt   DRAFTED: 1st Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Mike Minor Contract Information:

Signed a two-year, $7.25 million contract with the Royals in February of 2016.

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Minor declined his option with the Royals for the 2018 season, becoming a free agent in the process, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.

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Mike Minor 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
2009 21 A ROM 4 4 0 14.0 10 1 0 17 0 0 1 0 0.64 0.71
2010 22 AA MIS 6 14 0 82.0 69 35 8 103 32 2 5 0 0 0 3.84 1.23
2010 22 AAA GWI 6 6 0 33.1 19 7 1 37 12 4 1 0 0 0 1.89 0.94
2010 22 MAJ ATL 9 8 0 40.7 53 27 6 43 11 3 2 0 0 0 5.98 1.57
2011 23 AAA GWI 16 16 0 100.2 93 36 12 99 27 4 5 0 0 0 3.22 1.20
2011 23 MAJ ATL 15 15 0 82.7 93 38 7 77 30 5 3 0 0 0 4.14 1.49
2012 24 MAJ ATL 30 30 0 179.3 151 82 26 145 56 11 10 0 0 0 4.12 1.15
2013 25 MAJ ATL 32 32 0 204.7 177 73 22 181 46 13 9 0 0 0 3.21 1.09
2014 26 A ROM 1 1 0 5.0 1 0 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.40
2014 26 AA MIS 2 2 0 9.0 14 8 5 7 0 0 2 0 0 0 8.00 1.56
2014 26 AAA GWI 2 1 0 8.1 5 3 1 8 3 2 0 0 0 0 3.24 0.99
2014 26 MAJ ATL 25 25 0 145.3 165 77 21 120 44 6 12 0 0 0 4.77 1.44
2016 28 AA NOR 8 2 0 7.2 5 3 1 12 5 0 0 0 0 0 3.52 1.39
2016 28 AAA OMA 8 8 0 34.2 38 24 7 33 17 0 4 0 0 0 6.23 1.61
2017 29 MAJ KC 65 0 0 77.7 57 22 5 88 22 6 6 6 3 17 2.55 1.02
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3-Year Averages     25 25 0 145.3 165 77 21 120 44 6 12 0 0 0 4.77 1.44
Career  (View All)     176 110 0 730.3 696 319 87 654 209 44 42 6 3.93 1.24

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Mike Minor Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201710236815300.163

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20172055214421315.223

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201744.332451852.641.04

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201733.3342371402.430.99
Mike Minor vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

Mike Minor 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
2009 21 A ROM 4 4 14.0 10.93 0.00 0.00 0.00 90% 0.64 0.77 .308
2010 22 AA MIS 6 14 82.0 11.30 3.51 3.22 0.88 71% 3.84 3.16 .322
2010 22 AAA GWI 6 6 33.1 10.06 3.26 3.08 0.27 80% 1.89 2.44 .242
2010 22 MAJ ATL 9 8 40.7 9.52 2.43 3.91 1.33 0.78 63.8% 90.9 MPH 5.98 3.89 .396
2011 23 AAA GWI 16 16 100.2 8.89 2.43 3.67 1.08 77.8% 3.22 3.65 .306
2011 23 MAJ ATL 15 15 82.7 8.38 3.27 2.57 0.76 0.99 73.3% 91.3 MPH 4.14 3.56 .355
2012 24 MAJ ATL 30 30 179.3 7.28 2.81 2.59 1.30 0.77 69.1% 90.3 MPH 4.12 4.49 .257
2013 25 MAJ ATL 32 32 204.7 7.96 2.02 3.93 0.97 0.82 74.6% 90.4 MPH 3.21 3.52 .281
2014 26 A ROM 1 1 5.0 7.20 1.80 4.00 0.00 100% 0.00 2.20 .090
2014 26 AA MIS 2 2 9.0 7.00 0.00 0.00 5.00 66.7% 8.00 8.87 .329
2014 26 AAA GWI 2 1 8.1 8.89 3.33 2.67 1.11 71.4% 3.24 4.31 .212
2014 26 MAJ ATL 25 25 145.3 7.43 2.72 2.73 1.30 1.22 70.2% 90.3 MPH 4.77 4.46 .332
2016 28 AA NOR 8 2 7.2 15.00 6.25 2.40 1.25 77.8% 3.52 3.76 .325
2016 28 AAA OMA 8 8 34.2 8.68 4.47 1.94 1.84 64.6% 6.23 5.42 .328
2017 29 MAJ KC 65 0 77.7 10.20 2.55 4.00 0.58 1.09 77% 94.4 MPH 2.55 2.66 .284
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3-Year Averages     25 25 145.3 7.43 2.72 2.73 1.30 70.2% 4.77 4.34 .332
Career     176 110 730.3 8.06 2.58 3.13 1.07 71.6% 3.93 3.84 .302

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Mike Minor Defensive Stats

Year Pos Inn PMFinal (?) EXP Tot (?) PM (?) AirPM (?) EPM (?) InnHome (?) PMH (?) InnLHP (?) PMLHP (?) LEFT (?) MID (?) RGHT (?)
2017 P 77.7 0 4 0 0 44 0 78 0
Year Pos SHAL (?) MED (?) DEEP (?) CERS (?) SBRS (?) PSBRS (?) BRS (?) GDPRS (?) OFARS (?) GFPDMERS (?) PMRS (?) SZRS (?) TRS (?)
2017 P 0 1 0 0 0 0 1

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2017 Stat Review for Mike Minor    As compared to the top 100 relief pitchers in 2016 (min 55 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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4.00 K/BB
GOOD
10.20 K/9
GOOD
2.55 BB/9
GOOD
94.4 MPH Fastball
GOOD
0.6 HR/9
GOOD
1.09 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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2.55 ERA
GOOD
1.02 WHIP
GREAT
2.66 FIP
GREAT
BABIP/Strand

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

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.284 BABIP
AVERAGE
77.0% Strand Rate
AVERAGE

Mike Minor: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Minor gave up a hit and struck out one in a scoreless ninth inning en route to his sixth save of the season Saturday against the Diamondbacks.

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Minor fired a scoreless ninth inning en route to his fifth save of the season in Friday's 2-1 win over the Diamondbacks. He walked a batter and struck out two.

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Minor said he will prepare for the 2018 season as if he'll be a starter, Josh Vernier of 610 Sports reports.

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Minor recorded a pair of outs in the ninth inning without allowing any baserunners for his fourth save Wednesday against the Tigers.

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Minor allowed one hit while striking out one in a scoreless ninth inning to earn his third save in Tuesday's 2-1 win over Detroit.

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Minor struck out one in a perfect ninth inning to nail down his second save in Thursday's 1-0 win over the Blue Jays.

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Minor collected the first save of his career after allowing a hit and striking out the side in Friday's game against the Indians.

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Minor picked up his 17th hold of the season after issuing a walk and striking out two over 1.1 innings Thursday against Cleveland.

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Minor allowed one run on three hits over two innings against the White Sox on Tuesday to capture his 16th hold of the year.

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Minor will split the ninth-inning duties with Brandon Maurer and Scott Alexander moving forward, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.

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Minor struck out two during a scoreless eighth inning Sunday against the Twins en route to his 14th hold of the year.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2017

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2016

Minor has fallen quite a bit after a strong 2013 campaign. Due to a myriad of shoulder issues, the left-hander hasn't appeared in a game since 2014, where he struggled to the tune of a 4.77 ERA and 1.3 HR/9. Due to these issues, the Braves decided to non-tender him this past offseason, which allowed the Royals to sign him to a two-year contract with a mutual option. The Royals rotation is somewhat crowded at the moment, but if he can get healthy and return to his 2013 form, he could push Danny Duffy and Chris Young for the fifth rotation spot.

2015

Shoulder issues delayed Minor at the start of spring training, and while initial reports suggested he would still be ready for Opening Day, the left-hander didn't end up making his 2014 debut until May 2. The arm trouble surfaced after Minor resumed throwing following a procedure to repair scarring near his urethra in December. From the get-go, Minor's performance was not up to the level most had come to expect after his strong 2012 and 2013 campaigns, as he gave up six home runs in his first five outings. The long ball would remain a major issue throughout the year, with Minor allowing just one fewer home run than he did in 2013 (22) despite tossing 59.1 fewer innings, and opposing lefties hit .357/.403/.484 against him, up from .217/.260/.322 a year before. His strikeout and walk rates both went in the wrong direction, but Minor's 3.90 xFIP suggests he pitched better than his surface numbers would indicate, and it's at least possible there were some lingering effects from the injuries. Health concerns have persisted into 2015, as Minor may begin the season on the disabled list after experiencing rotator cuff soreness in mid-March.

2014

Just as many expected, 2013 was a breakout campaign for Minor, who led the team in innings pitched (204.2), strikeouts (181) and quality starts (23), while improving his strikeout and walk rates to 8.0 K/9 and 2.0 BB/9, respectively. He trimmed his ERA by more than 90 points, despite a 20-point increase in his opponents' batting average on balls in play. Further, Minor held opposing lefties to a .583 OPS and made 30-plus starts for the second consecutive season. However, despite a 4.94 run support average, second-highest in the National League, Minor finished with only 13 wins, and his line drive rate was up a bit. The left-hander induces very few groundballs (35.5 career GB%), and his fastball is not overpowering, but Minor has proven effective regardless, and he's still just 26 years old, so he's just entering his physical prime.

2013

Minor received his first full season in the major leagues in 2012 and found some success toward the end of the season. He was awful over his first 15 games, but settled down and put up a 2.21 ERA over his last 15 starts. Minor's minor league numbers indicate that he shouldn't be as prone to the long ball as he was in 2012. However, he had a very low opponent batting average on balls in play (.252) that will likely increase in 2013. Though he only throws about 90 mph, Minor has an excellent fastball with very good movement. His changeup and curveball are also above average offerings and Minor does a good job of setting them up. Minor had a good, but not great, 7.3 K/9 in 2012, but the potential is certainly there for that number to rise given his higher strikeout ratios in the minors. Minor could be a breakout candidate for 2013.

2012

Minor entered last spring as the favorite for the fifth starter job given his pedigree (seventh overall pick in the 2009 draft), but lost out to Brandon Beachy and bounced between Triple-A and the Braves the rest of the season. Minor was dominant in Triple-A again with a 3.22 ERA and 99:27 K:BB ratio in 100.2 innings. His results were not as spectacular in the majors, but he still posted a 4.14 ERA and strong 77:30 K:BB ratio in 82.2 innings at age 23. He also had a strong September once he settled into the rotation with several starters out due to injury as he posted a 3.67 ERA with a 25:11 K:BB ratio in 27 innings. He also reduced his home runs allowed, which had been a worry in his brief time in the majors in 2010. He should enter the season as Atlanta's No. 4 or No. 5 starter and may establish himself as a fixture in the rotation for many years.

2011

Minor, the seventh overall pick in the 2009 draft, began the season at Double-A and ended the season in Atlanta's rotation. After dominating at Double-A (11.3 K/9IP with strong control), he had a 1.89 ERA with a 37:12 K:BB ratio in 33.1 innings at Triple-A and was called up to Atlanta in early August. He began his career with three quality starts and had a 5.84 ERA and 47:9 K:BB ratio in 37 innings in his first seven starts. He then lasted less than two innings in his next two outings and the Braves pulled him from the rotation over worries about fatigue. While his overall 5.98 ERA may not look like he held his own in the majors, his 43:11 K:BB ratio in 40.2 innings shows he can be a frontline starter. He'll need to keep the ball in the park (six home runs), but he gave up just nine home runs in 129.1 innings in the minors the past two years. He'll likely begin 2011 as Atlanta's No. 5 starter and has the makings of a future star. The only worry for 2011 is the Braves may once again limit his innings after a big leap in workload last season.

2010

Minor, the seventh overall pick in the 2009 draft, had a 0.64 ERA with a 17:0 K:BB ratio in 14 innings in four starts at Low-A Rome. He's made a strong impression so far and will likely begin in High-A next season and could move up quickly. The Braves felt that he was polished enough to send him to the Arizona Fall League, where the hitter-friendly environment seemed to get the best of him. Despite the rough showing there, the Braves are very high on his long-term potential and Minor has drawn comparisons to Philadelphia's Cole Hamels.