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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Is fielding factored into WPA?

Keirmaier, Buxton and Simmons are all among the leaders that Eugene lists under Hosmer.

Keirmaier missed even more games than Trout (the leader by a mile). And Keirmaier's hitting stats aren't quite as imposing.

With runners in scoring position he hit .206.

Late & Close he hit .243.

His fielding once again was outstanding by any measure (dWAR 2.5). And even though he played in a mere 98 games, he had the highest oWAR of his career (2.9).

Alex Patton Alex
Nov 19 '17

This is the worst year i can ever remember in terms of not being in a single league that had an interesting finish on the final day or weekend....at least in years where I have played in multiple leagues.

Mike Gianella MikeG
Oct 2 '17

Joins the 10 HR club with a pair tonite...btw 8 HR by both teams combined thru 6 innings.

van wilhoite LVW
Aug 24 '17

Statcast preview ... by JoePos @ MLB.com

Nice headline ...

Opening Day always comes at perfect time

Howard Lynch LynchMob
Apr 2 '17

Savant sez:

Catch Probability

Likelihood an outfield catch is made based on “opportunity time” and “distance needed”.

* Opportunity time: starts when the ball is released by the pitcher

* Distance needed: shortest distance outfielder needs to make catch

Alex Patton Alex
Mar 15 '17

What is "opportunity time?"

Peter Kreutzer Rotoman
Mar 15 '17

I guess, as I think about it, the answer is, Let's not split hairs.

Alex Patton Alex
Mar 15 '17

Inked a 6-year, $53.5 extension yesterday; a real team loves him too.

Peter, why does "opportunity time" begin when the ball is released by the pitcher?

Alex Patton Alex
Mar 15 '17

Part of the reason I bumped up Kiermaier and Bradley's prices and wound up with both in LABR is because their defense. Both players are going to start as often as possible because their defense is so good. This matters less in mixed but sure matters in AL-only where volume by itself is so important.

Mike Gianella MikeG
Mar 14 '17

My gut feeling going into the spring was down on Kiermaier, and I had an $11 bid on him so that I wasn't tempted to go to $15. But I was wrong. Touts like Gianella and McLeod love him, I couldn't get him for $15 if I begged and cried, and so I just bumped him up to a higher place where I'm not going to get him. I see a nice player, but one whose raison d'etre is his defense, and whose power is a little suspect.

The reason I came here is that MLB has released Statcast new defensive metrics on catching fly balls at baseballsavant.com, and Jeff Sullivan writes about them here. Kevin Kiermaier is the game's best flycatcher these days, our eyes told us, and now the numbers show, though Billy Hamilton is dogging him.

Peter Kreutzer Rotoman
Mar 14 '17