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52 Zack Littell RP

Minnesota Twins

Fantasy Stats
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Key Stats
IPWLSVERAKSBB
6.10009.9533
Pitching Summary
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2019MIN602.68290000137.034121140932
2020MIN009.956000006.112775133

Player Updates

September 17, 2020 12:12 PM
Twins' Zack Littell: Outrighted to alternate site
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Littell cleared waivers and was outrighted to the alternate training site Thursday, Dan Hayes of The Athletic reports.

The 24-year-old last saw game action Aug. 21 before spending some time on the injured list with elbow inflammation, and he's now been removed from the 40-man roster. Littell had a 2.68 ERA and 1.16 WHIP in 29 outings for the Twins last year, but he struggled in brief action during 2020 with seven runs allowed over 6.1 innings.

September 6, 2020 12:24 PM
Twins' Zack Littell: Activated, optioned to St. Paul
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Littell (elbow) was activated from the 10-day injured list and optioned to the Twins' alternate site Sunday, Betsy Helfand of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Apparently Littell has turned the page after a bout of elbow inflammation, though he will have to wait a while yet before he gets another big-league opportunity. He didn't exactly make a strong case for a regular role in the Minnesota bullpen, posting a 9.95 ERA and 2.37 WHIP in his first six appearances this season.

August 22, 2020 05:48 PM
Twins' Zack Littell: Lands on 10-day IL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Littell (elbow) was placed on the 10-day injured list Saturday, Aaron Gleeman of The Athletic reports.

Littell left Friday's loss to the Royals with right elbow inflammation. While manager Rocco Baldelli initially said that he didn't believe the injury was serious, Littell will be sidelined for at least 10 days. Sean Poppen and Daniel Coulombe were added to the active roster Saturday.

August 22, 2020 12:24 AM
Twins' Zack Littell: Dealing with elbow inflammation
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Littell was diagnosed with right elbow inflammation after Friday's loss to the Royals, Audra Martin of Fox Sports reports.

Littell felt something in his arm after throwing a pitch in the sixth inning and was forced out of the game afterward. It's unclear how much time the right-hander will miss as a result of the elbow issue, but manager Rocco Baldelli said after the game that he doesn't believe the injury is very serious, Betsy Helfand of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

August 21, 2020 11:00 PM
Twins' Zack Littell: Exits with apparant arm injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Littell left Friday's game against the Royals in the sixth inning with an apparent arm injury.

Littell left after feeling something in his arm after throwing a pitch. He gave up two runs and a home run in one-third of an inning. After giving up just four home runs in 37 innings last season, he's giving up five home runs in 6.1 innings this season.

August 21, 2020 03:48 AM
Twins' Zack Littell: Back with major-league club
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Littell was recalled from the Twins' alternate training site Thursday, Brandon Warne of ZoneCoverage.com reports.

Littell was optioned Wednesday to make room for Rich Hill on the Twins' pitching staff, but he'll return to the 28-man roster after Lewis Thorpe was optioned to the alternate training site in a corresponding move. Littell had a rough season debut, but he's been effective since then, allowing just one run on four hits and three walks over four innings.

August 19, 2020 06:44 PM
Twins' Zack Littell: Moved to alternate camp
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Littell was optioned to Minnesota's alternate camp Wednesday, Brandon Warne of ZoneCoverage.com reports.

This move frees up a spot on the roster for Wednesday's starter, Rich Hill, who was activated from the IL. Littell made two appearances during his most recent stay with the big club, allowing one run while recording two strikeouts in two innings.

August 13, 2020 06:56 PM
Twins' Zack Littell: Reinstated from IL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Littell (hamstring) was activated from the injured list Thursday.

As expected, Littell has been cleared to return after a brief stay on the IL with a left hamstring strain. Prior to landing on the shelf, the right-hander allowed four runs on six hits and three walks in three innings. Cody Stashak (back) was sent to the IL in a corresponding move.

August 12, 2020 04:56 PM
Twins' Zack Littell: Expected to return soon
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Littell (hamstring) is expected to return from the injured list prior to Friday's game, Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com reports.

Littell has been sidelined since the beginning of August due to a left hamstring strain. However, he'll return after spending just over the minimum of 10 days on the injured list. The right-hander made two appearances prior to his injury, allowing four runs on six hits and three walks while striking out one over three innings. He should continue to play a middle relief role once he returns.

August 1, 2020 10:40 PM
Twins' Zack Littell: Lands on injured list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Littell was placed on the 10-day injured list with a left hamstring strain Saturday.

Littell struggled through his first two outings of the year, allowing four runs on six hits and three walks while striking out just one over three innings. It's not yet clear when he's expected to return. Jorge Alcala was recalled to take his place in the bullpen.

July 15, 2020 06:24 PM
Twins' Zack Littell: Could be used for multiple innings
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Littell threw three innings in Tuesday's scrimmage and could be used in longer outings this season, MLB.com reports. "With a guy like Zack, and some other guys that have been starters for us that may find themselves in the bullpen, having the ability to give you an inning or three is gonna be something that's gonna be beneficial to us," Twins manager Rocco Baldelli said.

Littell improved in his second season in the majors last year (2.68 ERA) due to increased velocity (93.8 mph average fastball), reduced walks (6.2%) and keeping the ball in the park (0.97 HR/9). It looks like he will win a role as a middle reliever and could be used for longer outings if a starter is unable to pitch long into games as they ramp up.

March 20, 2020 12:32 PM
Twins' Zack Littell: Lights up radar gun
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Littell set a new personal high by hitting 97.3 mph with his fastball during Grapefruit League play, Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com reports.

He did not allow a run while striking out nine and giving up three hits and four walks over seven innings. Seemingly everyone in the Twins' bullpen upped their fastball velocity this spring, and while the 97.3 mph reading was on one pitch, Park notes that Littell's average fastball velocity was also up over his 94 mph average fastball velocity from 2019.

March 1, 2020 01:52 AM
Twins' Zack Littell: Strong start to spring
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Littell struck out three batters in two scoreless innings in Saturday's spring training loss to Pittsburgh. He has eight strikeouts in five innings this spring with no walks and one earned run allowed.

Littell improved in his second season in the majors last year (2.68 ERA) due to increased velocity (93.8 mph average fastball), reduced walks (6.2%) and keeping the ball in the park (0.97 HR/9). He looks set to secure a role in middle relief.

September 1, 2019 10:32 AM
Twins' Zack Littell: Recalled by Twins
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Littell was recalled by the Twins on Sunday.

Littell has split time between Triple-A Rochester and the major-league club this season. In Minnesota, he's managed a 3.60 ERA and 1.24 WHIP with 22 strikeouts across 25 innings out of the bullpen.

August 19, 2019 05:20 PM
Twins' Zack Littell: Sent to Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Littell was optioned to Triple-A Rochester on Monday.

He logged 6.2 scoreless innings with five strikeouts and one walk in five appearances during this latest stint in the majors. Look for him to rejoin the big-league bullpen when rosters expand in September.

July 21, 2019 07:32 PM
Twins' Zack Littell: Dispatched to Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Littell was optioned to Triple-A Rochester following Sunday's game against the Athletics, Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com reports.

Littell retired a batter on five pitches in Sunday's contest, but the Twins will send him to the minors to get a fresh arm on the 25-man roster. A corresponding move has yet to be announced.

July 3, 2019 09:32 AM
Twins' Zack Littell: Called up from Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Twins recalled Littell from Triple-A Rochester following Tuesday's 8-6 loss to the Athletics, Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com reports.

Minnesota shuttled Jake Odorizzi (finger) to the 10-day injured list in a corresponding move, allowing Littell to stick around as an extra arm in the bullpen until a replacement in the rotation is needed for Odorizzi on Sunday versus the Rangers. Though Littell has made seven starts for Rochester this season, he has exceeded three innings in just one appearance in either Triple-A or the majors since May 19 and probably won't be in consideration for a spot start.

June 28, 2019 04:16 PM
Twins' Zack Littell: Sent packing
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Littell was optioned to Triple-A Rochester on Friday, Betsy Helfand of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Littell's two-week stint with the big club was largely uneventful -- he made a total of three appearances, allowing three hits and two walks while striking out two over four scoreless innings. Expect Littell to remain on the shuttle up and down until rosters expand in September, providing a fresh arm when needed.

June 15, 2019 12:20 PM
Twins' Zack Littell: Returns to majors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Littell was recalled from Triple-A Rochester on Friday.

In four appearances with Triple-A Rochester since he was sent down June 2, the right-hander amassed a 2.35 ERA with a 0.52 WHIP and 13:1 K:BB in 7.2 innings. Littell will mostly pitch in low-leverage situations, and he could find himself back in the minors once Adalberto Mejia (calf) is ready to return. Fernando Romero was optioned to Triple-A Rochester to make room for Littell.

June 2, 2019 11:32 AM
Twins' Zack Littell: Sent to Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Twins optioned Littell to Triple-A Rochester on Sunday, Brandon Warne of ZoneCoverage.com reports.

Littell lost his spot on the active roster after the Twins reinstated Mitch Garver (ankle) from the 10-day injured list ahead of Sunday's series finale with the Rays. The 23-year-old right-hander was up with the big club for a little over a week, making two appearances out of the bullpen during that stretch. Littell was shelled in the latter of those two outings Thursday against the Rays, giving up eight runs on 10 hits and a walk over 4.1 innings.

Situational Stats
SituationIPWLERASVBBSO
vs LHB 15.200 2.300513
vs RHB 21.100 2.950419
Last 7 Games
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Pitching Stats
SeasonTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2020MIN009.956000006.312775133
2019MIN602.68290000137.034121140932
2018MIN026.2082000020.3251714341114
Total624.5502000163.37136321252349
More Pitching Stats
SeasonTeamIBBGOAOGO/AOSBCSPKBKWPAVGWHIPPAMB9
2020MIN0570.7000101.4442.3683122.74
2019MIN133380.9000100.2501.16214610.46
2018MIN026211.2000100.2981.77010117.70
Total164661.0020301.2871.48427814.07
Minor League Pitching Stats
YearTeamINNGPGSCGWLSVSOBBHERAWHIP
2013R-Azl Mariners 33.110700612813395.981.571
2014R-Pulaski Mariners 69.2131305506412754.551.257
2015AFX-Clinton Lumberkings112.22121036084301213.931.346
2016AFX-Clinton LumberKings 97.2161625509521942.781.183
2016AFA-Bakersfield Blaze 68.0121108106113642.521.132
2017AFA-Tampa Yankees 71.1131129105715651.771.125
2017AA-Trenton Thunder 44.0770500528372.051.023
2017AA-Chattanooga Lookouts 41.27705003318332.841.238
2018AAX-Chattanooga Lookouts 23.0550030327285.871.522
2018AAA-Rochester Red Wings106.01915066098401003.571.321
2019AAA-Rochester Red Wings 63.020703316825553.711.270
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-4/220
Birthdate:
10/5/1995
Age:
24
Hometown:
Burlington, NC
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
Minnesota Twins
College:

MLB Experience:
3