Kevin Kramer

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Kevin Kramer
Pittsburgh Pirates – No. 44
Second baseman / Third baseman
Born: (1993-10-03) October 3, 1993 (age 26)
Turlock, California
Bats: Left Throws: Right
MLB debut
September 5, 2018, for the Pittsburgh Pirates
MLB statistics
(through 2019 season)
Batting average.152
Home runs0
Runs batted in9

Kevin Lowell Kramer (born October 3, 1993) is an American professional baseball second baseman for the Pittsburgh Pirates of Major League Baseball (MLB).


Kramer attended Turlock High School in Turlock, California. He was drafted by the Cleveland Indians in the 25th round of the 2011 Major League Baseball draft, but did not sign and attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), where he played college baseball for the Bruins.[1][2] In 2013, he played collegiate summer baseball with the Orleans Firebirds of the Cape Cod Baseball League.[3] After his junior year, he was drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the second round of the 2015 Major League Baseball draft.[4]

Kramer made his professional debut with the West Virginia Black Bears and was promoted to the West Virginia Power during the season. In 58 total games between the two teams, he batted .291 with 20 RBIs. He played 2016 with the Bradenton Marauders where he posted a .277 batting average with four home runs and 57 RBIs in 118 games,[5][6] and 2017 with the Altoona Curve, batting .297 with six home runs and 27 RBIs[7] in 53 games before a fractured right hand ended his season in June.[8] Kramer began the 2018 season with the Indianapolis Indians of the Class AAA International League and was called up to the majors for the first time on September 4.[9]


  1. ^ "Kramer likely to stick with UCLA". June 3, 2011. Retrieved January 22, 2018.
  2. ^ "UCLA's Kevin Kramer returns from injury with new perspective on baseball". May 7, 2015.
  3. ^ "Kevin Kramer - Profile". Retrieved September 25, 2019.
  4. ^ "Turlock High Grad Kevin Kramer Drafted by Pittsburgh Pirates". Retrieved January 22, 2018.
  5. ^ Andrew Erickson (July 16, 2016). "Minor league report: Bradenton's Kramer adjusting to switch to 2nd base". TribLIVE. Retrieved January 22, 2018.
  6. ^ [1] Archived September 19, 2016, at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ "Kevin Kramer Stats, Highlights, Bio – Stats – The Official Site of Minor League Baseball". Retrieved March 21, 2018.
  8. ^ "Kramer rounds out Top 10 on 2B prospect list". Retrieved March 21, 2018.
  9. ^ "Pirates promote infield prospect Kevin Kramer".

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