Kyle McPherson

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Kyle McPherson
Pittsburgh Pirates
Starting pitcher
Born: (1987-11-11) November 11, 1987 (age 26)
Mobile, Alabama
Bats: Both Throws: Right
MLB debut
August 20, 2012 for the Pittsburgh Pirates
Career statistics
(through 2013 season)
Win–loss record 0–2
Earned run average 2.73
Strikeouts 21
WHIP 1.18

Kyle Landon McPherson (born November 11, 1987) is a professional baseball pitcher in the Pittsburgh Pirates organization.

High School and College[edit]

Prior to playing professionally, McPherson attended St. Paul's Episcopal School in Mobile, Alabama, Faulkner State Community College, and then the University of Mobile.

Professional Baseball Career[edit]

He was drafted by the Pirates in the 14th round of the 2007 MLB Draft and began his professional career that season. McPherson pitched for the GCL Pirates and State College Spikes in 2007, going a combined 4-3 with a 3.41 ERA in 15 games (13 starts). With State College again in 2008, McPherson went 1-3 with a 4.37 ERA in 15 games (seven starts). In 2009, he pitched for the Spikes and the West Virginia Power, going a combined 9-5 with a 3.78 ERA in 26 games (21 starts). He pitched for the Power and the Bradenton Marauders in 2010, posting a 9-9 record with a 3.48 ERA in 28 games (21 starts). He struck out 131 batters in 121 2/3 innings in 2010.[1] In November 2010, the Pirates added McPherson to the 40-man roster in order to protect him from the Rule 5 Draft.[2] In 2011, McPherson was named the Pirates’ minor league Pitcher of the Year. He began the following season on the minor league disabled list, but was assigned to the Double-A Altoona Curve on June 17, 2012.[3] McPherson was promoted to the Pittsburgh Pirates on August 20, 2012.[4] McPherson made his major league debut the same day and pitched 2 scoreless innings against the San Diego Padres. On September 19, 2012, McPherson made his first major league start, allowing 2 runs in 4 1/3 innings against the Milwaukee Brewers.

McPherson had Tommy John surgery on July 10th, 2013.[5]

On November 25, 2013, McPherson was designated for assignment. On December 2, he was non-tendered by the Pirates, becoming a free agent.[6] He was re-signed on December 18, 2013.


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