Alejandro Kirk Stats
- Height / Weight
- 5' 8" / 265 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 11/6/1998 (22)
Alejandro Kirk Season Stats
Last 10 Games
Alejandro Kirk News
Toronto Blue Jays catcher Alejandro Kirk will be on the bench for the first game of a Saturday doubleheader against the Baltimore Orioles. Kirk isn't starting as right-hander Dean Kremer takes the hill for Baltimore. The catcher is hitting .274 with a .355 on-base percentage and seven home runs this season. It'll be Danny Jansen hitting ninth and getting the start behind the plate against the Orioles. The 26-year-old is hitting .193 with a .285 on-base percentage and seven home runs in 159 plate appearances this season. You're probably better off looking elsewhere for streaming help.
Toronto Blue Jays catcher Alejandro Kirk spanked a pair of solo homers on Tuesday to help his club defeat the Yankees 5-1. He took Gerrit Cole deep in the first inning before victimizing Clay Holmes in the eighth for his second multi-homer game of the season and third long ball in his last two starts. The 22-year-old finished the game going 3-for-4 and acted as the designated hitter in this contest which is something to keep an eye on moving forward. Kirk's bat is certainly picking up speed with a .342 BA over his last 11 games, so he may be worth scooping up while his bat is hot for managers streaming catchers in shallower leagues.
Toronto Blue Jays catcher Alejandro Kirk lifted his fifth homer of the campaign on Sunday as his club went on to an 8-0 victory over the Athletics. He took Cole Irvin deep in the third inning for a three-run shot to blow the game open to 7-0 as he also chipped in with a double and a single to go 3-for-4 in the contest. Despite missing nearly three months of action due to injury, Kirk has put together a fine season with 14 runs, 20 RBI, and a .275 BA through 44 games as a platoon backstop in Toronto. He is on the stronger side of the platoon thanks to his bat, but it caps his fantasy potential that he's not out there 80% of the time.
Danny Jansen's hold on the starting catcher role in Toronto could be on thin ice with Alejandro Kirk waiting in the wings. Kirk might need a bit more seasoning, as he skipped a few levels in the minors on his way to the big club. With the Blue Jays primed for a run at the American League East division this year, if Jansen struggles, Kirk could be back in the majors for good in 2021. The bat tool is real -- ATC projects Kirk for nine home runs in 300 at-bats, coupled with a robust .272 batting average. He's also off to a very strong start this spring but he's in competition with Reese McGuire, who is out of minor-league options and is a stronger defensive catcher. Grab Kirk as a handcuff if you own Jansen in a draft-and-hold league. If he makes the major league roster out of spring training, he's an instant pickup. If not, keep a close eye on his minor league progress early on in 2021.