Tommy Milone

Tommy Milone

35-Year-Old PitcherRP
2023 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Tommy Milone in 2023. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
$Signed a one-year, minor-league contract with the Mariners in December of 2022.
Rejoins Seattle
PSeattle Mariners  NRI
December 15, 2022
Milone signed a minor-league contract with the Mariners on Thursday.
ANALYSIS
Milone spent the majority of the 2022 season with Triple-A Tacoma and maintained a 2.68 ERA with a 1.02 WHIP across 40.1 innings. He appeared as a reliever for short stints in Seattle and will likely serve as organizational depth once again in 2023.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
34
Last 10 Games
34
Last 5 Games
31
How many pitches does Tommy Milone generally throw?
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
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81-90
 
91-100
 
101-110
 
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+
 
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 Tommy Milone generally pitch?
 
 
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2020
 
 
-14%
BAA vs LHP
2022
 
 
-40%
BAA vs RHP
2021
 
 
-28%
BAA vs LHP
2020
 
 
-26%
BAA vs LHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2020vs Left .271 76 20 5 19 4 3 6
Since 2020vs Right .315 239 42 10 70 17 2 10
2022vs Left .333 15 3 0 5 2 0 2
2022vs Right .200 54 2 6 9 2 0 2
2021vs Left .250 19 7 3 4 1 1 1
2021vs Right .348 46 10 0 16 4 0 2
2020vs Left .256 42 10 2 10 1 2 3
2020vs Right .344 139 30 4 45 11 2 6
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2020
 
 
-13%
ERA at Home
2022
 
 
-48%
ERA at Home
2021
 
 
-17%
ERA on Road
2020
 
 
-8%
ERA at Home
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2020Home 5.92 1.50 38.0 1 3 1 8.5 1.4 1.9
Since 2020Away 6.82 1.48 31.2 2 2 0 7.4 2.6 2.3
2022Home 3.86 0.86 9.1 0 1 0 4.8 2.9 1.0
2022Away 7.36 1.64 7.1 1 0 0 0.0 3.7 3.7
2021Home 7.11 1.74 6.1 1 0 1 9.9 1.4 2.8
2021Away 5.87 1.57 7.2 0 0 0 11.7 2.3 1.2
2020Home 6.45 1.70 22.1 0 2 0 9.7 0.8 2.0
2020Away 7.02 1.38 16.2 1 2 0 8.6 2.2 2.2
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Stat Review
How does Tommy Milone 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
0.83
 
K/9
2.7
 
BB/9
3.2
 
HR/9
2.2
 
Fastball
86.7 mph
 
ERA
5.40
 
WHIP
1.20
 
BABIP
.192
 
GB/FB
0.54
 
Left On Base
69.4%
 
Exit Velocity
81.2 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
5.3%
 
Spin Rate
2011 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
13.8%
 
Swinging Strike
6.7%
 
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Milone pitched reasonably well for Baltimore in six starts last season, compiling a 3.99 ERA (3.85 FIP), 1.26 WHIP and 31:4 K:BB over 29.1 innings. The southpaw's showing was strong enough for Atlanta to acquire him in a midseason trade in which they yielded a pair of prospects. However those prospects turn out, it's safe to say that the Braves would like a do-over, as Milone imploded to the tune of 16 earned runs over 9.2 frames covering three starts before he was shut down with left elbow inflammation. As has been the case in recent years, Milone was hit hard by opposing batters, registering a 2.08 HR/9 and 42.9 Hard%. It's a testament to Milone's changeup that he notched the highest K-rate of his career (22.1%) despite firing one of MLB's slowest fastballs (86.1 mph), but he's still a below-average strikeout pitcher. Given his 5.80 ERA since 2016, Milone could struggle to find a landing spot in 2021.
Milone added the primary pitcher role to his resume in 2019, making most of his appearances in bulk relief behind an opener. The change had little impact on his profile as a soft-throwing southpaw, as his feeble strikeout rate (20.8%) was only slightly better than his career norm. Milone's most obvious flaw is his inability to throw hard. In 2019, he hurled four-seam fastballs 43.7% of the time with an average velocity of 87.1 mph, among the slowest marks in the majors. While that kept the exit velocity of batted balls relatively low, Milone's extreme flyball rate (44.8%) resulted in an elevated home-run rate (1.9 HR/9) that ranked in the bottom 5% among all pitchers. Milone did do a good job of limiting walks (5.1 BB%), but that is partially attributable to the eagerness of opposing hitters to mash the soft stuff thrown at them. Milone has little to offer to fantasy squads and should be avoided altogether.
Milone's season ended a couple of weeks early as he needed to have a bone spur removed from his pitching elbow, and he had to settle for a minor-league deal with the Nationals this offseason. Milone is coming off a terrible year in which he gave up 15 homers in 48 innings of work that was split between the rotation and the bullpen. He was not effective in either capacity. The left-hander has pitched fewer than 30 innings of relief in his career and has seen a bump in strikeout rate, but was also hit harder around those strikeouts than he was as a starter. That was in a very small sample and Milone's best path forward is to attempt to make the Nationals' bullpen out of spring training as a long man out of the bullpen.
Milone dominated at Triple-A Rochester for a second consecutive season with a 1.66 ERA and 7.6 K/9, but he struggled again at the major league level. He bounced from the bullpen to the rotation but had just a 6.4 K/9 and 5.71 ERA. Milone has good but not elite control and groundball rates, which aren't enough to overcome an 87.6 mph average fastball in the majors. At 30 years old, he may spend most of his time at Triple-A again in 2017, but he'll compete for his roster spot with the Brewers during spring training after inking a minor league deal with Milwaukee in December.
Milone had a solid season in Minnesota's rotation but it's not clear if he'll win a rotation spot this spring. Milone began the season as the fifth starter and was sent to the minors after posting a 4.76 ERA in four starts. He then dominated the competition at Triple-A with a 0.70 ERA and 47:3 K:BB ratio in 38.2 innings. When called back to the majors he went 7-4 with a 3.74 ERA, missing two weeks with a mild left flexor strain. Despite his success, Milone's upside appears limited given his mediocre 6.3 K/9 and a meager 87.8 mph average fastball. While he has good control (2.5 BB/9) he's not a groundball specialist to offset his lack of strikeouts. He'll compete for the fifth starter role this spring, but it wouldn't be surprising to see him shuffle between Triple-A and the majors.
Milone was traded to Minnesota in late July after he couldn't hold a spot in the Oakland rotation despite a 3.55 ERA. While his Oakland numbers looked good at first glance, he struck out just 61 batters over 96.1 innings, while pitching more than half of his innings at pitcher-friendly O.co Coliseum. After he was traded to Minnesota and called up to the majors, he was hit hard, giving up 17 earned runs in 21.2 innings. His main problem was a career-low 5.7 K/9. He has good enough control (2.8 BB/9) that a bounceback to his previous strikeout rate could return him to the form he saw in Oakland, where his home-road splits were not overly uneven. He'll compete for the fifth starter role with the Twins this spring.
After a strong 2012, Milone struggled in 2013 and lost his spot in the A's rotation and even spent some time in Triple-A. Milone's strikeout rate rose from 6.5 to 7.3 K/9, but his walk rate and home-run rate also rose, which led to his ERA climbing above 4.00 on the season. Milone started the season well and had a 3.13 ERA on May 7, but he could not maintain that form and found himself on the outside of the A's rotation by August. If Milone can go back to limiting walks at his previous rates, while maintaining his increased strikeout rate, he stands a chance to earn the fifth starter role in a competition coming out of spring training.
Milone came over from the Nationals in the Gio Gonzalez trade and slotted right into the A's rotation. While he won't overpower anyone, his impeccable command kept him in the rotation all year and allowed him to rack up 15 wins. Milone is unlikely to become an asset in strikeouts and his margin for error is slim with his stuff, but he will provide a large volume of innings with decent ratios. He is a flyball pitcher so he is greatly aided by playing in Oakland, and Milone can at least be targeted late in drafts and in daily formats for home games. Keep in mind, however, that he carried a 4.83 ERA and 1.52 WHIP in 16 road starts thanks in large part to 18 homers allowed in 91.1 innings in those outings.
Milone spent most of 2011 with Syracuse, but did make five starts for the Nationals down the stretch. He features a fastball that averaged 87.9 mph last season along with a change-up (79.4 mph), cutter (84.5 mph) and a slow curveball (74.2 mph). His control is impeccable, as he's walked only 20 batters in 174.1 innings. However, he is an extreme flyball pitcher, which will be a problem when he logs more innings in the majors. He should start the season in Triple-A, but might vie for a spot in the A's rotation after being sent to Oakland as part of the Gio Gonzalez deal.
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Back in action at Triple-A
PSeattle Mariners  NRI
September 5, 2022
Milone (neck) returned to action for Triple-A Tacoma on Thursday and allowed four earned runs on three hits and two walks while striking out two over 1.2 innings.
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Re-signs with Seattle
PSeattle Mariners  NRI
Neck
August 30, 2022
Milone (neck) re-signed Aug. 19 with the Mariners on a minor-league contract.
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Cut by Seattle
PFree Agent  NRI
Neck
August 9, 2022
The Mariners released Milone (neck) on Thursday.
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To 15-day IL
PSeattle Mariners  NRI
Neck
July 30, 2022
Milone was placed on the 15-day injured list Saturday with a cervical muscle strain, Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times reports.
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Works in long relief Sunday
PSeattle Mariners  NRI
July 25, 2022
Milone logged 2.1 innings out of the bullpen in a loss to the Astros on Sunday, allowing two earned runs on a hit and three walks while recording a strikeout.
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