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John McMillon was initially drafted by the Rays in 2016, but he opted to play collegiately at Texas Tech University. In 2019, the Tigers drafted McMillon, but he returned to the Red Raiders for his senior year. McMillon went undrafted in the five-round 2020 MLB draft but was signed by the Royals. McMillon worked his way through the Royals system, displaying the ability to miss bats, but with a penchant for issuing free passes. After a stint with Double-A Northwest Arkansas where McMillon registered a .87 ERA with 30 strikeouts in 20.2 innings, McMillon was summoned to the Show in mid-August. McMillon managed to make four one-inning appearances before he was shut down for the season with a right forearm strain. McMillon impressed, allowing just one earned run while punching out eight in four innings. He's expected to be healthy in the spring and be a key component of the Royals bullpen, perhaps in a late-inning capacity. If McMillon can keep walks under control, he's dominant enough to be a fantasy asset, even if he's not collecting saves or holds.

Fantasy Stats

Year fpts
Fantasy Points
Fantasy Points per Game
Innings Pitched
Base on Balls (Walk)
Earned Run Average
Walks and Hits Allowed Per Inning
2024 0.00 0.00
2023 143.5 4.0 8 2.25 0.25

Fantasy News

  • Royals' John McMillon: Sent to Triple-A

    The Royals optioned McMillon to Triple-A Omaha on Tuesday. The 26-year-old made his MLB debut last August and allowed one run with an 8:0 K:BB in four appearances before being sidelined by a forearm strain. McMillon jumped straight to the majors for Double-A last season, but it appears he'll head to Triple-A to begin 2024.
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  • Royals' John McMillon: Cleared for spring debut

    McMillon (forearm) is scheduled to make a relief appearance in Wednesday's Cactus League game against the Mariners, Anne Rogers of reports. McMillon will likely cover an inning Wednesday in what will mark his spring debut. The hard-throwing righty has been eased along during spring training while he works his way back from a forearm strain, but assuming he escapes Wednesday's outing free of setbacks, he should be on track to win a spot in the Royals' Opening Day bullpen. McMillon was impressive over a small sample of big-league action in 2023, striking out eight and allowing one earned run on one hit and no walks over four innings.
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  • Royals' John McMillon: Tosses live BP

    McMillon (forearm) is scheduled to throw live batting practice Monday, Anne Rogers of reports. McMillon has yet to make his Cactus League debut, but now that he's facing hitters again, he doesn't seem to be far from getting in his first game action of spring training. The 26-year-old right-hander reached the big leagues for the first time last August and struck out eight over four innings of one-run ball out of the Kansas City bullpen before he was shut down for the season with a right forearm strain.
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  • Royals' John McMillon: Placed on 15-day IL

    Kansas City placed McMillon on the 15-day injured list Wednesday with a right forearm strain. The 25-year-old has posted a 2.25 ERA with eight strikeouts in four major-league innings (four appearances) since getting the call Aug. 16 from Double-A Northwest Arkansas, but he'll be sidelined for at least the next couple of weeks. Taylor Clarke (personal) is returning to the Royals' bullpen in a corresponding move.
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