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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

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
2006 BAL MLB 35 0 31.0 25 16 27 4 .264 108 7.3 4.6 1.2 7.8 42% .244 .251 1.32 4.96 4.94 99 4.11 0.5
2007 BAL MLB 19 2 34.3 52 14 30 3 .271 103 13.6 3.7 0.8 7.9 50% .408 .315 1.92 4.18 8.13 92 6.53 -0.4
2008 TBA MLB 6 0 10.0 5 5 7 0 .264 108 4.5 4.5 0.0 6.3 56% .200 .155 1.00 3.26 0.90 98 0.39 0.6
CareerMLB60275.38235647.2671069.84.20.87.648%.325.2721.554.385.85954.910.7

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
2001 BLU Rk 6 6 37.0 28 5 42 2 .000 6.8 1.2 0.5 10.2 0% .000 .000 0.89 2.66 2.92
2002 DEL A 27 25 143.7 140 46 102 10 .000 8.8 2.9 0.6 6.4 0% .296 .000 1.29 3.83 3.51
2003 FRD A+ 25 25 126.3 152 40 79 10 .000 10.8 2.9 0.7 5.6 0% .327 .000 1.52 4.16 4.70
2004 FRD A+ 27 6 68.0 70 22 55 9 .000 9.3 2.9 1.2 7.3 0% .305 .000 1.35 4.46 4.50
2005 BOW AA 26 24 129.0 134 42 114 8 .262 73 9.3 2.9 0.6 8.0 56% .330 .290 1.36 3.43 3.91
2006 BAL MLB 35 0 31.0 25 16 27 4 .264 108 7.3 4.6 1.2 7.8 42% .244 .251 1.32 4.96 4.94
2006 ABE A- 2 0 2.1 3 0 2 0 .289 100 12.9 0.0 0.0 8.6 0% .333 .315 1.43 2.83 4.29
2006 FRD A+ 1 0 1.1 0 1 1 0 .235 113 0.0 8.2 0.0 8.2 100% .000 .140 0.91 4.08 0.00
2006 BOW AA 2 0 4.2 5 1 5 2 .258 91 10.7 2.1 4.3 10.7 18% .333 .381 1.43 7.60 8.57
2006 OTT AAA 5 5 25.2 20 11 19 2 .245 101 7.1 3.9 0.7 6.8 64% .265 .218 1.23 4.03 3.21
2007 BAL MLB 19 2 34.3 52 14 30 3 .271 103 13.6 3.7 0.8 7.9 50% .408 .315 1.92 4.18 8.13
2007 NOR AAA 20 19 105.7 102 38 98 6 .263 89 8.7 3.2 0.5 8.3 55% .318 .251 1.32 3.28 3.07
2008 TBA MLB 6 0 10.0 5 5 7 0 .264 108 4.5 4.5 0.0 6.3 56% .200 .155 1.00 3.26 0.90
2008 DUR AAA 36 1 40.7 57 28 29 4 .261 93 12.6 6.2 0.9 6.4 56% .385 .316 2.09 5.39 7.52
2009 TUL AA 2 2 9.0 11 2 4 1 .256 104 11.0 2.0 1.0 4.0 59% .323 .278 1.44 5.15 6.00
2009 CSP AAA 25 12 67.0 68 27 58 8 .277 107 9.1 3.6 1.1 7.8 49% .310 .261 1.42 4.53 3.49
2010 CSP AAA 23 15 80.3 101 22 58 9 .263 112 11.3 2.5 1.0 6.5 53% .338 .273 1.53 4.46 5.72

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  —  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
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

Kurt Birkins is referenced in the following 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 2015, 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).