FACTS/FLUKES: Kirk, Benintendi, Donaldson, Eflin, Germán

Kirk a rock-solid option at catcher ... Alejandro Kirk (C, TOR) had an outstanding season in 2022, as he put up decent power numbers to go along with a .285 batting average. Should more of the same be expected from the 24-year-old in 2023?

Year   PA  HR    BA/xBA   bb%/ct%    G/L/F   h%  HctX/Brl%   PX/xPX  HR/F  xHR/F
====  ===  ==  =========  =======  ========  ==  =========  =======  ====  =====
2021* 242  10  .262/.268   10/85   41/20/39  27   113/11%    98/97    14%   14%
2022  541  14  .285/.259   12/88   50/19/31  30   144/7%     73/102   11%   11%
*Includes MLEs

There is a lot to like in Kirk's profile:

  • His ct% was strong in 2021 and far better this past season. His xBA says he was a little lucky but the low strikeout totals...

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