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23 Mike Minor SP

Texas Rangers

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
97%75%
Key Stats
IPW-LSVERAKsBB
129.08-502.8613145
Pitching Summary
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2018TEX1284.1828280000157.0138767325838132
2019TEX852.862122100129.0105414117645131

Player Updates

July 20, 2019 08:08 AM
Rangers' Mike Minor: Hit hard by Houston
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Minor (8-5) struck out 10 but took the loss Friday as the Rangers fell 4-3 to the Astros. He gave up four runs on seven hits and a walk over seven innings.

All four runs against the lefty came off Houston solo homers, including a back-to-back-to-back set in the third inning, so Minor actually did well to limit the damage as much as he did. The loss was his first since May 30, while the double-digit-strikeout performance was his third of the year. Minor will take a 2.86 ERA and 131:45 K:BB through 129 innings into his next outing Wednesday in Seattle.

July 14, 2019 08:40 AM
Rangers' Mike Minor: Fans seven in no-decision
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Minor didn't factor into the decision in Saturday's 7-6 extra-innings loss to the Astros, allowing four runs on seven hits and three walks over five innings while striking out seven.

After posting very impressive numbers in June (3-0, 1.70 ERA, 0.97 WHIP in five starts), Minor has stumbled in July, failing to pitch into the sixth inning in his starts on either side of the All-Star break. The 31-year-old southpaw still has a sharp 2.73 ERA and 121:44 K:BB through 122 innings on the year, but after throwing 157 IP in 2018 -- his first time as a regular member of a rotation since 2014 -- there could be some workload concerns with Minor in the second half. He'll look to get back on track Friday in a road rematch with Houston.

July 6, 2019 01:04 PM
Rangers' Mike Minor: Won't start Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Minor won't start Sunday as originally announced, T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com reports.

Sullivan further elaborated to say that Minor is not hurt, but instead that the team wants to give him extra rest. The lefty has an impressive 2.54 ERA and 1.13 WHIP with 114 strikeouts through 117 innings this season, though he lasted just 4.1 innings while surrendering three earned runs in his last start Tuesday. Joe Palumbo will draw the start Sunday in his place.

July 3, 2019 01:40 AM
Rangers' Mike Minor: Short outing Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Minor surrendered three runs on two hits and four walks over 4.1 innings during Tuesday's loss to the Angels. He had four strikeouts but didn't factor in the decision.

Minor ended up giving up only three runs but he labored throughout the evening, needing 110 pitches to record only 13 outs. The left-hander was originally scheduled to pitch Monday, but the game was postponed following the death of Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs. Minor currently lines up to start Sunday's game at Minnesota, which would prevent him from pitching in the All-Star Game next week.

July 3, 2019 12:04 AM
Rangers' Mike Minor: On track to start Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Rangers list Minor as their probable starter for Tuesday's game against the Angels.

Minor was slated to take the hill Monday in the series opener with Los Angeles before the contest was postponed following the tragic death of Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs. According to Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic, both teams are prepared to play Tuesday's game as scheduled, so Minor will just be moved back a day and take the hill on five days' rest. Minor is coming off a complete-game victory over the Tigers and was named to his first All-Star Game over the weekend.

July 1, 2019 10:24 PM
Rangers' Mike Minor: Angels-Rangers postponed Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Minor won't make his scheduled start against the Angels on Monday since the game was postponed.

Monday's game won't be played after Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs passed away earlier Monday at 27 years old. Minor is expected to take the mound Tuesday, though the Angels will make a decision on whether the game is to be played Tuesday morning, per Evan Grant of The Dallas Morning News.

June 27, 2019 10:16 PM
Rangers' Mike Minor: Twirls complete-game gem
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Minor (8-4) allowed one earned run on five hits and two walks while striking out seven across nine innings to earn the win Wednesday against the Tigers.

Minor turned in another dominant outing, with the only earned run he allowed coming on a solo home run by Brandon Dixon in the fourth inning. This was his second complete-game effort of the season and also marked the third time in his last four starts that he's worked eight or more innings. Minor has also shown the consistent ability to prevent scoring, allowing three or fewer earned runs in 12 consecutive starts. He'll look to keep his strong run going in his next outing, currently scheduled for Monday against the Angels.

June 21, 2019 02:04 PM
Rangers' Mike Minor: Pitches eight strong frames
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Minor (7-4) allowed one run on three hits with four walks and three strikeouts across eight innings to earn the victory against the Indians on Thursday.

He didn't rack up many strikeouts, and Minor unfortunately matched his season-high four batters from his last effort. But owners have to love Minor lasting eight frames for the first time since May 3, and he gave up one or fewer runs for the fifth occasion in his last 10 outings. Minor had a decent April as well, and as a result, he's experiencing the best statistical season of his career. He is 7-4 with a 2.52 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and 103 strikeouts in 103.2 innings. Minor will look to keep it going in his next outing at the Tigers on Wednesday.

June 16, 2019 10:08 AM
Rangers' Mike Minor: Works into seventh inning
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Minor (6-4) earned the win Saturday versus the Reds by allowing three runs on four hits across 6.1 innings. He struck out six and walked four.

Minor certainly didn't have his best command Saturday -- the four walks represent a new season high -- but he managed to keep the Reds off the board besides a pair of home runs. The 31-year-old has a 2.63 ERA, 1.18 WHIP and 99:32 K:BB through 95.2 innings and lines up to face the Indians on Thursday.

June 11, 2019 12:04 AM
Rangers' Mike Minor: Strikes out six in no-decision
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Minor gave up two runs on four hits and two walks while striking out six through eight innings in a no-decision against the Red Sox on Monday.

After giving up a leadoff walk and a two-run home run to start the game, Minor cruised through a masterful performance and was in line for the win until Shawn Kelley coughed up the lead in the ninth. The Rangers eventually won anyway in 11 innings. Minor has ramped up the strikeouts over the last four starts, posting a 12.3 K/9. The 31-year-old is having a nice season, posting a 5-4 record with a 2.52 ERA through 14 starts. Minor will look to keep it going in his next start Saturday against the Reds at Great American Ball Park.

June 6, 2019 09:48 PM
Rangers' Mike Minor: Whiffs seven in no-decision
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Minor allowed seven hits and two walks while striking out seven across 5.2 scoreless innings Wednesday against the Orioles. He did not factor into the decision.

While Minor surrendered seven hits, none went for extra bases, allowing him to record his fourth scoreless start of the campaign. He further took advantage of the positive matchup by generating 18 swinging strikes and 16 called strikes on his way to racking up at least seven whiffs for the seventh time in 2019. He's been one of the most pleasant surprises on the pitching front this season, compiling a 2.74 ERA and 1.19 WHIP with 80 strikeouts across 75.2 innings. He'll look to keep things going in his next start, though he'll get a tougher matchup against the Red Sox at Fenway Park on Monday.

May 31, 2019 05:56 PM
Rangers' Mike Minor: Fans eight in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Minor (5-4) struck out eight against the Royals on Thursday, but he was charged with the loss after allowing three runs on eight hits and two walks through five innings of work.

Minor delivered a solid effort, but unfortunately his offense couldn't provide enough support. Of course, his season-high-tying eight hits allowed also leaves plenty of room for improvement. Even still, the left-hander has allowed three runs or fewer in seven consecutive starts and owns a 2.74 ERA, 1.19 WHIP and 80:24 K:BB. Up next, Minor will face Baltimore on Wednesday in a favorable home matchup.

May 26, 2019 02:12 PM
Rangers' Mike Minor: Excellent in no-decision
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Minor pitched six innings and allowed one run on five hits and two walks against the Angels on Saturday. He struck out five but did not factor into decision.

The only blemish on Minor's line was a third-inning solo shot by Kole Calhoun. Minor has allowed three runs or fewer in nine of his 11 starts this season. The 31-year-old has a 2.55 ERA and 1.13 WHIP with 72 strikeouts over 70.2 innings. He'll carry a 5-3 record into his next scheduled start, which is set for Thursday against the Royals.

May 21, 2019 12:08 AM
Rangers' Mike Minor: Fans 11 in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Minor (5-3) picked up the win in Monday's 10-9 victory over the Mariners, allowing two runs on six hits and a walk over six innings while striking out 11.

The Rangers bullpen nearly cost Minor the win after he exited the game with a seemingly secure 7-2 lead. It was the southpaw's sixth quality start in 10 trips to the mound, and the second time he's whiffed double-digit batters. Minor will take a 2.64 ERA and 67:20 K:BB through 64.2 innings into his next outing Saturday, on the road against the Angels.

May 16, 2019 05:40 AM
Rangers' Mike Minor: Grabs win over Royals
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Minor (4-3) picked up the win Wednesday, giving up one run on eight hits and two walks over five innings while striking out three in a 6-1 victory over the Royals.

The southpaw wasn't particularly sharp, throwing 54 of 90 pitches for strikes, but the Rangers backed him with three homers. Minor will carry a 2.61 ERA and 56:19 K:BB through 58.2 innings into his next start Monday, at home against the Mariners.

May 10, 2019 01:16 AM
Rangers' Mike Minor: Falls to 3-3
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Minor (3-3) was hit with the loss against the Astros on Thursday, giving up seven hits and three earned runs over five innings, striking out five and walking three as the Rangers fell 4-2.

Minor didn't have his sharpest command, as he walked three batters and needed 102 pitches to make it through five innings, but he emerged with a respectable final line in the losing effort. The 31-year-old is off to a solid start to the season, as he's currently sporting a 2.68 ERA and a 1.04 WHIP to go along with 53 strikeouts in 53.2 innings. He'll take the mound next on the road against the Royals on Wednesday.

May 4, 2019 05:28 PM
Rangers' Mike Minor: Fans nine in no-decision
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Minor allowed seven hits and two walks while striking out nine over eight scoreless innings in a no-decision against the Blue Jays on Friday.

Minor was excellent yet again, but Trent Thornton matched zeroes through seven and Toronto ultimately won 1-0 in 12 innings. The left-hander got 19 called strikes and 12 swinging strikes; he now has 22 strikeouts against three walks in his last two starts. The Rangers took some measures to limit Minor last year during his transition back to a starting role after he spent 2017 in the bullpen, but the reins are off; Minor has thrown 100-plus pitches in three of his last four starts. He'll face a tough test in Houston next week.

April 28, 2019 12:08 PM
Rangers' Mike Minor: Fans 13 in dominant start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Minor (3-2) gave up one run on three hits and one walk while striking out 13 over seven innings in a win over the Mariners on Saturday.

The lefty gave up a homer to the second batter he faced (Domingo Santana) but was close to unhittable from then on. Minor ended his night with back-to-back swinging strikeouts, bringing his total to 13 and tying the club record for most strikeouts in a game by a left-handed pitcher. Since giving up six runs Opening Day, Minor has pitched to a 1.75 ERA with a 36:10 K:BB over 36 innings. He will look to keep it going next week in a home start against the Blue Jays.

April 23, 2019 01:24 AM
Rangers' Mike Minor: Falls to 2-2
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Minor (2-2) took the loss against the Athletics on Monday, giving up four earned runs on four hits over six innings, striking out four and walking three as the Rangers eventually fell 6-1.

Coming off a dominant complete-game shutout in his last start against the Angels, Minor only missed a quality start by one earned run in this one, but he was ultimately saddled with his second loss of the season. The 31-year-old is still off to a good start, holding opponents to a .190 average and posting a 3.21 ERA, a 0.98 ERA and 26 strikeouts through 33.2 innings so far in 2019.

April 17, 2019 12:24 AM
Rangers' Mike Minor: Hurls complete-game shutout
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Minor (2-1) allowed three hits and two walks while striking out seven in a complete-game shutout to earn the win Tuesday against the Angels.

Minor was in control from start to finish as he allowed only five baserunners and no extra-base hits. He showed strong control, beginning 24 of the 30 batters he faced with strikes while also generating 22 called strikes and 15 swinging strikes. While Tuesday was his best effort of the season, Minor has allowed only two earned runs with 19 strikeouts across his last 23 innings pitched.

Situational Stats
SituationIPWLERASVBBSO
vs Seattle 13.020 2.080224
vs LHB 27.100 2.960829
vs RHB 101.200 2.83037102
Last 7 Games
  OPP W L SV IP H ER BB Ks
6/15@CIN1006.14346
6/16@CIN00000000
6/20CLE1008.03134
6/26@DET1009.05127
7/2LAA0004.12344
7/13HOU0005.07437
7/19@HOU0107.074110
Two Week Schedule
JULY /AUGUST
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
21
@HOU
L3-5
22
@SEA
L3-7
23
@SEA
10:10 pm
24
@SEA
3:40 pm
25
@OAK
10:07 pm
26
@OAK
10:07 pm
27
@OAK
9:07 pm
28
@OAK
4:07 pm
29
30
SEA
8:05 pm
31
SEA
8:05 pm
1
2
DET
8:05 pm
3
DET
8:05 pm
= probable start
Fantasy Points by Week
24

17

35

35

22

0
12

40

1

9

43

29

32

5

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Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2010ATL32 5.98980000 40.2532827611143
2011ATL53 4.1415150000 82.2933938713077
2012ATL1110 4.1230300000 179.1151888226556145
2013ATL139 3.2132321000 204.2177797322146181
2014ATL612 4.7725250000 145.1165777721644120
2015ATL00 ---0000000.00000000
2016KC00 ---0000000.00000000
2017KC66 2.556500069 77.2572322512288
2018TEX128 4.1828280000 157.0138767325838132
2019TEX85 2.8620202100 129.0105414117645131
Total 6455 3.8322415831691016.193945143312929292917
Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2010ATL91000001700 .091 .000 .000
2011ATL1527130031500 .200 .185 .111
2012ATL3055540022600 .105 .091 .073
2013ATL32613101622500 .190 .230 .164
2014ATL2545471411600 .174 .244 .156
2017KC65000000000 --- --- ---
2018TEX28301000100 .333 .667 .333
2019TEX21600000300 .000 .000 .000
Total 225207132521099300 .157 .179 .121
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2010ATLP98404001.000
2011ATLP151512111001.000
2012ATLP303024222011.000
2013ATLP323225520011.000
2014ATLP252519415001.000
2017KCP6501019011.000
2018TEXP28282551820 .920
2019TEXP202019514011.000
Total  2241581382311324 .986
More Pitching Stats
YearTeamIBBGOAOGO/AOSBCSPKBKWPAVGPAMB9SLGRPF
2010ATL03245 0.7332200 .314185 14.4 .5270
2011ATL57189 0.9022002 .285361 13.5 .4390
2012ATL7153218 0.78102203 .232728 10.6 .4070
2013ATL2168247 0.7248105 .232820 9.9 .3820
2014ATL2149153 1.0591105 .285637 13.3 .4580
2015ATL000 ---00000 ---0 --- ---0
2016KC000 ---00000 ---0 --- ---0
2017KC36178 0.8741105 .204307 9.3 .3213
2018TEX1128196 0.7192213 .235640 10.5 .4450
2019TEX0108128 0.9871202 .226523 10.9 .3690
Total 208701154 0.83481911125 .2464201 11.2 .4133
Postseason Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2013ATL10 1.42110000 6.18110015
Total 10 1.42110000 6.18110015
Minor League Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2009AFX-Rome01 0.6444000 14.0101100017
2010AAA-Gwinnett Braves41 1.9166000 33.01977101237
2010AA-Mississippi Braves26 4.031515000 87.07448398134109
2011AAA-Gwinnett Braves45 3.151616000100.09343351222799
2014AFX-Rome Braves00 0.0011000 5.01000014
2014AAA-Gwinnett Braves20 3.2421000 8.15531138
2014AA-Mississippi Braves02 8.0022000 9.014885007
2016AAA-Omaha Storm Chasers04 6.2388000 34.2382524701733
2016AA-Northwest Arkansas N00 3.5222000 7.255310512
 
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-4/220
Birthdate:
12/26/1987
Age:
31
Hometown:
Chapel Hill, TN
Bats/Throws:
R/L
Team:
Texas Rangers
College:
Vanderbilt
MLB Experience:
8