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2019 Projections (Rest of Season Projections - seasonal age 28)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB DRC+ WARP
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Birth Date1-15-1991
Height6' 1"
Weight220 lbs
Age28 years, 6 months, 6 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
2015
2016
-0.12017
0.52018
0.32019
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA H 2B 3B HR BB SO HBP SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ DRAA BRR FRAA BWARP
2017 MIN 26 23 52 9 1 3 0 6 15 0 0 0 .196 .288 .348 71 -1.7 0.2 -1.0 -0.1
2018 MIN 27 102 335 81 19 2 7 29 72 2 0 0 .268 .335 .414 100 0.9 -1.3 -8.6 0.5
2019 MIN 28 49 194 51 8 1 16 18 50 4 0 0 .297 .376 .634 145 12.1 -0.7 1.2 2.1
Career1745811412862353137600.271.345.48111211.3-1.9-8.52.5

Statistics for All Levels

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YEAR Team Lg LG G PA oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ DRC+ DRC+ SD FRAA BRR DRAA BWARP
2013 ELZ Rk APP 56 225 .242 .312 .351 .276 100 -1.4 6.9 -0.8 117 0 0.9 -2.8 -3.7 0.1
2014 CDR A MID 120 504 .254 .321 .373 .320 99 33.3 14.4 0.3 162 0 1.1 -0.9 25.7 4.2
2015 FTM A+ FSL 127 520 .248 .312 .338 .287 94 8.9 14.0 1.8 123 0 -1.0 1.1 1.4 1.9
2015 SCO Wnt AFL 12 47 .000 .000 .000 .400 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2016 CHT AA SOU 95 407 .252 .321 .369 .305 103 6.5 11.0 -0.3 114 0 6.4 0.3 -1.4 1.7
2016 ROC AAA INT 22 84 .251 .310 .371 .436 101 3.2 2.4 0.3 126 0 0.1 0.4 1.3 0.5
2016 SUR Wnt AFL 19 77 .000 .000 .000 .245 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2017 MIN MLB AL 23 52 .261 .336 .440 .290 109 -2.6 1.5 -0.1 71 12 -1.0 0.2 -1.7 -0.1
2017 ROC AAA INT 88 372 .258 .326 .389 .347 96 24.1 11.0 4.1 165 0 4.6 0.2 24.7 4.4
2018 MIN MLB AL 102 335 .251 .322 .415 .330 105 1.6 9.4 4.4 100 11 -8.6 -1.3 0.9 0.5
2019 MIN MLB AL 49 194 .251 .320 .440 .330 98 17.6 5.9 3 145 13 0.9 -0.7 12.1 2.1
2019 PEN AA SOU 3 9 .217 .305 .307 .167 104 -1.8 0.2 0 26 0 0.0 0.1 -0.6 0.0

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team lvl LG PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO SF SH
2013 ELZ Rk APP 225 202 16 49 15 2 2 74 30 19 31 0 0 .243 .313 .366 .124 1 1
2014 CDR A MID 504 430 65 128 29 1 16 207 79 61 65 7 5 .298 .399 .481 .184 1
2015 SCO Wnt AFL 47 41 6 13 5 0 1 21 9 6 10 2 0 .317 .404 .512 .195 0 0
2015 FTM A+ FSL 520 433 46 106 24 1 4 144 58 69 82 5 3 .245 .356 .333 .088 8 0
2016 CHT AA SOU 407 358 44 92 25 0 11 150 66 43 86 1 3 .257 .334 .419 .162 5 0
2016 SUR Wnt AFL 77 70 10 16 4 0 4 32 14 7 17 0 1 .229 .299 .457 .229 0 0
2016 ROC AAA INT 84 76 6 25 5 0 1 33 8 7 21 0 0 .329 .381 .434 .105 1 0
2017 ROC AAA INT 372 320 56 93 29 0 17 173 45 50 85 2 0 .291 .387 .541 .250 1 0
2017 MIN MLB AL 52 46 5 9 1 3 0 16 3 6 15 0 0 .196 .288 .348 .152 0 0
2018 MIN MLB AL 335 302 38 81 19 2 7 125 45 29 72 0 0 .268 .335 .414 .146 1 1
2019 MIN MLB AL 194 172 38 51 8 1 16 109 38 18 50 0 0 .297 .376 .634 .337 0 0
2019 PEN AA SOU 9 9 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 0 0 .111 .111 .111 .000 0 0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2017 219 0.5616 0.3927 0.7907 0.5285 0.2188 0.8462 0.6190 0.2093 0.0000
2018 1372 0.5313 0.3856 0.7656 0.5501 0.1991 0.8304 0.5625 0.2344 0.0000
2019 781 0.4712 0.3303 0.7558 0.4864 0.1913 0.8883 0.4557 0.2442 0.0000
Career23720.51430.36800.76470.52710.19840.85090.53260.23530.0000

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
2014-09-04 - Minors - - - Not Disclosed -
2014-06-25 2014-07-05 Minors 10 0 - Head Concussion -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2019 MIN $575,000
2018 MIN $547,500
2017 MIN $
YearsDescriptionSalary
1 yrPrevious$547,500
2019Current$575,000
2 yrPvs + Cur$1,122,500
2 yrTotal$1,122,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
1 y 45 d1 year/$575,000 (2019)

Details
  • 1 year/$575,000 (2019). Re-signed by Minnesota 3/19.
  • 1 year/$547,500 (2018). Re-signed by Minnesota 3/18.
  • 1 year (2017). Re-signed by Minnesota 3/17.
  • 2017. Contract selected by Minnesota 11/18/16.
  • Drafted by Minnesota 2013 (9-260) (New Mexico). $40,000 signing bonus ($0.1481 slot).

2019 Preseason Forecast

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

PCT PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ VORP FRAA WARP
90o 199 24 52 12 1 7 27 20 47 0 0 .297 .371 .497 126 15.2 C -4, 1B 0 1.2
80o 179 21 45 10 1 6 24 18 43 0 0 .283 .358 .472 118 11.6 C -4, 1B 0 0.9
70o 165 19 40 9 1 5 21 16 40 0 0 .272 .345 .449 113 9.2 C -4, 1B 0 0.6
60o 152 17 36 8 1 5 19 14 38 0 0 .265 .336 .449 108 7.4 C -3, 1B 0 0.5
50o 141 15 32 7 1 4 17 13 35 0 0 .254 .326 .421 104 5.9 C -3, 1B 0 0.3
40o 130 14 30 7 1 4 16 11 33 0 0 .256 .323 .436 99 4.5 C -3, 1B 0 0.2
30o 117 12 25 6 0 3 14 10 30 0 0 .236 .305 .377 94 3.1 C -3, 1B 0 0.1
20o 103 10 21 5 0 3 12 8 27 0 0 .226 .291 .376 89 1.9 C -2, 1B 0 0.0
10o 83 8 16 4 0 2 9 6 22 0 0 .211 .265 .342 81 0.5 C -2, 1B 0 -0.1
Weighted Mean144163481418133600.264.333.4341056.3C -3, 1B 00.4

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2019-07-01 12:00:00 (link to chat)Rest of the season for a deep fantasy points league...? Mitch Garver or Josh Pheagley? I like Garver but I am worried about is at bats with Castro and Willians.
(edwar288 from Minneapolis)
I guess I'd bet on Garver's upside, which man our words strung together in an order I never expected to use. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2019-06-26 13:00:00 (link to chat)What do we do with Buster Posey at this point? I've started Mitch Garver over him every game I could to this point, should Posey just be dropped? I will need the roster spot when Caleb Smith comes back. 1 catcher dynasty league, if that helps.
(Alex from Austin)
It depends a bit on league size and I don't think I'm to the point of dropping Posey yet, but it's getting uncomfortably close. (Craig Goldstein)
2019-04-17 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who Is worth more at the end of the season, Austin Barnes or Mitch Garver?
(Alex from Austin)
The change in my wallet.

If I have to bet I'll take Barnes, but I would also not bet on guys who should be backup catcher if I could avoid it. (Craig Goldstein)
2018-11-28 13:00:00 (link to chat)Is it reasonable to hope Willians Astudillo becomes the starting catcher for a big-league team? I mean I know it's reasonable to hope for that, obviously, but is it reasonable to believe in it?
(cooldude from Mpls)
(sorry had to look up a couple numbers) I think the greatest barrier to him becoming a *regular* catcher is workload. In 2016 he started 73 games behind the plate for the Mississippi Braves (Atlanta's nickname uniformity is *so* unfun) so he has never gotten a ton of reps there. But catch a lot? Sure. I mean, look at the Twins. Jason Castro turns 32 in June, strikes out in a quarter of his plate appearances, and hasn't been a league-average hitter since 2013. Mitch Garver was, well, not great defensively last year. I don't think Astudillo will supplant Castro (unless Castro hits .143 again) but I expect him to catch at least once a week for Minnesota. Third base is another opportunity, given that who knows what Miguel Sano is at this point. The current stathead cause celebre should get his reps next year, if not in Minnesota, than elsewhere. His combination of defensive versatility and ability to make contact should safeguard it. (Rob Mains)
2017-01-06 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hi, thanks for your great work. I'm excited about the new BP team and for baseball to start! I'm looking for a catching prospect I can target. I'm at least 2 years away from competing in my dynasty league (2 C league) so i can take a risk if needed (not that catching isn't risky, but you know what I mean). Caratini, Zach Collins, Mitch Garver, Bruce Maxwell, Josmil Pinto, Keibert Ruiz, and Jose Trevino are all on my waiver / draft board. Which of those guys (or someone else) do you think could not murder my team, or maybe even contribute!, and will stay a C? Thanks for any input.
(madjockmcferson (simon mcpherson) from Norton, MA)
Literally have not seen Josmil Pinto's name in a while. How deep is this dynasty league. Collins is the guy to target, he may not end up a catcher long term (it wasn't easy to find people who thought he'd stick when doing the White Sox stuff), but if he does the offensive potential here smokes everyone else.

As for the rest, a lot of people asked about Maxwell on the A's list, and I think he is a better real life player than fantasy. Graver has some helium off the AFL, but he is also blocked now, and I think he's similar to Maxwell. Trevino you are betting on High Desert performance being real, which, don't do that. Keibert Ruiz is significantly more than two years awa...yeah just take Collins and hope you don't end up with a first baseman. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2016-09-08 19:00:00 (link to chat)Can you squint and see Mitch Garver as Twins' catcher of the future?
(jdmurphy from Rochester NY)
At 25-years-old, I don't think he has a chance to be an everyday catcher, no. Historically speaking, catchers have strange aging curves and sometimes it takes awhile for them to develop, but I think it's more realistic that Garver carves out a role as a backup catcher. (George Bissell)


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Advanced Catching Metrics

Year lvl CSAA Framing Runs Blocking Chances EPAA Blocking Runs SB Attempts SRAA TRAA Throwing Runs FRAA Adj. FRAA
2014 afx .000 0.0 2573 .000 -0.1 57 -.009 -.003 0.4 0.5 1.1
2015 afa .000 0.0 3095 .000 0.0 67 -.032 -.005 1.4 1.1 -1.0
2016 aax .014 6.6 0 .000 0.0 40 -.047 -.002 1.1 7.6 6.4
2016 aaa .002 0.3 0 .000 0.0 9 -.001 .000 0.0 1.0 0.1
2017 mlb -.018 -0.9 237 .001 -0.1 4 .010 .000 0.0 -1.0 -1.0
2017 aaa .005 3.3 2582 .001 -0.9 40 -.015 -.001 0.4 2.5 4.6
2018 mlb -.010 -8.2 3668 .000 0.2 46 .013 .003 -0.4 -8.5 -8.6
2019 mlb .005 1.9 1702 .002 -1.1 15 -.013 .000 0.1 0.9 0.9
2019 aax .001 0.0 29 .000 0.0 0 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0

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