Minor was lauded last season thanks to the 3rd best changeup in all baseball. The lefty used it more than his slider for the first time and was rewarded handsomely as batters battled to a paltry .178 average against it. Great at provoking pop-ups, it registered a 31.0 IFFB% and proved to be a nice swing and miss pitch late in the count thanks to a plus 17.5 inches of break.
Minor’s curve is another plus pitch he keeps in his arsenal that hitters have trouble getting good wood on.
His fastball is the 100th percentile in spin rate, which means it is quite a good pitch. He should throw it a lot more than its 44.6% usage from 2019.
Arguably his worst pitch, it is a typical slider from a left-handed pitcher that moves away from hitters at an above-average rate.
Minor’s fastball was a problem in 2018. He dropped almost two mph allowing more contact and inducing less ground balls. He struggled to keep the ball in the park with a .258 ISO against.
Minor’s go-to breaking pitch is his slider. It got hit up a bit more than usual in 2018, throwing it too much in the zone and allowing significantly more home runs than the year before.
A solid offspeed pitch, Minor gets hitters to whiff with his change. While not dramatically slower than his fastball, his changeup gained more movement to keep batters off balance.
A pitch Minor throws much more often while starting, his curve resulted in more contact, yet still resulted in getting outs. He threw it a few mph slower than previous seasons getting a bit more vertical break.