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Kyle Muller lasted only 2 1/3 innings against the Reds Thursday, allowing five hits, six runs (all earned), and three walks while striking out one batter. It was a blowout win for the Reds and Muller's record fell to 2-4. He threw 72 pitches, 45 were strikes. He carries a 4.17 ERA.
Muller was optioned to Triple-A after the game and he said he knew what things he has to work on. He made a favorable impression while up with the big club and most likely has a terrific career ahead of him. Huascar Ynoa will be activated to replace him in the rotation.
Kyle Muller pitched 4 2/3 innings against the Nationals Friday, allowing two hits, three runs (all earned), and two walks while striking out three batters. He did not factor into the decision. He threw 80 pitches, 51 for strikes. He carries a 2.88 ERA.
Muller is obviously not fully developed as an MLB starting pitcher yet, but he will get there, and his future looks good. To rely on him in fantasy right now is a bit of a stretch, you can probably find a better pitcher that has the ability to go deeper into games, thus having opportunities for wins and quality starts, on waivers but Muller does show promise.
Kyle Muller pitched five innings against the Brewers Saturday, allowing four hits, one run (earned), and two walks while striking out seven batters. The Braves breezed to a victory but Muller got a no-decision for his effort. He threw 87 pitches, 54 for strikes. He carries a 2.43.
Today the pitch count got away from him and manager Brian Snitker ended his day early, just not pressing the rookie just yet. Muller certainly appears to have a good future ahead of him.
Kyle Muller pitched five innings against the Mets in the first game of the doubleheader Monday, allowing four hits and two walks while striking out three batters. The Braves bullpen pitched an additional two shutout innings and Muller earned the victory, his record stands at 2-3 on the year. He threw 75 pitches, 46 for strikes. He carries a 2.55 ERA.
At some point, manager Brian Snitker is going to free Muller and let him pitch deeper into games and hopefully, that will happen soon. Muller has not pitched six innings in any game yet. Until he does, his value, while still good, is limited for fantasy purposes, especially in those leagues that score quality starts.
Kyle Muller pitched four innings against the Padres Wednesday, allowing two hits, one run (earned), and three walks while striking out three batters in the first game of the doubleheader. The Padres won the seven-inning affair by a score of 3-2 and Muller was tagged with the loss, his record sits at 1-3 on the year. He threw 87 pitches, 50 for strikes. He carries a 3.20 ERA.
Muller has been touted as an up-and-coming starter and worthy of fantasy consideration. He's 23 years old and a rookie so fantasy managers cannot expect a smooth sail with him. Like all Braves pitchers that have been developed in their system, he has periodic command and location issues. He has good upside going into the future, a lefty with solid strikeout potential, we simply have to endure the bumps along the way.