Josh Winder

25-Year-Old PitcherSP
2022 Fantasy Outlook
If Winder had finished the year healthy, he would be ranked significantly higher as a fantasy prospect and would be a very intriguing selection in draft-and-hold leagues. Even with his season sputtering out due to shoulder fatigue, he is at least worth monitoring this spring to see if he is back to full strength. A physical specimen at 6-foot-5, 210 pounds, the big righty checks all the boxes for a future starter, provided he can handle the workload. Winder has a mid-90s fastball, two plus secondaries in his mid-80s slider and upper-80s changeup and a fourth-pitch curveball that could be an average offering. He dominated at Double-A (1.98 ERA, 0.93 WHIP, 31.3 K%, 4.8 BB%), but was less dominant in four starts at Triple-A (4.67 ERA, 0.98 WHIP, 22.4 K%, 4.8 BB%). Perhaps his shoulder had already started barking at that point, but it's at least encouraging that even when he didn't have his best stuff, his control was still elite. Despite missing the final two months of the year, Winder got up to 72 innings, so he could push past 100 innings with good health. He is on the 40-man roster, and the Twins' rotation is wide open, so he is a quality sleeper heading into spring training. Read Past Outlooks
RANKSFrom Preseason
#599
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$Signed a contract with the Twins in June of 2018.
Role in flux
PMinnesota Twins
May 18, 2022
Winder isn't expected to start against the Royals this weekend, Phil Miller of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
ANALYSIS
The right-hander surprisingly covered 3.2 frames as a long reliever Tuesday, and he won't be rejoining Minnesota's starting rotation this weekend, with Devin Smeltzer, Joe Ryan and Bailey Ober (groin) expected to take the mound. Winder had a 1.61 ERA over his first five outings but has given up nine runs (eight earned) over seven frames in his last two appearances, and it appears he may now be ticketed for bullpen work.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
68
Last 10 Games
68
Last 5 Games
76
How many pitches does Josh Winder generally throw?
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
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121+
 
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121+
What part of the game does Josh Winder generally pitch?
 
 
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2020
 
 
-39%
BAA vs LHP
2022
 
 
-39%
BAA vs LHP
2021
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2020
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BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2020vs Left .175 48 11 6 7 2 0 1
Since 2020vs Right .286 74 12 3 20 4 0 3
2022vs Left .175 48 11 6 7 2 0 1
2022vs Right .286 74 12 3 20 4 0 3
2021vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2021vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2020
 
 
-25%
ERA at Home
2022
 
 
-25%
ERA at Home
2021
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ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2020Home 3.14 1.19 14.1 1 1 0 8.2 3.1 1.3
Since 2020Away 4.20 1.27 15.0 1 1 0 6.0 2.4 1.2
2022Home 3.14 1.19 14.1 1 1 0 8.2 3.1 1.3
2022Away 4.20 1.27 15.0 1 1 0 6.0 2.4 1.2
2021Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2021Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Josh Winder 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
2.56
 
K/9
7.1
 
BB/9
2.8
 
HR/9
1.2
 
Fastball
94.0 mph
 
ERA
3.68
 
WHIP
1.23
 
BABIP
.278
 
GB/FB
1.00
 
Left On Base
72.4%
 
Exit Velocity
83.1 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
7.6%
 
Spin Rate
1915 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
22.9%
 
Swinging Strike
11.2%
 
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Struggles in relief appearance
PMinnesota Twins
May 18, 2022
Winder gave up five runs over 3.2 innings in a relief appearance in Tuesday's loss at Oakland. He had just one strikeout and allowed nine hits with one walk.
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Ineffective in loss
PMinnesota Twins
May 12, 2022
Winder (2-1) picked up the loss, allowing four runs (three earned) on six hits and three walks while striking out two in 3.1 innings of a 5-0 defeat Thursday against Houston.
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Another start awaits
PMinnesota Twins
May 8, 2022
Winder is lined up to start Thursday's game against the Astros, Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com reports.
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Fans eight in Friday's win
PMinnesota Twins
May 7, 2022
Winder (2-0) picked up the win in Friday's 2-1 victory over the A's, giving up only one unearned run on three hits over six innings. He struck out eight without walking a batter.
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Starting Friday
PMinnesota Twins
May 6, 2022
Winder is listed as the starter for Friday's game against the Athletics.
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