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Portrait of Kirby Yates

Kirby Yates PRays

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2014 Rest-of-Season Projections (seasonal age 27)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
0.3 3.51 1.30 0 0 0 0 0.0
Birth Date3-25-1987
Height5' 10"
Weight195 lbs
Age27 years, 6 months, 27 days
BatsL
ThrowsR
2010
2011
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2013
0.22014
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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
2014 TBA 27 37 0 36.0 0.0 36.0 0 2 1 1 0 0 156 33 16 15 4 51 15 12 3 42 3.75 3.77 4.34 1.9 0.2
Career37036.00.036.002110015633161545115123423.753.774.341.90.2

Advanced

'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 FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
2009 PRI Rk 14 0 26.3 1.29 172 .197 .261 .328 .394 .260 .449 98 13.6 1.3 13.6 1.3
2010 BGR A 27 12 90.0 5.21 88 .250 .257 .333 .386 .257 .283 102 8.9 0.9 8.9 0.9
2010 PCH A+ 1 1 5.3 3.37 119 .288 .284 .339 .410 .274 .438 95 0.8 0.1 0.8 0.1
2011 PCH A+ 16 0 33.3 3.01 132 .193 .255 .323 .377 .250 .215 98 7.3 0.7 7.3 0.7
2011 RAY Rk 4 4 6.7 6.09 68 .293 .233 .310 .325 .253 .261 88 -0.4 -0.0 -0.4 -0.0
2012 MNT AA 50 0 68.0 3.03 134 .229 .248 .329 .378 .259 .299 104 16.5 1.7 16.5 1.7
2012 PDD Wnt 10 0 11.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .185 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 DUR AAA 51 0 61.7 2.43 149 .195 .252 .323 .385 .252 .286 109 19.0 1.9 19.0 1.9
2014 TBA MLB 37 0 36.0 4.34 92 .266 .257 .314 .403 .266 .315 97 1.9 0.2 1.9 0.2
2014 DUR AAA 21 0 25.0 1.97 158 .168 .262 .326 .397 .250 .196 104 9.0 0.9 9.0 0.9

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
2009 PRI Rk 0 1 4 14 0 26.3 22 8 49 0 51% .449 7.5 2.7 0.0 16.8 1.14 2.40 13.6 1.3
2010 PCH A+ 0 0 0 1 1 5.3 7 2 3 0 31% .438 11.9 3.4 0.0 5.1 1.70 5.09 0.8 0.1
2010 BGR A 3 6 5 27 12 90.0 73 41 97 9 40% .283 7.3 4.1 0.9 9.7 1.27 3.30 8.9 0.9
2011 RAY Rk 0 1 0 4 4 6.7 6 2 3 0 61% .261 8.1 2.7 0.0 4.0 1.20 2.70 -0.4 -0.0
2011 PCH A+ 2 0 2 16 0 33.3 14 22 45 0 37% .215 3.8 5.9 0.0 12.2 1.08 1.62 7.3 0.7
2012 PDD Wnt 0 0 2 10 0 11.0 7 5 12 2 0% .185 5.7 4.1 1.6 9.8 1.09 2.45 0.0 0.0
2012 MNT AA 4 2 16 50 0 68.0 48 39 94 4 43% .299 6.4 5.2 0.5 12.4 1.28 2.65 16.5 1.7
2013 DUR AAA 3 2 20 51 0 61.7 38 23 93 2 41% .286 5.5 3.4 0.3 13.6 0.99 1.90 19.0 1.9
2014 TBA MLB 0 2 1 37 0 36.0 33 15 42 4 34% .315 8.2 3.8 1.0 10.5 1.33 3.75 1.9 0.2
2014 DUR AAA 1 0 16 21 0 25.0 10 9 35 0 45% .196 3.6 3.2 0.0 12.6 0.76 0.36 9.0 0.9

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 0.4904 0.4372 0.7905 0.5934 0.2870 0.8376 0.6970 0.2095
Career6770.49040.43720.79050.59340.2870.83760.6970.2095

Injury History

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

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 0 d1 year (2014)

Details
  • 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.).

2014 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 3/11/2014 05:35 ET

PCT W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR BABIP WHIP ERA FRA VORP WARP
90o 3.3 1.9 1.8 39 4 69.7 46 29 81 5 .249 1.07 2.42 2.63 17.3 1.8
80o 2.9 1.7 1.6 35 4 63.1 45 28 73 5 .264 1.16 2.83 3.08 12.1 1.2
70o 2.6 1.6 1.4 33 4 58.5 44 28 68 5 .276 1.23 3.14 3.41 8.8 0.9
60o 2.4 1.6 1.3 31 3 54.7 44 27 63 5 .285 1.29 3.41 3.7 6.3 0.6
50o 2.2 1.5 1.2 29 3 51.2 43 26 59 5 .294 1.35 3.66 3.98 4.2 0.4
40o 2 1.4 1 27 3 47.7 41 26 55 5 .303 1.41 3.92 4.26 2.3 0.2
30o 1.8 1.3 0.9 25 3 44.1 40 25 51 5 .313 1.47 4.20 4.56 0.6 0.1
20o 1.6 1.2 0.8 22 2 40.0 38 24 46 5 .324 1.55 4.53 4.93 -1.2 -0.1
10o 1.4 1.1 0.7 19 2 34.6 36 22 40 4 .340 1.67 5.01 5.44 -3.0 -0.3
Weighted Mean2.21.41.128350.54126595.2921.333.623.934.50.5

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
5% 11% 13% 20% 33%

Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2014 Projections)

Playing time estimates are based on performance, not Depth Charts.
Year Age W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR GB% BABIP WHIP ERA FRA H/9 BB/9 K/9 HR/9 WARP
2015284225259580451121041.2981.323.603.917.64.310.61.01.1
2016294325459885481121141.3001.363.804.137.84.410.31.00.9
20173043257510387461181141.2951.293.493.797.64.010.31.01.4
2018314225459883431111041.2961.293.483.787.64.010.20.91.3
2019324225159279391031041.2971.283.513.827.73.810.11.01.2
20203342248587753797941.2981.293.523.837.83.810.00.91.1
20213432246483733490941.2981.293.603.917.93.79.81.01.0
20223532243478683286841.2981.283.523.827.83.79.90.91.0
20233632241474653081841.2991.293.533.847.93.79.91.00.9

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
out of baseball3.42.22.531.411.1

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Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 91 Mike Benacka 2010 0.00 DNP
2 91 Kevin Whelan 2011 5.40
3 90 Chia-Jen Lo 2013 4.19
4 90 Anthony Slama 2011 0.00
5 88 Joe Torres 2010 0.00 DNP
6 88 Robert Coello 2012 12.79
7 88 Jason Rice 2013 0.00 DNP
8 88 Victor Garate 2012 0.00 DNP
9 87 Justin Hedrick 2009 0.00 DNP
10 87 Brandon Sisk 2013 0.00 DNP
11 87 John Gaub 2012 0.00 DNP
12 86 Casey Weathers 2012 0.00 DNP
13 86 Jim Miller 2009 0.00 DNP
14 86 Josh Fields 2013 4.97
15 85 Matt Langwell 2013 5.14
16 85 Blake Parker 2012 10.50
17 85 Christian Garcia 2013 0.00 DNP
18 84 Rob Wooten 2013 3.90
19 84 Pat Venditte 2012 0.00 DNP
20 84 Toru Murata 2012 0.00 DNP
21 84 Josh Schmidt 2010 0.00 DNP
22 84 Matt Peterson 2009 0.00 DNP
23 84 Jose Diaz 2011 0.00 DNP
24 83 Mike DeMark 2010 0.00 DNP
25 83 Leyson Septimo 2013 0.00 DNP
26 83 Sammy Gervacio 2012 0.00 DNP
27 83 Jason Motte 2009 5.24
28 82 Jose De La Torre 2013 6.35
29 82 Cory Doyne 2009 0.00 DNP
30 82 Matt German 2011 0.00 DNP
31 82 Jon Hunton 2010 0.00 DNP
32 82 John Axford 2010 2.64
33 82 Neil Wagner 2011 12.60
34 82 Anthony Tomey 2009 0.00 DNP
35 82 Rocky Roquet 2010 0.00 DNP
36 82 Brad Kilby 2010 2.16
37 82 Francisco Felix 2011 0.00 DNP
38 82 Zach Simons 2012 0.00 DNP
39 82 Jason Ray 2012 0.00 DNP
40 81 Craig Breslow 2008 2.30
41 81 Kam Mickolio 2011 6.75
42 81 Atahualpa Severino 2012 0.00 DNP
43 81 Pedro Viola 2010 13.50
44 81 Dale Thayer 2008 0.00 DNP
45 81 Will Harris 2012 9.17
46 81 Jeff Stevens 2011 5.14
47 81 Tyler Norrick 2011 0.00 DNP
48 81 Billy Sadler 2009 13.50
49 81 Matt Daley 2009 4.24
50 81 Mike Fiers 2012 3.95
51 81 Anthony Varvaro 2012 5.94
52 81 Scott Maine 2012 6.08
53 81 Jay Buente 2011 10.80
54 81 Josh Ellis 2012 0.00 DNP
55 81 Steve Bray 2008 0.00 DNP
56 81 Michael Schwimer 2013 0.00 DNP
57 80 Jose Marte 2011 0.00 DNP
58 80 Stephen Marek 2011 0.00 DNP
59 80 Santiago Casilla 2008 3.93
60 80 Brandon Kloess 2012 0.00 DNP
61 80 Jon Meloan 2012 0.00 DNP
62 80 Eduardo Sierra 2009 0.00 DNP
63 80 Mike Zagurski 2010 10.29
64 80 Derrick Loop 2011 0.00 DNP
65 80 Josh Roenicke 2010 7.11
66 80 Jesse Carlson 2008 2.40
67 80 Carlos Torres 2010 8.56
68 80 Barret Browning 2012 5.12
69 80 Andrew Brown 2008 3.34
70 80 Rob Delaney 2012 0.00 DNP
71 80 John Lujan 2011 0.00 DNP
72 80 Jermaine Van Buren 2008 0.00 DNP
73 79 Clint Everts 2012 0.00 DNP
74 79 Mark McLemore 2008 0.00 DNP
75 79 Edwin Walker 2011 0.00 DNP
76 79 Jim Hoey 2010 0.00 DNP
77 79 Jason Urquidez 2010 0.00 DNP
78 79 Roy Corcoran 2007 0.00 DNP
79 79 Kendy Batista 2009 0.00 DNP
80 79 Brent Leach 2010 0.00 DNP
81 79 Luis Pena 2010 0.00 DNP
82 79 R.J. Swindle 2011 0.00 DNP
83 79 Ryan Reid 2012 0.00 DNP
84 79 Jon Link 2011 0.00 DNP
85 79 Calvin Medlock 2010 0.00 DNP
86 78 Rafael Martin 2011 0.00 DNP
87 78 Carlos Muniz 2008 5.40
88 78 Brennan Garr 2011 0.00 DNP
89 78 Geivy Garcia 2010 0.00 DNP
90 78 A.J. Battisto 2011 0.00 DNP
91 78 Brad Brach 2013 4.35
92 78 Dustin Richardson 2011 0.00 DNP
93 78 Kelvin Perez 2013 0.00 DNP
94 78 Sergio Romo 2010 2.32
95 78 Spencer Steedley 2012 0.00 DNP
96 78 Brandon Gomes 2012 6.11
97 78 Pedro Strop 2012 2.44
98 78 Evan Reed 2013 6.17
99 78 Carlos Guevara 2009 0.00 DNP
100 78 Josh Newman 2009 0.00 DNP

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BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2014 Due to publishing agreements, the 2014 player comments and team essays are only available in the Baseball Prospectus 2014 book (available in hardcopy, e-book, and Kindle).

BP Articles

Kirby Yates is referenced in the following articles.

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This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: September 25, 2014Chris Mosch2014-09-25
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: August 26, 2014Chris Mosch2014-08-26
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: August 21, 2014Daniel Rathman2014-08-21
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: August 12, 2014Chris Mosch2014-08-12
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: Chris Sale's RevengeChris Mosch2014-07-10
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessCloser to Me: Week 13Mauricio Rubio2014-06-23
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: Can't Retire the RoyalsDaniel Rathman2014-06-18
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: Can't Retire the RoyalsChris Mosch2014-06-18
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: Can't Retire the RoyalsNick Bacarella2014-06-18
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Minnesota Signs Kendrys MoralesR.J. Anderson2014-06-09
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Minnesota Signs Kendrys MoralesBret Sayre2014-06-09
The Lineup Card: 10 Dominant Early-Season RelieversBaseball Prospectus2014-05-21
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Potential Impact Rookies In 2013 (AL EAST)Jason Martinez2013-01-28


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
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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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Kirby Yates has thrown 777 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2011 and 2014, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and Fall/Winter Ball. In 2014, he has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (93mph) and Slider (85mph). He also rarely throws a Change (85mph) and Curve (78mph).