Hoby Milner

Hoby Milner

32-Year-Old PitcherRP
Milwaukee Brewers
2023 Fantasy Outlook
Milner was a reliable option out of the Brewers' bullpen in 2022, allowing an earned run in just 15 of his career-high 67 appearances and giving up two or more earned runs only eight times. His fastball sat below 90 MPH like usual, but he threw his changeup more than ever before and wound up averaging just shy of a strikeout per inning while posting easily the best WHIP of his career. Milner has never recorded a save at the big-league level, and he will not be in the mix for them in 2023. He could remain busy, but that will not do much for fantasy players. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a one-year, $1.03 million contract with the Brewers in January of 2023.
Another scoreless appearance
PMilwaukee Brewers
August 23, 2023
Milner tossed a scoreless eighth inning in Tuesday's 7-3 victory over the Twins.
ANALYSIS
Milner got the eighth inning Tuesday with the Brewers up four runs, and he avoided allowing an earned run for the 49th time in 58 appearances this season. Milner is not working in a fantasy-friendly role, but he has been outstanding out of Milwaukee's bullpen, posting a 2.26 ERA, 1.03 WHIP and 47:11 K:BB over 51.2 innings in 2023.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
14
Last 10 Games
13
Last 5 Games
13
How many pitches does Hoby Milner generally throw?
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
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81-90
 
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111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
71-80
 
81-90
 
91-100
 
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111-120
 
121+
 
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11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
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111-120
 
121+
What part of the game does Hoby Milner generally pitch?
 
 
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2021
 
 
-24%
BAA vs LHP
2023
 
 
-39%
BAA vs LHP
2022
 
 
-2%
BAA vs RHP
2021
 
 
-31%
BAA vs LHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2021vs Left .206 256 65 15 48 9 0 3
Since 2021vs Right .272 363 87 16 91 19 1 15
2023vs Left .155 121 27 8 17 2 0 2
2023vs Right .256 127 31 5 31 7 1 3
2022vs Left .253 102 27 6 23 6 0 1
2022vs Right .248 170 37 9 38 10 0 4
2021vs Left .250 33 11 1 8 1 0 0
2021vs Right .361 66 19 2 22 2 0 8
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2021
 
 
-30%
ERA at Home
2023
 
 
-74%
ERA at Home
2022
 
 
-41%
ERA at Home
2021
 
 
-68%
ERA on Road
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2021Home 2.63 1.10 75.1 0 1 0 9.3 1.9 1.2
Since 2021Away 3.75 1.17 74.1 5 3 0 9.0 1.8 1.0
2023Home 0.79 0.82 34.0 0 0 0 6.9 1.3 0.3
2023Away 3.07 1.13 29.1 2 1 0 9.8 2.5 1.2
2022Home 2.78 1.14 32.1 0 1 0 10.6 2.8 0.8
2022Away 4.73 1.21 32.1 3 2 0 7.2 1.4 0.6
2021Home 9.00 2.00 9.0 0 0 0 14.0 1.0 6.0
2021Away 2.84 1.18 12.2 0 0 0 11.4 1.4 1.4
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Stat Review
How does Hoby Milner 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
4.46
 
K/9
8.2
 
BB/9
1.8
 
HR/9
0.7
 
Fastball
88.5 mph
 
ERA
1.85
 
WHIP
0.96
 
BABIP
.263
 
GB/FB
1.93
 
Left On Base
83.3%
 
Exit Velocity
78.6 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
3.8%
 
Spin Rate
1899 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
21.8%
 
Swinging Strike
8.4%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Milner opened the season on the Phillies’ roster but pitched just 4.2 innings for the team before being sent down in mid-April and eventually shipped to the Rays in mid-July. He finished the year having allowed eight runs (six earned) with an 8:5 K:BB in 7.1 big-league innings. Through parts of two seasons, the 27-year-old is looking very much like an up-and-down lefty reliever who could see major-league action for several years but who is unlikely to stick in a regular role unless his profile improves. There’s currently little reason to believe that will happen. He seems to be getting all he can out of a fastball that averages below 90 mph and a slider that sits in the high 70s, leading him to a career major-league strikeout rate of 17.0% and a walk rate of 11.9%. He’ll have a role as long as he continues to hold lefties to a .177/.292/.277 line, but that role is unlikely to be a fantasy-relevant one.
Milner's 2017 season began with the disappointment of being offered back to the Phillies after failing to stick with the Indians as a Rule 5 pick. He earned a promotion to Philadelphia in June, however, and stuck with the team for the rest of the season. Milner put up an impressive 2.01 ERA in the 31.1 innings he threw as a left-handed reliever, though his underlying numbers suggest that level of performance won't be repeatable. Milner's strikeout rate (6.3 K/9) and walk rate (4.6 BB/9) were well below average, and his HR/FB rate (6.1 percent) is unsustainably low. Those numbers add up to a 5.54 xFIP, and if his ERA falls back to that number next year, Milner could easily find himself out of a job. A mediocre reliever without a guaranteed bullpen spot can be left alone in most leagues, though Milner at least has a clearer path to playing time than he would in other organizations, as the Phillies' bullpen is low on viable lefties.
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Stellar stretch continues
PMilwaukee Brewers
July 25, 2023
Milner tossed a scoreless seventh inning in Monday's 3-2 victory over the Reds.
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Secures fifth hold
PMilwaukee Brewers
June 14, 2023
Milner recorded two outs and picked up a hold in Tuesday's 7-5 loss to the Twins.
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Bounces back in win
PMilwaukee Brewers
April 18, 2023
Milner tossed a scoreless seventh inning in Monday's 7-3 victory over the Mariners.
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Honing in this month
PMilwaukee Brewers
March 24, 2023
Milner has allowed five hits over 5.1 scoreless innings and has posted a 3:0 K:BB through six spring appearances in March.
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Reaches deal with Brewers
PMilwaukee Brewers
January 12, 2023
Milner agreed to a one-year, $1.025 million contract with the Brewers to avoid arbitration Thursday, Robert Murray of FanSided.com reports.
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