Kevin Kiermaier Tampa Bay Rays

Age: 30 (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 4 11 0 1 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 .091 .091 .091 0 36 .143 86/14/0 -1 -1
Career 9yrs 733 2510 328 620 189 580 113 44 71 257 97 30 .247 .306 .412 7 21 .294 n/a
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Percentiles: Barrel 37 EV 30 xBA 46 xSLG 24 SO 29 BB 79 speed 97
Alex Patton Alex
Mar 15

We will start putting notes in Quick Memo in the March 4 update. Notwithstanding today's notes at Rotowire, the one for Kiermaier will be: trade risk.

Kevin Kiermaier (OF) TB - Feb. 23

https://www.rotowire.com/baseball/player.php?id=763474

Kiermaier, who conceded Tuesday he was worried about being traded this offseason, is healthy after dealing with a hand injury last postseason and relieved to be back with the Rays, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports.

ROTOWIRE RECOMMENDS: Kiermaier is due to make $11.5 million in 2021 and plays on a team with plenty of outfield depth and a front office always willing to make a trade, so his fears heading into the offseason were reasonable. However, Kiermaier was assured by general manager Erik Neander he'd return for 2021 to help the Rays defend their AL crown, a pledge that began to be fulfilled with the start of workouts for the team's position players Tuesday. The veteran outfielder said he rested longer than usual this past offseason after playing deep into October, and he noted the alterations to his stance and overall mechanics at the plate that his left hand injury forced him to implement during the World Series led to offensive progress  that he'll look to carry over into the new season.

Alex Patton Alex
Feb 24

Almost but not quite. Kiermaiers's oWAR is 0.7 at Baseball-Reference, his dWAR is 1.1. His total WAR: 1.7. His Rbaser (Runs from Baserunning) is 2, so that's not where his total is getting deducted. But it's getting deducted somewhere!

I like WAR. It's a nice way of summing things up. The basic statement -- that Keirmaier's defense is more valuable than his offense -- is undoubtedly true. But to say that he's helped his team win more games since 2015 than Harper has helped his teams is a stretch, I think. 

Alex Patton Alex
Jan 9

So is batting War = oWAR + dWAR?

Bob Elam Bob-in-TX
Jan 9

If you click on the link under Lindor, you'll see Kiermaier ranked No. 21 in "batting WAR" since 2015, just ahead of Bryce Harper. So this isn't oWAR, not at all. Batting WAR means WAR for position players. And that's quite a statement: Kiermaier's play in center field is such that's he's been a more productive player during this time, slashing .245/.306/.408 in 620 games, than Bryce Harper, slashing .278/.403/.536 in 785 games.

Alex Patton Alex
Jan 9
Fangraphs: EV 87.7 HardHit 42% HR/FB 16% LD%+ 112 Pull 45% Cent 38% Oppo 18%
Alex Patton Alex
Dec 16 '20