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Apr 20, 2024 0 0 0 0 -0.5
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Apr 15, 2024 2 1 0 1 6
Apr 14, 2024 2 0 0 0 4
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Expectations for Alejandro Kirk were high as he was coming off a season where he improved offensively and defensively. His defense got even better, but Kirk's batting took a couple of steps back. He continued to fan at a low 10.7 percent clip, but Kirk's average exit velocity dropped three mph while his hard-hit rate fell seven points to a career low 38.3 percent, only 33rd percentile. Kirk's power, and especially run production plummeted. His struggles at the plate cost Kirk playing time as he was used as the designated hitter only 17 times, compared to 50 the prior campaign. He hit the ball harder for the final three months of the season, so there is optimism for a rebound, but he's still going to share catching duties with Danny Jansen. Kirk's excellent contact rate yields a solid floor, but the playing time upside anticipated heading into last season is on hold.

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2024 231.4 1 8 8 .179
2023 235.51.9 34 8 43 42 .250
2022 3552.6 59 14 63 63 .285
3y Avg. 2372.2 37 10 43 41 .265
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  • Blue Jays' Alejandro Kirk: Likely to lose work to Jansen

    Kirk is expected to move to the bench for Tuesday's game against the Yankees and will likely lose out on starts to Danny Jansen (wrist), who was reinstated from the injured list Monday, ESPN.com reports. Between wins over the Rockies on Sunday and Yankees on Monday, Kirk reached base seven times, but he's still put together an underwhelming .200/.293/.220 slash line through 58 plate appearances while operating as the Blue Jays' primary backstop so far this season. Though Jansen remained on the bench Monday, he's on track to make his season debut Tuesday and looks poised to handle the larger portion of a timeshare behind the plate with Kirk. Jansen is the more polished defender of the two, and though Kirk has an All-Star appearance and Silver Slugger on his resume, he's been a slightly below league-average hitter since the start of the 2023 season (91 wRC+, .301 wOBA over 480 plate appearances).
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  • Blue Jays' Alejandro Kirk: On base four times Sunday

    Kirk went 2-for-2 with two walks in Sunday's win over the Rockies. The big performance at the plate didn't produce any runs, but Kirk continues to show a penchant for reaching base. The 25-year-old has a .355 OBP over his last last eight games, but all six of his hits during that stretch have been singles and he's managed to score zero runs. With Danny Jansen (wrist) about to rejoin the 26-man roster, Kirk's stint as Toronto's starting backstop will end, but a smaller workload might allow him to refocus at the plate as he searches for his first extra-base hit of 2024.
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  • Blue Jays' Alejandro Kirk: Riding pine Saturday

    Kirk is not in Saturday's lineup against the Rockies. Kirk is tied for seventh among catchers with 50 plate appearances, but he is hitting just .133, due in large part to a .162 BABIP. Brian Serven is starting behind the dish in this one, and meanwhile, Danny Jansen (wrist) has two rehab games under his belt with Triple-A Buffalo.
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  • Blue Jays' Alejandro Kirk: Will sit Saturday vs. Rays

    Kirk is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against Tampa Bay. Kirk started at catcher for the first two games of the season, but he will head to the bench Saturday while Brian Serven gets the start. Kirk has begun the season going 1-for-6 with three RBI and one walk, and he will be the top catcher for the Blue Jays due to Danny Jansen (wrist) starting 2024 on the 10-day IL.
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  • Blue Jays' Alejandro Kirk: Drives in two against Tampa Bay

    Kirk went 1-for-3 with a walk and two RBI in Thursday's 8-2 win over the Rays on Opening Day. The 25-year-old got his campaign off to a quick start with a two-run single in the sixth inning that brought home Bo Bichette and Justin Turner. With Danny Jansen (wrist) on the shelf for at least a couple more weeks, Kirk will be the Blue Jays' starting backstop to begin the season, and after a disappointing 2023 in which he managed only eight homers, 43 RBI and a .692 OPS, he'll attempt to regain his form from 2022 when he slashed .285/.372/.415 with 14 home runs and 63 RBI.
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  • Blue Jays' Alejandro Kirk: Set for regular catching duties

    Kirk will be the Blue Jays' regular catcher while Danny Jansen (wrist) is sidelined, Jayson Stark of The Athletic reports. Jansen has been diagnosed with a small fracture in the pisiform bone of his right wrist. The Jays are hoping he will miss just a couple weeks and can return early in the regular season, but that seems like a best-case scenario for a guy who's dealt with plenty of injuries. It creates an opportunity for Kirk to be the everyday catcher for a while, giving him an early-season playing time boost. Brian Serven or Payton Henry will serve as Kirk's backup while Jansen is out.
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  • Blue Jays' Alejandro Kirk: Flashing power in camp

    Kirk went 2-for-3 with a double, a two-run home run and a second run scored in a split-squad game against the Orioles on Sunday. Both extra-base hits came off journeyman right-hander Albert Suarez. Kirk is 5-for-20 to begin his spring with three homers, as the 25-year-old looks to shake off a disappointing 2023 campaign and return to the form that saw him slash .285/.372/.415 with a career-high 14 homers the season before.
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  • Blue Jays' Alejandro Kirk: Strong start to camp

    Kirk went 2-for-3 with a solo home run in Sunday's Grapefruit League game against the Red Sox. The 25-year-old catcher took Brandon Walter deep in the sixth inning for his second homer of the spring in four games. Kirk is coming off a somewhat disappointing 2023 that saw him slash .250/.334/.358 over 422 plate appearances, but the Blue Jays are hoping he can rebound to something closer to his 2022 performance, when he posted a .787 OPS with 14 homers. Kirk should split time behind the plate with Danny Jansen (illness) this season while also mixing in at DH behind Justin Turner.
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  • Blue Jays' Alejandro Kirk: Gets $2.8 million

    Kirk agreed to a one-year, $2.8 million deal with the Blue Jays on Thursday, avoiding arbitration, Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.ca reports. The Jays came to terms with both of their catchers Thursday, with the more senior Danny Jansen getting $5.2 million. Kirk will look to rebound after hitting .250 with eight home runs in 123 games last season, albeit with strong defense behind the plate.
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  • Blue Jays' Alejandro Kirk: Gets breather in finale

    Kirk is not in Sunday's lineup against the Rays. This was essentially a certainty after Toronto clinched a spot in the postseason, as Kirk started 10 of the prior 11 games and could really use a breather. He hit .231 with two home runs, nine runs and 10 RBI in 27 September games.
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  • Blue Jays' Alejandro Kirk: Second straight two-hit performance

    Kirk went 2-for-5 with a solo home run and two additional RBI in Friday's 11-4 win over the Rays. Kirk got the scoring started in the bottom of the second inning with his eighth long ball of the season and added a single an inning later to give him his second two-hit game in as many contests. With Danny Jansen (finger) landing on the injured list Sept. 2 and still without a clear timeline for a return, Kirk has been locked in as the Blue Jays' No. 1 catcher for most of the month. He's posted a .732 OPS to go with 10 RBI and eight runs over 26 games in September.
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  • Blue Jays' Alejandro Kirk: Not starting Saturday

    Kirk will hit the bench Saturday against the Rays. Kirk augmented his time behind the plate last season with 49 starts at designated hitter, but his bat has dropped off this season to the point that he's been mostly stuck splitting time with Danny Jansen at catcher. He's been back in an expanded role in September with Jansen out with a broken finger, starting eight of the previous nine games, but it will be Tyler Heineman who starts Saturday.
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  • Blue Jays' Alejandro Kirk: Gets breather Sunday

    Kirk is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Red Sox. Tyler Heineman will catch and bat ninth as Kirk grabs some rest after making four straight starts behind the plate. He went 1-for-4 with a walk in the Blue Jays' win over Boston on Saturday.
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  • Blue Jays' Alejandro Kirk: Out of Tuesday's lineup

    Kirk is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Rangers. Kirk is hitting .250 with three doubles, five runs and four RBI in 10 games this month. Tyler Heineman is starting behind the plate, batting ninth.
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  • Blue Jays' Alejandro Kirk: On bench Wednesday

    Kirk is absent from the lineup for Wednesday's tilt in Oakland, Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.ca reports. It's a day game after a night game, so Kirk will get a breather. Tyler Heineman is doing the catching for Hyun Jin Ryu.
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  • Blue Jays' Alejandro Kirk: Three hits in win

    Kirk went 3-for-3 with two doubles, three RBI and two runs scored in Wednesday's win over the Nationals. Kirk opened the scoring in the first inning with a two-out, two-run double before adding a third RBI with a sacrifice fly in the seventh. The 24-year-old Kirk has gone 6-for-11 with four doubles in his last three games following a 4-for-31 (.129) stretch in his previous 10 contests. While Danny Jansen had been getting the majority of starts behind the plate recently, Kirk could regain some playing time with his hot bat. He's now batting .255 with six homers, 33 RBI, 25 runs scored and a .686 OPS across 331 plate appearances this season.
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  • Blue Jays' Alejandro Kirk: Losing work to Jansen

    Kirk is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Guardians. The Blue Jays' timeshare at catcher has been favoring Danny Jansen of late. Jansen will pick up his fifth start in seven games, while Kirk has received the other two starts at catcher during that stretch. Kirk's lack of usage comes while he's maintained a lowly .513 OPS through 15 games in August.
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  • Blue Jays' Alejandro Kirk: Sitting Thursday

    Kirk isn't in the Blue Jays' lineup Thursday against the Orioles. Kirk is just 2-for-18 across his last five games, so the Jays will give him a day off to regroup Thursday. Danny Jansen will take over behind the plate and bat eighth.
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  • Blue Jays' Alejandro Kirk: Gets Sunday off

    Kirk is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Reds. Kirk is on the bench for the series finale, but he appears to have overtaken Danny Jansen as the Blue Jays' top option behind the dish. The 24-year-old started at catcher in six of Toronto's last seven games, going 3-for-24 with an RBI during that stretch.
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  • Blue Jays' Alejandro Kirk: Heads to bench Monday

    Kirk is out of the lineup for Monday's game against the Guardians. Kirk will hit the bench for the series opener after he had started in each of the last four games, with the most recent two coming at catcher while Danny Jansen (wrist) dealt with an injury. Jansen is back behind the plate Monday, but Kirk has made the case to remain part of a timeshare on the days he's not being used as a designated hitter. Though Kirk has been disappointing on the whole in 2023, he's in the midst of one of his best offensive stretches of the season. Dating back to July 20, Kirk has slashed .395/.500/.651 with three home runs and 8:4 BB:K in 13 games.
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