• Kirby Yates

    Kirby Yates Is Baseball’s Best Kept Secret

    2019 is already shaping up to be one of the best seasons the San Diego Padres have had in years thanks to performances of guys like Fernando Tatas Jr, the resurgence of Eric Hosmer, and the bat of Franmil Reyes, but the player who has been most exciting to watch has been Padres closer, Kirby Yates. Picked up on waivers from the Yankees during the 2017 season, Yates has excelled in the closer role thanks to developing a nasty split finger fastball that has turned his career from just being an average relief pitcher to becoming the best closer the Padres have had since Trevor Hoffman. A New Career After…