Mikey O’Brien

May 6,2016, Winnipeg, MB.,  during game action Headshots at Shaw Park, Mandatory Credit

Career Highlights: Ninth season of professional baseball and first with the Goldeyes…signed by Goldeyes on 2/10/16…career 43-44 record with a 3.79 ERA in 163 games, 128 of them as a starting pitcher…has finished five games in career…two career complete games, including one shutout…744.0 career innings pitched, allowing 733 hits, 258 walks, and 48 home runs…594 career strikeouts…has averaged 7.2 strikeouts per nine innings in career and only 0.6 home runs…career 28% caught stealing percentage as a pitcher…has reached the Double-A level in four different seasons and reached Triple-A in 2014…has pitched at least 100.0 innings in each of the last five seasons…has finished with an ERA below 4.25 in five of the past six seasons…has held opponents to a .249 average with runners in scoring position (779 AB) and a .205 average with runners in scoring position with two outs (352 AB) in career…drafted by the New York Yankees in the 9th round in 2008…appeared in two Major League spring training games for the Yankees in 2013, striking out two in 2.1 innings pitched…selected by the Cincinnati Reds in the Triple-A Phase of the 2013 Rule V Draft…selected by the Tampa Bay Rays in the minor league phase of the 2014 Rule V Draft…pitched no-hitter for High-A Frederick Keys (Baltimore Orioles) on 8/20/15 at Lynchburg…played at Hidden Valley High School in Roanoke, Virginia…full name is Michael Todd O’Brien

2015
Bowie (Eastern/AA/Baltimore): 2-1 with a 4.88 ERA in six games for the Baysox, four of them starts…finished one game in relief…24.0  innings pitched, allowing 27 hits, eight walks, and zero home runs…struck out 17…struck out five and allowed three earned runs in 5.0 innings during start on 7/5 vs. Erie while taking a no-decision…earned win in start on 7/22 vs. Reading, allowing three earned runs in 5.1 innings with one strikeout…helped Baysox win first Eastern League championship in team history

Frederick (Carolina/A+/Baltimore): 3-5 with a 1.94 ERA for the Keys in 12 games, 11 of them starts…pitched one complete game, a shutout…60.1 innings pitched, allowing 50 hits, 21 walks, and three home runs…struck out 48…held opposition to a .229 average with runners in scoring position (48 AB)…allowed one or zero earned runs in eight of 11 starts, and did not allow more than three earned runs in any of them…walked two or fewer batters in eight of 11 starts…pitched at least 5.0 innings in seven of 11 starts…allowed one earned run in 7.0 innings with two strikeouts during start on 6/30 vs. Wilmington while taking the loss…started and took no-decision on 7/29 at Carolina, allowing one earned run in 5.0 innings and striking out eight…pitched 7.1 shutout innings with six strikeouts while picking up the win in start vs. Carolina on 8/15…threw no-hitter on 8/20 at Lynchburg, striking out nine in 7.0 shutout innings

Montgomery (Southern/AA/Tampa Bay): 1-2 with a 5.68 ERA for the Biscuits in 10 games, nine of them in relief…finished two games in relief…25.1 innings pitched, allowing 32 hits, six walks, and two home runs…struck out 17…pitched more than 1.0 inning in eight of nine relief appearances…picked up win in relief on 4/18 at Jacksonville, striking out three in 4.1 shutout innings…worked 3.2 scoreless relief innings with one strikeout on 4/24 vs. Mobile…struck out three in 2.0 shutout relief innings on 5/8 vs. Birmingham…pitched 2.0 shutout relief innings with one strikeout on 5/22 vs. Tennessee…helped Biscuits reach Southern League playoffs

2014
Louisville (International/AAA/Cincinnati): 0-2 with a 4.65 ERA for the Bats in seven games, five of them starts…finished one game in relief…31.0 innings pitched, allowing 28 hits, 11 walks, and five home runs…struck out 22…allowed four or fewer earned runs in four of five starts…took no-decision in start on 7/8 vs. Toledo, allowing one earned run in 6.1 innings with four strikeouts…struck out seven and allowed four earned runs in 6.0 innings during start at Toledo on 7/19 in the second game of a double header while taking the loss…pitched 4.0 shutout innings with five strikeouts in start at Charlotte on 7/26 in the second game of a double header while taking a no-decision…allowed one earned run and struck out two in 7.0 innings during start vs. Columbus on 8/21 while taking a no-decision

Pensacola (Southern/AA/Cincinnati): 3-3 with a 3.82 ERA for the Blue Wahoos in 19 games, 11 of them starts…pitched one complete game…66.0 innings pitched, allowing 63 hits, 28 walks, and four home runs…struck out 54…held opposition to a .229 average with runners in scoring position (83 AB)…allowed two or fewer earned runs in seven of 11 starts, and allowed three or fewer earned runs in nine of them…did not allow more than four earned runs in any start…walked two or fewer batters in eight of 11 starts…pitched at least 5.0 innings in nine of 11 starts…pitched 3.0 shutout relief innings with one strikeout on 4/18 vs. Montgomery…earned win in start on 5/4 at Jackson, allowing one earned run in 5.0 innings while striking out four…allowed two unearned runs in 5.0 innings and struck out two in complete game win at Birmingham on 5/14…struck out nine and allowed four earned runs in 5.0 innings in start vs. Jacksonville on 5/19 while taking a no-decision…allowed one unearned run and struck out six in 5.0 innings during start on 6/3 vs. Jacksonville while taking a no-decision…struck out five and allowed two unearned runs in 6.0 innings in start at Mobile on 6/14 while taking a no-decision…pitched 7.0 innings allowing two earned runs with three strikeouts in start on 7/14 vs. Montgomery while taking a no-decision

Bakersfield (California/A+/Cincinnati): 1-0 with a 6.23 ERA for the Blaze in three games, all of them starts…17.1 innings pitched, allowing 23 hits, four walks, and four home runs…struck out 13…took no-decision in start at Visalia on 7/2, allowing two earned runs in 6.0 innings while striking out five…helped Blaze reach California League playoffs

2013
Trenton (Eastern/AA/New York): 7-8 for the Thunder with a 4.12 ERA in 21 games, 19 of them starts…107.0 innings pitched, allowing 107 hits, 44 walks, and 10 home runs…struck out 90…allowed two or fewer earned runs in 12 of 19 starts, and allowed more than four earned runs in just two of them…walked three or fewer batters in 16 of 19 starts…worked at least 6.0 innings in eight of 19 starts, and at least 5.0 innings in 15 of them…held opposition to a .191 average with two outs and runners in scoring position (47 AB)…earned win in start vs. New Hampshire on 5/10, pitching 6.0 shutout innings with five strikeouts…allowed two earned runs and struck out four in 7.0 innings in start on 5/20 at Richmond while picking up the win…allowed one earned run and struck out five in 6.0 innings during start vs. Portland on 6/22 while picking up the win…pitched 5.0 shutout innings and struck out two in start on 7/11 at New Britain while taking a no-decision…allowed two earned runs and struck out two in 6.0 innings during start vs. Reading on 8/2 while picking up the win…started and took no-decision on 8/8 at Erie, allowing one earned run in 4.2 innings and striking out eight…struck out nine and allowed one earned run in 6.2 innings in start on 8/25 vs. Portland while taking a no-decision…helped Thunder win Eastern League championship…started Game Two of Eastern League Division Series on 9/5 vs. Binghamton, allowing one earned run in 6.0 innings while taking a no-decision…Trenton won 2-1 to take 2-1 lead in series

Tampa (Florida State/A+/New York): 1-2 with a 4.39 ERA for the Yankees in six games, all of them starts…26.2 innings pitched, allowing 33 hits, eight walks, and zero home runs…struck out 34…allowed three or fewer earned runs in five of six starts…walked three or fewer batters in all six starts…struck out seven and allowed two earned runs in 5.0 innings in start vs. Daytona on 4/13 while picking up the win…struck out eight and allowed one earned run in 6.0 innings during start on 4/23 vs. Brevard County while taking a no-decision…took no-decision in start on 5/4 vs. Clearwater, striking out seven and allowing one earned run in 5.0 innings

2012
Trenton (Eastern/AA/New York): 5-7 with a 4.20 ERA for the Thunder in 20 games, 19 of them starts…pitched 105.0 innings, allowing 110 hits, 39 walks, and seven home runs…struck out 72…allowed two or fewer earned runs in 10 of 19 starts, and allowed three or fewer earned runs in 14 of them…walked two or fewer batters in 11 of 19 starts, and walked three or fewer in 16 of them…worked at least 6.0 innings in 10 of 19 starts, and at least 5.0 innings in 16 of them…held opposition to a .192 average with two outs and runners in scoring position (52 AB)…started and won Double-A level debut on 5/18 at New Hampshire, allowing one earned run in 7.0 innings with three strikeouts…pitched 6.1 shutout innings in start on 5/28 at Richmond, striking out four and earning the win…struck out six and allowed two earned runs in 5.0 innings during start on 6/13 at Altoona while picking up the win…allowed one earned run and struck out four in 6.0 innings in start on 6/19 vs. Richmond while taking a no-decision…allowed one earned run and struck out four in 6.0 innings during start vs. New Britain on 7/4 while taking a no-decision…took loss in start on 8/9 vs. Reading, allowing one earned run with three strikeouts in 6.0 innings…pitched 6.2 shutout innings and struck out five in start at Akron on 8/24 while picking up the win…helped Thunder reach Eastern League Championship Series…started Game Three of Eastern League Division Series on 9/7/12 vs. Reading, allowing one earned run in 5.0 innings with four strikeouts while taking a no-decision…Trenton won 3-1 to take 2-1 lead in series

Tampa (Florida State/A+/New York): 4-1 with a 2.92 ERA for the Yankees in seven games, six of them starts…finished one game in relief…37.0 innings pitched, allowing 31 hits, 13 walks, and zero home runs…struck out 32…allowed one or zero earned runs in four of six starts, and allowed two or fewer earned runs in five of them…walked two or fewer batters in four of six starts…pitched at least 5.0 innings in five of six starts…struck out eight and allowed one earned run in 5.2 innings during start on 4/10 at Clearwater while earning the win…allowed one unearned run and struck out three in 5.0 relief innings on 4/15 vs. Clearwater while picking up the win…struck out seven and allowed one earned run in 6.0 innings in start on 4/26 at Brevard County while taking a no-decision…pitched 6.0 shutout innings with five strikeouts during start on 5/1 vs. Brevard County while picking up the win…worked 6.0 scoreless innings and struck out four in start at Jupiter on 5/11 while earning the win

2011
Tampa (Florida State/A+/New York): 4-3 with a 3.04 ERA for the Yankees in 10 games, eight of them starts…47.1 innings pitched, allowing 38 hits, 22 walks, and five home runs…struck out 31…allowed two or fewer earned runs in six of eight starts…pitched at least 5.0 innings in seven of eight starts…walked two or fewer batters in six of eight starts…held opposition to a .214 average with runners on base (.214)…picked up the win during start on 7/6 at Daytona, throwing 5.0 shutout innings  with two strikeouts…earned win in start on 7/11 at St. Lucie, allowing one earned run in 5.0 innings while striking out three…pitched 5.0 shutout innings and struck out one during start on 7/17 vs. Jupiter while earning the win…struck out six and allowed two earned runs in 5.0 innings on 7/22 in start at Bradenton while taking a no-decision…allowed one earned run in 5.0 innings with three strikeouts in start at Fort Myers on 7/27 while earning the win…struck out five in 4.0 shutout relief innings on 8/1 vs. Charlotte…struck out six in 4.0 shutout relief innings on 8/8 vs. Dunedin

Charleston (South Atlantic/A/New York): 3-4 for the RiverDogs with a 3.24 ERA in 14 games, all of them starts…72.1 innings pitched, allowing 65 hits, 23 walks, and five home runs…struck out 68…allowed two or fewer earned runs in 10 of 14 starts, and allowed three or fewer earned runs in 12 of them…worked at least 5.0 innings in 11 of 14 starts…walked two or fewer batters in 10 of 14 starts, and walked three or fewer in 12 of them…held opposition to a .194 average with runners in scoring position (72 AB)…had seven starts with six or more strikeouts…started and took no-decision on 4/9 at Lexington, allowing two earned runs in 6.0 innings with six strikeouts…allowed one earned run in 6.0 innings and struck out six during start on 4/19 vs. Greenville while taking a no-decision…struck out seven and allowed one earned run in 5.0 innings during start on 4/25 at Lakewood while taking a no-decision…struck out nine and allowed three earned runs in 5.0 innings during start on 5/6 vs. Lakewood while earning the win…allowed one unearned run and struck out four in 7.0 innings in start on 5/12 vs. West Virginia while picking up the win…started and took a no-decision on 6/7 at Augusta, allowing one earned run and striking out four in 5.0 innings…started and took a no-decision on 6/13 vs. Greenville, throwing 5.0 shutout innings with seven strikeouts

2010
Staten Island (New York-Penn/A-/New York): 6-2 with a 2.08 ERA for the Yankees in 11 games, all of them starts…60.2 innings pitched, allowing 49 hits, 18 walks, and one home run…struck out 38…finished third in the New York-Penn League in ERA…ranked fifth in New York-Penn League in opponents batting average (.228)…allowed two or fewer earned runs in nine of 11 starts and allowed three or fewer earned runs in all of them…walked two or fewer batters in nine of 11 starts…pitched at least 6.0 innings in six of 11 starts and at least 5.0 innings in nine of them…won four consecutive starts from 6/20-7/5…started and picked up the win on 6/20 vs. Brooklyn, allowing one unearned run in 7.0 innings with four strikeouts…earned the win in start on 6/25 vs. Aberdeen, allowing one earned run in 6.0 innings with four strikeouts…struck out five and picked up the win in start on 6/30 at Aberdeen, allowing one earned run in 5.1 innings…started and earned the win on 7/16 at Jamestown, pitching 6.0 shutout innings with six strikeouts…started and earned the win on 7/28 vs. Connecticut, throwing 6.0 shutout innings while striking out three…started and took no-decision on 8/12 vs. Mahoning Valley, allowing one earned run in 6.0 innings with two strikeouts

2009
Yankees (Gulf Coast/R/New York): 2-4 with a 5.09 ERA in 11 games for the Yankees’ Gulf Coast League affiliate, eight of them as a starting pitcher…46.0 innings pitched, allowing 51 hits, nine walks, and one home run…struck out 44…held leadoff batter to a .217 average (46 AB)…struck out three in 2.0 shutout relief innings on 7/4 at the Pirates’ Gulf Coast League affiliate…started and took no-decision on 7/8 vs. the Tigers’ Gulf Coast League affiliate, allowing one earned run in 4.0 innings and striking out four…started and earned the win on 8/12 at the Tigers’ Gulf Coast League affiliate, pitching 5.2 shutout innings with five strikeouts…struck out seven and allowed two earned runs in 5.0 innings during start on 8/19 at the Braves’ Gulf Coast League affiliate while taking the loss…started and earned the win on 8/29 vs. the Braves’ Gulf Coast League affiliate, allowing one earned run in 6.0 innings and striking out seven…helped Yankees reach Gulf Coast League playoffs

2008
Yankees (Gulf Coast/R/New York): 1-0 with a 5.00 ERA in six appearances, four of them in relief, for the Yankees’ Gulf Coast League affiliate during rookie professional season…18.0 innings pitched, allowing 26 hits, four walks, and one home run…struck out 14…made professional debut on 7/25 vs. the Indians’ Gulf Coast League affiliate, striking out one in 1.0 scoreless relief inning…pitched 2.0 shutout relief innings with two strikeouts on 7/31 at the Blue Jays’ Gulf Coast League affiliate…earned first career win with 3.2 shutout relief innings on 8/4 at the Braves’ Gulf Coast League affiliate…made first career start on 8/13 vs. the Blue Jays’ Gulf Coast League affiliate in the second game of a double header, allowing one earned run in 3.1 innings while taking a no-decision

Rick Forney on Mikey O’Brien: Mikey is what I consider to be a top-of-the-rotation starter.  Mikey has spent the last four seasons at the Double-A level, and has been very successful.  He logs a lot of innings, boasts an impressive strikeout-to-walk ratio, and has allowed just 0.6 home runs per nine innings in his career.