Mike Minor

Kansas City Royals

Pitch Repertoire At-A-Glance

Mike Minor has thrown 19,139 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2010 and 2021, all of them occuring in the MLB Regular Season. In 2021, he has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (91mph) and Slider (86mph), also mixing in a Curve using a Knuckle Curve grip (81mph) and Change using a Circle Change grip (85mph). He also rarely throws a Sinker (89mph).


In 2021, compared to other LHP:
His fourseam fastball is straight as an arrow, results in more flyballs compared to other pitchers' fourseamers, has some natural sinking action and has essentially average velo. His slider has short glove-side cut and is much harder than usual. His curve using a knuckle curve grip has an exceptional bite, is a real worm killer that generates an extreme number of groundballs compared to other pitchers' curves and is much harder than usual. His change using a circle change grip is much firmer than usual and has slight armside fade. His sinker (take this with a grain of salt because he's only thrown 3 of them in 2021) is basically never swung at and missed compared to other pitchers' sinkers, is an extreme flyball pitch compared to other pitchers' sinkers and has slight armside run.