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31 Ian Kennedy SP

Kansas City Royals

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
65%43%
Key Stats
IPW-LSVERAKsBB
93.23-604.328237
Pitching Summary
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2016KC11113.6833330000195.21738180331366184
2017KC364.321717000093.27148451923782

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Royals' Ian Kennedy: Avoids loss in poor outing Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kennedy lasted just four innings, allowing six runs on six hits and two walks in a no-decision Friday against the White Sox.

The good news is that Kennedy extended his unbeaten streak to eight games, but the obvious bad news is the right-hander's poor effort Friday. In what looked to be a favorable matchup, Kennedy failed to pitch more than four innings for just the third time this season while watching his ERA balloon to 4.61, its highest mark this month. The veteran will look for better results in his next start Wednesday in Detroit.

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Royals' Ian Kennedy: Changing approach due to hamstring
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kennedy said his changeup is the only pitch that is affected by his early-season hamstring injury, sin he's turned more to his curveball in recent weeks, Maria Torres of The Kansas City Star reports.

Torres reports that for the first time since 2014, Kennedy is using his curveball (21 percent of pitches in July) more than his changeup (eight percent). After returning from a DL stint in May, the right-hander struggled to get comfortable with his previously-preferred offspeed pitch. "It was the only pitch I would throw where I could feel (the hamstring)," Kennedy said. "Sometimes I would go into it and I'd forget about it and I'd throw a change-up and it would send, like, a zing from my knee to my groin to remind me I wasn't fully healthy yet." The change in approach seems to be paying dividends, as the 32-year-old is 3-0 with a 3.14 ERA over his last seven starts.

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Royals' Ian Kennedy: Stretches unbeaten streak to seven
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kennedy allowed two runs on five hits while walking one and striking out six over 6.2 innings in Sunday's no-decision against the Rangers.

Kennedy didn't allow a single runner to get into scoring position, but he served up solo homers to Mike Napoli and Drew Robinson. The veteran right-hander's giving up a career-worst 1.83 HR/9 this season, and his 4.32 ERA would look much uglier if not for a lucky .214 BABIP allowed that's well ahead of his career .284 rate. While some of it has been propped up by luck, Kennedy does still own a seven-game unbeaten streak heading into Friday's home date with the White Sox.

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Royals' Ian Kennedy: Wraps up first half with quality start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kennedy tossed six quality innings, allowing three runs on seven hits and a walk while striking out seven Dodgers in Saturday's no-decision.

Saturday marked the first time in 2017 in which the righty tossed 100-plus pitches in consecutive outings, suggesting he's fully recovered from a late-May hamstring injury. Kennedy's results also indicate he's found his stride, as the veteran has logged quality starts three straight outings while avoiding a loss in six consecutive contests. He'll take an ugly 4.45 ERA into the break, but will be accompanied by a more friendly 1.17 WHIP through 16 starts.

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Royals' Ian Kennedy: Stays hot with win over Mariners
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kennedy (3-6) allowed just one run on four hits and two walks with seven strikeouts over 6.2 innings in a win Monday over the Mariners.

After a brutal start to the season, Kennedy has figured things out over his past four starts. He owned a 5.40 ERA on June 10, but since then he has allowed just six runs over 24.1 innings (2.22 ERA) with a nifty 20:7 K:BB. Kennedy isn't going to be an ace for the rest of the season, but he posted an ERA under 4.00 two out of the previous three seasons, and he's starting to show that Kennedy is still around.

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Situational Stats
SituationIPWLERASVBBSO
vs Chicago 4.101 8.31013
vs LHB 43.200 4.5302139
vs RHB 50.000 4.1401643
Last 7 Games
  OPP W L SV IP H ER BB Ks
6/10@SD0006.06425
6/16@LAA1006.02114
6/21BOS0004.23234
6/28@DET1007.05215
7/3@SEA1006.24127
7/8@LAD0006.07317
7/16TEX0006.25216
Two Week Schedule
JULY
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
16
Tex
W4-3
17
Det
L2-10
18
Det
L3-9
19
Det
W4-3
20
Det
W16-4
21
CHW
W7-6
22
CHW
7:15 pm
23
CHW
2:15 pm
24
@Det
7:10 pm
25
@Det
7:10 pm
26
@Det
7:10 pm
27
28
@Bos
7:10 pm
29
@Bos
7:10 pm
= probable start
Fantasy Points by Week
1

36

17

13

-2

0
-9

8

-6

7

26

8

25

40

17

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Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2007NYY10 1.89330000 19.0136410915
2008NYY04 8.171090000 39.2503736512627
2009NYY00 0.00100000 1.00000121
2010ARI910 3.8032320000 194.01638782261070168
2011ARI214 2.8833331100 222.0186737119955198
2012ARI1512 4.0233331000 208.121610193281455187
2013ARI-SD710 4.9131310000 181.118010899271273163
2014SD1313 3.6333330000 201.0189858116470207
2015SD915 4.2830300000 168.1166958031752174
2016KC1111 3.6833330000 195.21738180331366184
2017KC36 4.3217170000 93.27148451923782
Total 8985 3.9625625421001524.01407721671205735151406
Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2007NYY3000000000 --- --- ---
2008NYY10000000000 --- --- ---
2009NYY1000000000 --- --- ---
2010ARI33547110272400 .290 .222 .204
2011ARI3461380442400 .197 .180 .131
2012ARI33514406112900 .238 .118 .078
2013ARI-SD3253170152800 .207 .189 .132
2014SD3352361552400 .193 .192 .115
2015SD3042340002300 .095 .167 .095
2016KC33300000200 .000 .000 .000
2017KC17301001000 .500 .333 .333
Total 25931921411183315400 .211 .179 .129
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2007NYYP33202001.000
2008NYYP109716001.000
2009NYYP1000000 ---
2010ARIP323238181912 .974
2011ARIP3333361422011.000
2012ARIP33333592241 .886
2013ARI-SDP313127720011.000
2014SDP3333301218011.000
2015SDP303020812021.000
2016KCP33331798021.000
2017KCP171793420 .778
Total  25625422181133710 .968
More Pitching Stats
YearTeamIBBGOAOGO/AOSBCSPKBKWPAVGPAMB9SLGRPF
2007NYY01228 0.4611000 .19177 10.4 .2790
2008NYY04149 0.8652103 .309194 17.5 .5190
2009NYY002 0.0000000 .0006 27.0 .0000
2010ARI2175224 0.831261016 .228810 11.3 .3920
2011ARI0206246 0.90601111 .227900 10.1 .3610
2012ARI4198229 0.9043045 .266899 12.3 .4530
2013ARI-SD1168198 0.91240110 .259794 13.2 .4440
2014SD4174202 0.911582011 .250846 11.8 .3840
2015SD4153161 1.01105015 .258713 12.0 .4970
2016KC1136246 0.59610104 .236818 11.6 .4130
2017KC180111 0.7823113 .208383 10.6 .4130
Total 1713431696 0.8463427868 .2456440 11.8 .4190
Postseason Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2011ARI01 4.26220000 12.213661338
Total 01 4.26220000 12.213661338
Minor League Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2006 A-Staten Ilnd00 0.0011000 2.22000022
2007 AA-Trenton51 2.5999000 48.2271414221757
2007 A-Tampa61 1.291110100 63.03999212272
2007AAA-Scranton-Wb11 2.0866000 34.22588231134
2008 A-Tampa00 0.0011000 5.02000014
2008 R-Yankees10 3.0010000 3.03110107
2008AAA-Scranton-Wb53 2.351312000 69.0521918451772
2009AAA-Scranton-Wilkes Barr10 1.6444000 22.0185400725
 
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-0/200
Birthdate:
12/19/1984
Age:
32
Hometown:
Huntington Beach, CA
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
Kansas City Royals
College:
Southern California
MLB Experience:
11