Kirby Yates San Diego Padres

Age: 33 (March 25, 1987) | 5' 10" | 210lbs. | Throws: Right P-65
Tm Lg YEAR W L SV Hld G GS IP H HR BB SO ERA WHIP Rating BB/9 SO/9 BABIP G/L/F % $4x4 $5x5
NYY AAA 2016 0 1 4 0 14 0 16.2 12 0 6 19 1.62 1.08 0.90 3.2 10.3 .300 n/a
NYY AL 2016 2 1 0 0 41 0 41.1 41 5 19 50 5.23 1.45 1.40 4.1 10.9 .351 44/23/34 -2 0
LAA AAA 2017 0 0 1 0 6 0 7.0 8 0 3 14 2.57 1.57 1.36 3.9 18.0 .582 n/a
LAA AL 2017 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.0 2 2 0 1 18.00 2.00 5.00 0.0 0.0 0.00 0/0/100 -1 -1
SD NL 2017 4 5 1 20 61 0 55.2 42 10 19 87 3.72 1.10 1.19 3.1 14.1 .314 30/15/55 8 8
SD NL 2018 5 3 12 16 65 0 63.0 41 6 17 90 2.14 0.92 0.93 2.4 12.9 .285 43/20/37 21 16
SD NL 2019 0 5 41 0 60 0 60.2 41 2 13 101 1.19 0.89 0.83 1.9 15.0 .358 48/17/35 39 24
SD NL 2020 0 1 2 1 6 0 4.0 7 1 4 8 13.50 2.75 2.62 9.0 18.0 .647 38/31/31 -5 -4
Career 7yrs 12 17 57 37 291 0 282.0 230 40 94 400 3.54 1.15 1.20 3.0 12.8 .325 n/a
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Todd Zola puts Kirby in the M*A*S*H Unit in his classification of closers at Rotowire.

"Return from bone spur removal generally yields positive results, but will be 34 years old this spring." 

Alex Patton Alex

I'm trying to think how the injury could be a symptom.

But the Monkey's job is to keep us informed and that he does.

August 15, 2020

San Diego Padres – Kirby Yates exited after just six pitches earlier in the evening and will have an MRI on his elbow. Something has been off with Yates all season long, and whether this injury was a symptom or a cause remains to be seen, but look for Drew Pomeranz to close in his absence.

Updated hierarchy: Pomeranz | Pagan | Stammen.


Alex Patton Alex
Aug 15

Anyone can pitch the ninth. Really?

Yates, sporting his 15.43 ERA and 3.86 WHIP, gives up a homer to Bellinger on his second pitch in the ninth, bringing the score to 5-4.

Strikes out Pollock on three pitches.

Strikes out Seager on four pitches.

Throws ball one and ball two to Chris Taylor, then strikes him out.

After 11 games -- more than a sixth of the season -- both teams are 7-4.

Alex Patton Alex
Aug 4

For first time in 66 years, no team starts 3-0 ... Kirby gets the L for the last undefeated team :-(

Howard Lynch LynchMob
Jul 27

Avoided arbitration, agreeing to $7,062,500 million.

A $4 million bump in his final year of arbitration. But below what he would have gotten as a free agent.

Next year, when he is, it will be hard to get a long-term deal at age 33.

Alex Patton Alex
Jan 11
Fangraphs 2018: WAR 1.8 FIP 2.54 SIERA 2.26 FB 59% FBv 94.0 HR/FB 12% Hard 36% LOB 88%
Fangraphs 2019: WAR 3.4 FIP 1.30 SIERA 2.05 FB 57% FBv 93.5 HR/FB 5% Hard 43% LOB 81%
Alex Patton Alex
Dec 16 '19