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Mike Minor

30-Year-Old Pitcher – Texas Rangers

2018 Stats

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4-3

ERA

5.63

WHIP

1.33

K

50

SV

0

2018 Preseason Projections

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2018 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Minor lost two seasons due to shoulder issues, but he returned with a bang in 2017. Assigned to the Royals' bullpen out of camp, he saw an uptick in velocity across the board while working in shorter ...

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2018 ADP:  333.15

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   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 three-year, $28 million contract with the Rangers in December of 2017.

May 25, 2018  –  Mike Minor News

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Minor (4-3) picked up the win Friday in an 8-4 victory over the Royals, giving up four runs on seven hits and a walk over six innings while striking out four.

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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
2018 30 MAJ TEX 10 10 0 54.3 60 34 10 50 12 4 3 0 0 0 5.63 1.33
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3-Year Averages     65 0 0 77.7 57 22 5 88 22 6 6 6 3 17 2.55 1.02
Career  (View All)     186 120 0 784.7 756 353 97 704 221 48 45 6 4.05 1.25

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Mike Minor 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
May. 25 KC 6.0 7 4 4 2 1 4 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 5.63 1.33
May. 20 @CWS 5.0 6 3 3 1 0 9 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 5.59 1.32
May. 15 @Sea 3.3 8 6 6 1 2 5 1 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.61 1.34
May. 8 Det 7.0 7 5 5 3 0 4 1 0 0 L 0 0 0 4.73 1.20
May. 3 Bos 6.0 7 3 3 1 3 4 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 4.36 1.24
Apr. 27 @Tor 6.0 9 4 4 0 0 4 1 2 0 W 0 0 0 4.33 1.15
Apr. 20 Sea 5.3 6 1 1 0 1 6 1 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.86 1.05
Apr. 14 @Hou 5.0 5 5 5 1 1 2 1 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.60 0.96
Apr. 7 Tor 6.0 2 1 1 1 2 7 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 2.53 0.84
Apr. 1 Hou 4.7 3 2 2 0 2 5 1 0 0 L 0 0 0 3.86 1.07
Last 14 Games (Team)
3 Games Pitched:  Avg. 4.8 IP/G
14.3 21 13 13 4 3 18 1 0 0 1-1 0 0 0 8.16 1.67
Last 30 Games (Team)
6 Games Pitched:  Avg. 5.6 IP/G
33.3 44 25 25 8 6 30 3 2 0 3-2 0 0 0 6.75 1.50
Last 60 Games (Team)
10 Games Pitched:  Avg. 5.4 IP/G
54.3 60 34 34 10 12 50 6 2 0 4-3 0 0 0 5.63 1.33

Mike Minor Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201832707211.226
201710236815300.163

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20182044312531539.288
20172055214421315.223

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201835.032030974.111.17
201744.332451852.641.04

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201819.311020338.381.60
201733.3342371402.430.99
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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
2018 30 MAJ TEX 10 10 54.3 8.28 1.99 4.17 1.66 0.97 61.3% 92.2 MPH 5.63 4.75 .326
Today's Projections     0 0 .0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 0.00 .000
Next 7 Days     0 1 5.2 7.64 2.21 3.45 0.88 69.5% 3.88 3.52 .300
Rest Of Season     0 11 86.2 8.19 2.43 3.37 1.06 72.1% 3.82 3.72 .302
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3-Year Averages     65 0 77.7 10.20 2.55 4.00 0.58 77% 2.55 2.62 .284
Career     186 120 784.7 8.07 2.53 3.19 1.11 70.9% 4.05 3.89 .304

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Mike Minor Defensive Stats

DRS Breakdown
Pos Year Inn DRS (?) Pos Rank Range & Pos (?) OF Arm (?) GFP/DME (?) GDP (?) Bunts (?) Catcher SB (?) Pitcher SB (?) Adj ERA (?) Strike Zone(?)
P 2017 77.7 1 - 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
2018 27 0 - 1 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0

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2018 Stat Review for Mike Minor    As compared to the top 100 starting pitchers in 2016 (min 130 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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4.17 K/BB
GREAT
8.28 K/9
GOOD
1.99 BB/9
GREAT
92.2 MPH Fastball
GOOD
1.7 HR/9
TERRIBLE
0.97 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE FLYBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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5.63 ERA
TERRIBLE
1.33 WHIP
WEAK
4.75 FIP
POOR
BABIP/Strand

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

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.326 BABIP
HIGH
61.3% Strand Rate
LOW

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

Minor (3-3) allowed three earned runs on six hits while walking none and striking out nine across five innings to take the loss Sunday against the White Sox.

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Minor gave up six runs on eight hits in a no-decision against the Mariners on Tuesday, recording five strikeouts and two walks in 3.1 innings.

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Minor (3-2) took the loss Tuesday, allowing five runs on seven hits while striking out four and walking none over seven innings against the Tigers.

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Minor (3-1) allowed three earned runs on seven hits while walking three and striking out four across six innings to earn the win Thursday against the Red Sox.

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Minor (2-1) allowed four runs on nine hits and a hit batsman while striking out four over six innings to pick up the win in Friday's 6-4 victory over the Blue Jays.

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Minor, whose turn in the rotation is due next Wednesday, could be pushed back a day, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports.

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Minor (1-1) didn't factor into the decision in Friday's 6-2 loss to the Mariners, giving up one run on six hits and a walk over 5.1 innings while striking out six.

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Minor allowed five runs on five hits and one walk over five innings in Saturday's 6-5 extra-inning win over the Astros.

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Minor (1-1) struck out seven and grabbed the win Saturday against the Blue Jays by allowing one run on two hits and two walks across six innings.

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Minor (0-1) allowed two runs on three hits and two walks with five strikeouts but lasted just 4.2 innings as he took the loss Sunday against the Astros.

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2018

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2017

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 starter with Triple-A Omaha. Unfortunately, he struggled with walks (4.4 BB/9) and was susceptible to the long ball (1.82 HR/9) during his time in the Pacific Coast League, and the Royals opted to play it safe with his workload rather than push him aggressively toward big league innings. Most likely, a move to the bullpen is in order, as keeping Minor healthy for 50-60 innings in a relief role is a better bet than trying to strengthen his arm for 150-plus frames as a starter. Now 29, the former first-round pick faces an uphill battle to earn a meaningful role in 2017.

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.