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63 Dean Kiekhefer RP

Oakland Athletics

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
0%0%
Key Stats
IPW-LSVERAKsBB
2.00-0018.0011
Pitching Summary
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2018OAK0018.004000002.07441011

Player Updates

March 3, 2019 06:36 PM
Athletics' Dean Kiekhefer: Assigned to minor-league camp
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kiekhefer was sent to minor-league spring training Sunday, Jane Lee of MLB.com reports.

Kiekhefer appeared in four games for the Athletics in 2018, although he got lit up for four runs on seven hits and a walk in two innings of work. He figures to start the 2019 campaign with Triple-A Las Vegas.

January 26, 2019 11:16 PM
Athletics' Dean Kiekhefer: Back with Oakland
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kiekhefer signed a minor-league contract with the Athletics, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

The deal includes an invitation to spring training, though Kiekhefer figures to open the season at Triple-A. The southpaw appeared in four games for the A's last season, allowing four runs on seven hits in just two innings. He posted a 3.83 ERA and 7.3 K/9 across 44.2 innings with Triple-A Nashville.

October 15, 2018 02:20 PM
Athletics' Dean Kiekhefer: Outrighted to Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kiekhefer was outrighted to Triple-A Nashville on Monday.

Kiekhefer was dropped from the team's 40-man roster in order to make room for younger players who warrant protection from the upcoming Rule 5 draft. The southpaw made just four appearances for the A's in 2018, allowing four runs across two innings of work. He posted a 3.39 ERA, 1.25 WHIP and 7.9 K/9 in 58.1 innings across multiple levels of the minors.

September 2, 2018 02:13 AM
Athletics' Dean Kiekhefer: Called up by Oakland
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kiekhefer had his contract selected by the Athletics on Saturday, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Kiekhefer signed a minor-league contract with the Athletics in May and posted a 3.83 ERA and 1.25 WHIP over 44.2 innings with Triple-A Nashville. The left-hander has a 5.32 ERA and 1.41 WHIP over 22 career major-league innings.

March 2, 2018 04:04 PM
Reds' Dean Kiekhefer: Signs minor-league deal with Reds
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kiekhefer and the Reds agreed to a minor-league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Kiekhefer spent the 2017 season at the Mariners' Triple-A affiliate, where he produced 42 strikeouts and only 19 walks en route to a 4.47 ERA in 44.1 innings pitched. He played 26 games in the majors in 2016 with St. Louis, pitching to a 5.32 ERA in 22.0 innings. Before that, Kiekhefer had an outstanding three seasons at Triple-A Memphis, as he threw a combined 149.2 innings and produced a sub-3.00 ERA each year. The 28-year-old will need to replicate his Memphis numbers this spring should he hope to grab a spot in the Reds' bullpen.

April 1, 2017 02:16 AM
Mariners' Dean Kiekhefer: Sent to minor-league camp
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kiekhefer was reassigned to minor-league camp Friday.

Despite some injuries in the Mariners bullpen, Kiekhefer will not break camp with the big-league club. He fanned nine batters over 9.1 innings this spring and allowed four earned runs. He'll likely slot into the bullpen at Triple-A Tacoma when the season begins.

December 9, 2016 03:30 PM
Mariners' Dean Kiekhefer: Sent outright to Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kiekhefer cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Tacoma on Friday.

The left-hander had a brief cup of coffee with the Cardinals last season, but he had nowhere near the success that he experienced in the minors (sub-3.00 ERA in three seasons at Triple-A). Kiekhefer will likely act as organizational depth unless some major turmoil crops up at the major league level.

December 3, 2016 07:34 PM
Mariners' Dean Kiekhefer: Designated for assignment
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kiekhefer was designated for assignment by the Mariners on Saturday, Ryan Divish of the Seattle Times reports.

Kiekhefer's Mariners tenure didn't last a month, as the team opted to clear his roster spot for one of two pitchers with past track records of major league success in Casey Fien or Mark Rzepczynksi. Kiekhefer's strong minor league numbers should be able to find him a new organization, but he might have to wait a while before a return to the majors.

November 4, 2016 03:29 PM
Mariners' Dean Kiekhefer: Claimed by Mariners on Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kiekhefer was claimed off waivers by the Mariners on Friday.

Kiekhefer was stellar out of the bullpen for Triple-A Memphis in the Cardinals organization (2.08 ERA, 2.11 BB/9 in 2016), and although he didn't find as much success at the major league level, his performance still intrigued the Mariners enough to warrant a roster move. The left-hander doesn't overwhelm anyone with strikeouts, but his excellent command could help him vie for a bullpen spot in Seattle out of spring training.

August 29, 2016 12:58 PM
Cardinals' Dean Kiekhefer: Called up by Cardinals
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Cardinals recalled Kiekhefer from Triple-A Memphis on Monday.

Kiekhefer will take the roster spot of Mike Leake (shingles), who was placed on the disabled list. Kiekhefer appeared in 15 games with the Cardinals earlier this season and posted a 4.50 ERA, 1.14 WHIP, and 11:2 K:BB over 14 innings. He will work situationally and in middle relief.

August 5, 2016 04:10 PM
Cardinals' Dean Kiekhefer: Optioned to Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kiekhefer was optioned to Triple-A Memphis on Friday, Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com reports.

Kiekhefer's latest stint in the major leagues lasted all of two days, as he was the roster casualty with Matt Carpenter's return from the disabled list. He's bounced between levels frequently since mid-May and will likely continue riding the shuttle before settling in with St. Louis for good when rosters expand.

August 3, 2016 12:04 PM
Cardinals' Dean Kiekhefer: Recalled from Triple-A Memphis
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kiekhefer was recalled from Triple-A Memphis on Wednesday.

As expected, Kiekhefer will come up to fill the roster spot vacated by lefty Tyler Lyons, who hit the DL with a stress reaction in his right knee. Kiekhefer has pitched 13 innings for the Cardinals on the season, posting a 4.85 ERA and 1.15 WHIP. He's fared better at the Triple-A level, where he holds a healthy 2.00 ERA across 27 innings.

August 3, 2016 05:06 PM
Cardinals' Dean Kiekhefer: Expected to be recalled from Triple-A Memphis
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kiekhefer will be recalled from Triple-A Memphis to take Tyler Lyons' spot in the bullpen, Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com reports.

With Lyons moving to the disabled list with a stress reaction in his knee, Kiekhefer may get a chance to enjoy an extended stint in the majors. He's posted a 4.85 ERA and 1.15 WHIP across 13 innings pitched for the Cardinals, and a 2.00 ERA and 1.22 WHIP in 27 innings at the Triple-A level this season.

August 2, 2016 10:18 PM
Cardinals' Dean Kiekhefer: Optioned to Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Cardinals have optioned Kiekhefer to Triple-A Memphis, Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com reports.

Kiekhefer pitched two scoreless innings for the Cardinals since being recalled on July 26. The 27-year-old will head back to Triple-A Memphis where he sports a 2.00 ERA in 27 innings of relief work. Look for him to rejoin the team when rosters expand in September.

July 26, 2016 05:16 PM
Cardinals' Dean Kiekhefer: Recalled from Tripel-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Cardinals recalled Kiekhefer from Triple-A Memphis on Tuesday.

Kiekhefer was brought up to take the roster spot of Trevor Rosenthal (shoulder), who landed on the disabled list. Kiekhefer appeared in 11 games out of the Cardinals bullpen earlier this season and posted a 5.73 ERA and 9:2 K:BB over 11 innings.

July 21, 2016 11:44 AM
Cardinals' Dean Kiekhefer: Optioned to Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kiekhefer was optioned to Triple-A Memphis following Wednesday's doubleheader.

He was recalled to serve as the 26th man for the doubleheader and will predictably be sent back to Memphis. Kiekhefer has flashed the potential to be a solid big league reliever in the future, but he is still in the development/organizational depth phase at Triple-A.

July 20, 2016 12:04 PM
Cardinals' Dean Kiekhefer: Recalled to serve as 26th man Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kiekhefer was recalled from Triple-A on Wednesday to serve as the 26th man for Wednesday's doubleheader against the Padres.

He will likely be sent back to Triple-A after serving as an extra bullpen arm for Wednesday's games. Kiekhefer was pretty filthy in the Arizona Fall League last year, but that success has not translated to Triple-A or the big leagues this year. He has 14 strikeouts in 25.2 innings at Triple-A and a 5.73 ERA in 11 big league innings in 2016.

June 19, 2016 12:34 PM
Cardinals' Dean Kiekhefer: Sent to Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kiekhefer was optioned to Triple-A Memphis on Sunday, MLB.com reports.

Kiekhefer hasn't pitched for the Cards since June 8, and has allowed seven earned runs over 11 innings this season. The team needed a roster spot for the activation of righty Seth Maness, and with Kiekhefer last in the bullpen pecking order, the middle reliever will ultimately head back to Memphis.

May 13, 2016 10:18 PM
Cardinals' Dean Kiekhefer: Recalled from Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kiekhefer was called up from Triple-A Memphis by the Cardinals on Friday.

The Cardinals optioned Seth Maness to Memphis on Friday, and subsequently called up Kiekhefer. He had given up two earned runs, while striking out nine batters in 13.1 innings in Memphis. This will be the 27-year-old south paw's first stint in the big leagues.

Situational Stats
SituationIPWLERASVBBSO
vs New York0.000 ---000
vs LHB 1.100 20.25001
vs RHB 0.200 13.50010
Last 7 Games
  OPP W L SV IP H ER BB Ks
9/4NYY0000.01000
9/15@TB0000.23200
9/20LAA0001.01001
9/28@LAA0000.12210
Two Week Schedule
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10:07 pm
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10:07 pm
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3:37 pm
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TEX
10:07 pm
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TEX
9:07 pm
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Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2016STL00 5.322600000 22.024131322714
2018OAK00 18.00400000 2.07441011
Total 00 6.383000000 24.031171732815
Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2016STL26100000000 .000 .000 .000
2018OAK4000000000 --- --- ---
Total 30100000000 .000 .000 .000
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2016STLP260523001.000
2018OAKP40110001.000
Total  300633001.000
More Pitching Stats
YearTeamIBBGOAOGO/AOSBCSPKBKWPAVGPAMB9SLGRPF
2016STL42823 1.2600000 .27398 13.5 .4090
2018OAK150 ---00001 .58314 36.01.0000
Total 53323 1.4800001 .310112 15.4 .4800
Minor League Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2010AFX-Quad Cities River Ba00 5.14141001 28.030171632929
2010R-Johnson City Cardina01 7.7110000 2.12220002
2011AFX-Quad Cities River Ba41 1.26340008 57.03588141246
2012AFA-Palm Beach Cardinals22 2.244600014 60.161231531441
2013AFA-Palm Beach Cardinals43 3.27250007 44.048181611828
2013AA-Springfield Cardinal02 3.86110000 16.1209710110
2014AAA-Memphis Redbirds23 2.54400001 56.248171673552
2014AA-Springfield Cardinal02 4.30150007 14.21810720110
2015AAA-Memphis Redbirds21 2.41501002 59.268211650737
2016AAA-Memphis Redbirds61 2.08290002 34.2328820820
2017AAA-Tacoma Rainiers33 4.47490003 44.1532722321942
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-0/175
Birthdate:
6/7/1989
Age:
30
Hometown:
Louisville, KY
Bats/Throws:
L/L
Team:
Oakland Athletics
College:

MLB Experience:
2