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Mike Minor PBraves

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Birth Date12-26-1987
Height6' 4"
Weight220 lbs
Age26 years, 10 months, 25 days
BatsR
ThrowsL
-0.32010
1.42011
0.52012
2.32013
0.12014
WARP Summary

Standard

YEAR TEAM AGE G GS IP IP-SP IP-RP W L SV BS QS BQS PA H R ER HR TB BB UBB HBP SO ERA FIP FRA VORP WARP
2010 ATL 22 9 8 40.7 39.3 1.3 3 2 0 0 3 0 185 53 28 27 6 89 11 11 1 43 5.98 3.79 5.36 -2.4 -0.3
2011 ATL 23 15 15 82.7 82.7 0.0 5 3 0 0 5 0 361 93 39 38 7 143 30 25 1 77 4.14 3.36 3.80 12.2 1.4
2012 ATL 24 30 30 179.3 179.3 0.0 11 10 0 0 16 0 728 151 88 82 26 265 56 49 5 145 4.12 4.42 5.07 3.9 0.5
2013 ATL 25 32 32 204.7 204.7 0.0 13 9 0 0 23 2 820 177 79 73 22 291 46 44 1 181 3.21 3.34 4.07 20.8 2.3
2014 ATL 26 25 25 145.3 145.3 0.0 6 12 0 0 15 0 637 165 77 77 21 265 44 42 6 120 4.77 4.36 4.67 1.7 0.1
Career111110652.7651.31.33836006222731639311297821053187171145664.103.904.5336.23.8

Advanced

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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
2009 ROM A 4 4 14.0 1.66 154 .155 .263 .331 .370 .273 .323 82 5.2 0.5 5.2 0.5
2009 PES Wnt 7 7 16.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .385 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2010 ATL MLB 9 8 40.7 5.36 71 .321 .247 .309 .382 .258 .379 94 -1.1 -0.1 -2.4 -0.3
2010 MIS AA 15 15 87.0 3.92 106 .257 .264 .338 .388 .266 .317 92 11.5 1.2 9.5 1.2
2010 GWN AAA 6 6 33.3 3.70 121 .189 .262 .326 .413 .256 .234 99 5.8 0.6 7.1 0.7
2011 ATL MLB 15 15 82.7 3.80 107 .274 .249 .308 .380 .252 .350 98 11.5 1.2 12.2 1.4
2011 GWN AAA 16 16 100.7 4.64 101 .238 .259 .325 .401 .253 .295 96 4.7 0.4 5.7 0.5
2012 ATL MLB 30 30 179.3 5.07 83 .246 .254 .314 .407 .260 .252 100 4.8 0.5 3.9 0.5
2013 ATL MLB 32 32 204.7 4.07 100 .239 .248 .306 .380 .251 .272 100 16.4 1.8 20.8 2.3
2014 ATL MLB 25 25 145.3 4.67 79 .295 .243 .303 .374 .257 .323 96 -0.8 -0.1 1.7 0.1
2014 ROM A 1 1 5.0 3.14 133 .079 .255 .345 .373 .275 .083 101 1.2 0.1 1.2 0.1
2014 MIS AA 2 2 9.0 8.55 -9 .409 .251 .310 .380 .267 .333 93 -2.4 -0.3 -2.0 -0.2
2014 GWN AAA 2 1 8.3 5.75 85 .250 .254 .319 .396 .243 .182 107 -0.5 -0.1 -0.5 -0.1

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR GB% BABIP H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 WHIP ERA VORP WARP
2009 ROM A 0 1 0 4 4 14.0 10 0 17 0 42% .323 6.4 0.0 0.0 10.9 0.71 0.64 5.2 0.5
2009 PES Wnt 1 0 0 7 7 16.7 23 6 12 3 0% .385 12.4 3.2 1.6 6.5 1.74 4.85 0.0 0.0
2010 GWN AAA 4 1 0 6 6 33.3 19 12 37 1 47% .234 5.1 3.2 0.3 10.0 0.93 1.89 7.1 0.7
2010 ATL MLB 3 2 0 9 8 40.7 53 11 43 6 38% .379 11.7 2.4 1.3 9.5 1.57 5.98 -2.4 -0.3
2010 MIS AA 2 6 0 15 15 87.0 74 34 109 8 48% .317 7.7 3.5 0.8 11.3 1.24 4.03 9.5 1.2
2011 GWN AAA 4 5 0 16 16 100.7 93 27 99 12 45% .295 8.3 2.4 1.1 8.9 1.19 3.13 5.7 0.5
2011 ATL MLB 5 3 0 15 15 82.7 93 30 77 7 39% .350 10.1 3.3 0.8 8.4 1.49 4.14 12.2 1.4
2012 ATL MLB 11 10 0 30 30 179.3 151 56 145 26 37% .252 7.6 2.8 1.3 7.3 1.15 4.12 3.9 0.5
2013 ATL MLB 13 9 0 32 32 204.7 177 46 181 22 37% .272 7.8 2.0 1.0 8.0 1.09 3.21 20.8 2.3
2014 ATL MLB 6 12 0 25 25 145.3 165 44 120 21 43% .323 10.2 2.7 1.3 7.4 1.44 4.77 1.7 0.1
2014 GWN AAA 2 0 0 2 1 8.3 5 3 8 1 30% .182 5.4 3.2 1.1 8.6 0.96 3.24 -0.5 -0.1
2014 MIS AA 0 2 0 2 2 9.0 14 0 7 5 34% .333 14.0 0.0 5.0 7.0 1.56 8.00 -2.0 -0.2
2014 ROM A 0 0 0 1 1 5.0 1 1 4 0 33% .083 1.8 1.8 0.0 7.2 0.40 0.00 1.2 0.1

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
2010 768 0.4831 0.4922 0.7646 0.6900 0.3073 0.8281 0.6311 0.2328
2011 1360 0.5022 0.4449 0.8083 0.6120 0.2762 0.8636 0.6845 0.1868
2012 2835 0.4899 0.4349 0.8143 0.6213 0.2559 0.8714 0.6811 0.1833
2013 3119 0.5258 0.4691 0.7888 0.6201 0.3016 0.8643 0.6166 0.2078
2014 2420 0.5083 0.4566 0.8416 0.6252 0.2824 0.8986 0.7113 0.1575
Career105020.50590.45550.80860.62570.2820.87140.66570.1887

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-09-21 2014-09-29 DTD 8 8 Left Shoulder Soreness -
2014-03-21 2014-05-02 15-DL 42 27 Left Shoulder Recovery From Inflammation - -
2014-02-24 2014-03-21 Camp 25 0 Left Shoulder Inflammation - -
2013-12-31 2013-12-31 Off 0 0 - General Medical Surgery - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2015 ATL $
2014 ATL $3,850,000
2013 ATL $505,000
2012 ATL $482,500
YearsDescriptionSalary
3 yrPrevious$987,500
2011Current$3,850,000
4 yrPvs + Cur$4,837,500
4 yrTotal$4,837,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
2 y 138 dJet Sports1 year/$3.85M (2014)

Details
  • 1 year/$3.85M (2014). Re-signed by Atlanta 1/17/14 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$0.505M (2013). Re-signed by Atlanta 2/27/13.
  • 1 year/$0.4825M (2012). Re-signed by Atlanta 3/2/12.
  • 1 year (2011). Re-signed by Atlanta 2/11.
  • 1 year (2010). Contract purchased by Atlanta 8/7/10.
  • Drafted by Atlanta 2009 (1-7) (Vanderbilt). $2.42M signing bonus.

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .229 .279 .361 .228
11 vs R (Multi) .240 .289 .406 .244
18 Split (Multi) -.010 -.010 -.044 -.015
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.026 -.032 -.063 -.030
30 vs L (2013) .217 .260 .322 .212
31 vs R (2013) .237 .279 .400 .240
38 Split (2013) -.020 -.019 -.078 -.028
39 LgAvg (2013) -.025 -.031 -.062 -.029

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DateQuestionAnswer
2014-08-19 14:00:00 (link to chat)Minor had his 1st decent game in awhile Sunday against Oakland. Is this a sign of things to come (fingers crossed) or just a positive blip on a lost season? Any thoughts on him getting back to form in '15?
(pat from chicago)
I am a big fan of Mike Minor and I think he can return to form in 2015. He is a good pitchability guy with good stuff. Mid-rotation to backend piece. Pitchers have down seasons. (CJ Wittmann)
2014-07-29 14:00:00 (link to chat)What do your wise injury-predicting eyes say about Mike Minor's chances of surviving the next week? This scares me: https://twitter.com/IanMM_/status/491758581294071808
(Frank W. from Atlanta)
Iíll start by saying that, though I do have 20/20 vision, Iíve never predicted a pitcher injury before. But youíre rightóMinor has definitely opted for a higher release point this year.

The little pitching-related UCL research that Iíve read suggests that an upward shift in release takes pressure off of the ligament. Minor has undergone a sudden, dramatic shift (probably related to some mechanical change) and a more gradual shift as well. The gradual shift is the one that concerns me, but only if elbow discomfort is causing it.

A final note on Minor: over the last few years, heís been one of the quickest fatiguing starting pitchers out there. For Minor, almost everything (velocity, movement, etc.) drops off from pitch #1 onward. Iím not sure Iíd go as far as saying that he never should have been a starter in the big leagues, but heís not built for 100+ pitch outings. (Noah Woodward)
2014-07-08 13:00:00 (link to chat)Think Mike Minor turns it around? Peripherals all look pretty much the same as last year. What was he projected to be when he was coming up through the minors?
(Joe from Chucktown)
I'm not too worried about Minor at this point. He's a quality pitcher that has good feel for his craft and will ultimately figure it out. I always pegged him as a #3 starter and I still think he settles in that range for quite some time. (Mark Anderson)
2014-07-03 19:00:00 (link to chat)David Wright, Mike Minor, James Shields, Gregory Polanco for Paul Goldschmidt, George Springer and Dellin Betances. Would you make this move or is it not enough for Goldy?
(Jimbo from LA)
This is bordering on too many moving parts but I think this is fair, unless you suddenly find yourself in need of starting pitchers. (Mauricio Rubio)
2014-02-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)Thanks for the chat, I love reading your work. How would you rank these pitchers just for this year: Anibal Sanchez, Mat Latos, Mike Minor, Matt Moore, Homer Bailey, Tanaka and Alex Cobb?
(oscarbluth from Madison, WI)
[Sanchez, Latos, Bailey, Cobb], [Moore, Minor, Tanaka] (Paul Sporer)
2014-02-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)I have a plethora of SP in my dynasty league and am looking to pick up an OF. Would type of OF would you trade Mike Minor or Teheran for?
(Brian from Mass)
Jennings? Werth? Crisp? should be able to net a solid OF (Paul Sporer)
2013-04-12 14:00:00 (link to chat)Mike Minor has looked pretty spectacular in his first two starts, but one was against Miami. If you were to take the under/over on 3.6 ERA, which would it be and why?
(Todd from Boston)
I am not a fan of his delivery, but it is hard to argue with the results since July of last year. The Braves are excellent when it comes to pitcher development, especially the elements of pitch selection and approach, so I give them credit for getting the most out of their pitchers. My head says over on the 3.60 ERA, but my gut takes the under.

On the jukebox: Snot, "Tecato" (Doug Thorburn)
2013-03-12 13:00:00 (link to chat)Mike Minor have all star potential?
(Tony Danza from China)
You're the boss, I should be asking you! Sure he can make an ASG or two. I don't think he's a consistent upper echelon All-Star. (Paul Sporer)
2013-03-01 13:00:00 (link to chat)Loved thr article on velocity risers. You mention creating hip-shoulder separation as a key element to doing it, and single out the possibility of delaying trunk rotation. Justin Verlander seems to do that really well. Are there specific pitchers you think could find an extra tick or two by just rotating earlier with their lower half, headed into a new season?
(Matt Trueblood from Fridley, MN)
Great question and awesome observation on Verlander. His torque is incredible, with a killer combination of upper-body load, delayed trunk rotation, and mechanical repetition.

There are a umber of pitchers who tend to rotate the hips very late, choosing to fire hips and shoulders together, though this technique places the kinetic responsibility lower on the chain. Some of the pitchers who use this "hip whip," and who would likely benefit from greater hip-shoulder separation include: Mike Fiers, Mike Minor, Matt Harrison, and Clayton Kershaw.

Kershaw's strategy is more than likely tied to his hip problems, and he is the #1 pitcher that I would like to see find a more efficient method for generating torque. The problem is that he has recently found his ideal timing, after years of struggling with repetition, and making such an adjustment could set him back for a stretch while he coordinated the new mechanics. So it's hard to fault the team for not making an adjustment.

On the jukebox: Pantera, "Cemetery Gates" (Doug Thorburn)
2013-02-26 14:00:00 (link to chat)are the braves a threat to the nationals or do you think washngiton will cruise to the east?
(Kev from charlotte)
The Braves are absolutely a threat, Kev, especially if Kris Medlen and Mike Minor can sustain their second-half performance. I think the Nationals are a few wins better at this point, with a rough projection of 96-66 for WSH and 93-69 for ATL, but one injury could tilt the balance the other way. (Daniel Rathman)
2012-12-04 14:00:00 (link to chat)Early predictions: which Starting Pitchers do you feel make for some good fantasy sleepers next year? Thanks for the chat.
(Paul from St. Louis)
You're welcome, Paul; thank you for stopping by. I'll toss a few names out there off the top of my head: Chris Archer (if he lands a spot in the Rays rotation), Brett Anderson, Mike Minor, and Homer Bailey. (Daniel Rathman)
2012-03-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)Do you think Mike Minor stays in Atlanta's rotation all season?
(Ed from Cranford, NJ)
It's certainly possible, but my guess is he spends a little bit of time out of the rotation at some point. Not for any specific reason; just that, young #5 starters, no matter their potential, tend to have struggles here and there. It's kind of rare today to see a team get 35 starts from their #5 guy, so odds are against it for anyone, even Minor. (Larry Granillo)
2012-03-14 13:30:00 (link to chat)Do you ever see Mike Minor having a breakout season? Or is his leash short with all the pitching on the horizon?
(Jerome from T Hills)
Minor makes a lot of sense as a trade candidate. He's a young, cost-controlled starter who could be at least league average right now, which makes him very valuable, but he lacks the upside of some of the Braves' blue-chippers. I certainly wouldn't say Atlanta should shop him, but the right offer could come along. If it doesn't, they'll be happy with what they get out of him. I don't know about "breakout," but barring injury, I think he's going to be good for quite a while. (Ben Lindbergh)
2012-02-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)Braves starting rotation on opening day looks like....
(Trey from Texas)
Good question. Tim Hudson just said he's going to miss the first month, so my best guess is that Jair Jurrjens, Tommy Hanson, Brandon Beachy and Mike Minor are all in there, with Randall Delgado, Julio Teheran, and perhaps Kris Medlen competing for the five spot. Wouldn't surprise me at all if the kids were to start the season in the minors because of the way that April off days limit fifth starters anyway. (Jay Jaffe)
2011-08-26 16:00:00 (link to chat)I'm a huge Braves fan, but I'm frustrated as to why we never spend big money in the draft, like other teams. Is there a reason for that?
(Zack from El Paso)
Spending big money doesn't mean you are going to be successful. We are proud of the players we drafted and feel like they will be able to help us accomplish our goal of winning another World Series for the city of Atlanta.

In the win on Tuesday night 23-year old Mike Minor got the win, 23-year old Craig Kimbrel got the save, and 22-year old Jason Heyward hit a grand slam. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, since MLB adopted the save rule in 1969, it was the first tim that three teammates 23 years of age or younger had earned a win, notched a save, and hit a grand slam in the same game. All three of those players were signed at or very near to slot recommendations. (John Coppolella)
2011-06-29 13:30:00 (link to chat)Who are the most likely Braves to be traded away at the deadline? Mike Minor, Randall Delgado, Bethancourt? Please tell me that Tehran's going nowhere.
(dan11995 from Atlanta, GA)
There is no way they trade Teheran. I'd say they'd let Minor go in the right deal, though. (John Perrotto)
2011-06-06 17:00:00 (link to chat)If Hultzen lands with the O's, when is the earliest he could be up? Next summer? Is he more than this years Mike Minor?
(Juice from Baltimore)
I could see him ready by late 2012 yes. Most polished pitcher in the draft. (Kevin Goldstein)
2011-04-18 13:00:00 (link to chat)And as I sit inside a computer lab running simulations, Mike Minor had another solid outing for the Braves playing down the road in Durahm. Damn. It's a beautiful day, too. Here's a real question, though. Is there any reason to believe that Charlie Morton is finally actualizing his talent? The 6:12 K:BB argue against, but I've got a soft spot for the guy.
(Matt A from Raleigh)
I think there is plenty of reason to believe that Morton is better than his numbers have been in the past, but I don't think he's THIS much better as much as I think he's a solid back-end starter. (Kevin Goldstein)
2010-11-11 13:00:00 (link to chat)What do see from the Braves rotation next year? Can Hudson and Jurrjens continue to outperform some of their underlying metrics? Does Hanson have another step forward in him, or will he continue to look like a right handed Kershaw (not a bad thing, btw!)?
(PhilliesRed from Menlo Park, CA)
I think Hudson is a lot more likely to keep beating his SIERA than Jurrjens. He's a really extreme ground ball pitcher, and there's clearly something abnormal about him that would make you think he doesn't fit in the one-size-fits-all box. I think the Braves rotation is definitely going to be good, and Hudson and Hanson should be in the low-to-mid 3s. Jurrjens even if healthy seems like a 4-4.5 ERA guy, and at this point in his career, so does Lowe. I think Mike Minor's K/BB suggests he could be a bigger deal than he looked like in the majors in 2010. This is a good rotation without major holes. The lineup has questions, but I like the rotation. (Matt Swartz)
2010-09-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hi Jay, I may be too late to respond, but YES I was talking only in the NL. It seems they have a ton this season with: Heyward, Posey, Logan Morrison, Stanton, Starlin Castro, Pedro Alvarez, Tabata, Strasburg, Chapman, Mike Minor, Leake, Ike Davis... all in the National League.
(Bobby from New York)
Ah, got it. That's a tough question for another day - there's a lot to like there, but we've already got less reason to be excited about Ike Davis, for one. What really matters is how these guys develop beyond year one, anyway. (Jay Jaffe)
2010-08-26 13:00:00 (link to chat)So I own Mike Minor in a keeper league. Better keeper than Roy Oswalt?
(Me from Here)
Well, things can happen with developing pitchers as the league adjusts to them, but yes, he is an exciting young pitcher. As long as he can keep those strikeout rates in the eye-popping range, I'll have an eye on him. And given his two years in the minors and start to his major league career, it's definitely a possibility worth exploring. (Marc Normandin)
2010-07-01 14:00:00 (link to chat)What kind of stuff has Mike Minor shown to throw up such great K numbers? What would you say is his ceiling now?
(Lane from Austin, TX)
He's been excellent obviously. 89-94 MPH fastball, true plus change, good curve, I'd up his ceiling to a good No. 3. (Kevin Goldstein)


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Mike Minor has thrown 10,696 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2009 and 2014, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, the MLB Postseason and Fall/Winter Ball. In 2014, he has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (92mph) and Sinker (91mph), also mixing in a Curve (82mph), Slider (86mph) and Change (85mph).