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Miles Mikolas | Starting Pitcher | #39

Team: St Louis Cardinals
Age / DOB:  (29) / 8/23/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'5" / 220
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Nova Southeastern
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 7 (0) / SD
Contract: view contract details

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Miles Mikolas turned in seven innings of one-run baseball to beat the Reds on Saturday.
He struck out four, walked two and yielded four base hits. The only mark against him was a solo dinger by catcher Tucker Barnhart in the fifth inning. It was an efficient outing for Mikolas, who needed just 83 pitches to get 21 outs. He moves to 2-0 with a 4.26 ERA through three starts. He will face the Reds again on Friday. Apr 14 - 4:38 PM

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Miles Mikolas surrendered four earned runs over 6 1/3 innings Monday in a no-decision versus the Brewers.

Mikolas struck out five and didn't issue a walk, looking sharp at times, but the Brewers capitalized on his misses for eight hits -- including three doubles. Mikolas will carry a 6.00 ERA and 1.25 WHIP into his next start on the road against the Reds. He hasn't walked a batter and has tallied 10 strikeouts through 12 innings this season.
Apr 9 - 11:00 PM

Miles Mikolas earned a win in his Cardinals debut after allowing four runs in 5 2/3 innings and hitting a two-run homer against the Brewers.

Mikolas gave up three homers in this one, but he limited the damage by walking none and striking out five. He would have gotten through six, but he committed an error that extended the inning. Fortunately, Bud Norris was able to strand both baserunners after taking over for him. Mikolas's homer off Zach Davies will probably be the bigger story than his pitching. It came in just his fifth major league at-bat.
Apr 2 - 5:35 PM

Miles Mikolas tossed three shutout innings Tuesday in an exhibition appearance against the Blue Jays.

Mikolas struck out six of the 10 batters he faced, showing mid-90s velocity on his fastball and a wicked curve. The 29-year-old right-hander got off to a concerning start this spring in Cardinals camp, but he's rounding into form at the perfect time. Mikolas inked a two-year, $15.5 million deal with St. Louis in December after registering a 2.18 ERA over three seasons (424 2/3 innings, 62 starts) in Japan.
Mar 27 - 9:19 PM

Miles Mikolas pitched six innings of two-run ball Thursday in a win over the Braves.

It's the first win of the spring for Mikolas, who has allowed two runs over 15 innings his last three times out after giving up 10 earned runs his first two times out. He's a rotation option in deeper leagues.
Mar 22 - 6:05 PM

Miles Mikolas pitched five scoreless innings Friday against the Nationals.

Mikolas was awful his first two times out, but he's thrown nine scoreless innings since, lowering his ERA to 6.59. We like him as a bottom-of-the-rotation starter in deeper mixed leagues (14 teams or more).
Mar 16 - 4:49 PM

Miles Mikolas tossed four shutout innings against the Astros in Friday's Cactus League ballgame.

He struck out three batters, walked two and allowed four singles. The Cardinals are breathing easier tonight after seeing their big free agent acquisition get thoroughly shelled in his first two outings. He allowed ten earned runs in just 4 2/3 in his previous spring starts but looked much better tonight. He spent the last three seasons dominating hitters in Nippon Professional Baseball and turned that into a two-year, $15.5 million contract with St. Louis this winter.
Mar 9 - 8:58 PM

Miles Mikolas coughed up four runs in three innings in a loss to the Braves on Saturday.

He surrendered a three-run bomb to light-hitting infielder Christian Colon in the second inning. Even though he got pounded, this start was better than his first one. He gave up six runs in 1 2/3 innings to the Astros last weekend. This will be his first season in St. Louis after spending the last three seasons as a dominant starter in Japan. The Cardinals signed him for two years and $15.5 million in December.
Mar 3 - 6:02 PM

Miles Mikolas was pounded for six earned runs over 1 2/3 innings Sunday in his Grapefruit League debut against the Astros.

It's silly to overreact to any spring training stat lines, especially this early, but Mikolas looked awful. He gave up seven hits, including a three-run homer to Astros top outfield prospect Kyle Tucker in the top of the first inning. The 29-year-old right-hander will look for better results next time out. He signed a two-year, $15.5 million contract with St. Louis in December after registering a 2.18 ERA over three seasons (424 2/3 innings, 62 starts) in Japan.
Feb 25 - 2:52 PM

Cardinals signed RHP Miles Mikolas to a two-year, $15.5 million contract.

The deal was reported Tuesday morning and it's now official. The Cardinals faced plenty of competition to sign Mikolas after a three-year stint in Japan where he posted a quality 2.18 ERA and 378/69 K/BB ratio in 424 2/3 innings. The club is hoping that his second stint in MLB goes better than his first. The 29-year-old is expected to slide into the Cardinals' rotation in 2018.
Tue, Dec 5, 2017 01:33:00 PM

According to Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports, the Cardinals are nearing a multi-year agreement with free agent right-hander Miles Mikolas.

Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports that it's a two-year deal while Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports hears that it's worth $15.5 million. Mikolas, who appeared in 37 games with the Padres and Rangers from 2012-2014, has spent the last three seasons with the Yomiuri Giants in Japan's Central League while posting a brilliant 2.18 ERA and 378/69 K/BB ratio in 424 2/3 innings over 62 starts. The 29-year-old didn't have much success in his previous chances in the majors, but clearly teams think he has figured something out. Mikolas will provide the Cardinals with additional flexibility with their rotation situation.
Tue, Dec 5, 2017 11:26:00 AM

Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports that the representatives for free agent right-hander Miles Mikolas expect at least 10 MLB offers.

The 29-year-old hurler hasn't pitched in the big leagues since the 2014 season, spending the past three years with the Yomiuri Giants in Japan's Central League. There, he impressed with a 2.18 ERA and 378/69 K/BB ratio in 424 2/3 innings across 62 starts. The Rangers are one club that is rumored to be interested in a reunion, and it sounds like there could be competition for his services, enough so that he could land a big league deal.
Sat, Dec 2, 2017 12:22:00 PM

T.R. Sullivan of writes that the Rangers could consider a reunion with right-hander Miles Mikolas.

Mikolas, who appeared in 37 games with the Padres and Rangers from 2012-2014, has spent the last three seasons with the Yomiuri Giants in Japan's Central League while posting a 2.18 ERA and 378/69 K/BB ratio in 424 2/3 innings over 62 starts. The 29-year-old is a free agent this winter and reportedly wants another shot in the majors. Both sides are familiar with each other and the Rangers have a history of investing in pitchers who have enjoyed success overseas, so it's a logical possibility.
Tue, Oct 10, 2017 02:25:00 PM

Miles Mikolas recently signed a new two-year, $5 million contract with the Yomiuri Giants of the Japanese Central League.

After having his rights sold to the Japanese club prior to this past season, Mikolas went 13-3 with a 1.92 ERA in 21 starts. At 27 years old, Mikolas is still young enough to take another shot at pitching in MLB after his deal with Yomiuri expires.
Thu, Oct 22, 2015 07:37:00 PM

Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports that the Rangers will sell the rights to Miles Mikolas to the Yomiuri Giants of the Japanese Central League.

Mikolas has put up some nice numbers in the minors but holds a 5.32 ERA over 37 appearances at the big league level. He should get a nice salary bump in Japan.
Wed, Nov 12, 2014 12:01:00 AM

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