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50 Keone Kela RP

Texas Rangers

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
10%6%
Key Stats
IPW-LSVERAKsBB
38.24-122.795117
Pitching Summary
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2016TEX516.09350000134.0302323631745
2017TEX412.79390002338.2181212411751

Player Updates

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Rangers' Keone Kela: Competing for closing gig
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kela is set to compete with Alex Claudio and Jake Diekman for the Rangers' closing gig during spring training, Evan Grant of The Dallas Morning News reports.

Kela received some good news Saturday when free-agent pickup and former Cardinals closer Seung Hwan Oh's agreement with the Rangers was nixed due to a failed physical, leaving three pitchers left to contend for the ninth-inning vacancy. Alex Claudio, who finished last season as Texas' closer while notching 11 saves in 15 opportunities, looks like the tentative frontrunner, though Kela and Diekman would offer harder-throwing options from the right and left side, respectively, if manager Jeff Banister wants more of a power pitcher at the back end. If not for shoulder issues derailing the second half of last season, Kela may have vaulted ahead of Claudio in the pecking order for saves, as he turned in a 2.79 ERA, 0.91 WHIP and 51 strikeouts in 38.2 innings while excelling against both right- and left-handed hitters. Kela offers the most upside of the trio competing for the closing role and would make for a worthy stash option even if Claudio or Diekman breaks camp with the job.

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Rangers' Keone Kela: Feeling good after stem-cell therapy
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kela underwent stem-cell therapy in November to counter persistent shoulder soreness, Gerry Fraley of the Dallas Morning News reports. "I feel elastic," Kela said last week. "The body feels good. The arm feels good. I'm ready to go."

Shoulder issues forced Kela to the DL twice in 2017. He's hoping this treatment will allow him to stay on the field for his first full season since 2015. The 24-year-old right-hander has proven to be an effective late-inning arm when healthy, posting an 11.1 K/9 and .205 BAA for his career (.135 BAA last season). He has a case as the closer-in-waiting in Texas, but the durability concerns ding his appeal a bit as an endgame mixed-league stash.

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Rangers' Keone Kela: Avoids arbitration
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kela agreed to a one-year, $1.2 million deal with the Rangers on Friday, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

This was his first year as an arbitration-eligible player. Kela missed chunks of time throughout the 2017 season due to shoulder issues, but was able to excel when healthy, posting a 2.79 ERA and 0.91 WHIP over 38.2 innings of relief work. He added 51 strikeouts and displayed a knack for getting opposing batters to miss while limiting the amount of free passes as well. Heading into this season, Kela could win the ninth-inning role, but may wind up as Alex Claudio's setup man to begin the year.

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Rangers' Keone Kela: Collects second save Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kela recorded his second save of the season despite allowing a solo home run in the ninth inning of Thursday's win over Seattle.

Despite the righty looking a little rusty since returning from the disabled list, it didn't take manager Jeff Bannister long to turn to Kela in a high-leverage situation. Texas closer Alex Claudio had pitched three innings over the past two games, so Bannister's hand was forced, and Kela probably won't receive another opportunity to close out a game unless a similar situation presents itself. With three runs through 2.1 innings over three appearances since his DL stint, Kela is probably best viewed as speculative flier for owners chasing saves over the final weeks.

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Rangers' Keone Kela: Roughed up in first appearance since DL stint
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kela surrendered two runs on two hits and a walk while retiring only one of the four batters he faced in Thursday's 10-4 loss to the Mariners.

Making his first appearance since Aug. 3 after a month-plus stint on the disabled list with right shoulder soreness, Kela looked quite rusty in his return to the mound. Manager Jeff Banister called upon Kela with no outs and two on in the top of the sixth inning, and after inducing a flyout from Robinson Cano, the reliever allowed back-to-back run-scoring singles and a walk before exiting. It's expected that Banister will gradually ease Kela back into higher-leverage work, but probably not until the right-hander shows more dependability in the middle innings.

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Situational Stats
SituationIPWLERASVBBSO
vs Oakland 6.010 1.50029
vs LHB 15.000 4.800719
vs RHB 23.200 1.5201032
Last 7 Games
  OPP W L SV IP H ER BB Ks
8/1SEA0001.00001
8/3@MIN0001.00011
9/14SEA0000.12210
9/17@LAA0001.00002
9/21@SEA0011.01100
9/27HOU0001.00001
9/29OAK0001.00002
Two Week Schedule
FEBRUARY /MARCH
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3:05 pm
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Colo
3:05 pm
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LAD
3:05 pm
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3:05 pm
28
@CHW
3:05 pm
1
@Oak
3:05 pm
DH
2
@Cle
3:05 pm
3
@SF
3:05 pm
= probable start
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Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2015TEX75 2.396800014 60.1521816401868
2016TEX51 6.093500001 34.0302323631745
2017TEX41 2.793900023 38.2181212411751
Total 167 3.4514200038 133.0100535114452164
Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2015TEX68000000000 --- --- ---
2016TEX35000000000 --- --- ---
2017TEX39000000000 --- --- ---
Total 142000000000 --- --- ---
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2015TEXP680826001.000
2016TEXP350523001.000
2017TEXP390101001.000
Total  142014410001.000
More Pitching Stats
YearTeamIBBGOAOGO/AOSBCSPKBKWPAVGPAMB9SLGRPF
2015TEX06045 1.5191016 .232243 10.4 .3263
2016TEX03223 1.5711012 .236150 13.2 .4411
2017TEX12044 0.4531011 .135151 8.4 .2411
Total 1112112 1.11133039 .207544 10.6 .3335
Postseason Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2015TEX10 3.00300000 3.01111022
2016TEX00 0.00100001 1.20000001
Total 10 1.93400001 4.21111023
Minor League Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2012R-Azl Rangers01 1.5990000 11.144201415
2013ASX-Spokane Indians12 3.78120002 16.2178713626
2013AFX-Hickory Crawdads22 2.41120001 18.2186502620
2013R-Azl Rangers20 7.3630000 3.28330136
2014AFA-Myrtle Beach Pelican01 2.6180005 10.193300413
2014AA-Frisco Roughriders21 1.86360005 38.222148122755
2015AA-Frisco Roughriders10 0.0020000 2.01000002
2016AAA-Round Rock Express00 0.0010000 1.01000003
2016AA-Frisco RoughRiders00 0.0030000 3.01000104
2017AAA-Round Rock Express00 2.2540001 4.05110018
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-1/230
Birthdate:
4/16/1993
Age:
24
Hometown:
Los Angeles, CA
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
Texas Rangers
College:

MLB Experience:
3