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Kyle Zimmer

23-Year-Old Pitcher – Kansas City Royals

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Shoulder issues plagued Zimmer's 2014 campaign, as the former fifth-overall pick was slow in his recovery during the early months of the season, and was eventually shut down for nearly two months in M...

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STATUS:  Out     INJURY TYPE:  Shoulder     EST. RETURN:  4/25/2015
LEAGUE: AA    40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 3"   WT: 228   DOB: 9/13/1991
BORN: San Francisco, CA   COLLEGE: San Francisco  DRAFTED: 1st Rd   

February 24, 2015  –  Kyle Zimmer News

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Zimmer (shoulder) hopes to pitch in games by May, Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star 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 )

The Royals hope Zimmer (shoulder) will be able to pitch in games by late April, Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports reports.

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Zimmer underwent a debridement of the rotator cuff and labrum in his right shoulder Tuesday, Josh Vernier of FOX Sports KC reports.

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Zimmer visited a shoulder specialist Monday and was told all of his MRIs were clean, Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star reports.

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Zimmer felt tightness in his right shoulder during a start in Arizona last week and will be shut down for the remainder of the fall/winter, Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star reports.

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Zimmer struck out 11 and walked one while tossing five scoreless inning of two-hit ball in his Arizona Fall League start Monday.

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Zimmer appeared to be back to his pre-injury form in his Arizona Fall League debut last week, Baseball America's Bill Mitchell reports.

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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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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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2015

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2014

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 chips in his elbow which were eventually cleaned out through surgery after the season ended. A four-pitch arsenal at his age also makes for a big impression. Zimmerís fastball lives in the low-to-mid 90s, with good movement, and can touch the upper 90s. He also has a curveball, slider and changeup, all of which could still use a bit of improvement, but in reality, not by much. Last season he spent most of the year at High-A Wilmington where he posted an 11.3 K/9 and while his ERA hung up at 4.82, his FIP of 3.12 indicated that the culprit was the defense. The club promoted him to Double-A for the tail end of the season and with the move came an even more impressive display. His strikeout rate increased, his walk rate decreased and over 18.2 innings he posted a 1.93 ERA. He'll likely start out the season at Double-A, but it wouldn't be a shock to see him quickly promoted to Triple-A with a strong showing. He's the top pitching prospect in the organization and the speed at which he will arrive in the majors will only enhance that belief.

2013

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.