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39 Kirby Yates RP

San Diego Padres

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July 3, 2020 06:20 PM
Padres' Kirby Yates: Not yet with team
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Yates hasn't reported to camp as of Friday as he deals with a personal issue, AJ Cassavell of reports.

Yates is reportedly dealing with a family issue that isn't related to COVID-19, but he'll likely report in the coming days. The closer will need to undergo testing protocols, but it wouldn't be surprising to see him ready for Opening Day if all goes well. The 33-year-old converted 41 of 44 save attempts with a 1.19 ERA and a 101:13 K:BB with the Padres in 2019.

March 4, 2020 06:32 PM
Padres' Kirby Yates: Strikes out side in spring debut
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Yates pitched a perfect inning, striking out all three batters in a Cactus League contest against the Royals on Wednesday.

Making his first appearance of the spring, Yates picked up where he left off last season, mowing down three consecutive batters in a perfect second inning. The right-hander emerged as one of the top closers in baseball in 2019 and will lead a Padres bullpen that looks to be among the best in the league this season.

January 10, 2020 01:36 PM
Padres' Kirby Yates: Gets big raise
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Yates and the Padres agreed to a one-year, $7.0625 million deal Friday, avoiding arbitration, Kevin Acee of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

Yates gets a raise of $4 million in his final year of arbitration. He could have been in line for far more in the open market after saving 41 games with a 1.19 ERA and a 41.6 percent strikeout rate last season.

September 27, 2019 12:08 PM
Padres' Kirby Yates: Clinches saves title
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Yates has wrapped up the major-league saves title for 2019, AJ Cassavell of reports.

Yates has been the biggest bright spot in a disappointing season for the Padres, establishing himself as one of the game's elite closers. He has a four-save lead over a trio of fellow relievers heading into the final weekend of the season, guaranteeing Yates a first-place finish in the category for 2019. Overall this season, the right-hander has posted a 1.19 ERA, 1.31 FIP, 0.89 WHIP and 14.98 K/9 while converting 41 of 44 save opportunities. Per Cassavell, he and the San Diego organization will discuss a potential contract extension during the offseason.

September 19, 2019 07:32 AM
Padres' Kirby Yates: Nails down 41st save
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Yates walked one and struck out one in a scoreless ninth inning Wednesday to record his 41st save of the season in a 2-1 win over the Brewers.

He's been used sparingly in September due to a lack of save chances -- Yates last pitched eight days ago, and has only made four appearances on the month -- but the 32-year-old has remained dominant. His last blown save came Aug. 4, and on the year he now has a 1.21 ERA, 0.89 WHIP and 100:13 K:BB -- the first time in his career he's reached the century mark in whiffs.

September 8, 2019 07:24 AM
Padres' Kirby Yates: Reaches 40 saves
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Yates gave up a hit and struck out two in a scoreless ninth inning Saturday to record his 40th save of the season in a 3-0 win over the Rockies.

The 32-year-old hadn't pitched since the final day of August, but Yates continues to lead the majors in saves by a wide margin -- the Yankees' Aroldis Chapman is second with 36 -- and he's converted eight straight opportunities, with his last blown save coming more than a month ago. Yates' 1.27 ERA, 0.92 WHIP and eye-popping 94:12 K:BB through 56.2 innings have made him the most valuable fantasy reliever in the game in 2019.

September 1, 2019 12:20 AM
Padres' Kirby Yates: Strikes out side for save
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Yates struck out all three batters he faced to convert his 39th save of the season in Saturday's 4-1 win over the Giants.

Brandon Belt, Brandon Crawford and Alex Dickerson all went down in order as Yates threw 11 of his 15 pitches for strikes. The closer picked up eight saves in 13 appearances in August, pitching to a 2.31 ERA. He's had better months, with a 1.29 ERA and 0.92 WHIP in 55.2 innings this season, but the 32-year-old has been nothing short of excellent all season.

August 29, 2019 11:16 PM
Padres' Kirby Yates: Takes loss Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Yates was charged with his fifth loss of the season in Wednesday's game against the Dodgers. He allowed two unearned runs and gave up two hits and a walk while recording two outs.

Summoned from the bullpen in a 4-4 game in the top of the 10th inning, Yates retired the first two batters he faced before issuing a free pass to Enrique Hernandez, who then stole second base. He then induced a groundball from Russell Martin, but shortstop Luis Urias overthrew first base, allowing Hernandez to score the go-ahead run. Yates won't take too much heat for the loss, as he's otherwise been dominant over his last 10 outings, allowing only two earned runs while striking out 16 in nine innings.

August 27, 2019 01:28 AM
Padres' Kirby Yates: Picks up 38th save
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Yates picked up the save against the Dodgers on Monday, striking out three without allowing a baserunner in a scoreless ninth inning to close out San Diego's 4-3 victory.

Yates had uncharacteristically given up a run in two out of his last three appearances, but he got back to his lights-out ways in this contest, striking out the side on 15 pitches and picking up his 38th save in 41 chances. The 32-year-old continues to post dominant numbers in 2019, as he's now sporting a 1.33 ERA, 0.89 WHIP and 88:11 K:BB across 54 innings.

August 25, 2019 08:16 PM
Padres' Kirby Yates: Notches 37th save
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Yates struck out two in a perfect ninth inning to earn the save against Boston on Sunday.

Yates came on with a two-run lead and made quick work of the Red Sox, firing 14 of 19 pitches for strikes and collecting his league-leading 37th save. The 32-year-old has established himself as an elite closer this season, posting a 1.36 ERA, 0.91 WHIP and 85:11 K:BB in 53 innings.

August 25, 2019 11:08 AM
Padres' Kirby Yates: Suffers fourth loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Yates (0-4) took the loss against Boston on Saturday, pitching one inning and giving up one run on two hits and two walks while striking out one.

Yates entered the game in the ninth inning with the score knotted at 4-4 and served up his second home run of the season on his first pitch. He then worked out of a bases-loaded jam to keep San Diego within a run, but the Padres were unable to get Yates off the hook for his fourth loss. Despite the rough outing, the 32-year-old remains one of the top closers in baseball, compiling a 1.38 ERA, 0.92 WHIP and 83:11 K:BB in 52 innings while converting 36 of 39 save opportunities.

August 19, 2019 10:44 PM
Padres' Kirby Yates: Records third save in three days
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Yates gave up one run on three hits and no walks while striking out one to record his 36th save in a 3-2 win over the Reds on Monday.

Yates made it interesting, allowing four baserunners before working his way out of trouble to pick up his 36th save. Yates recorded his third save in three days. The 32-year-old has a 1.24 ERA and 82 strikeouts through 51 innings this season.

August 19, 2019 01:16 AM
Padres' Kirby Yates: Strikes out side in save
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Yates struck out the side during the ninth to record a save in a 3-2 victory against the Phillies on Sunday.

The 32-year-old has two blown saves during the second half, but he's only allowed one earned run in 11 innings since the All-Star break. That's dropped his ERA a smidge to 1.10. He also has 35 saves with three blown opportunities, a 0.82 WHIP and 81 strikeouts in 50 innings this season.

August 17, 2019 11:28 PM
Padres' Kirby Yates: Nails down 34th save
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Yates struck out one in a perfect ninth inning Saturday to record his 34th save of the season in a 5-3 win over the Phillies.

The 32-year-old continues to put up elite numbers in his first full season as a closer. Yates has converted 34 of 37 save chances while posting a 1.10 ERA and 78:9 K:BB through 49 innings, and perhaps most impressively given the long-ball madness occurring around him in 2019, he's served up only one home run all year.

August 11, 2019 10:28 AM
Padres' Kirby Yates: Notches 33rd save
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Yates picked up the save against Colorado on Saturday, pitching a scoreless ninth inning and giving up one hit while striking out two batters.

Yates came on to protect a three-run lead and allowed a two-out single but nothing more to earn his first save in eight days. The 32-year-old has been one of the most reliable closers in baseball this season, converting 33 of 36 save opportunities while posting a 1.16 ERA, 0.86 WHIP and 75:9 K:BB in 46.2 innings.

August 4, 2019 11:16 PM
Padres' Kirby Yates: Can't shut door on Dodgers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Yates (0-3) was charged with the blown save and suffered the loss against the Dodgers on Sunday, pitching two-thirds of an inning and giving up two runs (one earned) on two hits.

Yates came on in the eighth inning and squelched a Dodgers rally by retiring Will Smith with a pair of runners on base but couldn't close out the win in the ninth. He opened the frame by giving up a double to Joc Pederson, who was subsequently thrown out at third on a fielder's choice. Unfortunately, Luis Urias couldn't handle a potential double-play groundball that may have ended the game, setting up a Max Muncy walk-off double. Despite the blown save (his third of the season), Yates remains one of baseball's most dominant closers as evidenced by his 1.18 ERA, 0.85 WHIP, 14.4 K/9 and 32 saves this season.

August 3, 2019 02:12 PM
Padres' Kirby Yates: Earns 32nd save
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Yates recorded a save at Dodger Stadium on Friday after allowing one hit and striking out one batter in a scoreless inning of relief.

Yates gave up a two-out single to Justin Turner but punched out Cody Bellinger to finish off a 5-2 victory in the ninth inning. The 32-year-old has been dominant as the Padres closer, tallying 32 saves with a microscopic 1.00 ERA and 0.82 WHIP to go with a 73:9 K:BB.

July 21, 2019 06:32 PM
Padres' Kirby Yates: Fans three in non-save situation
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Yates allowed a hit in a scoreless ninth inning, striking out three batters in the win over the Cubs.

Yates came in to face the Cubs' heavy hitters and made quick work of them. After striking out Javier Baez and Kris Bryant, he allowed a two-out single to Anthony Rizzo before fanning Robel Garcia to close things out. He didn't earn a save, but fantasy owners will appreciate the three punchouts while the 32-year-old lowered his ERA to a ridiculous 1.05 for the year.

July 17, 2019 10:44 PM
Padres' Kirby Yates: Picks up 31st save
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Yates struck out the side in the ninth inning but gave up an unearned run on one hit to record his 31st save of the season in Wednesday's 3-2 win over the Marlins.

The 32-year-old continues to dazzle in his first full season as a closer. Yates now sports a 1.07 ERA and 67:9 K:BB through 42 innings on the year while converting 31 of his 33 save opportunities.

July 14, 2019 02:08 AM
Padres' Kirby Yates: Takes rare blown save
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Yates allowed two hits and struck out four over two innings while recording his second blown save of the year in a 7-5 loss to the Braves on Saturday.

Yates allowed Josh Donaldson to score on an Austin Riley sacrifice fly in the eighth inning, inheriting the runner from reliever Gerardo Reyes. It's a tough statistical break for the closer Yates, who is now 30-for-32 in save chances with a sparkling 1.10 ERA and 0.80 WHIP in 41 innings. With a 64:9 K:BB, he's also one of the most dominating relievers in the league this season.

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