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Portrait of Michael Tonkin

Michael Tonkin PTwins

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2017 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 27)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
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Birth Date11-19-1989
Height6' 7"
Weight220 lbs
Age27 years, 9 months, 2 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
0.12013
0.22014
0.12015
0.22016
0.42017
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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
2013 MIN MLB 9 0 11.3 0 0 0 9 3 10 0 .288 99 7.1 2.4 0.0 7.9 44% .265 .216 1.06 2.10 0.79 91 3.56 85.4 0.1
2014 MIN MLB 25 0 19.0 0 0 0 23 6 16 2 .255 110 10.9 2.8 0.9 7.6 50% .350 .291 1.53 4.10 4.74 92 3.65 89.6 0.2
2015 MIN MLB 26 0 23.3 0 0 0 21 9 19 4 .256 107 8.1 3.5 1.5 7.3 57% .258 .251 1.29 4.98 3.47 96 4.42 103.3 0.1
2016 MIN MLB 65 0 71.7 3 2 0 80 24 80 13 .261 109 10.0 3.0 1.6 10.0 37% .344 .275 1.45 4.36 5.02 93 4.77 105.7 0.2
2017 MIN MLB 9 0 11.0 0 1 0 14 10 13 4 .251 113 11.5 8.2 3.3 10.6 35% .333 .323 2.18 8.49 6.55 99 4.39 93.3 0.1
CareerMLB1340136.33301475213823.2601099.73.41.59.143%.322.2731.464.574.49944.43100.30.7

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-
2008 TWI Rk 6 1 11.0 0 1 0 10 3 8 0 .258 87 8.2 2.5 0.0 6.5 56% .289 .251 1.18 3.18 3.27 0 0.00 0.0
2009 TWI Rk 11 9 54.7 3 4 0 55 9 60 2 .248 82 9.0 1.5 0.3 9.9 55% .340 .279 1.17 2.30 3.62 87 5.09 126.9
2010 BLT A 13 12 65.0 3 6 0 76 18 40 7 .263 105 10.5 2.5 1.0 5.5 47% .315 .279 1.45 4.97 4.29 109 5.96 111.9
2010 ELZ Rk 10 0 25.0 1 0 1 18 4 26 1 .268 97 6.5 1.4 0.4 9.4 56% .221 .197 0.88 2.92 1.08 88 3.23 90.5
2011 BLT A 48 3 76.7 4 3 2 82 24 69 3 .262 93 9.6 2.8 0.4 8.1 57% .338 .269 1.38 3.31 3.87 93 4.31 101.8
2012 BLT A 22 0 39.0 3 0 6 29 9 53 1 .259 100 6.7 2.1 0.2 12.2 55% .311 .197 0.97 1.73 1.38 63 1.30 77.7
2012 FTM A+ 22 0 30.3 1 1 6 24 11 44 2 .241 104 7.1 3.3 0.6 13.1 37% .324 .224 1.15 2.63 2.97 72 1.21 77.1
2012 PER Wnt 10 0 14.7 1 0 0 8 3 7 1 .000 4.9 1.8 0.6 4.3 0% .171 .000 0.75 4.88 2.45 0 0.00 0.0
2013 MIN MLB 9 0 11.3 0 0 0 9 3 10 0 .288 99 7.1 2.4 0.0 7.9 44% .265 .216 1.06 2.10 0.79 91 3.56 85.4
2013 NBR AA 22 0 24.3 1 2 7 21 8 30 0 .269 100 7.8 3.0 0.0 11.1 60% .313 .251 1.19 2.21 2.22 82 1.95 76.5
2013 ROC AAA 30 0 32.7 1 2 14 33 8 36 3 .257 105 9.1 2.2 0.8 9.9 49% .330 .244 1.26 3.01 4.41 82 2.68 85.8
2014 MIN MLB 25 0 19.0 0 0 0 23 6 16 2 .255 110 10.9 2.8 0.9 7.6 50% .350 .291 1.53 4.10 4.74 92 3.65 89.6
2014 ROC AAA 39 0 45.0 3 4 10 41 12 46 2 .251 105 8.2 2.4 0.4 9.2 48% .305 .220 1.18 2.81 2.80 77 1.80 76.5
2015 MIN MLB 26 0 23.3 0 0 0 21 9 19 4 .256 107 8.1 3.5 1.5 7.3 57% .258 .251 1.29 4.98 3.47 96 4.42 103.3
2015 ROC AAA 33 0 41.0 2 1 14 25 5 46 2 .254 94 5.5 1.1 0.4 10.1 54% .240 .160 0.73 1.98 1.10 61 1.09 70.8
2016 MIN MLB 65 0 71.7 3 2 0 80 24 80 13 .261 109 10.0 3.0 1.6 10.0 37% .344 .275 1.45 4.36 5.02 93 4.77 105.7
2017 MIN MLB 9 0 11.0 0 1 0 14 10 13 4 .251 113 11.5 8.2 3.3 10.6 35% .333 .323 2.18 8.49 6.55 99 4.39 93.3
2017 ROC AAA 26 0 36.3 3 2 4 31 13 54 1 .253 7.7 3.2 0.2 13.4 48% .370 .228 1.21 2.12 1.98 76 2.27 51.7

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
2013 173 0.5780 0.4566 0.8101 0.5800 0.2877 0.8966 0.5714 0.1899
2014 329 0.5350 0.4681 0.8052 0.6193 0.2941 0.8716 0.6444 0.1948
2015 359 0.5181 0.4708 0.8284 0.6505 0.2775 0.9174 0.6042 0.1716
2016 1285 0.5315 0.4623 0.7441 0.6398 0.2608 0.7986 0.5924 0.2559
2017 231 0.4632 0.4632 0.7383 0.7103 0.2500 0.7632 0.6774 0.2617
Career23770.52670.46410.76950.64110.26880.83030.60810.2305

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

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2017 MIN $542,500
2016 MIN $515,000
2015 MIN $
2014 MIN $502,500
YearsDescriptionSalary
2 yrPrevious$1,017,500
2017Current$542,500
3 yrPvs + Cur$1,560,000
3 yrTotal$1,560,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
2 y 5 dWasserman Media Group1 year (2017)

Details
  • 1 year (2017). Re-signed by Minnesota 3/17. DFA by Minnesota 5/7/17. Sent outright to Triple-A 5/14/17.
  • 1 year/$0.515M (2016). Re-signed by Minnesota 3/2/16.
  • 1 year/$0.51M (2015). Re-signed by Minnesota 3/3/15.
  • 1 year/$0.5025M (2014). Re-signed by Minnesota 2/28/14.
  • 2013. Contract purchased by Minnesota 11/20/12.
  • Drafted by Minnesota 2008 (30-906) (Palmdale HS, Calif.).

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .312 .384 .653 .337
11 vs R (Multi) .255 .312 .371 .235
18 Split (Multi) .057 .072 .282 .101
19 LgAvg (Multi) .006 .020 .015 .013
30 vs L (2016) .306 .387 .673 .339
31 vs R (2016) .266 .317 .394 .240
38 Split (2016) .040 .071 .280 .099
39 LgAvg (2016) .003 .018 .013 .012

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BP Articles

Michael Tonkin is referenced in the following articles.

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  Title Author Date
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Freestyle: Closers of 2018Matt Collins2017-08-04
2017 Prospects: Minnesota Twins Top 10 ProspectsJeffrey Paternostro2017-02-10
2017 Prospects: Minnesota Twins Top 10 ProspectsBP Prospect Staff2017-02-10
Banjo Hitter: Let's Find the Twins a FutureAaron Gleeman2016-09-08
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessCloser Report: Week 12Matt Collins2016-06-21
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDeep League Report: Week 11Scooter Hotz2016-06-16
Expert FAAB Review: Week 11Mike Gianella2016-06-14
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDeep League Report: Week 10Scooter Hotz2016-06-09
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessCloser Report: Week 10Matt Collins2016-06-07
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessCloser Report: Week EightMatt Collins2016-05-24
Winter Is Leaving: Minnesota TwinsMatthew Trueblood2016-02-29
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Call-Up: Alex MeyerGreg Wellemeyer2015-06-26
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Call-Up: Alex MeyerMark Anderson2015-06-26
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Baby Blue Jays Crash To EarthR.J. Anderson2015-05-04
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: Relief PitchersIan Lefkowitz2014-03-07
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: Relief PitchersJared Weiss2014-03-07
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: Relief PitchersBen Murphy2014-03-07
This article requires BP Premium accessProspects Will Break Your Heart: Minnesota Twins Top 10 ProspectsJason Parks2013-11-18
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: September 9, 2013Clint Chisam2013-09-09
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: August 24, 2013Clint Chisam2013-08-24
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: August 21, 2013Clint Chisam2013-08-21
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: July 14, 2013Clint Chisam2013-07-14
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: July 10, 2013Clint Chisam2013-07-10
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Ten AL Prospects Who Could Start the Season in the MajorsJason Martinez2013-01-02
This article requires BP Premium accessProspects Will Break Your Heart: Minnesota Twins Top 10 ProspectsJason Parks2012-11-15
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Midwest League All-Star Game: Random ThoughtsKevin Goldstein2012-06-21


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2017-03-16 13:00:00 (link to chat)I don't get to see as many Twins games as I'd like anymore, so maybe my perspective is skewed. But Michael Tonkin -- should he get more high-leverage opportunities? That fastball really seems to move.
(Rob from DC)
Er. Yes, he should have gotten more (and more consistent) opportunities all along his development path. But now? No. I think he's pretty much just a bust. Relief prospects usually are, and always are when their organization jerks them around. (Matthew Trueblood)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Michael Tonkin has thrown 2,443 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2012 and 2017, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and Fall/Winter Ball. In 2017, he has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (94mph) and Slider (84mph), also mixing in a Sinker (94mph) and Cutter (91mph).