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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 27)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
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Birth Date9-18-1986
Height6' 4"
Weight220 lbs
Age27 years, 10 months, 14 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
0.52010
-0.12011
0.32012
0.32013
0.12014
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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
2010 TEX 23 14 0 16.3 0.0 16.3 0 0 0 1 0 0 68 9 3 3 0 10 10 9 0 16 1.65 2.92 3.04 4.3 0.5
2011 TEX 24 15 0 27.3 0.0 27.3 1 1 0 0 0 0 122 26 22 20 5 51 12 10 3 21 6.59 5.55 5.98 -0.8 -0.1
2012 TEX 25 28 0 35.3 0.0 35.3 1 2 0 3 0 0 151 24 16 15 5 44 17 16 1 38 3.82 4.26 4.33 3.1 0.3
2013 TEX 26 25 0 22.0 0.0 22.0 0 2 1 1 0 0 115 36 20 20 2 53 15 11 0 25 8.18 4.03 3.62 2.9 0.3
Career820101.00.0101.025150045695615812158544641005.174.344.389.61.0

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 CLN A 6 6 19.1 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .411 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 RNG Rk 8 4 15.1 11.57 -22 .350 .272 .373 .392 .286 .368 104 -3.6 -0.4 -3.6 -0.4
2007 CLN A 5 2 13.3 5.65 63 .347 .262 .332 .367 .263 .364 92 -2.2 -0.2 -2.2 -0.2
2007 SPO A- 9 6 27.0 8.37 30 .333 .261 .353 .389 .270 .356 103 -4.3 -0.4 -4.3 -0.4
2008 CLN A 15 14 74.3 5.13 79 .281 .250 .323 .383 .265 .306 98 0.8 0.1 0.8 0.1
2008 SPO A- 2 2 10.0 3.28 130 .227 .256 .348 .377 .265 .241 101 2.6 0.3 2.6 0.3
2009 BAK A+ 8 7 48.0 3.37 125 .244 .251 .326 .371 .257 .336 97 12.6 1.3 12.6 1.3
2009 FRI AA 18 18 96.7 5.63 88 .247 .265 .342 .384 .248 .282 112 6.4 0.7 6.4 0.7
2010 TEX MLB 14 0 16.3 3.04 141 .190 .259 .323 .394 .252 .214 116 4.3 0.5 4.3 0.5
2010 OKL AAA 24 22 131.0 4.65 109 .239 .277 .348 .428 .266 .296 103 23.7 2.3 23.7 2.3
2011 TEX MLB 15 0 27.3 5.98 84 .278 .262 .329 .417 .268 .259 116 -0.8 -0.1 -0.8 -0.1
2011 ROU AAA 27 7 73.0 4.38 125 .269 .288 .358 .452 .268 .388 108 21.6 2.1 21.6 2.1
2012 TEX MLB 28 0 35.3 4.33 108 .245 .258 .325 .411 .265 .211 106 3.1 0.3 3.1 0.3
2012 ROU AAA 15 8 48.0 5.12 89 .280 .277 .340 .437 .270 .331 92 2.1 0.2 2.1 0.2
2013 TEX MLB 25 0 22.0 3.62 116 .350 .252 .318 .400 .267 .466 100 2.9 0.3 2.9 0.3
2013 ROU AAA 6 5 29.7 6.79 43 .285 .276 .345 .412 .273 .322 91 -1.9 -0.2 -1.9 -0.2
2014 ROU AAA 27 4 40.0 8.08 39 .294 .275 .338 .426 .271 .324 99 -0.7 -0.1 -0.7 -0.1

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 CLN A 0 3 0 6 6 19.1 23 24 22 0 0% .411 10.8 11.3 0.0 10.4 2.46 7.07 0.0 0.0
2006 RNG Rk 1 2 0 8 4 15.1 21 27 8 0 37% .368 12.5 16.1 0.0 4.8 3.18 13.11 -3.6 -0.4
2007 SPO A- 1 4 0 9 6 27.0 33 25 24 2 54% .356 11.0 8.3 0.7 8.0 2.15 7.00 -4.3 -0.4
2007 CLN A 0 1 0 5 2 13.3 17 12 12 1 47% .364 11.5 8.1 0.7 8.1 2.18 7.44 -2.2 -0.2
2008 SPO A- 1 1 0 2 2 10.0 7 2 9 0 55% .241 6.3 1.8 0.0 8.1 0.90 0.00 2.6 0.3
2008 CLN A 4 3 0 15 14 74.3 78 23 58 8 47% .306 9.4 2.8 1.0 7.0 1.36 4.36 0.8 0.1
2009 FRI AA 5 7 0 18 18 96.7 93 43 64 9 46% .282 8.7 4.0 0.8 6.0 1.41 4.19 6.4 0.7
2009 BAK A+ 4 1 0 8 7 48.0 43 18 54 1 44% .336 8.1 3.4 0.2 10.1 1.27 2.06 12.6 1.3
2010 OKL AAA 13 3 0 24 22 131.0 115 68 130 8 41% .296 7.9 4.7 0.5 8.9 1.40 3.09 23.7 2.3
2010 TEX MLB 0 0 0 14 0 16.3 9 10 16 0 50% .214 5.0 5.5 0.0 8.8 1.16 1.65 4.3 0.5
2011 ROU AAA 3 3 1 27 7 73.0 87 37 84 6 47% .388 10.7 4.6 0.7 10.4 1.70 5.05 21.6 2.1
2011 TEX MLB 1 1 0 15 0 27.3 26 12 21 5 37% .259 8.6 4.0 1.6 6.9 1.39 6.59 -0.8 -0.1
2012 TEX MLB 1 2 0 28 0 35.3 24 17 38 5 38% .211 6.1 4.3 1.3 9.7 1.16 3.82 3.1 0.3
2012 ROU AAA 5 1 0 15 8 48.0 47 31 48 5 44% .331 8.8 5.8 0.9 9.0 1.62 5.25 2.1 0.2
2013 ROU AAA 2 3 0 6 5 29.7 31 19 23 3 50% .322 9.4 5.8 0.9 7.0 1.69 6.98 -1.9 -0.2
2013 TEX MLB 0 2 1 25 0 22.0 36 15 25 2 37% .466 14.7 6.1 0.8 10.2 2.32 8.18 2.9 0.3
2014 ROU AAA 4 5 1 27 4 40.0 41 28 43 6 72% .324 9.2 6.3 1.4 9.7 1.73 5.62 -0.7 -0.1

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
2010 278 0.4388 0.3777 0.7905 0.5164 0.2692 0.8413 0.7143 0.2095
2011 480 0.4917 0.4521 0.8618 0.6356 0.2746 0.9400 0.6866 0.1336
2012 626 0.4856 0.4313 0.7593 0.5789 0.2919 0.8807 0.5319 0.2407
2013 423 0.5201 0.4468 0.7937 0.6136 0.2660 0.8741 0.5926 0.2063
Career18070.48810.43220.79940.59250.27770.88880.61530.1994

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-04-23 2014-05-10 Minors 17 0 - Not Disclosed - -
2013-06-07 2013-09-01 60-DL 86 76 Right General Medical Cancer Cutaneous Lymphoma Triceps - -
2012-07-09 2012-07-14 DTD 5 1 Left Thigh Strain Quadriceps - -
2012-05-21 2012-05-21 DTD 0 0 - Face Illness Skin Cancer - -
2011-03-31 2011-03-31 Camp 0 0 Left Elbow Contusion Batted Ball -
2010-03-15 2010-03-21 Camp 6 0 Head Contusion Batted Ball -
2009-06-23 2009-07-01 Minors 8 0 Right Foot Contusion -
2007-08-29 2007-09-09 Minors 11 0 Left Hand Laceration - -
2006-05-10 2006-06-19 Minors 40 0 Right Thigh Strain Hamstring - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2015 TEX $
2014 TEX $
2013 TEX $495,800
2012 TEX $482,900
2011 TEX $423,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
3 yrPrevious$1,401,700
3 yrTotal$1,401,700

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
2 y 49 dSports One Athlete Mgmt1 year/$504,576 (2014)

Details
  • 1 year/$504,576 (2014). Re-signed by Texas 2/26/14. DFA by Texas 3/28/14. Sent outright to Triple-A 4/1/14.
  • 1 year/$0.4958M (2013). Re-signed by Texas 2/12/13.
  • 1 year/$0.4829M (2012). Re-signed by Texas 2/27/12.
  • 1 year/$0.423M (2011). Re-signed by Texas 2/17/11.
  • 1 year (2010). Contract purchased by Texas 11/20/09.
  • Drafted by Texas 2005 (5-159) (Columbia HS, Lake City, Fla.). $0.163M signing bonus.

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .280 .350 .486 .304
11 vs R (Multi) .282 .382 .424 .292
18 Split (Multi) -.002 -.032 .062 .012
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.026 -.032 -.063 -.030
30 vs L (2013) .341 .386 .610 .370
31 vs R (2013) .379 .479 .483 .324
38 Split (2013) -.038 -.093 .127 .046
39 LgAvg (2013) -.025 -.031 -.062 -.029

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BP Articles

Michael Kirkman is referenced in the following articles.

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This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: June 13, 2013Clint Chisam2013-06-13
This article requires BP Premium accessBaseball Therapy: The Truth About Closers and Extra-Inning GamesRussell A. Carleton2013-06-13
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: June 9, 2013Clint Chisam2013-06-10
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Ike ConqueredR.J. Anderson2013-06-10
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: The Great Closer DebateDaniel Rathman2013-06-07
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: When Yu Hot, Yu HotDaniel Rathman2013-04-03
This article requires BP Premium accessWestern Front: The Reluctant Optimism of SpringGeoff Young2013-03-27
In A Pickle: Becoming an Empowered and Informed Member of SocietyJason Wojciechowski2013-03-21
Playoff Prospectus: American League Wild Card Game (UPDATED)Derek Carty2012-10-05
This article requires BP Premium accessWestern Front: When the Time is RightGeoff Young2012-08-07
This article requires BP Premium accessWestern Front: Walk-off Wins are the New Market InefficiencyGeoff Young2012-07-24
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Second Times AroundKevin Goldstein2012-01-03
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Second Times AroundBen Lindbergh2012-01-03
This article requires BP Premium accessPainting the Black: Striking EarlyR.J. Anderson2011-05-12
Transaction Analysis: Return of the Busted ProspectsBen Lindbergh2011-04-26
Transaction Analysis Blog: A's Acquire PurceyR.J. Anderson2011-04-18
BP Unfiltered: Depth Charts Update 3/25Sky Kalkman2011-03-25
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: Spring SurprisesJohn Perrotto2011-03-25
Divide and Conquer, AL West: Let That Be Your Last BattlefieldJoey Matschulat2011-03-24
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: AL MovesChristina Kahrl2011-03-23
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Beat: Tout Wars Draft ResultsJason Collette2011-03-23
This article requires BP Premium accessDivide and Conquer, AL West: Will the Rangers Repeat?Joey Matschulat2011-03-17
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Sixth in Line?Kevin Goldstein2011-03-01
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Texas Rangers Top 11 ProspectsKevin Goldstein2011-02-03
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Napoli, oh NapoliChristina Kahrl2011-01-26
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: The Short StackChristina Kahrl2010-12-29
Transaction Analysis: AL East and Rangers Transaction LedgerChristina Kahrl2010-12-01
This article requires BP Premium accessAnalyze This: How the Rangers were Acquired, Part IIJesse Behr2010-11-02
The Week in Quotes: October 25-31Alex Carnevale2010-11-01
This article requires BP Premium accessWorld Series Prospectus: Game Two ReportJohn Perrotto2010-10-29
World Series Prospectus: World Series PreviewChristina Kahrl2010-10-26
Playoff Prospectus: ALCS Notebook Jay Jaffe2010-10-22
This article requires BP Premium accessPlayoff Prospectus: ALCS Game FiveChristina Kahrl2010-10-21
Playoff Prospectus: LCS Day One RoundupChristina Kahrl2010-10-16
This article requires BP Premium accessPlayoff Prospectus: ALCS Preview: Rangers vs. YankeesJay Jaffe2010-10-14
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of August 3Kevin Goldstein2010-08-04
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of May 5Kevin Goldstein2010-05-06
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Tough CutsChristina Kahrl2010-03-26


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)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Michael Kirkman has thrown 2,341 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2010 and 2014, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, the MLB Postseason and Spring Training. In 2014, he has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (90mph) and Slider (82mph), also mixing in a Splitter (83mph) and Curve (75mph).