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Kirk Saarloos

34-Year-Old Pitcher – Free Agent

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   DOB: 5/23/1979   DRAFTED: No   Show ContractHide Contract

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Signed a minor league deal (NRI) with Cleveland in January of 2009.

January 14, 2009  –  Kirk Saarloos News

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Saarloos signed a minor league deal with the Indians on Wednesday including an invitation to spring training.

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Kirk Saarloos 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
2004 25 AAA NEW 2 2 0 7.0 17 12 4 6 1 0 2 0 15.43 2.57
2004 25 AAA SAC 7 7 0 27.3 36 20 5 23 10 2 2 0 6.59 1.68
2005 26 MAJ OAK 29 27 1 159.7 170 74 11 53 54 10 9 0 4.17 1.40
2006 27 MAJ OAK 35 16 0 121.3 149 64 19 52 53 7 7 2 4.75 1.66
2007 28 AAA LOU 18 5 0 41.0 47 18 3 28 9 0 2 0 3.95 1.37
2007 28 MAJ CIN 34 3 0 42.7 54 34 8 27 19 1 5 0 7.17 1.71
2008 29 AAA SAC 22 22 0 140.7 150 66 18 79 36 9 4 0 4.22 1.32
2008 29 MAJ OAK 8 1 0 26.3 37 16 2 12 4 1 0 0 5.47 1.56
2009 30 AAA COL 15 15 0 86.7 112 54 14 53 35 3 10 0 5.61 1.70
Career  (View All) MAJ   165 73 2 509.0 592 284 60 251 186 29 30 2 5.02 1.53

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Kirk Saarloos Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

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Kirk Saarloos 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
2004 25 AAA NEW 2 2 7.0 7.71 1.29 6.00 5.14 42.9% 15.43 9.34 .486
2004 25 AAA SAC 7 7 27.3 7.57 3.29 2.30 1.65 63.4% 6.59 5.10 .364
2005 26 MAJ OAK 29 27 159.7 2.99 3.04 0.98 0.62 70.4% 4.17 4.48 .286
2006 27 MAJ OAK 35 16 121.3 3.86 3.93 0.98 1.41 2.02 75.4% 4.75 5.73 .309
2007 28 AAA LOU 18 5 41.0 6.15 1.98 3.11 0.66 71.7% 3.95 3.44 .334
2007 28 MAJ CIN 34 3 42.7 5.70 4.01 1.42 1.69 2.52 60% 7.17 5.75 .330
2008 29 AAA SAC 22 22 140.7 5.05 2.30 2.19 1.15 71.4% 4.22 4.66 .294
2008 29 MAJ OAK 8 1 26.3 4.10 1.37 3.00 0.68 1.72 64.1% 85.4 MPH 5.47 3.75 .360
2009 30 AAA COL 15 15 86.7 5.50 3.63 1.51 1.45 69.9% 5.61 5.39 .339
Career MAJ   165 73 509.0 4.44 3.29 1.35 1.06 68.8% 5.02 4.88 .310

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Worst Matchups for Kirk Saarloos (by OPS against, min 6 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Jimmy Rollins PHI 6 3 1 1 0 0 0 .500 1.000 1.571
Justin Morneau COL 15 7 2 5 0 2 0 .467 1.000 1.467
Mark Teixeira NY-A 17 6 3 5 5 0 0 .353 .941 1.441
Alex Rodriguez NY-A 7 4 0 0 2 1 0 .571 .571 1.299
Paul Konerko CHI-A 11 4 1 3 2 0 0 .364 .818 1.280
Alex Rios TEX 9 4 0 1 1 0 0 .444 .667 1.167
Gerald Laird ATL 6 2 0 0 0 1 0 .333 .833 1.167
Robinson Cano SEA 8 4 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .625 1.125
Brian Roberts NY-A 6 3 0 0 2 0 0 .500 .500 1.125
Jason Giambi CLE 7 2 1 2 1 1 0 .286 .714 1.089

Best Matchups for Kirk Saarloos (by OPS against, min 6 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Willie Bloomquist SEA 7 1 0 1 1 0 0 .143 .143 .393
David Ortiz BOS 11 1 0 0 1 2 0 .091 .182 .348
Torii Hunter DET 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 .167 .167 .333
Derek Jeter NY-A 9 1 0 0 1 3 0 .111 .111 .311
David DeJesus TB 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 .143 .143 .286
Coco Crisp OAK 7 1 0 0 0 1 0 .143 .143 .286
A.J. Pierzynski BOS 10 1 0 0 1 2 0 .100 .100 .282
Nick Punto OAK 10 1 0 0 1 2 0 .100 .100 .282
Michael Cuddyer COL 9 1 0 0 0 0 0 .111 .111 .222
Aramis Ramirez MIL 9 1 0 2 0 1 0 .111 .111 .211

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

Saarloos was outrighted to Triple-A Sacramento on Saturday.

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Saarloos would be among the candidates to get the start on Saturday should Justin Duchscherer's hip injury keep him sidelined, the Contra Costa Times reports.

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Oakland purchased Saarloos' contract from Triple-A Sacramento.

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Saarloos cleared waivers and will report to Triple-A Sacramento.

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Saarloos was designated for assignment on Wednesday.

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The A's purchased Saarloos' contract from Triple-A Sacramento on Monday, the Associated Press reports.

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Saarloos was reassigned to the minor league camp by the A's on Sunday.

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Saarloos signed a minor-league deal with the A's and was invited to spring training.

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Saarloos will become a free agent after refusing an assignment to the minors, the Associated Press reports.

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Saarloos has replaced Phil Dumatrait in the Reds' starting rotation.

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Saarloos was called up by the Reds on Tuesday, the official team site reports.

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Saarloos was optioned back to Triple-A Louisville on Sunday.

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Saarloos was recalled from Triple-A Louisville Tuesday, according to the Associated Press.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

There was no outlook written for Kirk Saarloos.

2008

Saarloos has been useful in a swingman capacity before, but 2007 was a miserable season for him. His inability to make hitters swing-and-miss was glaringly exposed with the Reds, in a ballpark that's all too unforgiving for such pitchers. He'll find employment elsewhere in 2008.

2007

Saarloos was given a shot at a starting job when injuries to Esteban Loaiza and Rich Harden beset the A's rotation and he spit the bit. He'll compete for the 5th starter spot in spring with the departure of Barry Zito, but will likely settle into a long-relief role or a starter at Triple-A. There's nothing here unless you're in a very deep AL-only league.

2006

Saarloos was the A's fifth starter in 2005, but showed no strikeout ability. Following the acquisition of Esteban Loaiza, he figures to start the year as the long man out of the bullpen unless Barry Zito is dealt for an outfield bat.

2005

Late season elbow problems resulted in him being dropped from the 40-man roster. He'll need to regain his health before entertaining ideas of returning to the majors.

2004

The Astros have struggled to decide how to use Saarloos since he made his major league debut last season. He was drafted as a starter and has pitched well as a starter in the minors, but struggled as a starter in the majors. In 2003, his ERA in four starts was 10.38, but just 2.97 in 32 relief appearances.

2003

Saarloos rapidly climbed the organizational ladder in 2002 as a starter after pitching as a short reliever in 2001 in Low-A ball. Saarloos posted great K/BB numbers in addition to the obvious strong ERA and WHIP numbers in Double-A and Triple-A. His 2002 workload was significantly higher than he had pitched previously. Saarloos doesn't throw especially hard, but instead thrives on fooling opposing hitters. This seems to work the first time he faces them, perhaps even the second time through the batting order, but he's had trouble working deeper into games.