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Kasey Kiker | Starting Pitcher

Team: Philadelphia Phillies
Age / DOB:  (27) / 11/19/1987
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 185
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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Phillies released LHP Kasey Kiker.
Kiker, 24, signed with the Phillies this offseason after being released by the Rangers in December. The 2006 first-round pick had a brutal 7.05 ERA and 54/52 K/BB ratio in 44 2/3 innings with High-A Myrtle Beach last year. Wed, Mar 21, 2012 11:54:00 AM

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Rangers released LHP Kasey Kiker.

Kiker, a 2006 first-round pick, has a 4.53 ERA over parts of six seasons in the minor leagues. The 24-year-old left-hander posted an ugly 7.05 ERA and 54/52 K/BB ratio over 44 2/3 innings with High-A Myrtle Beach this past season.
Thu, Dec 22, 2011 12:28:00 PM

Kasey Kiker pitched seven scoreless innings, allowing one hit, Tuesday for Double-A Frisco.

Kiker walked two and struck out seven. He's pitched very well in two of his three Double-A starts, giving him a 2.65 ERA. The 2006 first-round pick finished with a 4.73 ERA in 121 2/3 innings in the high-A California League last year.
Wed, Apr 22, 2009 02:09:00 PM

Rangers prospect Kasey Kiker surrendered five runs in five innings Wednesday in his season debut for Single-A Bakersfield.

Kiker, a 2006 first-round pick, had been sidelined with a sore shoulder.
Thu, Apr 24, 2008 03:57:00 AM

Rangers prospect Kasey Kiker opened the minor league season on the disabled list because of a sore shoulder.

The Rangers were extra careful with Kiker last year, limiting the left-hander to 20 starts and 96 innings. Still, he developed the sore shoulder this spring anyway. He'll pitch for high-A Bakersfield once healthy.
Sat, Apr 5, 2008 03:03:00 AM

Kasey Kiker pitched six scoreless innings and struck out seven Wednesday for low Single-A Clinton.

Kiker, who spent the first six weeks of the season in extended spring training, is 3-2 with a 2.25 ERA, 34 H and 58/17 K/BB in 44 IP. The 2006 first-round pick seems poised to move relatively quickly for a high school product.
Thu, Jul 5, 2007 02:59:00 PM

Kasey Kiker struck out nine in five innings of one-hit ball Monday for low Single-A Clinton.

The 12th overall pick in the 2006 draft was making his season debut after spending time in extended spring training. The Rangers didn't want him throwing 130-150 innings in his age-19 season.
Tue, May 22, 2007 02:41:00 PM

The Rangers selected LHP Kasey Kiker with the 12th overall pick in the 2006 draft.

Considered one of the top high school pitchers available in the draft, Kiker was tagged with the dreaded "questionable makeup" label. He's also just under six feet tall, which may have hurt his stock a bit.
Tue, Jun 6, 2006 01:50:00 PM

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2Wil Nieves
3Cameron Rupp
4Rene Garcia
5Koyie Hill
1B1Ryan Howard
2Darin Ruf
3Russ Canzler
2B1Chase Utley
2Cord Phelps
3Andres Blanco
4Odubel Herrera
SS1Freddy Galvis
3B1Cody Asche
2Maikel Franco
3Cesar Hernandez
4Chris Nelson
LF1Domonic Brown
2Grady Sizemore
3Xavier Paul
CF1Ben Revere
2Darin Mastroianni
3Brian Bogusevic
RF1Marlon Byrd
2Jeff Francoeur
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S1Cole Hamels
2Cliff Lee
3David Buchanan
4Jerome Williams
5Jesse Biddle
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PosRoleName
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3Ken Giles
4Mario Hollands
5Justin De Fratus
6Cesar Jimenez
7Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez
8Luis Garcia
9Elvis Araujo
10Nefi Ogando
11Andy Oliver
12Paul Clemens