Kirby Yates Fantasy Stats

#39 RP  |  Texas Rangers

Height / Weight 5'10"  /  205 lbs.
Date of Birth (Age) Mar 25, 1987 (37)
Experience 10 seasons
College Yavapai JC (AZ)

Season Stats

Career 397 0 80 386.2 287 153 142 52 153 537 1.138 1468.4

Game Log

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Kirby Yates News

Kirby Yates  • RP  •  Rangers

Kirby Yates Locks Down 18th Save

Texas Rangers closer Kirby Yates continued his strong season with a two-out save against the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday. The veteran didn't open the inning, but came in to relieve Josh Sborz with one out and got Gavin Sheets to strikeout before Eloy Jimenez flew out to give Yates his 18th save and the Rangers their 49th victory. Yates has been great for the Rangers this season with a 1.22 ERA and there is no reason to think that he will not continue to operate as one of the best closers in the league this season as he has a 1.74 xERA to backup his success.
16 hours ago   
Kirby Yates  • RP  •  Rangers

Kirby Yates Earns 16th Save Of The Season For Rangers

Texas Rangers closer Kirby Yates picked up his 16th save of the season, giving up a run in the ninth inning but holding on to a three-run lead. The 37-year-old has been lights out for most of this season with a 1.05 ERA and 0.90 WHIP this season. The right-hander has been a big boon to fantasy managers who used an early waiver-wire claim for his services. He will look to continue his dominant run in the second half of the season.
Jul 14   
Kirby Yates  • RP  •  Rangers

Kirby Yates Earns 15th Save On Saturday

Texas Rangers closer Kirby Yates needed just five pitches to secure his 15th save of the season in Saturday's 2-1 extra-inning win over the Astros. The 37-year-old got Jose Altuve and Alex Bregman to pop out on one pitch apiece, Yordan Alvarez was intentionally walked, and then Yainer Diaz struck out on three pitches to end the game. Yates is having a fantastic season, recording 15 saves with zero blown saves while posting a 0.81 ERA, 0.87 WHIP, and a 24.2% K-BB%.
Jul 14   
Kirby Yates  • RP  •  Rangers

Kirby Yates Nails Down 13th Save

Texas Rangers closer Kirby Yates picked up his 13th save of the season in Saturday's 4-3 win over the Rays. Yates faced only three batters and needed just 10 pitches to get through the frame. It was his second consecutive day with a save so his availability for Sunday is unclear. Nevertheless, Yates has been fantastic this season, posting a 0.86 ERA, 0.86 WHIP, and a 14:43 BB:K across 31 1/3 IP with two holds to go along with his 13 saves.
Jul 7   
Kirby Yates  • RP  •  Rangers

Kirby Yates Earns Eighth Save Of Season Tuesday

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   
Kirby Yates  • RP  •  Rangers

Kirby Yates Strengthens Grip On Closer Role

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   
Kirby Yates  • RP  •  Rangers

Kirby Yates Earns Save Monday, Could Be Rangers' New Closer

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 16   
Kirby Yates  • RP  •  Rangers

Kirby Yates Agrees To One-Year Deal With Rangers

Free-agent relief pitcher Kirby Yates agreed with the Texas Rangers on an undisclosed one-year deal on Tuesday, pending a physical, according to a source. The Rangers had a clear plan to upgrade their bullpen this offseason after winning the first World Series title in franchise history this past season. Yates became a free agent this winter when the Atlanta Braves declined his $5.75 million option for 2024. The 36-year-old veteran right-hander was strong for Atlanta and had a 3.28 ERA with 80 strikeouts in 60 1/3 relief innings in 2023. Texas is an excellent landing spot for Yates now that he's completely back from Tommy John surgery, and he could be a late-round target for saves and potentially even holds in his new home in the back end of Texas' bullpen.
Dec 5   
Kirby Yates  • RP  •  Braves

Kirby Yates Earns First Save Of Season Monday

Atlanta Braves relief pitcher Kirby Yates earned his first save of the season in Monday's 4-1 win over the Twins. Yates came in to pitch the top of the ninth inning up by three. He got the first out on a fly-out, allowed a single, but then got back-to-back strikeouts to end the game. Raisel Iglesias had pitched in each of the last two days, so the veteran got the call to close the game. The 36-year-old has pitched pretty well this season with a 3.00 ERA, 12.30 K/9 rate, and 5.10 BB/9 rate in 30 innings. However, his fantasy value will remain very limited as long as Iglesias continues to convert save opportunities.
Jun 27   
Kirby Yates  • RP  •  Braves

Kirby Yates Picks Up First Win Of The Season

Atlanta Braves relief pitcher Kirby Yates picked up his first win of the 2023 season in the team's 5-4 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Wednesday. Yates pitched a scoreless and hitless eighth inning while walking one and striking out one to pick up the victory. Left-hander A.J. Minter followed with his second save of the young season for Atlanta. The 36-year-old Yates has only thrown 11 1/3 innings in the last three years due to injuries, so it's nice to see him get rewarded with his first relief win since 2018. He'll be a volatile option in deep holds leagues, though, and he's allowed three runs on three hits (one homer allowed) while walking six and striking out four in 4 2/3 innings over his first five appearances in 2023.
Apr 13