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8 Mitch Garver C

Minnesota Twins

Fantasy Stats
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74%55%
Key Stats
ABHRAVGRBIRSB
916.19813100

Player Updates

May 17, 2021 09:28 PM
Twins' Mitch Garver: Diagnosed with bruised knee
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Garver left Monday's game against the White Sox due to a right knee contusion, Megan Ryan of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

Garver is being considered day-to-day following the injury. He'll likely be re-evaluated Tuesday morning before the team provides another update on the backstop's status.

May 17, 2021 09:00 PM
Twins' Mitch Garver: Leaves game early
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Garver was removed from Monday's game against the White Sox due to a right knee injury, Dan Hayes of The Athletic reports.

Garver took a foul ball off his right knee early in the contest, and he was ultimately pulled after three frames. He was replaced behind the dish by Willians Astudillo (hand), who is also banged up at the moment.

May 14, 2021 05:32 PM
Twins' Mitch Garver: Receives breather Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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

Garver started the last two games but will take a seat for Friday's series opener. Ben Rortvedt will work behind the plate versus Oakland.

May 11, 2021 05:04 PM
Twins' Mitch Garver: Not in Tuesday's lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Garver is not starting Tuesday against the White Sox.

Garver left Friday's game against the Tigers with right shoulder inflammation and was on the bench Saturday, though he did appear as a pinch hitter and drew a walk. He was scheduled to return to the lineup Sunday, but the game got postponed due to rain. Ben Rortvedt will start behind the plate Tuesday.

May 9, 2021 10:32 AM
Twins' Mitch Garver: Ready to play Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Garver (shoulder) will start at catcher and bat cleanup Sunday against the Tigers.

Garver is back in action after the right shoulder injury he sustained Friday only kept him out of the lineup for one game. Before sustaining the injury, Garver had been dialed in at the plate after an ice-cold start to the season. Over his last eight games, Garver has gone 7-for-22 with four home runs, four walks and seven RBI.

May 8, 2021 06:20 PM
Twins' Mitch Garver: Not starting Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Garver (shoulder) isn't in the lineup Saturday against the Tigers.

Garver exited Friday's game against the Tigers due to right shoulder inflammation, but manager Rocco Baldelli is confident that the catcher will be able to return to the lineup Sunday, Betsy Helfand of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. Ben Rortvedt will start behind the dish and bat eighth Saturday.

May 8, 2021 12:52 AM
Twins' Mitch Garver: Expected to be fine
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Garver (shoulder) isn't expected to miss significant time after leaving Friday's game against the Tigers, Betsy Helfand of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Manager Rocco Baldelli said after Friday's game that Garver will receive treatment for his injury, but the catcher will likely be able to return within a day or two. Ben Rortvedt or Willians Astudillo could draw a start behind the plate to allow Garver time to recover, but it's unlikely that he'll require a stint on the injured list.

May 8, 2021 12:16 AM
Twins' Mitch Garver: Managing right shoulder injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Garver was removed from Friday's game against the Tigers with right shoulder inflammation, Megan Ryan of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

Garver was replaced by Ben Rortvedt behind the plate in the bottom of the eighth inning, and the Twins later revealed that his departure was due to a right shoulder issue. Garver went 0-for-2 with a pair of walks and a strikeout prior to leaving the game. The 30-year-old is considered day-to-day, but Rortvedt and Willians Astudillo could fill in at catcher if Garver misses additional time.

May 6, 2021 11:40 AM
Twins' Mitch Garver: Gets breather Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Garver isn't starting Thursday's game against the Rangers.

Garver had gone 3-for-7 with a solo home run, a walk and a strikeout in the last two games. Ben Rortvedt will start behind the dish and bat ninth.

May 5, 2021 11:52 PM
Twins' Mitch Garver: Slugs sixth homer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Garver went 1-for-3 with a solo home run and a walk Wednesday against the Rangers.

Garver provided the Twins with their lone run of the game when he smacked his sixth home run of the season in the second inning. He's started to heat up at the dish, as he's now managed four home runs in his last five starts while also tallying three multi-hit games in that span. With Ryan Jeffers currently at Triple-A Rochester, Garver should have a clear path to regular at-bats for the Twins behind the dish. To this point, he's managed a .208/.250/.500 line with 13 RBI and eight runs scored across 76 plate appearances.

May 3, 2021 03:12 PM
Twins' Mitch Garver: Not starting Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Garver isn't starting Monday's game against the Rangers.

Garver went 2-for-5 with a three-run homer in Sunday's win over the Royals. Ben Rortvedt will take over behind the dish and bat ninth.

May 2, 2021 11:36 PM
Twins' Mitch Garver: Socks three-run shot
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Garver went 2-for-5 with a three-run home run in Sunday's win over the Royals.

Garver entered this game in a woeful 2-for-21 slump (with 12 strikeouts), but this game could provide him a much-needed confidence boost. It's worth noting three of Garver's last four hits have gone yard, but that's not sustainable on a long-term basis. The struggles have been real for the backstop, as he's only hitting .185 with a .682 OPS this season.

April 30, 2021 03:56 PM
Twins' Mitch Garver: Not starting Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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

The 30-year-old will take a seat after starting the past two games with Ben Rortvedt called up to make his major-league debut Friday. Garver has a chance to secure his starting spot following the demotion of Ryan Jeffers, but Rortvedt should receive some opportunities if Garver's offensive struggles persist.

April 30, 2021 12:40 PM
Twins' Mitch Garver: Starting role solidified
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Garver is entrenched as Minnesota's starting catcher after Ryan Jeffers was optioned to the alternate site Friday, Aaron Gleeman of The Athletic reports.

The 30-year-old has been splitting time with Jeffers throughout the first month of the season, but the veteran will receive the bulk of the starts going forward with the rookie demoted. Garver has a .172/.213/.431 slash line with four home runs, nine RBI, six runs and a 44.3 percent strikeout rate through 18 games, so he may need to improve at the plate to maintain the starting job for the rest of the season. Willians Astudillo will take over the backup job at catcher for the Twins.

April 29, 2021 12:28 AM
Twins' Mitch Garver: Blasts two homers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Garver had two home runs and three RBI during Wednesday's 10-2 win against Cleveland.

The 30-year-old was 0-for-14 with nine strikeouts over his previous five appearances, but he busted out with a solo and two-run homer during Wednesday's blowout victory. Garver has a .172/.213/.431 slash line with four home runs, nine RBI and six runs in 18 games this season, and he figures to continue splitting time behind the plate with Ryan Jeffers, as both catchers are struggling offensively.

April 26, 2021 03:24 PM
Twins' Mitch Garver: Losing playing time to Jeffers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Garver is out of the lineup for Monday's game against Cleveland, Betsy Helfand of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

With Ryan Jeffers behind home plate for the fourth time in six games, Garver may be Option 1B at catcher for the Twins at this point. Though Jeffers is only a modest upgrade from Garver defensively, that may be enough to give him the edge in playing time while Garver's struggles at the dish from 2020 have carried over to the new season. Garver has struck out in 24 of his 53 plate appearances (45.3 percent), and his 5.7 percent walk rate would be the lowest mark of his career.

April 24, 2021 10:32 AM
Twins' Mitch Garver: Not starting Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Garver isn't starting Saturday's game against the Pirates.

Garver will be out of the lineup for the second time in the last three games after he went hitless with four strikeouts in his last seven at-bats. Ryan Jeffers will start behind the plate Saturday, batting ninth.

April 21, 2021 02:16 PM
Twins' Mitch Garver: Sits in series finale
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Garver is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Athletics.

Garver will rest for the series finale after he played in both ends of Tuesday's doubleheader loss, making one start at catcher and one start at first base. Ryan Jeffers will check in for Garver behind the plate, while Willians Astudillo picks up a start at first.

April 17, 2021 01:00 AM
Twins' Mitch Garver: Drives in two runs
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Garver went 2-for-4 with a double, two RBI and a run scored in Friday's 10-3 loss to the Angels.

Garver tied the game at 2-2 with his two-run double in the sixth inning and later came around to score the go-ahead run before the Angels' bats caught fire. The 6-foot-1 catcher is up to four extra-base hits and six RBI this season.

April 15, 2021 11:20 AM
Twins' Mitch Garver: Not in Thursday's lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Garver isn't starting Thursday's game against Boston, Betsy Helfand of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Garver went 1-for-4 with two strikeouts in the second game of Wednesday's doubleheader against the Red Sox. Ryan Jeffers will start behind the dish for Thursday's series finale, batting eighth.

Last 7 Games
DateOpponentResultABRHHRRBIBBSB
05/17vs CHWL 4-161110000
05/16vs OAKL 6-71000000
05/15vs OAKW 5-44000000
05/13@ CHWL 2-43000010
05/12@ CHWL 8-135120000
05/11@ CHWL 3-92000000
05/08@ DETL 3-70000010
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Batting Stats
SeasonTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLGOPS
2021MIN3191101861383600.198.263.4400.702
2020MIN23728122573700.167.247.2640.511
2019MIN9331170853167418700.273.365.6300.995
2018MIN1033023881745297200.268.335.4140.749
2017MIN2346590361500.196.288.3480.636
Total273822131205461339124700.249.329.4820.810
More Batting Stats
SeasonTeamG2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2021MIN31404000003
2020MIN23101910101
2019MIN9316119620505
2018MIN10319212511228
2017MIN23131600001
Total273416396418218
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:
01/15/1991
Age:
30
Hometown:
Albuquerque, NM
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
Minnesota Twins
College:
New Mexico
MLB Experience:
3