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2018 Projections (Rest of Season Projections - seasonal age 31)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
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Birth Date3-25-1987
Height5' 10"
Weight210 lbs
Age31 years, 4 months, 21 days
BatsL
ThrowsR
0.82014
-0.42015
0.62016
1.52017
1.72018
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA..
cFIP and DRA are not available on a by-team basis and display as zeroes(0). See TOT line for season totals of these stats.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA- WARP
2014 TBA MLB 37 0 36.0 0 2 1 33 15 42 4 .266 96 8.2 3.8 1.0 10.5 34% .315 .268 1.33 3.77 3.75 94 2.72 66.6 0.8
2015 TBA MLB 20 0 20.3 1 0 0 23 7 21 10 .266 102 10.2 3.1 4.4 9.3 30% .245 .342 1.48 8.61 7.97 126 6.35 148.4 -0.4
2016 NYA MLB 41 0 41.3 2 1 0 41 19 50 5 .258 109 8.9 4.1 1.1 10.9 44% .340 .259 1.45 3.92 5.23 91 3.62 80.2 0.6
2017 ANA 0 1 0 1.0 0 0 0 2 0 1 2 .246 98 18.0 0.0 18.0 9.0 0% .000 .638 2.00 27.13 18.00 105 8.24 175.3 -0.0
2017 SDN 0 61 0 55.7 4 5 1 42 19 87 10 .269 90 6.8 3.1 1.6 14.1 31% .296 .240 1.10 3.51 3.72 77 2.64 56.3 1.6
2018 SDN MLB 47 0 46.3 4 0 4 30 13 63 2 .267 100 5.8 2.5 0.4 12.2 47% .272 .198 0.93 2.06 1.55 63 1.97 44.2 1.6
2017 TOT MLB 62 0 56.7 4 5 1 44 19 88 12 .269 90 7.0 3.0 1.9 14.0 30% .291 .249 1.11 3.93 3.97 78 2.74 58.4 1.5
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Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA-
2009 PRI Rk 14 0 26.3 0 1 4 22 8 49 0 .260 98 7.5 2.7 0.0 16.8 51% .449 .197 1.14 1.43 2.40 61 3.31 66.0
2010 BGR A 27 12 90.0 3 6 5 73 41 97 9 .257 102 7.3 4.1 0.9 9.7 40% .283 .250 1.27 4.28 3.30 95 5.06 105.7
2010 PCH A+ 1 1 5.3 0 0 0 7 2 3 0 .274 95 11.9 3.4 0.0 5.1 31% .438 .288 1.70 3.43 5.09 110 6.81 157.4
2011 PCH A+ 16 0 33.3 2 0 2 14 22 45 0 .250 98 3.8 5.9 0.0 12.2 37% .215 .193 1.08 3.10 1.62 97 4.15 90.9
2011 RAY Rk 4 4 6.7 0 1 0 6 2 3 0 .253 88 8.1 2.7 0.0 4.0 61% .261 .293 1.20 3.85 2.70 100 4.11 86.5
2012 MNT AA 50 0 68.0 4 2 16 48 39 94 4 .259 104 6.4 5.2 0.5 12.4 43% .299 .229 1.28 2.90 2.65 77 1.60 36.5
2012 PDD Wnt 10 0 11.0 0 0 2 7 5 12 2 .000 5.7 4.1 1.6 9.8 0% .185 .000 1.09 5.47 2.45 0 0.00 0.0
2013 DUR AAA 51 0 61.7 3 2 20 38 23 93 2 .252 109 5.5 3.4 0.3 13.6 41% .286 .195 0.99 1.96 1.90 61 1.18 27.0
2014 TBA MLB 37 0 36.0 0 2 1 33 15 42 4 .266 96 8.2 3.8 1.0 10.5 34% .315 .268 1.33 3.77 3.75 94 2.72 66.6
2014 DUR AAA 21 0 25.0 1 0 16 10 9 35 0 .248 107 3.6 3.2 0.0 12.6 45% .196 .168 0.76 1.74 0.36 67 1.39 30.9
2015 TBA MLB 20 0 20.3 1 0 0 23 7 21 10 .266 102 10.2 3.1 4.4 9.3 30% .245 .342 1.48 8.61 7.97 126 6.35 148.4
2015 PCH A+ 2 1 2.0 0 0 0 2 1 2 0 .254 92 9.0 4.5 0.0 9.0 14% .286 .401 1.50 2.66 9.00 101 3.56 93.0
2015 DUR AAA 23 0 25.3 1 2 6 27 12 34 5 .253 99 9.6 4.3 1.8 12.1 39% .344 .302 1.54 4.69 5.33 89 2.91 72.1
2016 NYA MLB 41 0 41.3 2 1 0 41 19 50 5 .258 109 8.9 4.1 1.1 10.9 44% .340 .259 1.45 3.92 5.23 91 3.62 80.2
2016 SWB AAA 14 0 16.7 0 1 4 12 6 19 0 .251 6.5 3.2 0.0 10.3 47% .279 .212 1.08 2.15 1.62 90 2.93 72.3
2017 ANA MLB 1 0 1.0 0 0 0 2 0 1 2 .246 98 18.0 0.0 18.0 9.0 0% .000 .638 2.00 27.13 18.00 105 8.24 175.3
2017 SDN MLB 61 0 55.7 4 5 1 42 19 87 10 .269 90 6.8 3.1 1.6 14.1 31% .296 .240 1.10 3.51 3.72 77 2.64 56.3
2017 SLC AAA 6 0 7.0 0 0 1 8 3 14 0 .265 10.3 3.9 0.0 18.0 60% .533 .235 1.57 1.43 2.57 76 1.94 37.4
2018 SDN MLB 47 0 46.3 4 0 4 30 13 63 2 .267 100 5.8 2.5 0.4 12.2 47% .272 .198 0.93 2.06 1.55 63 1.97 44.2

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT
2014 677 0.5007 0.4372 0.7703 0.5959 0.2781 0.8119 0.6809 0.2297
2015 408 0.5000 0.4583 0.7701 0.6422 0.2745 0.8550 0.5714 0.2299
2016 796 0.4510 0.4560 0.7273 0.6518 0.2952 0.7607 0.6667 0.2727
2017 965 0.4902 0.5088 0.6354 0.6765 0.3476 0.7500 0.4211 0.3646
2018 710 0.4338 0.5225 0.6604 0.6818 0.4005 0.7286 0.5714 0.3396
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Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2011-04-05 2011-07-04 Minors 90 0 Not Disclosed -
2010-08-20 2010-09-14 Minors 25 0 Not Disclosed -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2018 SDN $1,062,500
2017 SDN $
2016 NYA $511,900
2015 TBA $512,800
YearsDescriptionSalary
2 yrPrevious$1,024,700
2018Current$1,062,500
3 yrPvs + Cur$2,087,200
3 yrTotal$2,087,200

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
3 y 22 d1 year/$1.0625M (2018)

Details
  • 1 year/$1.0625M (2018). Re-signed by San Diego 1/12/18 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year (2017). Re-signed by LA Angels 3/17. Sent outright to Triple-A by LA Angels 4/5/17. Contract selected by LA Angels 4/22/17. Claimed by San Diego off waivers 4/26/17 after being DFA by LA Angels 4/23/17.
  • 1 year/$0.5119M (2016). Acquired by NY Yankees in trade 1/8/16 after being DFA by Cleveland 1/5/16. Signed by NY Yankees 3/16. Claimed by LA Angels off waivers from NY Yankees 10/5/16.
  • 1 year/$0.5128M (2015). Re-signed by Tampa Bay as a free agent 3/8/15. Acquired by Cleveland in trade 11/25/15 after being DFA by Tampa Bay 11/20/15.
  • 1 year (2014). Contract selected by Tampa Bay 11/20/13. Re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/2/14.
  • Signed by Tampa Bay 6/19/09 as an amateur free agent (Yavapai JC, Ariz.).

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .236 .338 .415 .267
11 vs R (Multi) .270 .348 .454 .278
18 Split (Multi) -.034 -.010 -.039 -.011
19 LgAvg (Multi) .006 .020 .015 .013
30 vs L (2016) .204 .306 .278 .215
31 vs R (2016) .286 .372 .457 .282
38 Split (2016) -.082 -.065 -.179 -.067
39 LgAvg (2016) .003 .018 .013 .012

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2018-07-26 12:00:00 (link to chat)Which current closers do you think will get dealt? Which will close for their new team?
(Austin from Texas)
Joakim Soria seems to be a guy who could easily get dealt, and will absolutely not close for his new team. Kirby Yates is a guy who's a little less likely to get dealt, but could close for a new team ... but only under certain situations. I'm not sure any other current closer gets moved. (Bryan Grosnick)
2016-05-17 14:00:00 (link to chat)Which Yankee will be the biggest disappointment this year and which will be the biggest surprise?
(Lemon Lyman from Jersey City)
I can order an OMB report on any Yankee player I please, Josh. So I'll tell you that I guess Luis Severino has already fallen into the first category, and 1. Kirby Yates has been sneaky great so far, and 2. I'm very curious to see what Ben Gamel could do with some real playing time at the big league level. (Nicolas Stellini)
2015-09-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)Any idea why the Rays stopped shuttling relievers between Durham and St. Pete? Any credence to the idea that they didn't want all those guys collecting big league pay checks and service time if they weren't back down for 20 days?
(Sandy Kazmir from America)
I have no idea. Although, when your top alternatives are Kirby Yates and C.J. Riefenhauser, I guess there's no point inconveniencing others. (R.J. Anderson)
2014-04-21 13:00:00 (link to chat)I see Kirby Yates among the IL strikeout leaders again. Is he a legit relief prospect?
(Humpty Dumpty from The Wall)
There's no reason he can't tribute in the bullpen this year. (Jeff Moore)
2013-11-26 13:00:00 (link to chat)Between the Rays 2 pitching additions to their 40-Man roster, who do you see having a more promising future from(both long-term & short-term) between CJ Riefenhauser & Kirby Yates?
(jlarsen from From Parts Unknown)
I don't know ... ask me later on twitter (Harry Pavlidis)


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