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Kevin Kiermaier

28-Year-Old Outfielder – Tampa Bay Rays

2018 Stats

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.163

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1

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6

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2018 Preseason Projections

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2018 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

A plus baserunner with a career .750 OPS and two Gold Gloves on his mantle, Kiermaier excels in nearly all phases of the game, but injuries have prevented the outfielder from cementing his status as a...

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STATUS:  60-Day DL     INJURY TYPE:  Thumb     EST. RETURN:  6/17/2018
LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: L   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 1"   WT: 215   DOB: 4/22/1990
BORN: Fort Wayne, IN   COLLEGE: Parkland (IL) CC   DRAFTED: 31st Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Kevin Kiermaier Contract Information:

Signed a six-year, $53.5 million contract extension with the Rays in March of 2017.

April 20, 2018  –  Kevin Kiermaier News

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Kiermaier underwent successful thumb surgery Friday, Bill Chastain of MLB.com reports.

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Kevin Kiermaier Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2010 20 R PRI 57 246 218 44 66 17 8 7 2 16 17 5 24 54 1 0 3 .303 .380 .431 .811
2011 21 A BOW 120 459 402 54 97 23 11 8 4 39 27 10 37 99 9 3 8 .241 .316 .338 .654
2012 22 R GUL 2 6 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 .167 .167 .167 .334
2012 22 A+ CHA 57 212 177 16 46 13 7 6 0 12 10 4 26 38 7 0 2 .260 .361 .367 .728
2012 22 AAA DUR 4 12 9 2 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 .333 .500 .333 .833
2013 23 AA MON 97 417 371 65 114 28 14 9 5 28 14 11 31 61 4 3 8 .307 .370 .434 .804
2013 23 AAA DUR 39 154 137 24 36 14 7 6 1 13 7 1 14 26 0 1 2 .263 .338 .423 .761
2014 24 AAA DUR 34 143 128 28 39 12 7 2 3 13 11 1 12 23 2 1 0 .305 .362 .461 .823
2014 24 MAJ TB 108 364 331 35 87 34 16 8 10 35 5 4 23 71 5 2 3 .263 .315 .450 .765
2015 25 MAJ TB 151 535 505 62 133 47 25 12 10 40 18 5 24 95 2 2 2 .263 .298 .420 .718
2016 26 R GUL 1 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 .000 .333 .000 .333
2016 26 A+ CHA 2 5 3 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 .667 .800 1.000 1.800
2016 26 MAJ TB 105 414 366 55 90 34 20 2 12 37 21 3 40 74 0 1 7 .246 .331 .410 .741
2017 27 A+ CHA 7 26 24 2 3 2 1 1 0 1 0 1 2 7 0 0 0 .125 .192 .250 .442
2017 27 MAJ TB 98 421 380 56 105 33 15 3 15 39 16 7 31 99 4 1 5 .276 .338 .450 .788
2018 28 MAJ TB 12 48 43 6 7 2 1 1 0 1 1 0 5 18 0 0 0 .163 .250 .233 .483
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3-Year Averages     118 455 417 57 109 37 20 5 12 38 18 5 31 89 2 1 4 .261 .318 .420 .738
Career  (View All)     474 1,782 1,625 214 422 150 77 26 47 152 61 19 123 357 11 6 17 .260 .317 .426 .743

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Kevin Kiermaier Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Games To Display:    Show 7Show 7    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30
DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Apr. 25 @Bal Did not play.
Apr. 22 Min Did not play.
Apr. 21 Min Did not play.
Apr. 20 Min Did not play.
Apr. 18 Tex Did not play.
Apr. 17 Tex Did not play.
Apr. 16 Tex Did not play.
Apr. 15 Phi 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .163 .250 .233 .483
Apr. 14 Phi 4 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .143 .234 .214 .448
Apr. 13 Phi 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 .105 .209 .158 .367
Apr. 11 @CWS 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .114 .205 .171 .376
Apr. 10 @CWS Did not play.
Apr. 9 @CWS Did not play.
Apr. 8 @Bos 4 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .094 .171 .156 .327
Apr. 7 @Bos Did not play.
Apr. 5 @Bos 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .071 .133 .071 .204
Apr. 4 @NYY 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .087 .125 .087 .212
Apr. 3 @NYY 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .053 .100 .053 .153
Apr. 1 Bos 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .067 .125 .067 .192
Mar. 31 Bos 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .091 .167 .091 .258
Mar. 30 Bos 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .143 .250 .143 .393
Mar. 29 Bos 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .250 .000 .250
Last 7 Games 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 14 Games 15 4 5 1 1 0 1 3 6 1 0 0 0 0 .333 .444 .533 .977
Last 30 Games 43 6 7 1 1 0 1 5 18 1 0 0 0 0 .163 .250 .233 .483

Kevin Kiermaier: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2018 12 12
2017 97 97
2016 104 104
2015 149 148 2
2014 108 1 42 68

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Kevin Kiermaier: Minor League Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2017 3

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Kevin Kiermaier Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2018190010.105.211.361
2017141204206.255.362.682
20168410294.262.452.816

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2018246001.208.250.571
201723936111910.289.502.851
201628245102817.241.397.718

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2018234001.174.217.457
20171912982413.298.482.844
20161762552013.239.381.707

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2018202010.150.250.511
2017189277153.254.418.732
2016190307178.253.437.772
Kevin Kiermaier vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

Pitcher Team AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
Dylan Bundy BAL 7 2 0 0 1 3 1 2 0 0 .286 .375 .714 1.089

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Kevin Kiermaier Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2010 20 R PRI 246 218 9.8% 22% 0.44 75% .395 .128
2011 21 A BOW 459 402 8.1% 21.6% 0.37 75% .308 .097
2012 22 R GUL 6 6 0% 33.3% 0.00 67% .250 .000
2012 22 A+ CHA 212 177 12.3% 17.9% 0.68 79% .331 .107
2012 22 AAA DUR 12 9 25% 8.3% 3.00 89% .375 .000
2013 23 AA MON 417 371 7.4% 14.6% 0.51 84% .354 .127
2013 23 AAA DUR 154 137 9.1% 16.9% 0.54 81% .315 .160
2014 24 AAA DUR 143 128 8.4% 16.1% 0.52 82% .350 .156
2014 24 MAJ TB 364 331 6.3% 19.5% 0.32 79% .306 .187
2015 25 MAJ TB 535 505 4.5% 17.8% 0.25 81% .306 .157
2016 26 R GUL 3 2 33.3% 33.3% 1.00 50% .000 .000
2016 26 A+ CHA 5 3 40% 0% 0.00 100% .667 .333
2016 26 MAJ TB 414 366 9.7% 17.9% 0.54 80% .278 .164
2017 27 A+ CHA 26 24 7.7% 26.9% 0.29 71% .176 .125
2017 27 MAJ TB 421 380 7.4% 23.5% 0.31 74% .337 .174
2018 28 MAJ TB 48 43 10.4% 37.5% 0.28 58% .280 .070
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3-Year Averages     455 417 6.8% 19.6% 0.35 79% .306 .159
Career     1,782 1,625 6.9% 20% 0.34 78% .306 .166

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Kevin Kiermaier Defensive Stats

DRS Breakdown
Pos Year Inn DRS (?) Pos Rank Range & Pos (?) OF Arm (?) GFP/DME (?) GDP (?) Bunts (?) Catcher SB (?) Pitcher SB (?) Adj ERA (?) Strike Zone(?)
CF 2015 1174.7 42 1 29 7 6 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 872.3 25 1 15 4 6 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 829.7 22 2 19 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018 98.3 -3 - -3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
RF 2015 14 0 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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2018 Stat Review for Kevin Kiermaier    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2016 (min 410 PA)

Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.28 BB/K
POOR
10.4% BB Rate
GREAT
37.5% K Rate
TERRIBLE
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.483 OPS
TERRIBLE
.250 OBP
TERRIBLE
Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.163 AVG
TERRIBLE
.280 BABIP
LOW
 
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.233 SLG
TERRIBLE
.070 ISO
TERRIBLE

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Kevin Kiermaier: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Kiermaier (thumb) was transferred to the 60-day disabled list Tuesday, Bill Chastain of MLB.com reports.

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Kiermaier was diagnosed with a torn ligament in his right thumb and will undergo surgery, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports. He was placed on the 10-day disabled list Monday and is expected to miss 8-12 weeks.

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Kiermaier (finger) will receive an MRI on Monday, Bill Chastain of MLB.com reports.

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Kiermaier suffered a right thumb sprain that forced him to exit Sunday's matchup against the Phillies.

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Kiermaier went 2-for-4 with a double and two runs scored in Saturday's 9-4 loss to the Phillies.

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Kiermaier (foot) will play center field and bat second against the White Sox on Wednesday, Marc Topkin of The Tampa Bay Times reports.

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Kiermaier (foot) was still wearing a walking boot after Tuesday's game, but both he and manager Kevin Cash stated the outfielder would be in the lineup Wednesday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

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Kiermaier could be available off the bench Tuesday against the White Sox as his foot is feeling better, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2018

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2017

Kiermaier's 2016 campaign was interrupted by a wrist injury but he finished on a strong note, tallying a .296 average, .379 wOBA, five homers and eight stolen bases over his final 112 plate appearances. Despite missing 57 games, Kiermaier still managed to post a career-high 12 homers in 414 plate appearances, while his hard contact rate climbed to a career-high 31.4 percent. He ripped off 34 extra-base hits as well, although after tallying an absurd 12 triples in 2015, he managed only a pair of three-baggers last season. A full season could knock Kiermaier's fantasy value back up several notches, making him a viable mixed-league outfield option. He is only truly great on the defensive side of the ball, but he is a good enough athlete and has just enough pop to profile as a good bet for double-digit homers and double-digit steals once again in his age-27 season.

2016

Last season was a true breakout year for Kiermaier, cementing him as the teamís everyday center fielder on the strength of a glove that won him the Platinum Glove for best fielder in the majors. The bad news? That fielding means little in fantasy. As a hitter, Kiermaier leaves much to be desired. His .263/.298/.420 slash line with 10 home runs and 18 stolen bases in 23 attempts puts him around league average. Granted, he could start hitting the Mendoza Line and still be worth playing for Tampa Bay because of that glove, but thatís an advantage fantasy owners donít get to enjoy. He stopped getting starts in the leadoff spot midway through the season, cutting into his opportunities for runs and steals, and thatís not likely to change in 2016. Kiermaier may currently represent the biggest split between real-life value and fantasy value in the league, so donít draft him purely on name recognition.

2015

Players drafted in the 31st round are not supposed to make the major leagues, but Kiermaier did. Primarily known for his speed and defense, Kiermaier hit in Double-A and was doing so again in Triple-A before he was promoted when Wil Myers had to go to the disabled list. He hit the ground running and was batting .310//.349/.576 heading into the All-Star break with 22 extra-base hits and several amazing defensive plays. The second half was a different story offensively as he hit .220/.284/.335 the rest of the way with just 12 extra-base hits as the league stopped pitching him inside. Despite his quickness, he is not a good basestealer and rarely tried to steal bags when he was on base at the big league level. Despite the numbers last season, Kiermaier profiles as a fourth outfielder who will have to slash and dash for production.

2014

Kiermaier took an interesting path to Tampa Bay in the 2013 season. He began the season with Double-A Montgomery and excelled with the bat, hitting .307/.370/.434 with five home runs and 14 stolen bases before being promoted to Triple-A Durham. His prominent skill as a center fielder is that he is widely regarded as the best defensive player in the entire organization. The team felt confident enough in his defensive ability to bring him up and use him as a defensive replacement in the team's elimination game against the Rangers. Kiermaier will likely begin the 2014 season with Triple-A to develop his offense, but his skill in the field could be his ticket to the majors.