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31 Ian Kennedy RP

Kansas City Royals

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
49%43%
Key Stats
IPW-LSVERAKsBB
31.00-293.48385
Pitching Summary
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2018KC394.6622220000119.2125666220140105
2019KC023.483000091131.033121221538

Player Updates

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Royals' Ian Kennedy: Earns second save
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kennedy allowed two hits with no walks and struck out two across a two-inning save in a 3-2 victory against the Rays in the first game of a doubleheader Wednesday.

This was Kennedy's first save opportunity since blowing a save against the Twins on April 2. Kennedy has pitched well since then, yielding only one run in 10.2 innings, which has helped him post a 1.15 ERA with 21 strikeouts in 15.2 frames this season. That's certainly closer-worthy numbers, but owners shouldn't look to much into his save opportunity Wednesday. The Royals and Rays are playing a doubleheader, so manager Ned Yost likely saw an opportunity for Kennedy to pitch two innings in the matinee affair in order to save arms for the second game.

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Royals' Ian Kennedy: Blows first save of year
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kennedy gave up a run on three hits while striking out one in an inning of work to blow his first save of the season in Tuesday's 5-4 extra-inning loss to the Twins.

Entering the game in the ninth inning to nurse a 4-3 lead, Kennedy instead gave up a leadoff double to Jorge Polanco, who came around to score two batters later. The right-hander nearly lost the game entirely, but he left runners on first and third after getting Jonathan Schoop to ground out to end the threat. While it's encouraging that Kennedy was the choice for Ned Yost in the ninth over Brad Boxberger, he'll need to produce more consistent results if he wants to remain in the closer picture.

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Royals' Ian Kennedy: Picks up first career save
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kennedy worked around two hits in a scoreless ninth inning Saturday against the White Sox en route to his first career save.

After working the eighth inning Opening Day, Kennedy got a chance to close things out in just his fourth career relief appearance. The right-hander allowed the first two batters he faced to reach but ultimately slammed the door. Brad Boxberger, who got the Royals' first save of 2019, worked the seven inning Saturday, while Wily Peralta did not appear in the game. The owner of a career 21.6 percent strikeout rate, Kennedy is not exactly a priority pickup, but those already down a closer or two will want to consider a modest bid in FAAB.

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Royals' Ian Kennedy: Opening season in bullpen
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Manager Ned Yost said Kennedy will begin the season in a relief role, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.

The Royals had talked about moving Kennedy to the bullpen at some point in 2019, and a lackluster spring (6.30 ERA, 1.40 WHIP and 7:1 K:BBB through 10 frames) prompted the team to make the move sooner than expected. The veteran right-hander will remain an option to start should an opportunity arise, but his 5.06 ERA and 7.8 K/9 in 52 starts over the past two seasons leave quite a bit to be desired.

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Royals' Ian Kennedy: Potentially moving to relief role
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Manager Ned Yost said that Kennedy may be moved into a relief role at some point during 2019, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.

The veteran starter hasn't been great for the Royals the past two seasons, posting a 5.06 ERA and a 1.8 HR/9 in that span. As such, the Royals brass may want to test out other starting pitching options at some point in 2019, especially if Kennedy continues to be ineffective. Kennedy's spot in the rotation appears to be safe for the start of the season, but a rough beginning of the season could put him on thin ice.

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Situational Stats
SituationIPWLERASVBBSO
vs Cleveland 2.000 0.00003
vs LHB 13.100 4.050317
vs RHB 17.200 3.060221
Last 7 Games
  OPP W L SV IP H ER BB Ks
6/7CHW0011.01002
6/11DET0011.00002
6/13DET0010.10000
6/16@MIN0011.02112
6/17@SEA0011.01002
6/20MIN0011.00000
6/22MIN0001.00000
Two Week Schedule
JUNE
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
16
@MIN
W8-6
17
@SEA
W6-4
18
@SEA
W9-0
19
@SEA
L2-8
20
MIN
W4-1
21
MIN
L7-8
22
MIN
L3-5
23
MIN
W6-1
24
@CLE
7:10 pm
25
@CLE
7:10 pm
26
@CLE
1:10 pm
27
28
@TOR
7:07 pm
29
@TOR
4:07 pm
= probable start
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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
2017KC513 5.3830300000 154.0143999234561131
2018KC39 4.6622220000 119.2125666220140105
2019KC02 3.4830000911 31.033121221538
Total 94103 4.11321289219111735.01637850792242785841598
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
2017KC30301001000 .500 .333 .333
2018KC22201000000 .500 .500 .500
2019KC30000000000 --- --- ---
Total 32432121421183315400 .213 .181 .131
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2007NYYP33202001.000
2008NYYP109716001.000
2009NYYP1000000 ---
2010ARIP323238181912 .974
2011ARIP3333361422011.000
2012ARIP33333592241 .886
2013ARI-SDP313127720011.000
2014SDP3333301218011.000
2015SDP303020812021.000
2016KCP33331798021.000
2017KCP3030165830 .813
2018KCP22221971110 .947
2019KCP30030210 .667
Total  321289250901501010 .960
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
2017KC2127188 0.7345114 .246655 12.2 .4850
2018KC289158 0.6010004 .265518 12.5 .4560
2019KC02133 0.6710002 .266131 11.3 .3632
Total 2015001964 0.8167447875 .2497361 11.9 .4272
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:
6-0/195
Birthdate:
12/19/1984
Age:
34
Hometown:
Huntington Beach, CA
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
Kansas City Royals
College:
USC
MLB Experience:
13