Randy Dobnak
25-Year-Old PitcherSP
Minnesota Twins AAA
2020 Fantasy Outlook
Dobnak began last season as an unheralded prospect at High-A and finished the season starting a playoff game for the Twins. After going undrafted out of a Division II school and later working his way through independent ball, Dobnak showed some promise in 2018 and started the 2019 season hot at High-A (1 ER in four starts), quickly earning a promotion to Double-A and then Triple-A. He was called up to the Twins in August and worked out of the bullpen and as a starter, posting a 1.59 ERA in 28.1 regular-season innings. Dobnak doesn't have an overpowering fastball (92.7 average mph) or dominant strikeout rate (19.5 K%), but has excellent control (4.2 BB%) and generates groundballs at a nice clip (52.9%). At age 25 and without plus velocity, he wouldn't appear to have much upside. However, his unusual career path makes him a late-bloomer candidate. He'll try to win a spot in the Minnesota rotation this spring. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a contract with the Twins in July of 2017.
Sent down to alternate site
PMinnesota Twins  AAA
September 16, 2020
Dobnak was optioned to the Twins' alternate training site Wednesday, Brandon Warne of ZoneCoverage.com reports.
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Dobnak struggled in Tuesday's start as he was charged with his fourth loss of the season, and he'll be removed from the active roster as a result. Jake Odorizzi (abdomen) was reinstated from the injured list to take his place in the rotation. Dobnak will remain with the taxi squad for the team's current road trip, so he'll be available in an emergency situation.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
75
Last 10 Games
75
Last 5 Games
71
How many pitches does Randy Dobnak generally throw?
 
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121+
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2018
 
 
-13%
BAA vs LHP
2020
 
 
-11%
BAA vs RHP
2019
 
 
-45%
BAA vs LHP
2018
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BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2018vs Left .246 150 19 8 34 6 0 2
Since 2018vs Right .283 168 31 10 43 4 0 2
2020vs Left .296 91 10 7 24 4 0 2
2020vs Right .263 109 17 6 26 3 0 1
2019vs Left .175 59 9 1 10 2 0 0
2019vs Right .321 59 14 4 17 1 0 1
2018vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2018
 
 
-49%
ERA at Home
2020
 
 
-79%
ERA at Home
2019
 
 
-81%
ERA on Road
2018
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ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2018Home 1.95 1.08 27.2 4 1 0 6.8 2.3 1.0
Since 2018Away 3.80 1.37 47.1 4 4 1 5.5 2.1 0.2
2020Home 1.17 0.91 15.1 3 0 0 6.5 2.3 1.2
2020Away 5.46 1.56 31.1 3 4 0 4.6 2.6 0.3
2019Home 2.92 1.30 12.1 1 1 0 7.3 2.2 0.7
2019Away 0.56 1.00 16.0 1 0 1 7.3 1.1 0.0
2018Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Randy Dobnak 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
2.08
 
K/9
5.2
 
BB/9
2.5
 
HR/9
0.6
 
Fastball
91.7 mph
 
ERA
4.05
 
WHIP
1.35
 
BABIP
.310
 
GB/FB
4.32
 
Left On Base
71.4%
 
Exit Velocity
81.7 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
3.1%
 
Spin Rate
2090 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
28.6%
 
Swinging Strike
9.2%
 
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Takes another loss
PMinnesota Twins  AAA
September 16, 2020
Dobnak (6-4) allowed four earned runs on eight hits and one walk while striking out four across 4.1 innings to take the loss Tuesday against the White Sox.
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Cut down by Cards
PMinnesota Twins  AAA
September 8, 2020
Dobnak (6-3) took the loss in the second game of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Cardinals, coughing up five runs on two hits, two walks and two HBP over 2.2 innings. He struck out two.
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Earns Game 1 win
PMinnesota Twins  AAA
September 4, 2020
Dobnak (6-2) tossed five scoreless innings as he earned the win in Game 1 of Friday's doubleheader against the Tigers. He allowed four hits and one walk while striking out four.
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Roughed up in loss
PMinnesota Twins  AAA
August 30, 2020
Dobnak (5-2) allowed six runs on 12 hits and two walks while managing just one strikeout across 4.1 innings Saturday as he was handed his second loss of the season.
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Friday's doubleheader rained out
PMinnesota Twins  AAA
August 28, 2020
Friday's doubleheader against the Tigers was postponed, so Dobnak will take the hill for Game 1 of a doubleheader Saturday instead, Phil Miller of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
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