Kevin Kiermaier Tampa Bay Rays

Age: 31 (April 22, 1990) | 6' 1" | 215lbs. | Bats: Left OF-46 CF-46 PH-1 PR-1
Tm Lg YEAR G AB R H BB SO 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BA OBP SLG BB% SO% BABIP G/L/F % $4x4 $5x5
TAM A+ 2017 7 24 2 3 2 7 1 1 0 1 0 1 .125 .192 .250 8 27 .176 n/a
TAM AL 2017 98 380 56 105 31 99 15 3 15 39 16 7 .276 .338 .450 7 24 .337 50/18/32 18 17
TAM A+ 2018 2 6 1 3 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .500 .625 .833 25 0 .500 n/a
TAM AAA 2018 3 11 2 4 2 2 1 0 0 1 1 0 .364 .462 .455 15 15 .444 n/a
TAM AL 2018 88 332 44 72 25 91 12 9 7 29 10 5 .217 .282 .370 7 25 .275 50/19/31 7 7
TAM A+ 2019 2 8 1 1 1 3 1 0 0 3 0 0 .125 .222 .250 11 33 .200 n/a
TAM AL 2019 129 447 60 102 26 104 20 7 14 55 19 5 .228 .278 .398 5 22 .267 54/17/29 16 14
TAM AL 2020 49 138 16 30 20 42 5 3 3 22 8 1 .217 .321 .362 13 26 .290 56/24/20 16 14
TAM AL 2021 20 62 8 15 6 24 3 1 0 5 3 0 .242 .319 .323 9 35 .395 58/18/24 2 2
Career 9yrs 749 2561 336 634 195 600 116 45 71 262 100 30 .248 .307 .411 7 22 .296 n/a
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The key data:

The need for hitters to react faster is clear. The average major-league fastball this year is 91.8 mph, according to the statistics website FanGraphs, a figure that has steadily increased from 89.9 in 2002. Hitters' decision-making is slumping, too. They have swung at 30% of pitches outside the strike zone this season, according to pitch-tracking data, up from 27.9% in 2009.

My decision-making would slump, too, if the fastball was even faster. Most likely, instead of swinging at everything, I'd swing at nothing.
Alex Patton Alex
Sep 20 '14
So who leads the Rays in SLG% this year?

This guy.

Damn those "all glove, no hit" scouting reports.
Keith Cromer Slyke
Aug 28 '14
On two of the homers (and maybe more) he's out on his front foot, swinging essentially with just his right arm. Ball must hit the exact sweet spot. The baseball gods are shining on him.
Alex Patton Alex
Jun 30 '14
Homered yet again today.

I did not bid on him in any of my leagues because of the "all glove, no hit" reports from the experts.

That's why you just roll the dice in the FAAB.
Keith Cromer Slyke
Jun 29 '14
Luck = Preparation meeting Opportunity!
Howard Lynch LynchMob
Jun 6 '14
Something tells me that Alex didn't exactly have everything sussed out when he grabbed Kiermaier for $2 (4% of his Waiver budget) in the American Dreams League. Color me envious.
Walter Shapiro WShapiro
Jun 6 '14
Nobody's prospect is playing like nobody's business so far (3-for-3 with an HR and SB last night), with every indication -- besides his track record -- that it's fueled by luck. In his first 29 AB: K/W 4.5, BABIP .471, G/L/F .471. Even so, luck is the mother of opportunity, or some such thing.
Alex Patton Alex
Jun 6 '14