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Chad Kuhl
ERA W-L K
4.20 5-4 53
Team: PittsburghHt / Wt: 6-3 / 220 NFBC ADP: 427.88
Position: SPBorn: 9/10/1992 Birthplace: Newark, Delaware
Bats/Throws: R/R Draft: 9th Round by Pirates (2013)


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July 17 7:53 PM PT8:53 PM MT9:53 PM CT10:53 PM ET22:53 ET2:53 GMT10:53 7:53 PM MST9:53 PM EST10:23 PM VEN6:53 UAE (+1)9:53 PM CT-Chad Kuhl allowed two runs on four hits and three walks in 5.2 innings as the Pittsburgh Pirates defeated the Milwaukee Brewers 4-2 on Monday. Kuhl struck out seven, ending the game with a 4.85 ERA and 1.46 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Brewers catcher Stephen Vogt left the game in the fifth inning after a collision with Kuhl at the plate. Vogt caught an incidental elbow to the head from Kuhl, and both players were down for several minutes. Kuhl remained in the game and went on to set a career high in strikeouts. The right-hander is 1-0 with a 2.49 ERA in his last four starts.
July 10 2:00 PM PT3:00 PM MT4:00 PM CT5:00 PM ET17:00 ET21:00 GMT5:00 2:00 PM MST4:00 PM EST4:30 PM VEN1:00 UAE (+1)4:00 PM CT-Chad Kuhl allowed one run on two hits and three walks in 3.0 innings as the Pittsburgh Pirates defeated the Chicago Cubs 14-3 on Sunday. Kuhl struck out four, ending the game with a 4.96 ERA and 1.48 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Working on two days' rest, Kuhl pitched relatively well while filling in for an ill Jameson Taillon. Still, he needs to pitch better in the second half.
July 6 8:22 PM PT9:22 PM MT10:22 PM CT11:22 PM ET23:22 ET3:22 GMT11:22 8:22 PM MST10:22 PM EST10:52 PM VEN7:22 UAE (+1)10:22 PM CT-Chad Kuhl improved to 3-6, allowing three runs - two earned - on six hits and three walks in 7.0 innings, as the Pittsburgh Pirates defeated the Philadelphia Phillies 6-3 on Thursday. Kuhl struck out three, ending the game with a 5.03 ERA and 1.47 WHIP on the season.
July 1 5:58 PM PT6:58 PM MT7:58 PM CT8:58 PM ET20:58 ET0:58 GMT8:58 5:58 PM MST7:58 PM EST8:28 PM VEN4:58 UAE (+1)7:58 PM CT-Chad Kuhl allowed one run on two hits and one walk in 6.0 innings as the Pittsburgh Pirates lost to the San Francisco Giants 2-1 on Saturday. Kuhl struck out three, ending the game with a 5.26 ERA and 1.49 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Kuhl snapped a streak of 12 consecutive starts of five innings or fewer. He carried a no-hitter into the sixth inning before allowing a homer to Austin Slater.
June 26 7:43 AM PT8:43 AM MT9:43 AM CT10:43 AM ET10:43 ET14:43 GMT22:43 7:43 AM MST9:43 AM EST10:13 AM VEN18:43 UAE9:43 AM CT-Chad Kuhl allowed four runs on eight hits and one walk in 5.0 innings as the Pittsburgh Pirates lost to the St. Louis Cardinals 8-4 on Sunday. Kuhl struck out six, ending the game with a 5.58 ERA and 1.57 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Kuhl has not recorded an out in the sixth inning since April 18 and has posted just seven outs all season beyond the fifth.
June 20 8:45 PM PT9:45 PM MT10:45 PM CT11:45 PM ET23:45 ET3:45 GMT11:45 8:45 PM MST10:45 PM EST11:15 PM VEN7:45 UAE (+1)10:45 PM CT-Chad Kuhl improved to 2-6, allowing two runs on seven hits and two walks in 5.0 innings, as the Pittsburgh Pirates defeated the Milwaukee Brewers 7-3 on Tuesday. Kuhl struck out six, ending the game with a 5.46 ERA and 1.55 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Kuhl won for the first time in 13 starts since beating Atlanta in his season debut April 8. He's posted a 3.60 ERA in his last four outings.
June 15 9:14 AM PT10:14 AM MT11:14 AM CT12:14 PM ET12:14 ET16:14 GMT0:14 9:14 AM MST11:14 AM EST11:44 AM VEN20:14 UAE11:14 AM CT-Chad Kuhl fell to 1-6, allowing three runs on four hits and one walk in 5.0 innings, as the Pittsburgh Pirates lost to the Colorado Rockies 5-1 on Wednesday. Kuhl struck out three, ending the game with a 5.61 ERA and 1.53 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Kuhl remained winless since his April 8 season debut but has improved of late, posting a 3.60 ERA over his last three appearances. Manager Clint Hurdle plans on keeping Kuhl in the rotation for now. ''As far as the battle, the fight, it was there,'' Hurdle said.
June 7 8:34 PM PT9:34 PM MT10:34 PM CT11:34 PM ET23:34 ET3:34 GMT11:34 8:34 PM MST10:34 PM EST11:04 PM VEN7:34 UAE (+1)10:34 PM CT-Chad Kuhl allowed one run on four hits and four walks in 5.0 innings as the Pittsburgh Pirates lost to the Baltimore Orioles 9-6 on Wednesday. Kuhl struck out four, ending the game with a 5.63 ERA and 1.58 WHIP on the season.
June 1 9:21 AM PT10:21 AM MT11:21 AM CT12:21 PM ET12:21 ET16:21 GMT0:21 9:21 AM MST11:21 AM EST11:51 AM VEN20:21 UAE11:21 AM CT-Chad Kuhl allowed two runs on three hits and three walks in 5.0 innings as the Pittsburgh Pirates lost to the Arizona Diamondbacks 6-5 on Wednesday. Kuhl struck out four, ending the game with a 6.02 ERA and 1.58 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Kuhl has been brutal at PNC Park, going 1-3 with a 7.71 ERA in seven starts.
May 27 10:17 AM PT11:17 AM MT12:17 PM CT1:17 PM ET13:17 ET17:17 GMT1:17 10:17 AM MST12:17 PM EST12:47 PM VEN21:17 UAE12:17 PM CT-Chad Kuhl fell to 1-5, allowing five runs on eight hits in 4.1 innings, as the Pittsburgh Pirates lost to the New York Mets 8-1 on Friday. Kuhl struck out three, ending the game with a 6.29 ERA and 1.62 WHIP on the season.
May 21 2:18 PM PT3:18 PM MT4:18 PM CT5:18 PM ET17:18 ET21:18 GMT5:18 2:18 PM MST4:18 PM EST4:48 PM VEN1:18 UAE (+1)4:18 PM CT-Kuhl allowed one hit and two walks without giving up a run in 5.0 innings as the Pittsburgh Pirates defeated the Philadelphia Phillies 1-0 on Sunday. Kuhl struck out five, ending the game with a 5.85 ERA and 1.60 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Lefties were batting .391 against Kuhl coming into the game, but he held the six Philadelphia left-handed batters hitless with a walk and three strikeouts.
May 16 7:56 PM PT8:56 PM MT9:56 PM CT10:56 PM ET22:56 ET2:56 GMT10:56 7:56 PM MST9:56 PM EST10:26 PM VEN6:56 UAE (+1)9:56 PM CT-Chad Kuhl fell to 1-4, allowing six runs on 10 hits and one walk in 4.0 innings, as the Pittsburgh Pirates lost to the Washington Nationals 8-4 on Tuesday. Kuhl struck out three, ending the game with a 6.69 ERA and 1.74 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Opposing batters have really been teeing off on the young right-hander, as he's permitted a .402 average while going 0-3 with a wretched 10.70 ERA over his past five starts. Kuhl is hands-off from a fantasy standpoint until he can iron out his struggles.
May 11 8:32 AM PT9:32 AM MT10:32 AM CT11:32 AM ET11:32 ET15:32 GMT23:32 8:32 AM MST10:32 AM EST11:02 AM VEN19:32 UAE10:32 AM CT-Chad Kuhl fell to 1-3, allowing four runs on six hits and two walks in 5.0 innings, as the Pittsburgh Pirates lost to the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-2 on Wednesday. Kuhl struck out four, ending the game with a 5.81 ERA and 1.61 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Kuhl seemed to be a solid fourth-starter type through three appearances after a solid 2016, but in his last four starts he's pitched a combined 13 2/3 innings and allowed 16 runs.
May 6 9:47 PM PT10:47 PM MT11:47 PM CT12:47 AM ET0:47 ET4:47 GMT12:47 9:47 PM MST11:47 PM EST12:17 AM VEN8:47 UAE11:47 PM CT-Chad Kuhl allowed two hits without giving up a run in 3.0 innings as the Pittsburgh Pirates defeated the Milwaukee Brewers 4-0 on Friday. Kuhl struck out two, ending the game with a 5.54 ERA and 1.62 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Kuhl took his regular turn in the rotation despite leaving his previous start after taking a ball off the knee against Miami. He breezed through three innings before the rain came.
May 1 8:49 PM PT9:49 PM MT10:49 PM CT11:49 PM ET23:49 ET3:49 GMT11:49 8:49 PM MST10:49 PM EST11:19 PM VEN7:49 UAE (+1)10:49 PM CT-Kuhl played catch Monday without any issues and expects to make his next start Friday against Milwaukee.
Analysis: Kuhl (1-2, 6.26 ERA) left Sunday's start in Miami in the fifth inning after being hit by a batted ball.
Apr. 30 6:48 PM PT7:48 PM MT8:48 PM CT9:48 PM ET21:48 ET1:48 GMT9:48 6:48 PM MST8:48 PM EST9:18 PM VEN5:48 UAE (+1)8:48 PM CT-Chad Kuhl allowed three runs - two earned - on seven hits and one walk in 4.0 innings as the Pittsburgh Pirates lost to the Miami Marlins 10-3 on Sunday. Kuhl struck out four, ending the game with a 6.26 ERA and 1.74 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Kuhl left the game immediately after Dee Gordon led off the bottom of the fifth inning with a hard one-hopper off his right knee. Kuhl, who allowed seven hits, one walk and three runs (two earned), doesn't believe he will miss a start. "It's a right knee contusion," Kuhl said. "It happened so quick. It was pretty intense pain. I wanted to stay back out there, but I got taken out. "I iced it down. My plan is to be out there in five days."
Apr. 30 12:43 PM PT1:43 PM MT2:43 PM CT3:43 PM ET15:43 ET19:43 GMT3:43 12:43 PM MST2:43 PM EST3:13 PM VEN23:43 UAE2:43 PM CT-Kuhl has left his team's game at Miami in the fifth inning Sunday after he was hit in the leg by Dee Gordon's sharp one-hopper.
Analysis: The ball caromed off the inside of Kuhl's right leg near his knee, and he collapsed in pain as Gordon reached on a single. Kuhl was examined by a trainer, rose and threw several warmup pitches but then left the game, walking to the dugout accompanied by manager Clint Hurdle.
Apr. 24 8:45 PM PT9:45 PM MT10:45 PM CT11:45 PM ET23:45 ET3:45 GMT11:45 8:45 PM MST10:45 PM EST11:15 PM VEN7:45 UAE (+1)10:45 PM CT-Kuhl lasted just 1 2/3 innings in Monday's 14-3 loss to the Cubs, giving up nine runs, eight hits and four walks.
Analysis: Kuhl, who pitched well while never allowing more than two runs during his first three starts, saw his ERA balloon from 2.60 to 6.63.
Apr. 19 7:47 AM PT8:47 AM MT9:47 AM CT10:47 AM ET10:47 ET14:47 GMT22:47 7:47 AM MST9:47 AM EST10:17 AM VEN18:47 UAE9:47 AM CT-Kuhl held the Cardinals to three hits over six innings Tuesday, but was touched for a pair of runs to take the loss.
Analysis: Kuhl walked six batters in his season debut but has been much sharper over his past two outings, limiting opponents to three runs, eight hits and just one free pass in a combined 12 1/3 innings. He'll next draw the world champion Cubs at home on Monday.
Apr. 13 6:43 PM PT7:43 PM MT8:43 PM CT9:43 PM ET21:43 ET1:43 GMT9:43 6:43 PM MST8:43 PM EST9:13 PM VEN5:43 UAE (+1)8:43 PM CT-Kuhl didn't get a decision Thursday but pitched very well at Fenway Park, allowing one run and five hits in 6 1/3 innings with no walks and six strikeouts.
Analysis: This outing by the second-year right-hander left manager Clint Hurdle very impressed. ''Chad pitched a fantastic game,'' Hurdle said. ''To hold that offense in check, to pitch into the seventh, no walks, six strikeouts, the fastball command was excellent.'' Kuhl has allowed two earned runs or fewer in 11 of his first 16 major league starts.

Regular Season

Pitching Statistics
Year Team W L Sv-Op G GS CG IP H R ER HR BB IBB K WHIP ERA
2016 Pit 5 4 0 - 0 14 14 0 70.2 73 34 33 7 20 0 53 1.32 4.20
Career 5 4 0 - 0 14 14 0 70.2 73 34 33 7 20 0 53 1.32 4.20

Hitting Statistics
Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2016 Pit 15 23 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 9 0 0 .087 .125 .087
Career 15 23 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 9 0 0 .087 .125 .087


Pitching Velocity

Pitch TypePitchesMaxMinAvgPct
Fastball 973 100 85 95.1 62.86
Curveball 58 85 77 82.1 3.75
Slider 346 93 84 88.5 22.35
Changeup 171 93 82 89 11.05

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