Brusdar Graterol
21-Year-Old PitcherRP
2019 Fantasy Outlook
The clear top pitching prospect in a system that has produced Jose Berrios and little else on the pitching side over the last decade, Graterol boasts one of the best fastballs in the minors. That pitch allows his above-average slider and fringe-average changeup to play up. His command is currently lacking, but the quality of his heater allowed him to be effectively wild in the lower levels. Graterol missed time last year with back spasms, but still tallied 102 innings after logging just 40 innings in 2017 -- Tommy John surgery erased his 2016 season. He does not have a great body (6-foot-1, roughly 200 pounds) for his age (20), so good conditioning and dietary habits will be important as he climbs the ladder, especially with back issues already on the ledger. If his secondaries and command gradually improve and he shows he can hold up over a full season, he could be a frontline starter. The floor with Graterol is a high-leverage reliever. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a one-year contract with the Twins in September of 2019.
Officially headed to majors
PMinnesota Twins
September 1, 2019
Graterol had his contract selected by the Twins on Sunday.
ANALYSIS
Graterol spent most of the season with Double-A Pensacola, working primarily as a starter and racking up a 1.78 ERA with 49 strikeouts and 21 walks across 50.2 innings. He most recently pitched out of the bullpen with Triple-A Rochester, a role he's likely to fill with the Twins. Known for the velocity on his fastball, Graterol could immediately rack up a notable amount of strikeouts at the major-league level.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
15
Last 10 Games
15
Last 5 Games
12
How many pitches does Brusdar Graterol generally throw?
 
1-10
 
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121+
 
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121+
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-33%
BAA vs LHP
2019
 
 
-33%
BAA vs LHP
2018
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2017
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BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2017vs Left .214 18 2 2 3 0 0 1
Since 2017vs Right .318 22 8 0 7 1 0 0
2019vs Left .214 18 2 2 3 0 0 1
2019vs Right .318 22 8 0 7 1 0 0
2018vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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
 
 
-80%
ERA on Road
2019
 
 
-80%
ERA on Road
2018
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ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2017Home 8.31 1.62 4.1 0 0 0 10.4 2.1 2.1
Since 2017Away 1.69 0.94 5.1 1 1 0 8.4 1.7 0.0
2019Home 8.31 1.62 4.1 0 0 0 10.4 2.1 2.1
2019Away 1.69 0.94 5.1 1 1 0 8.4 1.7 0.0
2018Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 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 Brusdar Graterol 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 2019 data (min 30 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
5.00
 
K/9
9.3
 
BB/9
1.9
 
HR/9
0.9
 
Fastball
99.0 mph
 
ERA
4.66
 
WHIP
1.24
 
BABIP
.343
 
GB/FB
2.33
 
Left On Base
66.0%
 
Exit Velocity
85.7 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
3.7%
 
Spin Rate
1998 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
29.6%
 
Swinging Strike
8.9%
 
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2018 Fantasy Outlook
Graterol can reach 100 mph with his fastball and had an impressive showing at rookie ball in 2017 with 45 strikeouts in 40 innings. He missed the 2016 season after Tommy John surgery, but his body grew and he gained 60 pounds with the time off. It was mostly muscle as he gained velocity and now looks to be a high upside prospect. He'll need to show he can stay healthy, pitch more innings and maintain his good control. A strong showing at Low-A could put him on the fast track to the majors.
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Set to be called up to majors
PMinnesota Twins
August 31, 2019
Graterol will be called up to the majors after rosters expand Sept. 1, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
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Will move to Triple-A
PMinnesota Twins
August 17, 2019
Graterol will be promoted to Triple-A Rochester on Sunday, Betsy Helfand of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
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Records first save
PMinnesota Twins
August 15, 2019
Graterol earned the first save of his career by throwing 1.1 scoreless innings Wednesday for Double-A Pensacola.
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Back at Double-A
PMinnesota Twins
August 7, 2019
Graterol (shoulder) was activated from the minor-league injured list Wednesday, Brandon Warne of ZoneCoverage.com reports.
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Candidate to be called up
PMinnesota Twins
Shoulder
August 6, 2019
Graterol (shoulder impingement) is a candidate to be called up to the majors, perhaps as early as August, Twins assistant GM Rob Antony told SKOR North AM 1500 Twin Cities.
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