Mike Minor
P KC
2 days ago

Minor struck out one in a perfect ninth inning to nail down his second save in Thursday's 1-0 win over the Blue Jays.

EDGE Analysis

Minor was the fourth Kansas City reliever used to complete a two-hit shutout started by Jason Vargas. Manager Ned Yost's latest choice for the ninth-inning role has gotten off to a hot start as the closer, allowing just one hit while posting a 4:0 K:BB in locking down a pair of one-run victories.

Mike Minor
P KC
1 week ago

Minor collected the first save of his career after allowing a hit and striking out the side in Friday's game against the Indians.

EDGE Analysis

With manager Ned Yost trying out a carousel of ninth-inning options, Minor came through to end Cleveland's record-breaking 22-game winning streak. The left-hander has been on fire this month, collecting six wins, five holds and now -- in his 171st MLB game -- his first career save. Minor isn't your prototypical closer, but there's no reason for Yost to try anything else until the 29-year-old falters.

Mike Minor
P KC
1 week ago

Minor picked up his 17th hold of the season after issuing a walk and striking out two over 1.1 innings Thursday against Cleveland.

EDGE Analysis

Minor continues to rack up fantasy-worthy marks as the season winds down. He now has five holds and one win to show for his six appearances this month.

Mike Minor
P KC
2 weeks ago

Minor allowed one run on three hits over two innings against the White Sox on Tuesday to capture his 16th hold of the year.

EDGE Analysis

The 29-year-old has picked up four holds and a win over his last five appearances. Minor's comeback from shoulder surgery -- and transition from starter to reliever -- has been nothing less than remarkable. In his first MLB campaign since 2014, the left-hander owns a career-best 2.73 ERA and 1.02 WHIP over a career-high 58 appearances.

Mike Minor
P KC
2 weeks ago

Minor will split the ninth-inning duties with Brandon Maurer and Scott Alexander moving forward, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Minor hasn't had any opportunities to be the ninth-inning man for the Royals up to this point in the season, but with manager Ned Yost's removal of Kelvin Herrera from the role, it appears as though the 29-year-old will get a chance to shine in the near future. During the course of the season, Minor has accumulated a 2.82 ERA and 1.01 WHIP to go along with a 76:18 K:BB over 67 innings. It remains to be seen how the Royals will handle this situation, but Minor should warrant a few opportunities in the immediate future.

Mike Minor
P KC
3 weeks ago

Minor struck out two during a scoreless eighth inning Sunday against the Twins en route to his 14th hold of the year.

EDGE Analysis

After blowing three saves and shouldering a few losses in August, Minor has bounced back nicely in his first two outings this month. He's allowed just one hit through two one-inning appearances, logging a hold in each of his September games.

Mike Minor
P KC
1 month ago

Minor struck out three over 1.2 perfect innings Tuesday against Colorado to earn his 12th hold of the season.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran reliever had been riding high through most of the campaign before hitting a wall just before August. In seven appearances between July 29 and Aug. 15, Minor posted a 6.23 ERA while being tagged with two blown saves and three losses. He seems to be back on track now, though, as the southpaw has allowed just one hit while striking out seven over his last two games (four innings).

Mike Minor
P KC
1 month ago

Minor has allowed nine runs (eight earned) on 13 hits over his last 11 appearances (12.2 innings), and has recorded 14 strikeouts.

EDGE Analysis

Minor had given up only nine runs across 43.1 innings prior to this stretch, so hopefully he can rediscover his form from the first half. The left-hander still features a 2.73 ERA and 1.04 WHIP with 60 strikeouts over 56 innings this season, his first as a reliever at the major-league level.

Mike Minor
P KC
2 months ago

Minor struck out one in a clean sixth inning Thursday against Detroit to pick up his 10th hold of the season.

EDGE Analysis

The sixth-year southpaw entered with two men on base as the Tigers were mounting a rally against starter Danny Duffy. Minor erased the trouble without a problem, lowering his career-best ERA and WHIP to 2.31 and 0.99, respectively. He's been a pleasant surprise in his first season as a reliever -- and first MLB campaign since 2014 with Atlanta -- but his fantasy value is extremely limited.

Mike Minor
P KC
3 months ago

Minor has a 1.93 ERA and 0.99 WHIP with 37 strikeouts over 37.1 innings this season.

EDGE Analysis

The left-hander has a 3-1 record and has recorded eight holds for the Royals. Minor's first season out of the bullpen has been a resounding success thus far, as he is holding opponents to a .195/.262/.278 slash line and has stifled left-handed hitters even more so. The former starter has a respectable 8.9 K/9 and has given up only one home run this season.