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Portrait of Alec Mills

Alec Mills PCubs

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2017 Projections (Rest of Season Projections - seasonal age 25)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
15.0 4.01 1.30 12 1 1 0 0.1
Birth Date11-30-1991
Height6' 4"
Weight190 lbs
Age25 years, 2 months, 22 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
2013
2014
2015
0.12016
0.12017
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA..
cFIP and DRA are not available on a by-team basis and display as zeroes(0). See TOT line for season totals of these stats.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA- WARP
2016 KCA MLB 3 0 3.3 0 0 0 3 5 4 0 .225 102 8.1 13.5 0.0 10.8 44% .333 .326 2.40 6.11 13.50 105 3.64 92.6 0.1
CareerMLB303.30003540.2251028.113.50.010.844%.333.3262.406.1113.501053.6492.60.1

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA-
2012 IDA Rk 17 7 50.7 1 4 3 58 17 50 7 .279 113 10.3 3.0 1.2 8.9 49% .331 .281 1.48 5.56 4.62 95 3.88 99.7
2013 LEX A 18 3 45.3 2 3 6 28 9 47 1 .271 83 5.6 1.8 0.2 9.3 62% .233 .197 0.82 2.42 1.59 78 2.48 90.9
2014 LEX A 7 7 38.0 2 1 0 25 10 33 0 .257 101 5.9 2.4 0.0 7.8 58% .263 .182 0.92 2.72 1.18 77 2.52 88.2
2014 IDA Rk 7 6 19.3 2 2 0 20 4 14 0 .000 9.3 1.9 0.0 6.5 0% .328 .000 1.24 3.51 4.66 99 4.17 100.5
2015 WIL A+ 21 21 113.3 7 7 0 122 14 111 3 .257 98 9.7 1.1 0.2 8.8 52% .350 .243 1.20 2.09 3.02 66 1.73 82.3
2016 KCA MLB 3 0 3.3 0 0 0 3 5 4 0 .225 102 8.1 13.5 0.0 10.8 44% .333 .326 2.40 6.11 13.50 105 3.64 92.6
2016 NWA AA 12 12 67.7 1 2 0 57 12 68 2 .267 97 7.6 1.6 0.3 9.0 44% .314 .202 1.02 2.13 2.39 69 1.21 71.3
2016 OMA AAA 12 11 58.0 4 3 0 62 19 54 8 .276 99 9.6 2.9 1.2 8.4 47% .323 .263 1.40 4.74 4.19 91 3.15 93.1

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT
2016 86 0.3256 0.4767 0.8293 0.7500 0.3448 0.9048 0.7500 0.1707
Career860.32560.47670.82930.750.34480.90480.750.1707

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-04-05 2014-07-21 Minors 107 0 - Not Disclosed - -
2013-06-13 2013-09-06 Minors 85 0 Right Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2017 CHN $
2016 KCA $

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 22 d2017

Details
  • 2017. Acquired by Chicago Cubs in trade 2/8/17 after being DFA by Kansas City.
  • 1 year/$0.5075M (2016). Contract selected by Kansas City 11/20/15. Re-signed by Kansas City 2/28/16.
  • Drafted by Kansas City 2012 (22-673) (Tennessee-Martin).

2017 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

PCT W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR BABIP WHIP ERA DRA VORP WARP
90o 1.1 0.7 0 3 3 29.6 24 8 24 3 .256 1.07 3.02 3.26 3.1 0.3
80o 1.1 0.8 0 3 3 24.4 21 7 20 2 .269 1.14 3.36 3.62 2.5 0.3
70o 1.1 0.8 0 3 3 20.8 19 6 17 2 .279 1.20 3.60 3.89 2.1 0.2
60o 1 0.9 0 3 3 17.8 17 5 14 2 .287 1.25 3.81 4.11 1.7 0.2
50o 1 0.9 0 3 3 15.0 15 5 12 2 .295 1.30 4.01 4.33 1.4 0.1
40o 1 0.9 0 3 3 12.3 13 4 10 1 .303 1.35 4.21 4.55 1.0 0.1
30o 1 0.9 0 3 3 9.5 10 3 8 1 .312 1.41 4.43 4.79 0.6 0.1
20o 1 1 0 3 3 6.3 7 2 5 1 .321 1.47 4.69 5.07 0.2 0.0
10o 0.9 1 0 3 3 2.0 2 1 2 0 .335 1.57 5.06 5.47 -0.4 -0.0
Weighted Mean10.903314.5144122.2931.293.994.311.40.2

Preseason Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2017 Projections)

Playing time estimates are based on performance, not Depth Charts.
Year Age W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR GB% BABIP WHIP ERA DRA H/9 BB/9 K/9 HR/9 WARP
201826650501110888481181243.3041.263.924.427.34.09.81.01.1
201927650531211493491231443.3011.254.034.557.33.99.71.11.0
20202843036877603584943.2911.234.104.637.04.19.81.10.6
20212954044109677401081143.3061.223.834.327.23.810.21.01.1
202230440419886837981243.2871.194.104.637.03.810.01.20.7
2023318707216156126581662143.2901.184.064.587.33.49.61.21.3

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 88)

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 94 Josh Tomlin 2010 4.68
2 93 Tyler Lyons 2013 4.92
3 93 Michael Clevinger 2016 4.65
4 92 Jeff Niemann 2008 6.75
5 92 Tyler DeLoach 2016 0.00 DNP
6 91 Kyle Gibson 2013 6.71
7 91 Edwar Cabrera 2013 0.00 DNP
8 91 Dillon Gee 2011 4.76
9 91 Alex Meyer 2015 16.88
10 91 Kyle Lobstein 2015 6.08
11 91 Chase Anderson 2013 0.00 DNP
12 91 Hiram Burgos 2013 7.06
13 91 Chris Heston 2013 0.00 DNP
14 90 Jake McGee 2012 2.11
15 90 Jae Kuk Ryu 2008 0.00
16 89 Tyler Wilson 2015 3.50
17 89 Eric Surkamp 2013 23.62
18 89 David Phelps 2012 3.43
19 89 Brad Lincoln 2010 7.18
20 89 Brandon Workman 2014 5.90
21 89 Adam Ottavino 2011 0.00 DNP
22 89 Jimmy Nelson 2014 5.45
23 88 Jason Windsor 2008 0.00 DNP
24 88 Daniel Wright 2016 8.29
25 88 Phil Irwin 2012 0.00 DNP
26 88 Tommy Milone 2012 4.26
27 88 Ryan Cook 2012 2.21
28 88 Josh Banks 2008 4.96
29 88 Ryan Weber 2016 5.45
30 88 Esmil Rogers 2011 7.08
31 88 Alex Colome 2014 2.66
32 88 Charles Brewer 2013 3.00
33 88 Jeff Ferrell 2016 0.00 DNP
34 88 Neil Ramirez 2014 2.27
35 88 Cody Martin 2015 7.92
36 88 Michael Kirkman 2012 4.33
37 88 Jorge Reyes 2013 0.00 DNP
38 88 Carlos Rosa 2010 4.50
39 87 Brady Rodgers 2016 24.55
40 87 Sean Gilmartin 2015 2.67
41 87 Jay Jackson 2013 0.00 DNP
42 87 George Kontos 2010 0.00 DNP
43 87 Gus Schlosser 2014 8.66
44 87 Francisco Cruceta 2007 0.00 DNP
45 87 Chad Bettis 2014 9.85
46 87 Luis Marte 2012 2.82
47 87 Trevor May 2015 4.16
48 87 Colin Rea 2016 5.52
49 87 Matt Shoemaker 2012 0.00 DNP
50 87 Daryl Thompson 2011 15.00
51 87 Scott Lewis 2009 8.31
52 87 John Lamb 2016 6.94
53 87 Josh Smith 2013 0.00 DNP
54 87 Andre Rienzo 2014 7.52
55 86 Josh Turley 2016 0.00 DNP
56 86 Tanner Peters 2016 0.00 DNP
57 86 J.J. Hoover 2013 3.00
58 86 Michael Mariot 2014 7.56
59 86 Chris Withrow 2014 3.38
60 86 Billy Buckner 2009 6.52
61 86 Vidal Nuno 2013 2.25
62 86 Ryan Tucker 2012 0.00 DNP
63 86 Maikel Cleto 2014 5.52
64 86 Ross Stripling 2015 0.00 DNP
65 86 Brad Peacock 2013 5.51
66 86 Cesar Valdez 2010 8.55
67 86 Aaron Brooks 2015 6.67
68 86 Bud Norris 2010 5.51
69 86 Adam Wilk 2013 0.00 DNP
70 86 Tobi Stoner 2010 3.86
71 86 Deryk Hooker 2014 0.00 DNP
72 86 Chad Bell 2014 0.00 DNP
73 86 Kyle McPherson 2013 0.00 DNP
74 86 Josh Lindblom 2012 3.93
75 86 Daniel Rosenbaum 2013 0.00 DNP
76 86 Jose Alvarez 2014 0.00
77 86 Andrew Carraway 2012 0.00 DNP
78 86 Tyler Pill 2015 0.00 DNP
79 86 John Gast 2014 0.00 DNP
80 86 Jerad Eickhoff 2016 4.13
81 86 Chris Devenski 2016 2.19
82 86 Red Patterson 2012 0.00 DNP
83 86 Dan Cortes 2012 0.00 DNP
84 86 Steven Matz 2016 3.60
85 86 Sergio Mitre 2006 5.93
86 86 Mike Kickham 2014 22.50
87 86 Daniel Stumpf 2016 10.80
88 86 Boone Whiting 2015 0.00 DNP
89 85 Sergio Romo 2008 3.44
90 85 Cory Mazzoni 2015 22.85
91 85 Michael Bowden 2012 2.95
92 85 Jack Egbert 2008 0.00 DNP
93 85 Trevor Bell 2012 0.00 DNP
94 85 Alberto Arias 2009 3.94
95 85 Seth Maness 2014 3.25
96 85 Antonio Bastardo 2011 2.64
97 85 Sean Nolin 2015 5.90
98 85 William Cuevas 2016 3.60
99 85 Chris Rusin 2012 6.67
100 85 Josh Hall 2006 0.00 DNP

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .286 .444 .429 .322
11 vs R (Multi) .167 .500 .333 .331
18 Split (Multi) .119 -.056 .095 -.009
19 LgAvg (Multi) .006 .020 .015 .013
30 vs L (2016) .286 .444 .429 .322
31 vs R (2016) .167 .500 .333 .331
38 Split (2016) .119 -.056 .095 -.009
39 LgAvg (2016) .003 .018 .013 .012

Definition of multi-year splits

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2017 Due to publishing agreements, the 2017 player comments and team essays are only available in the Baseball Prospectus 2017 book (available in hardcopy, and soon e-book and Kindle).
2016 Armed with a low-90s fastball and an excellent changeup, Alec Mills put up solid numbers at High-A Wilmington and would rather chew glass than hand out a free pass; he'll get his first crack at passing the Double-A exam this summer.

BP Articles

Alec Mills is referenced in the following articles.

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  Title Author Date
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Old Second Basemen Never DieJeffrey Paternostro2017-02-13
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Old Second Basemen Never DieBryan Grosnick2017-02-13
This article requires BP Premium access2017 Prospects: Kansas City Royals Top 10 ProspectsBP Prospect Staff2017-02-08
This article requires BP Premium access2017 Prospects: Kansas City Royals Top 10 ProspectsJeffrey Paternostro2017-02-08
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Monday, June 13thChristopher Crawford2016-06-14
This article requires BP Premium accessWho to Watch: Texas LeagueKit House2016-04-14
2016 Prospects: Kansas City Royals Top 10 ProspectsBP Prospect Staff2016-01-26
2016 Prospects: Kansas City Royals Top 10 ProspectsChristopher Crawford2016-01-26
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFive to Watch: Your High-A All StarsGreg Wellemeyer2015-06-25


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2016-07-13 15:00:00 (link to chat)Alec Mills is flying under the radar. Do you think he can be a 50+ role player as a starter for my Royals or am I being too much of a homer? Thanks for the chat man.
(Jubbs from Smacktown)
You know, I just missed him, he was still in NW Arkansas when Omaha came north. My understanding is that he's a little light of that. Good changeup, not sure he'll miss enough same-side bats. (Brendan Gawlowski)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Alec Mills has thrown 140 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system in 2016, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and Spring Training. In 2016, he has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (93mph) and Sinker (93mph), also mixing in a Change (80mph), Curve (76mph) and Slider (80mph).