Biographical

Portrait of Kyle Kubitza

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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 23)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB TAv WARP
250 .200 4 24 23 3 .227 -0.4
Birth Date7-15-1990
Height6' 3"
Weight215 lbs
Age24 years, 3 months, 7 days
BatsL
ThrowsR
2010
2011
2012
2013
-0.42014
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WARP Summary

Standard

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB BB SO HBP SF SH RBI SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP

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 PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
2011 DNV Rk 44 190 .314 .260 .330 .406 .263 .408 95 12.1 6.0 -0.9 -1.4 3.2 21.3 1.9 21.3 1.9
2012 ROM A 128 531 .267 .256 .326 .387 .261 .310 106 4.1 15.6 -1.5 -1.4 0.7 20.7 1.9 20.7 1.9
2013 LYN A+ 132 527 .283 .253 .328 .378 .252 .344 105 13.1 15.5 1.6 -1.2 -2.9 29.3 2.8 29.3 2.8
2014 MIS AA 132 529 .335 .258 .328 .385 .267 .401 90 40.9 14.5 1.5 -5.2 3.7 60.0 5.8 60.0 5.8

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2011 DNV Rk 190 36 52 16 3 1 34 24 38 9 3 .321 .407 .475 .154 .314 21.3 -1.4 1.9
2012 ROM A 531 68 107 24 9 9 59 73 127 18 11 .239 .349 .393 .154 .267 20.7 -1.4 1.9
2013 LYN A+ 527 75 113 28 6 12 57 80 132 8 16 .260 .380 .434 .175 .283 29.3 -1.2 2.8
2014 MIS AA 529 76 130 31 11 8 55 77 133 21 6 .295 .405 .470 .175 .335 60.0 -5.2 5.8

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

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation

Compensation

Year Team Salary

 

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Details

2014 Preseason Forecast

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

PCT PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
90o 517 60 108 21 4 11 52 66 151 8 7 .243 .340 .382 .270 15.1 3B -2, LF 0 1.4
80o 494 55 97 19 3 10 47 60 148 7 7 .228 .321 .358 .255 7.5 3B -2, LF 0 0.6
70o 478 51 90 18 3 9 44 55 146 7 6 .217 .308 .341 .245 2.5 3B -2, LF 0 0.0
60o 463 48 84 16 3 9 41 52 144 6 6 .208 .296 .327 .236 -1.6 3B -2, LF 0 -0.4
50o 450 45 79 15 3 8 39 48 142 6 5 .199 .286 .314 .227 -5.2 3B -2, LF 0 -0.8
40o 437 42 73 14 2 8 37 45 140 6 5 .191 .275 .300 .219 -8.6 3B -2, LF 0 -1.1
30o 422 39 68 13 2 7 34 42 138 5 5 .182 .264 .286 .210 -11.9 3B -2, LF 0 -1.5
20o 406 36 62 12 2 6 32 38 135 5 4 .172 .250 .270 .199 -15.5 3B -2, LF 0 -1.9
10o 383 32 55 11 2 6 28 33 130 4 4 .158 .232 .248 .184 -20.0 3B -2, LF 0 -2.4
Weighted Mean45746811638405014366.204.291.320.231-3.43B -2, LF 0-0.6

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
0% 0% 0% 0% 0%

Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2014 Projections)

Playing time estimates are based on performance, not Depth Charts.
Year Age PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP VORP BRR POS_ADJ REP_ADJ RAA FRAA
20152425027439252427823.195.284.325.229-0.7-4.8-0.6-0.414.9-18.7-1.3
20162525028459252428823.207.296.339.238-0.10.4-0.7-0.514.9-13.3-1.3
2017264414878152942481416.203.290.328.231-0.7-4.4-1.2-1.014.9-17.1-2.2
201827603671092141459691918.205.297.336.238-0.4-1.1-1.7-1.514.9-12.8-3.0
201928625701122241460731998.204.298.333.237-0.6-2.5-1.9-1.714.9-13.8-3.1
202029637721182241463741947.212.303.342.241-0.4-0.3-2.1-1.914.9-11.3-3.2
202130632701192241360701877.214.300.336.239-0.6-2.1-2.2-2.114.9-12.8-3.2
202231607681152241360661706.215.302.344.240-0.4-1.0-2.1-2.214.9-11.7-3.0
202332618681152231259681845.212.299.334.237-0.7-3.4-2.2-2.414.9-13.7-3.1

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
2.51.72.10.11.618.8

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1 96 Tyler Kolodny 2011 .000 DNP
2 94 Jared Keel 2008 .000 DNP
3 92 Michael Spina 2010 .000 DNP
4 89 Jonathan Greene 2009 .000 DNP
5 89 Matthew Sweeney 2011 .000 DNP
6 89 Matt Tuiasosopo 2009 .251
7 88 Wes Hodges 2008 .000 DNP
8 88 John Whittleman 2010 .000 DNP
9 88 Bradley Suttle 2009 .000 DNP
10 88 Shea Vucinich 2012 .000 DNP
11 87 B.A. Vollmuth 2013 .000 DNP
12 86 Geoff Strickland 2008 .000 DNP
13 86 Jason Taylor 2011 .000 DNP
14 86 Adam Duvall 2012 .000 DNP
15 86 Jesus Guzman 2007 .000 DNP
16 86 Richard Lucas 2012 .000 DNP
17 86 Stephen Parker 2011 .000 DNP
18 86 Sean Shoffit 2008 .000 DNP
19 86 Vince Belnome 2011 .000 DNP
20 86 Nate Tenbrink 2010 .000 DNP
21 85 Niko Vasquez 2012 .000 DNP
22 84 Ian Stewart 2008 .269
23 84 Jason Christian 2010 .000 DNP
24 83 Steve Mena 2008 .000 DNP
25 83 Travis Mattair 2012 .000 DNP
26 83 Marquez Smith 2008 .000 DNP
27 83 Nicholas Romero 2011 .000 DNP
28 83 Zelous Wheeler 2010 .000 DNP
29 82 Steven Souza 2012 .000 DNP
30 82 Danny Valencia 2008 .000 DNP
31 82 Deibinson Romero 2010 .000 DNP
32 82 Logan Forsythe 2010 .000 DNP
33 82 Jason Martinson 2012 .000 DNP
34 82 Danny Espinosa 2010 .264
35 82 Ryan Wheeler 2012 .236
36 82 Kevin Rivers 2012 .000 DNP
37 82 Steven Caseres 2010 .000 DNP
38 81 Jeremie Tice 2010 .000 DNP
39 81 Mike Costanzo 2007 .000 DNP
40 81 Kody Hinze 2011 .000 DNP
41 81 Carlos Moncrief 2012 .000 DNP
42 81 Marcus Knecht 2013 .000 DNP
43 81 Jesus Brito 2011 .000 DNP
44 81 David Vidal 2013 .000 DNP
45 81 Taylor Featherston 2013 .000 DNP
46 81 Karexon Sanchez 2011 .000 DNP
47 81 Mario Lisson 2007 .000 DNP
48 81 Jordan Danks 2010 .000 DNP
49 81 Marvin Lowrance 2008 .000 DNP
50 81 Eric Campbell 2009 .000 DNP
51 81 Erik Morrison 2009 .000 DNP
52 81 Joe Leonard 2012 .000 DNP
53 81 Jai Miller 2008 -.015
54 81 Cory Vaughn 2012 .000 DNP
55 81 Jarrett Parker 2012 .000 DNP
56 81 Damon Sublett 2009 .000 DNP
57 81 Josh Bell 2010 .199
58 80 Tommy Mendonca 2011 .000 DNP
59 80 Kolbrin Vitek 2012 .000 DNP
60 80 Brandon Meredith 2013 .000 DNP
61 80 Kevin Ahrens 2012 .000 DNP
62 80 Matt Rizzotti 2009 .000 DNP
63 80 Mike Olt 2012 .205
64 80 Travis Jones 2009 .000 DNP
65 80 Sean Rodriguez 2008 .203
66 80 Ryan Rua 2013 .000 DNP
67 80 Jason Donald 2008 .000 DNP
68 80 Travis Ishikawa 2007 .000 DNP
69 80 Lucas Duda 2009 .000 DNP
70 80 Reid Fronk 2010 .000 DNP
71 80 Stephen King 2011 .000 DNP
72 80 Yazy Arbelo 2011 .000 DNP
73 79 C.J. Retherford 2009 .000 DNP
74 79 Jeremy Hazelbaker 2011 .000 DNP
75 79 Evan Chambers 2012 .000 DNP
76 79 Brett Eibner 2012 .000 DNP
77 79 Alan Ahmady 2011 .000 DNP
78 79 Will Middlebrooks 2012 .279
79 79 Aaron Baker 2011 .000 DNP
80 79 Rylan Sandoval 2011 .000 DNP
81 79 Lee Orr 2012 .000 DNP
82 79 Brian Harrison 2012 .000 DNP
83 79 James Jones 2012 .000 DNP
84 79 Neil Walker 2009 .182
85 79 Mat Gamel 2009 .270
86 79 Abel Nieves 2009 .000 DNP
87 79 Mike Zuanich 2010 .000 DNP
88 79 Zack Cox 2012 .000 DNP
89 79 Rob Segedin 2012 .000 DNP
90 79 Kevin Patterson 2012 .000 DNP
91 79 Angel Morales 2013 .000 DNP
92 79 Edgardo Baez 2009 .000 DNP
93 79 John Tolisano 2012 .000 DNP
94 79 Christopher Grayson 2013 .000 DNP
95 79 Jason Hagerty 2011 .000 DNP
96 79 Brenden Webb 2013 .000 DNP
97 79 Wade Gaynor 2011 .000 DNP
98 79 Kyeong Kang 2011 .000 DNP
99 79 Jaime Pedroza 2010 .000 DNP
100 79 Jonathan Still 2008 .000 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).
2013 Kubitza is an athletic third baseman with the tools to stick, a powerful left-handed hitter with the approach to succeed, and a total wild card. His strikeout rate is worrisome. It’s one thing to fan a quarter of the time in the majors, doing so in the low minors is a red flag—especially when the player has collegiate experience, as Kubitza does. Keep an eye on Kubitza because he could be a nice player if he gets the strikeout woes in check.
2012 Atlanta’s third-round pick, Kyle Kubitza comes with pop, discipline, and the ability to play third base.

BP Articles

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This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Thursday, August 14Jeff Moore2014-08-15
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Wednesday, July 2Jeff Moore2014-07-03
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: For Whom the Bell TollsR.J. Anderson2014-05-05
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: AFL and Winter League Recap for Games of November 12Jeff Moore2013-11-13
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: AFL Recap for Games of October 21Jeff Moore2013-10-23
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: AFL Recap for Games of October 11Jeff Moore2013-10-13
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of July 19-21Zach Mortimer2013-07-22
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Minors: First Half RecapJason Parks2013-06-20
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Tuesday, June 11Zach Mortimer2013-06-12
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Tuesday, June 4Zach Mortimer2013-06-05
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Tuesday, May 28Zach Mortimer2013-05-29
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Monday Morning Ten PackKevin Goldstein2012-04-23
Future Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of April 20Kevin Goldstein2012-04-20
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Atlanta Braves Top 11 ProspectsKevin Goldstein2012-02-07
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: NL East Draft WrapKevin Goldstein2011-07-05


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2014-07-22 15:00:00 (link to chat)Kyle Kubitza has put up some good stats in AA Mississippi, albeit with too many Ks - does he have enough tools to hold a big league 3B job?
(Mike from Atlanta)
More of a second division guy. Has some length in the swing, and average power projection. Should be adequate as a fielder. If he can get to a 50 hit tool, it might work. Struggle will be getting there. (Jordan Gorosh)


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