27-Year-Old Pitcher – Free Agent
2016 Fantasy Baseball Outlook
There was no outlook written for Mike Kickham in 2016. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
Mike Kickham Contract Information:
Claimed off waivers by the Rangers in May of 2015.
The Rangers have released Kickham, reports Anthony Andro of Fox Sports Southwest.
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2015 Stat Review for Mike Kickham As compared to the top 100 starting pitchers in 2015 (min 130 in)
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Mike Kickham: Past News Updates ( ▲ View most recent update )
RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
There was no outlook written for Mike Kickham.
The last two seasons, Kickham has appeared in just 14 games for the Giants, but the results have been awful (10.98 ERA). In the upper levels of the Giants' system, he's looked like a potential back-end starter, but more realistically, Kickham projects as a reliever. If that role change materializes, he'll likely begin as a LOOGY or a long man, but the Mariners may have other plans after acquiring him in January. It may be more beneficial to the organization to simply have Kickham remain stretched out for emergency spot start duty. With nearly 260 innings already under his belt at the Triple-A level, Kickham may end up spending his 2015 bouncing between Seattle and Tacoma as an extra arm for his new club.
Kickham was called up as a starter in 2013 due to various injuries to the Giants' starting rotation. His time as a starter was nothing short of disastrous, as Kickham produced an ugly 13.94 ERA in three starts. It is interesting to note that Kickham shut out opponents in the first inning of all his starts, so the theory that he would be more effective as a reliever came about. The Giants tested this out when they called Kickham back up in September, using him primarily as a left-handed reliever, and he didn't allow an earned run in four of his six appearances. This short stint of success gives Kickham an outside chance of earning a bullpen spot in 2014, but he will likely start the year at Triple-A Fresno.