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Kyle Zimmer

23-Year-Old Pitcher – Kansas City Royals

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Zimmer was the Royals' first-round draft choice (fifth overall) back in 2012 and he seemed to breeze through both rookie ball and the Low-A level. Even more impressive was that he did that with bone c...

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STATUS:  7-Day DL     INJURY TYPE:  Shoulder     EST. RETURN:  8/18/2014
LEAGUE: AA    40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 3"   WT: 215   DOB: 9/13/1991
BORN: San Francisco, CA   COLLEGE: San Francisco  DRAFTED: 1st Rd   

August 14, 2014  –  Kyle Zimmer News

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Zimmer (shoulder) will make his season debut at Single-A Idaho Falls on Sunday, the Royals' Official Site reports.

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Year Age Lg Tm G GS SH IP H ER HR K BB W L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
2012 20 R SUR 6 3 1 10.0 5 1 0 13 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.90 0.50
2012 20 A KAN 6 6 0 29.2 34 8 1 29 8 2 3 0 0 0 2.43 1.44
2013 21 A WIL 4 18 1 89.2 80 48 9 113 31 4 8 0 0 0 4.82 1.24
2013 21 AA NOR 4 4 0 18.2 11 4 2 27 5 2 1 0 0 0 1.93 0.88
2014 22 R IDA 6 5 0 4.2 5 1 0 5 4 0 0 0 0 0 1.93 2.14

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Year Age Lg Tm G GS IP K/9 BB/9 K/BB HR/9 GB/FB Ratio Strand % Fastball ERA FIP BABIP
2012 20 R SUR 6 3 10.0 11.70 0.00 0.00 0.00 80% 0.90 0.60 .248
2012 20 A KAN 6 6 29.2 8.94 2.47 3.63 0.31 82.9% 2.43 2.89 .382
2013 21 A WIL 4 18 89.2 11.40 3.13 3.65 0.91 61.8% 4.82 3.12 .339
2013 21 AA NOR 4 4 18.2 13.35 2.47 5.40 0.99 85.7% 1.93 2.82 .270
2014 22 R IDA 6 5 4.2 10.71 8.57 1.25 0.00 88.9% 1.93 3.68 .422

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Kyle Zimmer: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Zimmer's (shoulder) throwing program has been accelerated, which may result in his activation from the minor league DL in two weeks, Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star reports.

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Zimmer (shoulder) will begin throwing Monday, the Kansas City Star reports.

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Zimmer (shoulder) has been cleared to resume throwing next week, FOX Sports Kansas City reports.

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Zimmer (shoulder) is expected to resume his throwing program around July 15, the Kansas City Star reports.

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Zimmer has been shut down for 6-to-8 weeks due to a strained right lat muscle.

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Zimmer (shoulder) continues to pitch in extended spring training, and remains on pace to join Double-A Northwest Arkansas in mid-to-late May, Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star reports.

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Zimmer will throw his first bullpen session of the year next week, the Kansas City Star reports.

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As one of the top three pitching prospects available in the 2012 draft, Zimmer was snatched up by the Royals with the fifth overall pick and immediately went to the head of the team's pitching prospect class. He dominated the competition in rookie ball and was quickly moved up to Low-A after just three starts and finished his first professional season with a combined 2.04 ERA and 9.5 K/9 over 39.2 innings. He also managed to finish with a 1.8 BB/9 which shed some light on his command potential. Zimmer has a solid four-pitch arsenal with a fastball that tops out in the mid to upper-90s and a curveball that some feel is actually his best pitch. He'll likely start the season in High-A, but could be quickly moved up to Double-A if he continues on his current path.