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33 A.J. Minter RP

Atlanta Braves

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
1%0%
Key Stats
IPWLSVERAKSBB
29.13457.063523
Pitching Summary
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2018ATL433.2365000151761.1572322322269
2019ATL347.06360005729.1362323312335

Player Updates

March 9, 2020 03:00 PM
Braves' A.J. Minter: Optioned to Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Minter was optioned to Triple-A Gwinnett on Monday.

Minter struggled in the majors last season with a 7.06 ERA and 2.01 WHIP over 29.1 innings, which resulted in a trip to the minors. The 26-year-old will begin 2020 with Triple-A Gwinnett due to the Braves' abundance of bullpen options, but it wouldn't be surprising to see Minter back in the major-league bullpen if injuries occur.

March 8, 2020 01:16 PM
Braves' A.J. Minter: Makes spring debut
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Minter (shoulder) retired two of the four hitters he faced in his spring debut Saturday in the Braves' 1-1 tie with the Rays. He struck out one and allowed an unearned run on a base hit and a walk.

Minter has been eased into workouts this spring after he concluded a rough 2019 on the 60-day injured list due to a bout of left shoulder inflammation. His appearance Saturday signals that he's healthy, but Minter may find himself on the outside looking in for a spot in the Braves' Opening Day bullpen. Per Mark Bowman of MLB.com, six pitchers are already assured spots in the Braves' projected eight-man bullpen, and Minter may be somewhat redundant as a second left-handed option behind Will Smith. A healthy Minter does have the arm talent to be a high-leverage weapon, however.

March 2, 2020 01:56 PM
Braves' A.J. Minter: Scheduled to debut Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Minter (shoulder) is scheduled to make his Grapefruit League debut Saturday, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports.

Manager Brian Snitker provided an update on Minter on Friday saying that he was healthy and throwing well, and he's now on tap to debut Saturday. The 26-year-old was shut down at the end of last season with shoulder inflammation, and the Braves have brought him along slowly this spring as a precautionary measure. Minter isn't a lock to make the Opening Day roster, but it wouldn't be surprising to see him in the majors at some point in 2020, even though he may not play a prominent role in the bullpen.

February 27, 2020 12:00 PM
Braves' A.J. Minter: Getting eased into spring
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Manager Brian Snitner said Thursday that Minter (shoulder) is healthy and throwing well, but the lefty isn't expected to make his Grapefruit League debut until next week, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports.

The Braves are bringing Minter along slowly coming off a tough 2019 season that concluded in early September, when he was shut down with shoulder inflammation. While it's encouraging that Minter has seemingly moved past that injury, the 26-year-old doesn't look like he'll be entrusted with a key role out of the Atlanta bullpen right away, even if he cracks the Opening Day roster. Minter still has two minor-league options remaining, so he could be a candidate to open the season at Triple-A Gwinnett.

September 12, 2019 06:36 PM
Braves' A.J. Minter: Done for season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Minter was placed on the 60-day injured list Thursday with left shoulder inflammation.

Minter dealt with a shoulder injury at the start of the season and has struggled since, posting a 7.06 ERA and 2.01 WHIP across 29.1 innings while bouncing between the majors and minors. He struck out 35 batters during that stretch but also walked 23. This move ends the southpaw's season while freeing up a spot on the 40-man roster for Grant Dayton (toe), who was reinstated from the 60-day IL in a corresponding move.

September 3, 2019 05:36 PM
Braves' A.J. Minter: Back in big leagues
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Minter was recalled from Triple-A Gwinnett on Tuesday.

Minter has struggled to a 7.24 ERA and 1.98 WHIP with a 33:23 K:BB over 27.1 innings this season in the majors, but after rosters expanded Sunday, he'll get another shot with Atlanta. He began the year in the closer's role, but he's unlikely to see many chances over Mark Melancon over the final weeks of the regular season.

August 1, 2019 05:36 PM
Braves' A.J. Minter: Optioned to Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Minter was optioned to Triple-A Gwinnett on Thursday.

Minter has struggled to a 9.00 ERA, 2.50 WHIP and 4:7 K:BB in six innings since the All-Star break, so he'll head back to the minors for the time being to smooth out some kinks. Chris Martin (back), who was acquired from the Rangers earlier in the week, will take his place on the active roster.

July 15, 2019 12:20 PM
Braves' A.J. Minter: Notches fifth save
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Minter gave up one hit in a scoreless ninth inning against San Diego on Sunday to earn the save.

Minter retired the first two batters he faced before Fernando Tatis Jr. stroked his fourth single of the game, but Atlanta's backup closer -- Luke Jackson had recorded saves the previous two days -- responded by getting Eric Hosmer to fly out to end the game. While he stills holds an unsightly 6.56 ERA and 1.80 WHIP on the season, Minter has been much better since returning to the majors June 11, holding opponents scoreless in 10 of 14 appearances while racking up 14 strikeouts in 12.1 innings.

June 27, 2019 12:44 AM
Braves' A.J. Minter: Records fourth save
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Minter struck out two through 1.1 hitless innings to record his fourth save in a win over the Cubs on Wednesday.

Minter struck out a batter to get the Braves out of a jam in the eighth inning and cruised through a hitless ninth inning to nail down the save. Minter has a 2-0 record with a 2.54 ERA through eight appearances since returning from the minors.

June 24, 2019 03:12 PM
Braves' A.J. Minter: Picks up win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Minter (2-4) earned the win Sunday against the Nationals, recording a walk and a strikeout in a scoreless inning.

Minter worked around a walk and a stolen base to pick up his second win in as many days. The southpaw has now notched four holds and a pair of victories in seven appearances since returning from the minors, compiling a 3.00 ERA, 1.33 WHIP and 6:6 K:BB in the process.

June 11, 2019 07:16 PM
Braves' A.J. Minter: Returns to big leagues
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Minter was recalled from Triple-A Gwinnett on Tuesday.

Minter was sent down to the minor leagues just over a month ago after posting a disastrous 9.82 ERA with 16 punchouts over 11 innings, but he'll get another shot out of the bullpen after impressing at Triple-A. Kevin Gausman (foot) was placed on the 10-day injured list in a corresponding move.

May 22, 2019 06:48 PM
Braves' A.J. Minter: Finding form at Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Minter has a 0.00 ERA and 5:2 K:BB through 3.1 innings over three appearances for Triple-A Gwinnett.

The left-hander earned his demotion with a 9.82 ERA and 7.36 BB/9 through 11 innings to begin the season for Atlanta, so the walks are still concerning, but he is at least getting better results at Gwinnett. With Luke Jackson blowing his last two save chances, Minter's return to the big-league bullpen could be coming soon.

May 10, 2019 06:00 PM
Braves' A.J. Minter: Optioned to Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Minter was optioned to Triple-A Gwinnett on Thursday.

The path was clear for Minter to claim the closer job after Arodys Vizcaino underwent season-ending shoulder surgery in mid-April, but he failed to pitch at remotely the required level, posting a 9.82 ERA and a 2.36 WHIP in 11 innings. Luke Jackson appears to have the inside track on saves in Atlanta for now. Jonny Venters (calf) returned from the injured list in a corresponding move.

May 2, 2019 12:04 AM
Braves' A.J. Minter: Looks good in non-save situation
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Minter struck out two in a perfect ninth inning Wednesday during a 5-1 win over the Padres.

The southpaw has only been scored upon in three of 12 appearances this season, but the trio of meltdowns have led to one blown save, an 0-3 record and an 8.38 ERA. Minter remains in the late-inning mix for Atlanta, but he might need a couple more strong efforts in non-save situations before he gets entrusted with ninth-inning duty again.

April 28, 2019 02:12 PM
Braves' A.J. Minter: Blows first save
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Minter (0-3) blew his first save of the season and took the loss Saturday as Atlanta fell 9-5 to Colorado. He struck out two but was tagged for four runs on two hits and two walks over two-thirds of an inning.

The southpaw has yet to go more than a few appearances this season without some kind of meltdown, and Minter's inconsistency has saddled him with a ghastly 9.72 ERA through 8.1 innings. His 11:4 K:BB highlights his upside if he can get straightened out, but for now he'll be tough to rely on as a dependable source of saves, especially as the pressure mounts on the Atlanta front office to bring in bullpen reinforcements.

April 25, 2019 12:48 AM
Braves' A.J. Minter: Nails down third save
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Minter struck out one in a perfect ninth inning Wednesday to record his third save of the season in a 3-1 win over the Reds.

The southpaw has had a couple of rough appearances this season, leading to a 5.87 ERA through 7.2 innings, but Minter's 9:4 K:BB is solid and he's 3-for-3 in converting save chances. With Arodys Vizcaino (shoulder) done for the year, Minter will have a long leash in the closer role for Atlanta.

April 21, 2019 11:32 AM
Braves' A.J. Minter: Notches second save
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Minter saved his second game in an 8-7 win over the Indians on Saturday, striking out the side in a perfect inning.

Minter has now converted both save chances he has been given, although he has also sustained two losses this year. The 25-year-old has a firm grip on the closer job after Arodys Vizcaino underwent season-ending shoulder surgery Wednesday. Minter holds a 6.75 ERA and 1.80 WHIP this season.

April 18, 2019 11:12 AM
Braves' A.J. Minter: Unlikely to pitch Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Minter is likely unavailable for Thursday's game against the Diamondbacks after being used out of the bullpen three of the past four days, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports.

The Braves are also likely to stay away from Jesse Biddle due to workload concerns, leaving Chad Sobotka, Dan Winkler, Luke Jackson and Wes Parsons as the team's main high-leverage relievers for the series finale. Even if one of those four pitchers notches a save Thursday, it's still expected that the bulk of the Braves' ninth-inning opportunities will fall to Minter moving forward after co-closer Arodys Vizcaino (shoulder) was recently moved to the injured list and ruled out for the entire regular season.

April 18, 2019 02:20 AM
Braves' A.J. Minter: Path to saves clear all year
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Minter's path to save chances is now clear for the rest of the season after Arodys Vizcaino underwent season-ending shoulder surgery Wednesday.

Minter appears to be the unquestioned closer with Vizcaino out of the picture, as he's the only other Brave to record a save this season. It's far from guaranteed that he keeps the job all year, however, as he's struggled to a 9.64 ERA and a 5:4 K:BB in 4.2 innings so far this year after starting the season on the injured list with a shoulder injury of his own. He was quite effective in his first two seasons, posting a 3.18 ERA, a 29.7 percent strikeout rate and a 7.5 percent walk rate.

April 17, 2019 02:32 PM
Braves' A.J. Minter: Hit hard in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Minter (0-2) took the loss Tuesday, giving up three runs on two hits and a walk over two-thirds of an inning while striking out one as Atlanta fell 9-6 to Arizona.

The left-hander entered the game to begin the ninth inning with the score tied 6-6 and promptly served up a solo shot to Christian Walker before putting two more runners aboard with two outs. Both runners came around to score after he got the hook. Minter's 9.64 ERA through 4.2 innings is discouraging, but he remains the team's top option for saves while Arodys Vizcaino (shoulder) in on the IL.

Situational Stats
SituationIPWLERASVBBSO
vs LHB 12.200 5.680614
vs RHB 16.200 8.1001721
Last 7 Games
  OPP W L SV IP H ER BB Ks
7/18WAS0001.03311
7/20WAS0000.12120
7/23KC0001.00001
7/26@PHI0001.02001
7/30@WAS0000.20120
9/8WAS0001.14001
9/10@PHI0000.21101
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Pitching Stats
SeasonTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2020ATL00---00000000000000
2019ATL347.06360005729.3362323312335
2018ATL433.2365000151761.3572322322269
2017ATL013.00160000015.0135510226
Total784.2700002024105.310651507347130
More Pitching Stats
SeasonTeamIBBGOAOGO/AOSBCSPKBKWPAVGWHIPPAMB9
2020ATL000---00000------0---
2019ATL525270.9000005.2972.01114718.41
2018ATL145650.7000005.2441.28826011.89
2017ATL08110.7000000.2241.000609.00
Total6781030.801010010.2571.45246713.33
Minor League Pitching Stats
YearTeamINNGPGSCGWLSVSOBBHERAWHIP
2016AFX-Rome Braves 6.25000026120.000.484
2016AFA-Carolina Mudcats 9.180000010430.000.769
2016AA-Mississippi Braves 18.21800100316132.471.044
2017AFA-Florida Fire Frogs 5.05000009031.800.600
2017AFX-Rome Braves 1.01000001010.001.000
2017AAA-Gwinnett Braves 15.117001201710154.771.656
2017AA-Mississippi Braves 3.03000003210.001.000
2019AAA-Gwinnett Stripers 22.22000225303243.651.216
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-0/215
Birthdate:
9/2/1993
Age:
26
Hometown:
Tyler, TX
Bats/Throws:
L/L
Team:
Atlanta Braves
College:
Texas A&M
MLB Experience:
3