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Birth Date12-26-1987
Height6' 4"
Weight210 lbs
Age30 years, 6 months, 22 days
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0.22014
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

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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
2010 ATL MLB 9 8 40.7 3 2 0 53 11 43 6 .258 94 11.7 2.4 1.3 9.5 38% .379 .321 1.57 3.78 5.98 89 3.24 73.2 1.0
2011 ATL MLB 15 15 82.7 5 3 0 93 30 77 7 .252 98 10.1 3.3 0.8 8.4 39% .350 .274 1.49 3.35 4.14 96 3.96 92.0 1.1
2012 ATL MLB 30 30 179.3 11 10 0 151 56 145 26 .260 100 7.6 2.8 1.3 7.3 37% .252 .246 1.15 4.42 4.12 110 4.54 104.2 1.3
2013 ATL MLB 32 32 204.7 13 9 0 177 46 181 22 .251 100 7.8 2.0 1.0 8.0 37% .272 .239 1.09 3.33 3.21 88 3.06 73.2 4.7
2014 ATL MLB 25 25 145.3 6 12 0 165 44 120 21 .256 96 10.2 2.7 1.3 7.4 43% .323 .296 1.44 4.36 4.77 107 4.70 115.3 0.2
2017 KCA MLB 65 0 77.7 6 6 6 57 22 88 5 .261 104 6.6 2.5 0.6 10.2 43% .272 .201 1.02 2.59 2.55 78 2.88 61.3 2.0
2018 TEX MLB 18 18 99.3 6 6 0 98 24 79 16 .267 108 8.9 2.2 1.4 7.2 36% .281 .278 1.23 4.57 4.89 115 6.29 142.1 -1.2
CareerMLB194128829.750486794233733103.2571008.62.51.18.039%.292.2601.243.854.05993.9992.810.6

Statistics for All Levels

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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-
2009 ROM A 4 4 14.0 0 1 0 10 0 17 0 .273 82 6.4 0.0 0.0 10.9 42% .323 .155 0.71 1.02 0.64 72 2.13 47.2
2009 PES Wnt 7 7 16.7 1 0 0 23 6 12 3 .000 12.4 3.2 1.6 6.5 0% .385 .000 1.74 6.39 4.85 0 0.00 0.0
2010 ATL MLB 9 8 40.7 3 2 0 53 11 43 6 .258 94 11.7 2.4 1.3 9.5 38% .379 .321 1.57 3.78 5.98 89 3.24 73.2
2010 MIS AA 15 15 87.0 2 6 0 74 34 109 8 .266 92 7.7 3.5 0.8 11.3 48% .317 .257 1.24 3.27 4.03 68 1.59 34.1
2010 GWN AAA 6 6 33.3 4 1 0 19 12 37 1 .256 99 5.1 3.2 0.3 10.0 47% .234 .189 0.93 2.53 1.89 73 1.80 38.7
2011 ATL MLB 15 15 82.7 5 3 0 93 30 77 7 .252 98 10.1 3.3 0.8 8.4 39% .350 .274 1.49 3.35 4.14 96 3.96 92.0
2011 GWN AAA 16 16 100.7 4 5 0 93 27 99 12 .253 96 8.3 2.4 1.1 8.9 45% .295 .238 1.19 3.68 3.13 84 2.55 57.1
2012 ATL MLB 30 30 179.3 11 10 0 151 56 145 26 .260 100 7.6 2.8 1.3 7.3 37% .252 .246 1.15 4.42 4.12 110 4.54 104.2
2013 ATL MLB 32 32 204.7 13 9 0 177 46 181 22 .251 100 7.8 2.0 1.0 8.0 37% .272 .239 1.09 3.33 3.21 88 3.06 73.2
2014 ATL MLB 25 25 145.3 6 12 0 165 44 120 21 .256 96 10.2 2.7 1.3 7.4 43% .323 .296 1.44 4.36 4.77 107 4.70 115.3
2014 ROM A 1 1 5.0 0 0 0 1 1 4 0 .273 101 1.8 1.8 0.0 7.2 33% .083 .079 0.40 2.58 0.00 97 4.17 88.1
2014 MIS AA 2 2 9.0 0 2 0 14 0 7 5 .263 96 14.0 0.0 5.0 7.0 34% .333 .402 1.56 8.84 8.00 99 4.48 101.3
2014 GWN AAA 2 1 8.3 2 0 0 5 3 8 1 .241 109 5.4 3.2 1.1 8.6 30% .182 .248 0.96 4.42 3.24 105 4.71 104.6
2016 NWA AA 2 2 7.7 0 0 0 5 5 12 1 .267 95 5.9 5.9 1.2 14.1 38% .267 .269 1.30 3.69 3.52 90 4.16 99.3
2016 OMA AAA 8 8 34.7 0 4 0 38 17 33 7 .266 98 9.9 4.4 1.8 8.6 37% .333 .306 1.59 5.91 6.23 104 6.79 138.1
2017 KCA MLB 65 0 77.7 6 6 6 57 22 88 5 .261 104 6.6 2.5 0.6 10.2 43% .272 .201 1.02 2.59 2.55 78 2.88 61.3
2018 TEX MLB 18 18 99.3 6 6 0 98 24 79 16 .267 108 8.9 2.2 1.4 7.2 36% .281 .278 1.23 4.57 4.89 115 6.29 142.1

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 0.4909 0.4805 0.7317 0.6605 0.3069 0.8072 0.5750 0.2683
2011 1358 0.4794 0.4381 0.7933 0.5791 0.3083 0.8515 0.6927 0.2067
2012 2835 0.4765 0.4261 0.7906 0.6144 0.2547 0.8482 0.6640 0.2094
2013 3119 0.5204 0.4607 0.7711 0.6094 0.2995 0.8463 0.6049 0.2289
2014 2418 0.5070 0.4487 0.8147 0.6158 0.2768 0.8848 0.6545 0.1853
2017 1207 0.5004 0.4822 0.7216 0.6507 0.3134 0.8066 0.5450 0.2784
2018 1665 0.5375 0.4919 0.7888 0.6872 0.2649 0.8520 0.5980 0.2112
Career133700.50310.45590.78080.62490.28420.84910.62730.2192

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
2014-09-21 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
2020 TEX $9,833,333
2019 TEX $9,833,333
2018 TEX $8,333,333
2017 KCA $4,000,000
2016 KCA $2,000,000
2015 ATL $5,600,000
2014 ATL $3,850,000
2013 ATL $505,000
2012 ATL $482,500
YearsDescriptionSalary
7 yrPrevious$16,437,500
2018Current$8,333,333
8 yrPvs + Cur$24,770,833
2 yrFuture$19,666,666
10 yrTotal$44,437,499

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
6 y 138 dJet Sports3 years/$28M (2018-20)

Details
  • 3 years/$19M (2018-20). Signed by Texas as a free agent 12/6/17. $1M signing bonus. 18:$8M. 19:$9.5M, 20:$9.5M. Limited no-trade protection allowing Minor to block deals to 10 clubs.
  • 2 years/$7.25M (2016-17), plus 2018 mutual option. Signed by Kansas City as a free agent 2/19/16. 16:$2M, 17:$4M, 18:$10M mutual option ($1.25M buyout). 2016 roster bonuses: $0.175M each for 30, 60, 90, 120 days on active Major League roster. 2016 performance bonuses: $0.165M/start from 11 to 20. $0.165M each for 75, 80, 85, 90, 95, 100, 105, 110, 115, 120 innings. 2017 performance bonuses: $$0.225M each for 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28, 30 starts. $0.225M each for 110, 120, 130, 140, 150, 160, 170, 180, 190, 200 innings. Minor opted out of contract 11/3/17.
  • 1 year/$5.6M (2015). Won in arbitration with Atlanta 2/20/15 ($5.6M-$5.1M). Non-tendered by Atlanta 12/2/15.
  • 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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DateQuestionAnswer
2017-07-13 14:00:00 (link to chat)True or False: Kelvin Herrera is traded (likely not going to happen given Royals recent success) and the Royals announce that Mike Minor is the first to get a crack at closing.
(Punchoutpappy from First in Flight)
The June/July surge from the Royals definitely muddies the waters for them a bit at the deadline. I would have said "True" without hesitation two months ago, but now I'm not so sure. For Minor, it feels like they enjoy having him in that multi-inning role, so I don't know if he'd be first in line. (Mark Barry)
2015-01-28 19:00:00 (link to chat)Mike Minor or Jarred Cosart, keep forever. Whom do you prefer?
(Derek from Minnesnowta)
I prefer Cosart here, Minor scares the hell out of me. (Mauricio Rubio)
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)
I'll start by saying that, though I do have 20/20 vision, I've never predicted a pitcher injury before. But you're right-Minor has definitely opted for a higher release point this year.

The little pitching-related UCL research that I've 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, he's been one of the quickest fatiguing starting pitchers out there. For Minor, almost everything (velocity, movement, etc.) drops off from pitch #1 onward. I'm not sure I'd go as far as saying that he never should have been a starter in the big leagues, but he's 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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