Alejandro Kirk
22-Year-Old CatcherC
60-Day IL
Injury Hip
Est. Return 7/2/2021
2021 Fantasy Outlook
Whoever is reading this might look more like a pro athlete than Kirk does, but he's the one who jumped over Double-A and Triple-A and hit .375 in his first 25 MLB plate appearances as a 21-year-old. The 5-foot-9, 220-pound backstop's innate bat-to-ball ability is what allowed him to ascend so rapidly through the minors. Toronto might also be viewing this as his athletic prime, as he really can't afford to lose what little agility he still possesses. There are obviously questions about his defense behind the dish, but so far he has proved adequate enough to at least work in a timeshare. Additionally, Kirk has enough power to bang out double-digit home runs in a full season. He will be competing with Danny Jansen and Reese McGuire this spring. Toronto could send him to Triple-A for a bit more seasoning, but he's a solid bet to be a good fantasy catcher if and when he plays. Read Past Outlooks
RANKSFrom Preseason
#284
ADP
Starts hitting, throwing
CToronto Blue Jays
Hip
May 12, 2021
Blue Jays manager Charlie Montoyo said Wednesday that Kirk (hip) has resumed throwing and hitting off a tee, Arden Zwelling of Sportsnet.ca reports.
ANALYSIS
The activity marks a step in the right direction for Kirk, but after being placed on the 60-day injured list over the weekend, he'll be facing a lengthy recovery process. If all goes well in Kirk's rehab program and he avoids any setbacks, he'll be ready to rejoin Toronto shortly before the All-Star break.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
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vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
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Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2019
 
 
+37%
OPS vs RHP
2021
 
 
+27%
OPS vs RHP
2020
 
 
+58%
OPS vs LHP
2019
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2019vs Left .760 19 2 1 3 0 .278 .316 .444
Since 2019vs Right 1.038 46 9 3 8 0 .325 .413 .625
2021vs Left .690 18 2 1 3 0 .235 .278 .412
2021vs Right .879 28 5 2 5 0 .217 .357 .522
2020vs Left 2.000 1 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.000
2020vs Right 1.265 18 4 1 3 0 .471 .500 .765
2019vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2019
 
 
+134%
OPS at Home
2021
 
 
+96%
OPS at Home
2020
 
 
+342%
OPS at Home
2019
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2019Home 1.186 38 11 4 9 0 .353 .421 .765
Since 2019Away .506 33 0 0 2 0 .200 .273 .233
2021Home 1.115 20 7 3 6 0 .235 .350 .765
2021Away .569 26 0 0 2 0 .217 .308 .261
2020Home 1.265 18 4 1 3 0 .471 .500 .765
2020Away .286 7 0 0 0 0 .143 .143 .143
2019Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Alejandro Kirk 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
0.83
 
BB Rate
10.9%
 
K Rate
13.0%
 
BABIP
.194
 
ISO
.250
 
AVG
.225
 
OBP
.326
 
SLG
.475
 
OPS
.801
 
wOBA
.352
 
Exit Velocity
84.9 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
29.4%
 
Barrels/PA
6.5%
 
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Transferred to 60-day IL
CToronto Blue Jays
Hip
May 8, 2021
Kirk (hip) was transferred to the 60-day injured list Saturday.
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Given four-week timeline
CToronto Blue Jays
Hip
May 6, 2021
Kirk (hip) is expected to return in four weeks, Hazel Mae of Sportsnet reports.
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Expected to miss significant time
CToronto Blue Jays
Hip
May 3, 2021
Kirk (hip) is expected to miss significant time due to his injury, Ben Wagner of Sportsnet reports.
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Bound for IL
CToronto Blue Jays
Hip
May 2, 2021
The Blue Jays will place Kirk (hip) on the 10-day injured list ahead of Sunday's game against Atlanta, Ben Wagner of Sportsnet reports.
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Leaves with hip issue
CToronto Blue Jays
Hip
May 1, 2021
Kirk was removed from Saturday's game versus Atlanta with left hip flexor discomfort.
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