26-Year-Old Pitcher – Free Agent
2018 Fantasy Baseball Outlook
There was no outlook written for Michael Ynoa in 2018. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
Michael Ynoa Contract Information:
Signed a minor-league contract with the White Sox in October of 2017. Released by the White Sox in March of 2018.
Ynoa agreed to a minor-league deal with the White Sox.
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2017 Stat Review for Michael Ynoa As compared to the top 100 relief pitchers in 2016 (min 55 in)
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Michael Ynoa: Past News Updates ( ▲ View most recent update )
RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
There was no outlook written for Michael Ynoa.
Despite spending six years in the minors at or below the High-A level, Ynoa climbed the ladder quickly during his age-24 season. He began the season with Double-A Birmingham, but was sent to Triple-A Charlotte after four scoreless innings in his first dose of the level. The tall right-hander struggled with control (like he had in the past), but his stellar strikeout abilities earned him a callup to the south side in June. His first couple months in the big leagues definitely posed some problems, as his 4.76 ERA and 1.94 WHIP in early August portray, although he settled down after that by allowing just four earned runs over his final 18.2 innings pitched of the season while continuing to strike out roughly a batter per inning. The young reliever even managed to walk batters at a 3.9 BB/9 pace, one of the better rates of his career. Ynoa definitely needs to command his arsenal better, but his swing-and-miss stuff could help him carve out a larger role in the White Sox's bullpen in 2017.
Ynoa received much publicity when he signed with the A’s as a 16-year-old in 2008, and he drew comps to Felix Hernandez and Pedro Martinez. However, he has yet to crack the Double-A level through his age-23 season. He spent all of 2015 at High-A as a reliever, where he posted one of the better lines of his minor league career. He struck out more than a batter per inning and posted a career-best 2.61 ERA. Still, he needs to cut down on his walks and pitch more effectively when the bases are empty. It may not be long to the majors if he stays in the bullpen and remains effective.
Ynoa, signed by the A's as a 16-year-old in 2008, has been oft injured and even when healthy, not particularly effective. He struggled in 2014 at High-A Stockton, allowing a 5.52 ERA over 45.2 innings despite a nasty 12.6 K/9. Ynoa's issues are still with control, as he allowed a 4.1 BB/9 and while that was down from his insane 7.3 BB/9 in a small sample in 2013, it is still way too high. Ynoa is now 23 years old with a 4.81 ERA over 161 minor league innings, and whatever huge hype he had as a teenager has dissipated rapidly due to injuries and performance. The strikeout rate alone will lead the A's to keep trying to develop him, but the chances that Ynoa becomes a star are pretty slim at this point.
The A's signed Ynoa to a record signing bonus when he was 16 years old, and he proceeded to miss two entire seasons with arm issues in 2009 and 2011. Ynoa had his biggest workload in 2013, throwing 75.2 innings over 21 starts between Low-A and High A. He thrived at Low-A Beloit (2.14 ERA in 54.2 innings), but struggled with a 7.71 ERA over 21 innings upon his promotion to High-A Stockton. Even with the disappointing results after the promotion, Ynoa showed flashes of the talent the A's saw when they signed him by carrying a 8.6 K/9 in 2013, but his control issues (4.2 BB/9) need to be fixed if he is ever going to fulfill the hype that surrounded him when he was signed.
Inoa is expected to pitch in the Arizona Rookie League at some point in 2009 after the A's won a well-publicized bidding war for the then 16-year-old's services. He didn't pitch at all last summer after signing, but has begun to throw for the A's at their academy down in the Dominican Republic. He's considered a once-in-a-decade talent, and the sky is considered the limit if he can stay healthy. The A's recent track record of developing pitching talent played a large role in Inoa's decision.