Heath Fillmyer
25-Year-Old PitcherSP
Kansas City Royals AAA
7-Day IL
Injury Undisclosed
Est. Return 6/20/2019
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Fillmyer made his major-league debut in mid-June and stuck with the Royals for the rest of the year, making 13 starts and four relief appearances. His 4.26 ERA was decent enough, but both his 16.6 K% and 9.3 BB% were worse than average, leading to a 4.75 FIP that suggests some regression is in order. Nothing in his minor-league track record suggests that he's about to take a step forward, as his strikeout and walk rates in 13 starts for Triple-A Omaha prior to his promotion were a near match for his big-league numbers. He has a fastball that can touch 96 mph, decent secondaries and mediocre control. Fillmyer has a chance for more remaining development than most 24-year-olds, as he was a shortstop as an amateur and hasn't been on the mound for long, but his ceiling isn't particularly high. He'll likely be a swingman for the Royals in 2019. Read Past Outlooks
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Heads to MiLB injured list
PKansas City Royals  AAA
Undisclosed
May 31, 2019
Fillmyer (undisclosed) was placed on the minor-league injury list Friday, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Fillmyer last pitched for Triple-A Omaha on Monday and allowed five runs over four innings. He has a 6.12 ERA, 1.64 WHIP and 31:16 K:BB through six starts. The specifics and severity of the injury are currently unclear.
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Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-13%
BAA vs LHP
2019
 
 
-28%
BAA vs RHP
2018
 
 
-20%
BAA vs LHP
2017
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BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2017vs Left .251 222 34 26 48 9 0 5
Since 2017vs Right .287 194 30 11 51 4 0 11
2019vs Left .400 30 4 3 10 2 0 2
2019vs Right .289 42 3 2 11 1 0 3
2018vs Left .229 192 30 23 38 7 0 3
2018vs Right .286 152 27 9 40 3 0 8
2017vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-45%
ERA at Home
2019
Even Split
2018
 
 
-52%
ERA at Home
2017
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ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2017Home 3.61 1.22 52.1 3 1 0 5.3 3.3 0.7
Since 2017Away 6.60 1.60 45.0 1 2 0 6.6 3.6 2.4
2019Home 9.00 1.83 6.0 0 0 0 3.0 3.0 1.5
2019Away 9.00 1.67 9.0 0 1 0 5.0 3.0 4.0
2018Home 2.91 1.14 46.1 3 1 0 5.6 3.3 0.6
2018Away 6.00 1.58 36.0 1 1 0 7.0 3.8 2.0
2017Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Heath Fillmyer 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 this season's data (min 40 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
1.40
 
K/9
4.2
 
BB/9
3.0
 
HR/9
3.0
 
Fastball
91.4 mph
 
ERA
9.00
 
WHIP
1.73
 
BABIP
.312
 
GB/FB
1.47
 
Left On Base
57.9%
 
Exit Velocity
93.9 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
12.1%
 
Spin Rate
2190 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
51.7%
 
Swinging Strike
6.7%
 
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Sent back to minors
PKansas City Royals  AAA
May 20, 2019
Fillmyer was optioned to Triple-A Omaha on Monday.
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Recalled by Royals
PKansas City Royals  AAA
May 17, 2019
Fillmyer was recalled from Triple-A Omaha on Friday.
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Optioned to Triple-A
PKansas City Royals  AAA
April 27, 2019
Fillmyer was optioned to Triple-A Omaha on Saturday.
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Roughed up by Yanks
PKansas City Royals  AAA
April 20, 2019
Fillmyer (0-1) took the loss against the Yankees on Saturday by allowing six runs on seven hits over four innings. He struck out three and walked two.
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No-decision in Chicago
PKansas City Royals  AAA
April 16, 2019
Fillmyer didn't factor into the decision in Monday's 5-4 loss to the White Sox, allowing three runs on five hits and a walk over five innings while striking out two.
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