Michael Grove

Michael Grove

25-Year-Old PitcherSP
Los Angeles Dodgers
Out
Injury Knee
Est. Return 2/1/2023
2023 Fantasy Outlook
Grove got his first taste of the majors last season, working mostly as a spot starter and compiling a 4.60 ERA and 1.43 WHIP over seven appearances spanning 29.1 innings. His 7.5% walk rate was in line with his season numbers between Double- and Triple-A, but his 18.0 percent strikeout rate didn't come close to the over-a-strikeout-per-inning promise he showed in each of his minor-league stops. His three-pitch arsenal (mid-90s fastball, high-80s slider, high-70s curveball) is good enough for him to grow in that regard, and Grove has in fact impressed with his overall improvement after posting a 7.86 ERA over 71 innings at Double-A in 2021. Depending on what the Dodgers do in the offseason, there may be a back-end rotation spot up for grabs, and Grove should be a candidate if that scenario plays out. However, there remains a possibility that he ends up in the bullpen long-term. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a $1.23 million contract with the Dodgers in July of 2018.
Out with bruised knee
PLos Angeles Dodgers
Knee
October 2, 2022
Grove was placed on the 15-day injured list Sunday with a bruised left knee, Matthew Moreno of DodgerBlue.com reports.
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Grove had X-rays come back negative after he was struck in the knee by a comebacker during his start against the Rockies on Saturday, and he'll now spend at least the next couple weeks on the injured list. The 25-year-old will be eligible to be activated Oct. 16, but he may not be on the Dodgers' postseason roster even when healthy.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
67
Last 10 Games
67
Last 5 Games
76
How many pitches does Michael Grove generally throw?
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
71-80
 
81-90
 
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111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
71-80
 
81-90
 
91-100
 
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111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
71-80
 
81-90
 
91-100
 
101-110
 
111-120
 
121+
What part of the game does Michael Grove generally pitch?
 
 
 
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Extra
% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2020
 
 
-12%
BAA vs RHP
2022
 
 
-12%
BAA vs RHP
2021
No Stats
2020
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BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2020vs Left .275 75 15 6 19 5 0 4
Since 2020vs Right .241 58 9 4 13 0 1 2
2022vs Left .275 75 15 6 19 5 0 4
2022vs Right .241 58 9 4 13 0 1 2
2021vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2021vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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
 
 
-26%
ERA on Road
2022
 
 
-26%
ERA on Road
2021
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2020
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ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2020Home 5.03 1.68 19.2 1 0 0 7.3 3.7 1.8
Since 2020Away 3.72 0.93 9.2 0 0 0 7.4 1.9 1.9
2022Home 5.03 1.68 19.2 1 0 0 7.3 3.7 1.8
2022Away 3.72 0.93 9.2 0 0 0 7.4 1.9 1.9
2021Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2021Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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 Michael Grove compare to other starting pitchers?
This section compares his stats with all starting pitcher seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 120 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 120 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
2.40
 
K/9
7.4
 
BB/9
3.1
 
HR/9
1.8
 
Fastball
94.4 mph
 
ERA
4.60
 
WHIP
1.43
 
BABIP
.307
 
GB/FB
1.05
 
Left On Base
62.5%
 
Exit Velocity
84.2 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
4.0%
 
Spin Rate
2261 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
26.5%
 
Swinging Strike
10.5%
 
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Struggles in fourth inning
PLos Angeles Dodgers
October 1, 2022
Grove allowed four runs on six hits and two walks while striking out three over five innings in a no-decision versus the Rockies on Saturday.
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Notches first career win
PLos Angeles Dodgers
September 25, 2022
Grove (1-0) earned the win during Sunday's 4-1 victory over St. Louis, allowing one run on three hits and one walk with three strikeouts in five innings.
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Will stay in rotation
PLos Angeles Dodgers
September 24, 2022
Grove is scheduled to start Sunday's game against the Cardinals.
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Fans seven in no-decision
PLos Angeles Dodgers
September 21, 2022
Grove didn't factor into the decision in the first game of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Diamondbacks, giving up five runs (three earned) on nine hits and a walk over five innings. He struck out seven.
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Getting another start
PLos Angeles Dodgers
September 19, 2022
Grove will start Game 1 of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Diamondbacks, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports.
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