Andrew Kittredge
30-Year-Old PitcherRP
2020 Fantasy Outlook
Kittredge made his big-league season debut in mid-June and remained with the Rays the rest of the year, throwing a career-high 49.2 innings. His 4.17 ERA was nothing special, but it hid some strong peripherals which led to a 3.56 FIP and a 3.25 xFIP. His 27.6% strikeout rate, 5.7% walk rate and 50.0% groundball rate were all solidly better than the league average. The righty's improvement from his 7.75 ERA in 2018 was dramatic, but given how extensively his repertoire changed, it's easy to buy that it's sustainable. He added a sinker, throwing it 40.2 percent of the time. He also saw his fastball velocity jump from 93.1mph to 95.0 mph while his slider velocity jumped from 84.6 mph to 88.3. The new version of Kittredge should be able to fill a useful role for the Rays this season, but he's still a level below being a candidate for the closing role he'd need to be a significant fantasy asset. Read Past Outlooks
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Trending toward roster spot
PTampa Bay Rays
March 29, 2020
Kittredge, who generated a 4.50 ERA across five Grapefruit League appearances before spring training was suspended, is likely to garner an Opening Day roster spot due to his versatility, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports.
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Kittredge was a true jack-of-all-trades asset for manager Kevin Cash last season, logging 37 appearances overall, including seven starts. The right-hander generated a respectable 4.17 ERA and impressive 58:12 K:BB across 49.2 innings, and the 30-year-old was being stretched out some this spring with an eye on having him work in a number of 2020 roles, including spot starter. Kittredge's chances were also likely helped by the recent optioning of Trevor Richards, a pitcher with a similar profile, to Triple-A Durham.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
22
Last 10 Games
17
Last 5 Games
17
How many pitches does Andrew Kittredge generally throw?
 
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121+
 
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121+
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-10%
BAA vs LHP
2019
 
 
-25%
BAA vs RHP
2018
 
 
-41%
BAA vs LHP
2017
 
 
-13%
BAA vs LHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2017vs Left .266 162 41 19 37 8 2 5
Since 2017vs Right .296 295 61 16 81 12 0 11
2019vs Left .317 72 17 6 20 3 1 3
2019vs Right .237 138 41 6 31 2 0 4
2018vs Left .232 66 18 9 13 4 1 1
2018vs Right .394 115 12 8 41 8 0 6
2017vs Left .200 24 6 4 4 1 0 1
2017vs Right .231 42 8 2 9 2 0 1
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-48%
ERA at Home
2019
 
 
-47%
ERA at Home
2018
 
 
-39%
ERA at Home
2017
 
 
-65%
ERA at Home
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2017Home 3.51 1.11 51.1 2 1 0 8.8 2.8 1.1
Since 2017Away 6.75 1.85 52.0 2 2 0 9.0 3.3 1.7
2019Home 2.88 0.96 25.0 0 0 0 10.8 2.5 0.4
2019Away 5.47 1.58 24.2 1 0 0 10.2 1.8 2.2
2018Home 5.71 1.38 17.1 2 1 0 6.8 3.1 2.1
2018Away 9.43 2.24 21.0 1 1 0 7.3 4.7 1.3
2017Home 1.00 1.00 9.0 0 0 0 7.0 3.0 1.0
2017Away 2.84 1.58 6.1 0 1 0 9.9 4.3 1.4
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Stat Review
How does Andrew Kittredge compare to other relievers?
This section compares his stats with all relief pitcher seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 30 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.

* Exit Velocity, Barrels/BBE %, Balls Hit 95+ MPH %, and Spin Rate are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 30 IP). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • K/BB
    Strikeout to walk ratio.
  • K/9
    Average strikeouts per nine innings.
  • BB/9
    Average walks per nine innings.
  • HR/9
    Average home runs allowed per nine innings.
  • Fastball
    Average fastball velocity.
  • ERA
    Earned run average. The average earned runs allowed per nine innings.
  • WHIP
    Walks plus hits per inning pitched.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many balls in play against a pitcher go for hits.
  • GB/FB
    Groundball to flyball ratio. The higher the number, the more likely a pitcher is to induce groundballs.
  • Left On Base
    The percentage of base runners that a pitcher strands on base over the course of a season.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Barrels/BBE
    The percentage of batted ball events resulting in 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.
  • Spin Rate
    Spin Rate is the rate of spin on a baseball after it is released. It is measured in revolutions per minute (rpm).
  • Balls Hit 95+ MPH
    The percentage of batted balls hit that met or exceeded the 95 MPH threshold.
  • Swinging Strike
    The percentage of pitches that result in a swing and a miss.
K/BB
4.83
 
K/9
10.5
 
BB/9
2.2
 
HR/9
1.3
 
Fastball
95.0 mph
 
ERA
4.17
 
WHIP
1.27
 
BABIP
.349
 
GB/FB
2.00
 
Left On Base
71.4%
 
Exit Velocity
86.9 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
5.1%
 
Spin Rate
2433 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
34.1%
 
Swinging Strike
16.1%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2019
2018
Kittredge headed up a bullpen game in Tampa Bay's third game of the season and went on to make 32 additional appearances (two additional "starts") over the remainder of the season, covering no more than 2.1 innings in any of those outings. The slider remained Kittredge's primary pitch, but he cut its usage down from 71% to 54.7% and instead relied more heavily on his fastball. The altered mix was mostly unsuccessful as Kittredge's fastball velocity was down, his Ks were down as well and his walks and homers were up (the homers especially). The Rays outrighted Kittredge off the 40-man roster after the season but he remains in the organization.
Kittredge is an interesting player. He throws his fastball close to 95 mph on average, but it basically never gets by hitters. In fact, he had just a 1.4 percent whiff rate with the fastball last season, according to Brooks Baseball. He only threw it 29 percent of the time in his first opportunity in the big leagues last year, instead relying primarily on his slider, which does generate swinging strikes unlike the fastball. Kittredge issued too many free passes with the Rays last year, but his history on the farm points to improvement ahead -- he's had identical 2.1 BB/9 marks at the Triple-A level over the past two seasons. The Tampa Bay bullpen is unsettled and Kittredge could rise through the ranks with more refinement, but first things first: he needs to lock down a roster spot in spring training.
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Stretching out this spring
PTampa Bay Rays
March 10, 2020
Kittredge, who allowed three earned runs on three hits and two walks over 2.1 innings in a Grapefruit League loss to the Blue Jays on Monday, is being stretched out for possible spot starts or bulk-reliever duties this coming season, Zachary Silver of MLB.com reports.
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Blown up as opener
PTampa Bay Rays
September 12, 2019
Kittredge allowed three earned runs on three hits without recording an out as the opener against the Rangers on Wednesday. He did not record any walks or strikeouts and did not factor into the decision.
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Opening Wednesday
PTampa Bay Rays
September 10, 2019
Kittredge will serve as the opener Wednesday at Texas, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
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Opening nightcap
PTampa Bay Rays
September 3, 2019
Kittredge will serve as the opener for the second game of Tuesday's doubleheader against Baltimore, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
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Opening Thursday
PTampa Bay Rays
August 28, 2019
Kittredge will serve as the opener Thursday at Houston, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
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