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55 Nate Karns SP

Kansas City Royals

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
10%1%
Key Stats
IPW-LSVERAKsBB
45.12-204.175113
Pitching Summary
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2016SEA625.152215001194.195555411345101
2017KC224.1798000045.1412121921351

Player Updates

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Royals' Nathan Karns: Avoids arbitration with Royals
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Karns (forearm) agreed to a one-year, $1.375 million deal with Kansas City on Friday, avoiding arbitration, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.ca reports.

Karns recorded a 4.17 ERA and 1.19 WHIP over 45.1 innings during the first two months of the year, but went down with forearm tightness in late May, which led to season-ending surgery to treat thoracic outlet syndrome. At this point, it's expected that he will be able to return prior to Opening Day, although there hasn't been an update on his status in the past couple months. Nevertheless, once Karns is able to regain his health, the right-hander should jump right back into the rotation for the Royals.

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Royals' Nathan Karns: Expects to resume throwing in November
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Karns (forearm) said he hopes to resume playing catch in early November, the Associated Press reports.

Karns, who underwent surgery in July to address thoracic outlet syndrome, has been progressing as anticipated thus far in his recovery, but the real test will comes once he initiates a throwing program. The right-hander said he doesn't have any concerns about his availability for spring training, though the Royals could elect to limit his workload early on nonetheless. Prior to hitting the DL in July, Karns had enjoyed one of the best stretches of his career, turning in a 2.86 ERA, 0.99 WHIP and 37:4 K:BB over his final five starts of 2017.

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Royals' Nathan Karns: Optimistic about post-surgery status
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Karns -- who underwent season-ending arm surgery on July 19 -- said he's feeling great. "I'm moving my arm around, no pain, no setbacks," the right-hander said. "Everything feels really, really good. I don't have any nerve-y symptoms coming out of surgery. We feel like we're in a great spot," Rustin Dodd of The Kansas City Star reports.

Karns is in for a long rehab process, but he's expected to return for spring training in 2018. Before the injury, the 29-year-old looked poised to have a breakout campaign. Through nine games (eight starts), Karns owned career-best marks in K/9 (10.1) and BB/9 (2.58). Assuming the recovery process goes well, he should be right back in the thick of the Royals rotation in 2018.

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Royals' Nathan Karns: Surgery went as expected
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Karns (forearm) underwent a successful thoracic outlet syndrome surgery Wednesday, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.

Karns is set to return for spring training next season after deciding on season-ending surgery last week. The right-hander had been dealing with forearm soreness since mid-May, and will take the next eight months to rest, recover and rehab prior to the 2018 season.

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Royals' Nathan Karns: Decides on season-ending surgery
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Karns has decided to have season-ending surgery for thoracic outlet syndrome, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.

The right-hander was debating whether he could avoid surgery and return this season, but Karns announced Saturday that he'll move forward with the advised treatment. Surgery is scheduled for July 19, and his 2017 campaign ends after just nine games.

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Situational Stats
SituationIPWLERASVBBSO
vs LHB 17.200 2.5501221
vs RHB 27.200 5.200130
Last 7 Games
  OPP W L SV IP H ER BB Ks
4/15LAA0006.04123
4/21@TEX0104.25636
4/26@CHW0106.07405
5/3CHW1006.01017
5/8@TB1006.162210
5/13BAL0005.052112
5/19@MIN0005.05103
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Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2013WAS01 7.50330000 12.017111051611
2014TB11 4.50220000 12.076632413
2015TB75 3.6727260000 147.0132626019556145
2016SEA62 5.1522150011 94.195555411345101
2017KC22 4.17980000 45.1412121921351
Total 1611 4.3763540011 310.22921551514713124321
Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2013WAS3300000100 .000 .000 .000
2014TB2000000000 --- --- ---
2015TB27411110300 .2501.000 .250
2016SEA22100000000 .000 .000 .000
2017KC9000000000 --- --- ---
Total 63811110400 .125 .500 .125
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2013WASP33330001.000
2014TBP2200000 ---
2015TBP27261951310 .947
2016SEAP2215158520 .867
2017KCP9890810 .889
Total  635446162640 .913
More Pitching Stats
YearTeamIBBGOAOGO/AOSBCSPKBKWPAVGPAMB9SLGRPF
2013WAS01214 0.8620000 .32161 18.0 .6600
2014TB01211 1.1810000 .16349 9.8 .3950
2015TB1133150 0.941750015 .239621 11.8 .3870
2016SEA17895 0.87122015 .259417 13.6 .4170
2017KC14437 1.2461002 .237188 11.1 .4450
Total 3279307 0.963880122 .2461336 12.4 .4170
Minor League Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2011ASX-Auburn Doubledays32 3.5088000 36.0271414142733
2011R-Gcl Nationals00 0.0055000 18.020002626
2012AFX-Hagerstown Suns30 2.03115102 44.1231110132161
2012AFA-Potomac Nationals84 2.261313100 71.2472318142687
2013AA-Harrisburg Senators106 3.262323300132.2109544814748155
2014AAA-Durham Bulls99 5.082727000145.1142898216362153
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-3/225
Birthdate:
11/25/1987
Age:
30
Hometown:
Franklin, PA
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
Kansas City Royals
College:
Texas Tech
MLB Experience:
5