Biographical

Portrait of Kasey Kiker

Kasey Kiker P

Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA
0 0 0.00
Birth Date11-19-1987
Height5' 10"
Weight185 lbs
BatsL
ThrowsL
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

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
2006 SPO A- 16 15 52.0 6.22 66 .285 .252 .333 .373 .274 .311 103 2.2 0.2 2.2 0.2
2007 CLN A 20 20 96.3 4.24 99 .256 .250 .320 .365 .256 .311 92 9.9 1.0 9.9 1.0
2008 BAK A+ 23 21 121.7 4.69 104 .276 .270 .336 .403 .265 .348 102 19.4 1.9 19.4 1.9
2009 FRI AA 25 23 126.0 4.84 103 .238 .269 .344 .394 .251 .286 111 21.8 2.3 21.8 2.3
2010 FRI AA 14 7 40.0 5.98 60 .267 .253 .331 .371 .259 .287 95 -5.8 -0.6 -5.8 -0.6
2010 PON Wnt 6 5 21.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .237 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2011 MYR A+ 30 1 44.7 5.84 72 .310 .248 .315 .378 .249 .350 103 -1.9 -0.2 -1.9 -0.2

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
2006 SPO A- 0 7 0 16 15 52.0 44 35 51 5 47% .311 7.6 6.1 0.9 8.8 1.52 4.15 2.2 0.2
2007 CLN A 7 4 0 20 20 96.3 84 41 112 10 39% .311 7.9 3.8 0.9 10.5 1.30 2.90 9.9 1.0
2008 BAK A+ 5 5 0 23 21 121.7 138 37 111 14 44% .348 10.2 2.7 1.0 8.2 1.44 4.73 19.4 1.9
2009 FRI AA 7 7 0 25 23 126.0 108 66 120 9 41% .286 7.7 4.7 0.6 8.6 1.38 3.86 21.8 2.3
2010 PON Wnt 2 1 0 6 5 21.7 15 14 19 1 0% .237 6.2 5.8 0.4 7.9 1.34 2.07 0.0 0.0
2010 FRI AA 1 4 0 14 7 40.0 28 46 42 1 35% .287 6.3 10.3 0.2 9.4 1.85 7.65 -5.8 -0.6
2011 MYR A+ 3 4 0 30 1 44.7 45 52 54 3 39% .350 9.1 10.5 0.6 10.9 2.17 7.05 -1.9 -0.2

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
2011-06-29 2011-07-07 Minors 8 8 - Not Disclosed - -
2010-07-29 2010-09-12 Minors 45 0 Not Disclosed -
2010-05-17 2010-06-23 Minors 37 0 Right Elbow Nerve Injury Ulnar Nerve -

Compensation

Year Team Salary

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status

Details
  • $1.6M signing bonus 06 1-12

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BP Articles

Kasey Kiker is referenced in the following articles.

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  Title Author Date
Prospectus Q&A: Scott ServaisDavid Laurila2009-02-15
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Risers and Fallers, American LeagueKevin Goldstein2007-07-06
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: Expanding KnowledgeWill Carroll2007-05-31
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: State of the Systems, AL WestKevin Goldstein2007-03-15
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Texas Rangers Top Ten ProspectsKevin Goldstein2007-02-08


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2013-05-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)What is your take on Buckle and how much of a risk is he to fall out as being a prospect after his current bout with not being able to find the zone?
(laxtonto from trapped in my office)
One other thing on Buckel: I don't think a turnaround is going to happen overnight. It often doesn't with these guys. But I also think you give him up to a couple years to get it turned around. The Rangers have some experience with this – two going the negative direction, and one going positive. Matt Thompson and Kasey Kiker, two former top prospects, both lost their careers to the "yips." Michael Kirkman overcame it. The good thing about Buckel, for now, is that he still has the stuff. Thompson, Kiker, and even Kirkman (for awhile) kind of lost theirs eventually. (Jason Cole)
2013-04-04 11:00:00 (link to chat)What's the best baseball prank you've seen or heard about?
(Rob from Brighton, MA)
I'll tell you the story, but don't repeat it. When Blake Beavan was coming up in the Rangers minor league system, he had to deal with the reality that the mid-90s gas he had in high school wasn't a part of his professional repertoire. He obviously wanted it to re-merge, but he became a better pitcher for it and now he's a major league arm.

This is a secondhand story, but it comes from a vey reliable source and I've confirmed it with other eye witnesses to the event. One night, former number one pick Kasey Kiker was charting Beavan's start, and he kept a second chart in order to pull off this prank. He filled the extra chart with fastballs in the mid-90s, and when Beavan showed up after the start to see how he threw, Kiker informed him that he was dealing with the fastball, working it back into his high school mid-90s level. Beavan, always the cocky pitcher, had a bounce in his step with the affirmation that his once dead velo had risen from the grave, just as he had predicted.

Beavan is feeling good, and goes to take a shower. When he returns, Kiker puts the real chart on his locker and makes a point to tell him that the chart he originally showed him was bogus and that he was still the same 90-91 pitcher he had been as a pro. Beavan's mood was crushed. Kiker was rolling. Cruel joke. Its one of my favorite Kiker stories, and I have a ton of them, What a character. (Jason Parks)
2010-04-08 14:00:00 (link to chat)Similar to the past two requests, who should I be excited to see for the Roughriders other than Martin Perez and Scheppers?
(tweedly from tx)
Not a stacked roster by any means. Kasey Kiker is still worth a look of course, but that's going to be a weak, weak lineup. (Kevin Goldstein)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2014, Kasey Kiker threw 25 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system in 2010, all of them occuring in Spring Training. In 2010, he relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (90mph) and Curve (76mph), also mixing in a Change (80mph).