Aaron Kurcz Pitcher

     
 

Born: August 8, 1990
Las Vegas, NV
Height: 6-0
Weight: 175
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Drafted: 10th round, 2010 by Chicago (NL)
How Acquired: Acquired from Chicago Cubs as compensation for loss of Theo Epstein (Mar. 2012)
College: College of Southern Nevada
High School: Durango (NV)

Photo Kelly O'Connor

Traded for Anthony Varvaro (Dec. 2014)

Scouting Report
: Right-handed reliever with small frame and lean build. Loose thrower. 3/4 arm slot. Balanced delivery with easy landing. Fastball sits 92-94 mph and can top out at 96 mph. Average command. Tends to work in the upper tier of strike zone too much. Capable of generating swings-and-misses with fastball. 78-82 mph 3/4 breaking ball. Has curveball look in lower reaches of velocity and slider look in upper reaches. More of a slurve. Solid-average offering. Potential to tighten up to create more consistent power and depth. Also mixes in a developing 82-85 mph changeup. Shows arm-side fade. Tends to float too much presently. Average potential, but fringe average right now. Converted to a reliever in 2011. Underwent Tommy John surgery in 2013. Strong makeup for age. Sixth- or seventh-inning reliever potential at major-league level.

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    Pitching Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age w l % era g gs sv ip h r er hr bb so whip k/bb k/9
  2010 AZL Cubs Ariz Rk ChC 19 0 0 --- 0.00 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.00 --- 18.00
  2010 Boise Nwest A ChC 19 2 1 0.667 2.05 25 0 9 26.1 15 7 6 2 11 46 0.99 4.18 15.72
  2011 Daytona FSL A+ ChC 20 5 4 0.556 3.28 32 12 0 82.1 67 34 30 6 34 91 1.23 2.68 9.95
  2012 Portland East AA Bos 21 3 4 0.429 3.04 29 0 4 50.1 42 21 17 4 27 72 1.37 2.67 12.87
  2013 DNP - Injured --- --- Bos 22 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
  2014 Portland East AA Bos 23 3 2 0.600 2.14 34 0 3 42.0 32 11 10 0 22 54 1.29 2.45 11.57
  2014 Surprise AFL Fall Bos 23 1 0 1.000 3.86 10 0 1 14.0 12 9 6 1 9 15 1.50 1.67 1.07
  2015 Gwinnett IL AAA Atl 24 4 3 0.571 3.27 31 0 7 33.0 29 13 12 2 21 38 1.52 1.81 10.36
  2015 Nashville PCL AAA Oak 24 2 1 0.667 4.15 18 0 0 26.0 29 13 12 2 15 31 1.69 2.07 10.73
  2016 Midland Tex AA Oak 25 4 0 1.000 1.26 11 0 4 14.1 6 2 2 2 0 12 0.42 Inf 7.53
  2016 Nashville PCL AAA Oak 25 5 1 0.833 3.50 35 1 1 54.0 46 27 21 2 17 43 1.17 2.53 7.17
  2017 Midland Tex AA Oak 26 2 1 0.667 3.09 17 0 0 23.1 18 8 8 2 8 11 1.11 1.38 4.24
  2017 Nashville PCL AAA Oak 26 3 3 0.500 7.24 22 0 0 27.1 35 22 22 4 9 28 1.61 3.11 9.22
  2019 Tijuana Mex AAA --- 27 1 1 0.500 3.26 20 0 0 19.1 14 7 7 4 4 28 0.93 7.00 13.03
  2019 Biloxi Sou AA Mil 27 2 1 0.667 2.08 26 0 1 30.1 23 10 7 4 6 33 0.96 5.50 9.79
   
   
  Additional Player Info  
  Pronunciation: ---
First Pro Contract:
June 21, 2010 (CHC)
Signing Bonus: $125,000
MiLB Debut: June 22, 2010 (AZL Cubs)
Added to 40-man: -
MLB Debut:
-
     
  Awards
2011 FSL Mid-Season All-Star
SoxProspects.com Awards
2013 SoxProspects.com Pre-Season All-Star
 
 
     
 
 
 
     
 
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