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48 Ben Lively RP

Kansas City Royals

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
0%0%
Key Stats
IPW-LSVERAKsBB
1.00-0027.0010
Pitching Summary
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2018KC035.64105000030.1411919431527
2019KC0027.001000001.03331001

Player Updates

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Royals' Ben Lively: Headed back to Omaha
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Royals optioned Lively to Triple-A Omaha on Monday.

Lively was only used once out of the bullpen during his week-and-a-half-long stay in Kansas City, giving up three runs over a one-inning appearance April 28 against the Angels. The Royals will swap him out for another long-relief option in Glenn Sparkman, who was recalled from Omaha in a corresponding move.

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Royals' Ben Lively: Called up to Kansas City
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lively was called up by the Royals on Saturday.

Lively has 20 career big-league starts and five relief appearances, though he's likely up as a reliever this time around. His unimpressive 4.61 ERA is an overachievement according to his 4.95 FIP and 5.50 xFIP. His 7.5 percent walk rate is good, but his 15.3 percent strikeout rate means his best fit is in a low-leverage relief role. Heath Fillmyer was optioned to Triple-A Omaha in a corresponding move.

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Royals' Ben Lively: Heading to Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lively was optioned to Triple-A Omaha on Sunday, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.

Lively was claimed off waivers by the Royals in September and was solid in spring training with two runs allowed on five hits over six innings. The 27-year-old had a 5.64 ERA, 1.85 WHIP and 27:15 K:BB over 30.1 major-league innings last year.

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Royals' Ben Lively: Set for relief role
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lively will take on a role in Kansas City's bullpen, Rustin Dodd of The Athletic reports.

Lively was claimed off waivers by the Royals earlier this week and will finish out the year in a relief role. Across five starts with the Phillies, he logged a 6.85 ERA and 1.86 WHIP in 23.2 innings this season.

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Royals' Ben Lively: Claimed by Royals
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lively was claimed off waivers by the Royals on Wednesday.

Lively will head straight to the major-league roster, though it's unclear if he'll be a member of the rotation or the bullpen down the stretch. The 26-year-old made 20 starts for the Phillies over the last two seasons, posting a 4.81 ERA. He's been good at avoiding walks, posting just a 7.0 percent walk rate, but he doesn't strike out enough batters (15.2 percent strikeout rate) or get enough groundballs (35.8 percent groundball rate) to be anything more than a backend starter at best.

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Situational Stats
SituationIPWLERASVBBSO
vs Los Angeles 1.000 27.00001
vs LHB 0.100 81.00001
vs RHB 0.200 0.00000
Last 7 Games
  OPP W L SV IP H ER BB Ks
4/28LAA0001.03301
Two Week Schedule
MAY
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
12
PHI
L1-6
13
14
TEX
W11-5
15
TEX
L1-6
16
TEX
L1-16
17
@LAA
L2-5
18
@LAA
L3-6
19
@LAA
4:07 pm
20
21
@STL
8:15 pm
22
@STL
1:15 pm
23
24
NYY
8:15 pm
25
NYY
2:15 pm
= probable start
Fantasy Points by Week
0
0
0
-2

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Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2017PHI47 4.2615151000 88.29045421382452
2018PHI-KC03 5.641050000 30.1411919431527
2019KC00 27.00100000 1.03331001
Total 410 4.8026201000 120.0134676418113980
Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2017PHI152626280900 .231 .462 .231
2018PHI-KC11700000200 .000 .000 .000
2019KC1000000000 --- --- ---
Total 2733262801100 .182 .364 .182
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2017PHIP15152191022 .905
2018PHI-KCP105413001.000
2019KCP1000000 ---
Total  262025101322 .920
More Pitching Stats
YearTeamIBBGOAOGO/AOSBCSPKBKWPAVGPAMB9SLGRPF
2017PHI189109 0.9332111 .269372 12.4 .4840
2018PHI-KC12435 0.7722000 .325145 17.5 .4920
2019KC011 1.0000000 .5006 27.01.0000
Total 2114145 0.8954111 .287523 13.8 .4930
Minor League Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2013AFX-Dayton Dragons01 2.2511000 4.02210017
2013R-Billings Mustangs03 0.731212000 37.02173011249
2014AFA-Bakersfield Blaze101 2.281313000 79.0572020611695
2014AA-Pensacola Blue Wahoo36 3.881313000 72.0603231743676
2015AA-Reading Fightin Phil87 4.132525100143.2160696614745111
2016AAA-Lehigh Valley IronPi115 3.061919110117.28345401032790
2016AA-Reading Fightin Phil70 1.8799000 53.0351111101549
2017AAA-Lehigh Valley IronPi75 3.151616100 97.0913934342282
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-4/240
Birthdate:
3/5/1992
Age:
27
Hometown:
Pensacola, FL
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
Kansas City Royals
College:
UCF
MLB Experience:
3