Kevin Kramer
Kevin Kramer
26-Year-Old OutfielderOF
Pittsburgh Pirates
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Most small samples don't mean much at all, but it's hard to ignore 20 strikeouts in 40 plate appearances. Sometimes, extremes in small samples do tell us something. Kramer hit well over .300 in a much larger body of work at Triple-A Indianapolis, but he needed a .392 BABIP to get there. He struck out 24.1% of the time while with the Pirates' top minor-league affiliate. That's not a terrible figure in a vacuum, but for a 24-year-old at that level, it's not great, especially when that level of swing and miss comes with only modest power (.181 ISO). Also modest: Kramer's speed. He stole 13 bases with Indy but was also caught five times. Kramer was a second-round pick in 2015 so there is some pedigree here, but he hasn't walked much at the higher levels and there are holes in the swing, making Kramer a long shot to be much more than a utility infielder at his peak. Don't be surprised if he has to bide his time at Triple-A for a while yet to begin 2019. Read Past Outlooks
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Promoted to Pittsburgh
OFPittsburgh Pirates
September 4, 2019
Kramer was recalled by the Pirates on Wednesday.
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Kramer has been called up by the Pirates twice this season, making a grand total of one plate appearance. The 24-year-old posted a mediocre .260/.335/.417 slash line for Triple-A Indianapolis this season after hitting .311/.365/.492 at the same level last season. He's played all over the infield as well as the outfield corners this season.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
2
1
5
2
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
1
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2017
 
 
+129%
OPS vs RHP
2019
 
 
+160%
OPS vs RHP
2018
 
 
-100%
OPS vs RHP
2017
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017vs Left .182 11 1 0 0 0 .091 .091 .091
Since 2017vs Right .417 79 9 0 9 0 .162 .241 .176
2019vs Left .200 10 0 0 0 0 .100 .100 .100
2019vs Right .519 40 5 0 5 0 .188 .300 .219
2018vs Left .000 1 1 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2018vs Right .318 39 4 0 4 0 .139 .179 .139
2017vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2017
 
 
+2%
OPS at Home
2019
Even Split
2018
 
 
+5%
OPS on Road
2017
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017Home .390 43 6 0 3 0 .132 .233 .158
Since 2017Away .383 47 4 0 6 0 .171 .213 .171
2019Home .451 26 4 0 2 0 .136 .269 .182
2019Away .450 24 1 0 3 0 .200 .250 .200
2018Home .301 17 2 0 1 0 .125 .176 .125
2018Away .317 23 3 0 3 0 .143 .174 .143
2017Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Kevin Kramer compare to other hitters?
This section compares his stats with all batting seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 400 plate appearances)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity and Barrels/PA % are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 400 PA) and Hard Hit Rate is benchmarked against last season's data (min 400 PA). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • BB/K
    Walk to strikeout ratio
  • BB Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a walk.
  • K Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a strikeout.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many of a batter’s balls in play go for hits.
  • ISO
    Isolated Power. Slugging percentage minus batting average. A computation used to measure a batter's raw power.
  • AVG
    Batting average. Hits divided by at bats.
  • OBP
    On Base Percentage. A measure of how often a batters reaches base. Roughly equal to number of times on base divided by plate appearances.
  • SLG
    Slugging Percentage. A measure of the batting productivity of a hitter. It is calculated as total bases divided by at bats.
  • OPS
    On base plus slugging. THe sum of a batter's on-base percentage and slugging percentage.
  • wOBA
    Weighted on-base average. Measures a player's overall offensive contributions per plate appearance. wOBA combines all the different aspects of hitting into one metric, weighting each of them in proportion to their actual run value.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Hard Hit Rate
    A measure of contact quality from Sports Info Solutions. This stat explains what percentage of batted balls were hit hard vs. medium or soft.
  • Barrels/PA
    The percentage of plate appearances where a batter had a batted ball classified as a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
BB/K
0.35
 
BB Rate
12.0%
 
K Rate
34.0%
 
BABIP
.259
 
ISO
.024
 
AVG
.167
 
OBP
.260
 
SLG
.190
 
OPS
.450
 
wOBA
.215
 
Exit Velocity
86.4 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
44.4%
 
Barrels/PA
4.3%
 
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Sent back to minors
OFPittsburgh Pirates
July 8, 2019
Kramer was optioned to Triple-A Indianapolis on Monday, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports.
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Receives big-league callup
OFPittsburgh Pirates
July 7, 2019
The Pirates recalled Kramer from Triple-A Indianapolis on Sunday.
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Returns to minors
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April 16, 2019
The Pirates optioned Kramer to Triple-A Indianapolis on Tuesday, Nubyjas Wilborn of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
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Recalled from Triple-A
OFPittsburgh Pirates
April 11, 2019
Kramer was called up from Triple-A Indianapolis on Thursday.
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Sent to Indianapolis
OFPittsburgh Pirates
March 18, 2019
The Pirates optioned Kramer to Triple-A Indianapolis on Monday, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports.
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