Kirby Yates

Kirby Yates #49

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  • B/T: L/R
  • 5' 10"/210
  • Age: 28


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Pitches: Strikes, Balls


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Kirby Yates Stats

1-0 7.97 20.1 21 1.48

Kirby Yates MLB Career Stats

1-2 5.27 56.1 63 1.38

Kirby Yates Bio

  • Full Name: Kirby Kali Yates
  • Born: 3/25/1987 in Lihue, HI
  • Draft: 2005, Boston Red Sox, 26th rd. (798th overall)
  • College: Yavapai CC, AZ
  • Debut: June 7, 2014
  • Relationship(s): brother of Tyler Yates
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2015 Stats 1 0 7.97 20 0 0 20.1 21 1.48
MLB Career Stats 1 2 5.27 57 0 1 56.1 63 1.38
  • Status: Active

Kirby Yates Four-seam FB Statcast Averages

Year Team LG NP Pitch Type Avg Pitch Speed (mph) Avg Perceived Speed (mph) Avg Spin Rate (rpm) Avg Extension (feet) Avg Exit Velocity (mph)
2015 Rays AL 210 Four-seam FB 93.03 92.00 2297.45 5.92 90.00
MLB Avg - - - Four-seam FB 92.89 93.00 2212.21 6.16 90.00


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September 1, 2015 at 2:08 AM ET

Rays announce six September callups

Following Monday night's 6-3 win over the Orioles, the Rays looked ahead to calling up six players, when rosters expand on Sept. 1. Players who will be joining the team include outfielder Mikie Mahtook, infielder Richie Shaffer, left-handers Matt Moore and C.J. Riefenhauser, right-hander Kirby Yates and catcher Luke Maile.

July 31, 2015 at 8:06 PM ET

Rays recall OF Mahtook to take Wilson's spot

Rays catcher Bobby Wilson, who was recalled from Triple-A Durham for Wednesday's game against the Tigers, was designated for assignment on Thursday. The Rangers then claimed the veteran backstop off waivers.


Kirby Yates Awards Organization All-Star

Year Team League
2013 Tampa Bay AL

INT Mid-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2013 Durham INT

SOU Pitcher of the Week

Week Team League
08/13/2012 Montgomery SOU

Kirby Yates Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
September 1, 2015 Tampa Bay Rays recalled Kirby Yates from Durham Bulls.
August 16, 2015 Tampa Bay Rays optioned RHP Kirby Yates to Durham Bulls.
July 31, 2015 Tampa Bay Rays recalled Kirby Yates from Durham Bulls.
July 1, 2015 Tampa Bay Rays optioned RHP Kirby Yates to Durham Bulls.
June 23, 2015 Tampa Bay Rays recalled Kirby Yates from Durham Bulls.
June 10, 2015 Tampa Bay Rays optioned RHP Kirby Yates to Durham Bulls.
June 9, 2015 Tampa Bay Rays sent RHP Kirby Yates on a rehab assignment to Durham Bulls.
June 4, 2015 Tampa Bay Rays sent RHP Kirby Yates on a rehab assignment to Charlotte Stone Crabs.
April 15, 2015 Tampa Bay Rays optioned RHP Kirby Yates to Durham Bulls.
April 15, 2015 Kirby Yates roster status changed by Tampa Bay Rays.
June 7, 2014 Tampa Bay Rays recalled RHP Kirby Yates from Durham Bulls.
March 13, 2014 Tampa Bay Rays optioned RHP Kirby Yates to Durham Bulls.
November 20, 2013 Tampa Bay Rays selected the contract of Kirby Yates from Durham Bulls.
July 16, 2013 RHP Kirby Yates assigned to International League All-Stars.
March 31, 2013 Kirby Yates assigned to Durham Bulls from Montgomery Biscuits.
January 10, 2013 Tampa Bay Rays invited non-roster RHP Kirby Yates to spring training.
April 5, 2012 Kirby Yates assigned to Montgomery Biscuits from Charlotte Stone Crabs.
July 3, 2011 Kirby Yates roster status changed by Charlotte Stone Crabs.
June 22, 2011 sent RHP Kirby Yates on a rehab assignment to GCL Rays.
April 5, 2011 Charlotte Stone Crabs placed RHP Kirby Yates on the 7-day disabled list.
September 14, 2010 Charlotte Stone Crabs activated RHP Kirby Yates from the 7-day disabled list.
August 20, 2010 Charlotte Stone Crabs placed RHP Kirby Yates on the 7-day disabled list.
August 12, 2010 RHP Kirby Yates assigned to Charlotte Stone Crabs from Bowling Green Hot Rods.
April 5, 2010 Kirby Yates assigned to Bowling Green Hot Rods from Princeton Rays.
June 22, 2009 Princeton Rays signed free agent Kirby Yates.

Kirby Kali Yates Bio Info

Selected by the Red Sox in the 26th round of the 2005 June Draft but did not sign...opted instead to attend Yavapai (Ariz.) Junior College, the same college that produced Curt Schilling, relief pitcher Bob Howry and fellow Rays farmhand Parker Markel...underwent Tommy John surgery during his freshman season at Yavapai JC and sat out the 2007 season.


Despite not joining the Rays until their 63rd game, his 37 appearances tied for 9th among AL rookies and 2nd among AL East rookies behind NYY Dellin Betances (70)...His 10.50 SO/9 IP tied with teammate Jeff Beliveau for 2nd among AL rookies (min. 25 apps)...Recalled from Triple-A Durham on June 7 when RH Josh Lueke was designated for assignment...Didn't allow a run with the Rays until his fifth appearance, June 18 vs. BAL, when he surrendered homer No. 22 to major league home run leader Nelson Cruz...His ERA was 2.16 after his first 24 apps through Aug 19, but he permitted 10 runs (9-ER) over his final 13 appearances...Recorded his first and only major league save in the Rays 5-3 win on July 20 at MIN, replacing Grant Balfour with 2-on, 1-out in the 9th...Retired Twins HR leader Brian Dozier and Eduardo Nunez to earn the save...Only faced one batter July 27 vs. BOS, striking out fellow Hawaiian Shane Victorino on 14 pitches to escape a 2-out, 2-on jam in the 7th...On July 9 vs. KC, surrendered a 3-run homer to Salvador Perez with one out in the 9th inning, wiping out a 4-2 Rays lead in an eventual 5-4 loss to the Royals…opponents hit only .182 (4- for-22) off him with 2 outs and runners in scoring position, but one of those hits was a grand slam by DET Victor Martinez on Aug 20...At the time of his recall from Triple-A Durham, was 16-for-16 in save opps, most in the International League...For the second consecutive year, led all Rays minor leaguers in saves...Allowed only one run in 25 apps with Durham… the only run he allowed scored on a fielder's choice...Opponents were 1-for-29 with runners in scoring position…lefties were 2-for-40...During his pro career has struck out 461 batters in 352.1 innings, a ratio of 11.77 SO/9 IP.


Named Minor League Relief Pitcher of the Year by the Rays baseball operations staff…spent the entire season with Triple-A Durham and went 3-2 with 20 saves (in 23 save opps) and a 1.90 ERA (61.2-IP, 13-ER)... Recorded 93 SO and only 23 BB in 61.2 IP, an average of 13.57 SO/9 IP, 2nd best among all Triple-A relievers…limited opponents to only 2 HR and a .175 avg. (38-for-217), 4th best among IL relievers... Named to the International League All-Star Game…prior to the break, went 3-1, 10-for-11 in save chances and a 1.03 ERA (43.2-IP, 23-H, 5-ER, 16-BB, 70-SO) in 36 games…after the break, had a 4.00 ERA (18-IP, 8-ER) in 15 games... His 20 saves led all Rays minor leaguers and tied for 3rd in the IL…also ranked 3rd in the IL in appearances (51) and games finished (38).

2012 Averaged 12.44 SO/9 IP for Double-A Montgomery, highest among Southern League relievers...ranked tied for 2nd in the SL with 39 games finished and 4th in the Rays organization with 16 saves...pitched to a 0.65 ERA (27.2-IP, 2-ER) with 40 SO in 19 games from June 30-Aug 16...named SL Pitcher of the Week for August 6-12 after recording 2 wins and a save in a 5-game series with Jackson...allowed only 1 of 22 inherited runners to score...pitched to a 2.45 ERA (11-IP, 3-ER) with 2 saves in 10 apps with the Phoenix Desert Dogs in the Arizona Fall League. 2011 Missed the first two months of the season while recovering from offseason shoulder surgey... started a rehab assignment with the GCL Rays on June 22 and made 4 starts there before being reinstated from the disabled list with Class-A Charlotte on July 3...started the season with 10 scoreless outings spanning 21.2 IP...did not allow a run until Aug 12 at St. opponents to a .128 avg. (14-for-109)...since the 2005 season only one Florida State League pitcher (min. 30 IP) has posted an opp avg. that low: Bradenton's Diego Moreno (Pirates) in 2010 (.105). 2010 Spent the majority of the season with Class-A Bowling Green and made his first 15 apps out of the bullpen...pitched to a 2.00 ERA (27-IP, 6-ER) and converted all 5 save opportunities before making the transition to the starting rotation...went 3-4 with a 3.86 ERA (63-IP, 27-ER) in 12 starts before being promoted to Charlotte on Aug 12...made 1 start with the Stone Crabs before missing the remainder of the season with a strained right shoulder which eventually required offseason surgery 2009 Made his pro debut with Rookie-level Princeton and averaged 16.75 SO/9 IP in 14 games...pitched to a 1.06 ERA (17-IP, 2-ER) with 32 SO over his final 9 apps.