2019 MLB Draft Guide Player Profile: Miles Mikolas
Colby Conway takes a closer look at St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Miles Mikolas and lets fantasy baseball owners know what to expect during the 2019 MLB season.
There’s no other way to really say it, but St. Louis starter Miles Mikolas was damn good in 2018. Despite having just four career wins from 2012-2014 and a trip overseas for some international baseball, Mikolas came back to the majors with a vengeance in 2018. He was marvelous. Across 200.2 innings, he posted an 18-4 record with a 2.83 ERA and a 1.07 WHIP. Mikolas was one of just seven qualified starters to post a K/BB above 5.00, which is pretty darn good. However, Mikolas’ K/BB ratio wasn’t like the others, as the other members of this prestigious clubs had an above-average strikeout rate, while Mikolas relied on an insanely low walk rate (1.30 BB/9). Mikolas’ 2018 was so good that it is almost impossible for him to think that he can do it again. Replicating certain numbers, like that 2.83 ERA likely won’t happen, but keeping a low WHIP and BB/9 is completely believable, given his tendencies.
Mikolas is a four-pitch starter and has a changeup that he’ll also sprinkle in on...