Tommy Milone
Tommy Milone
32-Year-Old PitcherRP
Seattle Mariners
2019 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Tommy Milone in 2019. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
$Signed a minor-league contract with the Mariners in December of 2018.
Still on tap to pitch Wednesday
PSeattle Mariners
July 14, 2019
Milone, who fired 2.1 perfect innings in a loss to the Angels on Friday, is still slated to serve as the primary pitcher Wednesday versus the Athletics, Sarah Wexler of MLB.com reports.
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The veteran southpaw wasn't projected to make his first post-All-Star-break appearance until this coming Wednesday against Oakland, but Friday's blowout defeat necessitated his presence in order to help preserve some other bullpen arms. Milone would still have the benefit of four days of rest for Wednesday's appearance, which could even end up being a traditional start. "We just kind of take it start by start," said manager Scott Servais. "Can't speak to what we'll go with on Wednesday for Tommy. ... We'll just have to wait and see where we're at."
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Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-36%
BAA vs LHP
2019
 
 
-12%
BAA vs LHP
2018
 
 
-48%
BAA vs LHP
2017
 
 
-40%
BAA vs LHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2017vs Left .198 139 37 7 26 7 2 5
Since 2017vs Right .309 395 73 18 114 25 0 25
2019vs Left .189 57 19 4 10 5 0 2
2019vs Right .215 138 30 6 28 9 0 6
2018vs Left .192 28 7 1 5 1 0 1
2018vs Right .372 90 16 0 32 6 0 6
2017vs Left .212 54 11 2 11 1 2 2
2017vs Right .353 167 27 12 54 10 0 13
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-31%
ERA on Road
2019
 
 
-38%
ERA on Road
2018
 
 
-24%
ERA on Road
2017
 
 
-42%
ERA on Road
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2017Home 6.38 1.39 72.0 2 5 1 8.4 1.9 2.8
Since 2017Away 4.42 1.23 53.0 1 2 0 7.3 1.7 1.4
2019Home 3.94 1.13 32.0 1 2 0 8.4 2.3 1.7
2019Away 2.45 0.65 18.1 0 1 0 9.3 1.0 1.0
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
2017Home 9.78 1.96 23.0 0 2 1 8.2 2.7 3.5
2017Away 5.68 1.34 25.1 1 1 0 6.0 2.5 2.1
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Stat Review
How does Tommy Milone compare to other relievers?
This section compares his stats with all relief pitcher seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 30 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 this season's data (min 20 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
4.90
 
K/9
8.8
 
BB/9
1.8
 
HR/9
1.4
 
Fastball
87.2 mph
 
ERA
3.40
 
WHIP
0.95
 
BABIP
.244
 
GB/FB
0.87
 
Left On Base
76.1%
 
Exit Velocity
87.2 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
9.7%
 
Spin Rate
1961 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
33.1%
 
Swinging Strike
10.8%
 
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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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Perfect in long relief
PSeattle Mariners
July 13, 2019
Milone struck out five over 2.1 perfect innings of relief in a 13-0 loss to the Angels on Friday.
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Set to work behind opener July 17
PSeattle Mariners
July 8, 2019
Manager Scott Servais confirmed that Milone would likely be deployed behind an opener in the southpaw's next scheduled turn through the rotation July 17 in Oakland, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports.
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Falls to 1-3
PSeattle Mariners
July 4, 2019
Milone (1-3) took the loss as the primary pitcher against the Cardinals on Thursday, giving up five earned runs on seven hits over 5.1 innings, striking out four and walking one in the Mariners' 5-4 defeat.
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Working as bulk reliever
PSeattle Mariners
July 4, 2019
Milone will serve as the Mariners' bulk reliever in Thursday's game against the Cardinals, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports.
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Solid as primary pitcher
PSeattle Mariners
June 29, 2019
Milone served as the primary pitcher after an opener in an extra-inning loss to the Astros on Friday and fired five scoreless innings in which he allowed three hits and a walk while striking out two. He did not factor into the decision.
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