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Kirk Rueter

44-Year-Old Pitcher – Free Agent

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

There was no outlook written for Kirk Rueter in 2014. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.

LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: L   THROWS: L   DOB: 12/1/1970   DRAFTED: No   Show ContractHide Contract

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Kirk Rueter Contract Information:

Reuter signed a two-year, $12-million contract extension covering the 2004-2005 seasons in February 2003. Rueter will be paid $4-million in 2004 and $5-million in 2005. He also gets a $3-million signing bonus, which will be paid in annual $1-million installments beginning in 2004. Retired from baseball in March of 2006.

March 6, 2006  –  Kirk Rueter News

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Rueter announced his retirement on Monday, the Associated Press reports.

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Kirk Rueter 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
2005 34 MAJ SFO 21 18 0 107.3 131 71 12 25 47 2 7 0 5.95 1.66
Career  (View All)     344 336 1 1,918.0 2,092 910 220 818 582 130 92 0 4.27 1.39

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Kirk Rueter 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
2005 34 MAJ SFO 21 18 107.3 2.10 3.94 0.53 1.01 64.5% 5.95 5.55 .300
Career     344 336 1,918.0 3.84 2.73 1.41 1.03 71.9% 4.27 4.78 .290

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Kirk Rueter: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

The Yankees expressed interest in signing Rueter to a minor league deal, but Rueter still is holding out hope for a major league deal with an NL contending team, the New York Times reports.

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Rueter was released from the Giants Friday.

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Rueter (toe) was designated for assignment by the Giants Sunday after they activated him from the disabled list, the Associated Press reports.

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Rueter was placed on the 15-day DL by the Giants on Sunday with gout in his right big toe, the Associated Press reports.

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Rueter will again head to the Giants' bullpen in favor of Kevin Correia, according to the Giants' official site.

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Rueter lasted just 3 2/3 innings on Friday, giving up five earned runs, seven hits and a home run to the Brewers.

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Rueter will start Friday's game against the Brewers, in place of Kevin Correia, who has been moved to the bullpen, according to the Giants' official site.

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Rueter has asked the Giants to explore a trade if they do not plan to return him to the rotation for the rest of the season, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

There was no outlook written for Kirk Rueter.

2005

Rueter's 4.73 ERA in 2004 was his second-highest with San Francisco, and his nine wins were the lowest total in his nine-year stay with the team. If he doesn't get wins, he's a fantasy liability since he's not a strikeout pitcher.

2004

Rueter was on the wrong side of his personal edge last year, walking too many guys and watching the balls that were caught in 2002 fall for hits in 2003. He's as dependent on his defense as any pitcher in the last 25 years, so predicting what his numbers will be is hard. Pac Bell Park and the Giants offense get him 12 wins as long as he can walk to the mound.

2003

Probably no other NL starter got you 14 wins and a 3.23 ERA as cheaply as Reuter did for you last year. Those numbers, plus a general increase in name recognition as a result of last year's postseason, may lead to relatively high early bidding for Rueter. Don't bite. Rueter has never been a strikeout pitcher his peak was 5.4 K's per 9 IP in 1997 at the age of 26 (way below average), and since then, the trend has only gotten worse, averaging less than 4.0 K's per 9 IP in each of the last three years. Analysis from Bill James and others has shown us that pitchers with consistently low strikeout totals throughout their career tend to drop off the cliff in terms of effectiveness by their early thirties and Rueter turns 33 in the offseason. Rueter could be one of the rare exceptions, but you shouldn't spend a mid-round draft pick banking on it. Draft him low if he's still available if you take him at all. We may have just seen his best season.