KEVIN KIERMAIER RUMORS

Kevin Kiermaier attempted to eat a steak bigger than his head

Give Kevin Kiermaier credit: He never shies away from the big challenge. For example, he could have watched that home run go over his head and nobody would have said a word. But he went for it. And this happened: Kiermaier takes the same life philosophy into his meals. He didn’t have to try to eat a 35 ounce ribeye steak with vegetables, two salads, two regular sides and a bag...
Via Food and Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Kiermaier on His (Gold Glove) Defense

“I had a good year last year, but this year I wanted to separate myself,” Kevin Kiermaier told me in August before a game with the Athletics. And separate himself he did, since he just won a Gold Glove after leading all defensive players in the SABR Defensive Index rankings, UZR/150, and Defensive Runs Saved. We talked about how he honed his craft on the way to the defensive...
Via Fangraphs
November 12, 2015  |  Discuss

JABO: Kevin Kiermaier Might Be Having the Best Defensive Season We Know Of

Just in case, let’s get this out of the way early: Kevin Kiermaier is the Rays’ center fielder. You probably already knew that, but you can never be too safe. Kiermaier is considered by everyone to be something of a defensive whiz. They say you’re supposed to open with a joke. Here’s a funny picture that proves even a defensive whiz can end up in a humiliating screenshot...
Via Fangraphs
September 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Kevin Kiermaier Leaps, Crashes Into Wall To Make Ridiculous Catch (Video)

Kevin Kiermaier’s attempt to rob a home run this weekend didn’t go too well, but he made up for it and then some Monday night. The Tampa Bay Rays centerfielder made one of the most incredible plays of the season right off the bat against the Baltimore Orioles at Camden Yards. Third baseman Manny Machado led off the bottom of the first inning with a bomb to center field, but Kiermaier...
Via NESN.com
September 01, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Chris Archer has great reaction to Kevin Kiermaier catch

    Chris Archer had a great reaction to a beautiful catch made by Kevin Kiermaier in center field on Monday night. Kiermaier robbed Orioles leadoff hitter Manny Machado with a great catch against the wall for the first out the Rays recorded in the game.     Archer was worried that the first batter he faced had hit a home run against him, so he kept the celebration...
Via Larry Brown Sports
August 31, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Rays outfielder fooled by Tropicana Field catwalk

Tampa Bay Rays center fielder Kevin Kiermaier climbed the outfield wall at Tropicana Field on Friday night, and instead of coming down with the ball, he landed with a little embarrassment. He was anticipating the hard hit ball by Kansas City Royals designated hitter Kendrys Morales would land close enough to the wall where he could rob a home run, but the ball traveled so high...
Via NESN.com
August 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Rays outfielder Kevin Kiermaier startled by pigeon (Video)

Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Kevin Kiermaier dove backwards onto the ground after being startled by a pigeon during the 12th inning of Friday night's game in the Bronx. Kiermaier had just hit a single to center field to drive in a run and give the Rays a 4-3 lead over the New York Yankees. Kiermaier had just finished unstrapping his leg pad when he saw the pigeon out of the corner...
Via Holdout Sports
July 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Kevin Kiermaier on Turning a Corner

When Kevin Kiermaier made his MLB debut at the end of the 2013 season, he did so as a defensive replacement. The Tampa Bay Rays dynamo was 23 years old at the time, and in the eyes of many, a glove-first fourth outfielder with questionable offensive skills. A 31st-round pick in 2012 out of D-II […]
Via Fangraphs
May 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Should You Add Kevin Kiermaier?

The Tampa Bay Rays have started to climb out of a deep first-half hole, and Kevin Kiermaier is a big reason way. His .310/8/24 line has boosted what was a pretty pathetic offense early in the season, and he’s also contributed stellar defense that have him sitting at 2.8 WAR after just 48 games. Over a full 150-game season, that’s an 8.8-WAR pace. No, Kiermaier probably isn...
Via Baseball Professor
July 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Rays notes: Kevin Kiermaier growing as power hitter

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Outfielder Kevin Kiermaier won't call himself a home-run hitter, but the power has become noticeable in his brief time with the Tampa Bay Rays. Kiermaier cracked his fourth home run Thursday, a two-run shot to right field off Houston Astros right-hander Paul Clemens in the victory at Tropicana Field. Combined with the three homers that Kiermaier launched with...
Via Fox Sports Florida
June 20, 2014  |  Discuss
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