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19 Erik Kratz C
Height/Weight: 6-4/240 | Birthdate: 6/15/1980 | Birthplace: Telford, PA | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Kansas City | College: None | MLB Experience: 5 | Salary: $496,000 | Owned/Started%: 0/0 | Average Draft Position: 9999
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Projections
TimeframeABHRAVGRBIRSB
2015 Season (CBSSports.com)149.008.00.22822.0016.000.00
 
Key Stats
ABHRAVGRBIRSB
1105.21813120
 
Games Played By Position
YearC1B2B3BSSOFDHSPRP
20143600000600
20136000000000
 
Injury Report
No Injury Reported
More Injuries
 
Situational Stats
SituationABHHROBPSLGAVG
vs L.A. Angels800 .000 .000 .000
vs Bassitt (Career)000000
vs RHP57132 .254 .368 .228
 
Recent Trades
DateTradedTraded For
10/19/2014Andrew McCutchen, CF PIT
Luke Gregerson, RP HOU
Carlos Ruiz, C PHI
Erik Kratz, C KC
Joba Chamberlain, RP DET
Michael Brantley, LF CLE
Alex Colome, RP TB
 
Last 7 Games
DateOppABRHHRRBIBBSB
8/20@COL2000100
8/23@TEX4110000
8/30CLE2000010
8/31CLE3010000
9/19DET2000000
9/20DET0000000
9/28@CHW3000000
 
Rank Among Leaders
 
 
 
Latest News

Royals' Yost going away from built-in days off for Salvador Perez

by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/12/15) Royals manager Ned Yost was considering having Erik Kratz as a personal catcher for one of the pitchers in the team's rotation as a way of having built-in days off for starting catcher Salvador Perez. However, Yost is no longer going to use that plan.

"Just not going to happen," Yost said Wednesday, per MLB.com."I talked to my staff and decided that's not what we want to do. We'll pick spots and give Sal a day off. We'll look for days -- a Saturday off or a Sunday. We just decided to go that way."

Yost added it will be up to the coaching staff to make sure Perez, who appeared in a career-high 150 games in 2014, gets time off in 2015.

"You got so many off-days early in the season," Yost said. "[The rest] comes into play about June, July and August. But then in September, that's it [for days off] unless we have a big lead."

Royals' Pena thinks extra offseason reps will help him earn a spot

by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(2/27/15) Royals backup catcher Francisco Pena told reporters that his reps for the Dominican Republican in the Caribbean Series earlier in February could help him win a spot on the roster this spring, per MLB.com.

"I feel like the more games you play, the more chances you have to get better," Pena said. "I love baseball. It's what I know. I was inspired by watching the World Series, and I saw how much hard work and sacrifice it takes to get there. That's also something my father taught me, to work hard and be prepared."

Pena was a September callup last season, but only made one appearance in the majors in 2014. Although it's early in camp, Pena has an outside shot to make the club. The Royals have Erik Kratz currently listed as the backup to starter Salvador Perez.

Erik Kratz swings big bat as reserve

by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/19/14) Royals catcher Erik Kratz made a huge impact Monday, in a 6-4 win over the Twins.

Kratz entered the game as an injury replacement in the seventh inning and slugged two solo home runs in his two at-bats, providing the winning margin for the game.  

Kratz has been productive since returning to the Royals in late July, hitting 6 for 13 with two home runs, two RBI and three runs scored. 

Royals make several roster moves Monday

by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/28/14) The Royals have assigned newly acquired pitcher Liam Hendricks to Triple-A Omaha, FOX Sports Kansas City reports. Erik Kratz, who was also acquired in the Danny Valencia trade, will join the big-league team Tuesday. The Royals have also recalled shortstop Christian Colon and designated catcher Brett Hayes for assignment.

Blue Jays trade away Liam Hendriks, Erik Kratz to Royals

by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/28/14) The Blue Jays have traded pitcher Liam Hendriks and catcher Erik Kratz to the Royals, according to Sportsnet.ca.

Hendricks went 8-1 with a 2.33 ERA in 18 appearances (16 starts) with Triple-A Buffalo. he was shelled for six runs over 1 2/3 innings in his last major-league start on June 21. Kratz hit .299 with three homers and 17 RBI in 87 at-bats. Kratz is expected to join the big-league team, per SB Nation.
 
 
 

 
Upcoming 7 Games
DateOppTimeScheduled Starter
3/30/15@ TEX4:05 pm
3/31/15@ SD10:05 pm
4/1/15LAD3:05 pm
4/3/15@ HOU8:05 pm
4/4/15@ HOU4:05 pm
4/13/15@ MIN4:10 pm
4/15/15@ MIN8:10 pm
Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2010PIT93424012900 .167 .118 .118
2011PHI2602000100 .333 .500 .333
2012PHI501411435926113400 .306 .504 .248
2013PHI681972142926184500 .280 .386 .213
2014TOR-KC47110122451342200 .243 .391 .218
Total 1764884910723663511100 .273 .404 .219
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2010PITC9865569001.000
2011PHIC1110100001.000
2012PHIC41383663392613 .997
2013PHIC60544414142615 .998
2014TOR-KCC362319818810021.000
Total  1471241080100771210 .998
More Batting Stats
YearTeam2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2010PIT00400000
2011PHI10300000
2012PHI907130222
2013PHI7076201411
2014TOR-KC404310014
Total 210197603717
Minor League Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2002 R-Medcine Hat4414220395041163201 .318 .394 .275
2003 A-Chstn-Wv8190630021700 .409 .474 .316
2003 A-Auburn491572549150526213101 .411 .503 .312
2003 AA-New Haven14000000--100 .000 .000 .000
2004 AA-N.Hampshire491310002200 .500 .444 .333
2004 A-Dunedin1549614401621600 .327 .429 .286
2004 A-Auburn1039512600101800 .317 .462 .308
2005 AA-N.Hampshire9129227601001134278620 .283 .353 .205
2006AAA-Syracuse1240121020175400 .319 .375 .250
2006 AA-N.Hampshire712583458100627165410 .290 .333 .225
2007AAA-Syracuse3511210242051982801 .273 .366 .214
2007 AA-N.Hampshire491602240151830123300 .317 .506 .250
2008AAA-Syracuse40145203411192493310 .287 .510 .234
2008 AA-N.Hampshire33102152550719132620 .347 .500 .245
2009AAA-Indianapolis9331945873001143317270 .337 .470 .273
2010AAA-Indianapolis Indians702303063221941325412 .380 .496 .274
2011AAA-Lehigh Valley IronPi103358561031901553387220 .372 .466 .288
2012AAA-Lehigh Valley IronPi371241733100830102000 .326 .540 .266
2013AA-Reading Fightin Phil14000000--100 .000 .000 .000
2013AAA-Lehigh Valley IronPi312021001--100 .167 .250 .167
Total 76925753456621713100383234581165 .329 .442 .257
2014AAA-Buffalo2787132610031791801.354.517.299
 
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