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Kyle Zimmer

22-Year-Old Pitcher – Kansas City Royals

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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 c...

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STATUS:  Day-To-Day     INJURY TYPE:  Shoulder
LEAGUE: AA    40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 3"   WT: 215   DOB: 9/13/1991
BORN: San Francisco, CA   COLLEGE: San Francisco  DRAFTED: 1st Rd   

March 29, 2014  –  Kyle Zimmer News

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Zimmer will throw his first bullpen session of the year next week, 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

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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 .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

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Kyle Zimmer: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Zimmer has not progressed passed long-tossing 90 feet in his throwing program and has yet to throw off a mound, the Kansas City Star reports.

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Zimmer (shoulder) isn't expected to throw off the mound for approximately two weeks, the Kansas City Star reports.

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Zimmer (shoulder) continues to stretch and work out, but has yet to begin his throwing program this spring, the Kansas City Star reports.

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Zimmer (shoulder) is not expected to pitch in the majors early this season, but the Royals envision him contributing to a playoff run, the Kansas City Star reports. "The goal would be to have him peaking in the minor leagues in late May, June, going into July," said Royals assistant general manager J.J. Picollo. "And then really ramping it up and taking the handcuffs off him, hopefully in a playoff run, and he pitches in September and hopefully October."

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Zimmer (shoulder) has been invited to attend major league camp during spring training, MLB.com reports.

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Zimmer is likely to miss the rest of the season with right shoulder soreness, the Kansas City Star reports.

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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.