Mike Mayers

Mike Mayers

30-Year-Old PitcherRP
 Free Agent  
Free Agent
2023 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Mike Mayers in 2023. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
RANKSFrom Preseason
$Signed a one-year, $2.15 milion contract with the Angels in March of 2022.
Chooses free agency
PFree Agent  
October 6, 2022
Mayers elected free agency Thursday, per the Sam Blum of The Athletic.
ANALYSIS
Mayers spent the majority of the season in the majors with the Angels, and he worked as both a starter and reliever. He didn't experience much success in either role, maintaining a 5.68 ERA, 1.38 WHIP and a 45:18 K:BB across 50.2 frames. Mayers has been effective as a reliever in past campaigns, so it's possible that he finds a big-league deal with a new club over the winter.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
37
Last 10 Games
65
Last 5 Games
62
How many pitches does Mike Mayers generally throw?
 
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121+
 
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121+
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2020
 
 
-16%
BAA vs LHP
2022
 
 
-11%
BAA vs LHP
2021
Even Split
2020
 
 
-57%
BAA vs LHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2020vs Left .215 308 95 30 59 11 0 14
Since 2020vs Right .255 351 83 23 82 14 2 14
2022vs Left .242 103 21 11 22 4 0 8
2022vs Right .273 120 24 7 30 3 0 7
2021vs Left .250 142 47 16 31 6 0 5
2021vs Right .250 173 43 10 40 8 2 6
2020vs Left .100 63 27 3 6 1 0 1
2020vs Right .235 58 16 6 12 3 0 1
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2020
 
 
-47%
ERA on Road
2022
 
 
-59%
ERA on Road
2021
 
 
-37%
ERA on Road
2020
 
 
-62%
ERA on Road
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2020Home 5.08 1.31 85.0 3 4 2 9.5 2.8 1.9
Since 2020Away 2.69 1.14 70.1 5 2 2 11.1 3.3 1.2
2022Home 7.96 1.65 26.0 0 1 0 6.9 2.8 3.5
2022Away 3.28 1.09 24.2 1 0 0 9.1 3.6 1.8
2021Home 4.61 1.34 41.0 1 3 1 9.4 3.1 1.5
2021Away 2.91 1.24 34.0 4 2 1 12.4 3.2 1.1
2020Home 2.00 0.72 18.0 2 0 1 13.5 2.0 0.5
2020Away 0.77 0.94 11.2 0 0 1 11.6 3.1 0.0
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Stat Review
How does Mike Mayers 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
2.50
 
K/9
8.0
 
BB/9
3.2
 
HR/9
2.7
 
Fastball
93.6 mph
 
ERA
5.68
 
WHIP
1.38
 
BABIP
.274
 
GB/FB
0.97
 
Left On Base
71.4%
 
Exit Velocity
83.1 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
5.9%
 
Spin Rate
2223 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
29.2%
 
Swinging Strike
11.6%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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It took six seasons, but Mayers finally became fantasy relevant while working at the back end of the Angels' bullpen. Manager Joe Maddon went to him quite frequently over the course of the season, allowing Mayers to pick up five wins and two saves while striking out 90. The ratios held down his fantasy value, as did the fact that Raisel Iglesias was around all season in dominant fashion. The fact Iglesias re-signed with the club further cements Mayers into a middle-relief role, and he would become a stronger insurance policy if he could keep his homers (1.4 HR/9 career) under control. The expected stats show both his fastball and cutter should have performed better, but a rough May (7.71 ERA, 2.06 WHIP) was tough to overcome. He should have a similar role this season, but you can wait until the reserve rounds to roster him in deeper formats.
Relievers can pop up out of nowhere, and that's seemingly what Mayers did in the short 2020 campaign. After posting a 7.03 ERA in 80.2 career innings prior to last season, he broke out as a 28-year-old to toss 30.0 innings with a 2.10 ERA and 0.90 WHIP. While a .242 BABIP certainly didn't hurt, he deserves the majority of the credit for his excellent numbers. He posted a poor 18.7 K% through 2019 but saw that number spike to 35.5% last season, a number he paired with a 7.4 BB%. That's a dramatic shift, but he added an entirely new pitch to his arsenal, throwing his new cutter nearly a quarter of the time, so there's a good chance the improvements stick. A low 32.8% groundball rate hints at potential homer problems in the future, but overall he looks legitimately like a high-leverage arm. The Angels' acquisition of Raisel Iglesias means he won't pick up saves to start the year, but he should be next in line.
Mayers put together a modest 3.73 ERA and 1.32 WHP over 16 starts at Triple-A Memphis in 2016, but there is little reason to think he'll be used as a starter in the big leagues. He stumbled in his brief taste with St. Louis, allowing a whopping 16 runs over 5.1 innings spread across four treacherous outings, three of which came in September after rosters expanded. Coming off that brutal display, the odds are stacked against Mayers starting the season in the majors, let alone making his way up before the All-Star break. While in the minors, Mayers will look to improve his control, which has hindered his performance at every level. Between Double-A Springfield and Triple-A Memphis in 2016, Mayers logged a 3.0 BB/9.
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Clears waivers
PLos Angeles Angels  
October 3, 2022
The Angels outrighted Mayers to Triple-A Salt Lake on Sunday.
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Cast off 40-man
PLos Angeles Angels  
September 27, 2022
Mayers was designated for assignment by the Angels on Tuesday.
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Not starting this week
PLos Angeles Angels  
September 19, 2022
Mayers is expected to remain in the bullpen this week while Tucker Davidson re-enters the rotation to start Wednesday's game against the Rangers, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.
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Slated to start Tuesday
PLos Angeles Angels  
September 19, 2022
Mayers is scheduled to start Tuesday's game against the Rangers in Arlington.
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Pounded in relief
PLos Angeles Angels  
September 12, 2022
Mayers allowed five runs on five hits and two walks while striking out three batters against Houston on Sunday. He did not factor in the decision.
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