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27 Kevin Newman SS

Pittsburgh Pirates

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
45%21%
Key Stats
ABHRAVGRBIRSB
521.250640
Batting Summary
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2019PIT1304936115212642862168.353.446.308
2020PIT1352413162701.278.346.250

Player Updates

August 9, 2020 06:16 AM
Pirates' Kevin Newman: Improving at plate
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Newman went 4-for-5 with an RBI double in an 11-5 loss to the Tigers on Saturday.

He lifted his batting average to a season-high .262. Newman has batted second in the lineup nine times in 11 starts after hitting leadoff almost exclusively in the second half of 2019. The 27-year-old collected a walkoff hit -- the fifth in his short career -- in Thursday's win and appears back on track following a slow start.

August 7, 2020 01:40 AM
Pirates' Kevin Newman: Takes seat in series finale
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Newman is out of the lineup for Thursday's game against the Twins.

Newman will take a seat for the second time in three days, opening up a spot at shortstop for JT Riddle. The 27-year-old Newman went 0-for-4 in Wednesday's 5-2 loss, spelling an end to a three-game hitting streak.

August 4, 2020 10:44 AM
Pirates' Kevin Newman: Heads to bench
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Newman will be on the bench Tuesday against the Twins.

Newman will sit for the third time in the season's first 11 games. He'd recorded just one hit in his first five contests this season but now has five hits over his last three. Erik Gonzalez will start at shortstop in his absence.

August 2, 2020 09:08 PM
Pirates' Kevin Newman: Starting to heat up
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Newman went 2-for-4 with a solo home run Sunday against the Cubs.

Newman took Jon Lester deep in the first inning for his first home run of the season. While he's still hitting just .179 through 31 plate appearances, Newman now has back-to-back mulit-hit games. He'll look to maintain his improved results as the Pirates travel to Minnesota to take on the Twins.

July 29, 2020 02:20 PM
Pirates' Kevin Newman: Not in Wednesday's lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Newman is not starting Wednesday against the Brewers.

Newman sits for the second time in the season's first six games, meaning he seemingly has less than a true everyday role in Pittsburgh at the moment. He's done very little at the plate thus far this season, grabbing just a single hit in 16 at-bats. Erik Gonzalez will make his second start of the year as the shortstop in his absence.

July 26, 2020 05:12 PM
Pirates' Kevin Newman: Out of Sunday's lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Newman is not in Sunday's lineup against the Cardinals.

He is 1-for-8 with a strikeout through two games. Erik Gonzales will start in his stead and bat ninth.

April 1, 2020 05:28 PM
Pirates' Kevin Newman: Likely to bat in top half of order
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Newman is expected to serve as the Pirates' primary leadoff man in 2020, though he could also slot third ahead of cleanup hitter Josh Bell occasionally, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports.

After hitting seventh at the beginning of last year, Newman took full advantage of his opportunity to bat atop the order -- the 26-year-old slashed .328/.374/.502 in 75 games as a leadoff hitter. It remains to be seen how long he'll stick at shortstop, though. He ranked 22nd of 25 with a minus-1.7 dWAR (min. 800 innings). If Pittsburgh trades second baseman Adam Frazier, then Newman could shift to second, with standout defensive prospect Cole Tucker taking over at short. Regardless of where Newman plays in the field, his ability to hit for a high batting average and steal bases -- he swiped 16 bags in 24 tries in 2019 -- gives him fantasy value in two categories.

February 13, 2020 01:20 PM
Pirates' Kevin Newman: Enters second season as starter
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Newman, who finished eighth in 2019 in the NL batting race with a .308 average, is set to start the 2020 campaign as Pittsburgh's primary shortstop, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

The 26-year-old saw action at both shortstop (104 games) and second base (23) as a rookie last year. He stole 16 bases (in 24 attempts) and spent the offseason working on "speed and defense." As a result, it wouldn't be surprising to see him surpass his projected stolen bases total for 2020. Newman may eventually settle in as the team's second baseman -- his minus-6 DRS at shortstop demonstrates his lack of range -- but he'll qualify at both middle infield spots in many leagues for 2020 and represents sneaky end-game value on a potential cellar-dwelling team.

September 28, 2019 12:36 AM
Pirates' Kevin Newman: Hits walkoff homer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Newman went 2-for-4 with a walkoff home run, five RBI and a walk during a 6-5 victory against the Reds on Friday.

The 26-year-old delivered his fourth walkoff moment (one was an actual walk) of the season with a two-run blast in the ninth. Newman came into the night with just one home run at home this year, but his two long balls propelled the Pirates to a fifth straight win. Newman is batting .310 with 12 home runs, 64 RBI, 61 runs and 16 steals in 484 at-bats this season.

September 22, 2019 11:48 AM
Pirates' Kevin Newman: Not part of Sunday's lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Newman is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Brewers.

Newman is hitting .297 in September, but he went 0-for-8 over his last two games, so manager Clint Hurdle decided to give him a break. Cole Tucker will get the start at shortstop Sunday afternoon.

September 21, 2019 09:40 AM
Pirates' Kevin Newman: Strong finish continues
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Newman went 2-for-6 with an RBI single in Thursday's loss to Seattle.

He's slashing .379/.429/.563 in his last 112 plate appearances since Aug. 21, lifting his overall batting average to .317 -- good for sixth in the NL, right next to teammate Bryan Reynolds. Newman is showing few signs of slowing down after his disappointing late-season debut (.209/.247/.231) in 2018. He continues to thrive hitting exclusively out of the leadoff spot and has three hits in five career at-bats against Friday's starter Chase Anderson.

September 14, 2019 06:40 PM
Pirates' Kevin Newman: Collects three hits
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Newman went 3-for-5 with a triple and a double in a 14-1 defeat by the Cubs on Saturday.

Newman has hit safely in his last eight games, going 14-for-37 (.378), and in the bigger picture he's contributed 10 home runs and 15 stolen bases this season. The 26-year-old is slashing .318/.365/.455 over 440 at-bats and has 35 extra-base hits this season.

September 13, 2019 01:12 AM
Pirates' Kevin Newman: Out of Thursday's lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Newman is not in Thursday's lineup against the Giants.

Newman has hit safely in 15 of his last 16 games and is slashing .413/.486/.651 with three home runs and four steals over that stretch. Cole Tucker starts at shortstop and will hit sixth.

September 8, 2019 02:04 PM
Pirates' Kevin Newman: Steals 14th base
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Newman went 1-for-4 with a run and stolen base in a 10-1 loss to the Cardinals on Saturday.

In a different era, Newman would probably be more appreciated. He only has 10 home runs and thus a .133 ISO, but he's batting .313 with 14 stolen bases. He's also chipped in 53 RBI and 51 runs, which is very respectable for 415 at-bats with a below-average team.

September 7, 2019 02:32 PM
Pirates' Kevin Newman: Continues putting up numbers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Newman went 2-for-3 with a walk and an RBI double against St. Louis on Friday.

He's started the last two games without incident after missing Sunday's and Tuesday's games. Newman, who hit first in the lineup Friday, is slashing .343/.389/.521 in 264 plate appearances from the leadoff spot and just .222/.242/.256 in 120 PA from the seventh spot. Newman now ranks seventh in the NL with a .314 batting average.

September 5, 2019 03:24 PM
Pirates' Kevin Newman: Back in starting nine
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Newman (hip) is starting at shortstop and leading off Thursday against the Marlins.

He was banged up earlier this week, but made a pinch-hit appearance Wednesday, so it's not surprising to see him back in the mix. Newman is hitting .450 with three home runs and two steals over his last 10 games, thanks largely to him notching nine hits in three games at Coors Field last week.

September 5, 2019 05:40 PM
Pirates' Kevin Newman: Sees eight-game hitting streak end
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Newman (hip) pinch hit against the Marlins on Wednesday and lined out to center field.

Wednesday's appearance was a good sign for the rookie, who hasn't started since Saturday. Barring a pre-game setback, it wouldn't be surprising to see Newman re-enter the starting lineup Thursday. He's been on a tear lately, collecting 18 hits in his last 36 at-bats.

September 4, 2019 03:52 PM
Pirates' Kevin Newman: Out again Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Newman (leg) will not be in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Marlins, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

Newman is still feeling soreness in his leg, so he will not start for the third game in a row. He did test his leg a bit during pregame warmups, so it's possible he could be an option off the bench. It remains to be seen who will start at shortstop in Newman's place Wednesday, but one of Erik Gonzalez or Cole Tucker figures to get the nod.

September 3, 2019 06:32 PM
Pirates' Kevin Newman: Kept out of starting nine
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Newman (leg) isn't in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Marlins.

Newman was held out of Sunday's matchup due to leg tightness, and even after benefitting from an off day Monday, he'll be held out of the starting lineup again Tuesday. It's unknown if he'll be available off the bench.

September 3, 2019 04:04 PM
Pirates' Kevin Newman: Could return Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Pirates are hopeful that Newman, who missed Sunday's game due to leg tightness, will be healthy enough to play Tuesday, 93.7 The Fan in Pittsburgh reports.

Speaking on Neal Huntington's radio show, assistant general manager Kyle Stark said he hoped that a couple days off would aid in Newman's recovery. "We're optimistic, he should be fine," Stark said. "He experienced some tightness in his leg. Coming out of Saturday's night game, it's an opportunity (to rest) with Monday's off day." Before leaving Saturday's game early as part of a double switch, Newman extended his hitting streak to eight games. He's slashed .514/.564/.886 with three homers and two steals during his latest hot streak.

Situational Stats
SituationABHHROBPSLGAVG
vs Cincinnati53183 .407 .547 .340
vs Mahle (Career)200000
vs RHP36411511 .356 .470 .316
Last 7 Games
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8/2@CHC4121100
8/3@MIN4010000
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8/6MIN1010200
8/7DET6110000
8/8DET5040200
8/9DET4010000
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Batting Stats
SeasonTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLGOPS
2020PIT1352413162701.250.278.3460.624
2019PIT1304936115212642862168.308.353.4460.800
2018PIT31917190642301.209.247.2310.478
Total17463672184137634921610.289.332.4070.740
More Batting Stats
SeasonTeamG2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2020PIT13201801001
2019PIT13020622012725
2018PIT31202110112
Total17424625923838
Minor League Batting Stats
YearTeamGPABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLG
2015ASX-West Virginia Black38159253610129102271.226.281.340
2015AFX-West Virginia Power2398143041089861.306.376.367
2016AA-Altoona612334167112228262463.288.361.378
2016AFA-Bradenton411642460101324171241.366.428.494
2017AA-Altoona Curve823434289182430224042.260.310.359
2017AAA-Indianapolis Indians40166234711201172271.283.314.373
2018AAA-Indianapolis Indians1094377413230243531502811.302.350.407
2019AAA-Indianapolis Indians8305720015701.233.343.300
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-0/180
Birthdate:
8/4/1993
Age:
27
Hometown:
Poway, CA
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
Pittsburgh Pirates
College:
Arizona
MLB Experience:
3