Alejandro Kirk Stats
- Height / Weight
- 5' 8" / 265 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 11/6/1998 (23)
Alejandro Kirk Season Stats
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Alejandro Kirk News
Toronto Blue Jays catcher Alejandro Kirk is not in the starting lineup for Wednesday's game against left-hander Nestor Cortes and the New York Yankees. Tyler Heineman will be getting the start behind the plate for the game. Kirk is hitting .254 through 22 games this year and he has a decent OBP of .342. However, he's slugging just .270 and he has only one extra-base hit (a double). Kirk slugged .436 in the majors last season, compiling eight doubles and eight home runs over 60 games. He'll need to rediscover his power swing soon in order to remain roster-worthy in fantasy leagues.
Toronto Blue Jays catcher Alejandro Kirk is out of the starting lineup for Friday's game against Daulton Jefferies and the Oakland Athletics. Catcher Zack Collins is getting the start for the game. Kirk was seeing time as the team's designated hitter to start the year, but he became the Jays' primary catcher after Danny Jansen (side) landed on the injured list. Kirk is off to a slow start to the year as he's gone 4-for-20 with no extra-base hits. He has a great deal of upside, especially from the catcher position, so fantasy managers should stay patient with him.
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.
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.