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39 Kirby Yates RP

San Diego Padres

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
96%93%
Key Stats
IPW-LSVERAKsBB
42.00-2311.07679
Pitching Summary
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2018SD532.1465000121363.0411515641790
2019SD021.0740000313342.0258513967

Player Updates

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.

July 8, 2019 11:04 AM
Padres' Kirby Yates: Secures 30th save of season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Yates struck out one without allowing a baserunner in a scoreless inning of work to earn his 30th save of the season Sunday against the Dodgers.

Staked to a two-run lead, Yates made quick work of the Dodgers by retiring the side in order on just 14 pitches (nine strikes). He closes the first half in dominant fashion and has now allowed just one baserunner in his last six innings. Yates will take a sparkling 1.15 ERA into the break as he heads to Cleveland for his first All-Star Game.

July 7, 2019 07:24 AM
Padres' Kirby Yates: Nails down 29th save
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Yates gave up a hit and struck out one in a scoreless ninth inning Saturday to record his 29th save of the season in a 3-1 win over the Dodgers.

The current major-league saves champ extended his lead over Aroldis Chapman to five with the outing. Yates will take a dazzling 1.18 ERA and 59:9 K:BB through 38 innings into his first All-Star Game.

July 6, 2019 01:24 PM
Padres' Kirby Yates: Registers 28th save
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Yates tossed a scoreless five-out save with two strikeouts at Dodger Stadium on Friday.

With two outs in the ninth, Yates allowed a runner after hitting Russell Martin in the helmet with a pitch. Luckily, Martin was fine, and no further damage ensued as the 32-year-old closer picked up his first five-out save of the season. With his 28th save, Yates continues to lead the majors while putting together a 1.22 ERA, 0.81 WHIP and 58:9 K:BB.

June 29, 2019 02:08 AM
Padres' Kirby Yates: Notches 27th save
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Yates fired a scoreless four-out save with two strikeouts against the Cardinals on Friday.

Yates was called upon in the eighth inning to protect a one-run lead with two on and two outs. He did so flawlessly by striking out Kolten Wong, then finished off the ninth frame in order. The 32-year-old continues to lead all closers in saves with 27 on the season. Meanwhile, he's compiled an outstanding 1.31 ERA, 0.87 WHIP and 56:9 KK:B.

June 25, 2019 12:16 AM
Padres' Kirby Yates: Blows first save of season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Yates blew his first save of the year Sunday against the Pirates, allowing three runs on three hits and a walk across one inning. He struck out two.

After the first batter he faced reached base thanks to a Manny Machado error, Yates allowed three consecutive hits -- a double and a pair of run-scoring singles -- before recording the first out of the inning. The right-hander proceeded to intentionally walk Josh Bell before yielding the game-tying run on an RBI groundout from Melky Cabrera. Yates got Colin Moran to fly out to escape the inning with the game tied, though the Padres would go on to lose the game in 11 innings. Despite the rough outing, Yates is 26-for-27 on save opportunities this season and owns a shiny 1.36 ERA, 0.91 WHIP and 54:9 K:BB through 33 innings, so his grasp on the ninth inning should remain firm.

June 21, 2019 01:17 AM
Padres' Kirby Yates: Nails down 26th save
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Yates gave up a hit and struck out two in a scoreless ninth inning to record his 26th save of the season in Tuesday's 4-1 win over the Brewers.

The 32-year-old just keeps motoring along. Yates has yet to blow a save this season and has only been scored upon once in his last 14 appearances, leading to an elite 1.13 ERA, 0.81 WHIP and 54:8 K:BB through 32 innings.

June 18, 2019 01:24 AM
Padres' Kirby Yates: Bags 25th save
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Yates picked up the save against the Brewers on Monday, tossing a scoreless ninth inning without allowing a baserunner to close out the Padres' 2-0 victory. He struck out one.

Yates continued his lights-out campaign by recording his 25th save of the season, retiring the side on just 13 pitches to successfully protect San Diego's two-run advantage. He still has yet to blow a save this season, and has yielded just four earned runs in 31 innings, giving him a sparkling 1.16 ERA and a 0.81 WHIP to go along with his elite 52:8 K:BB.

June 17, 2019 12:32 AM
Padres' Kirby Yates: Earns 24th save of season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Yates struck out two and did not allow a baserunner in a scoreless inning of work to earn his 24th save of the season Sunday against the Rockies.

In a high-scoring game, Yates made quick work of the final frame, throwing eight of nine pitches for strikes as he retired the side in order. Yates leads MLB relievers in saves this season and has dominated to the tune of a 1.20 ERA. Combined with his 15.4 K/9, these elements make him one of the top fantasy options at his position.

June 7, 2019 01:36 AM
Padres' Kirby Yates: Bags 23rd save
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Yates picked up the save against the Nationals on Thursday, striking out one with no walks in a scoreless ninth inning to lock down a 5-4 victory for the Padres.

Yates' phenomenal season just keeps rolling along, as he's now a perfect 23-for-23 in save opportunities. He hasn't given up a run since May 4, lowering his ERA to 0.96 and his WHIP to 0.86 to go along with a 48:8 K:BB over 28 innings.

June 1, 2019 07:32 AM
Padres' Kirby Yates: Rings up save No. 22
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Yates struck out one in a perfect ninth inning Friday to record his 22nd save of the season in a 5-2 win over the Marlins.

The league leader in saves is now four ahead of Detroit's Shane Greene, and Yates has yet to blow a save opportunity this season. The 32-year-old has cemented his spot among the closing elite with a 1.04 ERA, 0.92 WHIP and 45:8 K:BB over only 26 innings.

May 29, 2019 12:40 PM
Padres' Kirby Yates: Stays perfect with 21st save
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Yates recorded the save against the Yankees on Tuesday, working around a hit to toss a scoreless ninth inning and preserve a 5-4 victory for the Padres. He didn't record a strikeout or a walk.

That's now 21 saves in as many chances for the right-hander, who successfully protected the one-run lead despite a rare outing where he didn't strike out a batter. Yates continues to dominate in 2019, as he's now boasting a 1.08 ERA and 0.96 WHIP through 25 innings.

May 23, 2019 03:04 PM
Padres' Kirby Yates: Keeps rolling with 20th save
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Yates bagged another save against the Diamondbacks on Wednesday, retiring all three batters he faced in a scoreless ninth inning to preserve a 5-2 victory for the Padres. He struck out one.

Yates simply can't be stopped at the moment, as this was his third straight game with a save to bring his total up to 20 on the season. He continues to act as the top closer in baseball to start 2019 as the Padres have been providing him with a ton of opportunities. He boasts a 1.13 ERA, 0.96 WHIP and a phenomenal 44:8 K:BB over 24 innings.

May 22, 2019 05:44 PM
Padres' Kirby Yates: Notches 19th save
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Yates dominated the Diamondbacks in one inning of work Tuesday, striking out the side to earn the save.

Another day, another save for the Padres' closer -- he now leads the majors with 19 saves in 19 chances this season. Yates continues to blow away hitters, sporting a 16.8 K/9 in his 23 innings. He has a good chance to run away with the saves crown this season on a San Diego squad that has posted a winning record while playing opponents close.

May 21, 2019 01:00 AM
Padres' Kirby Yates: Picks up 18th save
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Yates got the save against the Diamondbacks on Monday, striking out two with no walks in a scoreless ninth inning to lock down San Diego's 2-1 victory.

The right-hander turned in yet another clean effort, dispatching of the Diamondbacks in order to make him a perfect 18-for-18 on save opportunities. Yates has been virtually untouchable to start 2019, as he's given up just three earned runs and struck out 40 batters in 22 innings.

May 17, 2019 01:24 AM
Padres' Kirby Yates: Racks up another save
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Yates picked up the save against the Pirates on Thursday, striking out one without allowing a baserunner over a scoreless ninth inning to preserve a 4-3 victory for the Padres.

It was business as usual for the right-hander, who now has 17 straight saves without a blown opportunity to start the season. He's been making the most of his plethora of opportunities on a Padres team playing a lot of close games, and his 1.29 ERA, 1.10 WHIP and 38:8 K:BB have allowed him to act as one of the top closers in baseball to this point in the season.

May 12, 2019 07:08 AM
Padres' Kirby Yates: Notches 16th save
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Yates struck out the side in a perfect ninth inning Saturday to record his 16th save of the season in a 4-3 win over the Rockies.

He needed just 12 pitches to dispatch Ian Desmond, David Dahl and Ryan McMahon. Yates has yet to blow a save opportunity this year and now boasts a 1.35 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and dominant 37:8 K:BB through 20 innings, and his 16 saves leads the majors.

May 9, 2019 04:40 PM
Padres' Kirby Yates: Bounces back with save
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Yates picked up the save against the Mets on Wednesday, working around a hit and a walk to toss a scoreless ninth inning and lock down a 3-2 victory for the Padres.

Yates had taken two straight losses prior to this appearance, but he was able to protect a one-run lead and bag his MLB-leading 15th save in as many opportunities, despite allowing a couple of baserunners. Those last two hiccups aside, Yates is off to a great start, as he's now sporting a 1.42 ERA and 34:8 K:BB over 19 innings.

May 5, 2019 11:20 AM
Padres' Kirby Yates: Takes second straight loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Yates (0-2) allowed one run on one hit and two walks over one inning, taking the loss against the Dodgers on Saturday. He struck out three batters.

Yates closed out April on a 12-inning scoreless streak but has allowed a run in both of his two appearances in May, earning the loss in both. The 32-year-old still owns a 1.50 ERA and is 14-for-14 in save chances in 2019.

Situational Stats
SituationIPWLERASVBBSO
vs LHB 20.200 2.180734
vs RHB 21.100 0.000233
Last 7 Games
  OPP W L SV IP H ER BB Ks
6/28STL0011.10002
6/30STL0001.00000
7/5@LAD0011.20002
7/6@LAD0011.01001
7/7@LAD0011.00001
7/13ATL0002.02004
7/17@MIA0011.01003
Two Week Schedule
JULY
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
14
ATL
L1-4
15
16
@MIA
L7-12
17
@MIA
W3-2
18
@MIA
L3-4
19
@CHC
L5-6
20
@CHC
L5-6
21
@CHC
2:20 pm
22
23
@NYM
7:10 pm
24
@NYM
7:10 pm
25
@NYM
12:10 pm
26
SF
10:10 pm
27
SF
8:40 pm
= probable start
Fantasy Points by Week
50

40

12

28

1

21

10

33

19

14

12

18

15

32

16












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Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2014TB02 3.753700012 36.0331615431542
2015TB10 7.972000000 20.1231818101721
2016NYY21 5.234100002 41.1412424541950
2017LAA-SD45 3.976200014 56.24428251221988
2018SD53 2.14650001213 63.0411515641790
2019SD02 1.07400003133 42.0258513967
Total 1213 3.542650004554 259.1207109102381786358
Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2014TB37000000000 --- --- ---
2015TB20000000000 --- --- ---
2016NYY41000000000 --- --- ---
2017LAA-SD62000000000 --- --- ---
2018SD65200000000 .000 .000 .000
2019SD40000000000 --- --- ---
Total 265200000000 .000 .000 .000
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2014TBP370514001.000
2015TBP20030210 .667
2016NYYP41072410 .857
2017LAA-SDP620202001.000
2018SDP65050410 .800
2019SDP400844001.000
Total  26503072030 .900
More Pitching Stats
YearTeamIBBGOAOGO/AOSBCSPKBKWPAVGPAMB9SLGRPF
2014TB32340 0.6321002 .241156 12.8 .3721
2015TB01525 0.6031000 .27492 13.7 .6670
2016NYY13535 1.0372001 .258184 13.9 .3962
2017LAA-SD22157 0.4090010 .211231 10.3 .4163
2018SD04553 0.8951002 .181250 8.9 .2791
2019SD13424 1.5421001 .169162 7.9 .2302
Total 7173234 0.78286016 .2151075 10.8 .3689
Minor League Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2009R-Princeton01 2.42140004 26.0227705849
2010AFA-Charlotte Stone Crab00 5.4011000 5.07330023
2010AFX-Bowling Green Hot Ro36 3.302712005 90.0734133954197
2011AFA-Charlotte Stone Crab20 1.64160002 33.01466052245
2011R-Gcl Rays01 2.8444000 6.16320123
2012AA-Montgomery Biscuits42 2.655000016 68.0482120413994
2013AAA-Durham Bulls32 1.905100020 61.2381413252393
2014AAA-Durham Bulls10 0.362100016 25.0101101935
2015AFA-Charlotte Stone Crab00 9.0021000 2.02320012
2015AAA-Durham Bulls12 5.33230006 25.1271615521234
2016AAA-Scranton/Wilkes-Barr01 1.62140004 16.2123301619
2017AAA-Salt Lake Bees00 2.5760001 7.082201314
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
5-10/210
Birthdate:
3/25/1987
Age:
32
Hometown:
Lihue, HI
Bats/Throws:
L/R
Team:
San Diego Padres
College:

MLB Experience:
6