Kyle Crick
Kyle Crick
Kyle Crick
Kyle Crick
25-Year-Old P
2018 Stats
2018 Full Season Projections
W-L
2-1
ERA
2.36
WHIP
1.182
K
50
SV
2
 
 
 
 
 
2018 Fantasy Outlook
On the surface, it looks like Crick's conversion to the bullpen was a success. However, a closer look suggests the transformation isn't complete. His 3.06 ERA was considerably lower then his 3.90 FIP and 5.30 xFIP. The same issue plaguing Crick as a starter -- walks -- pers... read more
On the surface, it looks like Crick's conversion to the bullpen was a success. However, a closer look suggests the transformation isn't complete. His 3.06 ERA was considerably lower then his 3.90 FIP and 5.30 xFIP. The same issue plaguing Crick as a starter -- walks -- persisted in his 32.1 innings of relief last season. This was masked by a .233 BABIP that should regress in a larger sample. Further, Crick only fanned 28 in that span, compared to 17 walks. Crick's minor-league history portends a higher strikeout rate, including 39 in 29.1 frames for Triple-A Sacramento before he was called up on June 22. With a fastball averaging 96 mph, Crick has the stuff to be a high-leverage reliever, perhaps even with ninth-inning duties. However, until he gets the free passes under control, he's just a flier in the deepest of leagues.
LEAGUE: Majors    40 MAN: Yes    BATS: L    Throws: R    HT: 6'4"    WT: 220 lbs.    DOB: 11/30/1992    College: None    Drafted By: SF In 2011Show Contract
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Kyle Crick Contract Info:
Signed a one-year contract with the Pirates in March of 2018.
Slams door for second save
PPittsburgh Pirates
July 13, 2018
Crick tossed a scoreless 1.1 innings while allowing two hits and striking out one as he picked up the save Friday against Milwaukee.
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2018 Stat Review for Kyle Crick
2.50 K/BB
WEAK
9.85 K/9
GOOD
3.94 BB/9
WEAK
95.9 MPH Fastball
GREAT
0.2 HR/9
ELITE
1.04 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE GROUNDBALLER
2.36 ERA
GOOD
1.18 WHIP
GOOD
2.87 FIP
GREAT
0.295 BABIP
ABOVE AVERAGE
79.2 % Strand Rate
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Second Baseman
  1. 1. JoshJ. Harrison (R)
  2. 2. AdamA. Frazier (L)
  3. X. SeanS. Rodriguez (R) 10-Day DL
  4. X. JordyJ. Mercer (R) 10-Day DL
  5. 3. AdeinyA. Hechavarria (R)
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  1. 1. ColinC. Moran (L)
  2. 2. DavidD. Freese (R)
  3. X. SeanS. Rodriguez (R) 10-Day DL
  4. 3. JoshJ. Harrison (R)
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  1. X. JordyJ. Mercer (R) 10-Day DL
  2. 1. AdeinyA. Hechavarria (R)
  3. 2. KevinK. Newman (R)
  4. X. SeanS. Rodriguez (R) 10-Day DL
  5. 3. JoshJ. Harrison (R)
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  1. Kyle Crick 2018 Preseason Outlook
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  2. Kyle Crick 2017 Preseason Outlook
    The Giants ditched their project of trying to turn Crick into a reliever and used him as a starter in all 23 of his appearances for Double-A Richmond last season. The former first-round pick has been generally considered a bust as he's failed to control his electric stuff in the minors, posting a rate of 5.1 BB/9 or higher in all six of his minor league seasons. With a strikeout rate of 7.1 K/9 in 2016 (well below his usual double-digit marks), it appeared that Crick was trying to dial back his pitches in an effort to limit the free passes, but that approach proved unsuccessful as he still issued 67 walks in 109 innings. Despite his continued failures, the righty will only be 24 years old to begin the 2017 season, and the Giants are hoping he can figure things out down the road.
  3. Kyle Crick 2016 Preseason Outlook
    Things have gone from bad to worse with the Giants' former top pitching prospect. Control issues continue to plague the hard-throwing righty. While his 3.29 ERA and 10.4 K/9 are positives, they came at the expense of a horrid 9.4 BB/9 (a rate that has risen over the past three seasons). It got so bad that the Giants decided to give up on trying to make him a big league starter, moving him to the bullpen in an effort to salvage his career as a late-inning reliever. That didn't help matters as Crick posted a 3.92 ERA and an 11.8 BB/9 in 20.2 innings as a reliever. He still has the stuff so there is always a chance he figures out his control issues at some point, but right now, it is looking like Crick will turn out to be a bust. Given the way his career is trending, the Giants' plan to have him make his major league debut in 2016 is looking like a long shot. Crick will try to figure out his issues in the minors to start the year.
  4. Kyle Crick 2015 Preseason Outlook
    At this point, it’s surprising minor-league hitters ever take the bat off their shoulder against Crick. Since he was drafted in 2011, strikeouts and walks have accounted for 41 to 48% of the hitters he has faced, and while evaluators can’t help but take notice of his strikeout-inducing stuff, he has yet to improve his walk rate. In fact, the 15.3% walk rate he posted as a 21-year-old at Double-A Richmond in 2014 was his highest mark in three years of full-season ball. Of the ten highest walk rates among MLB pitchers who pitched 60-plus innings last season, only four (Daisuke Matsuzaka, Ubaldo Jimenez, Tony Cingrani and Francisco Liriano) belonged to pitchers who started a game, and none approached Crick’s mark. At this point, it may be wise to view "2016 Giants closer" as his new ceiling.
  5. Kyle Crick 2014 Preseason Outlook
    Arguably the Giants' top prospect, Crick held true to that title in 2013, posting a 1.57 ERA (2.37 FIP) with an impressive 12.5 K/9 in 68.2 innings with High-A San Jose. He did have an issue with his control (5.1 BB/9), and that is something he will have to fix before making it to the majors, even if it means taking a little bit off his stuff and taking a slight cut in his strikeout rate. Crick should start the year at Double-A Richmond with a chance for a September callup if he continues to dominate minor league hitters.
  6. Kyle Crick 2013 Preseason Outlook
    Crick was the Giants' first-round pick in 2011, and he had a successful season in Low-A Augusta with a 2.51 ERA (3.15 FIP). The 20-year-old right-hander features a fastball that averages 92-94 mph and can touch 98 mph along with a slider, curveball and changeup. Scouts have said all of his secondary pitches need some work, and his control has been an issue (5.4 BB/9). Despite being raw, his potential is off the charts as his fastball has the ability to miss bats (10.4 K/9). Crick looks to be headed to High-A for 2013, and could reach the majors by 2015 is he can improve his control.
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Slams door for second save
PPittsburgh Pirates
July 13, 2018
Crick tossed a scoreless 1.1 innings while allowing two hits and striking out one as he picked up the save Friday against Milwaukee.
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Exceeding expectations
PPittsburgh Pirates
July 12, 2018
Crick threw a scoreless eighth inning in Wednesday's 2-0 win over Washington.
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Moving into high-leverage spot?
PPittsburgh Pirates
May 31, 2018
Crick pitched a scoreless eighth inning in Wednesday's 2-1 win over the Cubs.
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Called up to big leagues
PPittsburgh Pirates
April 13, 2018
Crick was recalled from Triple-A Indianapolis on Friday.
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Optioned to Triple-A
PPittsburgh Pirates
March 26, 2018
Crick was optioned to Triple-A Indianapolis on Monday, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports.
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