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Portrait of Miles Mikolas

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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 25)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
52.3 4.57 1.44 35 2 1 1 0.0
Birth Date8-23-1988
Height6' 5"
Weight220 lbs
Age26 years, 2 months, 1 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
2010
2011
-0.52012
-0.02013
0.12014
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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
2012 SDN 23 25 0 32.3 0.0 32.3 2 1 0 2 0 0 144 32 15 13 4 52 15 15 2 23 3.62 4.90 6.28 -5.5 -0.5
2013 SDN 24 2 0 1.7 0.0 1.7 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 0.00 5.42 5.40 -0.2 -0.0
2014 TEX 25 10 10 57.3 57.3 0.0 2 5 0 0 3 0 255 64 43 41 8 99 18 16 4 38 6.44 4.80 4.71 1.8 0.1
Career371091.357.334.04602304069658541215134327625.324.855.26-3.9-0.4

Advanced

'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 FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
2009 EUG A- 15 11 53.0 4.73 89 .314 .263 .338 .370 .267 .388 93 4.6 0.5 4.6 0.5
2010 FTW A 60 0 81.7 4.37 116 .223 .258 .331 .384 .257 .301 112 12.7 1.3 12.7 1.3
2011 LEL A+ 34 0 39.7 3.32 142 .194 .283 .354 .447 .279 .288 101 11.8 1.2 11.8 1.2
2011 SAN AA 28 0 32.3 3.08 143 .203 .261 .325 .396 .248 .299 108 9.6 1.0 9.6 1.0
2012 SDN MLB 25 0 32.3 6.28 46 .283 .255 .310 .393 .256 .280 95 -5.2 -0.6 -5.5 -0.5
2012 SAN AA 12 0 12.3 3.14 126 .281 .245 .322 .385 .263 .410 94 2.4 0.3 2.4 0.3
2012 TUC AAA 17 0 19.7 3.81 131 .265 .294 .358 .457 .278 .311 105 4.6 0.5 4.5 0.5
2013 SDN MLB 2 0 1.7 5.40 58 .179 .243 .305 .379 .253 .000 94 -0.2 -0.0 -0.2 -0.0
2013 TUC AAA 54 0 61.0 4.88 107 .249 .276 .346 .425 .270 .287 106 6.0 0.6 5.1 0.5
2014 TEX MLB 10 10 57.3 4.71 85 .289 .253 .315 .393 .267 .299 99 2.1 0.2 1.8 0.1
2014 ROU AAA 16 6 44.7 3.80 122 .249 .273 .341 .440 .274 .342 97 10.9 1.1 10.9 1.1

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 EUG A- 1 8 0 15 11 53.0 77 9 39 1 60% .388 13.1 1.5 0.2 6.6 1.62 5.94 4.6 0.5
2010 FTW A 6 3 13 60 0 81.7 76 15 78 3 58% .301 8.4 1.7 0.3 8.6 1.11 2.20 12.7 1.3
2011 SAN AA 1 0 9 28 0 32.3 29 6 27 0 57% .299 8.1 1.7 0.0 7.5 1.08 1.67 9.6 1.0
2011 LEL A+ 3 0 12 34 0 39.7 31 9 42 1 50% .288 7.0 2.0 0.2 9.5 1.01 1.13 11.8 1.2
2012 TUC AAA 2 1 0 17 0 19.7 20 8 17 1 52% .311 9.2 3.7 0.5 7.8 1.42 3.20 4.5 0.5
2012 SDN MLB 2 1 0 25 0 32.3 32 15 23 4 55% .280 8.9 4.2 1.1 6.4 1.45 3.62 -5.5 -0.5
2012 SAN AA 1 1 4 12 0 12.3 16 3 11 0 46% .410 11.7 2.2 0.0 8.0 1.54 2.92 2.4 0.3
2013 TUC AAA 4 2 26 54 0 61.0 62 17 40 6 51% .287 9.1 2.5 0.9 5.9 1.30 3.25 5.1 0.5
2013 SDN MLB 0 0 0 2 0 1.7 0 1 1 0 0% .000 0.0 5.4 0.0 5.4 0.60 0.00 -0.2 -0.0
2014 ROU AAA 5 1 2 16 6 44.7 53 3 38 3 49% .342 10.7 0.6 0.6 7.7 1.25 3.22 10.9 1.1
2014 TEX MLB 2 5 0 10 10 57.3 64 18 38 8 41% .299 10.0 2.8 1.3 6.0 1.43 6.44 1.8 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
2012 518 0.5039 0.4324 0.8393 0.5900 0.2724 0.8961 0.7143 0.1607
2013 30 0.4333 0.4333 0.7692 0.6154 0.2941 0.8750 0.6000 0.0769
2014 925 0.5578 0.4930 0.8333 0.6318 0.3178 0.8926 0.6846 0.1667
Career14730.53630.47050.83410.61680.30140.89350.69330.1628

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-08-26 2014-09-29 DTD 34 32 Right Shoulder Fatigue -
2014-04-02 2014-04-19 Minors 17 0 Right Elbow Recovery From Previous Injury Inflammation -
2014-02-25 2014-03-15 Camp 18 0 Right Elbow Inflammation - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 TEX $
2013 SDN $
2012 SDN $

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 114 d2014

Details
  • 2014
  • 1 year/$0.4928M (2013). Re-signed by San Diego 3/9/13. Acquired by Pittsburgh in trade 11/25/13 after being DFA by San Diego 11/20/13. Acquired by Texas in trade from Pittsburgh 12/30/13.
  • 1 year (2012). Contract purchased by San Diego 5/5/12.
  • Drafted by San Diego 2009 (7-204) (Nova Southeastern, Fla.). $0.125M signing bonus.

2014 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 3/11/2014 05:35 ET

PCT W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR BABIP WHIP ERA FRA VORP WARP
90o 3.1 1.3 1.3 58 0 70.3 62 20 47 7 .258 1.16 3.40 3.7 9.8 1.0
80o 2.7 1.1 1.2 53 0 63.9 60 20 43 6 .272 1.25 3.80 4.13 5.7 0.6
70o 2.5 1 1 49 0 59.4 59 19 40 6 .283 1.32 4.09 4.44 3.2 0.3
60o 2.3 0.9 0.9 46 0 55.6 58 19 37 6 .292 1.38 4.34 4.72 1.2 0.1
50o 2.1 0.8 0.8 43 0 52.2 57 19 35 6 .300 1.44 4.58 4.98 -0.4 -0.0
40o 2 0.7 0.8 40 0 48.8 55 18 33 6 .309 1.50 4.83 5.25 -1.8 -0.2
30o 1.8 0.6 0.7 37 0 45.3 53 18 31 6 .318 1.57 5.09 5.53 -3.1 -0.3
20o 1.6 0.5 0.6 34 0 41.3 51 17 28 5 .329 1.65 5.41 5.88 -4.5 -0.5
10o 1.3 0.4 0.5 30 0 36.0 48 16 24 5 .344 1.76 5.86 6.37 -5.8 -0.6
Weighted Mean2.10.80.843051.55518356.2981.434.554.94-0.2-0.0

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
19% 25% 9% 21% 35%

Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2014 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 FRA H/9 BB/9 K/9 HR/9 WARP
20152621142051541534651.2961.364.404.789.62.76.01.10.1
20162721136044461231551.2981.334.164.539.52.56.41.00.2
20172821139048481335551.2881.273.834.169.02.46.60.90.4
20182921138047491333651.2951.334.174.539.42.56.41.20.2
20193021139047511333651.3001.364.244.619.82.56.31.10.2
20203121135043461229551.2971.364.254.629.72.56.11.10.2
20213221134042441129551.2971.324.094.459.52.46.31.10.2
20223321133040421029551.2961.293.974.319.42.26.51.10.3
20233421131038401027551.2961.324.034.399.52.46.41.20.3

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
2.12.11.75.92.52.614.4

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 80)

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 88 Waldis Joaquin 2012 0.00 DNP
2 87 Tyler Tufts 2012 0.00 DNP
3 86 Erik Hamren 2012 0.00 DNP
4 85 Stephen Penney 2012 0.00 DNP
5 84 Mark Melancon 2010 5.48
6 84 Jeremy Berg 2012 0.00 DNP
7 84 Bobby Cassevah 2011 2.72
8 84 Dan Jennings 2012 2.84
9 83 Daniel Turpen 2012 0.00 DNP
10 83 Hunter Jones 2009 9.24
11 83 Justin De Fratus 2013 4.24
12 83 Robbie Weinhardt 2011 10.80
13 83 Joe Paterson 2011 2.91
14 83 Brandon League 2008 2.45
15 83 Henry Mabee 2011 0.00 DNP
16 83 Corey Young 2012 0.00 DNP
17 82 Bryan Shaw 2013 3.84
18 82 David Carpenter 2013 108.00
19 82 Jonathan Albaladejo 2008 3.95
20 82 Aaron Loup 2013 3.12
21 82 Luke Gregerson 2009 3.36
22 82 Franquelis Osoria 2007 5.08
23 82 Kam Mickolio 2009 2.63
24 81 Blake Cooper 2013 0.00 DNP
25 81 Mitch Herold 2011 0.00 DNP
26 81 Sean Stidfole 2009 0.00 DNP
27 81 Zach Phillips 2012 6.00
28 81 Gilbert De La Vara 2010 0.00 DNP
29 81 Sam Demel 2011 4.56
30 81 Frankie De La Cruz 2009 5.40
31 81 Nick Christiani 2013 2.25
32 81 Ramon Troncoso 2008 4.50
33 80 Dan Otero 2010 0.00 DNP
34 80 Jared Lansford 2012 0.00 DNP
35 80 Beau Jones 2012 0.00 DNP
36 80 Kanekoa Texeira 2011 2.84
37 80 Jose Arredondo 2009 6.00
38 79 Romulo Sanchez 2009 0.00 DNP
39 79 Macay McBride 2008 0.00 DNP
40 79 Daniel Herrera 2010 3.91
41 79 Manny Corpas 2008 4.86
42 79 Fernando Hernandez 2010 0.00 DNP
43 79 Tim Dillard 2009 12.46
44 79 Derrik Lutz 2010 0.00 DNP
45 79 Jeff Ibarra 2013 0.00 DNP
46 79 Brad Thompson 2007 5.36
47 79 Chris Resop 2008 5.89
48 79 Ross Wolf 2008 0.00 DNP
49 78 Ramon Geronimo 2009 0.00 DNP
50 78 Rob Waite 2012 0.00 DNP
51 78 David Davidson 2009 45.00
52 78 Zachary Ward 2009 0.00 DNP
53 78 Daniel Stange 2011 0.00 DNP
54 78 Jesse Simpson 2012 0.00 DNP
55 78 Josh Ellis 2010 0.00 DNP
56 78 Kyle Waldrop 2011 5.73
57 78 Kevin Jepsen 2010 3.97
58 78 Taylor Thompson 2012 0.00 DNP
59 77 Matt Daly 2012 0.00 DNP
60 77 Josh Rupe 2008 5.14
61 77 Coty Woods 2013 0.00 DNP
62 77 Juan Morillo 2009 22.50
63 77 Zach Putnam 2013 18.90
64 77 Nick Greenwood 2013 0.00 DNP
65 77 Dumas Garcia 2009 0.00 DNP
66 77 Armando Gabino 2009 17.18
67 77 Zech Zinicola 2010 0.00 DNP
68 77 Nick Hill 2010 0.00 DNP
69 77 Kyle Bellamy 2013 0.00 DNP
70 77 Eddie Kunz 2011 0.00 DNP
71 77 Enrique Gonzalez 2008 10.80
72 77 Josh Wilkie 2010 0.00 DNP
73 77 Ty'Relle Harris 2012 0.00 DNP
74 77 Jared Gayhart 2012 0.00 DNP
75 77 Jesse Chavez 2009 4.54
76 77 Chris Rearick 2013 0.00 DNP
77 77 Brett Butts 2011 0.00 DNP
78 77 Aidan Lucas 2013 0.00 DNP
79 76 Gregory Infante 2013 0.00 DNP
80 76 Adam Bright 2010 0.00 DNP
81 76 Edgmer Escalona 2012 6.45
82 76 Danny Farquhar 2012 0.00 DNP
83 76 Preston Claiborne 2013 4.29
84 76 Frank Gailey 2011 0.00 DNP
85 76 Manny Parra 2008 4.93
86 76 Neal Frontz 2009 0.00 DNP
87 76 Kameron Loe 2007 6.35
88 76 Eddie Camacho 2008 0.00 DNP
89 76 Jon Meloan 2010 0.00 DNP
90 76 Elvin Ramirez 2013 0.00 DNP
91 76 Zach Dials 2011 0.00 DNP
92 76 Josh Spence 2013 0.00 DNP
93 76 Trey Barham 2011 0.00 DNP
94 76 Dakota Watts 2013 0.00 DNP
95 76 Jerry Blevins 2009 4.84
96 76 Osiris Matos 2010 0.00 DNP
97 76 Chad Thall 2011 0.00 DNP
98 76 Tyson Corley 2011 0.00 DNP
99 76 Nick DeBarr 2009 0.00 DNP
100 76 Ruben Medina 2012 0.00 DNP

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .214 .302 .339 .234
11 vs R (Multi) .253 .366 .418 .311
18 Split (Multi) -.039 -.064 -.078 -.077
19 LgAvg (Multi) .010 .024 .026 .019
30 vs L (2013) .000 .333 .000 .192
31 vs R (2013) .000 .250 .000 .167
38 Split (2013) .000 .083 .000 .025
39 LgAvg (2013) .010 .022 .028 .019

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2014 Due to publishing agreements, the 2014 player comments and team essays are only available in the Baseball Prospectus 2014 book (available in hardcopy, e-book, and Kindle).
2013 Mikolas might be best known for once eating a lizard in the bullpen during an Arizona Fall League game. He also is a strike thrower who pounds the bottom of the zone with sinkers and curves. He has experience closing games but projects as a middle reliever in the big leagues—that is, if hitters don’t take too many bites out of him along the way.

BP Articles

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This article requires BP Premium accessAn Agent's Take: So Long, ScoutJoshua Kusnick2014-09-09
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDynasty Dynamics: More Top 50 TalkBen Carsley2014-08-20
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Daily League Strategy: Riding Out SlumpsPaul Sporer2014-08-08
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An Agent's Take: How the Unseen Post-Draft Process WorksJoshua Kusnick2014-07-10
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This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 15Wilson Karaman2014-07-03
Daily League Strategy: A Bargain First BasemanPaul Sporer2014-07-02
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Crain So Good Coulda Swore You Went to CollegeMike Gianella2014-01-02
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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2013-11-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)Looks like the Padres and Pirates just struck a deal. Jaff Decker and Miles Mikolas to the Pirates for first baseman/outfielder Alex Dickerson. Have any hot takes on the swap or the players?
(Chase from California)
It doesn't do anything for me on any level. (Jason Parks)
2011-09-02 14:00:00 (link to chat)Between JD Martinez, Michael Fiers, and Miles Mikolas, how did Nova Southeastern not make the NCAAs in 2009?
(Dallas Comegys from DePaul)
Because they are a D-II school. Where's Kenny Patterson? Your name made me laugh, I hope that doesn't make me a douche. (Kevin Goldstein)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Miles Mikolas has thrown 1,714 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2011 and 2014, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, Spring Training and Fall/Winter Ball. In 2014, he has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (94mph) and Sinker (93mph), also mixing in a Slider (87mph), Curve (75mph) and Change (86mph).