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Corey Kluber

30-Year-Old Pitcher – Cleveland Indians

2016 Stats

W-L

18-9

ERA

3.14

WHIP

1.06

K

227

SV

0

2017 RotoWire Projections

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2017 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Kluber is wrongly perceived as underrated. He's quiet and prior to 2016, Cleveland didn't get a lot of national run, but that hasn't muted Kluber's price. Consider that he was the 35th overall pick on...

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2017 ADP:  23.92

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 4"   WT: 215   DOB: 4/10/1986   BORN: Birmingham, AL   COLLEGE: Stetson   DRAFTED: 4th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Corey Kluber Contract Information:

Agreed to a five-year, $38.5 million extension that includes club options for 2020 and 2021 in April of 2015.

February 23, 2017  –  Corey Kluber News

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Kluber said he's planning to take the mound on Opening Day, though manager Terry Francona said if Kluber isn't ready, the Indians might delay his debut, Chris Assenheimer of the Chronicle-Telegram reports.

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Corey Kluber 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
2007 21 A EUG 10 7 0 33.3 28 13 1 33 15 1 1 0 3.51 1.29
2008 22 A FOR 10 10 0 56.0 49 20 8 72 13 4 3 0 3.21 1.11
2008 22 A LAK 19 16 0 85.1 93 57 9 75 34 2 5 0 6.01 1.49
2009 23 A LAK 19 19 0 109.0 110 55 9 124 36 7 9 0 4.54 1.34
2009 23 AA SAN 9 9 0 45.0 45 23 5 35 34 2 4 0 4.60 1.76
2010 24 AA SAN 2 21 0 122.2 121 47 7 136 40 6 6 0 0 0 3.45 1.32
2010 24 AA AKR 2 5 0 26.1 38 11 0 21 10 2 2 0 0 0 3.76 1.84
2010 24 AAA COL 2 2 0 11.0 10 4 1 8 6 1 1 0 0 0 3.27 1.45
2011 25 AAA COL 27 27 0 150.2 153 93 19 143 70 7 11 0 0 0 5.56 1.48
2011 25 MAJ CLE 3 0 0 4.3 6 4 0 5 3 0 0 0 0 0 8.31 2.08
2012 26 AAA COL 21 21 0 125.1 121 50 9 128 49 11 7 0 0 0 3.59 1.36
2012 26 MAJ CLE 12 12 0 63.0 76 36 9 54 18 2 5 0 0 0 5.14 1.49
2013 27 AAA COL 2 2 0 12.1 14 9 2 12 3 1 1 0 0 0 6.57 1.40
2013 27 MAJ CLE 26 24 0 147.3 153 63 15 136 33 11 5 0 0 0 3.85 1.26
2014 28 MAJ CLE 34 34 1 235.7 207 64 14 269 51 18 9 0 0 0 2.44 1.09
2015 29 MAJ CLE 32 32 0 222.0 189 86 22 245 45 9 16 0 0 0 3.49 1.05
2016 30 MAJ CLE 32 32 2 215.0 170 75 22 227 57 18 9 0 0 0 3.14 1.06
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3-Year Averages     32 32 1 224.2 188 75 19 247 51 15 11 0 0 0 3.01 1.07
Career  (View All)     139 134 3 887.3 801 328 82 936 207 58 44 0 3.33 1.14

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Corey Kluber Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Team Games To Display:    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30    Show 60Show 60
DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
Sep. 26 @Det 4.0 5 2 2 1 1 3 1 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.14 1.06
Sep. 21 KC 6.3 6 2 2 0 2 9 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 3.11 1.05
Sep. 16 Det 7.0 5 4 4 2 3 7 1 0 0 W 0 0 0 3.12 1.04
Sep. 11 @Min 7.0 4 1 0 0 2 10 2 1 0 W 0 0 0 3.05 1.04
Sep. 6 Hou 7.0 4 4 4 1 3 9 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 3.16 1.04
Aug. 31 Min 8.0 6 3 3 2 2 11 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 3.09 1.05
Aug. 26 @Tex 6.0 5 1 1 1 2 7 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 3.07 1.05
Aug. 21 Tor 6.7 6 2 2 1 4 8 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.13 1.04
Aug. 16 CWS 6.0 7 1 1 1 2 7 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 3.15 1.02
Aug. 11 LAA 6.0 4 3 3 2 2 3 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 3.21 1.01
Aug. 6 @NYY 8.0 5 2 1 0 1 8 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 3.16 1.01
Last 14 Games (Team)
2 Games Pitched:  Avg. 5.2 IP/G
10.3 11 4 4 1 3 12 1 0 0 1-0 0 0 0 3.48 1.35
Last 30 Games (Team)
5 Games Pitched:  Avg. 6.3 IP/G
31.3 24 13 12 4 11 38 4 1 0 3-1 0 0 0 3.45 1.12
Last 60 Games (Team)
11 Games Pitched:  Avg. 6.5 IP/G
72.0 57 25 23 11 24 82 4 1 0 8-1 0 0 0 2.88 1.13

Corey Kluber Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20164119629851929.226
20154731223011231211.261
20145101443611429410.244

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2016449131288520113.206
2015413123157714011.197
201444112515931814.221

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
2016111.0105011732143.241.11
2015111.36801152892.831.07
2014123.7103013322102.401.00

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
2016104.08401102583.031.00
2015110.738013017134.151.04
2014112.08601362942.491.20
Corey Kluber 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
2007 21 A EUG 10 7 33.3 8.91 4.05 2.20 0.27 71.4% 3.51 3.14 .307
2008 22 A FOR 10 10 56.0 11.57 2.09 5.54 1.29 77.8% 3.21 3.18 .323
2008 22 A LAK 19 16 85.1 7.93 3.60 2.21 0.95 59.3% 6.01 4.01 .337
2009 23 A LAK 19 19 109.0 10.24 2.97 3.44 0.74 66.4% 4.54 2.99 .355
2009 23 AA SAN 9 9 45.0 7.00 6.80 1.03 1.00 75.7% 4.60 5.49 .303
2010 24 AA SAN 2 21 122.2 10.02 2.95 3.40 0.52 74% 3.45 2.92 .353
2010 24 AA AKR 2 5 26.1 7.24 3.45 2.10 0.00 77.1% 3.76 2.97 .419
2010 24 AAA COL 2 2 11.0 6.55 4.91 1.33 0.82 80% 3.27 5.11 .281
2011 25 AAA COL 27 27 150.2 8.57 4.19 2.04 1.14 63.7% 5.56 4.50 .323
2011 25 MAJ CLE 3 0 4.3 10.38 6.23 1.67 0.00 2.00 55.6% 92.0 MPH 8.31 4.35 .454
2012 26 AAA COL 21 21 125.1 9.21 3.53 2.61 0.65 74.5% 3.59 3.38 .333
2012 26 MAJ CLE 12 12 63.0 7.71 2.57 3.00 1.29 1.46 68.2% 92.6 MPH 5.14 4.39 .351
2013 27 AAA COL 2 2 12.1 8.93 2.23 4.00 1.49 53.3% 6.57 4.11 .352
2013 27 MAJ CLE 26 24 147.3 8.31 2.02 4.12 0.92 1.63 71.9% 93.2 MPH 3.85 3.45 .331
2014 28 MAJ CLE 34 34 235.7 10.27 1.95 5.27 0.53 1.75 79.5% 93.2 MPH 2.44 2.41 .328
2015 29 MAJ CLE 32 32 222.0 9.93 1.82 5.44 0.89 1.33 69.8% 92.8 MPH 3.49 3.04 .305
2016 30 MAJ CLE 32 32 215.0 9.50 2.39 3.98 0.92 1.51 74.1% 92.5 MPH 3.14 3.31 .281
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3-Year Averages     32 32 224.2 9.91 2.05 4.84 0.76 74.5% 3.01 2.78 .305
Career     139 134 887.3 9.49 2.10 4.52 0.83 73.4% 3.33 3.01 .315

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Corey Kluber Defensive Stats

Year Pos Inn PMFinal (?) EXP Tot (?) PM (?) AirPM (?) EPM (?) InnHome (?) PMH (?) InnLHP (?) PMLHP (?) LEFT (?) MID (?) RGHT (?)
2015 P 222 3 17 3 0 111 2 0 0
2016 P 215 1 15 1 0 111 1 0 0
Year Pos SHAL (?) MED (?) DEEP (?) CERS (?) SBRS (?) PSBRS (?) BRS (?) GDPRS (?) OFARS (?) GFPDMERS (?) PMRS (?) SZRS (?) TRS (?)
2015 P -1 0 0 0 2 0 1
2016 P 2 0 0 0 1 0 3

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2016 Stat Review for Corey Kluber    As compared to the top 100 starting pitchers in 2016 (min 130 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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3.98 K/BB
GREAT
9.50 K/9
GREAT
2.39 BB/9
GOOD
92.5 MPH Fastball
GOOD
0.9 HR/9
GREAT
1.51 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

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3.14 ERA
GREAT
1.06 WHIP
ELITE
3.31 FIP
ELITE
BABIP/Strand

Balls in play avg. and % of runners left stranded.

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.281 BABIP
BELOW AVERAGE
74.1% Strand Rate
AVERAGE

2017 Projected Stats Breakdown for Corey Kluber

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Corey Kluber: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Kluber, who will be on a strict limit this spring, may not be ready to start on Opening Day, Tom Withers of the Associated Press reports.

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Kluber is expected to have some limits on his pitch count during the beginning of spring training, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.

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Kluber will start Game 4 of the World Series on short rest, ESPN's Jayson Stark reports.

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Kluber is scheduled to start Game 1 of the World Series against the Cubs on Tuesday, ESPN reports.

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Kluber will now start Game 4 of the ALCS on Tuesday, Bob Nightengale of USA Today Sports reports.

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Manager Terry Francona said that Kluber is scheduled to start Game 5 of the ALCS, but he could be bumped up to Game 4 on Tuesday if Trevor Bauer runs into trouble Monday night, Buster Olney of ESPN reports.

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Kluber will start Game 1 of the ALCS against the Blue Jays on Friday, Barry Davis of Sportsnet reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

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2016

For those still trying to use wins as a measure of pitcher quality, Kluber's 2014-15 should finally convert you. Yes, his ERA jumped by 1.05 runs, but there is no way that was worth nine wins, especially when the skills were actually better in the 9-16 season. He lost a tick on his strikeout rate, but also dropped his walk rate resulting in a slightly better 5.4 K/BB ratio. The most frustrating thing about Kluber's season was that his hot streaks were best-pitcher-in-baseball good and they always seemed to get broken up by a blow-up start. He had 11 starts of eight-plus innings, the most in baseball, but also five starts of five-plus earned runs allowed. Part of the problem is that despite the velocity, Kluber doesn't have a great fastball. It got a bit better last season, but it remains below average, especially for an ace-level talent. The record will definitely drop his cost on draft day, but the fact that you are reading this means you are smart enough not to make that mistake.

2015

Kluber showed devastating secondary stuff throughout 2013 which hinted at a breakout, but his fastball command lagged behind meaning he was no sure thing. Understanding that, Kluber shifted from a four-seamer to a two-seamer and actually gained velocity, giving him a reasonable fastball offering to set up the elite secondaries, the best of which was an incredible curveball that was arguably baseballís best pitch in 2014. The .241 OPS-against was the best for any single pitch with 150 batters faced and the .091 AVG was second to only Dellin Betancesí breaking ball (.075). Itís hard to believe that Kluber could get better, but if he began commanding his two-seamer like the breaking pitches, then his 2.35 FIP might be in reach. Batters still hit .304 on the two-seamer, but hitting .172 on the rest of his pitches mitigates that damage. He has improved his fastball OPS yearly, down to .821 last year. Another jump could stifle an ERA dip. Even with a backslide in ERA, heís still a Tier-1 asset.

2014

Kluber stepped into the rotation when Brett Myers hit the disabled list in late April and never looked back. He missed a chunk of time in August with a finger injury and didn't fare well upon his return, but was effective enough overall to pitch himself into the team's plans heading into 2014. Kluber struggles at times with the long ball, but helps out his cause by missing plenty of bats (8.3 K/9) and not allowing many free passes (2.0 BB/9). He'll head into spring training with a spot in the team's starting rotation, and there is very little in the underlying numbers (.329 BABIP., 72.9% LOB, 3.10 xFIP) that suggest his breakout can't be repeated.

2013

Kluber showed better control (3.5 BB/9) and an uptick in his strikeout rate (9.2 K/9) at Triple-A Columbus and earned a midseason promotion to the Indians. He struggled with the long ball in his time with the Indians and does not have the nasty power stuff you might expect from someone his size (6-foot-4, 215 pounds). He will compete for a rotation spot this spring despite some pretty ugly numbers (5.14 ERA, 1.49 WHIP, 1.3 HR/9 in 12 starts) unless the Indians are able to upgrade their rotation options this winter.

2012

Kluber struggled in his first full season at Triple-A (5.56 ERA, 1.480 WHIP, 8.5 K/9IP in 27 starts) despite a nice strikeout rate. The 6-foot-4 righty doesn't have the power arsenal you might expect from his size, and that figures to limit the success he might have if the Indians move him into a relief role. He'll start the season again at Triple-A Columbus, but it doesn't appear that a breakout season is coming any time soon.

2011

Kluber struggled a bit at Double-A Akron after coming over to the Indians from the Padres midseason, but he pitched well enough in the Texas League to warrant some attention. He's always posted nice strikeout totals in his minor league career, but Kluber might get lost in what has become a pretty deep Indians farm system. He was added to the team's 40-man roster this winter, so apparently he did enough to get noticed by the front office and figures to spend most of the year making the jump to Triple-A.