Kuhl
2018 Stats
2018 Full Season Projections
W-L
5-5
ERA
4.55
WHIP
1.435
K
81
SV
0
 
 
 
 
 
2018 Fantasy Outlook
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 pe... read more
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.
STATUS: 60-Day DL    INJURY: Forearm    RETURN DATE: Sep 1,2018   
LEAGUE: Majors    BATS: R    Throws: R    HT: 6'3"    WT: 220 lbs.    DOB: 9/10/1992    College: Delaware    Drafted: 9th Rd in 2013Show Contract
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Chad Kuhl Contract Info:
Signed a one-year contract with the Pirates in March of 2018.
Throws from 50 feet
PPittsburgh Pirates
Forearm
August 18, 2018
Kuhl (forearm) played catch from around 50 feet prior to Saturday's game against the Cubs, Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
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2018 Stat Review for Chad Kuhl
2.45 K/BB
WEAK
8.58 K/9
GOOD
3.49 BB/9
POOR
95.4 MPH Fastball
ELITE
1.5 HR/9
POOR
1.07 GB/FB Ratio
BALANCED
4.55 ERA
WEAK
1.44 WHIP
POOR
4.74 FIP
POOR
0.321 BABIP
HIGH
73.1 % Strand Rate
BELOW AVERAGE
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  1. X. JoshJ. Harrison (R) Day-To-Day
  2. 1. AdamA. Frazier (L)
  3. X. SeanS. Rodriguez (R) 10-Day DL
  4. 2. KevinK. Newman (R)
  5. X. JordyJ. Mercer (R) 10-Day DL
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  1. 1. ColinC. Moran (L)
  2. 2. DavidD. Freese (R)
  3. X. SeanS. Rodriguez (R) 10-Day DL
  4. X. JoshJ. Harrison (R) Day-To-Day
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  2. 1. AdeinyA. Hechavarria (R)
  3. 2. KevinK. Newman (R)
  4. X. SeanS. Rodriguez (R) 10-Day DL
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  2. Chad Kuhl 2017 Preseason Outlook
    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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Throws from 50 feet
PPittsburgh Pirates
Forearm
August 18, 2018
Kuhl (forearm) played catch from around 50 feet prior to Saturday's game against the Cubs, Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
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Plays catch Friday
PPittsburgh Pirates
Forearm
August 17, 2018
Kuhl played catch Friday for the first time since suffering a strained forearm back in late June, Rob Biertempfel of The Athletic Pittsburgh reports.
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To resume throwing soon
PPittsburgh Pirates
Forearm
August 15, 2018
Kuhl (forearm) will begin a throwing program during the Pirates' upcoming homestand, which begins Monday, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports.
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Shifted to 60-day DL
PPittsburgh Pirates
Forearm
August 1, 2018
Kuhl (forearm) was moved to the 60-day disabled list Tuesday.
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Shut down for four weeks
PPittsburgh Pirates
Forearm
July 11, 2018
Kuhl's second opinion on his right forearm/elbow confirmed the team's initial diagnosis and he will be shut down for at least four more weeks, Rob Biertempfel of The Athletic reports.
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