Originally written on The Fantasy Fix  |  Last updated 3/10/13
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Photo credit: theseoduke After being selected seventh overall in the 2009 Amateur Draft, Mike Minor has seen more bad days than good ones in Atlanta. Even though his strikeout numbers have been more than respectable, his career 4.37 ERA and 1.30 WHIP leave much to be desired. Minor started 30 games for the Braves last year, his first full season in the majors, and posted career-bests in ERA (4.12), WHIP (1.15) and hits per nine innings (7.6), as well as in ERA+ (97), which means he was just below being a league-average pitcher. His K/9, BB/9 and HR/9 weren’t as good as previous years, but his strikeout rate was just a tad below league-average while his walk and home run rates were close to his career minor league numbers and shouldn’t be any worse this year. The first number mentioned above that stands out is Minor’s WHIP of 1.15. He finished 16th among qualified starters in WHIP last year, ahead of Mat Latos, Jonny Cueto, Zack Greinke and many other more dominant starters. So why w...
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