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Kyle McPherson PPirates

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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 26)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
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Birth Date11-11-1987
Height6' 4"
Weight215 lbs
Age26 years, 8 months, 19 days
BatsR
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2010
2011
0.22012
2013
0.02014
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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
2012 PIT 24 10 3 26.3 14.7 11.7 0 2 0 0 1 0 107 24 8 8 3 36 7 7 2 21 2.73 4.05 4.02 2.1 0.2
Career10326.314.711.70200101072488336772212.734.054.022.10.2

Advanced

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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
2011 BRD A+ 12 12 71.7 3.87 120 .210 .257 .325 .377 .253 .278 101 11.7 1.2 11.7 1.2
2011 ALT AA 16 16 89.3 4.05 101 .247 .265 .330 .400 .275 .269 86 7.5 0.7 6.5 0.6
2012 PIT MLB 10 3 26.3 4.02 100 .246 .243 .308 .389 .253 .284 94 2.2 0.2 2.1 0.2
2012 ALT AA 9 9 48.7 3.79 114 .271 .262 .325 .390 .260 .338 100 7.5 0.8 7.8 0.8
2012 IND AAA 3 3 18.3 3.53 119 .174 .262 .325 .404 .255 .213 93 2.5 0.3 2.5 0.3
2012 LIC Wnt 1 1 3.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .417 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 IND AAA 2 2 4.7 4.86 95 .389 .245 .316 .357 .237 .478 102 0.6 0.1 0.6 0.1

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
2011 ALT AA 8 5 0 16 16 89.3 75 21 82 7 37% .269 7.6 2.1 0.7 8.3 1.07 3.02 6.5 0.6
2011 BRD A+ 4 1 0 12 12 71.7 62 6 60 4 41% .278 7.8 0.8 0.5 7.5 0.95 2.89 11.7 1.2
2012 PIT MLB 0 2 0 10 3 26.3 24 7 21 3 47% .284 8.2 2.4 1.0 7.2 1.18 2.73 2.1 0.2
2012 LIC Wnt 0 1 0 1 1 3.0 6 1 3 1 0% .417 18.0 3.0 3.0 9.0 2.33 15.00 0.0 0.0
2012 ALT AA 3 5 0 9 9 48.7 54 5 46 5 35% .338 10.0 0.9 0.9 8.5 1.21 4.07 7.8 0.8
2012 IND AAA 0 1 0 3 3 18.3 11 4 17 1 40% .213 5.4 2.0 0.5 8.3 0.82 0.98 2.5 0.3
2013 IND AAA 0 1 0 2 2 4.7 11 4 2 0 48% .478 21.2 7.7 0.0 3.9 3.21 19.29 0.6 0.1

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
2012 440 0.5068 0.4692 0.8447 0.6457 0.2857 0.8889 0.7419 0.1553
Career4400.50680.46920.84470.64570.28570.88890.74190.1553

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-04-03 - Minors - - Right Elbow Surgery Medial Epicondyle Fracture 2014-04-23 -
2013-08-27 2013-10-10 60-DL 44 32 Right Elbow Recovery From Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2013-07-10 -
2013-04-10 2013-08-27 Minors 139 0 Right Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2013-07-10 -
2012-12-03 2013-01-15 WIN 43 0 Right Shoulder Fatigue - -
2012-04-04 2012-06-16 Minors 73 65 Right Shoulder Inflammation - -
2010-07-23 2010-07-30 Minors 7 0 Not Disclosed -

Compensation

Year Team Salary

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 70 d1 year (2014)

Details
  • 1 year (2014). Re-signed by Pittsburgh as a free agent 1/6/14 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2013). Re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/1/13. DFA by Pittsburgh 11/25/13. Non-tendered by Pittsburgh 12/2/13.
  • 1 year (2012). Re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/3/12.
  • 1 year (2011). Contract purchased by Pittsburgh 11/19/10. Re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/11.
  • Drafted by Pittsburgh 2007 (14-428) (University of Mobile)

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BP Articles

Kyle McPherson is referenced in the following articles.

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  Title Author Date
This article requires BP Premium accessProspects Will Break Your Heart: Pittsburgh Pirates Top 10 ProspectsJason Parks2014-02-05
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Jones (a Pirate) Walks the Plank (a Metaphor)Bret Sayre2013-11-26
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Jones (a Pirate) Walks the Plank (a Metaphor)R.J. Anderson2013-11-26
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: August 28, 2013Clint Chisam2013-08-28
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: July 21, 2013Clint Chisam2013-07-21
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: July 1, 2013Clint Chisam2013-07-01
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: April 29, 2013Clint Chisam2013-04-29
This article requires BP Premium accessPainting the Black: Have You Had Your Breaking Ball Today?R.J. Anderson2013-04-17
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: April 16, 2013Clint Chisam2013-04-16
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: April 15, 2013Clint Chisam2013-04-15
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of April 12-14Zach Mortimer2013-04-15
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: April 14, 2013Clint Chisam2013-04-14
Perfect Game Presents: 2013 Rookie of the Year CandidatesDavid Rawnsley2013-03-29
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Wednesday, March 20Zach Mortimer2013-03-21
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Spring Training Games: February 22-24Jason Martinez2013-02-26
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Ten NL Prospects Who Could Start the Season in the MajorsJason Martinez2013-01-03
Rumor Roundup: Thursday, December 20Daniel Rathman2012-12-20
This article requires BP Premium accessProspects Will Break Your Heart: Pittsburgh Pirates Top 10 ProspectsJason Parks2012-12-10
What You Need to Know: Wednesday, September 19Daniel Rathman2012-09-19
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: October on Their MindsR.J. Anderson2012-09-04
Prospectus Preview: NL Central 2012 Preseason Preview, Part IIStephani Bee2012-03-02
Prospectus Preview: NL Central 2012 Preseason Preview, Part IILarry Granillo2012-03-02
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Top Nine High-Ceiling Prospect RotationsKevin Goldstein2012-02-21
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Pirates Top 11 ProspectsKevin Goldstein2011-12-16
This article requires BP Premium accessThe BP Broadside: Cottleston PiratesSteven Goldman2011-12-14
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of May 31Kevin Goldstein2011-06-01
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Senior Circuit ShufflingChristina Kahrl2011-03-17
Transaction Analysis: NL Central Roster MovesChristina Kahrl2010-11-30
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of May 25Kevin Goldstein2010-05-26


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2011-05-09 13:00:00 (link to chat)Two Pirates questions. Best unknown prospect and of course, Cole or Rendon?
(Bill from Pittsburgh)
Kyle McPherson; Cole. (Kevin Goldstein)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2014, Kyle McPherson threw 368 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system in 2012, all of them occuring in the MLB Regular Season. In 2012, he relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (95mph) and Curve (78mph), also mixing in a Sinker (94mph) and Change (85mph).