Chad Kuhl

Chad Kuhl

31-Year-Old PitcherRP
Chicago White Sox
2024 Fantasy Outlook
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$Signed a one-year, minor-league contract with the White Sox in December of 2023.
Gets minors deal from White Sox
PChicago White Sox  AAA
January 4, 2024
Kuhl signed a minor-league contract with the White Sox on Dec. 29.
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Kuhl had a rough 2023 season with the Nationals, posting an 8.45 ERA over 38.1 innings prior to being released before midseason. The veteran right-hander is headed to a team desperate for arms, but Kuhl nonetheless figures to start the 2024 season at Triple-A Charlotte.
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Left/Right Pitching Splits
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-11%
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-2%
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BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2022vs Left .273 431 79 54 99 25 3 17
Since 2022vs Right .308 373 62 32 103 18 4 16
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2024vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2023vs Left .311 93 14 13 23 7 0 3
2023vs Right .316 94 17 15 24 5 1 5
2022vs Left .264 338 65 41 76 18 3 14
2022vs Right .306 279 45 17 79 13 3 11
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-9%
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ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2022Home 6.00 1.52 87.0 3 7 0 6.3 3.8 1.3
Since 2022Away 6.62 1.77 88.1 3 8 1 8.2 5.0 2.0
2024Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2024Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2023Home 8.74 1.85 22.2 0 3 0 6.0 6.8 1.2
2023Away 8.04 2.11 15.2 0 1 1 9.2 6.3 2.9
2022Home 5.04 1.40 64.1 3 4 0 6.4 2.8 1.4
2022Away 6.32 1.69 72.2 3 7 0 7.9 4.7 1.9
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Impending return
PColorado Rockies  AAA
August 23, 2022
Kuhl is back with the Rockies and expected to "rejoin the rotation in the next few days," per Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post
ANALYSIS
Kuhl has been battling a left hip strain, but he fired five scoreless innings Saturday in a rehab start. The 29-year-old has logged 103 innings of 5.13 ERA ball in 2022. Colorado sits 16 games under .500 and 13.5 games back in Wild Card standings.
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Kuhl was let go by the Pirates in November and joined the Rockies on a one-year, $3 million deal during spring training. The 29-year-old started in 14 of 28 appearances in 2021 and had a 4.82 ERA, 1.43 WHIP and 75:42 K:BB over 80.1 innings. The right-hander was unable to solidify a rotation spot with Pittsburgh over the past five seasons, and it seems unlikely he'll unlikely he'll be able to do so with Colorado. Kuhl has a career 20.5 percent strikeout rate and 10.3 percent walk rate, so his upside is limited even if he's able to manage the change to Coors Field.
Kuhl returned from Tommy John surgery in 2020 and made 11 appearances (nine starts) for the Pirates during the shortened season. While his average fastball velocity hovered around 95 mph in each of his two seasons prior to surgery, it dipped to 93.9 mph in 2020. His 22.3 K% remained passable, but he also had a career-worst 14.2 BB% that would have been the worst by far among qualified pitchers. While he issued more free passes, potentially due to his increased slider usage, he only allowed a .235 BABIP last year. Unfortunately, a good portion of the balls that were put into play caused damage, as he posted a 19.0% HR/FB rate. The right-hander isn't guaranteed a spot in the rotation heading into 2021, but he could better learn how to perform well using his post-surgery skill set. Kuhl will need to work on his command to offer serviceable production, but he'll likely maintain below-average fantasy marks.
Kuhl didn't throw a pitch in 2019 as he spent the year recovering from Tommy John surgery. He underwent the procedure back in September of 2018, so a typical recovery timeline should have him ready to go by around the start of the regular season. Prior to his injury, Kuhl had made 61 big-league starts, posting a mediocre 4.37 ERA, good for a below-average 106 ERA-. His supporting stats also depict a pitcher who belongs at the major-league level but only as a backend starter. His career 20.4% strikeout rate, 9.2% walk rate and 41.0% groundball rate are all passable, but all are worse than average. The only thing that really makes him stand out from a large crop of generally forgettable pitchers is his fastball velocity, which sat at 95.4 mph in 2018, a number which would have ranked 10th among qualified starters last season. So far, however, he's yet to translate that into a good strikeout rate.
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.
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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Released by Washington
PFree Agent  AAA
June 26, 2023
Kuhl was released by the Nationals on Monday, Bobby Blanco of MASNSports.com reports.
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DFA'd by Nats
PWashington Nationals  AAA
June 24, 2023
The Nationals designated Kuhl for assignment Saturday, Jessica Camerato of MLB.com reports.
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Suffers loss Sunday
PWashington Nationals  AAA
May 29, 2023
Kuhl (0-3) took the loss Sunday against the Royals after allowing two runs (one earned) on three hits while striking out two over 1.2 innings of work.
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Picks up first career save
PWashington Nationals  AAA
May 27, 2023
Kuhl gave up a hit and struck out two over 1.2 scoreless innings Friday to record his first save of the season in a 12-10 win over the Royals.
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Activated but moving to bullpen
PWashington Nationals  AAA
May 20, 2023
Kuhl (foot) was activated off the 15-day injured list Saturday but will pitch out of the bullpen for now, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports.
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