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30 Alejandro Kirk C

Toronto Blue Jays

Fantasy Stats
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Key Stats
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Player Updates

September 26, 2021 11:16 AM
Blue Jays' Alejandro Kirk: Not starting Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kirk is on the bench for Sunday's game against the Twins.

Kirk rests after starting consecutive games and going 1-for-6. Danny Jansen starts behind the dish for Sunday's series finale.

September 24, 2021 07:36 PM
Blue Jays' Alejandro Kirk: Serving as DH on Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kirk will serve as the designated hitter Friday against the Twins.

Kirk sat the past two games in favor of Reese McGuire and Danny Jansen but he will return to the lineup as the DH on Friday. He is hitless across his last 13 at-bats dating back to Sept. 21.

September 23, 2021 09:12 PM
Blue Jays' Alejandro Kirk: Out again Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kirk is out of the lineup again Thursday.

The catcher will sit for the second consecutive contest. Over his last 11 games, Kirk has batted .094 with only one home run and two RBI in 32 at-bats. Danny Jansen will start behind the plate and bat ninth.

September 22, 2021 12:52 PM
Blue Jays' Alejandro Kirk: Sitting Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kirk is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Rays.

Kirk will get a breather for the matinee game after catching both of the first two contests of the series while going hitless across seven at-bats. Reese McGuire will replace Kirk behind the plate.

September 20, 2021 03:56 PM
Blue Jays' Alejandro Kirk: Rejoins lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kirk will start at catcher and bat sixth Monday against the Rays.

Kirk was on the bench for each of the past three games, but he'll step back in behind the dish to catch Cy Young candidate Robbie Ray in Monday's series opener. Though Kirk remains Toronto's top hitting catcher, Danny Jansen's superior defense may make him the more useful asset for a Blue Jays lineup that already boasts plenty of quality bats. Expect the two to remain part of a timeshare the rest of the way.

September 19, 2021 12:00 PM
Blue Jays' Alejandro Kirk: Sitting third straight game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kirk is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Twins.

Kirk has a .983 OPS through 12 games in September but finds himself on the bench for the third consecutive contest. Danny Jansen starts Sunday and also worked behind the plate Friday, while Reese McGuire received the nod for Saturday's game.

September 18, 2021 01:32 PM
Blue Jays' Alejandro Kirk: Sits again Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kirk remains on the bench for Saturday's game against the Twins.

The bat-first backstop owns a strong .823 OPS on the season, but he's hit just .125/.250/.250 across his last seven games. He sat in favor of Danny Jansen on Friday and will remain on the bench Saturday, with Reese McGuire taking over behind the plate.

September 17, 2021 04:16 PM
Blue Jays' Alejandro Kirk: Not in Friday's lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kirk is out of the lineup Friday against the Twins.

Kirk is 3-for-23 in his past six games and will head to the bench Friday. Danny Jansen will take over behind the plate for the Blue Jays.

September 14, 2021 04:04 PM
Blue Jays' Alejandro Kirk: Not in lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kirk will sit Tuesday against Tampa Bay.

Kirk has been very impressive at the plate recently, going 9-for-27 with four homers and just three strikeouts over his last seven games, but he'll continue to receive frequent days off like most catchers. Reese McGuire takes over behind the plate Tuesday, catching Jose Berrios.

September 12, 2021 11:24 AM
Blue Jays' Alejandro Kirk: Rests Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kirk is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Orioles.

Kirk gets the afternoon off after catching seven innings Saturday night, a game in which he went 1-for-3 with a home run, two RBI and a walk. Danny Jansen is catching and batting seventh Sunday.

September 11, 2021 02:28 PM
Blue Jays' Alejandro Kirk: Sitting for Game 1
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kirk is not in the lineup for Game 1 of Saturday's doubleheader against the Orioles.

Danny Jansen will start at catcher and bat ninth in the matinee. Look for Kirk to be back in the mix for the nightcap.

September 8, 2021 09:28 AM
Blue Jays' Alejandro Kirk: Blasts two homers Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kirk went 3-for-4 with two solo home runs and a third run scored in Tuesday's 5-1 win over the Yankees.

The 22-year-old got the start at DH while Reese McGuire handled catching duties and Kirk embraced the 'hitter' part of his job description, taking Gerrit Cole the other way in the second inning before capping the scoring in the eighth with a blast off Clay Holmes. Remarkably, even though Kirk has only seven homers on the year, this was his second multi-homer performance, with the other coming April 30 against Atlanta. On the season, the young backstop is slashing .290/.362/.524 through 45 games, and the Jays will likely continue to find ways to get his bat in the lineup as they push for a playoff spot.

September 6, 2021 07:52 PM
Blue Jays' Alejandro Kirk: Sitting for Jansen on Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kirk is out of the lineup for Monday's game against the Yankees.

Kirk and Danny Jansen clearly appear to be ahead on the Blue Jays' depth chart at catcher ahead of No. 3 option Reese McGuire, who hasn't started since Aug. 29. Meanwhile, Kirk has caught four games since that time, while Jansen will draw his third start at catcher Monday. Look for Kirk and Jansen to remain in a rough timeshare for most of September, though the job battle could tilt more in Kirk's direction if he continues to thrive at the dish.

September 5, 2021 07:24 PM
Blue Jays' Alejandro Kirk: Productive in rout
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kirk went 3-for-4 with a three-run home run, a double and two total runs scored in Sunday's 8-0 win over Oakland.

This was the catcher's first multi-hit effort in his last eight games, and he hit just .192 (5-for-26) in that span. Kirk solidified Toronto's lead with his third-inning blast, which was his fifth homer in 44 contests this year. He's added 20 RBI, 14 runs scored, eight doubles and a .275/.350/.467 slash line across 137 plate appearances.

September 1, 2021 05:16 PM
Blue Jays' Alejandro Kirk: Returns to lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kirk will start at catcher and bat sixth Wednesday against the Orioles.

Kirk was on the bench for Tuesday's 4-2 loss, which coincided with Danny Jansen (hamstring) making his return from the 10-day injured list. Though Jansen is the top defender among the three catchers on Toronto's active roster, his underwhelming .635 OPS means he likely won't dominate the playing time behind the plate in September. Look for Kirk and Reese McGuire to remain part of a timeshare at catcher with Jansen until one of the three clearly separates himself from the others in the competition for at-bats.

August 29, 2021 07:36 AM
Blue Jays' Alejandro Kirk: Rips fourth homer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kirk went 1-for-5 with a solo home run in Saturday's 3-2 extra-inning win over the Tigers.

He took Tyler Alexander deep in the sixth inning for the game's first run. Kirk has started six of the last nine games, slashing .318/.360/.545 in 25 plate appearances over that stretch, but Saturday's homer was only his fourth of the year and first since April 30.

August 18, 2021 02:40 PM
Blue Jays' Alejandro Kirk: Remains out of lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kirk isn't starting Wednesday's game against the Nationals.

Kirk will retreat to the bench for the third time in the last four games as he continues to split time behind the dish. Reese McGuire will start at catcher and bat eighth, and at least for the time being, he may have emerged as the Jays' preferred option over Kirk.

August 18, 2021 08:28 PM
Blue Jays' Alejandro Kirk: Takes seat Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kirk is not starting Tuesday against the Nationals.

Kirk will take a seat for the second time in three games as Reese McGuire catches Alek Manoah and bats eighth. Kirk has seen a relatively even split of the catching duties with McGuire since rejoining the big-league roster in late July, and that seems likely to be the case going forward.

August 16, 2021 05:12 PM
Blue Jays' Alejandro Kirk: Earning more playing time
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kirk went 1-for-4 with a two-run double in Sunday's 8-3 win over the Mariners.

Picking up his fourth start in six games, Kirk provided a big two-out extra-base hit in the third inning to help the Blue Jays dig out of an early 1-0 hole. Given his recent workload, Kirk appears to have moved ahead of Reese McGuire as Option 1A behind the plate for Toronto.

August 14, 2021 07:00 PM
Blue Jays' Alejandro Kirk: On bench Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kirk will sit Saturday against Seattle.

Kirk has hit .294/.342/.382 in 11 games since returning to the roster in late June. Reese McGuire will start behind the plate in his absence.

Last 7 Games
DateOpponentResultABRHHRRBIBBSB
09/25@ MINW 6-13010000
09/24@ MINL 1-33000000
09/23@ MINL 2-70000010
09/21@ TBW 4-24000000
09/20@ TBL 4-63000000
09/19vs MINW 5-31000000
09/18vs MINW 6-20000010
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Batting Stats
SeasonTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLGOPS
2021TOR591621940824182100.247.330.4440.774
2020TOR92449131400.375.400.5830.983
Total681862349927192500.263.338.4620.800
More Batting Stats
SeasonTeamG2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2021TOR59807220307
2020TOR9201400000
Total681008620307
Minor League Batting Stats
YearTeamGPABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLG
2017R-GCL Blue Jays12000000----00.000.333.000
2018ROK-Bluefield Blue Jays5820631731011057332120.354.443.558
2019AFX-Lansing Lugnuts21771523613818810.299.427.519
2019AFA-Dunedin Blue Jays712332667250436383120.288.395.446
 
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
5-8/265
Birthdate:
11/06/1998
Age:
22
Hometown:
Tijuana, Mexico
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
Toronto Blue Jays
College:

MLB Experience:
0