McKenzie Mills

#29 MCKENZIE MILLS – LHP
Height: 6-4 Weight: 205
Bats: Left Throws: Left
Born: Marietta, Georgia
Resides: Marietta, Georgia
High School: Sprayberry (Marietta, Georgia)
Draft: 18th – WAS – 2014
Born: 11/19/95 Opening Night Age: 24
Classification: LS-3

Career Highlights: Seventh season of professional baseball and first with the Goldeyes…signed by the Goldeyes on 6/22/20…career 20-31 record with four saves and a 4.44 ERA in 107 games, 75 of them as a starting pitcher…eight career games finished in relief…421.2 career innings pitched, allowing 413 hits, 165 walks, and 45 home runs…384 career strikeouts…drafted by the Washington Nationals in the 18th round in 2014…Nationals’ MiLB Organizational All-Star in 2017…has allowed three or fewer earned runs in 54 of 75 career starts, and has allowed four or fewer earned runs in 68 of them…has held the opposition to a .225 average with two outs and runners in scoring position during career (204 AB)…has twice been traded for a Major League player during career…traded from the Nationals to the Philadelphia Phillies on 7/28/17 in exchange for Howie Kendrick…then traded from the Phillies to the Miami Marlins on 8/10/18 in exchange for Justin Bour…ranked 24th on the Phillies’ Top-30 Prospect List by MLB Pipeline heading into the 2018 season….played at Sprayberry High School in Marietta, Georgia…full name is McKenzie Valentine Mills

2019
Jacksonville (Southern/AA/Miami): 1-8 with two saves and a 5.36 ERA for the Suns in 28 games, 19 of them in relief…finished three games in relief…84.0 innings pitched, allowing 90 hits, 32 walks, and 14 home runs…struck out 74…allowed three or fewer earned runs in six of nine starts, and allowed four or fewer earned runs in all of them…started and won on 4/26 vs. Tennessee, allowing one earned run with eight strikeouts in 6.0 innings…struck out two in 1.1 scoreless relief innings on 5/31 vs. Mobile…struck out two in 2.2 shutout relief innings on 6/24 vs. Pensacola…pitched 2.0 scoreless relief innings with two strikeouts on 7/3 vs. Chattanooga…struck out three in 3.0 shutout relief innings on 7/7 at Mobile…struck out three in 1.1 scoreless relief innings on 7/15 vs. Mississippi…allowed one unearned run while striking out five in 3.0 relief innings on 7/27 vs. Pensacola…pitched 2.0 scoreless relief innings with one strikeout on 8/15 at Tennessee

2018
Jacksonville (Southern/AA/Miami): 0-3 with an 8.10 ERA for the Jumbo Shrimp in four games, all of them starts…16.2 innings pitched, allowing 22 hits, four walks, and three home runs…struck out eight…walked two batters or less in all four starts…started and took no-decision on 8/30 vs. Mississippi, allowing one earned run with two strikeouts in 5.0 innings

Clearwater (Florida State/A+/Philadelphia): 2-5 with a 3.51 ERA for the Threshers in 20 games, 16 of them starts…finished two games in relief…89.2 innings pitched, allowing 88 hits, 33 walks, and seven home runs…struck out 85…allowed three or fewer earned runs in 12 of 16 starts…walked two batters or less in 11 of 16 starts, and walked three batters or less in 13 of them…tied for 20th in the Florida State League in strikeouts…started and took no-decision on 4/13 vs. Bradenton, allowing one earned run with four strikeouts in 6.0 innings…started and took no-decision on 4/20 at Tampa, allowing one earned run over 7.0 innings while striking out six…started and took no-decision on 6/24 vs. Dunedin, striking out eight in 5.0 scoreless innings…started and took no-decision on 6/30 vs. St. Lucie, allowing one unearned run with five strikeouts in 6.0 innings…started and took no-decision on 7/13 at Florida, allowing two earned runs with eight strikeouts in 7.0 innings…started and won on 7/25 at St. Lucie, allowing one earned run with three strikeouts over 6.0 innings…started and won on 8/6 at Tampa in the second game of a double header, striking out four in 7.0 shutout innings…helped Threshers reach the Florida State League playoffs

2017
Clearwater (Florida State/A+/Philadelphia): 0-1 with a 4.60 ERA for the Threshers in three games, all of them starts…15.2 innings pitched, allowing 21 hits, zero walks, and one home run…struck out 16…started and took no-decision on 8/3 at Palm Beach, allowing one earned run in 5.0 innings with one strikeout…started and took the loss on 8/10 at Lakeland, allowing three earned runs in 6.0 innings while striking out eight

Hagerstown (South Atlantic/A/Washington): 12-2 with a 3.01 ERA for the Suns in 18 games, all of them starts…104.2 innings pitched, allowing 77 hits, 22 walks, and 12 home runs…struck out 118…ranked first in the South Atlantic League in wins and sixth in strikeouts…fell 3.1 innings short of qualifying for the South Atlantic League ERA leaders, and would have ranked tied for eighth…South Atlantic League All-Star…allowed two or fewer earned runs in 13 of 18 starts, and allowed three or fewer earned runs in 14 of them…walked two batters or less in 15 of 18 starts, and walked three batters or less in all of them…had eight starts with at least seven strikeouts…started and won on 4/8 vs. Asheville in the second game of a double header, allowing one earned run and striking out six in 5.0 innings…started and won on 4/19 at Lakewood, striking out nine and allowing one base hit over 5.0 shutout innings…started and won on 4/26 vs. Kannapolis in the second game of a double header, allowing one earned run with six strikeouts in 5.2 innings…started and won on 5/3 vs. Rome, allowing one earned run in 5.0 innings while striking out seven…started and took no-decision on 5/20 vs. Lakewood, striking out five in 6.0 shutout innings…started and took no-decision on 5/27 at West Virginia, allowing one earned run with six strikeouts over 6.0 innings…won seven consecutive starts from 6/1-7/10…started and won on 6/17 at Lexington, striking out nine and allowing four earned runs in 7.0 innings…started and won on 6/23 vs. Greensboro, striking out eight over 7.0 shutout innings…started and won on 6/28 at Delmarva, allowing one earned run in 7.0 innings while striking out five…started and won on 7/3 at Lakewood, allowing two earned runs while striking out 10 over 5.0 innings…started and won on 7/10 at Kannapolis, allowing five earned runs with 10 strikeouts over 6.2 innings…started and won on 7/23 at Augusta, allowing one earned run and striking out six over 7.0 innings…traded from the Washington Nationals to the Philadelphia Phillies on 7/28 in exchange for Howie Kendrick

2016
Auburn (New York-Penn/A-/Washington): 4-5 with a 3.71 ERA for the Doubledays in 12 games, all of them starts…53.1 innings pitched, allowing 43 hits, 28 walks, and three home runs…struck out 46…allowed three or fewer earned runs in nine of 12 starts…walked three batters or less in 11 of 12 starts…pitched at least 5.0 innings in eight of 12 starts…started and won on 6/18 vs. Batavia, striking out five in 5.0 shutout innings…started and won on 6/30 at Mahoning Valley, striking out six in 5.0 shutout innings…started and won on 7/6 vs. Lowell, striking out four in 5.0 shutout innings…started and took no-decision on 7/28 vs. West Virginia, striking out two in 5.0 shutout innings and not allowing a base hit (68 total pitches)…started and took no-decision on 8/3 vs. State College, allowing one earned run and striking out two in 5.0 innings…started and won on 8/26 vs. State College, striking out four in 5.0 scoreless innings

2015
Auburn (New York-Penn/A-/Washington): 0-2 with a 7.71 ERA for the Doubledays in four games, three of them starts…11.2 innings pitched, allowing 17 hits, nine walks, and zero home runs…struck out eight…started and took no-decision on 6/24 at State College, allowing one earned run and striking out two in 4.0 innings

Nationals (Gulf Coast/R/Washington): 0-3 with one save and a 7.04 ERA for the Nationals’ Gulf Coast League affiliate in eight games, five of them starts…23.0 innings pitched, allowing 24 hits, 19 walks, and three home runs…struck out 16…started and took no-decision on 7/17 vs. the Cardinals’ Gulf Coast League affiliate, allowing one earned run and striking out three in 3.0 innings…picked up the save on 8/4 at the Mets’ Gulf Coast League affiliate, allowing one earned run and striking out three in 4.0 innings

2014
Nationals (Gulf Coast/R/Washington): 1-2 with one save and a 5.87 ERA for the Nationals’ Gulf Coast League affiliate in 10 games, five of them starts…finished two games in relief…23.0 innings pitched, allowing 31 hits, 18 walks, and two home runs…struck out 13…made professional debut on 7/5 vs. the Cardinals’ Gulf Coast League affiliate, striking out one in 1.0 scoreless relief inning…earned first career win on 7/10 at the Mets’ Gulf Coast League affiliate, striking out four in 2.0 shutout relief innings…picked up first career save on 7/15 vs. the Cardinals’ Gulf Coast League affiliate, allowing one earned run and striking out one in 1.2 innings…made first career start on 7/21 vs. the Mets’ Gulf Coast League affiliate in the second game of a double header, allowing one earned run in 2.1 innings while taking the loss…pitched 3.0 relief innings, allowing one unearned run and striking out two on 8/2 at the Mets’ Gulf Coast League affiliate

Rick Forney on McKenzie Mills: McKenzie is a good, young, left-handed power arm. The velocity is in the 93 to 96 mph range. He’s been involved in two Major League trades, one of which helped the (Washington) Nationals win a World Series when they acquired Howie Kendrick. A scout friend of mine put me in contact with McKenzie, and it all came together really fast. He’s got some upside and throws a lot of strikes. I think he’ll do well for us.