Brad Keller

#56 SP / Kansas City Royals / EXP: 3YRS Height: 6-5 Weight: 230 lb Age: 25 College: None Bats/Throws -/-

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      Royals' Brad Keller: Pitches six shutout innings

      Brad Keller (5-3) threw six shutout innings, allowing just four hits while striking out five in a win over the Tigers on Friday.Keller was lights out Friday -- only one of the four batters to reach against him got past first base. It was a big bounce-back effort for the righty, who gave up five runs in five innings in his last outing. Keller ends the season with a 2.47 ERA, 1.02 WHIP and 35:17 K:BB across 54.2 innings in nine starts.

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      Royals' Brad Keller: Yields five runs in loss

      Brad Keller (4-3) allowed five runs on five hits and three walks over five innings Sunday, striking out four and taking the loss against Milwaukee.For most of the afternoon, Keller had a fine outing unless Daniel Vogelbach was at the dish. He coughed up two homers to the lefty slugger, one in the first inning and another in the sixth, accounting for all five of Milwaukee's runs. The 25-year-old's ERA jumped from 2.06 to 2.77 across 48.2 innings this season. Keller will make his final start of the season Friday at home against Detroit.

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      Royals' Brad Keller: Dominates Pirates

      Brad Keller (4-2) allowed five hits and a walk while striking out two across nine scoreless innings to earn the win Sunday against the Pirates.Keller didn't overpower the Pirates but was able to pepper the strike zone as 73 of his 111 pitches were strikes. It was another strong effort for Keller, as he's now allowed one or fewer earned runs in five of his seven outings this season. He has had two fairly big missteps in his remaining starts, but overall he has a tremendous 2.06 ERA with a more middling 26:14 K:BB across 43.2 frames. Keller's next turn through the rotation is currently projected to come Sunday at Milwaukee.

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      Royals' Brad Keller: Peppered by Cleveland in loss

      Brad Keller (3-2) took the loss Monday, giving up five runs (four earned) on eight hits and a walk over 6.2 innings as the Kansas City Royals fell 5-2 to Cleveland. He struck out one.All eight hits off Keller were singles, but Cleveland was able to string them together enough to generate some offense. The 25-year-old has now been tagged for five runs in two of his last three outings, but he'll still take a strong 2.60 ERA and 1.10 WHIP into his next start Saturday, at home against the Pirates.

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      Royals' Brad Keller: Steady in no-decision

      Brad Keller allowed a run on three hits and a walk while striking out four over 6.1 innings but didn't factor in the decision Monday versus Cleveland.Keller dueled well with Cleveland starter Shane Bieber, but the former didn't get any run support while he was on the mound. The Kansas City Royals rallied for a pair of runs in the eighth to get their starter off the hook. The 25-year-old Keller has a 1.93 ERA, 1.04 WHIP and 23:12 K:BB through 28 innings across five starts. He's allowed one run or fewer in four of his outings. The right-hander will look to stay strong versus the White Sox over the weekend.

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      Royals' Brad Keller: Handed first loss

      Brad Keller (3-1) took the loss Monday against the Cardinals, allowing five runs on six hits and three walks across four innings pitched. He struck out four.Keller entered Monday's start on a roll, winning each of his first three starts while allowing no runs across 17.2 innings pitched. It was a different story in Monday's loss, as St. Louis bounced the right-hander with three singles and a walk to start the fifth inning. He left the game with St. Louis holding a 2-0 lead, but was charged with an additional three runs after Greg Holland gave up a pair of doubles to Paul DeJong and Dexter Fowler. Keller is scheduled to toe the rubber next against Cleveland on Monday.

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      Royals' Brad Keller: Stellar performance against Reds

      Brad Keller (3-0) allowed three hits over 6.2 scoreless in a win over the Reds in the first game of Wednesday's doubleheader. He struck out five and walked three.Keller's ERA remains spotless; he's now up to 17.2 scoreless innings on the season. He was locating his slider down Wednesday, took a no-hitter into the sixth and nearly went the distance in this seven-inning game. Keller should probably be picked up in any leagues in which he's still available. The righty lines up for two road starts next week, first in St. Louis before an interdivisional matchup against Chicago.

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      Royals' Brad Keller: Improves to 2-0

      Brad Keller (2-0) allowed two hits and three walks over six scoreless innings in a win over the Reds on Wednesday. He struck out three batters.The right-hander turned in a second consecutive scoreless start, this time in Great American Ball Park. Both of the hits against him were singles, one a bunt single. Keller, who began the season on the COVID-19 injured list, is still working mostly fastball-slider, mixing in only the occasional changeup. However, Keller should at least have most fantasy players' attention after his hot start. He lines up to face the Reds in Kansas City next week.

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      Royals' Brad Keller: Cruises to easy win

      Brad Keller (1-0) earned the win against the Cubs on Thursday, pitching five scoreless innings and allowing three hits and two walks while striking out seven.Keller missed most of summer camp due to a positive test for COVID-19, but he looked strong in his season debut Thursday, limiting Chicago to a trio of singles while tossing 52 of 75 pitches for strikes. The Kansas City Royals' offense made Keller's outing mostly pressure-free, staking him to a nine-run lead by the end of the third inning. The right-hander will look to build on his promising opening act in a tough matchup on the road at Minnesota next Friday.

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      Royals' Brad Keller: Activated ahead of Thursday's start

      Brad Keller (illness) was activated ahead of his start Thursday against the Cubs, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.He has been unable to make his 2020 debut prior to this outing due to a positive COVID-19 test. It is unclear how stretched out Keller is, but for those in mixed leagues, it would be best to see how he looks in this first outing before deploying him. He will have another tough matchup on tap next week in Cincinnati.