Kirby Yates

Kirby Yates

Age: 32College: Yavapai CC, Prescott, AZBats: LThrows: R

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Kirby Yates registers league-leading 39th save

Kirby Yates picked up his 39th save of the year on Saturday against the Giants, striking out the side to preserve the 4-1 win.

Fantasy Impact

Yates has simply been sensational this season and now has a 1.29 ERA to go along with a 0.89 WHIP. His 39 saves are the most in the majors. Aroldis Chapman is closest to him with 36.

Kirby Yates picks up 38th save versus Dodgers

Kirby Yates earned his 38th save of the season on Monday versus the Dodgers, striking out the side to protect the 4-3 win.

Fantasy Impact

Yates has been the best reliever in fantasy this year, totaling 38 saves to go along with a 1.33 ERA and an 88/11 K/BB ratio. He'll likely be the first closer off draft boards come 2020.

Kirby Yates earns 37th save Sunday afternoon

Kirby Yates registered his 37th save of the year on Sunday versus the Red Sox, striking out two in a perfect ninth inning.

Fantasy Impact

The Padres went on to win 3-1. Yates had allowed runs in each of his last two outings, so this was nice to see. The right-hander now owns a 1.36 ERA on the year to go along with 85 strikeouts in 53 innings.

Kirby Yates picks up 35th save

Kirby Yates earned his 35th save on Sunday versus the Phillies, striking out the side in a scoreless ninth.

Fantasy Impact

Yates continues to be fantastic this year, posting a 1.08 ERA with a league leading 35 saves. He'll likely be the first closer to come off draft boards next spring.

Kirby Yates secures 34th save versus Phillies

Kirby Yates preserved the 5-3 win over the Phillies on Saturday night, securing his 34th save of the season with the outing.

Fantasy Impact

Yates struck out one in a scoreless ninth to extend his league lead in saves. The 32-year-old has been the best reliever to own in fantasy this year, posting a 1.10 ERA with a whopping 78 strikeouts in 49 innings.