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Michael Kirkman

28-Year-Old Pitcher – Texas Rangers

2014 Stats

W-L

0-1

ERA

1.59

WHIP

1.06

K

3

SV

0

2014 Preseason Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Kirkman returned following a midseason scare with skin cancer, but control problems continue to limit his effectiveness in any role other than a lefty specialist. On a team with Robbie Ross and Neal C...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: L   THROWS: L   HT: 6' 4"   WT: 195   DOB: 9/18/1986   BORN: Lake City, FL   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: 5th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Michael Kirkman Contract Information:

Signed a one-year deal with the Rangers in February 2013.

September 1, 2014  –  Michael Kirkman News

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Michael Kirkman 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
2007 20 A SPO 9 6 0 27.0 33 21 2 24 25 1 4 0 7.00 2.15
2007 20 A CLI 5 2 0 13.3 17 11 1 12 12 0 1 0 7.43 2.18
2008 21 A CLI 15 14 0 74.1 78 36 8 58 23 4 3 0 4.36 1.36
2008 21 A SPO 2 2 0 10.0 7 0 0 9 2 1 1 0 0.00 0.90
2009 22 A BAK 8 7 0 48.0 43 11 1 54 18 4 1 0 2.06 1.27
2009 22 AA FRI 18 18 0 96.7 93 45 9 64 43 5 7 0 4.19 1.41
2010 23 AAA OKL 24 22 0 131.0 114 44 8 130 68 13 3 0 0 0 3.02 1.39
2010 23 MAJ TEX 14 0 0 16.3 9 3 0 16 10 0 0 0 1 2 1.65 1.16
2011 24 AAA ROU 27 7 0 73.0 87 41 6 84 37 3 3 1 0 0 5.05 1.70
2011 24 MAJ TEX 15 0 0 27.3 26 20 5 21 12 1 1 0 0 1 6.59 1.39
2012 25 AAA ROU 15 8 0 48.0 47 28 5 48 31 5 1 0 0 0 5.25 1.63
2012 25 MAJ TEX 28 0 0 35.3 24 15 5 38 17 1 2 0 2 2 3.82 1.16
2013 26 AAA ROU 6 5 0 29.2 31 23 3 23 19 2 3 0 0 0 6.98 1.71
2013 26 MAJ TEX 25 0 0 22.0 36 20 2 25 15 0 2 1 1 0 8.18 2.32
2014 27 AAA ROU 36 4 0 54.1 50 27 6 62 29 5 5 1 0 0 4.47 1.46
2014 27 MAJ TEX 12 0 0 5.7 5 1 0 3 1 0 1 0 0 2 1.59 1.06
3-Year Averages     22 0 0 28.2 28 18 4 28 14 0 1 0 1 1 5.74 1.49
Career  (View All)     94 0 0 106.7 100 59 12 103 55 2 6 1 4.98 1.45

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Michael Kirkman Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Days To Display:    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30    Show 60Show 60
DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
Sep. 27 Oak 0.7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 1.59 1.06
Sep. 25 Oak 0.7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.80 1.00
Sep. 21 @LAA 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.08 1.15
Sep. 20 @LAA 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.25 1.25
Sep. 18 @Oak 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.00 1.33
Sep. 17 @Oak 0.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.38 1.50
Sep. 13 Atl 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 3.38 1.13
Sep. 12 Atl 0.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.86 1.29
Sep. 9 LAA 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.86 0.86
Sep. 6 Sea 0.7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.50 1.00
Sep. 4 Sea 0.7 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 - 0 0 0 6.75 1.50
Sep. 2 @KC 0.7 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 L 0 0 0 13.50 1.50
Last 14 Days
6 Games:  Avg. 0.5 IP/G
3.0 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 1 0.00 1.00
Last 30 Days
12 Games:  Avg. 0.5 IP/G
5.7 5 1 1 0 1 3 2 0 0 0-1 0 0 2 1.59 1.06
Last 60 Days
12 Games:  Avg. 0.5 IP/G
5.7 5 1 1 0 1 3 2 0 0 0-1 0 0 2 1.59 1.06

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Michael Kirkman Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201417215200.357
20134410314502.341
20126018711302.216

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20145100000.000
201371151222600.379
201291201013203.160

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
20143.30001100.000.90
20138.70017717.272.42
201226.0000271333.461.04

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
20142.30102003.861.29
201313.302018818.782.25
20129.312011424.821.50
Michael Kirkman 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
2007 20 A SPO 9 6 27.0 8.00 8.33 0.96 0.67 66.1% 7.00 5.39 .373
2007 20 A CLI 5 2 13.3 8.10 8.10 1.00 0.68 64.3% 7.43 5.08 .385
2008 21 A CLI 15 14 74.1 7.04 2.79 2.52 0.97 69.9% 4.36 3.97 .317
2008 21 A SPO 2 2 10.0 8.10 1.80 4.50 0.00 100% 0.00 2.00 .267
2009 22 A BAK 8 7 48.0 10.13 3.38 3.00 0.19 83.3% 2.06 2.35 .340
2009 22 AA FRI 18 18 96.7 5.96 4.00 1.49 0.84 71.7% 4.19 4.54 .287
2010 23 AAA OKL 24 22 131.0 8.93 4.67 1.91 0.55 79.3% 3.02 3.64 .307
2010 23 MAJ TEX 14 0 16.3 8.82 5.51 1.60 0.00 1.25 84.2% 90.9 MPH 1.65 3.08 .230
2011 24 AAA ROU 27 7 73.0 10.36 4.56 2.27 0.74 70.3% 5.05 3.61 .399
2011 24 MAJ TEX 15 0 27.3 6.91 3.95 1.75 1.65 0.86 54.5% 93.4 MPH 6.59 5.69 .272
2012 25 AAA ROU 15 8 48.0 9.00 5.81 1.55 0.94 68.5% 5.25 4.49 .325
2012 25 MAJ TEX 28 0 35.3 9.68 4.33 2.24 1.27 0.86 72.2% 94.3 MPH 3.82 4.42 .236
2013 26 AAA ROU 6 5 29.2 7.09 5.86 1.21 0.92 57.4% 6.98 5.02 .321
2013 26 MAJ TEX 25 0 22.0 10.23 6.14 1.67 0.82 1.21 63.3% 93.4 MPH 8.18 4.15 .479
2014 27 AAA ROU 36 4 54.1 10.31 4.82 2.14 1.00 71.2% 4.47 4.07 .327
2014 27 MAJ TEX 12 0 5.7 4.76 1.59 3.00 0.00 3.33 83.3% 88.8 MPH 1.59 3.73 .278
3-Year Averages     22 0 28.2 8.93 4.46 2.00 1.28 63.2% 5.74 4.55 .318
Career     94 0 106.7 8.69 4.64 1.87 1.01 67.1% 4.98 4.33 .308

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2014 Stat Review for Michael Kirkman    As compared to the top 100 relief pitchers in 2013 (min 55 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

Explain This

3.00 K/BB
AVERAGE
4.76 K/9
TERRIBLE
1.59 BB/9
ELITE
88.8 MPH Fastball
TERRIBLE
0.0 HR/9
ELITE
3.33 GB/FB Ratio
EXTREME GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

Explain This

1.59 ERA
ELITE
1.06 WHIP
GOOD
3.73 FIP
POOR
BABIP/Strand

Balls in play avg. and % of runners left stranded.

Explain This

.278 BABIP
AVERAGE
83.3% Strand Rate
HIGH

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Michael Kirkman: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Kirkman cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Round Rock on Tuesday, Chris Cotillo of MLBDailyDish.com reports.

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The Rangers designated Kirkman for assignment Friday, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports.

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Kirkman (skin cancer) came off the 60-day DL as expected Sunday.

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Kirkman (skin cancer) fired five scoreless innings during his start at Triple-A Round Rock on Tuesday, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

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Kirkman (skin cancer) gave up two runs over five innings in his first rehab start with Triple-A Round Rock.

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Kirkman (skin cancer) will begin a rehab assignment Friday at Triple-A Round Rock, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

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Kirkman (skin cancer) hopes to begin a rehab assignment this week, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

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Kirkman was transferred to the 60-day DL on Wednesday.

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Kirkman was placed on the 15-day DL on Sunday due to a recurrence of cutaneous lymphoma in his right triceps, FOX Sports Southwest reports.

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2014

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2013

Kirkman had basically pitched himself into a LOOGY role heading into 2012 thanks to continued poor control and an inability to get right-handed hitters out. His numbers evened out a bit in 2012, which is a kind way of saying he didn't get lefties out at an acceptable rate either. He ran into some BABIP-inspired luck at the major league level to hold opponents to a .182 average against, but the underlying peripherals remain poor. He'll be miscast as anything but a lefty specialist.

2012

Kirkman bombed as a starter early in the year at Triple-A Round Rock, resulting in a move to a relief role. He appears to have made the permanent transition to the bullpen as anticipated given his shaky control numbers. His numbers in the minors as a reliever (40.2 IP, 37 hits, 58:24 K:BB) were markedly better than as a starter (32.1 IP, 50 hits, 26:13 K:BB) and he was particularly effective (31 IP, 27 hits, 36:7 K:BB) against lefties and every bit as dreadful (42 IP, 60 hits, 48:30 K:BB) against righties. He fanned just 12 of the 73 right-handed batters faced in the majors and yielded 11 extra-base hits to them (good for an 830 OPS against) but maintained some success against lefties (holding them to a .214/.313/.265 slash in 49 plate appearances). With the departure of Darren Oliver, there could be a lefty specialist role for Kirkman as early as 2012.

2011

Kirkman pitched well at Triple-A Oklahoma City after struggling at Double-A Frisco in 2009, striking out 130 batters and allowing just eight home runs in 131 innings. He also walked 68 batters, but showed some promise as an eventual lefty specialist (44 innings, 34 hits, no homers, 43:12 K:BB against lefties in 2010). He made 14 appearances out of the Texas bullpen, and retained his effectiveness against lefties in a limited role. He walks too many to project as a starter, but has the size (6-foot-4) and recent success against lefties to be an effective member of the Texas bullpen in that role going forward.

2010

Kirkman entered the season with a pretty pedestrian minor-league career, but early success at High-A Bakersfield (48 innings, 43 hits, 54:18 K:BB) earned him a promotion to Double-A Frisco. He struggled in 18 starts, allowing 93 hits and 43 walks in 96.2 innings and fanning just 64. He projects well as a 6-foot-4 lefty, but falls short of the upper end talent in the Rangers' system.