Kyle Muller
23-Year-Old PitcherSP
2021 Fantasy Outlook
Muller got a chance to showcase his stuff in spring training following a strong 2019 minor-league campaign, but he was roughed up in two appearances, yielding six earned runs and retiring only three batters. The 6-foot-7 southpaw was nonetheless added to the Braves' 60-man player pool and ended up spending all of 2020 at the team's alternate training site. Muller has generated some buzz within the organization after posting a 3.14 ERA and 25.6 K% at Double-A between 2018 and 2019, though his 14.5 BB% and 16 wild pitches over that span are cause for concern. Part of the problem is a tendency to overthrow; while Muller features a plus mid-90s fastball, his command of the offering tends to waver as he pushes the velocity. He may be best served to better mix in his curveball, which ranks as his second-best pitch. If he can learn to harness his control, Muller could get a chance to contribute as soon as 2021. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a $2.5 million contract with the Braves in June of 2016.
Notches second victory
PAtlanta Braves
July 26, 2021
Muller (2-3) earned the win after allowing four hits and two walks while striking out three across five scoreless innings in Game 1 of Monday's doubleheader against the Mets.
ANALYSIS
Muller was impressive in the first half of the twin bill and needed just 75 pitches to get through five strong frames. He appears to have performed well enough in each of his last two outings since being called up to remain part of Atlanta's starting rotation going forward. His next assignment tentatively lines up for Saturday against Milwaukee.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
73
Last 10 Games
73
Last 5 Games
83
How many pitches does Kyle Muller generally throw?
 
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121+
 
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121+
What part of the game does Kyle Muller generally pitch?
 
 
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2019
 
 
-43%
BAA vs LHP
2021
 
 
-43%
BAA vs LHP
2020
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2019
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BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2019vs Left .111 20 5 2 2 0 0 0
Since 2019vs Right .194 81 21 11 13 4 0 1
2021vs Left .111 20 5 2 2 0 0 0
2021vs Right .194 81 21 11 13 4 0 1
2020vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2019
 
 
-87%
ERA on Road
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-87%
ERA on Road
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ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2019Home 5.06 1.59 10.2 0 2 0 9.3 5.9 0.8
Since 2019Away 0.64 0.79 14.0 2 1 0 9.6 3.9 0.0
2021Home 5.06 1.59 10.2 0 2 0 9.3 5.9 0.8
2021Away 0.64 0.79 14.0 2 1 0 9.6 3.9 0.0
2020Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Kyle Muller 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
2.00
 
K/9
9.5
 
BB/9
4.7
 
HR/9
0.4
 
Fastball
93.7 mph
 
ERA
2.55
 
WHIP
1.14
 
BABIP
.243
 
GB/FB
0.95
 
Left On Base
78.9%
 
Exit Velocity
80.0 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
4.2%
 
Spin Rate
2312 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
23.3%
 
Swinging Strike
13.6%
 
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2017 Fantasy Outlook
While Muller didn't come off the board until the 44th pick in last year's draft, his $2.5 million signing bonus is more in line with the recommended value of the 17th overall pick. This draft subtlety and the fact that there are eight or nine more recognizable pitching prospects in this loaded farm system opens up an opportunity for dynasty league owners to acquire Muller at a discount, relative to his talent. Despite his 6-foot-6, 240-pound frame, Muller relies more on above-average fastball command than elite velocity at this development stage. Given his age and size, he could add a couple ticks in the coming years and move into the mid-90s on a regular basis, but for now his upside is capped at a No. 3 starter. His numbers in the Gulf Coast League were certainly eye-popping, but the southpaw won't receive a true test until the Braves take the training wheels off and allow him to log more than three innings per start while facing hitters in the Appalachian and South Atlantic leagues this season.
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Sticking in rotation
PAtlanta Braves
July 25, 2021
Muller is scheduled to start the first game of Monday's doubleheader with the Mets, David O'Brien of The Athletic reports.
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Inefficient in loss
PAtlanta Braves
July 21, 2021
Muller (1-3) allowed one run on two hits and three walks over four innings Wednesday, striking out one and taking the loss in the first game of a doubleheader against the Padres.
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Starting Wednesday
PAtlanta Braves
July 20, 2021
Muller will start the first game of Wednesday's doubleheader against the Padres, David O'Brien of The Athleticreports.
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Monday's start postponed
PAtlanta Braves
July 19, 2021
Muller won't start as scheduled Monday versus the Padres since the game was postponed due to rain.
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Called up ahead of start
PAtlanta Braves
July 19, 2021
Atlanta recalled Muller from Triple-A Gwinnett ahead of his scheduled start Monday against the Padres.
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