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39 Kris Medlen SP

Kansas City Royals

Fantasy Stats
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8%0%
Key Stats
IPW-LSVERAKsBB
197.015-1203.1115747

Player Updates

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Kris Medlen (elbow) fine with rehab plan Royals have mapped out
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com

Royals starting pitcher Kris Medlen is unsure of when he will throw his first bullpen session since having Tommy John surgery last year, and that's just fine with him.

"It's just that I really don't want to know," Medlen said, per MLB.com. "I want to focus on positive things and I don't want to put any pressure on myself knowing about those things.

"I could cheat and go look at the sheet because it's all mapped out through March. I just don't want to. I literally am taking this [rehab] one day at a time. I show up every day and find out what I have to do that day and that's it."

The Royals have already indicated Medlen likely won't be up in the majors until the second half of the season, and he might not pitch in a game competitively until mid-April.

"The funny thing is, I was ready to do a bullpen session right before I signed with the Royals," Medlen said. "They just thought it was best that we take it a lot slower, which is fine with me. I'm totally confident in their plan for me.

"But right now, my whole arm feels really good. It feels like I have some snap on the ball. I even had a nice little burn in there, a good burn, like after you've had a good workout. I like it."

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Royals not counting on Kris Medlen until the second half
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com

The Royals do not expect pitcher Kris Medlen to return until the second half of the season.

General manager Dayton Moore told reporters he expects Medlen to be a factor down the stretch. Medlen is coming off Tommy John surgery, and the team will give him time to recover. Medlen had the surgery last March. Typically, it takes about a year for pitchers to recover, but the Royals aren't banking on Medlen being healthy right away.

Prior to having the surgery, Medlen posted a 3.11 ERA over 197 innings in 2013. 

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Kris Medlen lands two-year deal with Royals
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com

The Royals announced Thursday they signed pitcher Kris Medlen to a two-year contract, which includes a mutual option for 2017.

Medlen missed all of the 2014 season with the Braves due to Tommy John surgery. He became a free agent after he was non-tendered in early December. 

Medlen is 30-13 with a 2.96 ERA in 61 career starts and 4-7 with a 2.92 ERA in 91 relief appearances. Since the start of 2010, Medlen's .674 winning percentage (31-15) ranks third in MLB among pitchers with 40-plus decisions.

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Braves non-tender three including Kris Medlen, Brandon Beachy
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

The Braves have non-tendered Kris Medlen, Brandon Beachy and Gus Schlosser, as all three pitchers have officially become free agents, according to MLB.com on Tuesday. Medlen was a 15-game winner in 2013 for Atlanta before missing last season due to elbow surgery. Beachy is also coming off Tommy John surgery.

According to the report, the team will continue to work on signing both Medlen and Beachy at a cheaper price.

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Report: Braves have discussed two-year deal for Kris Medlen
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com

The Braves have discussed a two-year deal for pitcher Kris Medlen because of the uncertainty surrounding his 2015 season as he returns from Tommy John surgery, according to MLB.com. Medlen underwent the surgery in March.

There is also a chance the Braves could offer Medlen a one-year deal with a team option. Medlen was a 15-game winner in 2013 for Atlanta before missing last season due to elbow surgery.

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CBSSports.com Player Ranking
Position Current Last Week Rating
Starting Pitchers 176 190 0
Situational Stats
SituationIPWLERASVBBSO
vs Washington 17.012 3.710516
vs LHB 102.100 3.0803377
vs RHB 94.200 3.1401480
Last 7 Games
  OPP W L SV IP H ER BB Ks
8/29CLE1007.06006
9/3NYM1007.07109
9/9@MIA1006.16226
9/14SD1007.14025
9/21@CHC0007.16126
9/27PHI1008.02027
10/3LAD0104.09514
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Fantasy Points by Week.   ( Actual    AccuScore Projections)   Note: Points are rounded down.
Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2009ATL35 4.263740002 67.2653432523072
2010ATL62 3.6831140000 107.210848441332183
2011ATL00 0.00200000 2.11000002
2012ATL101 1.5750122112 138.010326246023120
2013ATL1512 3.1132310000 197.0194776818847157
2014ATL00 ---000000 0.00000000
Total 3420 2.95152612114 512.24711851684213121434
Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2009ATL391300000700 .000 .000 .000
2010ATL3227250231400 .290 .222 .185
2011ATL2000000000 --- --- ---
2012ATL5033340241500 .216 .152 .121
2013ATL3255391442310 .217 .255 .164
Total 15512881818115910 .213 .195 .141
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2009ATLP3741358001.000
2010ATLP311421417021.000
2011ATLP20202001.000
2012ATLP501239122611 .974
2013ATLP32314193022 .951
Total  15261116308335 .974
More Pitching Stats
YearTeamIBBGOAOGO/AOSBCSPKBKWPAVGPAMB9SLGRPF
2009ATL26164 1.0311113 .256294 12.9 .3942
2010ATL1120103 1.2841211 .267438 11.0 .4180
2011ATL023 0.6700000 .1258 3.9 .1250
2012ATL0158116 1.4752303 .208520 8.2 .2861
2013ATL1226187 1.2995302 .258820 11.4 .3980
2014ATL000 ---00000 ---0 --- ---0
Total 4567473 1.29199929 .2462080 10.6 .3723
Postseason Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2012ATL01 2.84110000 6.13521104
2013ATL01 11.25110000 4.09551114
Total 02 6.10220000 10.1121072218
Minor League Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2006 R-Danville10 0.412000010 22.0142101236
2007 A-Myrtle Bch20 1.13180002 24.0227310728
2007 A-Rome01 0.87170008 20.2134210333
2007 AA-Mississippi00 11.5730001 2.14330022
2008 AA-Mississippi78 3.523617001120.112147478527120
2009AAA-Gwinnett50 1.2286000 37.02055001044
2012AAA-Gwinnett Braves02 4.7333000 13.1157721612
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
5-10/190
Birthdate:
10/7/1985
Age:
29
Hometown:
Artesia, CA
Bats/Throws:
S/R
Team:
Kansas City Royals
College:
Santa Ana (CA) JC
MLB Experience:
5
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