A. J. Minter

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A. J. Minter
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Minter with the Carolina Mudcats in 2016
Atlanta Braves – No. 33
Born: (1993-09-02) September 2, 1993 (age 26)
Tyler, Texas
Bats: Left Throws: Left
MLB debut
August 23, 2017, for the Atlanta Braves
MLB statistics
(through September 10, 2019)
Win–loss record7–8
Earned run average4.26

Alex Jordan Minter (born September 2, 1993) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Atlanta Braves of Major League Baseball (MLB).


Minter attended Brook Hill School in Bullard, Texas and was drafted by the Detroit Tigers in the 38th round of the 2012 Major League Baseball draft. He did not sign and attended Texas A&M University, where he played college baseball. After the 2014 season, he played collegiate summer baseball with the Cotuit Kettleers of the Cape Cod Baseball League.[1] After spending his first two years pitching out of the bullpen, Minter was converted into a starting pitcher his junior year.[2] Early in his junior season he suffered an injury which required Tommy John surgery, ending his season.[3]

Minter was drafted by the Atlanta Braves in the second round of the 2015 MLB draft.[4][5] He made his professional debut in 2016 for the Rome Braves. He spent two stints with the Carolina Mudcats and was promoted to Mississippi Braves in July, where he finished the season.[6][7][8] Minter finished 2016 with a 1.30 ERA in ​34 23 innings.[9]. Minter began 2017 with the Florida Fire Frogs and was reassigned to Rome, the Mississippi Braves, and the Gwinnett Braves during the season.

Minter was called up to the major leagues for the first time on August 23, 2017.[10][11] In 26 relief appearances for Florida, Rome, Mississippi, and Gwinnett prior to his call up he was 1–2 with a 3.33 ERA. He made his major league debut that night, in the eighth inning of a game against the Seattle Mariners.[12] Minter spent the remainder of the 2017 with Atlanta, pitching to a 0–1 record and 3.00 ERA in 15 innings.[13]


  1. ^ "A.J. Minter - Profile". pointstreak.com. Retrieved January 9, 2020.
  2. ^ "Aggie baseball team learns ace out for year on cusp of SEC play". Retrieved September 27, 2016.
  3. ^ "Minter to have Tommy John surgery". Retrieved September 27, 2016.
  4. ^ "Braves thrilled to get lefty A.J. Minter at No. 75". Retrieved September 27, 2016.
  5. ^ "East Texans Minter, Walters heading to big leagues". ETFinalScore.com. Retrieved September 27, 2016.
  6. ^ "Minter sent to Carolina; O'Neal to Danville". MILB.com. May 19, 2016. Retrieved February 20, 2017.
  7. ^ "Obregon & Minter return; Gebhardt to DL". MILB.com. June 9, 2016. Retrieved February 20, 2017.
  8. ^ "Beckham joins Mudcats, Minter to Miss". MILB.com. July 2, 2016. Retrieved February 20, 2017.
  9. ^ Bowman, Mark (February 18, 2017). "Minter makes good first impression on Snitker". MLB.com. Retrieved February 20, 2017.
  10. ^ O'Brien, David (August 23, 2017). "Braves call up hard-throwing relief prospect Minter". Atlanta Journal Constitution. Retrieved August 24, 2017.
  11. ^ Bowman, Mark (August 23, 2017). "Braves call up Minter, option Fried to Triple-A". MLB.com. Retrieved August 24, 2017.
  12. ^ Bowman, Mark (August 24, 2017). "Minter cherishes debut, pitches perfect frame". MLB.com. Retrieved August 24, 2017.
  13. ^ "A.J. Minter Stats, Highlights, Bio - MiLB.com Stats - The Official Site of Minor League Baseball". MiLB.com. Retrieved May 20, 2018.

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