Tyler Mahle
Tyler Mahle
25-Year-Old PitcherSP
Cincinnati Reds
2020 Fantasy Outlook
Pitching coach Derek Johnson helped several Reds turn a corner in his first year with the team and Mahle did take steps forward, but those improvements were not reflected in his W-L record or ERA. Mahle overhauled his pitch repertoire, bagging his slider in favor of a curveball while introducing a split-finger pitch for the first time. The curve was middling but the split finger had a positive run value when it was all said and done, and it helped Mahle add more than eight percentage points to his groundball rate. He showed improved control, shaving his walk rate from 10.5% to 6.1%, and the emerging stats that attempt to judge intent give him good marks for command. It's important to note that Mahle tried to hide an injury in 2018 and his numbers suffered greatly for it. Still just 25, Mahle is an interesting flier with upside, though he's on the outside looking in for a rotation spot entering spring training. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a contract with the Reds in June of 2013 that includes a $250,000 signing bonus.
Allows three runs in relief
PCincinnati Reds
August 12, 2020
Mahle gave up three runs on two hits and three walks while striking out six over 3.1 innings out of the bullpen in Wednesday's 5-4 loss to the Royals.
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Wade Miley (groin) got the start in his return from the IL, but Miley only threw 44 pitches and Mark Sheldon of MLB.com suggests the lefty may be hurt again. Mahle was making a case to remain a starter with his performance during Miley's absence, and his return to the bullpen could be short lived whether Miley is indeed injured or not. Mahle now has a 3.38 ERA and 16:6 K:BB, with only one home run allowed in 13.1 innings.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
77
Last 10 Games
77
Last 5 Games
77
How many pitches does Tyler Mahle generally throw?
 
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121+
 
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What part of the game does Tyler Mahle generally pitch?
 
 
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2018
 
 
-8%
BAA vs RHP
2020
 
 
-44%
BAA vs LHP
2019
 
 
-11%
BAA vs RHP
2018
 
 
-11%
BAA vs RHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2018vs Left .282 555 120 65 135 24 3 30
Since 2018vs Right .259 564 135 28 135 17 1 18
2020vs Left .148 33 7 3 4 0 1 0
2020vs Right .263 23 9 3 5 0 0 1
2019vs Left .282 258 53 21 66 11 1 15
2019vs Right .252 298 76 13 70 10 0 10
2018vs Left .300 264 60 41 65 13 1 15
2018vs Right .267 243 50 12 60 7 1 7
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2018
 
 
-5%
ERA on Road
2020
 
 
-100%
ERA on Road
2019
 
 
-15%
ERA on Road
2018
 
 
-1%
ERA on Road
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2018Home 5.10 1.43 118.1 4 8 0 10.7 3.9 2.2
Since 2018Away 4.87 1.42 136.2 6 13 0 7.5 2.8 1.3
2020Home 3.38 1.13 13.1 0 0 0 10.8 4.1 0.7
2020Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019Home 5.66 1.44 49.1 2 4 0 10.0 4.2 2.0
2019Away 4.82 1.23 80.1 1 8 0 8.3 1.2 1.6
2018Home 5.01 1.49 55.2 2 4 0 11.3 3.6 2.7
2018Away 4.95 1.69 56.1 5 5 0 6.4 5.0 0.8
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Stat Review
How does Tyler Mahle 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
2.67
 
K/9
10.8
 
BB/9
4.1
 
HR/9
0.7
 
Fastball
94.0 mph
 
ERA
3.38
 
WHIP
1.13
 
BABIP
.270
 
GB/FB
0.69
 
Left On Base
73.5%
 
Exit Velocity
82.4 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
0.0%
 
Spin Rate
2394 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
21.4%
 
Swinging Strike
13.0%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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For a seven-game stretch last summer, Mahle was the Reds' best starter, compiling a 2.04 ERA over 39.2 innings while striking out 41 batters in the process. Unfortunately, baseball doesn't limit itself to seven-game stretches, and using selective endpoints doesn't even do Mahle that many favors -- he walked 19 batters and had a 1.36 WHIP over that span, but managed to avoid homer-fueled big innings. After that stretch ended on July 6, he made only five more big-league appearances and was shelled in each one of them, earning a trip to the minors after the fourth. He returned for one more bad outing in September before getting shut down with a sore shoulder. Mahle's hard-hit (40.3%) and barrel rates (9.1%) skyrocketed, leading to 22 homers allowed in only 112 innings. The culprits were his secondary pitches; opponents slugged .557 against his slider and .604 on his changeup. He's yet another young pitcher that could fall short for the Reds.
Upside should be the first, second and third thing fantasy owners look for in a pitching prospect, but in 15-team leagues, there is still a place for an innings eater who can locate his pitches without submarining a team's ratios. Enter Mahle, who already boasts plus command of four pitches. The 6-foot-3 righty's fastball isn't quite a plus offering based on velocity, as it sits at 93-94 mph, but the pitch plays up thanks to Mahle's pinpoint command. His slider is a quality second pitch, but his changeup and curveball lag behind as change-of-pace offerings. Mahle likely isn't ready to be much of a positive contributor in his rookie season, but he could be a Zach Davies or Mike Leake type of SP5 or SP6 down the road. He will be given a chance to compete for a rotation spot this spring, but will likely head back to Triple-A and wait for injury or poor performance to open up a spot in the big leagues.
Mahle got off to a scintillating start to the 2016 campaign at High-A Daytona. He features three pitches (fastball, curveball, changeup), and while none of them are superior on their own, his stuff played up due to his superb control and pitchability. A bump to Double-A Pensacola saw the 22-year-old righty come back down to earth a bit, though, as he struggled in 14 starts - chiefly because of the home run, surrendering 12 in 71.1 innings. Mahle works best when keeping the ball down in the zone, something he was able to do at the lower levels. He likely will return to Double-A to begin the 2017 season. Though he does not have true ace potential, his size, command and durability give him the ceiling of a No. 3 starter who can eat innings at the big league level.
A seventh-round pick in 2013 out of high school, Mahle has emerged as an extreme strike-thrower in the Reds organization. In 152 innings at Low-A Dayton, Mahle walked just 25 batters while striking out 135. He's added a couple ticks to his fastball and works around 92-93 mph. Scouting reports suggest that he still needs to improve his secondary offerings. The jump up to High-A will be an important level for Mahle to master.
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Shifting back to bullpen
PCincinnati Reds
August 9, 2020
Mahle is available out of the bullpen Sunday since Wade Miley (groin) will rejoin the starting rotation this week, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
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Impressive against Cleveland
PCincinnati Reds
August 4, 2020
Mahle allowed one hit and two walks over six scoreless innings in a no-decision against Cleveland on Tuesday. He struck out six.
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Next start coming Tuesday
PCincinnati Reds
July 31, 2020
Mahle is scheduled to make his next start Tuesday versus Cleveland, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
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Getting another start
PCincinnati Reds
July 30, 2020
Mahle is scheduled to start Sunday's game against the Tigers, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
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Throws four innings
PCincinnati Reds
July 28, 2020
Mahle allowed two earned runs on six hits and one walk while striking out four across four innings Tuesday against the Cubs. He did not factor into the decision.
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