Kirby Yates

RP · Texas Rangers

Bats L Throws R
Height 5'10" Weight 205
DOB 1987-03-25 Age 37.2
Hometown Lihue, HI
2024 Fantasy Rankings

NFBC ADP (15-team): 39.11, 581st

Season Projections

Draft Buddy142.06062.044201375325110331294.211.34
THE BAT122.05756.92110127125469429274.101.20

ATC projections by Ariel Cohen. Draft Buddy projections by Mike MacGregor. Steamer projections by Steamer Projections Blog. THE BAT projections by Derek Carty. Zeile Consensus projections by FantasyPros.

Fantasy Baseball News Last 90 Days

  • Kirby Yates Earns Eighth Save Of Season Tuesday

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    Texas Rangers relief pitcher Kirby Yates managed to secure his eighth save of the season in Tuesday's 4-2 win over the Diamondbacks. Yates came in to pitch the top of the ninth inning up by two. He got the first two outs on a ground-out and strikeout, allowed a walk and a single, and ended the game with another strikeout. The 37-year-old veteran has pitched very well this season, converting all of his save opportunities with a 0.90 ERA, an 11.25 K/9 rate, and a 4.50 BB/9 rate. However, he has only seen one-third of the team's save opportunities in May with three. This is frustrating from a fantasy perspective, as he has clearly been the best performer. Hopefully, this will translate into a more commanding lead over the closer's role.

    May 29 · Source via Closers Texas Rangers Kirby Yates
  • Kirby Yates Strengthens Grip On Closer Role

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    Texas Rangers relief pitcher Kirby Yates closed out the Detroit Tigers on Thursday in a 9-7 win. Yates got the final four outs of this one, allowing just a hit while striking out one. It was the 37-year-old's second save of the season, with his first coming on Monday. He has been used as Texas' highest-leverage pitcher for the past few weeks and is likely to continue in that role, which will presumably give him the best chance at saves in the Rangers bullpen. He should be added in any leagues where saves matter.

    Apr 19 · Source via Closers Texas Rangers Kirby Yates
  • Kirby Yates Earns Save Monday, Could Be Rangers' New Closer

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    Texas Rangers manager Bruce Bochy said that the team will still keep things open in the closer role, but with the way right-hander Kirby Yates is throwing the ball right now, "we kind of like where it's at." In the 1-0 win over the Detroit Tigers on Monday, Yates tossed a perfect inning with no hits allowed, no walks and no strikeouts to pick up his first save of the season. The 37-year-old veteran hasn't allowed a run yet in 2024 in six relief appearances while walking one and striking out five in six innings of work. Meanwhile, Jose Leclerc has surrendered eight earned runs on seven hits (one homer) while walking seven and fanning six in six innings. Nothing is official yet, but fantasy managers that are chasing saves should run to the waiver wire to pick up Yates right away.

    Apr 15 · Source via Closers Texas Rangers Kirby Yates
  • Pitching Stats

    2024 ATC133.35657.54420127030489329274.081.32
    2024 Draft Buddy142.06062.044201375325110331294.211.34
    2024 Steamer125.16161.03310126930548331294.251.38
    2024 THE BAT122.05756.92110127125469429274.101.20
    2024 Zeile129.06161.0342113733151000294.281.34

    Historic stats obtained free of charge from and are copyrighted by Retrosheet. ATC projections by Ariel Cohen. Draft Buddy projections by Mike MacGregor. Steamer projections by Steamer Projections Blog. THE BAT projections by Derek Carty. Zeile Consensus projections by FantasyPros.


    11vs SF, vs DET6.022.00000040000000.000.00
    10vs ARI10.321.10010021100000.001.50
    9at MIN1.710.20000011000000.001.50
    8vs LAA, vs CLE6.332.10000052200113.861.71
    7at OAK16.022.00020012200114.502.00
    6at KC14.012.01000021000000.000.50
    5vs CIN19.022.00020031100000.001.00
    4at ATL, at DET41.944.31030061100000.000.40
    3at HOU, vs OAK4.022.00000121000000.000.50
    2vs HOU13.011.01000020000000.000.00
    1vs CHC3.022.00000110100000.000.50


    27vs WAS, vs CHC2.022.00000111101114.501.00
    26at WAS3.011.00000020100000.001.00
    25at MIA, at PHI11.732.201200422104413.501.50
    24vs PIT, vs STL5.022.00000040310114.501.50
    23at LAD, at COL11.022.00010023000000.001.50
    22at SF, vs NYM5.022.00000130000000.000.00
    21vs SF, vs NYY13.743.21100164002112.451.09
    20at NYM, at PIT17.033.01000042200000.001.33
    19at CHC, vs LAA3.022.00000013000000.001.50
    18vs MIL, at BOS12.732.21000111110113.380.75
    17at MIL, vs ARI23.033.01011053211226.001.67
    16vs CWS2.011.00000010000000.000.00
    15at TB, at CLE0.721.200010103002210.801.80
    14vs MIA, vs MIN25.632.21010061100000.000.75
    13at CIN6.722.20000140100000.000.38
    12vs COL, at DET8.333.10000160410112.701.20
    11vs WAS, vs NYM15.733.21001042210223.180.71
    10at OAK2.011.00000010002000.000.86
    9vs PHI, vs LAD5.732.20000132200000.001.50
    8vs SEA1.011.00000022210228.102.40
    7at TOR, vs BOS6.033.00000141110113.601.20
    6vs BAL, at MIA9.033.00000063000000.000.80
    5vs MIA1.011.00000001000000.001.00
    4vs HOU, at SD5.022.00000040300111.290.71
    3at KC, vs CIN14.022.01000021100000.000.75
    2vs SD, at STL3.732.20000135200224.911.91
    1at WAS0.011.00000000110113.000.67


    Jun 9vs SFW 7-23.01.00000020000000.000.00
    Jun 5vs DETW 9-13.01.00000020000000.000.00
    May 29vs ARIW 6-10.30.10000000000000.000.00
    May 28vs ARIW 4-210.01.00010021100000.002.00
    May 25at MINL 3-51.70.20000011000000.001.50
    May 18vs LAAW 3-23.01.00000021000000.001.00
    May 15vs CLEW 4-04.01.00000030100000.001.00
    May 14vs CLEL 4-7-0.70.100000011001127.006.00
    May 8at OAKW 12-118.01.00010011200119.003.00
    May 6at OAKW 4-28.01.00010001000000.001.00
    May 5at KCW 3-214.02.01000021000000.000.50
    Apr 28vs CINW 4-39.01.00010011100000.002.00
    Apr 26vs CINW 2-110.01.00010020000000.000.00
    Apr 21at ATLW 6-49.31.10010010000000.000.00
    Apr 18at DETW 9-79.31.10010010100000.000.75
    Apr 17at DETW 5-415.31.11000041000000.000.75
    Apr 15at DETW 1-08.01.00010000000000.000.00
    Apr 12at HOUW 12-82.01.00000011000000.001.00
    Apr 9vs OAKL 3-42.01.00000110000000.000.00
    Apr 6vs HOUW 7-213.01.01000020000000.000.00
    Mar 30vs CHCW 11-21.01.00000100100000.001.00
    Mar 28vs CHCW 4-32.01.00000010000000.000.00


    Sep 30vs WASW 5-31.01.00000100000000.000.00
    Sep 27vs CHCW 6-51.01.00000011101119.002.00
    Sep 21at WASW 10-33.01.00000020100000.001.00
    Sep 16at MIAL 5-11-7.30.201000122104454.006.00
    Sep 13at PHIW 4-19.01.00010010000000.000.00
    Sep 11at PHIW 10-810.01.00010020000000.000.00
    Sep 9vs PITL 4-83.01.00000030210119.002.00
    Sep 5vs STLL 6-102.01.00000010100000.001.00
    Sep 1at LADW 6-39.01.00010011000000.001.00
    Aug 30at COLW 7-32.01.00000012000000.002.00
    Aug 26at SFW 7-32.01.00000110000000.000.00
    Aug 23vs NYMW 7-03.01.00000020000000.000.00
    Aug 20vs SFL 3-4-3.30.201000220021113.503.00
    Aug 19vs SFW 6-513.01.01000021000000.001.00
    Aug 16vs NYYW 2-02.01.00000110000000.000.00
    Aug 15vs NYYW 5-02.01.00000011000000.001.00
    Aug 13at NYML 6-72.01.00000010100000.001.00
    Aug 11at NYMW 7-02.01.00000011100000.002.00
    Aug 8at PITW 8-613.01.01000021000000.001.00
    Aug 6at CHCL 4-61.01.00000002000000.002.00
    Aug 2vs LAAW 12-52.01.00000011000000.001.00
    Jul 30vs MILW 8-612.01.01000010000000.000.00
    Jul 28vs MILW 10-70.70.20000100000000.000.00
    Jul 26at BOSL 3-50.01.00000001110119.002.00
    Jul 21at MILW 6-411.01.00010032000000.002.00
    Jul 20vs ARIW 7-512.01.01000020110119.001.00
    Jul 18vs ARIL 13-160.01.00001001101119.002.00
    Jul 16vs CWSL 1-82.01.00000010000000.000.00
    Jul 8at TBW 6-11.70.20000010000000.000.00
    Jul 4at CLEL 5-6-1.01.000010003002218.003.00
    Jul 1vs MIAW 7-01.30.10000011000000.003.00
    Jun 28vs MINW 3-014.31.11000030000000.000.00
    Jun 26vs MINW 4-110.01.00010020100000.001.00
    Jun 25at CINW 7-62.01.00000110000000.000.00
    Jun 23at CINL 10-114.71.20000030100000.000.60
    Jun 18vs COLW 14-61.01.00000010310119.003.00
    Jun 16vs COLW 8-14.31.10000030100000.000.75
    Jun 14at DETW 10-73.01.00000120000000.000.00
    Jun 11vs WASL 2-61.71.20000010110115.400.60
    Jun 9vs WASW 3-213.01.01000020000000.000.00
    Jun 7vs NYMW 7-51.01.00001012100119.003.00
    May 29at OAKL 2-72.01.00000010002000.000.00
    May 27vs PHIL 1-21.70.20000011100000.003.00
    May 25vs PHIW 8-52.01.00000110100000.001.00
    May 22vs LADL 6-82.01.00000011000000.001.00
    May 20vs SEAL 3-71.01.000000222102218.004.00
    May 14at TORL 5-61.01.00000100000000.000.00
    May 12at TORL 0-32.01.00000020110119.001.00
    May 9vs BOSW 9-33.01.00000021000000.001.00
    May 5vs BALL 4-92.01.00000011000000.001.00
    May 3at MIAW 14-64.01.00000030000000.000.00
    May 2at MIAW 6-03.01.00000022000000.002.00
    Apr 27vs MIAL 4-51.01.00000001000000.001.00
    Apr 22vs HOUL 3-62.01.00000020200119.002.00
    Apr 18at SDW 8-13.01.00000020100000.001.00
    Apr 15at KCW 9-32.01.00000010100000.001.00
    Apr 12vs CINW 5-412.01.01000011000000.001.00
    Apr 8vs SDL 1-41.70.20000012000000.003.00
    Apr 6vs SDW 7-60.01.000000121002218.003.00
    Apr 4at STLW 4-12.01.00000111100000.002.00
    Apr 1at WASW 7-10.01.00000000110119.001.00
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