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Michael Tonkin

28-Year-Old Pitcher – Free Agent

2017 Stats

W-L

0-1

ERA

5.14

WHIP

1.62

K

24

SV

0

2017 Preseason Projections

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2017 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Tonkin finally became a regular in the Minnesota bullpen last season after dominating at Triple-A and failing to stick in the majors the previous two years. Unfortunately, he struggled with the long b...

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2017 ADP:  699.56

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LEAGUE: Foreign    40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 7"   WT: 220   DOB: 11/19/1989   BORN: Glendale, CA   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: 30th Rd   

November 8, 2017  –  Michael Tonkin News

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Tonkin's rights were sold to the Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters of Nippon Professional Baseball by the Twins on Tuesday, Mike Berardino of the Pioneer Press reports.

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Michael Tonkin 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
2010 20 R ELI 9 0 0 22.1 15 2 0 20 4 1 0 1 0 0 0.81 0.86
2010 20 A BEL 9 12 0 65.0 74 31 7 40 18 3 6 0 0 0 4.29 1.42
2011 21 A BEL 48 3 0 76.2 82 33 3 69 24 4 3 2 0 0 3.87 1.39
2012 22 A+ FOR 22 0 0 30.1 24 10 2 44 11 1 1 6 0 0 2.97 1.16
2012 22 A BEL 22 0 0 39.0 29 6 1 53 9 3 0 6 0 0 1.38 0.97
2013 23 AA NEW 30 0 0 24.1 21 6 0 30 8 1 2 7 0 0 2.22 1.20
2013 23 AAA ROC 30 0 0 32.2 33 16 3 36 8 1 2 14 0 0 4.41 1.27
2013 23 MAJ MIN 9 0 0 11.3 9 1 0 10 3 0 0 0 0 0 0.79 1.06
2014 24 AAA ROC 39 0 0 45.0 41 14 2 46 12 3 4 10 0 0 2.80 1.18
2014 24 MAJ MIN 25 0 0 19.0 23 10 2 16 6 0 0 0 0 4 4.74 1.53
2015 25 AAA ROC 33 0 0 41.0 25 5 2 46 5 2 1 14 0 0 1.10 0.73
2015 25 MAJ MIN 26 0 0 23.3 21 9 4 19 9 0 0 0 0 5 3.47 1.29
2016 26 MAJ MIN 65 0 0 71.7 80 40 13 80 24 3 2 0 2 2 5.02 1.45
2017 27 AAA ROC 31 0 0 41.2 31 8 1 61 13 4 2 5 0 0 1.73 1.07
2017 27 MAJ MIN 16 0 0 21.0 22 12 6 24 12 0 1 0 0 0 5.14 1.62
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3-Year Averages     38 0 0 38.0 41 19 6 38 13 1 0 0 0 3 4.50 1.42
Career  (View All)     141 0 0 146.3 155 72 25 149 54 3 3 0 4.43 1.43

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Michael Tonkin Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2017329110303.333
2016112251230638.306
2015408313003.361

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201765151112203.226
2016203551250715.266
2015591168101.154

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Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201710.301014834.351.65
201641.7200501294.971.46
201511.00009624.911.45

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201710.700010435.911.59
201630.0120301245.101.43
201512.300010322.191.14
Michael Tonkin vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

Michael Tonkin 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
2010 20 R ELI 9 0 22.1 8.14 1.63 5.00 0.00 89.5% 0.81 2.48 .262
2010 20 A BEL 9 12 65.0 5.54 2.49 2.22 0.97 71.8% 4.29 4.57 .319
2011 21 A BEL 48 3 76.2 8.15 2.83 2.88 0.35 70.9% 3.87 3.16 .351
2012 22 A+ FOR 22 0 30.1 13.16 3.29 4.00 0.60 75.8% 2.97 2.44 .350
2012 22 A BEL 22 0 39.0 12.23 2.08 5.89 0.23 86.5% 1.38 1.58 .329
2013 23 AA NEW 30 0 24.1 11.20 2.99 3.75 0.00 79.3% 2.22 2.08 .356
2013 23 AAA ROC 30 0 32.2 10.06 2.24 4.50 0.84 65.8% 4.41 3.01 .354
2013 23 MAJ MIN 9 0 11.3 7.94 2.38 3.33 0.00 1.25 91.7% 94.4 MPH 0.79 2.23 .291
2014 24 AAA ROC 39 0 45.0 9.20 2.40 3.83 0.40 76.5% 2.80 2.67 .325
2014 24 MAJ MIN 25 0 19.0 7.58 2.84 2.67 0.95 1.53 70.4% 93.4 MPH 4.74 4.15 .358
2015 25 AAA ROC 33 0 41.0 10.10 1.10 9.20 0.44 89.3% 1.10 2.03 .248
2015 25 MAJ MIN 26 0 23.3 7.33 3.47 2.11 1.54 2.11 80.8% 94.3 MPH 3.47 5.09 .266
2016 26 MAJ MIN 65 0 71.7 10.05 3.01 3.33 1.63 0.99 70.3% 93.9 MPH 5.02 4.46 .354
2017 27 AAA ROC 31 0 41.2 13.33 2.84 4.69 0.22 83.7% 1.73 1.79 .352
2017 27 MAJ MIN 16 0 21.0 10.29 5.14 2.00 2.57 0.81 78.6% 94.0 MPH 5.14 6.49 .312
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3-Year Averages     38 0 38.0 9.00 3.08 2.92 1.42 72.9% 4.50 4.28 .336
Career     141 0 146.3 9.16 3.32 2.76 1.54 74.5% 4.43 4.53 .330

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Michael Tonkin Defensive Stats

Year Pos Inn PMFinal (?) EXP Tot (?) PM (?) AirPM (?) EPM (?) InnHome (?) PMH (?) InnLHP (?) PMLHP (?) LEFT (?) MID (?) RGHT (?)
2015 P 23.3 1 4 1 0 11 0 0 0
2016 P 71.7 1 2 1 0 42 1 0 0
2017 P 21 -1 1 -1 0 10 -1 0 0
Year Pos SHAL (?) MED (?) DEEP (?) CERS (?) SBRS (?) PSBRS (?) BRS (?) GDPRS (?) OFARS (?) GFPDMERS (?) PMRS (?) SZRS (?) TRS (?)
2015 P 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
2016 P -1 0 0 0 1 0 0
2017 P 0 0 0 0 -1 0 -1

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2017 Stat Review for Michael Tonkin    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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2.00 K/BB
POOR
10.29 K/9
GOOD
5.14 BB/9
TERRIBLE
94.0 MPH Fastball
GOOD
2.6 HR/9
TERRIBLE
0.81 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE FLYBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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5.14 ERA
TERRIBLE
1.62 WHIP
TERRIBLE
6.49 FIP
TERRIBLE
BABIP/Strand

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

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.312 BABIP
HIGH
78.6% Strand Rate
AVERAGE

Michael Tonkin: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Tonkin had his contract selected by the Twins on Tuesday.

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Tonkin cleared waivers and was assigned to Triple-A Rochester on Saturday, LaVelle E. Neal III of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

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Tonkin was designated for assignment Saturday, the Star Tribune's Phil Miller reports.

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Tonkin has given up six runs, three of them earned, over seven innings to kick off the 2017 season.

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Tonkin has made the final roster as a reliever, Phil Miller of The Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports.

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Tonkin gave up a run over two innings in Wednesday's spring training loss to Houston. He's competing for a final spot in the bullpen with J.T. Chargois and Alex Wimmers, Patrick Reusse of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

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Tonkin (shoulder) had no issues following a bullpen session Friday and should be available to return Sunday, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

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Tonkin (shoulder) hopes to be cleared to return after throwing from flat ground Saturday, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2017

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2016

Tonkin had another dominant season at Triple-A, but hasn't been able to find a consistent role in the majors. Tonkin had 46:5 K:BB ratio in 41 innings at Triple-A Rochester, but was up-and-down from the minors last season. His 94.3 mph average fastball resulted in a decent 7.3 K/9 in the majors but he was too wild with 3.5 BB/9. Tonkin should get every chance to win a bullpen role this spring and could find a high-profile setup role due to his velocity if he can reduce his free passes.

2015

Tonkin has a chance to win a setup role this spring after a strong season at Triple-A and reassuring September callup. He struggled when called up to the majors in April and May (5.84 ERA and 9:6 K:BB ratio), but thrived at Triple-A with a 2.80 ERA and 9.2 K/9. When back in the majors in September he improved with a 2.70 ERA and seven strikeouts in seven innings with no walks. Tonkin features a mid-90s fastball that would be welcomed in a bullpen that has lacked velocity. He's also shown good control in the minors. Tonkin could quickly become one of the top setup men with the Twins in 2015 as a result.

2014

Tonkin is a late bloomer who came on strong in the minors the past three seasons with outstanding strikeout rates and a mid-90s fastball. He began last season in Double-A, but aced his second trip to the level and then also posted a strong strikeout rate while showing good control at Triple-A. After he was called up in September he struck out 10 batters in 11.1 innings and did not give up an earned run until his ninth and final appearance with the Twins. Despite his fastball velocity (94.4 mph), Tonkin's age (24) could limit his upside, and he did give up five unearned runs with the Twins last year. Still, he could win a high-leverage role in Minnesota's bullpen with a strong spring.