Juan Minaya

32-Year-Old PitcherRP
Washington Nationals AAA
2023 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Juan Minaya in 2023. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
$Signed a one-year, minor-league contract with the Nationals in September of 2022.
Signs with Washington
PWashington Nationals  AAA
September 8, 2022
Minaya signed a minor-league contract Wednesday with the Nationals.
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After being released from his minor-league deal with the Twins over the weekend, Minaya quickly found a home in a new organization. He appeared in relief Wednesday for Triple-A Rochester, tossing a scoreless inning against Syracuse. The 31-year-old could be a candidate for a promotion to the big club down the stretch if Washington requires an extra relief arm.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
29
Last 10 Games
29
Last 5 Games
29
How many pitches does Juan Minaya generally throw?
 
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121+
What part of the game does Juan Minaya generally pitch?
 
 
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2020
 
 
-17%
BAA vs RHP
2022
 
 
-56%
BAA vs LHP
2021
 
 
-37%
BAA vs RHP
2020
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BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2020vs Left .219 78 16 12 14 2 0 1
Since 2020vs Right .181 134 38 13 21 7 0 3
2022vs Left .125 18 4 2 2 0 0 0
2022vs Right .286 27 7 3 6 1 0 0
2021vs Left .250 60 12 10 12 2 0 1
2021vs Right .158 107 31 10 15 6 0 3
2020vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2020
 
 
-54%
ERA on Road
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-55%
ERA at Home
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-79%
ERA on Road
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ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2020Home 4.15 1.35 26.0 2 1 0 7.3 4.5 1.0
Since 2020Away 1.90 1.06 23.2 1 0 0 12.5 4.6 0.4
2022Home 4.05 1.35 6.2 1 0 0 10.8 5.4 0.0
2022Away 9.00 1.33 3.0 0 0 0 9.0 3.0 0.0
2021Home 4.19 1.34 19.1 1 1 0 6.1 4.2 1.4
2021Away 0.87 1.02 20.2 1 0 0 13.1 4.8 0.4
2020Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Juan Minaya compare to other relievers?
This section compares his stats with all relief pitcher seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 30 innings)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity, Barrels/BBE %, Balls Hit 95+ MPH %, and Spin Rate are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 30 IP). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • K/BB
    Strikeout to walk ratio.
  • K/9
    Average strikeouts per nine innings.
  • BB/9
    Average walks per nine innings.
  • HR/9
    Average home runs allowed per nine innings.
  • Fastball
    Average fastball velocity.
  • ERA
    Earned run average. The average earned runs allowed per nine innings.
  • WHIP
    Walks plus hits per inning pitched.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many balls in play against a pitcher go for hits.
  • GB/FB
    Groundball to flyball ratio. The higher the number, the more likely a pitcher is to induce groundballs.
  • Left On Base
    The percentage of base runners that a pitcher strands on base over the course of a season.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Barrels/BBE
    The percentage of batted ball events resulting in a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
  • Spin Rate
    Spin Rate is the rate of spin on a baseball after it is released. It is measured in revolutions per minute (rpm).
  • Balls Hit 95+ MPH
    The percentage of batted balls hit that met or exceeded the 95 MPH threshold.
  • Swinging Strike
    The percentage of pitches that result in a swing and a miss.
K/BB
2.20
 
K/9
10.2
 
BB/9
4.7
 
HR/9
0.0
 
Fastball
93.9 mph
 
ERA
5.59
 
WHIP
1.34
 
BABIP
.330
 
GB/FB
1.75
 
Left On Base
53.8%
 
Exit Velocity
79.7 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
0.0%
 
Spin Rate
1923 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
19.4%
 
Swinging Strike
12.6%
 
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After finishing the 2017 season as the White Sox's closer, Minaya struggled out of the gates in 2018, posting a 10.80 ERA and 5:9 K:BB through his first five appearances (3.1 innings). He wound up spending the first two months of the season bouncing between Triple-A and the majors. The right-hander turned things around when he returned to Chicago in June, posting a 2.70 ERA and 53:20 K:BB with the big club over the remainder of the season. Minaya started throwing a split-finger changeup late in 2017 and made it a fairly big part of his repertoire in 2018 (23.3%). That pitch helped him cut his HR/9 from 1.44 to 0.58. He still walks too many batters (5.6 BB/9 in 2018), but after his second-half improvement, Minaya should be locked into an Opening Day roster spot, likely as the No. 3 or 4 righty in the bullpen.
In addition to losing Nate Jones to a season-ending elbow injury, the White Sox traded several key members of their bullpen to contending clubs in 2017, opening up save chances for Minaya during the final two months of the season. While he finished the season 9-for-10 converting those opportunities, he's unlikely to return to that role to begin 2018 after a January trade brought Joakim Soria into the mix. He showed the ability to miss bats at a healthy clip, striking out 27.7 percent of the batters he faced, but he was susceptible to the long ball (1.4 HR/9) and prone to issuing too many walks (10.9 percent), raising questions about his chances of remaining in a high-leverage role long term. Minaya works with a 93-96 mph fastball, while mixing in curveballs and sliders. If he can improve the command of his breaking pitches, the control might improve enough for him to become another success story for pitching coach Don Cooper.
Minaya began the season in the Astros organization, but some early-season struggles didn't keep him there long. Houston initially protected him from the Rule 5 draft by adding him to the 40-man roster, but they designated him for assignment in mid-June, after which the White Sox plucked him off waivers. The 26-year-old then turned things around a bit in the Chicago system, producing a 3.38 ERA and 9.6 K/9 across 26.2 innings with Triple-A Charlotte. This performance warranted a September call-up for the reliever, and although he found success at first, the wheels came off as he stumbled to the finish line with a 4.35 ERA and a 1.45 WHIP. Minaya isn't a high-profile prospect, although his lively fastball does create a lot of swing-and-miss potential going forward. The right-hander will likely be in the hunt for a spot in the major league bullpen during the spring, although his control issues may inhibit his ability to lock down anything more than a middle-relief role when he is up with the White Sox.
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Cut loose by Minnesota
PFree Agent  AAA
September 4, 2022
The Twins released Minaya on Sunday.
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Accepts outright assignment
PMinnesota Twins  AAA
July 6, 2022
Minaya was outrighted to Triple-A St. Paul on Wednesday, Dan Hayes of The Athletic reports.
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Designated for assignment
PMinnesota Twins  AAA
July 4, 2022
Minaya was designated for assignment Monday, Betsy Helfand of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
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Called up to Minnesota
PMinnesota Twins  AAA
July 1, 2022
Minaya had his contract selected from Triple-A St. Paul on Friday.
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Clears waivers
PMinnesota Twins  AAA
June 11, 2022
Minaya cleared waivers Saturday and was outrighted to Triple-A St. Paul, Brandon Warne of Access Twins reports.
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