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Phil Hughes
3.52 16-10 186
Team: MinnesotaHt / Wt: 6-5 / 240 NFBC ADP: 185.00
Position: SPBorn: 6/24/1986 Birthplace: Mission Viejo, California
Bats/Throws: R/R Draft: 1st Round by Yankees (2004)

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Dec. 22 8:40 AM PT9:40 AM MT10:40 AM CT11:40 AM ET11:40 ET16:40 GMT0:40 9:40 AM MST11:40 AM EST12:10 PM VEN20:40 UAE10:40 AM CT-The Minnesota Twins and Hughes have agreed to a $58 million, five-year contract that adds $42 million in guaranteed money from 2017-19.
Analysis: Hughes went 16-10 with a 3.52 ERA in his first season with Minnesota and led the major leagues among qualifying pitchers with an 11.63 strikeout-to-walk ratio. He had been scheduled to make $8 million each of the next two seasons as part of a $24 million, three-year contract he signed as a free agent after leaving the New York Yankees.
Sep. 25 3:28 PM PT4:28 PM MT5:28 PM CT6:28 PM ET18:28 ET22:28 GMT6:28 3:28 PM MST5:28 PM EST5:58 PM VEN2:28 UAE (+1)5:28 PM CT-Hughes turned down a chance to pitch again this weekend, even though one more out would have earned him a lucrative bonus. He would have gotten $500,000 if he reached 210 innings this year, but he is set to finish with 209 2-3 after a rain delay forced him out of his final scheduled start Wednesday.
Analysis: Manager Ron Gardenhire said Thursday the Twins were prepared to let Hughes pitch again before the end of the season. "I just didn't think it was right," Hughes said. "If I were fighting for a playoff spot, I'd 100 percent be available." Hughes went 16-10 with a 3.52 ERA - with 186 strikeouts and only 16 walks. His strikeout-to-walk ratio of 11.63 will be a major league record, breaking the mark of 11.00 set by Bret Saberhagen of the New York Mets in 1994.
Sep. 25 12:14 PM PT1:14 PM MT2:14 PM CT3:14 PM ET15:14 ET19:14 GMT3:14 12:14 PM MST2:14 PM EST2:44 PM VEN23:14 UAE2:14 PM CT-Hughes set a single-season major league record for strikeout-to-walk ratio, pitching eight strong innings for the Minnesota Twins in a 2-1 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on a wet Wednesday afternoon.
Analysis: Hughes (16-10, 3.52 ERA) finished his first year with the Twins with the same number of wins and walks. With 186 strikeouts, his 11.63 ratio became the best of all time for pitchers with a qualifying amount of innings. Hughes beat Bret Saberhagen, who had 143 strikeouts and 13 walks for the New York Mets in 1994 for an 11.00 ratio. Hughes struck out five without a walk and allowed only a sacrifice fly by David Peralta in the sixth on Wednesday.
Sep. 20 11:34 AM PT12:34 PM MT1:34 PM CT2:34 PM ET14:34 ET18:34 GMT2:34 11:34 AM MST1:34 PM EST2:04 PM VEN22:34 UAE1:34 PM CT-Hughes did not get a decision Friday.
Analysis: Hughes gave up four runs in seven innings and faces the D-Backs next.
Aug. 11 2:34 PM PT3:34 PM MT4:34 PM CT5:34 PM ET17:34 ET21:34 GMT5:34 2:34 PM MST4:34 PM EST5:04 PM VEN1:34 UAE (+1)4:34 PM CT-Hughes pitched well at Oakland on Sunday, allowing one run and four hits over seven innings in a 6-1 win.
Analysis: Hughes is 2-0 with a 1.38 ERA with 16 strikeouts in two August starts.
July 31 2:48 PM PT3:48 PM MT4:48 PM CT5:48 PM ET17:48 ET21:48 GMT5:48 2:48 PM MST4:48 PM EST5:18 PM VEN1:48 UAE (+1)4:48 PM CT-Hughes lost for the third straight start and fifth time in seven starts in Wednesday's 3-2 defeat at Kansas City, surrendering three runs in six innings.
Analysis: Hughes' season has really fallen off a cliff after a promising first couple of months. He's 3-5 with a 6.08 ERA in his last eight starts.
July 25 10:55 PM PT11:55 PM MT12:55 AM CT1:55 AM ET1:55 ET5:55 GMT13:55 10:55 PM MST12:55 AM EST1:25 AM VEN9:55 UAE12:55 AM CT-Hughes left the game against the Chicago White Sox on Thursday night in the fourth inning after taking a comebacker off his right ankle.
Analysis: White Sox slugger Adam Dunn led off the fourth with a sharp chopper right back at Hughes. The starter had no chance to get out of the way before it plunked him on his ankle, and Hughes was immediately stunned by the impact. However, Hughes is expected to make his next scheduled start.
July 20 4:42 PM PT5:42 PM MT6:42 PM CT7:42 PM ET19:42 ET23:42 GMT7:42 4:42 PM MST6:42 PM EST7:12 PM VEN3:42 UAE (+1)6:42 PM CT-Hughes was hit hard again in Saturday's 5-1 loss to Tampa Bay.
Analysis: Hughes allowed all five runs and 11 hits over seven innings. He's surrendered at least five runs in all but one of his last six starts, a stretch during which he's posted a 6.34 ERA.
July 9 2:30 PM PT3:30 PM MT4:30 PM CT5:30 PM ET17:30 ET21:30 GMT5:30 2:30 PM MST4:30 PM EST5:00 PM VEN1:30 UAE (+1)4:30 PM CT-Hughes got himself back on track in Tuesday's 2-0 win at Seattle, throwing 7 1-3 shutout innings with eight strikeouts.
Analysis: Hughes had given up seven runs over 19 innings in his previous three starts.
July 4 1:48 PM PT2:48 PM MT3:48 PM CT4:48 PM ET16:48 ET20:48 GMT4:48 1:48 PM MST3:48 PM EST4:18 PM VEN0:48 UAE (+1)3:48 PM CT-Hughes' struggles continued with a 7-4 loss to his former club, the New York Yankees, on Thursday.
Analysis: Hughes (8-5, 3.95 ERA) gave up a season-high seven runs in 6 1-3 innings to the Yankees. He's 1-2 with an 8.05 ERA in his last three games.
June 29 10:53 AM PT11:53 AM MT12:53 PM CT1:53 PM ET13:53 ET17:53 GMT1:53 10:53 AM MST12:53 PM EST1:23 PM VEN21:53 UAE12:53 PM CT-Hughes lost for only the second time in eight road starts this season Saturday.
Analysis: Hughes allowed five runs on 11 hits in 7 2-3 innings. He faces the Yanks next in a rematch with his former team.
June 23 3:43 PM PT4:43 PM MT5:43 PM CT6:43 PM ET18:43 ET22:43 GMT6:43 3:43 PM MST5:43 PM EST6:13 PM VEN2:43 UAE (+1)5:43 PM CT-Hughes was charged with five runs and eight hits over five innings but still received his eighth win in Sunday's 6-5 victory over the White Sox.
Analysis: Hughes still owns a solid 3.60 ERA, though his .266 batting average against isn't particularly impressive.
May 10 1:09 PM PT2:09 PM MT3:09 PM CT4:09 PM ET16:09 ET20:09 GMT4:09 1:09 PM MST3:09 PM EST3:39 PM VEN0:09 UAE (+1)3:09 PM CT-Hughes pitched seven scoreless innings to help the Minnesota Twins beat Justin Verlander for the first time in over four years, 2-1 on Friday night.
Analysis: Hughes (4-1, 3.92 ERA) gave up eight hits in seven scoreless innings in his fourth consecutive win. He has a 2.05 ERA and a 1.06 WHIP in his last four games.
May 5 1:17 PM PT2:17 PM MT3:17 PM CT4:17 PM ET16:17 ET20:17 GMT4:17 1:17 PM MST3:17 PM EST3:47 PM VEN0:17 UAE (+1)3:17 PM CT-Hughes won his third start in a row, and the Minnesota Twins beat the Baltimore Orioles 5-2 on Sunday.
Analysis: Hughes (3-1, 4.72 ERA) gave up four earned runs in each of his first three starts this season. He has allowed a total of six earned runs in 19 1-3 innings over his last three outings. Hughes gave up two runs and six hits in 6 1-3 innings Sunday, walking none and striking out three.
Apr. 27 11:55 AM PT12:55 PM MT1:55 PM CT2:55 PM ET14:55 ET18:55 GMT2:55 11:55 AM MST1:55 PM EST2:25 PM VEN22:55 UAE1:55 PM CT-Hughes struck out six in seven innings to move to 2-1 on Saturday. Hughes didn't walk a batter, retired 16 straight at one point and has won two straight - a welcome sight for a Twins rotation that had produced only six quality starts this season.
Analysis: It's not clear when Hughes will pitch next since the weather is wreaking havoc with the Twins. Monitor your favorite baseball sites and weather sites for the latest updates.
Apr. 21 10:16 AM PT11:16 AM MT12:16 PM CT1:16 PM ET13:16 ET17:16 GMT1:16 10:16 AM MST12:16 PM EST12:46 PM VEN21:16 UAE12:16 PM CT-Hughes ended a personal losing streak that dated to last July, pitching into the seventh inning Sunday and helping the Twins top the Kansas City Royals 8-3 to avoid a three-game sweep.
Analysis: Hughes (1-1, 6.43 ERA), who signed a $24 million, three-year deal in December, allowed an RBI single to Omar Infante in the fifth and a two-run homer to Alcides Escobar in the seventh while winning for the first time in 17 appearances. He had lost eight games since that victory on July 2.
Apr. 16 9:06 PM PT10:06 PM MT11:06 PM CT12:06 AM ET0:06 ET4:06 GMT12:06 9:06 PM MST11:06 PM EST11:36 PM VEN8:06 UAE11:06 PM CT-Hughes lost to Toronto on Tuesday.
Analysis: Hughes gave up four runs and eight hits with seven strikeouts in five-plus innings. His ERA is an unimpressive 7.20.
Apr. 10 12:30 PM PT1:30 PM MT2:30 PM CT3:30 PM ET15:30 ET19:30 GMT3:30 12:30 PM MST2:30 PM EST3:00 PM VEN23:30 UAE2:30 PM CT-Hughes again failed to impress Wednesday.
Analysis: Hughes walked three and struck out three in five innings, with five hits surrendered. His ERA is 7.20 and he faces Toronto next. The Blue Jays usually toy with the righty.
Apr. 4 10:34 AM PT11:34 AM MT12:34 PM CT1:34 PM ET13:34 ET17:34 GMT1:34 10:34 AM MST12:34 PM EST1:04 PM VEN21:34 UAE12:34 PM CT-Hughes' Twins debut was unimpressive as he allowed four runs and seven hits over five innings of work in Thursday's win over the White Sox.
Analysis: Seven strikeouts by Hughes was the one saving grace for fantasy owners in a generally mediocre start.

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