Happy Birthday To An Atlanta Braves Pitcher

Sep 28, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Mike Minor (36) throws a pitch against the Philadelphia Phillies in the sixth inning at Turner Field. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

The Holiday season is pretty full for a particular Atlanta Braves pitcher.

Once the day of Christmas is over, Mike Minor has a birthday party to think of.  Minor celebrates his birthday on December 26, 1987 as he is now 26 years of age.

Mike was a standout pitcher for Vanderbilt University and was the Braves 1st round pick (7th overall selection) in the 2009 MLB draft.

Now, Minor is a regular left handed pitcher in the Braves rotation and looks to expand his potential in 2014.

As the 2013 progressed before the All-Star break, Minor was having a stellar season and was in the talks to be the NL starting pitcher for the All-Star game.  But a couple loses and poor performances (pretty much all of June) led Minor out of the decisions and even out of the game.

He finished the year with a 13-9 record and a 3.21 ERA with 181 strikeouts and only 46 walks.  He eclipsed the 200 inning mark for the first time in 2013 with 204.2.

For 2014, Minor is projected to be the Braves number 2 or number 3 starting pitcher in the rotation.

Happy Birthday Mike Minor!





Topics: Atlanta Braves, FanSided, Mike Minor

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  • Matthew Jones

    I do wonder if Minor had over 200 strikeouts last season if the pundits would be saying he’s our new ace…

    • fireboss

      He had an Ace-like year. If he does it a couple more times he might well earn that title, he’s certainly a number one on many teams. Time and consistency will tell if he’s more.

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