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Portrait of Kurt Birkins

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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA WARP
3 75.3 6 4 0 64 5.85 0.9
Birth Date8-11-1980
Height6' 2"
Weight188 lbs
BatsL
ThrowsL
WARP Summary

Standard

YEAR TEAM AGE G GS IP IP-SP IP-RP W L SV BS QS BQS PA H R ER HR TB BB UBB HBP SO ERA FIP FRA VORP WARP
2006 BAL 25 35 0 31.0 0.0 31.0 5 2 0 3 0 0 136 25 19 17 4 41 16 16 3 27 4.94 4.96 5.78 2.7 0.3
2007 BAL 26 19 2 34.3 4.0 30.3 1 2 0 1 0 0 170 52 31 31 3 76 14 14 3 30 8.13 4.18 4.88 5.1 0.5
2008 TBA 27 6 0 10.0 0.0 10.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 37 5 1 1 0 5 5 5 0 7 0.90 3.26 4.23 1.5 0.1
Career60275.34.071.3640400343825149712235356645.854.385.169.20.9

Advanced

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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
2001 BLU Rk 6 6 37.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 DEL A 27 25 143.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .296 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 FRD A+ 25 25 126.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .327 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 FRD A+ 27 6 68.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .305 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 BOW AA 26 24 129.0 3.71 97 .284 .264 .335 .408 .264 .356 73 18.7 1.9 18.7 1.9
2006 BAL MLB 35 0 31.0 5.78 91 .251 .272 .340 .448 .264 .244 108 2.7 0.3 2.7 0.3
2006 ABE A- 2 0 2.1 2.57 135 .315 .277 .330 .377 .289 .333 100 0.6 0.1 0.6 0.1
2006 FRD A+ 1 0 1.1 3.84 126 .140 .224 .286 .338 .235 .000 113 0.2 0.0 0.2 0.0
2006 BOW AA 2 0 4.2 10.14 -62 .381 .244 .331 .384 .258 .333 91 -1.2 -0.1 -1.2 -0.1
2006 OTT AAA 5 5 25.2 5.26 80 .218 .246 .309 .373 .245 .265 101 -0.3 -0.0 -0.3 -0.0
2007 BAL MLB 19 2 34.3 4.88 103 .315 .273 .344 .437 .271 .408 103 5.1 0.5 5.1 0.5
2007 NOR AAA 20 19 105.7 4.37 93 .251 .264 .335 .402 .263 .318 89 4.0 0.4 4.0 0.4
2008 TBA MLB 6 0 10.0 4.23 117 .155 .271 .339 .427 .264 .200 108 1.5 0.1 1.5 0.1
2008 DUR AAA 36 1 40.7 6.34 56 .316 .267 .330 .403 .261 .385 93 -6.9 -0.7 -6.9 -0.7
2009 TUL AA 2 2 9.0 4.46 105 .278 .265 .339 .368 .256 .323 104 1.3 0.1 1.3 0.1
2009 CSP AAA 25 12 67.0 5.64 87 .261 .267 .338 .418 .277 .310 107 6.1 0.6 7.0 0.8
2010 CSP AAA 23 15 80.3 6.38 85 .273 .275 .342 .423 .263 .338 112 2.9 0.3 2.5 0.2

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR GB% BABIP H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 WHIP ERA VORP WARP
2001 BLU Rk 4 1 0 6 6 37.0 28 5 42 2 0% .000 6.8 1.2 0.5 10.2 0.89 2.92 0.0 0.0
2002 DEL A 9 7 0 27 25 143.7 140 46 102 10 0% .296 8.8 2.9 0.6 6.4 1.29 3.51 0.0 0.0
2003 FRD A+ 8 11 0 25 25 126.3 152 40 79 10 0% .327 10.8 2.9 0.7 5.6 1.52 4.70 0.0 0.0
2004 FRD A+ 5 2 2 27 6 68.0 70 22 55 9 0% .305 9.3 2.9 1.2 7.3 1.35 4.50 0.0 0.0
2005 BOW AA 7 11 0 26 24 129.0 134 42 114 8 54% .356 9.3 2.9 0.6 8.0 1.36 3.91 18.7 1.9
2006 BAL MLB 5 2 0 35 0 31.0 25 16 27 4 42% .244 7.3 4.6 1.2 7.8 1.32 4.94 2.7 0.3
2006 BOW AA 0 1 0 2 0 4.2 5 1 5 2 18% .333 10.7 2.1 4.3 10.7 1.43 8.57 -1.2 -0.1
2006 FRD A+ 0 0 0 1 0 1.1 0 1 1 0 100% .000 0.0 8.2 0.0 8.2 0.91 0.00 0.2 0.0
2006 ABE A- 1 1 0 2 0 2.1 3 0 2 0 0% .333 12.9 0.0 0.0 8.6 1.43 4.29 0.6 0.1
2006 OTT AAA 1 3 0 5 5 25.2 20 11 19 2 64% .265 7.1 3.9 0.7 6.8 1.23 3.21 -0.3 -0.0
2007 NOR AAA 8 4 0 20 19 105.7 102 38 98 6 55% .318 8.7 3.2 0.5 8.3 1.32 3.07 4.0 0.4
2007 BAL MLB 1 2 0 19 2 34.3 52 14 30 3 50% .408 13.6 3.7 0.8 7.9 1.92 8.13 5.1 0.5
2008 TBA MLB 0 0 0 6 0 10.0 5 5 7 0 56% .200 4.5 4.5 0.0 6.3 1.00 0.90 1.5 0.1
2008 DUR AAA 2 3 0 36 1 40.7 57 28 29 4 56% .385 12.6 6.2 0.9 6.4 2.09 7.52 -6.9 -0.7
2009 TUL AA 0 1 0 2 2 9.0 11 2 4 1 59% .323 11.0 2.0 1.0 4.0 1.44 6.00 1.3 0.1
2009 CSP AAA 3 2 0 25 12 67.0 68 27 58 8 49% .310 9.1 3.6 1.1 7.8 1.42 3.49 7.0 0.8
2010 CSP AAA 5 8 0 23 15 80.3 101 22 58 9 53% .338 11.3 2.5 1.0 6.5 1.53 5.72 2.5 0.2

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
2008 128 0.4844 0.4688 0.8333 0.6452 0.3030 0.9750 0.5500 0.1667
Career1280.48440.46880.83330.64520.3030.9750.550.1667

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2009-08-27 2009-09-08 Minors 12 0 Right Groin Strain -
2009-07-08 2009-08-07 Minors 30 0 Right Groin Strain -
2009-04-09 2009-04-20 Minors 11 0 Not Disclosed -
2008-03-21 2008-04-16 15-DL 26 14 Right Elbow Nerve Injury Ulnar Neuritis -
2006-07-30 2006-10-01 60-DL 63 56 Left Elbow Nerve Injury Ulnar Neuritis -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2008 TBA $397,500
YearsDescriptionSalary
1 yrPrevious$397,500
1 yrTotal$397,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
1 y 53 d

Details
  • released 8/29/08 optioned to Triple-A 5/11/08 re-signed 2/15/08, 1 year/$0.3975M (08)
  • claimed off waivers from BAL 10/29/07 recalled 8/28/07 optioned to Triple-A 8/10/07
  • recalled 8/3/07
  • optioned to Triple-A 7/12/07
  • recalled 6/30/07
  • optioned to Triple-A 5/7/07 recalled 4/07 optioned to Triple-A 4/07 recalled 4/07 optioned to Triple-A 3/07 re-signed 1/07, 1 year (07)
  • contract purchased 5/06 00 (33-984)

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BP Articles

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  Title Author Date
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: AL East NRI ReviewChristina Kahrl2008-02-19
This article requires BP Premium accessBuilding a Better Bullpen: The Rays' 2008 Relief CorpsCaleb Peiffer2008-02-06
Transaction of the Day: AL East RoundupChristina Kahrl2007-09-15
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: AL RoundupChristina Kahrl2007-08-08
Transaction Analysis: American League RoundupChristina Kahrl2007-07-26
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: April 29-May 6, 2007Christina Kahrl2007-05-07
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: April 15-18Christina Kahrl2007-04-19
Transaction of the Day: Roster Reviews of the EastsChristina Kahrl2007-04-12
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: March 19-26, 2007Christina Kahrl2007-03-27
Transaction Analysis: September 5-11Christina Kahrl2006-09-13
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: July 31-August 3Christina Kahrl2006-08-04


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2014, Kurt Birkins threw 325 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2007 and 2008, all of them occuring in the MLB Regular Season. In 2008, he relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (87mph) and Curve (78mph). He also rarely threw a Slider (83mph).