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Mike Minor | Starting Pitcher | #36

Team: Texas Rangers
Age / DOB:  (30) / 12/26/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 220
Bats / Throws: Right / Left
College: Vanderbilt
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 1 (7) / ATL
Contract: view contract details

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Mike Minor held the Rockies to two runs in seven innings but had to settle for a no-decision on Saturday.
He surrendered a run-scoring single to Carlos Gonzalez in the second inning. The second run scored on a sacrifice fly off the bat of Nolan Arenado in the sixth. Minor struck out six batters, issued two walks and allowed five hits in one of his best outings of the season. He is 4-4 with a 5.35 ERA in 13 starts. He will toe the rubber against the Twins on Friday. Jun 16 - 8:22 PM

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Mike Minor allowed three runs over six innings in a no-decision Saturday against the Astros.

Minor yielded six hits and a walk while striking out four, and he left with the game tied at 3-3 to deprive him from factoring in the decision. That aside, the start was his best in more than a month, the first quality start he's registered since May 3. In 12 starts on the year, the 30-year-old southpaw has a 5.65 ERA and 1.33 WHIP for the Texas club. That's disappointing, given how successful he was as a reliever last year with the Royals. Minor has another tough test on tap when the Rockies visit Arlington next Saturday.
Jun 10 - 12:49 AM

Mike Minor surrendered five runs (four earned) on six hits over five innings in Thursday's loss to the Mariners.

Minor was not victimized by one huge inning, but rather three smaller ones. He surrendered one run in the first inning, then two more in the third and fifth innings. Six of his 11 starts this season have now seen him surrender at least four earned runs. He's limping along to the tune of a 5.76 ERA and 1.35 WHIP for the campaign as a whole. A home start against the A's will serve as his next opportunity to begin the process of turning his season around.
Jun 1 - 1:05 AM

Mike Minor yielded four runs in six innings Friday in a win over the Royals.

Minor has allowed 25 runs and 34 hits over 33 1/3 innings in his last six starts. There's no reason for the Rangers to consider removing him from the rotation, but he isn't of much fantasy interest with his 5.63 ERA to date.
May 25 - 11:33 PM

Mike Minor struck out nine while allowing three runs over five innings in Sunday's loss to the White Sox.

Minor gave up six hits without issuing a walk, but a solo homer in the second inning and three singles in the third were enough to do him in. It was a step in the right direction, even if it still went down as a loss, but there hasn't been a whole lot for Minor to feel good about in recent weeks. With Sunday's loss, he dropped to 3-3 with a 5.59 ERA and 1.32 WHIP in nine starts this year. The Royals offer a softer opponent for the southpaw, and we'll see if he can take advantage of it when the two sides meet Saturday.
May 20 - 5:03 PM

Mike Minor was fortunate to pick up a no decision while allowing six runs in just 3 1/3 innings against the Mariners on Tuesday.

Minor was able to strike out five, but he gave up eight hits and was hit hard for most of the afternoon. He also walked two and needed 88 pitches to get through just 10 outs. Minor now has an ERA of 5.61, and his WHIP jumps up to 1.37 on the season. He'll try and lower both in his next scheduled start against the White Sox in Chicago on Sunday.
May 16 - 2:41 AM

Mike Minor surrendered five runs and three homers in seven innings Tuesday against the Tigers.

Minor walked none and got through seven in 97 pitches, but the homers did him in. While he's looked solid in seven starts for the Rangers, pitching in Texas leaves him with little in the way of fantasy upside.
May 8 - 11:17 PM

Mike Minor allowed three runs over six innings in a win over the Red Sox on Thursday.

Minor danced out of trouble for much of the evening, giving up seven hits and three walks over his six innings, but he was plenty good enough to earn his third win. He's oscillated between good and below-average starts through six outings, resulting in a 3-1 record and 4.36 ERA through his Thursday start. The southpaw will try to string two quality starts together when he faces the Tigers on Wednesday.
May 4 - 12:00 AM

Mike Minor wasn't at his best, but still managed to defeat the Blue Jays on Friday, allowing four runs on nine hits over his six innings of work.

Minor punched out four on the night and didn't walk a batter. The Rangers staked him to a four-run lead before he had even taken the hill, but Minor managed to give it all back by the end of the third inning. He was able to bear down though and keep the Jays at bay for the next three innings, which gave just enough time for the Rangers' offense to get him back the lead. Now 2-1 on the season, he'll carry a 4.33 ERA and 1.15 WHIP into Wednesday's start against the Indians in Cleveland.
Apr 27 - 10:19 PM

Mike Minor held the Mariners to one run in 5 1/3 innings but had to settle for a no-decision on Friday.

The only run he allowed came when Robinson Cano plated Dee Gordon with a fielder's choice grounder in the first inning. Minor struck out six batters against one walk and six base hits in the outing. His conversion from a reliever back into a starter has gone well so far this year. He has a 3.86 ERA with 20 strikeouts in 21 innings through four starts.
Apr 21 - 12:25 AM

Mike Minor let in five runs in five innings but escaped without a loss against the Astros on Saturday.

He rolled through the first three frames without a scratch but stumbled badly in the fourth. He loaded the bases with nobody out before Carlos Correa doubled and Yuli Gurriel homered to put the Rangers in a 5-0 hole. It was the first rough outing of the year for Minor, who is returning to a starting role after thriving last year in the Royals' bullpen. He is now 1-1 with a 4.60 ERA through three starts. He has 14 strikeouts and five walks in 15 2/3 innings.
Apr 14 - 8:04 PM

Mike Minor allowed just one earned run, two hits and two walks with seven strikeouts over six innings in a victory against the Blue Jays on Saturday.

Minor possessed much better command than his counterpart Marcus Stroman, and his only mistake was a solo home run to Steve Pearce in the sixth inning. The southpaw was has allowed just three earned runs and five hits over 10 2/3 innings in his two outings. He'll look to keep up the good work on Friday against Gerrit Cole and the defending champion Astros at Minute Maid Park.
Apr 8 - 1:50 AM

Mike Minor allowed two runs over 4 2/3 innings in a loss to the Astros on Sunday.

Minor cruised through his first four innings, keeping the potent Astros lineup in check, but they got to him for both runs in the fifth inning before he was chased. He allowed three hits and walked two while fanning five before exiting. All in all, it was a promising return to the rotation for Minor, who was making his first major league start since 2014. Minor won't have to wait so long to make his next start, facing the Blue Jays on Friday.
Apr 1 - 6:46 PM

Mike Minor gave up nine hits and six runs over 5 1/3 innings Thursday in the Rangers’ Cactus League loss to the Reds.

He finished the evening with three strikeouts and didn’t walk anyone. Minor had a devil of a time early on, surrendering five runs in his first two innings. Four of the Reds’ nine hits off Minor went for extra bases including Adam Duvall's two-run homer in the first. To Minor’s credit, the left-hander did retire the last 10 hitters he faced. Thursday’s outing increased Minor’s spring ERA from 2.84 to 6.17.
Mar 23 - 12:43 AM

Mike Minor allowed just one hit while firing off four scoreless innings in Saturday's Cactus League win over the A's.

Minor struck out two over his four shutout frames of work. In two spring starts prior to Saturday's sharp showing, he had been knocked around for seven runs, though just two of those were earned. The southpaw is looking to make good on the three-year, $28 million contract which he signed with the Rangers in December. He earned that deal on the strength of a strong 2017 campaign in which he registered a 2.55 ERA, 1.02 WHIP and 88/22 K/BB ratio across 77 2/3 innings of relief ball with the Royals. He's angling for a starting rotation spot with his new squad.
Mar 10 - 5:50 PM

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C1Robinson Chirinos
2Carlos Perez
1B1Ronald Guzman
2B1Rougned Odor
2Jurickson Profar
SS1Elvis Andrus
3B1Adrian Beltre
2Isiah Kiner-Falefa
LF1Joey Gallo
CF1Delino DeShields
2Carlos Tocci
RF1Nomar Mazara
DH1Shin-Soo Choo
Starting Pitcher
S1Cole Hamels
2Mike Minor
3Martin Perez
4Matt Moore
5Doug Fister
6Bartolo Colon
7Austin Bibens-Dirkx
8Yovani Gallardo
9Joe Palumbo
Relief Pitcher
R1Keone Kela
2Matt Bush
3Alex Claudio
4Jake Diekman
5Tony Barnette
6Chris Martin
7Jesse Chavez
8Ronald Herrera
9Jose Leclerc
10Ricardo Rodriguez