Juan Minaya
30-Year-Old PitcherRP
Minnesota Twins AAA
2020 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Juan Minaya in 2020. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
$Signed a minor-league contract with the Twins in January of 2020.
Clears waivers
PMinnesota Twins  AAA
September 4, 2020
Minaya cleared waivers Friday and was outrighted to the Twins' alternate training site, Brandon Warne of ZoneCoverage.com reports.
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Minaya hasn't appeared in a big-league game this season. He'll remain in an organizational depth role for the Twins going forward but doesn't appear to be high on the team's depth chart.
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Left/Right Pitching Splits
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-21%
BAA vs LHP
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-1%
BAA vs RHP
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-36%
BAA vs LHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2018vs Left .209 128 31 18 23 8 0 3
Since 2018vs Right .263 207 54 23 47 14 1 4
2020vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019vs Left .279 49 9 6 12 5 0 0
2019vs Right .275 77 18 6 19 6 1 4
2018vs Left .164 79 22 12 11 3 0 3
2018vs Right .255 130 36 17 28 8 0 0
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-10%
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-73%
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-52%
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ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2018Home 3.71 1.44 34.0 1 2 0 10.3 4.8 1.3
Since 2018Away 3.35 1.54 40.1 1 0 1 10.3 5.1 0.4
2020Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019Home 6.57 1.86 12.1 0 0 0 10.2 5.8 2.9
2019Away 1.76 1.30 15.1 0 0 0 7.6 2.3 0.0
2018Home 2.08 1.20 21.2 1 2 0 10.4 4.2 0.4
2018Away 4.32 1.68 25.0 1 0 1 11.9 6.8 0.7
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Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Juan Minaya
AL FAAB Factor: Waiver Pickups of the Week
March 24, 2019
Erik Siegrist serves up the first batch of waiver options of the season in the American League, where Eloy Jimenez's surprise contract signing has the top prospect in the White Sox's Opening Day lineup.
Mound Musings: The AL Bullpen Shuffle
August 23, 2018
Brad Johnson checks in with unsettled AL bullpen assignments to see where they may be headed including in Los Angeles, where Blake Parker is the closer for now.
Regan’s Rumblings: Trade Deadline Fallout
August 3, 2018
Dave Regan analyzes some of the more important trades that happened on July 31. Will going from the Al to the NL help former Rays starting pitcher Chris Archer?
AL FAAB Factor: Waiver Pickups of the Week
July 29, 2018
Erik Siegrist checks out the free-agent pool in the American League and thinks Lourdes Gurriel's hot streak needs to be taken seriously.
AL FAAB Factor: Waiver Pickups of the Week
June 24, 2018
Erik Siegrist dives into the AL player pool, where Elvis Andrus is just one of a number of key hitters to come off the disabled list over the last week.
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After finishing the 2017 season as the White Sox's closer, Minaya struggled out of the gates in 2018, posting a 10.80 ERA and 5:9 K:BB through his first five appearances (3.1 innings). He wound up spending the first two months of the season bouncing between Triple-A and the majors. The right-hander turned things around when he returned to Chicago in June, posting a 2.70 ERA and 53:20 K:BB with the big club over the remainder of the season. Minaya started throwing a split-finger changeup late in 2017 and made it a fairly big part of his repertoire in 2018 (23.3%). That pitch helped him cut his HR/9 from 1.44 to 0.58. He still walks too many batters (5.6 BB/9 in 2018), but after his second-half improvement, Minaya should be locked into an Opening Day roster spot, likely as the No. 3 or 4 righty in the bullpen.
In addition to losing Nate Jones to a season-ending elbow injury, the White Sox traded several key members of their bullpen to contending clubs in 2017, opening up save chances for Minaya during the final two months of the season. While he finished the season 9-for-10 converting those opportunities, he's unlikely to return to that role to begin 2018 after a January trade brought Joakim Soria into the mix. He showed the ability to miss bats at a healthy clip, striking out 27.7 percent of the batters he faced, but he was susceptible to the long ball (1.4 HR/9) and prone to issuing too many walks (10.9 percent), raising questions about his chances of remaining in a high-leverage role long term. Minaya works with a 93-96 mph fastball, while mixing in curveballs and sliders. If he can improve the command of his breaking pitches, the control might improve enough for him to become another success story for pitching coach Don Cooper.
Minaya began the season in the Astros organization, but some early-season struggles didn't keep him there long. Houston initially protected him from the Rule 5 draft by adding him to the 40-man roster, but they designated him for assignment in mid-June, after which the White Sox plucked him off waivers. The 26-year-old then turned things around a bit in the Chicago system, producing a 3.38 ERA and 9.6 K/9 across 26.2 innings with Triple-A Charlotte. This performance warranted a September call-up for the reliever, and although he found success at first, the wheels came off as he stumbled to the finish line with a 4.35 ERA and a 1.45 WHIP. Minaya isn't a high-profile prospect, although his lively fastball does create a lot of swing-and-miss potential going forward. The right-hander will likely be in the hunt for a spot in the major league bullpen during the spring, although his control issues may inhibit his ability to lock down anything more than a middle-relief role when he is up with the White Sox.
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Designated for assignment
PMinnesota Twins  AAA
September 1, 2020
Minaya was designated for assignment by the Twins on Tuesday, Brandon Warne of ZoneCoverage.com reports.
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Contract selected by Minnesota
PMinnesota Twins  AAA
August 28, 2020
Minaya had his contract selected by the Twins on Friday, Brandon Warne of ZoneCoverage.com reports.
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Joins 60-man pool
PMinnesota Twins  AAA
August 3, 2020
Minaya was added to Minnesota's 60-man player pool and will join the team's alternate training camp in St. Paul, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
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Signs minors deal with Minnesota
PMinnesota Twins  AAA
January 28, 2020
Minaya signed a minor-league contract with Minnesota on Tuesday.
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Outrighted to Triple-A
PChicago White Sox  AAA
July 17, 2019
Minaya cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Charlotte on Wednesday.
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