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2019 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 29)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
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Birth Date11-19-1989
Height6' 7"
Weight220 lbs
Age29 years, 4 months, 7 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
-0.12015
0.32016
0.22017
2018
0.32019
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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 PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA- WARP
2013 MIN MLB 9 0 11.3 0 0 0 9 3 10 0 99 7.1 2.4 0.0 7.9 44% .265 1.06 2.10 0.79 105 4.39 105.1 0.0
2014 MIN MLB 25 0 19.0 0 0 0 23 6 16 2 110 10.9 2.8 0.9 7.6 50% .350 1.53 4.10 4.74 101 4.53 111.0 0.0
2015 MIN MLB 26 0 23.3 0 0 0 21 9 19 4 107 8.1 3.5 1.5 7.3 57% .258 1.29 4.98 3.47 109 5.10 119.0 -0.1
2016 MIN MLB 65 0 71.7 3 2 0 80 24 80 13 109 10.0 3.0 1.6 10.0 37% .344 1.45 4.36 5.02 98 4.59 101.5 0.3
2017 MIN MLB 16 0 21.0 0 1 0 22 12 24 6 113 9.4 5.1 2.6 10.3 37% .296 1.62 6.42 5.14 99 4.19 89.1 0.2
CareerMLB1410146.333015554149251099.53.31.59.242%.3181.434.544.431014.59104.00.5

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 LG G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA-
2008 TWI Rk GCL 6 1 11.0 0 1 0 10 3 8 0 87 8.2 2.5 0.0 6.5 56% .289 1.18 3.18 3.27 0 0.00 0.0
2009 TWI Rk GCL 11 9 54.7 3 4 0 55 9 60 2 82 9.0 1.5 0.3 9.9 55% .340 1.17 2.30 3.62 0 0.00 0.0
2010 BLT A MDW 13 12 65.0 3 6 0 76 18 40 7 105 10.5 2.5 1.0 5.5 47% .315 1.45 4.97 4.29 0 0.00 0.0
2010 ELZ Rk APL 10 0 25.0 1 0 1 18 4 26 1 97 6.5 1.4 0.4 9.4 56% .221 0.88 2.92 1.08 0 0.00 0.0
2011 BLT A MID 48 3 76.7 4 3 2 82 24 69 3 93 9.6 2.8 0.4 8.1 57% .338 1.38 3.31 3.87 0 0.00 0.0
2012 BLT A MID 22 0 39.0 3 0 6 29 9 53 1 100 6.7 2.1 0.2 12.2 55% .311 0.97 1.73 1.38 0 0.00 0.0
2012 FTM A+ FSL 22 0 30.3 1 1 6 24 11 44 2 104 7.1 3.3 0.6 13.1 37% .324 1.15 2.63 2.97 0 0.00 0.0
2012 PER Wnt AFL 10 0 14.7 1 0 0 8 3 7 1 4.9 1.8 0.6 4.3 0% .171 0.75 4.88 2.45 0 0.00 0.0
2013 MIN MLB AL 9 0 11.3 0 0 0 9 3 10 0 99 7.1 2.4 0.0 7.9 44% .265 1.06 2.10 0.79 105 4.39 105.1
2013 NBR AA EAS 22 0 24.3 1 2 7 21 8 30 0 100 7.8 3.0 0.0 11.1 60% .313 1.19 2.21 2.22 0 0.00 0.0
2013 ROC AAA INT 30 0 32.7 1 2 14 33 8 36 3 105 9.1 2.2 0.8 9.9 49% .330 1.26 3.01 4.41 0 0.00 0.0
2014 MIN MLB AL 25 0 19.0 0 0 0 23 6 16 2 110 10.9 2.8 0.9 7.6 50% .350 1.53 4.10 4.74 101 4.53 111.0
2014 ROC AAA INT 39 0 45.0 3 4 10 41 12 46 2 105 8.2 2.4 0.4 9.2 48% .305 1.18 2.81 2.80 92 3.51 75.2
2015 MIN MLB AL 26 0 23.3 0 0 0 21 9 19 4 107 8.1 3.5 1.5 7.3 57% .258 1.29 4.98 3.47 109 5.10 119.0
2015 ROC AAA INT 33 0 41.0 2 1 14 25 5 46 2 94 5.5 1.1 0.4 10.1 54% .240 0.73 1.98 1.10 64 2.44 50.3
2016 MIN MLB AL 65 0 71.7 3 2 0 80 24 80 13 109 10.0 3.0 1.6 10.0 37% .344 1.45 4.36 5.02 98 4.59 101.5
2017 MIN MLB AL 16 0 21.0 0 1 0 22 12 24 6 113 9.4 5.1 2.6 10.3 37% .296 1.62 6.42 5.14 99 4.19 89.1
2017 ROC AAA INT 31 0 41.7 4 2 5 31 13 61 1 6.7 2.8 0.2 13.2 47% .333 1.06 1.93 1.73 73 2.67 56.7

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr%
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 397 0.4987 0.4937 0.7245 0.7222 0.2663 0.7902 0.5472 0.2755
Career25430.52810.46880.76530.64750.27020.83020.59230.2347

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
2019 MIL $
2017 MIN $542,500
2016 MIN $515,000
2015 MIN $
2014 MIN $502,500
YearsDescriptionSalary
3 yrPrevious$1,560,000
3 yrTotal$1,560,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
2 y 74 dWasserman Media Group1 year (2019)

Details
  • 1 year (2019). Signed by Texas as a free agent 1/8/19 (minor-league contract). Released by Texas 3/22/19. Signed by Milwaukee as a free agent 3/22/19 (minor-league contract).
  • 2 years/$2.1M (2018-19). Signed by Nippon Ham Fighters of Japan 11/17. Performance bonuses. (Minnesota sold Tonkin's contractual rights to Nippon 11/6/17.)
  • 1 year (2017). Re-signed by Minnesota 3/17. DFA by Minnesota 5/7/17. Sent outright to Triple-A 5/14/17. Contract selected by Minnesota 9/5/17.
  • 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.).

2019 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 2.1 1.2 0.3 44 0 51.4 38 17 55 5 .260 1.07 3.03 3.05 10.8 1.2
80o 1.8 1 0.3 39 0 45.4 37 16 49 5 .275 1.16 3.42 3.45 7.6 0.8
70o 1.6 0.9 0.3 36 0 41.3 35 15 45 5 .286 1.23 3.70 3.75 5.6 0.6
60o 1.5 0.8 0.2 33 0 37.9 34 15 41 5 .295 1.29 3.95 4.01 4.1 0.4
50o 1.3 0.7 0.2 30 0 34.7 32 14 37 5 .304 1.34 4.18 4.26 2.9 0.3
40o 1.2 0.6 0.2 27 0 31.7 31 13 34 4 .313 1.40 4.42 4.51 1.8 0.2
30o 1.1 0.5 0.1 25 0 28.5 29 13 31 4 .322 1.46 4.68 4.78 0.8 0.1
20o 0.9 0.4 0.1 21 0 24.8 27 12 27 4 .333 1.54 4.99 5.1 -0.1 0.0
10o 0.7 0.3 0.1 17 0 19.9 23 10 21 3 .348 1.65 5.43 5.56 -1.1 -0.1
Weighted Mean1.30.70.229034.13114374.3021.334.154.223.00.3

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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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