Chad Kuhl

Position: RHP
Born: 9/10/1992
Height: 6'3
Weight: 215
B/T: R/R
Acquired: Drafted in the ninth round of the 2013 MLB First-Year Player Draft (PIT).

Most Recent Stats at Time of Debut
CURRENT SEASON STATS: 6-2 with a 2.58 ERA in 14 starts at Indianapolis (Triple-A), striking out 59 while walking 16 and allowing 75 hits in 76.2 IP.

Info & MLB Debut Date
Contract purchased from Indianapolis June 26 when RHP Kyle Lobstein was sent down and P Curtis Partch was designated for assignment.
MLB Debut Date: 6/26/2016

Debut Details
June 26, in a 4-3 win against the Los Angeles Dodgers. The starting pitcher, he earned the win, handing opposing pitcher Clayton Kershaw just his second loss of the season, allowing three runs, all earned, on four hits over five innings, walking four and striking out five. The victory was not without some drama, especially in the first inning. After leadoff batter Chase Utley lined out to first base and Corey Seager grounded out to shortstop, Justin Turner walked on four straight pitches, Howie Kendrick singled to left field, and Joc Pederson walked to load the bases. Kuhl recovered, though, to get Yasiel Puig to ground out to end the threat. After a 1-2-3 second inning capped by Kershaw fanning for Kuhl’s first big-league strikeout, The Dodgers drew blood in the third when, with one out, Seager doubled and Turner blasted a two-run homer to left field. Kuhl posted another 1-2-3 inning in the fourth, striking out the first two batters, Yasmani Grandal and Scott Van Slyke, looking. In the fifth, the Dodgers scored their last run off of Kuhl when Seager walked and scored on a one-out double by Turner before Turner actually made the final out against Kuhl when he tried to score on a groundout by Kendrick.

Player Notes
The former Blue Hen ace had gone undrafted out of high school despite being named the Delaware State Pitcher of the Year as a in 2010. With good command of all of his pitches, most notably his slider, he fields his position well and has good mound presence. At Altoona (Double-A) in 2015 he went 11-5 with a 2.48 ERA in 26 starts, fanning 101 while walking 41 and allowing 133 hits in 152.2 IP, coming off of a 2014 first full season when he was 13-5 with a 3.46 ERA at Bradenton (High A), striking out 100 and walking 42 in 153 .1 IP while giving up 141 hits.