Chad Kuhl
Chad Kuhl in 2017 (35039965941).jpg
Kuhl with the Pittsburgh Pirates
Colorado Rockies – No. 41
Pitcher
Born: (1992-09-10) September 10, 1992 (age 29)
Newark, Delaware
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
MLB debut
June 26, 2016, for the Pittsburgh Pirates
MLB statistics
(through July 29, 2022)
Win–loss record31–36
Earned run average4.47
Strikeouts467
Teams

Chad Michael Kuhl (born September 10, 1992) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Colorado Rockies of Major League Baseball (MLB). He previously played in MLB for the Pittsburgh Pirates.

High school and college

Kuhl attended Middletown High School in Middletown, Delaware, where he pitched and played first base for the school's baseball team.[1] He was named to the All-Delaware team in 2010.[1] He then enrolled at University of Delaware, where he continued his baseball career.

Career

Pittsburgh Pirates

After completing his junior season of college baseball at the University of Delaware,[2] he was drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the ninth round of the 2013 Major League Baseball draft.[3]

After signing, he made his professional debut with the Jamestown Jammers and spent all of 2013 there, going 3-4 with a 2.11 ERA in 13 starts. Kuhl pitched 2014 with the Bradenton Marauders, compiling a 13-5 record and 3.46 ERA in 28 starts, and 2015 with the Altoona Curve[4] where he was 11-5 with a 2.48 ERA and 1.14 WHIP in 26 starts. He began 2016 with the Indianapolis Indians.

Kuhl was recalled from Indianapolis on June 26, 2016, made his major league debut, and got his first win that same night as the Pirates defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers, 4–3. Kuhl pitched five innings, allowing three runs, four hits, and four walks with five strikeouts in his debut.[5] He was optioned to Indianapolis on July 16 and recalled on August 9. After his August 9 recall, he spent the remainder of the season with Pittsburgh. In 14 starts for the Pirates he was 5-4 with a 4.20 ERA, and in 16 starts for Indianapolis he pitched to a 6-3 record and 2.37 ERA.[6]

Kuhl spent all of the 2017 season in the Pirates starting rotation. Kuhl started 31 games, posting an 8-11 record with an ERA of 4.35. On June 30, 2018, Kuhl was placed on the disabled list with a right forearm strain.[7] He was ruled out for the season at the beginning of September. In 16 starts, he was 5-5 with an ERA of 4.55 in 85 innings. On September 19, Kuhl underwent Tommy John surgery and missed the entire 2019 season.

In 2020, Kuhl made his return to the mound on July 27, and threw 3.2 scoreless innings in a Pirates 6-5 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers at PNC Park.[8] He pitched to a 4.27 ERA in 46 and 1/3 innings pitched in 2020. He was also second in the National League in walks allowed. He was non-tendered on November 30, making him a free agent. [9]

Colorado Rockies

On March 16, 2022, Kuhl signed a one-year contract with the Colorado Rockies.[10] On June 27, 2022 threw his first complete career shutout against The Dodgers. [11]

Personal

Kuhl married former beauty queen Amanda Debus in 2019.[12]

References

  1. ^ a b "All State Teams - DelawareBCA". sites.google.com.
  2. ^ "Kuhl making mark with New Market". NVDaily.com. Retrieved February 20, 2016.
  3. ^ "University of Delaware Pitcher Chad Kuhl Selected in 9th Round of MLB Draft by Pittsburgh Pirates – BlueHens.com – UD Athletics". www.bluehens.com. Retrieved February 20, 2016.
  4. ^ "Pittsburgh Pirates prospect Chad Kuhl breezes through seven innings for Altoona Curve – MiLB.com News – The Official Site of Minor League Baseball". MiLB.com. Retrieved February 20, 2016.
  5. ^ Biertempful, Rob (June 26, 2016). "Kuhl wins major league debut as Pirates edge Kershaw, Dodgers". Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Retrieved June 28, 2016.
  6. ^ "Chad Kuhl Stats, Highlights, Bio - MiLB.com Stats - The Official Site of Minor League Baseball". MiLB.com. Retrieved June 1, 2018.
  7. ^ "Pirates place Chad Kuhl on 10-day disabled list". June 29, 2018.
  8. ^ "Brewers 6, Pirates 5 (Final Score) on MLB Gameday". MLB.com.
  9. ^ "National League Non-Tenders: 11/30/21".
  10. ^ "Iglesias, Kuhl ink 1-year pacts with Rockies". MLB.com. March 16, 2022. Retrieved March 16, 2022.
  11. ^ Kelly • •, Michael. "Chad Kuhl Tosses 3-Hit Complete Game Shutout, Rockies Beat Dodgers 4-0". NBC Los Angeles. Retrieved June 29, 2022.
  12. ^ Adamski, Chris (January 25, 2020). "16 months after Tommy John surgery, Pirates RHP Chad Kuhl on track for season". Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Retrieved February 19, 2021.