Josh Winder

Josh Winder

27-Year-Old PitcherRP
Minnesota Twins
60-Day IL
Injury Shoulder
Est. Return 5/27/2024
2024 Fantasy Outlook
For the first time in his career Winder didn't start a game in 2023 splitting time between the majors and at Triple-A St. Paul. Winder compiled a 4.15 ERA, 1.41 WHIP and had a 7.27 K/9 in 34.2 innings with the twins, while things were worse at Triple-A pitching to a 6.16 ERA and 1.92 WHIP in 30.2 innings. The 27-year-old seems to have lost any hope at a rotation spot after starting 11 games for the Twins in 2022. Winder should break camp out of the bullpen, but his fantasy upside is lacking with no path to a high leverage role, likely being used in long relief. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a one-year contract with the Twins in March of 2024.
Rehab moved to St. Paul
PMinnesota Twins
Shoulder
May 7, 2024
Winder (shoulder) is continuing his rehab assignment at Triple-A St. Paul, Brandon Warne of Access Twins reported Tuesday.
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Winder's rehab stint began with Low-A Fort Myers on April 30, and despite allowing four runs in 3.2 innings, he'll move up to St. Paul to continue his recovery. Even though he's set to return in late May or early June, Winder isn't guaranteed a big-league roster spot, so he'll likely need to make a strong case during his time at Triple-A to improve his chances.
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Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2022
 
 
-16%
BAA vs LHP
2024
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2023
 
 
-18%
BAA vs LHP
2022
 
 
-16%
BAA vs LHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2022vs Left .238 180 32 14 38 9 1 4
Since 2022vs Right .284 254 43 18 66 18 1 10
2024vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2024vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2023vs Left .236 62 13 5 13 3 1 0
2023vs Right .289 85 15 9 22 6 1 3
2022vs Left .238 118 19 9 25 6 0 4
2022vs Right .282 169 28 9 44 12 0 7
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2022
 
 
-25%
ERA at Home
2024
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2023
 
 
-63%
ERA at Home
2022
 
 
-4%
ERA on Road
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2022Home 3.83 1.23 47.0 3 3 1 7.5 3.3 1.3
Since 2022Away 5.10 1.43 54.2 3 4 0 5.9 2.5 1.2
2024Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2024Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2023Home 2.37 1.26 19.0 2 0 1 6.6 4.3 0.5
2023Away 6.32 1.60 15.2 0 1 0 8.0 2.9 1.1
2022Home 4.82 1.21 28.0 1 3 0 8.0 2.6 1.9
2022Away 4.62 1.36 39.0 3 3 0 5.1 2.3 1.2
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Throwing bullpen Tuesday
PMinnesota Twins
August 9, 2022
Winder, currently out with a shoulder injury, is scheduled to throw a bullpen Tuesday, reports Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com.
ANALYSIS
After being sent down to Triple-A St. Paul before the All-Star break, Winder suffered a shoulder injury before making an appearance for the Saints. Originally, it was expected that he would miss the remainder of the season, but now it appears as though he could be available in September. Whether or not he'll return as a starter is not yet known and Minnesota will surely exercise caution when it comes to the 25-year-old's health.
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2023
2022
Winder began last season in a long relief role and was impressive and given several stints in the starting rotation. He had a 3.68 ERA in his first seven games (three starts) before missing a month due to right shoulder impingement syndrome. He struggled with shoulder issues the rest of the season sandwiching a 5.50 ERA in eight starts around another six weeks on the injured list due to the same shoulder issue. It was the second consecutive season where Winder struggled with shoulder issues which could make him an injury risk. Despite his initial success, he also didn't display some of the underlying positive metrics he had in the minors with just a 6.3 K/9 and 1.48 HR/9. Winder did display his good control as he had a 2.4 BB/9. While he doesn't have an overpowering fastball (94.1 mph average) he has three quality off-speed pitches to keep batters off balance. He'll be in the mix for a spot in the rotation or a tandem-type long relief role this spring, but may need to show he can stay healthy at Triple-A first.
If Winder had finished the year healthy, he would be ranked significantly higher as a fantasy prospect and would be a very intriguing selection in draft-and-hold leagues. Even with his season sputtering out due to shoulder fatigue, he is at least worth monitoring this spring to see if he is back to full strength. A physical specimen at 6-foot-5, 210 pounds, the big righty checks all the boxes for a future starter, provided he can handle the workload. Winder has a mid-90s fastball, two plus secondaries in his mid-80s slider and upper-80s changeup and a fourth-pitch curveball that could be an average offering. He dominated at Double-A (1.98 ERA, 0.93 WHIP, 31.3 K%, 4.8 BB%), but was less dominant in four starts at Triple-A (4.67 ERA, 0.98 WHIP, 22.4 K%, 4.8 BB%). Perhaps his shoulder had already started barking at that point, but it's at least encouraging that even when he didn't have his best stuff, his control was still elite. Despite missing the final two months of the year, Winder got up to 72 innings, so he could push past 100 innings with good health. He is on the 40-man roster, and the Twins' rotation is wide open, so he is a quality sleeper heading into spring training.
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Starting rehab assignment
PMinnesota Twins
Shoulder
April 30, 2024
Winder (shoulder) will begin a rehab assignment with Low-A Fort Myers on Tuesday, team broadcaster John Vittas reports.
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Throws batting practice sessions
PMinnesota Twins
Shoulder
April 20, 2024
Winder (shoulder) threw two live batting practice sessions in Florida in the past week and will next pitch in extended spring training games, Bobby Nightengale of hte Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
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Goes on 60-day IL
PMinnesota Twins
Shoulder
February 26, 2024
The Twins placed Winder (shoulder) on the 60-day injured list Monday.
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Building up slowly in camp
PMinnesota Twins
Shoulder
February 14, 2024
Winder is behind the Twins' other pitchers for the start of spring training while he builds back up from a right scapula stress fracture he suffered late in the 2023 season, Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com reports.
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Optioned to Triple-A
PMinnesota Twins
September 24, 2023
The Twins optioned Winder to Triple-A St. Paul on Sunday.
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