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18 Mitch Garver C

Minnesota Twins

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
88%73%
Key Stats
ABHRAVGRBIRSB
24223.26452500
Batting Summary
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2018MIN13023881745297200.335.414.268
2019MIN6924250642352266800.344.599.264

Player Updates

August 18, 2019 02:20 PM
Twins' Mitch Garver: Takes seat Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Garver is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Rangers.

Garver will give way to Jason Castro after drawing six of the past seven starts at catcher. The 28-year-old is batting only .175 thus far in August but has kept his fantasy value afloat by homering three times, driving in seven and scoring six runs.

August 15, 2019 02:20 PM
Twins' Mitch Garver: Gets breather
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Garver is not in the lineup Thursday against the Rangers.

Garver will give way to Jason Castro behind the dish for Thursday's series opener following a string of four consecutive starts. The 28-year-old Garver is hitting just .161 through eight games this month, though he has two doubles and three home runs during that stretch.

August 15, 2019 01:32 PM
Twins' Mitch Garver: Smacks 23rd homer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Garver went 1-for-5 with a solo home run Wednesday in a loss to the Brewers.

Garver delivered a leadoff home run against Gio Gonzalez, his 23rd homer of the season. The Twins have found ways to work Garver into the lineup consistently, as Wednesday marked his fourth consecutive start and fifth in the past eight contests. While he has just seven hits in his last 31 at-bats, he's smacked four homers in that span. Overall, he's recorded a .266/.346/.614 line across 263 plate appearances for the season.

August 14, 2019 12:20 PM
Twins' Mitch Garver: Fourth straight start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Garver will start at catcher and bat leadoff Wednesday against the Brewers.

Garver will stick atop the lineup with the Brewers bringing a lefty (Gio Gonzalez) to the hill, but the backstop may have supplanted Jason Castro as the Twins' preferred catcher versus right-handed pitching, too. Manager Rocco Baldelli deployed Garver behind the plate in each of the Twins' prior three matchups with righties, during which the 28-year-old went 2-for-12 with a home run and a double.

August 5, 2019 04:48 PM
Twins' Mitch Garver: Sitting again Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Garver is out of the lineup for Monday's game against the Braves.

Garver may be starting to fall out of favor as the top option in the Twins' catching timeshare, as he'll head to the bench for the fourth time in five games while Jason Castro checks in behind the plate. Though Garver's .978 OPS paces all catchers with at least 200 plate appearances by nearly 100 points, the lack of a clear full-time role narrows that gap for fantasy purposes.

August 4, 2019 01:56 PM
Twins' Mitch Garver: Rests in favor of Castro
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Garver is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Royals.

Garver will take a seat after starting at catcher in Saturday's 11-3 win and going 0-for-4 with a walk and run scored while occupying the leadoff spot. Jason Castro will step in behind the plate for the third time in four games as manager Rocco Baldelli continues to run a timeshare between the two backstops.

August 2, 2019 06:40 PM
Twins' Mitch Garver: Situated on bench
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Garver isn't in the starting lineup for Friday's game against the Royals, Phil Miller of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

Garver will take a seat for the second straight day. As a result, Jason Castro gets the call behind the plate and is set to bat eighth.

August 1, 2019 10:48 AM
Twins' Mitch Garver: Resting for day game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Garver is out of the lineup for Thursday's game against the Marlins.

Garver will retreat to the bench after going 2-for-5 with two runs, three RBI and his 20th home run of the season in Wednesday's 7-4 win. Jason Castro will spell Garver behind the plate as the Twins and Marlins wrap up their series with a day game.

July 28, 2019 01:28 PM
Twins' Mitch Garver: Takes seat Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Garver is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the White Sox.

Stuck in an 0-for-12 rut at the plate over his last three starts, Garver will give way to Jason Castro at catcher in the series finale. Garver will likely re-enter the starting nine for Tuesday's series opener in Miami.

July 26, 2019 02:28 PM
Twins' Mitch Garver: Sitting Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Garver is not in the lineup Friday against the White Sox.

Garver will retreat to the bench after starting the past two games and going 0-for-8 with a walk and a trio of strikeouts. In his place, Jason Castro is starting behind the dish and hitting eighth.

July 23, 2019 04:56 PM
Twins' Mitch Garver: Not starting Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Garver is not starting Tuesday against the Yankees.

Garver has hit five homers in his last five games, but the Twins will continue rotating their catchers rather than riding the hot hand. Jason Castro gets the start in his absence.

July 22, 2019 11:52 PM
Twins' Mitch Garver: Cranks two homers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Garver went 3-for-4 with two solo homers and three runs scored in Monday's 8-6 win over the Yankees.

Entering this season Garver had seven long balls in 348 career at-bats. In 2019 alone, he's launched 19 in just 181 at-bats. The 28-year-old backstop owns a terrific 1.059 OPS and has drilled seven homers this month.

July 21, 2019 11:40 AM
Twins' Mitch Garver: Out of Sunday's lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Garver is not in Sunday's lineup against the A's.

Garver is hitting .333 with five home runs and 10 strikeouts in 10 games this month. Jason Castro will start behind the dish and hit ninth.

July 21, 2019 12:48 AM
Twins' Mitch Garver: Homers, reaches base three times
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Garver went 1-for-3 with a solo home run and two walks Saturday against the Athletics.

Garver took Brett Anderson deep to lead off the bottom half of the first inning, recording his 17th home run of the season. He's started six of eight games since the All-Star break, smacking four home runs in that span. The 28-year-old is in the midst of a breakout campaign, hitting .294/.378/.638 across 201 plate appearances.

July 19, 2019 03:48 PM
Twins' Mitch Garver: Not starting Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Garver is not in the lineup Friday against Oakland.

Garver had started five of the last seven games behind the plate. Jason Castro gets the nod for Friday's contest.

July 19, 2019 02:44 AM
Twins' Mitch Garver: Crushes 16th home run
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Garver went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in a win versus Oakland on Thursday.

With the Twins up by one run after seven innings, Garver provided a bit of insurance by launching a 426-foot blast to center field leading off the eighth. The home run was his fourth in only 31 at-bats in July and 16th overall in 172 at-bats this season. In comparison, he slugged only seven long balls in 302 at-bats last year.

July 6, 2019 02:04 PM
Twins' Mitch Garver: Homers in hit parade
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Garver went 2-for-4 with a solo home run, a double, three runs scored and a walk in Friday's 15-6 win over the Rangers.

Garver notched back-to-back multi-hit games by leading off the second inning with a double before launching a solo home run to right-center in the seventh in what was an offensive onslaught from the league's top offense. As one of four Twins to reach base three times in the contest, the 28-year-old now has two home runs, seven hits, seven RBI and six runs scored in his past five games. Since returning from a heel injury in late June, the catcher's main competition for playing time has been teammate Jason Castro, the left-handed bat who steals starts against right-handed pitching. Garver owns an impressive 1.230 OPS against left-handed pitching this season and also has been slashing .359/.405/.718 on the road. Despite the occasional rest, Garver is still producing top-tier fantasy value at the catcher position, featuring a .291 batting average with 13 home runs, 35 RBI and 33 runs scored.

July 4, 2019 11:48 PM
Twins' Mitch Garver: On bench Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Garver is not in the lineup for Thursday's game against the A's.

Garver will take a seat in favor of Jason Castro after starting Wednesday -- alternating starts is pretty much standard procedure for these two. With a .286 average, 12 homers, 30 runs and 34 RBI, Garver has been a top-10 catcher in earned fantasy value so far this season.

July 2, 2019 01:32 PM
Twins' Mitch Garver: Not in lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Garver is not starting Tuesday against Oakland.

Garver sits for the third time in four games. He finished June with a respectable .724 OPS, a fine number for a catcher but far below the 1.161 mark he posted in March and April and his 1.166 OPS in the month of May. Jason Castro starts behind the plate in his absence.

June 26, 2019 03:00 PM
Twins' Mitch Garver: Retreats to bench
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Garver is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Rays, Brandon Warne of ZoneCoverage.com reports.

Garver went 3-for-5 with a home run and three RBI in Tuesday's win over the Rays, but he'll give way to Jason Castro behind the dish Wednesday as the Twins ease him back into action after he missed three games over the weekend due to a heel injury.

Situational Stats
SituationABHHROBPSLGAVG
vs Texas1861 .400 .556 .333
vs Lynn (Career)000000
vs RHP1603914 .309 .550 .244
Last 7 Games
  OPP AB R H HR RBI BB SB
8/8CLE1000000
8/10CLE4110000
8/11CLE3000010
8/13@MIL5111200
8/14@MIL5111100
8/16@TEX5010000
8/17@TEX4110210
Two Week Schedule
AUGUST
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
11
CLE
L3-7
12
13
@MIL
W7-5
14
@MIL
L5-6
15
@TEX
W13-6
16
@TEX
W4-3
17
@TEX
W12-7
18
@TEX
W6-3
19
CHW
8:10 pm
20
CHW
8:10 pm
21
CHW
1:10 pm
22
23
DET
8:10 pm
24
DET
7:10 pm
Fantasy Points by Week
7

28

15

2

11

26

8

0
3

16

10

4

11

14

29

15

10

10

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Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2017MIN2346590361500 .288 .348 .196
2018MIN1033023881745297200 .335 .414 .268
2019MIN6924250642352266800 .344 .599 .264
Total 19559093154301006115500 .335 .485 .261
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2017MIN1B332118212 .952
2017MINOF21220001.000
2017MINC1345854310 .983
2018MIN1B51871011.000
2018MINC86756556173442 .994
2018MINP1000000 ---
2019MIN1B10330001.000
2019MINC61545355062453 .991
Total  1701381282120764118 .991
More Batting Stats
YearTeam2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2017MIN131600001
2018MIN19212511228
2019MIN10114510405
Total 306286216214
Minor League Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2013R-Elizabethton Twins562021649152230193100 .313 .366 .243
2014AFX-Cedar Rapids Kernels120430651282911679616575 .399 .481 .298
2015AFA-Fort Myers Miracle12743346106241458698253 .356 .333 .245
2016AA-Chattanooga9535844922501166438613 .334 .419 .257
2016AAA-Rochester2276625501872100 .381 .434 .329
2017AAA-Rochester Red Wings8832056932901745508520 .387 .541 .291
Total 50818192334931274512862493701511 .363 .429 .271
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-1/220
Birthdate:
1/15/1991
Age:
28
Hometown:
Albuquerque, NM
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
Minnesota Twins
College:
New Mexico
MLB Experience:
3