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99 Keynan Middleton RP

Los Angeles Angels

Fantasy Stats
ROST%START%
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Key Stats
IPWLSVERAKSBB
120105.25116
Pitching Summary
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2019LAA001.1711000007.24110076
2020LAA014.50110000010.0106520411

Player Updates

September 10, 2020 06:28 PM
Angels' Keynan Middleton: Focusing on consistency
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Middleton is working at the Angels' alternate training site in an effort to develop more consistent control, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.

Middleton was optioned to the team's alternate site in Long Beach last week after posting a 5.25 ERA, 1.50 WHIP and 11:6 K:BB in his first 12 innings. The organization remains confident in his ability while acknowledging that the right-hander has had his struggles this season. "We've seen it in the past. We've seen it at times this year. We saw it in spring training. He looked electric. We really just want him to hone in on the zone so those outings where he gets a little out of control and out of whack with his release point don't happen as often," pitching coach Mickey Callaway explained.

August 31, 2020 03:36 PM
Angels' Keynan Middleton: Sent to alternate site
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Middleton was optioned to the Angels' alternate training site Monday.

He has a 5.91 ERA, 1.31 WHIP and 8:5 K:BB over his last 10.2 innings and failed to step up when the Angels had an internal competition for the closer role. Jaime Barria and Cam Bedrosian were added to the active bullpen.

August 16, 2020 07:52 PM
Angels' Keynan Middleton: Takes loss against Dodgers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Middleton (0-1) was tagged with the loss Saturday against the Dodgers. He gave up an unearned run in the lone inning he pitched.

Middleton pitched in the 10th for the Angels and took the tough loss when Chris Taylor, who started the inning on second base and later stole third, crossed home plate on a sac fly from Max Muncy. Middleton has posted a 1.50 WHIP during over his last seven appearances.

August 7, 2020 11:24 AM
Angels' Keynan Middleton: Last pitched in middle innings
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Middleton came in midway through the sixth inning in his most recent appearance Tuesday against the Mariners.

The 26-year-old righty has an impressive 6:1 K:BB in 4.1 innings this season, but he has also given up three runs on 10 hits and two home runs over that span. The closer role is up for grabs with Hansel Robles getting bumped from the ninth inning, but Ty Buttrey, who got the save in Tuesday's game, seems like the top candidate to keep getting save chances.

March 29, 2020 02:00 AM
Angels' Keynan Middleton: Toils through rough spring
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Middleton allowed four runs on five hits and two walks while striking out six in five Cactus League innings.

Middleton was knocked around for four solo home runs to account for all four runs scored against him in Cactus League play. On a more positive note, the right-hander was reportedly throwing harder this spring after averaging 94.1 mph on his fastball last season -- a significant dropoff from the 96.0 mark he posted in 2018 prior to undergoing Tommy John surgery. The Angels are counting on Middleton to play an important role in their bullpen this season, but he threw only 7.2 big-league innings last year, so it remains to be seen whether he can get back to the level he was at prior to the surgery.

February 27, 2020 11:12 AM
Angels' Keynan Middleton: Pleased with velocity in debut
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Middleton indicated that he was "happy with" his velocity following his first Cactus League appearance Tuesday, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.

Though the reliever gave up a solo home run to Reds shortstop Jose Garcia, Middleton was pleased with his performance as a whole. While Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports that there were no public radar gun readings from the outing, Middleton suggested that his fastball speed met his expectations. That likely means it was closer to the 96 mph mark he averaged in 2018 than the 94.1 mph average velocity he posted last season.

January 10, 2020 10:44 AM
Angels' Keynan Middleton: Avoids arbitration
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Middleton and the Angels avoided arbitration Friday by agreeing to a one-year, $800,000 deal, Jeff Passan of ESPN.com reports.

Middleton returned from Tommy John surgery in late August and threw 7.2 innings down the stretch. He allowed just one run but walked more batters (seven) than he struck out (six). With a career 3.23 ERA in 83.2 major-league innings, Middleton should be able to fill a fairly high-leverage role this season as long as his injuries are fully behind him.

August 29, 2019 10:32 AM
Angels' Keynan Middleton: Allows one hit in return to mound
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Middleton pitched two-thirds of an inning against Texas on Wednesday, giving up one hit.

Middleton came on in the sixth inning with two runners aboard and only one out. He gave up a run-scoring single to his first batter but retired the next two hitters on flyballs to get out of the inning. Most importantly, Middleton looked comfortable in his first major-league appearance in over 15 months, throwing eight of 14 pitches for strikes and hitting 95 mph on the radar gun. The 25-year-old underwent Tommy John surgery last May.

August 27, 2019 06:56 PM
Angels' Keynan Middleton: Activated from IL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Middleton (elbow) was reinstated from the 60-day injured list Tuesday.

Middleton underwent Tommy John surgery in May of 2018, but after completing his rehab assignment, he's been given the green light to return to the big leagues. He'll step into a bullpen role, where he found success a season ago, though a return to the closer role this season seems like a stretch with Hansel Robles performing capably. Through 17.2 frames in 2018, Middleton posted a 2.04 ERA and 1.30 WHIP with a 16:9 K:BB.

August 26, 2019 10:12 AM
Angels' Keynan Middleton: Could be activated this week
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Middleton (elbow) could return to the majors during the Angels' upcoming homestand, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports.

Middleton made another rehab appearance with Triple-A Salt Lake on Sunday, tossing two-thirds of an inning and walking one batter while striking out one. He has now made five appearances at the Triple-A level as he works his way back from Tommy John surgery, hurling 4.1 innings and giving up one run while striking out five. Manager Brad Ausmus has previously indicated that Middleton is close to a return to the big club, so it stands to reason that his activation will come during the team's next homestand, which begins Tuesday against Texas.

August 22, 2019 09:56 PM
Angels' Keynan Middleton: Another rehab appearance on tap
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Middleton (elbow) is scheduled for another minor-league rehab appearance Wednesday, Maria Torres of the Los Angeles Times reports.

Middleton hasn't pitched in the majors since undergoing Tommy John surgery in May of last year, but he's inching closer to a return. He's made four rehab appearances over the past two weeks, posting a 6:2 K:BB across 3.2 hitless innings, and he could be cleared to rejoin the Angels after one or two more successful outings.

August 17, 2019 10:24 PM
Angels' Keynan Middleton: Nearing return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Middleton (elbow) may only require one or two more rehab appearances before being activated, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports.

The 25-year-old's pitches hit the mid-90s in a rehab appearance Friday, and it appears as though Middleton could be close to a return from his injury. The right-hander has not seen major-league action since undergoing Tommy John surgery last May.

August 17, 2019 05:00 PM
Angels' Keynan Middleton: Fires another perfect rehab inning
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Middleton pitched one inning for Triple-A Salt Lake on Friday, retiring all three batters with one strikeout.

After Middleton pitched a perfect frame with High-A Inland Empire on Tuesday, he took another step toward returning to the majors with a 1-2-3 seventh inning in his first Triple-A appearance Friday. He was clocked at 92-93 mph on the radar gun. Middleton has not pitched in the big leagues since damaging his UCL and undergoing Tommy John surgery in May 2018, but his return seems close.

August 15, 2019 07:36 PM
Angels' Keynan Middleton: Moving rehab to Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Middleton (elbow) will resume his rehab assignment with Triple-A Salt Lake on Friday.

Middleton fired a scoreless inning with High-A Inland Empire on Tuesday, so he'll move up to Triple-A following his most recent outing. He's still on the road to recovery from Tommy John surgery.

August 14, 2019 02:16 PM
Angels' Keynan Middleton: Hurls perfect rehab inning
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Middleton (elbow) pitched one perfect inning in a rehab appearance with High-A Inland Empire on Tuesday, tossing 13 pitches and picking up two strikeouts.

Middleton gave up a pair of walks in his previous outing but had no control issues Tuesday, firing nine of 13 pitches for strikes. He touched 96 mph on his fastball as he attempts to make his way back to the big leagues after undergoing Tommy John surgery last May.

August 12, 2019 11:44 PM
Angels' Keynan Middleton: Set for rehab appearance Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Middleton will pitch one inning in a rehab appearance with Inland Empire on Tuesday, J.P. Hoornstra of the Los Angeles Daily News reports.

Middleton made his first appearance in his latest rehab stint Saturday, throwing 19 pitches (10 strikes) and allowing two walks while striking out a pair. He mixed an assortment of pitches, with his fastball topping out at 95 mph. Middleton last pitched in the majors in May 2018 and has suffered a series of setbacks in his attempt to return, the latest of which was diagnosed as mild ulnar neuritis in mid-July.

August 9, 2019 05:32 PM
Angels' Keynan Middleton: Heading out on rehab stint
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Middleton (elbow) will begin a rehab assignment with High-A Inland Empire on Saturday, Maria Torres of the Los Angeles Times reports.

Middleton was pulled off his first rehab stint in mid-July after being diagnosed with mild ulnar neuritis, so he'll hope for a better end result this time around. He hasn't pitched in the major leagues since undergoing Tommy John surgery in May of 2018, so he'll need at least a few minor-league appearances before being activated from the injured list.

July 29, 2019 11:04 PM
Angels' Keynan Middleton: Resumes throwing program
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Middleton (elbow) was cleared to resume a throwing program Monday, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports.

Middleton was returned from his rehab assignment 10 days ago due to mild ulnar neuritis, though the Angels' medical staff has given him the green light to resume throwing. The team has yet to reveal a timetable for the right-hander's return, though they'll likely exercise caution given Middleton's recent setback. He underwent Tommy John surgery in May of 2018.

July 20, 2019 09:52 AM
Angels' Keynan Middleton: Returned from rehab stint
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Middleton has been returned from his rehab assignment after being diagnosed with mild ulnar neuritis in his right elbow.

Middleton moved his rehab to Triple-A Salt Lake on Monday after making three appearances in the lower levels, but he'll be shut down until further notice following this setback. An MRI showed that his repaired UCL is still intact, however, which is good news for the right-hander, who was nearing the finish line in his recovery from May 2018 Tommy John surgery.

July 13, 2019 07:40 PM
Angels' Keynan Middleton: Advances rehab to Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Middleton (elbow) will move his rehab assignment to Triple-A Salt Lake on Monday, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports.

Middleton is working his way back from last May's Tommy John surgery. He's made three rehab appearances so far, striking out seven while allowing one walk and two hits in three innings.

Situational Stats
SituationIPWLERASVBBSO
vs Houston 1.100 6.75031
vs LHB 2.100 0.00022
vs RHB 5.100 1.69054
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Pitching Stats
SeasonTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2020LAA015.25130000012.0128720611
2019LAA001.1711000007.74110076
2018LAA002.04160006717.7144411916
2017LAA613.86640003558.36025251101863
Total623.49000091295.39038371414096
More Pitching Stats
SeasonTeamIBBGOAOGO/AOSBCSPKBKWPAVGWHIPPAMB9
2020LAA08160.5000001.2731.5005313.50
2019LAA05110.5000001.1541.4353312.91
2018LAA110210.5000001.2331.3027112.23
2017LAA242630.7000002.2661.33724612.03
Total3651110.6043005.2531.36440312.37
Minor League Pitching Stats
YearTeamINNGPGSCGWLSVSOBBHERAWHIP
2013R-Orem Owlz 23.16601301515298.181.905
2013R-Azl Angels 5.24100005336.921.154
2014R-Orem Owlz 67.0141405405330696.451.478
2015AFX-Burlington Bees125.226260611088471485.321.558
2016AFA-Inland Empire 66ers 36.125001105620223.741.163
2016AAA-Salt Lake Bees 14.2800012144145.071.268
2016AA-Arkansas Travelers 15.01300006184111.201.000
2017AAA-Salt Lake Bees 12.2100000284112.951.230
2018AAA-Salt Lake Bees 1.01100002200.002.000
2019ROK-AZL Angels 1.01100002000.000.000
2019AFA-Inland Empire 66ers 3.24200009320.001.562
2019AAA-Salt Lake Bees 4.15000005322.191.220
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-2/215
Birthdate:
9/12/1993
Age:
27
Hometown:
Milwaukie, OR
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
Los Angeles Angels
College:

MLB Experience:
4