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Kevin Youkilis

35-Year-Old Third Baseman – Free Agent

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 1"   WT: 220   DOB: 3/15/1979   BORN: Cincinnati, OH   COLLEGE: Cincinnati   DRAFTED: 8th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Kevin Youkilis Contract Information:

Agreed to a contract with the Rakuten Golden Eagles of Japan in December of 2013.

December 20, 2013  –  Kevin Youkilis News

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Youkilis has agreed to play with the Rakuten Golden Eagles in Japan next season, CBSSports.com reports.

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Kevin Youkilis Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2004 25 AAA PAW 38 178 154 25 41 13 10 0 3 18 2 0 19 28 1 2 2 .266 .350 .390 .740
2005 26 AAA PAW 43 194 152 30 49 24 15 1 8 27 1 2 35 29 0 2 5 .322 .459 .592 1.051
2005 26 MAJ BOS 44 95 79 11 22 8 7 0 1 9 0 1 14 19 0 0 2 .278 .400 .405 .805
2006 27 MAJ BOS 147 680 569 100 159 57 42 2 13 72 5 2 91 120 0 11 9 .279 .381 .429 .810
2007 28 MAJ BOS 145 625 528 85 152 53 35 2 16 83 4 2 77 105 0 5 15 .288 .390 .453 .843
2008 29 MAJ BOS 145 621 538 91 168 76 43 4 29 115 3 5 62 108 0 9 12 .312 .390 .569 .958
2009 30 AAA PAW 2 7 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 .000 .143 .000 .143
2009 30 MAJ BOS 136 588 491 99 150 64 36 1 27 94 7 2 77 125 0 4 16 .305 .413 .548 .961
2010 31 MAJ BOS 102 435 362 77 111 50 26 5 19 62 4 1 58 67 0 5 10 .307 .411 .564 .975
2011 32 AAA Paw 2 9 8 2 2 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .250 .333 .625 .958
2011 32 MAJ BOS 120 517 431 68 111 51 32 2 17 80 3 0 68 100 0 4 14 .258 .373 .459 .832
2012 33 AAA Paw 4 14 11 1 4 2 2 0 0 1 0 1 3 4 0 0 0 .364 .500 .545 1.045
2012 33 MAJ BOS 42 165 146 25 34 12 7 1 4 14 0 0 14 39 0 1 4 .233 .315 .377 .692
2012 33 MAJ CWS 80 344 292 47 69 24 8 1 15 46 0 0 37 69 0 2 13 .236 .346 .425 .771
2012  (Multiple Teams) 33 MAJ BOS/CWS 122 509 438 72 103 36 15 2 19 60 0 0 51 108 0 3 17 .235 .336 .409 .745
2013 34 AA Tre 2 6 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .200 .333 .200 .533
2013 34 MAJ NYY 28 118 105 12 23 9 7 0 2 8 0 0 8 31 0 0 5 .219 .305 .343 .648
2014 RotoWire Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Kevin Youkilis
3-Year Averages MAJ   90 380 324 50 79 31 18 1 12 49 1 0 42 79 0 2 12 .244 .350 .417 .767
Career  (View All) MAJ   1061 4436 3749 653 1053 422 254 18 150 618 26 14 539 828 0 44 104 .281 .382 .478 .861

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Kevin Youkilis: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2013 6 22 2
2012 26 111
2011 6 112 4
2010 101 2
2009 78 63 2 2

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Kevin Youkilis Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013352010.086.114.314
2012120278190.275.492.878
2011132306203.311.561.987

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20137010270.286.457.816
20123184511410.220.377.693
20112993811600.234.415.764

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013565020.232.286.569
20122014412390.303.547.960
2011222398391.320.563.989

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013497260.204.408.736
2012237287210.177.291.557
2011209299412.191.349.667
Kevin Youkilis Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2004 25 AAA PAW 178 154 10.7% 15.7% 0.68 82% .309 .124
2005 26 AAA PAW 194 152 18% 14.9% 1.21 81% .357 .270
2005 26 MAJ BOS 95 79 14.7% 20% 0.74 76% .356 .127
2006 27 MAJ BOS 680 569 13.4% 17.6% 0.76 79% .335 .150
2007 28 MAJ BOS 625 528 12.3% 16.8% 0.73 80% .334 .165
2008 29 MAJ BOS 621 538 10% 17.4% 0.57 80% .347 .257
2009 30 AAA PAW 7 6 14.3% 28.6% 0.50 67% .000 .000
2009 30 MAJ BOS 588 491 13.1% 21.3% 0.62 75% .363 .243
2010 31 MAJ BOS 435 362 13.3% 15.4% 0.87 81% .333 .257
2011 32 AAA Paw 9 8 11.1% 0% 0.00 100% .143 .375
2011 32 MAJ BOS 517 431 13.2% 19.3% 0.68 77% .299 .201
2012 33 AAA Paw 14 11 21.4% 28.6% 0.75 64% .571 .181
2012 33 MAJ BOS 165 146 8.5% 23.6% 0.36 73% .291 .144
2012 33 MAJ CWS 344 292 10.8% 20.1% 0.54 76% .260 .189
2012  (Multiple Teams) 33 MAJ BOS/CWS 509 438 10% 21.2% 0.47 75% .270 .174
2013 34 AA Tre 6 5 16.7% 0% 0.00 100% .200 .000
2013 34 MAJ NYY 118 105 6.8% 26.3% 0.26 70% .292 .124
2014 Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Kevin Youkilis
3-Year Averages MAJ   380 324 11.1% 20.8% 0.53 76% .288 .173
Career MAJ   4436 3749 12.2% 18.7% 0.65 78% .326 .197

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Career Batter vs. Pitcher Stats    (View All Matchup Data)

Best Matchups for Kevin Youkilis (by OPS, min 10 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Frank Francisco CHI-A 10 5 1 4 2 3 1 .500 .800 1.383
Ricky Romero TOR 28 10 4 7 6 6 0 .357 .893 1.379
Nate Robertson DET 18 7 2 4 3 1 0 .389 .889 1.365
Jason Berken SF 13 5 1 4 3 1 1 .385 .692 1.192
Brett Cecil TOR 13 5 1 2 3 4 0 .385 .692 1.192
Ervin Santana ATL 14 4 2 4 2 5 1 .286 .714 1.159
Gio Gonzalez WAS 14 6 1 1 1 3 0 .429 .643 1.110
Phil Humber OAK 10 4 1 5 0 2 0 .400 .700 1.100
Joba Chamberlain DET 15 5 1 4 7 3 0 .333 .533 1.099
Kameron Loe KC 11 5 0 1 0 0 0 .455 .636 1.091

Worst Matchups for Kevin Youkilis (by OPS, min 10 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Justin Masterson CLE 10 1 0 0 1 2 0 .100 .100 .350
Mark Buehrle TOR 22 3 0 3 2 4 0 .136 .136 .336
Roberto Hernandez PHI 13 1 0 1 3 4 0 .077 .077 .312
Brett Anderson COL 16 2 0 0 1 7 0 .125 .125 .301
Brandon McCarthy AZ 17 2 0 0 0 4 1 .118 .176 .294
Erik Bedard TB 20 1 0 1 5 10 0 .050 .050 .290
Scott Feldman HOU 12 1 0 0 1 4 0 .083 .083 .237
Jason Hammel CHI-N 12 1 0 2 1 3 0 .083 .083 .226
Jason Frasor TEX 16 1 0 2 0 7 0 .063 .125 .188
Jamey Wright LA 11 0 0 0 0 4 0 .000 .000 .000

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Kevin Youkilis: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Youkilis (back) was able to hit off a tee and take soft-toss batting practice Friday, the Lower Hudson Journal News reports.

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Youkilis (back) has begun to take dry swings, MLB.com reports.

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Youkilis (back) is still experiencing soreness, and doesn't have a timetable for when he'll start to swing a bat, the New York Post reports.

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Youkilis (back) hopes to return this season, MLB.com's Bryan Hoch reports.

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Youkilis underwent successful back surgery Thursday, Jack Curry of YES Network reports.

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Youkilis' recovery timetable for his disk herniation is listed as a minimum of 10-to-12 weeks, Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports.

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Youkilis has a herniated disc, which will require back surgery Thursday and hold him out for 10-to-12 weeks, the Newark Star-Ledger reports.

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Youkilis was due to visit back specialist Dr. Robert Watkins Monday, but the Yankees haven't yet heard the results of the examination, the New York Post reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

There was no outlook written for Kevin Youkilis.

2013

Youkilis changed the color of his Sox from Red to White a quarter of the way through the 2012 season. He carried a career-low .336 OBP over the course of the season, and his body may be playing older than his 33 years of age after two years of 110-plus games at third base. It is worth noting that 10 of the 15 home runs he hit after joining the White Sox came at U.S. Cellular Field, but Youkilis is headed to another hitter-friendly environment after signing a one-year deal with the Yankees in December. With Alex Rodriguez expected to be sidelined for a significant chunk of the season following hip surgery, Youkilis should open the season as the team's primary third baseman.

2012

Youkilis had his second straight season cut short because of injury and eventually underwent surgery in October for a sports hernia. He also played with a hip injury and was on the DL early in the season because of his back. He's played a lot of hard innings in his career, and enters his age-33 season with durability questions, but with Adrian Gonzalez at first and David Ortiz returning as designated hitter, Youkilis is locked in at third base. Youkilis plans to train differently this offseason, emphasizing flexibility over power. A healthy Youkilis has been a consistent middle-of-the-order bat and will be protection for Gonzalez.

2011

Youkilis' 2010 season was cut short by a thumb injury that required surgery. He's reportedly done with his rehab and can work his usual offseason routine to get ready for spring training. It's hard to project how those injuries to hands (or wrists) linger the following year, but Youkilis is an iron man. He grinds every inning and every at-bat, while playing 140 games a season, prior to 2010. His on-base success is legendary, and he's added the type of power production befitting a corner infielder. Aside from the health of his thumb, it appears Youkilis will need to adjust to a new position. Boston added Adrian Gonzalez, which will force Youkilis to move from first base to third. Fortunately, that's the position he played coming up through the minors, and it shouldn't be too much of an adjustment.

2010

The last two seasons, Youkilis has established himself as an elite producer from the first-base position. He launched 56 homers and drove in 209 runs the last two seasons and remains a top on-base guy. With third baseman Mike Lowell's health a question and offseason talk of Boston adding a corner infielder -- Adrian Gonzalez of the Padres is often mentioned -- we may see Youkilis playing more third base in 2010. Youkilis is a competitor who plays hard every inning, but has averaged 143 games played since becoming a full-time starter four seasons ago. He had one DL-stint in 2009, but played through several minor injuries. As he enters his 30s, those injuries may take a bigger toll, but in the here and now, health should not be a huge concern.

2009

Youkilis made huge improvements in his production last season. One of the worst things you could have said about his fantasy value -- that he doesn't hit homers like a corner infielder -- is no longer valid. His 29 homers and 115 RBI shattered previous career-bests. Furthermore, he reversed another negative -- Youkilis didn't experience the second-half drop off. His offseason work at the Athletes Performance Institute in Arizona seemingly paid off. He will come back as Boston's starting first baseman with a chance that he plays more third base (where he now qualifies in most leagues), pending free-agent acquisitions and/or Mike Lowell's health. Youkilis will no longer come cheap at fantasy auctions.

2008

Youkilis had a breakout year in 2007 and established himself as one of the AL's top first basemen. While he doesn't possess the power of the AL's other big boppers (16 HRs), Youkilis has established himself as one of the top OBP men in the American League (.390), ranking behind only Carlos Pena among AL first basemen. More important, Youk has improved in nearly every statistical category each year of his career, a trend that bodes well for 2008. Our only concern is his relative dropoff in the season's second half. Still, Youkilis could be available cheap.

2007

"The Greek God of Walks" finally lived up to his ballyhooed potential in 2006. Youkilis posted an impressive .381 OBP, and his .810 OPS ranked higher than that of such luminaries as Ichiro Suzuki, Eric Chavez, and Ivan Rodriguez. Youkilis even showed some pop, hitting a better-than-expected 13 home runs from the leadoff spot. While his strikeouts (120) were higher than we would like, much of that can be chalked up to 2006 being his first year as an everyday player. We expect Youkilis will only get better in 2007, especially as he moves to the No. 2 hole in the lineup behind the newly signed Julio Lugo.

2006

Youkilis has done everything Boston has asked of him in the last two years, which includes countless trips between Pawtucket and Boston. He learned to play first base in 2005 and will have to find at-bats there after the Red Sox acquired gold-glove third baseman Mike Lowell. He figures to be the right-handed portion of a first base platoon with J.T. Snow. Either at first base or as infield depth on the major league roster, Youkilis probably won't need to take the Route 95 Express anymore.

2005

Youkilis made his major league debut last season and was pressed into duty when Bill Mueller missed some time. His role for 2005 is up in the air, but Youkilis still has the promise of a prospect. Youkilis knows the value of the walk and can hit for gap power, but is not a home run hitter. With Bill Mueller returning in 2005, Youkilis will have a backup role in Boston this season. A trade would improve his fantasy value.

2004

Youkilis will begin the season at Triple-A Pawtucket and mostly likely remain there all year, unless the Red Sox move Bill Mueller to second base. He can draw the walk and has unreal on-base percentages, but not much power at this point.

2003