Tommy Milone
Tommy Milone
33-Year-Old PitcherSP
Atlanta Braves
10-Day IL
Injury Elbow
Est. Return 10/1/2020
2020 Fantasy Outlook
Milone added the primary pitcher role to his resume in 2019, making most of his appearances in bulk relief behind an opener. The change had little impact on his profile as a soft-throwing southpaw, as his feeble strikeout rate (20.8%) was only slightly better than his career norm. Milone's most obvious flaw is his inability to throw hard. In 2019, he hurled four-seam fastballs 43.7% of the time with an average velocity of 87.1 mph, among the slowest marks in the majors. While that kept the exit velocity of batted balls relatively low, Milone's extreme flyball rate (44.8%) resulted in an elevated home-run rate (1.9 HR/9) that ranked in the bottom 5% among all pitchers. Milone did do a good job of limiting walks (5.1 BB%), but that is partially attributable to the eagerness of opposing hitters to mash the soft stuff thrown at them. Milone has little to offer to fantasy squads and should be avoided altogether. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a one-year contract with the Orioles in February of 2020. Traded to the Braves in August of 2020.
To IL with elbow inflammation
PAtlanta Braves
Elbow
September 10, 2020
Milone was placed on the 10-day injured list Thursday with left elbow inflammation.
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If this is anything other than very minor inflammation, Milone's season is probably over. He gave up eight earned runs in 3.1 innings in his last start. Huascar Ynoa was recalled in a corresponding move. With Cole Hamels and Max Fried expected back next week, the Braves won't necessarily need to find another replacement option for the rotation.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
77
Last 10 Games
77
Last 5 Games
79
How many pitches does Tommy Milone generally throw?
 
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111-120
 
121+
 
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121+
 
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121+
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2018
 
 
-16%
BAA vs LHP
2020
 
 
-26%
BAA vs LHP
2019
 
 
-4%
BAA vs RHP
2018
 
 
-48%
BAA vs LHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2018vs Left .242 204 53 10 46 12 2 13
Since 2018vs Right .287 548 104 20 148 36 3 27
2020vs Left .256 42 10 2 10 1 2 3
2020vs Right .344 139 30 4 45 11 2 6
2019vs Left .248 134 36 7 31 10 0 9
2019vs Right .238 319 58 16 71 19 1 15
2018vs Left .192 28 7 1 5 1 0 1
2018vs Right .372 90 16 0 32 6 0 6
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2018
 
 
-19%
ERA on Road
2020
 
 
-8%
ERA at Home
2019
 
 
-28%
ERA on Road
2018
 
 
-24%
ERA on Road
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2018Home 5.83 1.34 100.1 2 9 0 8.0 1.4 2.6
Since 2018Away 4.70 1.17 76.2 4 6 0 8.0 1.6 1.3
2020Home 6.45 1.70 22.1 0 2 0 9.7 0.8 2.0
2020Away 7.02 1.38 16.2 1 2 0 8.6 2.2 2.2
2019Home 5.46 1.26 61.0 1 6 0 7.2 2.1 2.5
2019Away 3.91 0.95 50.2 3 4 0 8.0 1.6 1.2
2018Home 6.35 1.12 17.0 1 1 0 8.5 0.0 3.7
2018Away 4.82 2.04 9.1 0 0 0 6.8 1.0 0.0
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Stat Review
How does Tommy Milone compare to other starting pitchers?
This section compares his stats with all starting pitcher seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 120 innings)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity, Barrels/BBE %, Balls Hit 95+ MPH %, and Spin Rate are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 120 IP). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • K/BB
    Strikeout to walk ratio.
  • K/9
    Average strikeouts per nine innings.
  • BB/9
    Average walks per nine innings.
  • HR/9
    Average home runs allowed per nine innings.
  • Fastball
    Average fastball velocity.
  • ERA
    Earned run average. The average earned runs allowed per nine innings.
  • WHIP
    Walks plus hits per inning pitched.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many balls in play against a pitcher go for hits.
  • GB/FB
    Groundball to flyball ratio. The higher the number, the more likely a pitcher is to induce groundballs.
  • Left On Base
    The percentage of base runners that a pitcher strands on base over the course of a season.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Barrels/BBE
    The percentage of batted ball events resulting in a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
  • Spin Rate
    Spin Rate is the rate of spin on a baseball after it is released. It is measured in revolutions per minute (rpm).
  • Balls Hit 95+ MPH
    The percentage of batted balls hit that met or exceeded the 95 MPH threshold.
  • Swinging Strike
    The percentage of pitches that result in a swing and a miss.
K/BB
6.67
 
K/9
9.2
 
BB/9
1.4
 
HR/9
2.1
 
Fastball
86.2 mph
 
ERA
6.69
 
WHIP
1.56
 
BABIP
.397
 
GB/FB
0.86
 
Left On Base
55.8%
 
Exit Velocity
81.1 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
3.7%
 
Spin Rate
1995 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
23.3%
 
Swinging Strike
12.5%
 
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Milone's season ended a couple of weeks early as he needed to have a bone spur removed from his pitching elbow, and he had to settle for a minor-league deal with the Nationals this offseason. Milone is coming off a terrible year in which he gave up 15 homers in 48 innings of work that was split between the rotation and the bullpen. He was not effective in either capacity. The left-hander has pitched fewer than 30 innings of relief in his career and has seen a bump in strikeout rate, but was also hit harder around those strikeouts than he was as a starter. That was in a very small sample and Milone's best path forward is to attempt to make the Nationals' bullpen out of spring training as a long man out of the bullpen.
Milone dominated at Triple-A Rochester for a second consecutive season with a 1.66 ERA and 7.6 K/9, but he struggled again at the major league level. He bounced from the bullpen to the rotation but had just a 6.4 K/9 and 5.71 ERA. Milone has good but not elite control and groundball rates, which aren't enough to overcome an 87.6 mph average fastball in the majors. At 30 years old, he may spend most of his time at Triple-A again in 2017, but he'll compete for his roster spot with the Brewers during spring training after inking a minor league deal with Milwaukee in December.
Milone had a solid season in Minnesota's rotation but it's not clear if he'll win a rotation spot this spring. Milone began the season as the fifth starter and was sent to the minors after posting a 4.76 ERA in four starts. He then dominated the competition at Triple-A with a 0.70 ERA and 47:3 K:BB ratio in 38.2 innings. When called back to the majors he went 7-4 with a 3.74 ERA, missing two weeks with a mild left flexor strain. Despite his success, Milone's upside appears limited given his mediocre 6.3 K/9 and a meager 87.8 mph average fastball. While he has good control (2.5 BB/9) he's not a groundball specialist to offset his lack of strikeouts. He'll compete for the fifth starter role this spring, but it wouldn't be surprising to see him shuffle between Triple-A and the majors.
Milone was traded to Minnesota in late July after he couldn't hold a spot in the Oakland rotation despite a 3.55 ERA. While his Oakland numbers looked good at first glance, he struck out just 61 batters over 96.1 innings, while pitching more than half of his innings at pitcher-friendly O.co Coliseum. After he was traded to Minnesota and called up to the majors, he was hit hard, giving up 17 earned runs in 21.2 innings. His main problem was a career-low 5.7 K/9. He has good enough control (2.8 BB/9) that a bounceback to his previous strikeout rate could return him to the form he saw in Oakland, where his home-road splits were not overly uneven. He'll compete for the fifth starter role with the Twins this spring.
After a strong 2012, Milone struggled in 2013 and lost his spot in the A's rotation and even spent some time in Triple-A. Milone's strikeout rate rose from 6.5 to 7.3 K/9, but his walk rate and home-run rate also rose, which led to his ERA climbing above 4.00 on the season. Milone started the season well and had a 3.13 ERA on May 7, but he could not maintain that form and found himself on the outside of the A's rotation by August. If Milone can go back to limiting walks at his previous rates, while maintaining his increased strikeout rate, he stands a chance to earn the fifth starter role in a competition coming out of spring training.
Milone came over from the Nationals in the Gio Gonzalez trade and slotted right into the A's rotation. While he won't overpower anyone, his impeccable command kept him in the rotation all year and allowed him to rack up 15 wins. Milone is unlikely to become an asset in strikeouts and his margin for error is slim with his stuff, but he will provide a large volume of innings with decent ratios. He is a flyball pitcher so he is greatly aided by playing in Oakland, and Milone can at least be targeted late in drafts and in daily formats for home games. Keep in mind, however, that he carried a 4.83 ERA and 1.52 WHIP in 16 road starts thanks in large part to 18 homers allowed in 91.1 innings in those outings.
Milone spent most of 2011 with Syracuse, but did make five starts for the Nationals down the stretch. He features a fastball that averaged 87.9 mph last season along with a change-up (79.4 mph), cutter (84.5 mph) and a slow curveball (74.2 mph). His control is impeccable, as he's walked only 20 batters in 174.1 innings. However, he is an extreme flyball pitcher, which will be a problem when he logs more innings in the majors. He should start the season in Triple-A, but might vie for a spot in the A's rotation after being sent to Oakland as part of the Gio Gonzalez deal.
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Takes no-decision in rough outing
PAtlanta Braves
September 10, 2020
Milone allowed eight runs on eight hits (two home runs) and two walks while striking out four across 3.1 innings in Wednesday's 29-9 win over the Marlins. He didn't factor into the decision in the Braves' victory.
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Solid in no-decision
PAtlanta Braves
September 5, 2020
Milone didn't factor into the decision in the first game of Friday's doubleheader against the Nationals, allowing one run on six hits over four innings. He struck out three.
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Struggles in debut with new team
PAtlanta Braves
August 30, 2020
Milone gave up seven runs on eight hits and struck out two over 2.1 innings in a no-decision versus the Phillies on Sunday.
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Starting Sunday for new team
PAtlanta Braves
August 30, 2020
Milone arrived in Philadelphia and will start Sunday night's game against the Phillies, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports.
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Shipped to Atlanta
PAtlanta Braves
August 30, 2020
The Braves acquired Milone in a trade with the Orioles on Sunday, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports. In exchange, the Orioles will receive two minor-league players to be named later, according to Joel Sherman of the New York Post.
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