Mike Minor

Age 32 SP
  • Born 12/26/1987
  • Bats R
  • Team: Texas Rangers
2019 Statistics
W-L
14-10
IP
208
ERA
3.59
WHIP
1.24
K
200
K%
23.1
2020 Prediction
Coming Soon
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2018
2019
Changeup
24.5% Thrown 86.2 MPH 30.5 CSW%
Curveball
11.4% Thrown 80.6 MPH 34.5 CSW%
Four-Seamer
44.6% Thrown 92.5 MPH 29 CSW%
Slider
19.4% Thrown 86.4 MPH 26.4 CSW%

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.

GIF made by NP. Blurb written by Benjamin Haller

Minor’s curve is another plus pitch he keeps in his arsenal that hitters have trouble getting good wood on.

GIF made by Shelly Verougstraete. Blurb written by Joe Garino

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.

GIF made by Shelly Verougstraete. Blurb written by Joe Garino

Arguably his worst pitch, it is a typical slider from a left-handed pitcher that moves away from hitters at an above-average rate.

GIF made by Shelly Verougstraete. Blurb written by Joe Garino
2018
2019
Four-Seamer
47.8% Thrown 92.8 MPH
Slider
21.6% Thrown 87.4 MPH
Changeup
19.8% Thrown 85.9 MPH
Knuckle-Curve
10.8% Thrown 80.5 MPH

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.

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