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35 Keone Kela RP

Pittsburgh Pirates

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
40%21%
Key Stats
IPW-LSVERAKsBB
52.03-4243.296619
Pitching Summary
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2017TEX412.79390002338.2181212411751
2018PIT343.2954000242652.0381919501966

Player Updates

1537040323
Pirates' Keone Kela: Shut down for workload reasons
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire
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Pirates' Keone Kela: Getting rest in September
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

At a minimum, Kela is expected to have a reduced workload during the remainder of the season and could be shut down, The Athletic Pittsburgh reports.

Kela has reported some arm fatigue but says he's healthy and could pitch if called upon. "They just want to give me time off," Kela said. "Just so everybody knows, my arm is not hurt. The velocity is there. My quality of pitches is there." Kela is likely to serve as Felipe Vazquez's primary setup man in 2019. He could also receive occasional save opportunities when Vazquez isn't available. In the meantime, both Kyle Crick and Edgar Santana figure to pitch in the eighth inning in front of Vazquez.

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1533402016
Pirates' Keone Kela: Pitches setup role against Cards
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kela allowed two hits and no walks while striking out one batter in a scoreless seventh inning Friday.

With Pittsburgh nursing a one-run lead after six innings, manager Clint Hurdle first went to Kela and then used Kyle Crick in the eighth and Felipe Vazquez in the ninth. It wouldn't be surprising to see Hurdle use Vazquez in a high leverage spot before the ninth, however, opening up the door for an occasional Kela save.

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Pirates' Keone Kela: Won't close often
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kela is expected to serve primarily as a setup man with an opportunity for the occasional save, general manager Neal Huntington told AT&T SportsNet on Tuesday.

Huntington said that he has yet to talk to manager Clint Hurdle about which relievers will slot into the sixth, seventh and eighth innings, respectively, but Kela will likely only close when closer Felipe Vazquez is unavailable. "He gives Clint a backup closer, if Felipe needs a day, it gives him the ability to mix and match," the general manager noted. Huntington added that Hurdle should have "100 percent confidence in Kela out there to be able to close out a win for us." As a result, Kela's fantasy value figures to take a hit for those looking for continued save opportunities on a regular basis.

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Pirates' Keone Kela: Dealt to Pittsburgh
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kela was traded from the Rangers to the Pirates on Monday, Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports reports.

It's still unclear what the Rangers are getting in return, but the deal has been made official. Kela served as a reliable closer out of Texas' bullpen in 2018, recording 24 saves (one blown save) and posting a solid 3.44 ERA and 1.15 WHIP with 44 strikeouts over 36.2 frames. He'll likely be in line for mid-to-high leverage opportunities as a late-innings setup man, seeing as Felipe Vazquez appears to have a firm handle on the closer's role in Pittsburgh.

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Situational Stats
SituationIPWLERASVBBSO
vs LHB 19.200 5.030927
vs RHB 32.100 2.2301039
Last 7 Games
  OPP W L SV IP H ER BB Ks
8/22ATL0001.00002
8/24@MIL0001.00023
8/25@MIL0001.00002
8/29@STL0001.01001
8/31@ATL0001.00002
9/1@ATL0100.13401
9/3CIN0001.00000
Two Week Schedule
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Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2015TEX75 2.396800014 60.1521816401868
2016TEX51 6.093500001 34.0302323631745
2017TEX41 2.793900023 38.2181212411751
2018TEX-PIT34 3.29540002426 52.0381919501966
Total 1911 3.411960002734 185.0138727019471230
Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2015TEX68000000000 --- --- ---
2016TEX35000000000 --- --- ---
2017TEX39000000000 --- --- ---
2018TEX-PIT54000000000 --- --- ---
Total 196000000000 --- --- ---
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2015TEXP680826001.000
2016TEXP350523001.000
2017TEXP390101001.000
2018TEX-PITP54091620 .778
Total  19602351620 .913
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
2018TEX-PIT23752 0.7362026 .199212 9.9 .3352
Total 3149164 0.991950515 .204756 10.4 .3337
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
 
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-1/230
Birthdate:
4/16/1993
Age:
25
Hometown:
Los Angeles, CA
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
Pittsburgh Pirates
College:

MLB Experience:
4