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40 Kelvin Herrera RP

Kansas City Royals

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
85%76%
Key Stats
IPW-LSVERAKsBB
31.01-2184.35315
Pitching Summary
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2016KC262.7572000121572.0572322631286
2017KC124.3532000182031.033171570531

Player Updates

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Royals' Kelvin Herrera: Notches 18th save Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Herrera pitched a scoreless ninth inning on one hit while striking out one to earn his 18th save Saturday against the Blue Jays.

Herrera was protecting a one-run lead and needed 17 pitches to close the door on the Blue Jays. Although his 4.35 ERA is difficult for fantasy owners to handle, the fact that he's converted 18 of 20 save opportunities makes him a strong fantasy option.

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Royals' Kelvin Herrera: Collects 17th save
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Herrera pitched a scoreless ninth inning to earn his 17th save of the season during Wednesday's win over Boston.

Herrera has now converted four consecutive save opportunities and hasn't allowed a run through his past six appearances (5.2 innings). There have been a number of hiccups over the course of the season, and Herrera's 4.50 ERA and 1.23 WHIP aren't strong fantasy numbers. However, as long as he's closing out ball games, he's worth a roster spot in all settings.

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Royals' Kelvin Herrera: Picks up save against Red Sox
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Herrera worked around a hit to record his 16th save in a scoreless ninth Monday against the Red Sox.

Herrera has now gone five consecutive outings without allowing an earned run, a good sign that he's starting to stabilize after an awful start. Despite a 4.66 ERA, Herrera has converted 16 of 18 save chances.

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Royals' Kelvin Herrera: Nabs two-out save against Angels
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Herrera recorded the final two outs to pick up his 15th save Sunday against the Angels.

Herrera was the beneficiary of three hits allowed by Scott Alexander in the ninth inning, turning a four-run game into a save situation for Herrera. Despite a 4.82 ERA, Herrera is a fine 16-for-18 in save conversions. It's outings like these that show it's sometimes better to be lucky than good in the closer's role.

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Royals' Kelvin Herrera: Sliding into funk
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Herrera's struggles thus far in 2017 are due in large part to a dramatic dip in the effectiveness of his slider compared to last year, Ryan Heffernon of SB Nation reports.

In 2016, the closer limited opposing hitters to a .133 BAA when throwing his slider. This season, opponents are tagging that pitch to the tune of a .346 average while slugging .731 against it. The noticeable difference in Herrera's slider this year is location -- he's catching much more of the strike zone than he was in 2017, and big-league hitters aren't likely to miss a ball hanging out over the plate. On the bright side, the 27-year-old's velocity is actually up a bit from last season, and Herrera's 25 percent strikeout rate remains above average.

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Situational Stats
SituationIPWLERASVBBSO
vs LHB 10.200 5.060314
vs RHB 11.100 2.380110
Last 7 Games
  OPP W L SV IP H ER BB Ks
6/10@SD0001.00001
6/14@SF0001.02001
6/16@LAA0011.00000
6/18@LAA0010.20000
6/19BOS0011.01000
6/21BOS0011.01001
6/24TOR0011.01001
Two Week Schedule
JUNE /JULY
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
18
@LAA
W7-3
19
Bos
W4-2
20
Bos
L3-8
21
Bos
W6-4
22
23
Tor
W5-4
24
Tor
W3-2
25
Tor
L2-8
26
27
@Det
7:10 pm
28
@Det
7:10 pm
29
@Det
1:10 pm
30
Min
8:15 pm
1
Min
2:15 pm
DH
= probable start
Fantasy Points by Week
4

28

12

3

6

36

8

19

11

1

20

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Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2011KC01 13.50200000 2.02331100
2012KC43 2.357600034 84.1792422422177
2013KC57 3.865900024 58.1482725922174
2014KC43 1.417000001 70.0541211032659
2015KC43 2.717200007 69.2522321522664
2016KC26 2.75720001215 72.0572322631286
2017KC12 4.35320001820 31.033171570531
Total 2025 2.773830003551 387.13251291193213111391
Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2011KC2000000000 --- --- ---
2012KC76000000000 --- --- ---
2013KC59000000000 --- --- ---
2014KC70000000000 --- --- ---
2015KC72000000000 --- --- ---
2016KC72000000000 --- --- ---
2017KC32000000000 --- --- ---
Total 383000000000 --- --- ---
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2011KCP20202001.000
2012KCP7601789011.000
2013KCP59094410 .889
2014KCP7001358001.000
2015KCP7201156001.000
2016KCP720927011.000
2017KCP320422001.000
Total  383065263812 .985
More Pitching Stats
YearTeamIBBGOAOGO/AOSBCSPKBKWPAVGPAMB9SLGRPF
2011KC033 1.0000000 .2869 13.5 .8570
2012KC610461 1.84124013 .250344 10.9 .3421
2013KC25842 1.4082005 .219245 11.0 .4112
2014KC08261 1.4362001 .214285 10.7 .2661
2015KC17567 1.1672004 .206286 10.3 .2987
2016KC06263 1.0301003 .214283 9.0 .3353
2017KC03130 1.1310001 .266130 11.0 .5322
Total 9415327 1.3434110117 .2261582 10.4 .34916
Postseason Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2014KC10 1.801100000 15.0113300716
2015KC10 0.661100000 13.2102100322
Total 20 1.262200000 28.22154001038
Minor League Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2007 R-Kansas City41 0.84115001 42.23064121550
2008 R-Burlington22 1.42118000 50.24817803545
2008 A-Burlington20 2.1331000 12.213430127
2009AFX-Burlington10 0.0011000 5.03000001
2010AFX-Burlington Bees23 4.3988000 41.0382020241540
2011AFA-Wilmington Blue Rock21 0.6480001 14.081110212
2011AAA-Omaha Storm Chasers10 2.12140006 17.0125410718
2011AA-Northwest Arkansas N40 1.75230007 36.0229741640
2013AAA-Omaha Storm Chasers01 1.13103002 16.062212622
2013AA-Northwest Arkansas N00 0.0020000 2.01000005
 
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
5-10/200
Birthdate:
12/31/1989
Age:
27
Hometown:
Tenares, DR
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
Kansas City Royals
College:

MLB Experience:
7