Kirk Craig Saarloos
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 185 lb.
Born: May 23, 1979 in Long Beach, CA
High School: Valley Christian HS (Cerritos, CA)
School: California State University Fullerton (Fullerton, CA)
Drafted by the Houston Astros in the 3rd round of the 2001 amateur draft.
Signed June 24, 2001.
Debut: June 18, 2002 (Age 23.026, 15,703rd in MLB history)
vs. MIL 4.2 IP, 6 H, 4 SO, 3 BB, 6 ER, L
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 2002 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Athletics/Astros/Reds 2002-2008
Last Game: September 20, 2008 (Age 29.120)
About biographical information
News -- June 2015
- 6/11 OutsidePitchMLB: This day in history: Houston Astros throw historic no-hitter: After the second inning of the game between the Houston Astros and New York Yankees on June 11, 2003, the last thing anyone would...
News -- May 2014
- 5/23 What the Heck, Bobby?: Happy Birthday - 5/23: No future Astros with birthdays today, but several former Astros celebrate ~SS Ricky Gutierrez (44)A first round draft pick...
News -- May 2013
- 5/23 What the Heck, Bobby?: Happy Birthday - 5/23: No future Astros with birthdays today, but several former Astros celebrate ~
SS Ricky Gutierrez (43)
A first round draft...
- 5/13 Billy-Ball.com: Alex Cobb and 2013 double-digit strikeout games: We should not ignore the amazing feat of Alex Cobb this weekend. Friday night, Cobb struck out 13 batters in just 4.2 IP against...
News -- April 2013
- 4/10 WasWatching: Welcome To The Club, Brandon Maurer: Pitchers, since 1916, to allow 6+ ER in each of their first two Major League appearances: Rk Gcar Player Year ▾ #Matching 1...
- 4/1 Swingin' A's: Opening Day: Time to Beat the Streak: Here in Oakland, we wrote the book on streaks. Well, we’re in the books at the very least. Even the most casual of A’s...
News -- September 2012
- 9/2 Climbing Tal's Hill: Chris Devenski Tosses a No-No: Back on July 21, the Astros traded veteran closer Brett Myers to the Chicago White Sox for RHP Matthew Heidenreich, LHP Blair...
News -- June 2012
- 6/9 For Baseball Junkies: Six Mariners Combine For Unlikely No-Hitter: No-Hitters are becoming more common... in fact, there have already been four no-hitters thrown this year. If you're...
News -- July 2011
- 7/2 For Baseball Junkies: Interleague Play: Like It or Not, Here Are the Facts: This week, we saw the kickoff of interleague play across Major League Baseball. Interleague play was introduced in 1997 with 214...
News -- June 2011
- 6/27 B-R Blog: Throwing 95+ pitches in a relief appearance: 2011 isn't quite halfway over yet and we've already had 3 different relief appearances where the pitcher threw at least 95 pitches:...
News -- September 2010
- 9/14 B-R Blog: 10+ Scoreless Games Streak By RP To Start Career: Using the data in Play Index, I decided to look at which relief pitchers had the most games in a row with " BF>=1 AND R=0"...
News -- June 2010
- 6/11 MLBTradeRumors: Baseball Blogs Weigh In: Ibanez, Andruw, Pena, Suppan: On this date seven years ago, six Astros pitchers combined to no-hit the Yankees in Yankee Stadium. Roy Oswalt started the game...