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Kyle Zimmer

25-Year-Old Pitcher – Kansas City Royals

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Zimmer did not make a start before May because of a shoulder problem that surfaced in spring training and he did not make a start after May because of shoulder fatigue. He underwent Thoracic Outlet Sy...

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2017 ADP:  685.79

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LEAGUE: AAA    40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 3"   WT: 185   DOB: 9/13/1991   DRAFTED: 1st Rd   

July 17, 2017  –  Kyle Zimmer News

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The Royals are pleased with Zimmer's velocity -- he touched 97 mph last time out -- and are considering calling him up for a late-inning role, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.

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Kyle Zimmer Stats
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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
2015 23 A LEX 9 0 0 16.0 11 2 1 21 6 1 0 0 0 0 1.13 1.06
2015 23 AA NOR 15 7 0 48.0 42 15 4 51 14 2 5 3 0 0 2.81 1.17
2016 24 A WIL 1 2 0 4.2 3 1 0 9 4 0 1 0 0 0 1.93 1.67
2016 24 AA NOR 1 1 0 1.0 1 0 0 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0.00 3.00
2017 25 AA NOR 14 1 0 4.0 6 1 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.25 1.50
2017 25 AAA OMA 14 2 0 25.1 29 18 3 23 11 0 0 1 0 0 6.39 1.59
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Kyle Zimmer Minors Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV ERA WHIP
Jul. 21 El Paso 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 1 0.00 0.00
Jul. 19 ColoSprings 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0.00 0.00
Jul. 17 ColoSprings 2.0 4 1 1 0 0 4 1 0 0 - 0 4.50 2.00
Jul. 13 Nashville 1.0 3 3 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 27.00 4.00
Jul. 9 Iowa 0.0 2 3 3 1 2 2 0 0 0 - 0 0.00 0.00
Jul. 6 New Orleans 1.0 3 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 9.00 4.00
Jul. 2 ColoSprings 2.0 3 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 4.50 1.50
Jun. 30 ColoSprings 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 - 0 0.00 1.00
Jun. 26 ColoSprings 2.0 5 5 5 1 2 0 0 0 0 - 0 22.50 3.50
Jun. 22 Memphis 2.0 4 1 1 0 1 3 0 0 0 - 0 4.50 2.50
Jun. 17 Iowa 2.0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0.00 0.50
Jun. 13 Okla City 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0.00 0.00
Last 14 Days
5 Games:  Avg. 1.2 IP/G
6.0 9 7 7 1 3 8 1 0 0 0-0 1 10.50 2.00
Last 30 Days
10 Games:  Avg. 1.4 IP/G
14.0 24 15 15 2 8 15 1 0 0 0-0 1 9.64 2.29
Last 60 Days
12 Games:  Avg. 1.5 IP/G
18.0 24 15 15 2 9 17 1 0 0 0-0 1 7.50 1.83
Kyle Zimmer Advanced Stats
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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
2015 23 A LEX 9 0 16.0 11.81 3.38 3.50 0.56 93.8% 1.13 2.51 .293
2015 23 AA NOR 15 7 48.0 9.56 2.63 3.64 0.75 78.8% 2.81 3.03 .311
2016 24 A WIL 1 2 4.2 19.29 8.57 2.25 0.00 85.7% 1.93 1.77 .513
2016 24 AA NOR 1 1 1.0 18.00 18.00 1.00 0.00 100% 0.00 5.20 .549
2017 25 AA NOR 14 1 4.0 13.50 0.00 0.00 0.00 83.3% 2.25 0.20 .532
2017 25 AAA OMA 14 2 25.1 8.25 3.94 2.09 1.08 59.5% 6.39 4.36 .352
Today's Projections     0 0 .0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 0.00 .000
Next 7 Days     0 0 .0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 0.00 .000
Rest Of Season     0 0 21.2 8.80 3.16 2.79 0.90 71.8% 4.07 3.59 .328
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Zimmer, who recently returned to action with Triple-A from a shoulder injury, is not expected to be called up anytime soon, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.

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Zimmer (shoulder) was activated off the minor-league disabled list Tuesday, Rustin Dodd of The Kansas City Star reports.

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Zimmer (shoulder) has recently been able to throw in two extended spring training games in Arizona, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.

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Zimmer (shoulder) is able to throw without pain and may partake in a brief rehab stint in Arizona before returning to Triple-A Omaha, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.

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Zimmer was placed on the 7-day DL with shoulder soreness, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.

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Zimmer left Thursday's start for Triple-A Omaha after one inning with right shoulder soreness, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.

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Zimmer will have his minor-league innings carefully managed this season and the righty is not expected to join the MLB club this year, Mark Schremmer of The Joplin Globe reports.

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2016

The oft-injured righty was able to log 64 innings across Low-A and Double-A in 2015, which should actually be viewed as a success, given his history of shoulder injuries. When he is healthy, Zimmer has frontline stuff, so it is no surprise that he stymied minor league hitters to the tune of a 2.39 ERA, 1.14 WHIP and 72 strikeouts across two levels. The dream of Zimmer maximizing his superb arsenal as a starting pitcher remains alive for dynasty league owners, but he still carries as much risk as any hurler to reach the upper levels of the minors. He has averaged less than 55 innings per season in four years as a pro, so 2016 will be all about building up the 24-year-oldís workload. While the risk associated with Zimmer remains obvious, he should be viewed as a top-200 prospect after making positive strides in 2015.

2015

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 May. He was able to work back to rookie ball in August, and appeared to be back on track to get in some extra work during the Arizona Fall League, but that came to a grinding halt when he experienced renewed shoulder tightness and was shut down again for the remainder of the fall/winter season. Finally, some good news arrived in October when his MRIs came back free of structural damage, but he still needed to undergo a debridement of his rotator cuff and labrum. The current expectation is that Zimmer will use extended spring training to build up strength in anticipation of a late-April return. When healthy, the right-hander brings a mid-90s fastball with an above-average slider and curveball to the table, and is widely regarded as the top pitching prospect in the Kansas City farm system. If he can exceed expectations and put together a full season, Zimmer could see MLB time towards the end of 2015, but the Royals will surely take a cautious approach to his development.

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.