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30 Alejandro Kirk C

Toronto Blue Jays

Fantasy Stats
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Key Stats
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July 24, 2021 03:48 PM
Blue Jays' Alejandro Kirk: On bench Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kirk is not starting Saturday's game against the Mets.

The 22-year-old was recalled from Triple-A on Friday and went 1-for-3 in his first MLB game since May 1. He takes a seat Saturday, with Reese McGuire starting behind the dish and batting eighth.

July 23, 2021 03:52 PM
Blue Jays' Alejandro Kirk: Back with Blue Jays
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kirk was recalled from Triple-A Buffalo on Friday, Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.ca reports.

Kirk was activated from the injured list Tuesday and optioned to Triple-A, but he'll quickly rejoin the major-league roster for Toronto. Reese McGuire has a .671 OPS for the season and is 4-for-31 in his past 10 games, so Kirk should have the chance to secure the starting role behind the plate. Per Hazel Mae of Sportsnet, he'll start at catcher Friday versus the Mets. Danny Jansen (hamstring) was placed on the injured list in a corresponding move.

July 20, 2021 10:36 PM
Blue Jays' Alejandro Kirk: Reinstated, optioned to Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kirk (hip) was reinstated from the 10-day injured list Tuesday and optioned to Triple-A Buffalo.

Kirk began a rehab assignment with Buffalo in late June and has gone 11-for-45 with a homer, two doubles and six RBI. With Reese McGuire and Danny Jansen currently handling the big-league catching duties, Kirk will remain in Triple-A for the time being.

July 7, 2021 12:32 PM
Blue Jays' Alejandro Kirk: Deemed fully healthy
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Manager Charlie Montoyo said Tuesday that Kirk (hip) is "100 percent healthy" but will remain on his rehab assignment for now, Arden Zwelling of Sportsnet.ca reports.

Kirk had been dealing with left hip flexor discomfort since the start of May, and he's gone 5-for-13 with a home run, a double, four walks, three RBI and four runs across five rehab games at Triple-A Buffalo. The catcher will remain on the 60-day injured list for now to get some extra plate appearances in the minors, but he should be available to return to the Blue Jays in the near future.

July 4, 2021 04:08 PM
Blue Jays' Alejandro Kirk: Requires several more rehab games
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kirk (hip) will need to appear in a few more rehab games before he's cleared to return from the injured list, Arden Zwelling of Sportsnet.ca reports.

Kirk has appeared in two rehab games with Triple-A Buffalo, going 2-for-5 with a double, two runs, two RBI and three walks. The Blue Jays aren't in need of immediate help at catcher after Danny Jansen (hamstring) was reinstated from the 10-day injured list Saturday, so Kirk will have several more games to work in the minors before he rejoins the big-league club.

June 26, 2021 01:20 PM
Blue Jays' Alejandro Kirk: Rehab assignment on tap
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kirk (hip) has joined Triple-A Buffalo for a rehab assignment, Arden Zwelling of Sportsnet.ca reports.

Kirk has been playing in games at extended spring training recently, but he'll likely progress to minor-league game action in the near future. The Blue Jays haven't yet indicated when the catcher could return to the major-league roster, but he's eligible to be reinstated from the 60-day injured list as early as July 1.

June 10, 2021 04:24 PM
Blue Jays' Alejandro Kirk: Progresses to game action
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kirk (hip) will serve as the designated hitter in a game at extended spring training Wednesday, Mitch Bannon of SI.com reports.

The 22-year-old has been on the shelf since early May with a strained left hip flexor, but he's progressing to the final stages of his rehab work. Kirk is on the 60-day injured list and isn't eligible to be activated until early July, and he could return when first eligible if he's able to begin a rehab assignment within the next few weeks.

May 12, 2021 05:32 PM
Blue Jays' Alejandro Kirk: Starts hitting, throwing
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Blue Jays manager Charlie Montoyo said Wednesday that Kirk (hip) has resumed throwing and hitting off a tee, Arden Zwelling of Sportsnet.ca reports.

The activity marks a step in the right direction for Kirk, but after being placed on the 60-day injured list over the weekend, he'll be facing a lengthy recovery process. If all goes well in Kirk's rehab program and he avoids any setbacks, he'll be ready to rejoin Toronto shortly before the All-Star break.

May 8, 2021 11:36 PM
Blue Jays' Alejandro Kirk: Transferred to 60-day IL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kirk (hip) was transferred to the 60-day injured list Saturday.

General manager Ross Atkins indicated Thursday that Kirk could return in approximately four weeks, but the catcher will now be out until at least July due to his strained left hip flexor. Danny Jansen should continue to serve as the primary catcher with Reese McGuire available as a depth option.

May 6, 2021 02:12 PM
Blue Jays' Alejandro Kirk: Given four-week timeline
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kirk (hip) is expected to return in four weeks, Hazel Mae of Sportsnet reports.

Previous reports indicated that Kirk could miss as much as six weeks with his strained left hip flexor, but it looks as though his timeline has been revised to be slightly more optimistic. The young catcher's injury was poorly timed, as he was just starting to heat up at the plate, going 5-for-13 with a pair of homers in his last five games after hitting just .148 in his first 12 contests.

May 3, 2021 05:44 PM
Blue Jays' Alejandro Kirk: Expected to miss significant time
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kirk (hip) is expected to miss significant time due to his injury, Ben Wagner of Sportsnet reports.

Kirk was placed on the 10-day injured list with a left hip flexor strain Sunday, and he's expected to miss at least six weeks. Riley Adams was recalled by the Blue Jays on Sunday and should serve as the No. 2 option at catcher behind Danny Jansen.

May 2, 2021 12:40 PM
Blue Jays' Alejandro Kirk: Bound for IL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Blue Jays will place Kirk (hip) on the 10-day injured list ahead of Sunday's game against Atlanta, Ben Wagner of Sportsnet reports.

The transaction will clear a spot on the 26-man roster for Ross Stripling (forearm), who will be reinstated from the IL ahead of his scheduled start Sunday. Before exiting Saturday's game with a left hip flexor strain, Kirk had been off to a slow start to the 2021 season, slashing .225/.326/.475 in 46 plate appearances while serving as the No. 2 option at catcher behind Danny Jansen.

May 1, 2021 11:08 PM
Blue Jays' Alejandro Kirk: Leaves with hip issue
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kirk was removed from Saturday's game versus Atlanta with left hip flexor discomfort.

The 22-year-old went 0-for-1 with a walk and a run before exiting the contest. The severity of the injury remains unclear, but Kirk figures to take a seat for the series finale Sunday afternoon.

May 1, 2021 10:12 AM
Blue Jays' Alejandro Kirk: Goes yard twice Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kirk went 2-for-4 with a walk, two home runs, three runs scored and four RBI in Friday's 13-5 win over Atlanta.

The rookie catcher isn't noted for his power, but he took Drew Smyly deep in the fourth inning and pounded an Edgar Santana offering over the fence in the fifth for the first multi-homer game of his young career. Kirk heads into May hitting only .231 with three home runs and eight RBI in 16 games, but if his bat continues to heat up, the starting job behind the plate is there for the taking in Toronto.

April 21, 2021 04:20 PM
Blue Jays' Alejandro Kirk: Sits after four straight starts
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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

Kirk was included in the lineup in each of the past four games, making two starts at designated hitter and two at catcher. Cavan Biggio's three-game absence due to a hand injury helped Kirk pick up some extra playing time, but the 22-year-old's path to an everyday role will ultimately hinge on the Blue Jays' comfort with him behind the dish. The Blue Jays' No. 1 catcher, Danny Jansen, is slashing .065/.147/.097 through 34 plate appearances this season, making it increasingly difficult for Toronto to trot him out on a regular basis.

April 14, 2021 06:04 PM
Blue Jays' Alejandro Kirk: Blasts two-run homer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kirk went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run during Wednesday's 5-4 win over the Yankees.

The 22-year-old was hitless in 13 at-bats through his first six appearances of the season, but he finally connected Wednesday for his second home run of his career. Kirk has received five starts in Toronto's first 12 games of the year and may need to improve at the plate to maintain that level of playing time, though fellow catcher Danny Jansen has struggled similarly (2-for-22) to open 2021.

March 29, 2021 01:52 AM
Blue Jays' Alejandro Kirk: Claims Opening Day roster spot
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kirk was informed Sunday that he would be part of the Blue Jays' Opening Day roster, Scott Mitchell of TSN.ca reports.

After mashing over his nine games with the Blue Jays as a rookie late in the 2020 season, Kirk hasn't cooled off so far this spring, posting a .917 OPS in 24 at-bats. While Danny Jansen's superior defense should keep him locked in as the Blue Jays' top catcher to begin 2021, Toronto likely wouldn't have carried the 22-year-old Kirk on the Opening Day roster if he wasn't in line for a fair share of at-bats. It's reasonable to expect a 60-40 percent split of the playing time at catcher between Jansen and Kirk, with the latter perhaps occasionally factoring into the mix at designated hitter as well. That should be enough to make Kirk a draftable option in AL-only leagues and deeper mixed leagues that start two catchers.

March 15, 2021 01:24 AM
Blue Jays' Alejandro Kirk: Raking in camp
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kirk picked up two more hits in Saturday's Grapefruit League game against the Orioles, including a single that left his bat with an exit velocity of 110.3 mph, Keegan Matheson of MLB.com reports.

The young catcher is 5-for-10 to begin the spring with a home run and a 1:1 BB:K. On talent alone, Kirk would be considered the favorite to win the No. 2 catcher job behind Danny Jansen to begin the season, but complicating the picture for the Jays is that Reese McGuire is out of minor-league options. As a result, Kirk could begin the season at Triple-A regardless of how he looks this spring if the organization doesn't want to risk losing McGuire on waivers.

February 20, 2021 09:36 AM
Blue Jays' Alejandro Kirk: Could win spot as big-league backup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kirk could serve as the Blue Jays' backup catcher this season, Arden Zwelling of Sportsnet.ca reports.

Kirk jumped straight from High-A to the majors last season and hit an impressive .375/.400/.583, though that came in just 25 trips to the plate. There's a case to be made that he's already Toronto's top offensive backstop, but Danny Jansen is a better defender and is expected to open the season as the starter. The question for Toronto is whether or not Kirk should play on a regular basis in the minors to continue his development or appear more infrequently at the big-league level. The Blue Jays want him to be able to handle a starting workload eventually, and he's never played more than 92 games in a season in the minors, but they also appear to be looking to win now, and Kirk would likely help more than Reese McGuire in that regard.

September 30, 2020 01:36 PM
Blue Jays' Alejandro Kirk: Takes seat
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kirk is out of the lineup Wednesday for Game 2 of the Blue Jays' wild-card series with the Rays.

With Vladimir Guerrero serving as the team's designated hitter Wednesday and Danny Jansen starting behind the plate, Kirk will be squeezed out of the lineup. The rookie was the DH in Tuesday's 3-1 loss, going 1-for-3 with a base hit.

Last 7 Games
DateOpponentResultABRHHRRBIBBSB
07/23@ NYML 0-33010000
05/01vs ATLW 6-51100010
04/30vs ATLW 13-54322410
04/27vs WASW 9-53210000
04/24@ TBL 3-54010000
04/21@ BOSW 6-31010100
04/20@ BOSL 2-42000000
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Batting Stats
SeasonTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLGOPS
2021TOR1843710385700.233.327.4650.792
2020TOR92449131400.375.400.5830.983
Total2767111941161100.284.351.5070.859
More Batting Stats
SeasonTeamG2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2021TOR18102000103
2020TOR9201400000
Total27303400103
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