George Kirby Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 4" / 215 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 2/4/1998 (25)
George Kirby Season Stats
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George Kirby News
Seattle Mariners starting pitcher George Kirby threw six shutout innings in a 1-0 win over the Texas Rangers on Sunday. Kirby allowed three hits and zero walks, striking out seven. He moved to 13-10 on the season with a 3.35 ERA. The young righty hovered around a top-15 starting pitcher most of this season. Kirby finished with an ADP of 117, making him one of the best values in drafts this preseason. That number will surely shrink next year, as he should be a hot commodity for fantasy managers.
Seattle Mariners pitcher George Kirby will look to narrow his club's deficit in the playoff race when he takes on the rival Houston Astros at home on Tuesday night. After taking a 5-1 loss to the Astros on Monday, the Mariners now trail Houston by 1.5 games for the final Wild Card spot in the American League while they're now four games behind the Texas Rangers for first place in the AL West. The right-hander has enjoyed a fine sophomore season, working to a healthy 3.58 ERA and MLB-best 2.5% BB% across 29 starts and 178 2/3 innings of work. The 25-year-old sports a 3.10 ERA while limiting opponents to a .606 OPS across 81 1/3 innings at home as he looks to improve his club's playoff chances on Tuesday.
Seattle Mariners right-hander George Kirby (illness) will make his next start on Sunday in New York against the Mets. Kirby was scratched from his start on Tuesday against the Oakland Athletics due to an illness, but he's apparently feeling better now and will close out the weekend series against the Mets. Right-handers Logan Gilbert and Luis Castillo will get the ball for the first two games of the series. Kirby's matchup on Sunday won't be as good as the one he had earlier this week against the A's, but he's still worth starting against the disappointing Mets. The 25-year-old first-time All-Star has gone 10-8 with a 3.28 ERA, 1.03 WHIP, a league-low 0.8 BB/9 and 142 strikeouts in 156 1/3 innings over his 25 starts.
The Mariners' young prospect had some bumps in the road in his rookie campaign, but overall it was a really positive year for him. He made 25 starts with the Major League club and posted a 3.39 ERA with a 1.19 WHIP. His 24.5% K% and 4.1% BB% are reasons for huge optimism. He posted the fifth-best walk rate in the league among pitchers with 130+ IP. We should expect an increased strikeout rate in the future from Kirby, who had six starts in the Majors with 8 or more strikeouts last year. His four-seamer has a ton of velocity (95.3 average) and gets a bunch of whiffs (16% SwStr%), and he also gets a lot of whiffs on his cutter. The breaking and offspeed stuff were what kept him down a little bit last year, but he has three of those offerings to tinker with, and I have little doubt that he'll improve on that set of pitches in 2023. You have to love a young arm with this much talent who is already one of the best pitchers in the league at limiting walks. The ADP is right around 100, which is a little high for his lack of Major League experience, but the ceiling here is a top-ten SP.