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Mitch Keller

21-Year-Old Pitcher – Pittsburgh Pirates

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Keller commands one of the best fastballs in the minors -- a mid-90s weapon with late life that can miss bats in and out of the zone. The pitch is so good that itís all he needs to get through a minor...

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LEAGUE: AA    40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 3"   WT: 195   DOB: 4/4/1996   DRAFTED: 2nd Rd   

September 15, 2017  –  Mitch Keller News

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Keller allowed two runs in 7.1 innings Thursday, leading the Altoona Curve to a three-game sweep in the Eastern League championship round.

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Mitch Keller 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
2014 18 R GUL 9 8 0 27.1 19 6 0 29 13 0 0 0 0 0 1.98 1.18
2015 19 R BRI 6 6 0 19.2 25 12 1 25 16 0 3 0 0 0 5.49 2.14
2016 20 A+ BRA 1 1 0 6.0 5 0 0 7 1 1 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.00
2016 20 A WES 1 23 0 124.1 96 34 4 131 18 8 5 0 0 0 2.46 0.92
2017 21 A+ BRA 6 15 0 77.1 57 27 5 64 20 6 3 0 0 0 3.14 1.00
2017 21 A WES 6 2 0 4.0 2 0 0 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.75
2017 21 AA ALT 6 6 0 34.2 25 12 2 45 11 2 2 0 0 0 3.12 1.05
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Mitch Keller Minors 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 ERA WHIP
Nov. 15 Salt River 4.0 9 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 W 0 2.25 2.25
Nov. 10 Scottsdale 4.0 2 0 0 0 1 2 0 1 0 W 0 0.00 0.75
Oct. 30 Scottsdale 5.0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 W 0 0.00 0.20
Oct. 24 Peoria Jav 4.0 2 2 2 1 2 2 0 0 0 - 0 4.50 1.00
Oct. 17 Scottsdale 3.0 2 1 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 - 0 3.00 1.00
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0 Games:  Avg. 0.0 IP/G
0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0.00 0.00
Last 30 Days
1 Games:  Avg. 4.0 IP/G
4.0 9 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1-0 0 2.25 2.25
Last 60 Days
5 Games:  Avg. 4.0 IP/G
20.0 16 5 4 1 4 9 0 1 0 3-0 0 1.80 1.00
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Mitch Keller 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
2014 18 R GUL 9 8 27.1 9.63 4.32 2.23 0.00 81.3% 1.98 2.83 .286
2015 19 R BRI 6 6 19.2 11.72 7.50 1.56 0.47 72.5% 5.49 4.24 .452
2016 20 A+ BRA 1 1 6.0 10.50 1.50 7.00 0.00 100% 0.00 1.37 .335
2016 20 A WES 1 23 124.1 9.50 1.31 7.28 0.29 72.7% 2.46 2.21 .296
2017 21 A+ BRA 6 15 77.1 7.47 2.33 3.20 0.58 69.4% 3.14 3.43 .253
2017 21 A WES 6 2 4.0 15.75 2.25 7.00 0.00 100% 0.00 1.20 .318
2017 21 AA ALT 6 6 34.2 11.84 2.89 4.09 0.53 70.6% 3.12 2.47 .309
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Mitch Keller: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Keller pitched nine shutout innings against Bowie in the first round of the Eastern League playoffs Thursday. He gave up just one hit and two walks, striking out four.

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Keller was recently promoted to Double-A Altoona and will debut with his new team Sunday, Mike Rosenbaum of MLB.com reports.

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Keller (lower leg) tossed seven innings with High-A Bradenton on Tuesday, allowing two runs on five hits while striking out six en route to the win.

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Keller exited Thursday's outing after being struck on the shin by a comebacker.

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Keller (back) threw two shutout innings for short-season West Viriginia on Monday. He allowed one hit while striking out four batters, DK Pittsburgh Sports reports.

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Keller (back) will make a rehab start with short-season West Virginia for its season opener Monday.

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Keller (back) is making progress but isn't ready to return to action. "He's a little ways away from that," head trainer Todd Tomcyzk told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review on Wednesday.

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Keller landed on the minor-league DL at High-A Bradenton with a back strain.

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2017

The Pirates 2016 Minor League Pitcher of the Year, Keller compiled a 9-5 mark with a 2.35 ERA and 1.09 WHIP in 130.1 innings split between Low-A and High-A. Perhaps even more impressively, he posted a 138:19 K:BB. The 20-year-old didn't allow a single run in six of his last seven starts, including two postseason outings. He offers a mid-90s fastball, above-average curveball and a solid changeup that serves as his third-best pitch. He struggled with his control as a rookie in 2015 (16 walks in 19.2 innings) but control wasn't an issue last year. Additionally, he managed to stay healthy in 2016 after forearm issues sidelined him for most of his second professional season. Keller will likely start 2017 at High-A Bradenton with a potential midseason move to Double-A. The 2014 second-round pick is as exciting as organization mate Tyler Glasnow, but for different reasons. Glasnow's top selling point is his ceiling while Keller's is his mid-rotation floor.

2016

A second-round pick in 2014, Keller appeared in only 19.2 innings for Bristol last year because of forearm tightness. The results werenít promising (5.49 ERA, 16 walks) but itís possible the 20-year-old righty might be suffering from a more severe injury. He showed promise in 2014, registering a 1.98 ERA in 27.1 innings, but the fact that he saw so little action last summer gives cause for concern. Keller offers swing-and-miss stuff, but he needs to stay on the diamond throughout 2016 to maintain his prospect status.

2015

A second-round pick in the 2014 draft, Keller got his first taste of professional action in the Gulf Coast League. The 18-year-old right-hander registered a 1.98 ERA and 1.17 WHIP in 27.1 innings with a 29:13 K:BB ratio. He reaches the mid-90s with his fastball, but struggles with control issues. Keller, who received a $1 million signing bonus, is expected to pitch in rookie ball for Morgantown in 2015.