Kevin Kramer
Kevin Kramer
26-Year-Old OutfielderOF
Pittsburgh Pirates
60-Day IL
Injury Hip
Est. Return 11/1/2020
2020 Fantasy Outlook
The jump from Triple-A to the majors is tough and it's proven especially tough for Kramer. A second-round pick in 2015, Kramer has posted strikeout rates in the mid-20s at Triple-A Indianapolis over the past two seasons, but he's seen that number skyrocket to 41.1% in 90 big-league plate appearances. He did improve his walk rate to 12% in a trio of stints with the big club in 2019 and some indicators such as zone contact percentage and chase rate point to progress at the dish, though there is very little in the batted-ball numbers to suggest this is a big-league caliber stick. One thing going in Kramer's favor in 2020: with the turnover in the Pirates' front office, it seems the organization is fully embracing a rebuild, and if they're not going to compete, giving at-bats to a guy like Kramer to evaluate his standing makes sense. He has some outfield experience and could be a fit in a super-utility role. Read Past Outlooks
Lands on IL
OFPittsburgh Pirates
Hip
June 29, 2020
The Pirates placed Kramer (hip) on the 10-day injured list Monday and then transferred him to the 60-day IL.
ANALYSIS
He underwent hip surgery in March that will sideline him for 4-to-6 months, so it's possible he won't play at all this season. Kramer was set to compete for a bench role under normal circumstances.
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Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2018
 
 
+129%
OPS vs RHP
2020
No Stats
2019
 
 
+160%
OPS vs RHP
2018
 
 
-100%
OPS vs RHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2018vs Left .182 11 1 0 0 0 .091 .091 .091
Since 2018vs Right .417 79 9 0 9 0 .162 .241 .176
2020vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2018
 
 
+2%
OPS at Home
2020
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Even Split
2018
 
 
+5%
OPS on Road
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2018Home .390 43 6 0 3 0 .132 .233 .158
Since 2018Away .383 47 4 0 6 0 .171 .213 .171
2020Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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
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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.
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Opts for hip surgery
OFPittsburgh Pirates
Hip
May 20, 2020
Kramer underwent surgery last week to repair the labrum of his right hip, Stephen J. Nesbitt of The Athletic reports. He'll be sidelined for 4-to-6 months before resuming full baseball activities.
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May need to wait for chance
OFPittsburgh Pirates
March 31, 2020
Kramer is likely to start the 2020 season playing for Triple-A Indianapolis, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports.
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Promoted to Pittsburgh
OFPittsburgh Pirates
September 4, 2019
Kramer was recalled by the Pirates on Wednesday.
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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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