Alejandro Kirk Stats
- Height / Weight
- 5' 8" / 245 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 11/6/1998 (24)
Alejandro Kirk Season Stats
Last 10 Games
Alejandro Kirk News
Toronto Blue Jays catcher Alejandro Kirk is not in the starting lineup on Saturday against the visiting Cleveland Guardians. Danny Jansen will do the catching and bat sixth against Guardians left-hander Logan Allen. Kirk continues to share playing time behind the dish with Jansen, limiting his overall fantasy appeal to two-catcher leagues. The 24-year-old Mexican backstop is slashing a mediocre .247/.328/.338 with only six home runs, 30 RBI and 23 runs scored in 323 plate appearances and 94 games after making his first All-Star team in 2021. The good news is that Kirk has been better in the second half, going 24-for-86 (.279) with three home runs, three doubles, eight RBI and nine runs scored in 27 games (22 starts) since the All-Star break.
On Saturday, Toronto Blue Jays catcher Alejandro Kirk went 3-for-4 at the plate, hitting two home runs while collecting three RBI. The Blue Jays knocked off the Los Angeles Angels 6-1. In the seventh inning, Kirk launched a solo home run against the left-handed reliever Aaron Loup, and in the following frame, he smashed a two-run homer off right-hander Jaime Barria. The 24-year-old now has four multi-homer games in his career. Recently, Kirk has been hot, with 12 hits in his last 22 trips to the plate.
Toronto Blue Jays catcher Alejandro Kirk went 3-for-3 with a home run, two RBI, a run scored and a walk in Thursday's 4-0 shutout win over the visiting San Diego Padres to help the team avoid a three-game sweep. The long ball was Kirk's first since June 5, so hopefully it will get him going in terms of power. The three-hit performance was also his first multi-hit game since he had three hits on June 13. He's been very quiet offensively so far in July, going 5-for-29 (.172) with the one home run, three RBI and two runs scored in 31 trips to the plate over 10 games. We'll see if the 24-year-old backstop's three hit game on Thursday can get him jump-started at the plate with the end of July quickly approaching.
Alejandro Kirk enjoyed a breakout 2022 campaign, slashing .285/.372/.415 with 14 HR in 541 PAs with catcher eligibility. His 11.6 BB% exceeded his 10.7 K%, and both metrics were supported by his 5.8 SwStr% and minuscule 26.3% chase rate. Unfortunately, Kirk's contact quality metrics indicate that he might struggle to deliver a satisfactory encore. His 30.8 FB% makes it difficult to expect the roughly 20 HR most projection systems are calling for, and his 9.4 IFFB% is relatively high for a guy who isn't looking for airborne contact. Kirk's 19.2 LD% is below average as well, and grounders aren't the answer for someone who runs like a catcher. Kirk's xBA was only .278 in 2022, so he might not be a lock for anything higher. Kirk's contact-oriented profile doesn't fit the cleanup role at all, especially in a lineup with proven boppers like Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Bo Bichette. Kirk could therefore lose his spot and the counting stats that go with it. Catcher isn't the wasteland in 2023 that it has been historically, and there's little reason to take Kirk at his ADP of 99.55 due to position scarcity alone. There are too many red flags here.