Minix returns home to Indiana looking to add to the next chapter of an already accomplished minor league career. Born in Knox, Ind., the 6’2” righty has logged 773.2 innings over the course of his 12 year minor league career adding 643 strikeouts and advancing as high as Triple-A in both the Tampa Bay Rays and Philadelphia Phillies minor league systems. In three stints in independent baseball, Minix owns a sparkling 1.50 ERA in 42.0 innings with 46 strikeouts.
So far in 2011, the right-hander had pitched in 14 innings for the Patriots with a 3.86 ERA allowing just nine hits and striking out nine opposing batters. Minix threw six innings for Somerset in 2010 after spending a vast majority of the season with the Saraperos de Saltillo in the Mexican league where he posted a 5.50 ERA in 104.2 innings including 15 starts and 2 complete games.
In 1999, Minix began his professional career in Low-A Hudson Valley after being drafted in the 23rd round that same year and posted an outstanding 1.44 ERA in 56.1 innings out of the bullpen with a stellar 68 strikeouts. Minix steadily climbed the ranks in the Tampa Rays organization with steady production and never had an ERA over 3.86 as he had two seasons in AA under his belt by the end of the 2003 season. Minix continued to post excellent numbers but for whatever reason never got the call to the big leagues despite 1.53 ERA in 2005 and a 2.40 ERA in 2006 in Triple-A.
After not pitching in 2007, Minix joined the Patriots at the beginning of the 2008 season earning a 1.59 ERA in 17.0 innings before being sold back into the Phillies organization. Despite posting a 3.86 ERA at Double-A Reading, Minix struggled at Lehigh Valley allowing nine earned runs in and has spent the past two seasons bouncing back-and-forth between Saltillo and Somerset.