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44 Kevin Kramer 2B

Pittsburgh Pirates

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
1%0%
Key Stats
ABHRAVGRBIRSB
370.135450
Batting Summary
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2018PIT2137550422000.175.135.135

Player Updates

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Pirates' Kevin Kramer: Returns to minors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Pirates optioned Kramer to Triple-A Indianapolis on Tuesday, Nubyjas Wilborn of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

Kramer stuck with Pittsburgh for less than a week and never made an appearance during his time with the big club. He was deemed an expendable luxury with the team bringing back Kyle Crick (triceps) from the 10-day injured list in a corresponding move.

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Pirates' Kevin Kramer: Recalled from Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kramer was called up from Triple-A Indianapolis on Thursday.

Kramer got his first taste of big-league action last season but failed to impress, going 5-for-37 at the plate. He's up to replace Kevin Newman, who landed on the injured list with a finger laceration, in a corresponding move.

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Pirates' Kevin Kramer: Sent to Indianapolis
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Pirates optioned Kramer to Triple-A Indianapolis on Monday.

He hit .207 with one homer and seven RBI this spring but had no true chance of making the Opening Day roster, barring injury. General manager Neal Huntington said that Kramer will move around the infield and possibly play in the outfield for Indianapolis. Kramer slashed .311/.365/.492 at Triple-A in 2018 but hit just .135 with 20 strikeouts in 37 at-bats for the Pirates in September.

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Pirates' Kevin Kramer: Likely to start in minors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kramer is unlikely to crack the Opening Day roster because of a crowded middle infield picture, DK Pittsburgh Sports reports.

Both Erik Gonzalez and Kevin Newman -- two players battling for the starting shortstop job -- are capable of backing up Adam Frazier at second base, as are journeyman Nick Franklin and Pablo Cruz. Kramer struggled immensely upon making his major-league debut in September, batting .135 with 20 strikeouts in 40 at-bats. Still, the 24-year-old has hit well throughout his time in the minor leagues and will likely get another chance -- just not at the beginning of 2019. "Kevin Kramer has not forgotten how to hit," said general manager Neal Huntington. "He isn't the first good hitter to come up and struggle his first time at the major-league level." While Kramer is primarily a second baseman, he offers versatility as a potential backup at both shortstop and third base. He was one of only three International League players to reach double digits in both homers (15) and steals (13) in 2018 while slashing .311/.365/.492.

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Pirates' Kevin Kramer: Struggling at plate
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kramer went 0-for-2 with a pair of strikeouts against the Brewers on Sunday.

The rookie has three hits in 25 September at-bats, striking out 15 times. Kramer was thought to be a leading contender for a bench spot to open 2019, but he's looked overmatched. Fellow infielder Pablo Reyes may have moved ahead of him in the pecking order. With infielders Jordy Mercer and Josh Harrison both likely to leave the team this winter, opportunity remains for Kramer, but he'll need to rediscover the stroke which helped him to slash .311/.365/.492 at Triple-A in 2018.

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Situational Stats
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DH
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Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2018PIT2137550422000 .175 .135 .135
2019PIT0000000000 --- --- ---
Total 2137550422000 .175 .135 .135
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2018PIT2B44157713 .933
2018PIT3B731248011.000
Total  10727111514 .963
More Batting Stats
YearTeam2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2018PIT00510000
2019PIT00000000
Total 00510000
Minor League Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2015ASX-West Virginia Black46177345473017252894 .390 .379 .305
2015AFX-West Virginia Power125091221035830 .321 .320 .240
2016AFA-Bradenton11844456123292457486339 .352 .378 .277
2017R-GCL Pirates12000001--100 .000 .000 .000
2017AA-Altoona Curve532023160173627175072 .380 .500 .297
2017ASX-West Virginia Black313130002--210 .286 .231 .231
Total 23388813125255910107951522315 .353 .400 .284
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-0/200
Birthdate:
10/3/1993
Age:
25
Hometown:
Turlock, CA
Bats/Throws:
L/R
Team:
Pittsburgh Pirates
College:
UCLA
MLB Experience:
1