Michael King
24-Year-Old PitcherRP
2019 Fantasy Outlook
King spent time at each of the three highest levels of the minors last season, posting good numbers at each stop. In 24 total starts and one relief appearance, the 23-year-old recorded a stellar 1.79 ERA. He backed that number up with excellent peripherals, striking out 24.4% of opposing batters while walking just 4.4%. The breakout season was something of a surprise for a pitcher who hadn't recorded a strikeout rate higher than 17.8% at any prior minor-league stop and who was a 12th-round pick in 2016. He had hardly any hype when the Yankees acquired him in exchange for Garrett Cooper and Caleb Smith last offseason, but New York has one of the best reputations for player development in the league, so there's reason to believe his improvements will stick. Grades on his stuff remain mediocre, but it's possible he gets a shot as a control-first back-end starter as soon as this summer. Read Past Outlooks
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Hurls two innings in debut
PNew York Yankees
September 28, 2019
King gave up one unearned run in two innings against the Rangers on Friday. He allowed two hits and struck out one batter.
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King made his major-league debut eight days after he was called up to join the Yankees. He allowed an unearned run after committing an error in the eighth inning but otherwise looked sharp in his two frames, throwing 24 of 41 pitches for strikes and surrendering only a pair of singles. The 24-year-old is not in consideration for the postseason roster but could compete for a spot with the big club next season.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
41
Last 10 Games
41
Last 5 Games
41
How many pitches does Michael King generally throw?
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
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111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
71-80
 
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111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
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71-80
 
81-90
 
91-100
 
101-110
 
111-120
 
121+
What part of the game does Michael King generally pitch?
 
 
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-20%
BAA vs RHP
2019
 
 
-20%
BAA vs RHP
2018
No Stats
2017
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BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2017vs Left .250 4 1 0 1 0 0 0
Since 2017vs Right .200 5 0 0 1 0 0 0
2019vs Left .250 4 1 0 1 0 0 0
2019vs Right .200 5 0 0 1 0 0 0
2018vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2017
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2019
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2018
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2017
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ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2017Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Since 2017Away 0.00 1.00 2.0 0 0 0 4.5 0.0 0.0
2019Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019Away 0.00 1.00 2.0 0 0 0 4.5 0.0 0.0
2018Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Michael King 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
0.00
 
K/9
4.5
 
BB/9
0.0
 
HR/9
0.0
 
Fastball
91.5 mph
 
ERA
0.00
 
WHIP
1.00
 
BABIP
.301
 
GB/FB
0.60
 
Left On Base
50.0%
 
Exit Velocity
81.3 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
0.0%
 
Spin Rate
2317 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
12.5%
 
Swinging Strike
2.4%
 
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Summoned to majors
PNew York Yankees
September 19, 2019
King's contract was purchased from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Thursday.
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Returns to Triple-A
PNew York Yankees
August 15, 2019
King was promoted to Triple-A Scranton-Wilkes Barre on Thursday, Greg Johnson of The Trentonian reports.
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Active at Double-A
PNew York Yankees
August 15, 2019
King (elbow) is active and is pitching in the rotation with Double-A Trenton.
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Begins rehab assignment
PNew York Yankees
Elbow
July 11, 2019
King (elbow) threw a rehab inning for the Yankees' Gulf Coast League affiliate Wednesday, Erik Boland of Newsday reports.
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Returning to mound
PNew York Yankees
Elbow
July 8, 2019
King (elbow) will make a rehab appearance with the Gulf Coast League Yankees on Thursday.
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