Biographical

Portrait of Kirby Yates

Kirby Yates PRays

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2015 Full Season Projections (seasonal age 27)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
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Birth Date3-25-1987
Height5' 10"
Weight210 lbs
Age28 years, 5 months, 10 days
BatsL
ThrowsR
2011
2012
2013
0.22014
0.02015
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA. (For previous card version with FAIR_RA, click here.)
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 H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA WARP
2014 TBA MLB 37 0 36.0 33 15 42 4 .266 97 8.2 3.8 1.0 10.5 34% .315 .266 1.33 0.00 3.75 90 3.96 0.2
2015 TBA MLB 12 0 13.0 19 2 16 8 .262 100 13.2 1.4 5.5 11.1 24% .324 .398 1.62 9.12 9.69 97 10.61 -0.9
CareerMLB49049.052175812.265989.63.12.210.731%.317.3031.415.195.33915.81-0.7

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 H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA
2009 PRI Rk 14 0 26.3 22 8 49 0 .260 98 7.5 2.7 0.0 16.8 51% .449 .197 1.14 1.44 2.40
2010 BGR A 27 12 90.0 73 41 97 9 .257 102 7.3 4.1 0.9 9.7 40% .283 .250 1.27 4.29 3.30
2010 PCH A+ 1 1 5.3 7 2 3 0 .274 95 11.9 3.4 0.0 5.1 31% .438 .288 1.70 3.44 5.09
2011 PCH A+ 16 0 33.3 14 22 45 0 .250 98 3.8 5.9 0.0 12.2 37% .215 .193 1.08 3.12 1.62
2011 RAY Rk 4 4 6.7 6 2 3 0 .253 88 8.1 2.7 0.0 4.0 61% .261 .293 1.20 3.87 2.70
2012 MNT AA 50 0 68.0 48 39 94 4 .259 104 6.4 5.2 0.5 12.4 43% .299 .229 1.28 2.91 2.65
2012 PDD Wnt 10 0 11.0 7 5 12 2 .000 5.7 4.1 1.6 9.8 0% .185 .000 1.09 5.47 2.45
2013 DUR AAA 51 0 61.7 38 23 93 2 .252 109 5.5 3.4 0.3 13.6 41% .286 .195 0.99 1.97 1.90
2014 TBA MLB 37 0 36.0 33 15 42 4 .266 97 8.2 3.8 1.0 10.5 34% .315 .266 1.33 0.00 3.75
2014 DUR AAA 21 0 25.0 10 9 35 0 .250 104 3.6 3.2 0.0 12.6 45% .196 .168 0.76 0.00 0.36
2015 TBA MLB 12 0 13.0 19 2 16 8 .262 100 13.2 1.4 5.5 11.1 24% .324 .398 1.62 9.12 9.69
2015 PCH A+ 2 1 2.0 2 1 2 0 .252 91 9.0 4.5 0.0 9.0 14% .286 .402 1.50 2.67 9.00
2015 DUR AAA 23 0 25.3 27 12 34 5 .245 102 9.6 4.3 1.8 12.1 39% .344 .292 1.54 4.70 5.33

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 0.4948 0.4372 0.7905 0.5881 0.2895 0.8376 0.6970 0.2095
2015 263 0.4791 0.4715 0.7823 0.6984 0.2628 0.8636 0.5833 0.2177
Career9400.49040.44680.78820.6190.2820.84490.66520.2118

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
2015 TBA $512,800
YearsDescriptionSalary
2011Current$512,800
1 yrTotal$512,800

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 114 d1 year/$0.5128M (2015)

Details
  • 1 year/$0.5128M (2015). Re-signed by Tampa Bay as a free agent 3/8/15.
  • 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) .250 .400 .444 .319
11 vs R (Multi) .238 .297 .347 .244
18 Split (Multi) .012 .103 .098 .075
19 LgAvg (Multi) .008 .020 .017 .015
30 vs L (2014) .250 .400 .444 .319
31 vs R (2014) .238 .297 .347 .244
38 Split (2014) .012 .103 .098 .075
39 LgAvg (2014) .007 .019 .010 .013

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BP Articles

Kirby Yates is referenced in the following articles.

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  Title Author Date
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Angels Happy Re: JoyceNick Shlain2014-12-17
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Angels Happy Re: JoyceCraig Goldstein2014-12-17
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 Report: Week 13Mauricio Rubio2014-06-23
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: Can't Retire the RoyalsNick Bacarella2014-06-18
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 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 1,061 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2011 and 2015, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and Fall/Winter Ball. In 2015, he has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (93mph) and Slider (85mph), also mixing in a Change (85mph) and Curve (78mph).