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Kevin Kiermaier

26-Year-Old Outfielder – Tampa Bay Rays

2016 Stats

AVG

.246

HR

12

RBI

37

R

55

SB

21

2017 RotoWire Projections

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2017 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Kiermaier's 2016 campaign was interrupted by a wrist injury but he finished on a strong note, tallying a .296 average, .379 wOBA, five homers and eight stolen bases over his final 112 plate appearance...

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STATUS:  Day-To-Day     INJURY TYPE:  Neck
LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: L   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 1"   WT: 215   DOB: 4/22/1990
BORN: Fort Wayne, IN   COLLEGE: Parkland (IL) CC  DRAFTED: 31st Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Kevin Kiermaier Contract Information:

Agreed to a one-year, $2.975 million contract with the Rays in January of 2017, avoiding arbitration.

March 1, 2017  –  Kevin Kiermaier News

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Kiermaier was scratched from Wednesday's Grapefruit League game with neck soreness, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

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Kevin Kiermaier 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
2010 20 R PRI 57 246 218 44 66 17 8 7 2 16 17 5 24 54 1 0 3 .303 .380 .431 .811
2011 21 A BOW 120 459 402 54 97 23 11 8 4 39 27 10 37 99 9 3 8 .241 .316 .338 .654
2012 22 R GUL 2 6 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 .167 .167 .167 .334
2012 22 A+ CHA 57 212 177 16 46 13 7 6 0 12 10 4 26 38 7 0 2 .260 .361 .367 .728
2012 22 AAA DUR 4 12 9 2 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 .333 .500 .333 .833
2013 23 AA MON 97 417 371 65 114 28 14 9 5 28 14 11 31 61 4 3 8 .307 .370 .434 .804
2013 23 AAA DUR 39 154 137 24 36 14 7 6 1 13 7 1 14 26 0 1 2 .263 .338 .423 .761
2014 24 AAA DUR 34 143 128 28 39 12 7 2 3 13 11 1 12 23 2 1 0 .305 .362 .461 .823
2014 24 MAJ TB 108 364 331 35 87 34 16 8 10 35 5 4 23 71 5 2 3 .263 .315 .450 .765
2015 25 MAJ TB 151 535 505 62 133 47 25 12 10 40 18 5 24 95 2 2 2 .263 .298 .420 .718
2016 26 R GUL 1 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 .000 .333 .000 .333
2016 26 A+ CHA 2 5 3 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 .667 .800 1.000 1.800
2016 26 MAJ TB 105 414 366 55 90 34 20 2 12 37 21 3 40 74 0 1 7 .246 .331 .410 .741
2017 Spring Training 27   TB 3 8 7 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 .143 .250 .143 .393
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3-Year Averages     121 436 400 50 103 37 20 7 10 37 14 4 29 80 2 1 4 .257 .313 .417 .731
Career  (View All)     364 1,313 1,202 152 310 115 61 22 32 112 44 12 87 240 7 5 12 .258 .313 .425 .738

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Kevin Kiermaier Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Games To Display:    Show 7Show 7    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30
DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Oct. 2 @Tex Did not play.
Oct. 1 @Tex 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .246 .331 .410 .741
Sep. 30 @Tex 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 .247 .331 .412 .743
Sep. 29 @CWS 5 0 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .249 .332 .416 .748
Sep. 28 @CWS 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .244 .328 .410 .738
Sep. 27 @CWS Did not play.
Sep. 26 @CWS Did not play.
Sep. 25 Bos 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 .247 .332 .415 .747
Sep. 24 Bos 5 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .248 .331 .416 .747
Sep. 23 Bos 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .246 .330 .416 .746
Sep. 22 NYY 4 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 .249 .333 .421 .754
Sep. 21 NYY 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .243 .329 .417 .746
Sep. 20 NYY 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .243 .330 .419 .749
Sep. 18 @Bal 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 0 1 0 0 .245 .333 .424 .757
Sep. 17 @Bal 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .247 .332 .427 .759
Sep. 16 @Bal 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .333 .432 .765
Sep. 15 @Bal 4 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 .250 .334 .431 .765
Sep. 14 @Tor 4 2 2 0 0 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .333 .434 .767
Sep. 13 @Tor 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 1 0 0 .247 .330 .423 .753
Sep. 12 @Tor 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .246 .326 .424 .750
Sep. 11 @NYY 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .249 .329 .430 .759
Sep. 10 @NYY Did not play.
Sep. 9 @NYY 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .252 .333 .435 .768
Sep. 8 @NYY 5 2 4 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .249 .329 .434 .763
Sep. 7 Bal 4 1 3 0 0 1 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .240 .322 .408 .730
Sep. 6 Bal 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 .233 .315 .392 .707
Sep. 5 Bal 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 .231 .309 .392 .701
Sep. 4 Tor 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .230 .310 .394 .704
Sep. 3 Tor 5 2 2 0 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .230 .311 .396 .707
Sep. 2 Tor 5 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .227 .309 .385 .694
Last 7 Games 14 2 3 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 .214 .313 .286 .599
Last 14 Games 38 3 9 1 0 0 1 2 10 2 1 3 0 0 .237 .326 .263 .589
Last 30 Games 98 17 29 2 1 5 11 9 20 8 1 5 0 0 .296 .384 .490 .874

Kevin Kiermaier: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2016 104 104
2015 149 148 2
2014 108 1 42 68

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Kevin Kiermaier Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20168410294.262.452.816
2015142122112.246.352.625
2014745180.203.284.497

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201628245102817.241.397.718
20153635082916.270.446.754
2014257309275.280.498.840

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20161762552013.239.381.707
2015251275229.239.367.630
2014158134183.285.424.774

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016190307178.253.437.772
2015254355189.287.472.805
2014173226172.243.474.754
Kevin Kiermaier Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2010 20 R PRI 246 218 9.8% 22% 0.44 75% .395 .128
2011 21 A BOW 459 402 8.1% 21.6% 0.37 75% .311 .097
2012 22 R GUL 6 6 0% 33.3% 0.00 67% .250 .000
2012 22 A+ CHA 212 177 12.3% 17.9% 0.68 79% .331 .107
2012 22 AAA DUR 12 9 25% 8.3% 3.00 89% .375 .000
2013 23 AA MON 417 371 7.4% 14.6% 0.51 84% .357 .127
2013 23 AAA DUR 154 137 9.1% 16.9% 0.54 81% .318 .160
2014 24 AAA DUR 143 128 8.4% 16.1% 0.52 82% .353 .156
2014 24 MAJ TB 364 331 6.3% 19.5% 0.32 79% .308 .187
2015 25 MAJ TB 535 505 4.5% 17.8% 0.25 81% .308 .157
2016 26 R GUL 3 2 33.3% 33.3% 1.00 50% .000 .000
2016 26 A+ CHA 5 3 40% 0% 0.00 100% .667 .333
2016 26 MAJ TB 414 366 9.7% 17.9% 0.54 80% .279 .164
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3-Year Averages     436 400 6.7% 18.3% 0.36 80% .300 .160
Career     1,313 1,202 6.6% 18.3% 0.36 80% .299 .167

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Kevin Kiermaier Defensive Stats

Year Pos Inn PMFinal (?) EXP Tot (?) PM (?) AirPM (?) EPM (?) InnHome (?) PMH (?) InnLHP (?) PMLHP (?) LEFT (?) MID (?) RGHT (?)
2015 CF 1174.7 65 384 26 65 585 6 211 2
2015 RF 14 0 2 0 0 9 0 5 0
2016 CF 872.3 34 251 15 34 443 9 299 3
Year Pos SHAL (?) MED (?) DEEP (?) CERS (?) SBRS (?) PSBRS (?) BRS (?) GDPRS (?) OFARS (?) GFPDMERS (?) PMRS (?) SZRS (?) TRS (?)
2015 CF -2 6 22 0 0 7 6 29 0 42
2015 RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 CF 0 0 15 0 0 4 6 15 0 25

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2016 Stat Review for Kevin Kiermaier    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2016 (min 410 PA)

Plate Discipline

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0.54 BB/K
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9.7% BB Rate
GOOD
17.9% K Rate
GOOD
OPS/OBP

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.741 OPS
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.331 OBP
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Contact

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.246 AVG
WEAK
.279 BABIP
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Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.410 SLG
WEAK
.164 ISO
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2017 Projected Stats Breakdown for Kevin Kiermaier

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

Kiermaier went 1-for-2 with a single in Saturday's 7-2 Grapefruit League loss to a Pirates split squad.

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Kiermaier, whose stellar defense has already earned him one Platinum Glove and two Gold Glove awards in his first three big league campaigns, is focused on becoming a more consistent offensive player this season, Bill Chastain of MLB.com reports. "I've got to find consistency," Kiermaier said. "I've had some really bad stretches, and some really good stretches. When I can balance that out -- and I've had times when I've done that. Moving up to the two-hole last year I think was the most consistent I've been in my Major League career since I came up in 2014."

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Kiermaier confirmed in a recent radio interview that he's being considered for a move to the leadoff spot in 2017, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

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Kiermaier agreed to a one-year, $2.975 million contract with the Rays on Friday, avoiding arbitration, Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports.

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Kiermaier (leg) is reportedly the subject of interest from the Nationals at the MLB winter meetings, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2017

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2016

Last season was a true breakout year for Kiermaier, cementing him as the teamís everyday center fielder on the strength of a glove that won him the Platinum Glove for best fielder in the majors. The bad news? That fielding means little in fantasy. As a hitter, Kiermaier leaves much to be desired. His .263/.298/.420 slash line with 10 home runs and 18 stolen bases in 23 attempts puts him around league average. Granted, he could start hitting the Mendoza Line and still be worth playing for Tampa Bay because of that glove, but thatís an advantage fantasy owners donít get to enjoy. He stopped getting starts in the leadoff spot midway through the season, cutting into his opportunities for runs and steals, and thatís not likely to change in 2016. Kiermaier may currently represent the biggest split between real-life value and fantasy value in the league, so donít draft him purely on name recognition.

2015

Players drafted in the 31st round are not supposed to make the major leagues, but Kiermaier did. Primarily known for his speed and defense, Kiermaier hit in Double-A and was doing so again in Triple-A before he was promoted when Wil Myers had to go to the disabled list. He hit the ground running and was batting .310//.349/.576 heading into the All-Star break with 22 extra-base hits and several amazing defensive plays. The second half was a different story offensively as he hit .220/.284/.335 the rest of the way with just 12 extra-base hits as the league stopped pitching him inside. Despite his quickness, he is not a good basestealer and rarely tried to steal bags when he was on base at the big league level. Despite the numbers last season, Kiermaier profiles as a fourth outfielder who will have to slash and dash for production.

2014

Kiermaier took an interesting path to Tampa Bay in the 2013 season. He began the season with Double-A Montgomery and excelled with the bat, hitting .307/.370/.434 with five home runs and 14 stolen bases before being promoted to Triple-A Durham. His prominent skill as a center fielder is that he is widely regarded as the best defensive player in the entire organization. The team felt confident enough in his defensive ability to bring him up and use him as a defensive replacement in the team's elimination game against the Rangers. Kiermaier will likely begin the 2014 season with Triple-A to develop his offense, but his skill in the field could be his ticket to the majors.