Andrew Kittredge

Andrew Kittredge

34-Year-Old PitcherRP
St. Louis Cardinals
2024 Fantasy Outlook
Kittredge was out for much of last season after undergoing Tommy John surgery in June 2022, but he made his return from the IL in mid-August after appearing in 12 minor-league rehab games. The 33-year-old right-hander recorded a save in his first appearance back for the Rays, but that would be the only one he'd record for the rest of the season. He'd finish with a solid 3.09 ERA, 1.20 WHIP and 10:2 K:BB over 11.2 innings. If Kittredge can overcome the health woes that have plagued him in recent seasons, he figures to fill a late-inning role for Tampa Bay that's likely to include the occasional save chance. Read Past Outlooks
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Rest of Season From Preseason
#378
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$Signed a one-year, $2.63 million contract with the Cardinals in January of 2024.
Charged with loss
PSt. Louis Cardinals
July 4, 2024
Kittredge (1-4) allowed two runs (one earned) on a hit and a walk while striking out two over 1.1 innings to take the extra-inning loss Wednesday versus the Pirates.
ANALYSIS
Kittredge pitched the ninth inning, but he stumbled when tasked with working the 10th. He walked Andrew McCutchen, and then JoJo Romero gave up back-to-back RBI singles, sticking two runs on Kittredge's line in the walk-off loss. Over his last 10.2 innings, Kittredge has been tagged for nine runs (six earned) while posting a 7:4 K:BB. The rough patch hasn't cost him a high-leverage role, but it's made him a little more difficult to trust. For the year, he has a 3.35 ERA, 1.22 WHIP and 35:12 K:BB with a save, 24 holds and four blown saves through 37.2 innings.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
15
Last 10 Games
15
Last 5 Games
14
How many pitches does Andrew Kittredge generally throw?
 
1-10
 
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111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
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31-40
 
41-50
 
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121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
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31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
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121+
What part of the game does Andrew Kittredge generally pitch?
 
 
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2022
 
 
-2%
BAA vs RHP
2024
 
 
-37%
BAA vs RHP
2023
 
 
-65%
BAA vs LHP
2022
 
 
-41%
BAA vs LHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2022vs Left .240 113 26 9 25 5 1 8
Since 2022vs Right .234 200 42 8 44 9 0 5
2024vs Left .322 64 17 5 19 5 1 4
2024vs Right .204 124 27 8 23 3 0 4
2023vs Left .118 19 3 2 2 0 0 1
2023vs Right .333 31 7 0 10 3 0 0
2022vs Left .143 30 6 2 4 0 0 3
2022vs Right .244 45 8 0 11 3 0 1
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2022
 
 
-54%
ERA on Road
2024
 
 
-52%
ERA on Road
2023
 
 
-100%
ERA on Road
2022
 
 
-2%
ERA on Road
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2022Home 4.35 1.28 41.1 4 3 4 8.5 2.0 2.2
Since 2022Away 2.02 0.93 35.2 2 2 3 7.3 2.0 0.8
2024Home 4.44 1.36 24.1 0 2 1 8.9 2.2 2.6
2024Away 2.14 1.05 21.0 1 2 0 8.6 3.0 0.4
2023Home 6.35 1.59 5.2 2 0 0 11.1 1.6 1.6
2023Away 0.00 0.83 6.0 0 0 1 4.5 1.5 0.0
2022Home 3.18 0.97 11.1 2 1 3 6.4 1.6 1.6
2022Away 3.12 0.69 8.2 1 0 2 6.2 0.0 2.1
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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
3.38
 
K/9
8.7
 
BB/9
2.6
 
HR/9
1.6
 
Fastball
94.5 mph
 
ERA
3.38
 
WHIP
1.21
 
BABIP
.289
 
GB/FB
1.45
 
Left On Base
77.6%
 
Exit Velocity
83.1 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
6.1%
 
Spin Rate
2452 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
26.0%
 
Swinging Strike
13.8%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Kittredge was another one of the high profile Tampa Bay arms which went down in 2022 as he required Tommy John Surgery in early June, likely shelving him until August of 2023. Kittredge first had a UCL sprain in 2020, but was able to avoid surgery with a PRP injection and a rest and rehab approach but the ligament gave out in an outing against the Cardinals on June 7th in his second outing back off the injured list with back issues. The pre-injury version of him was far from the dominating version we saw in 2021 giving us yet another reminder of reliever volatility. Once Kittredge returns in 2023, it is unlikely he jumps right back into the role he had before he went down as other arms have stepped up in his place during his absence. We would not rule out one save for him simply because any pitcher in Tampa Bay could get a save at any time.
Kittredge was one of the biggest surprises of the 2021 season given how his 2020 season ended. He walked off the mound in early August with a sprained UCL, was outrighted off the roster and became a free agent. Nobody was interested in "damaged goods," but Kittredge did avoid Tommy John surgery and came back to the Rays on a minor-league deal. He pitched so well in camp that he made the club and had an amazing season which included making the All-Star team. The sinker/slider approach peppers the edges of the strike zone and is particularly tough on righties while being tough to elevate overall. His slider is an elite offering with a 41% Whiff rate that he will throw at any point in the count. It is expected he will once again be manager Kevin Cash's favorite Swiss Army Knife and be used all over the late innings, garnering more wins and saves with solid ratios as long as the elbow continues to hold up. He is why all players with elbow injuries don't immediately opt for TJS.
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.
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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Picks up extra-innings win
PSt. Louis Cardinals
June 17, 2024
Kittredge (1-3) allowed two unearned runs on one hit over two innings, earning the win over the Marlins on Monday.
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Nabs first save
PSt. Louis Cardinals
June 14, 2024
Kittredge allowed a hit in a scoreless inning to earn the save in Thursday's 4-3 win over the Pirates.
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Handed third loss
PSt. Louis Cardinals
June 8, 2024
Kittredge (0-3) allowed three runs on three hits and struck out one over one inning to take the loss and a blown save Saturday versus the Rockies.
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Implodes in seventh inning
PSt. Louis Cardinals
May 11, 2024
Kittredge (0-2) allowed three runs on two hits and a walk without striking out a batter in two-thirds of an inning to take the loss Saturday versus the Brewers.
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Takes first loss
PSt. Louis Cardinals
May 6, 2024
Kittredge (0-1) allowed one run on one hit over one inning, taking the loss Monday versus the Mets. He did not strike out or walk a batter.
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Latest Fantasy Rumors
Could be dealt
PTampa Bay Rays
January 5, 2024
The Cardinals are close to acquiring Kittredge from the Rays in exchange for Richie Palacios, Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports.
ANALYSIS
Kittredge has missed much of the last two seasons while recovering from Tommy John surgery, but he returned to the Rays' bullpen last August to post a 3.09 ERA and 10:2 K:BB over 11.2 frames. The veteran reliever was an All-Star in 2021 when he collected a 1.88 ERA and 77:15 K:BB across 71.2 innings of work.
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