Chad Kuhl
Chad Kuhl
26-Year-Old PitcherSP
Pittsburgh Pirates
Out
Injury Elbow
Est. Return 2/1/2020
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Kuhl underwent Tommy John surgery in September, wiping out his value in single-season leagues. The uncertainty that comes with recovering from such a serious surgery is enough to eliminate most of his appeal in dynasty formats as well, as he wasn't having much success prior to the injury. The 26-year-old was at least a moderately interesting pitcher when healthy, as his fastball sat north of 95 mph, suggesting upside if he could ever translate that velocity into a strikeout rate better than his unimpressive 20.4% career mark. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a one-year contract with the Pirates in March of 2018.
Plays catch
PPittsburgh Pirates
Elbow
February 11, 2019
Kuhl (elbow) resumed throwing Monday, Rob Biertempfel of The Athletic reports.
ANALYSIS
Kuhl played catch with teammate Edgar Santana, who is also recovering from Tommy John surgery. The session went well, according to Kuhl, but he's nevertheless not expected to return at any point this season, as he went under the knife in September for a procedure which typically takes over a year to return from.
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Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2016
 
 
-9%
BAA vs RHP
2018
 
 
-7%
BAA vs LHP
2017
 
 
-11%
BAA vs RHP
2016
 
 
-20%
BAA vs RHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2016vs Left .283 664 139 71 161 43 7 24
Since 2016vs Right .258 690 137 54 160 33 2 14
2018vs Left .265 192 46 20 43 7 2 10
2018vs Right .284 181 35 13 46 6 1 4
2017vs Left .285 333 74 41 81 26 4 10
2017vs Right .253 347 68 31 78 15 1 7
2016vs Left .301 139 19 10 37 10 1 4
2016vs Right .240 162 34 10 36 12 0 3
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2016
 
 
-25%
ERA on Road
2018
 
 
-18%
ERA on Road
2017
 
 
-5%
ERA on Road
2016
 
 
-61%
ERA on Road
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2016Home 5.05 1.55 144.1 11 10 0 7.9 4.2 1.1
Since 2016Away 3.79 1.32 168.2 7 10 0 8.0 3.0 1.1
2018Home 5.01 1.60 41.1 3 2 0 9.4 4.6 1.5
2018Away 4.12 1.28 43.2 2 3 0 7.8 2.5 1.4
2017Home 4.46 1.40 78.2 6 5 0 7.9 3.8 0.8
2017Away 4.23 1.54 78.2 2 6 0 8.4 4.5 1.1
2016Home 7.03 1.93 24.1 2 3 0 5.5 5.2 1.5
2016Away 2.72 0.99 46.1 3 1 0 7.4 1.2 0.6
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Stat Review
How does Chad Kuhl compare to other starting pitchers?
This section compares his stats with all starting pitcher seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 120 innings). 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.
K/BB
2.45
 
K/9
8.6
 
BB/9
3.5
 
HR/9
1.5
 
Fastball
95.4 mph
 
ERA
4.55
 
WHIP
1.44
 
BABIP
.321
 
GB/FB
1.07
 
Strand %
73.1%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2018
2017
While Kuhl was able to tap into a significant amount of extra velocity in 2017, with his fastball clocking in at over 95 mph on average, the results were less than stellar. The velo boost did help Kuhl lift his strikeout rate by more than three percentage points (to 20.9 percent), but he gave all of that back with an even greater uptick in walks (from 6.6 percent to 10.6 percent). The right-hander allowed line drives (23.3 percent) and hard contact (36.1 percent) at a greater clip and lefties pummeled him for a .511 SLG and .376 wOBA. Kuhl finished strong with a sub-3.70 ERA in each of the final three months and he should have a rotation spot out of camp, but there's just not enough here to see Kuhl as more than a staff filler in mixed leagues. Expect only marginal improvement with the WHIP.
Kuhl started 2016 in the shadows of fellow Triple-A arms Jameson Taillon and Tyler Glasnow but carved out his own niche by season's end. Primarily relying upon a sinking fastball (93.2 mph average) with heavy drop, Kuhl exceeded expectations and gave Pittsburgh one of its few reliable second-half starting options. He compiled a 4.20 ERA, 1.32 WHIP and 50:32 K:BB in 14 starts (70.2 innings) after registering a 2.37 ERA and 1.16 WHIP in 83.2 Triple-A innings. Kuhl doesn't blow hitters off the map, but few pitchers carry his feisty attitude. The innings-eater appears poised to begin 2017 in the big league rotation, and profiles long term as a No. 4 or No. 5 starter.
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Long road to recovery begins
PPittsburgh Pirates
Elbow
January 28, 2019
Kuhl (elbow), who will miss the 2019 season, is scheduled to resume a throwing program on the first day of spring training, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports.
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Undergoes Tommy John surgery
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Elbow
September 20, 2018
Kuhl underwent Tommy John surgery Wednesday, Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
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Undergoes elbow surgery
PPittsburgh Pirates
Elbow
September 19, 2018
Kuhl underwent elbow surgery Wednesday, Rob Biertempfel of The Athletic reports.
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Examination coming Tuesday
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Forearm
September 16, 2018
Kuhl (forearm) will be re-examined by Dr. David Altchek in New York on Tuesday, Rob Biertempfel of The Athletic reports.
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Set for further evaluation
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Forearm
September 12, 2018
Kuhl (forearm) will require further evaluation after suffering a setback earlier this week, Rob Biertempfel of The Athletic reports.
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