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32 Kevin Jepsen RP

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
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Key Stats
IPW-LSVERAKsBB
16.20-305.94811
Pitching Summary
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2018TEX035.94210000016.215131141118

Player Updates

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Kevin Jepsen: Let go Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jepsen was released Friday after refusing a minor-league assignment, John Blake of the Texas Rangers reports.

Jepsen was designated for assignment Monday, and he'll look to catch on elsewhere after being cut. He accrued a 5.94 ERA and 1.56 WHIP with eight strikeouts across 16.2 innings with the Rangers this season.

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Rangers' Kevin Jepsen: Dropped by Texas
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jepsen was designated for assignment Monday.

Jepsen struggled greatly through 16.2 innings for the Rangers this season, posting a 5.94 ERA and an even worse 7.46 FIP. He walked more batters (11) than he struck out (8). The 33-year-old hasn't posted an ERA below 5.90 since 2015, so the odds of him getting picked up by another team aren't particularly high. In a corresponding move, Matt Bush was recalled from Triple-A Round Rock.

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Rangers' Kevin Jepsen: Picks up second hold
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jepsen retired the side in order, striking out one, to register his second hold of the season in Sunday's 7-4 win over the Mariners.

It was a tight, one-run game when Jepsen came on the face some of the Mariners' most dangerous hitters -- Jean Segura and Mitch Haniger -- and allowed no runs for the ninth time in 11 appearances. He's settling into an eighth-inning setup role for the Rangers and has a 1.69 ERA over 10.2 innings. Should there be any need to move Keone Kela out of the closer's role, Jepsen would be considered as a potential replacement.

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Rangers' Kevin Jepsen: Next in line for saves
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jepsen will be behind Keone Kela for save chances to begin the season, Levi Weaver of The Athletic Dallas reports.

A non-roster invitee to major-league camp, the Rangers officially selected Jepsen's contract from Triple-A Round Rock on Thursday after he turned in a stellar spring, striking out nine without a walk in 10.2 innings. As Weaver puts it, "It's [Kela's job] until he can't, and then it's Jepsen." Alex Claudio will also be in the mix for occasional opportunities, but with Jepsen entering Opening Day as the next man up behind Kela -- who has dealt with injuries issues throughout his young career -- there will likely be many in AL-only leagues scrambling to add him to their rosters.

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Rangers' Kevin Jepsen: Mentioned as closer option
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Manager Jeff Banister included Jepsen when talking about his options to close games, T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com reports. "We have a couple of guys we are comfortable closing out a game for us," the manager said. "[Keone] Kela, Jepsen, [Jake] Diekman ... these guys have shown the ability to close games for us. We have some options available to us."

Banister also mentioned Alex Claudio, the man who finished last season as the closer, but would like to use him up and down the inning spectrum. Jepsen, 33, appears to be on the outside of that group, but he did save 22 games in 2015 and 2016 for the Rays and Twins. The non-roster invitee was a pleasant revelation this spring, having allowed two runs on five hits with no walks and nine strikeouts over 10.2 innings. The bullpen was a disaster in 2017, so anyone who gets outs consistently will pitch high-leverage situations.

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Situational Stats
SituationIPWLERASVBBSO
vs LHB 3.200 0.00040
vs RHB 13.000 7.62078
Last 7 Games
  OPP W L SV IP H ER BB Ks
4/30@CLE0001.00010
5/5BOS0000.10000
5/8DET0001.01121
5/9DET0000.10010
5/13@HOU0000.12210
5/17@CHW0000.11000
5/19@CHW0000.11100
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Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2008LAA01 4.32900000 8.18540047
2009LAA64 4.945400012 54.2633330201948
2010LAA24 3.976800004 59.0542626222961
2011LAA12 7.621600001 13.02111112196
2012LAA32 3.024900024 44.2391715321238
2013LAA13 4.504500002 36.0412118311436
2014LAA02 2.637400024 65.0451919422375
2015TB-MIN36 2.33750001520 69.2522018502759
2016MIN-TB26 5.9858000711 49.26235331202135
2018TEX03 5.942100000 16.215131141118
Total 1833 4.004690002748 416.2400200185379169373
Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2008LAA9000000000 --- --- ---
2009LAA54000000000 --- --- ---
2010LAA68000000000 --- --- ---
2011LAA16000000000 --- --- ---
2012LAA49000000000 --- --- ---
2013LAA45000000000 --- --- ---
2014LAA74000000000 --- --- ---
2015TB-MIN75000000000 --- --- ---
2016MIN-TB58000000000 --- --- ---
2018TEX21000000000 --- --- ---
Total 469000000000 --- --- ---
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2008LAAP90422001.000
2009LAAP5401165011.000
2010LAAP6801129001.000
2011LAAP160312001.000
2012LAAP49062310 .833
2013LAAP450202001.000
2014LAAP7401531111 .933
2015TB-MINP750155821 .867
2016MIN-TBP580404011.000
2018TEXP210303001.000
Total  469074214944 .946
More Pitching Stats
YearTeamIBBGOAOGO/AOSBCSPKBKWPAVGPAMB9SLGRPF
2008LAA098 1.2510001 .25036 13.0 .3440
2009LAA26443 1.6330006 .292237 13.5 .3471
2010LAA56938 1.9752008 .250253 13.0 .3244
2011LAA42110 2.2010005 .37568 21.5 .5181
2012LAA13750 0.8641001 .244178 10.7 .3442
2013LAA43537 0.9750002 .283164 14.0 .4212
2014LAA26649 1.4941005 .192260 9.7 .2782
2015TB-MIN17077 0.9642005 .206285 10.2 .2825
2016MIN-TB23967 0.6721004 .315224 15.0 .5694
2018TEX12616 1.9400000 .23877 14.6 .4920
Total 22436395 1.212970037 .2551782 12.5 .36921
Postseason Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2009LAA10 3.60500000 5.08221023
2014LAA01 13.50300000 2.04431041
Total 11 6.43800000 7.012652064
Minor League Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2002 R-Angels13 6.8485000 26.1292220351219
2003 A-Cedar Rapds63 2.651010000 51.0322415222842
2004 A-Cedar Rapds810 3.432727110144.1122685561277136
2005 A-Rancho Cuca01 10.6644000 12.2191815211011
2005 R-Angels01 5.5277000 14.28109131117
2006 A-Rancho Cuca44 3.584700016 50.1512620243446
2007 A-Rancho Cuca15 4.19440003 53.2612925233850
2008 AA-Arkansas21 1.422500011 31.22255001835
2008AAA-Salt Lake13 2.35150002 23.01796301221
2009AAA-Salt Lake10 9.00140002 18.0302418411620
2011AAA-Salt Lake Bees13 4.50240007 28.032141440820
2012AAA-Salt Lake Bees22 3.24230002 25.0189910935
2013AFA-Inland Empire 66ers00 0.0010000 1.00000000
2013AAA-Salt Lake Bees00 13.5020000 2.02332021
2017AAA-Syracuse Chiefs01 5.32190001 23.2221714511029
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-3/235
Birthdate:
7/26/1984
Age:
35
Hometown:
Anaheim, CA
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
Texas Rangers
College:

MLB Experience:
10