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8 Mitch Garver C

Minnesota Twins

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
96%93%
Key Stats
ABHRAVGRBIRSB
31131.27367700
Batting Summary
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2018MIN13023881745297200.335.414.268
2019MIN9331170853167418700.365.630.273

Player Updates

March 21, 2020 03:00 AM
Twins' Mitch Garver: Could be impacted by new schedule
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Garver could get fewer starts than originally anticipated if MLB comes out with a condensed schedule with fewer off days, Aaron Gleeman of The Athletic speculates.

It's a double-edged sword, as the Twins' new-school approach to days off and workload management would point toward fewer starts for Garver if a 162-game season were condensed in a shorter period of time. However, it seems unlikely that there will be a 162-game season, and if it is a shorter season, he could possibly play a greater percentage of the Twins' games if it is more of a sprint than a marathon. Regardless of what the schedule ends up being, Garver is one of the top players at his position. He hit .250 with five strikeouts, five walks and zero extra-base hits in 25 plate appearances this spring before the shutdown.

September 29, 2019 11:40 AM
Twins' Mitch Garver: Out of Sunday's lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Garver is not in the lineup for Sunday's game at Kansas City.

Garver went 2-for-3 with two doubles and two runs scored and will receive a breather in the season finale. Jason Castro will catch Sunday's contest for the Twins.

September 28, 2019 07:56 PM
Twins' Mitch Garver: Hits two doubles
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Garver went 2-for-3 with a pair of runs and a pair of doubles in Saturday's win over the Royals.

Garver scored half of his team's runs in the 4-3 win. He's continued his remarkable season at the plate, slugging .630 and hitting 31 homers, good for second among all catchers and blowing his previous career high of seven out of the water.

September 27, 2019 06:56 PM
Twins' Mitch Garver: Resting again Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Garver isn't in the starting lineup for Friday's game against the Royals.

Garver will sit for the second straight contest, opening the door for Willians Astudillo to start behind the dish and hit fifth.

September 26, 2019 10:52 AM
Twins' Mitch Garver: Out of Thursday's lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Garver is not in Thursday's lineup against the Tigers.

All of the everyday position players are taking a seat after Minnesota clinched a division title Wednesday. Jason Castro is starting at catcher and hitting sixth.

September 25, 2019 02:16 PM
Twins' Mitch Garver: Back in action
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Garver (hip) returns to the lineup Wednesday against the Tigers.

Garver hadn't played since suffering a hip impingement in Sunday's game against the Royals, but he's ready to go again after a brief absence. He owns an excellent 1.233 OPS with five homers in his last 11 games.

September 24, 2019 04:08 PM
Twins' Mitch Garver: Diagnosed with hip impingement
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Garver, who is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Tigers, is dealing with a right hip impingement, Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com reports.

Garver picked up the injury during Sunday's series finale against the Royals. He'll rest and receive treatment before hopefully returning after just a brief absence. Jason Castro is starting behind the dish in his stead.

September 24, 2019 07:52 PM
Twins' Mitch Garver: Not starting Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Garver (hip) is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Tigers.

Garver left Sunday's game against the Royals with right hip tightness. His absence was considered precautionary, but he'll sit for at least one game. Jason Castro gets the nod behind the plate.

September 22, 2019 11:20 PM
Twins' Mitch Garver: Departs early with tightness
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Garver was removed from Sunday's game with right hip tightness and was pulled for precautionary reasons, Dan Hayes of The Athletic reports.

With the Twins preparing for a run in the playoffs, they want everyone at full health, which is why they were taking no chances by removing Garver from the game after he was experiencing some hip tightness. The team has a day off Monday, which will give Garver some extra time to heal up before it takes on the Tigers in Detroit on Tuesday. It is not guaranteed that Garver plays Tuesday as he is listed as day-to-day. Jason Castro figures to draw the next start if Garver isn't able to go.

September 21, 2019 06:36 PM
Twins' Mitch Garver: Catches breather
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Garver is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Royals.

Jason Castro will step in behind the plate, pushing Garver to the bench following back-to-back starts. With a .277 average, 31 homers, 67 RBI and 68 runs, Garver currently ranks behind only J.T. Realmuto among catchers in year-to-date fantasy value.

September 20, 2019 02:00 PM
Twins' Mitch Garver: Slugs 31st homer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Garver went 2-for-3 with a solo home run and two walks while scoring three times in a victory over the Royals on Thursday.

Garver crushed a 421-foot shot to center field in the fifth inning to even the score at 5-5. After hitting only seven homers in 302 at-bats last season, Garver has exploded for 31 long balls in 297 at-bats in 2019. He leads all major-league catchers with 18 home runs since the All-Star break and ranks second at the position in total homers for the season. Remarkably, he has posted such prodigious power numbers despite splitting time with Jason Castro behind the plate. In fact, Garver's 9.6 AB/HR ranks first in the majors among players with 300 or more plate appearances.

September 18, 2019 05:12 PM
Twins' Mitch Garver: On bench Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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

Garver went 0-for-4 Tuesday, ending a six-game hitting streak. Jason Castro takes over behind the plate in his absence.

September 15, 2019 11:04 AM
Twins' Mitch Garver: Not starting Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Garver is out of the lineup for Sunday's game at Cleveland.

Garver went 1-for-4 during Game 1 of Saturday's doubleheader and will take a seat for a second straight contest. Willians Astudillo takes over being the plate while C.J. Cron starts at first base Sunday.

September 14, 2019 05:28 PM
Twins' Mitch Garver: Sitting in nightcap
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Garver is not in the lineup for Game 2 of Saturday's doubleheader against the Indians.

He went 1-for-4 in the day game and had some key frame jobs to help the Twins to a 2-0 victory. Jason Castro will start behind the dish and hit eighth in the night game.

September 11, 2019 03:08 PM
Twins' Mitch Garver: Day off Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Garver will sit Wednesday against Washington.

Garver has started every other game at the plate over the last six games, adding a start as a designated hitter as well. Jason Castro gets the call behind the plate Wednesday.

September 11, 2019 02:12 AM
Twins' Mitch Garver: Blasts 30th homer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Garver went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run and a walk in Tuesday's 5-0 win over the Nationals.

Garver started the scoring with his 425-foot blast to left-center field during the seventh inning to put the Twins in control of the contest. The 28-year-old is having a spectacular season with a .275/.364/.646 slash line, 30 home runs and 64 RBI in only 83 games.

September 8, 2019 03:20 AM
Twins' Mitch Garver: Powers offense with two homers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Garver went 2-for-3 with two home runs, four RBI and a walk in Saturday's 5-3 win over the Indians.

Garver provided an early lead with his first-inning solo shot and then came through again in the seventh with a three-run blast to put the Twins ahead for good. The 28-year-old continued his breakout campaign and has a .275/.364/.634 slash line with 28 home runs and 61 RBI in only 313 plate appearances.

September 6, 2019 06:32 PM
Twins' Mitch Garver: On bench Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Garver is not starting Friday against Cleveland, LaVelle E. Neal III of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

Garver missed a pair of games earlier in the week with a sore jaw, though he was able to start Thursday's contest. It appears that Friday's off day is simply a routine one. Jason Castro gets the nod behind the plate.

September 5, 2019 03:24 PM
Twins' Mitch Garver: Back in action
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Garver (jaw) is starting at catcher and hitting sixth Thursday against the Red Sox.

Garver has been cleared to rejoin the lineup for Thursday's series finale after missing the past two games with a sore jaw, which he suffered after taking a foul tip to the mask Monday. Through 78 games this season, the backstop is slashing .273/.356/.618 with a career-high 26 home runs and 57 RBI.

September 4, 2019 03:12 PM
Twins' Mitch Garver: Out again Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Garver (jaw) remains out of the lineup Wednesday against the Red Sox.

Normally, Garver would be leading off with a lefty (Eduardo Rodriguez) due up for the opposition, but he's still dealing with the effects of a foul tip to the mask. He emerged from Monday's game with a sore jaw but is considered day-to-day. Willians Astudillo will catch Wednesday with Max Kepler atop the batting order.

Situational Stats
SituationABHHROBPSLGAVG
vs New York1663 .450 .938 .375
vs Lopez (Career)700000
vs RHP2055119 .326 .576 .249
Last 7 Games
  OPP AB R H HR RBI BB SB
9/17CHW4100110
9/19KC3321120
9/20KC3100010
9/21KC0000000
9/22KC3000000
9/25@DET5000000
9/28@KC3220010
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Batting Stats
SeasonTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLGOPS
2020MIN0000000000------------
2019MIN9331170853167418700.273.365.6300.995
2018MIN1033023881745297200.268.335.4140.749
2017MIN2346590361500.196.288.3480.636
Total219659113175381157617400.266.346.5110.858
More Batting Stats
SeasonTeamG2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2020MIN000000000
2019MIN9316119620505
2018MIN10319212511228
2017MIN23131600001
Total219366337317214
Minor League Batting Stats
YearTeamGPABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLG
2013R-Elizabethton Twins562021649152230193100.243.312.366
2014AFX-Cedar Rapids Kernels120430651282911679616575.298.399.481
2015AFA-Fort Myers Miracle12743346106241458698253.245.356.333
2016AA-Chattanooga9535844922501166438613.257.334.419
2016AAA-Rochester2276625501872100.329.381.434
2017AAA-Rochester Red Wings8832056932901745508520.291.387.541
2019AAX-Pensacola Blue Wahoo39110000--300.111.111.111
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-1/220
Birthdate:
1/15/1991
Age:
29
Hometown:
Albuquerque, NM
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
Minnesota Twins
College:
New Mexico
MLB Experience:
3