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Ian Kennedy
ERA W-L K
3.68 11-11 184
Team: Kansas CityHt / Wt: 6-0 / 200 NFBC ADP: 248.51
Position: SPBorn: 12/19/1984 Birthplace: Huntington Beach, California
Bats/Throws: R/R Draft: 1st Round by Yankees (2006)


Latest News
Sep. 17 8:36 AM PT9:36 AM MT10:36 AM CT11:36 AM ET11:36 ET15:36 GMT23:36 8:36 AM MST10:36 AM EST11:06 AM VEN19:36 UAE10:36 AM CT-Kennedy threw 74 pitches in the first three innings Friday but made it through six, allowing two runs while not receiving a decision in the Royals' loss to the White Sox.
Analysis: The right-hander is 5-0 with a 2.14 ERA in his last 10 starts.
Sep. 12 8:09 AM PT9:09 AM MT10:09 AM CT11:09 AM ET11:09 ET15:09 GMT23:09 8:09 AM MST10:09 AM EST10:39 AM VEN19:09 UAE10:09 AM CT-Kennedy pitched six one-hit innings to outduel Chris Sale and the Chicago White Sox 2-0 on Sunday.
Analysis: Kennedy walked four, but Adam Eaton's leadoff single was the only hit off the right-hander in six innings. He improved to 5-0 in his last six starts.
Aug. 21 6:25 AM PT7:25 AM MT8:25 AM CT9:25 AM ET9:25 ET13:25 GMT21:25 6:25 AM MST8:25 AM EST8:55 AM VEN17:25 UAE8:25 AM CT-Kennedy pitched the Royals to a seventh straight win by tossing eight scoreless innings Saturday against Minnesota. The right-hander yielded only four singles and struck out six.
Analysis: Kennedy has played a part in Kansas City's recent resurgence by putting together five straight excellent starts. He's allowed just three runs and 22 hits in 34 innings over that stretch, working at least six innings in each outing. Kennedy draws a tougher assignment his next time out, a matchup with the heavy-hitting Red Sox Friday at Fenway Park.
Aug. 15 7:43 PM PT8:43 PM MT9:43 PM CT10:43 PM ET22:43 ET2:43 GMT10:43 7:43 PM MST9:43 PM EST10:13 PM VEN6:43 UAE (+1)9:43 PM CT-Kennedy pitched 6 2/3 strong innings to collect his first victory since June 26 and the suddenly resurgent Kansas City Royals edged the Detroit Tigers 3-1 on Monday at Comerica Park.
Analysis: Kennedy (7-9) snapped a streak of eight consecutive starts without a victory, though he was unlucky in his last three outings. He has gone at least six innings and given up one or no runs in fourth straight starts. He allowed one run on five hits and struck out five on Monday.
Aug. 4 7:08 PM PT8:08 PM MT9:08 PM CT10:08 PM ET22:08 ET2:08 GMT10:08 7:08 PM MST9:08 PM EST9:38 PM VEN6:08 UAE (+1)9:08 PM CT-Kennedy received a tough no-decision Thursday after giving up one hit over six scoreless innings in a 3-2 loss to the Rays. Tampa Bay rallied for three runs against the Kansas City bullpen.
Analysis: Kennedy has surrendered one run while striking out 15 over 13 innings in his last two starts - both Royals losses.
July 26 7:26 AM PT8:26 AM MT9:26 AM CT10:26 AM ET10:26 ET14:26 GMT22:26 7:26 AM MST9:26 AM EST9:56 AM VEN18:26 UAE9:26 AM CT-Kennedy's winless streak reached five starts Monday as he gave up four runs over five innings in a loss to the Angels.
Analysis: The right-hander has dropped two straight starts behind a 10.61 ERA and is 0-3 with a 5.96 ERA in his last five.
July 20 3:06 PM PT4:06 PM MT5:06 PM CT6:06 PM ET18:06 ET22:06 GMT6:06 3:06 PM MST5:06 PM EST5:36 PM VEN2:06 UAE (+1)5:06 PM CT-Kennedy had one of his worst outings of the season Wednesday, allowing seven runs and four homers in 4 1/3 innings of a loss to the Indians.
Analysis: The right-hander entered with a 2.96 ERA in his previous five outings.
July 7 8:43 AM PT9:43 AM MT10:43 AM CT11:43 AM ET11:43 ET15:43 GMT23:43 8:43 AM MST10:43 AM EST11:13 AM VEN19:43 UAE10:43 AM CT-Kennedy allowed two runs and four hits while striking out 10 over six innings in Wednesday's 4-2 loss at Toronto.
Analysis: Kennedy has rebounded from a recent rough patch with a 3.00 ERA and 29 strikeouts over 18 innings in his last three starts.
June 11 11:15 AM PT12:15 PM MT1:15 PM CT2:15 PM ET14:15 ET18:15 GMT2:15 11:15 AM MST1:15 PM EST1:45 PM VEN22:15 UAE1:15 PM CT-Kennedy was ripped for a second straight start Friday, giving up a career-high four homers and seven runs in a loss to the White Sox.
Analysis: After posting a 3.24 ERA in May, Kennedy has allowed 12 runs and 17 hits in 11 2/3 innings this month to lose both of his starts.
May 31 11:55 AM PT12:55 PM MT1:55 PM CT2:55 PM ET14:55 ET18:55 GMT2:55 11:55 AM MST1:55 PM EST2:25 PM VEN22:55 UAE1:55 PM CT-Kennedy walked a season-high five, including the bases loaded in the fifth, but limited the Rays to three singles and one unearned run over six innings Monday.
Analysis: Kennedy has allowed two or fewer runs in eight of his 10 starts, lowering his ERA to 3.03.
May 13 2:18 PM PT3:18 PM MT4:18 PM CT5:18 PM ET17:18 ET21:18 GMT5:18 2:18 PM MST4:18 PM EST4:48 PM VEN1:18 UAE (+1)4:18 PM CT-Kennedy delivered a dud Thursday against the Yankees.
Analysis: The former Yankee served up three homers and allowed seven runs in 6 1/3 innings in Kansas City's 7-3 loss. Kennedy entered the matchup with a 2.13 ERA and had yielded just one run in winning his previous two starts.
May 8 8:17 AM PT9:17 AM MT10:17 AM CT11:17 AM ET11:17 ET15:17 GMT23:17 8:17 AM MST10:17 AM EST10:47 AM VEN19:17 UAE10:17 AM CT-Kennedy turned in another strong start by tossing seven scoreless innings to defeat Cleveland on Saturday.
Analysis: Kennedy is so far living up to the five-year contract he signed with the Royals in the offseason. He's now 4-2 with a 2.13 ERA in seven starts and has held opposing hitters to a .209 average.
May 2 8:37 AM PT9:37 AM MT10:37 AM CT11:37 AM ET11:37 ET15:37 GMT23:37 8:37 AM MST10:37 AM EST11:07 AM VEN19:37 UAE10:37 AM CT-Kennedy bounced back well in Sunday's win at Seattle.
Analysis: Kennedy struck out six over five innings while limiting the Mariners to a run on five hits, rebounding from Monday's loss to the Angels in which he was tagged for five runs in six innings. He's allowed two runs or less in four of his five starts.
Apr. 15 2:26 PM PT3:26 PM MT4:26 PM CT5:26 PM ET17:26 ET21:26 GMT5:26 2:26 PM MST4:26 PM EST4:56 PM VEN1:26 UAE (+1)4:26 PM CT-Kennedy was outstanding on Thursday, allowing one run and two hits while fanning seven in a 6-2 win over the Astros.
Analysis: Kennedy has been a solid addition for the World Series champs, going 2-0 with 14 strikeouts and an 0.66 ERA so far.

Regular Season

Pitching Statistics
Year Team W L Sv-Op G GS CG IP H R ER HR BB IBB K WHIP ERA
2007 NYY 1 0 0 - 0 3 3 0 19.0 13 6 4 1 9 0 15 1.16 1.89
2008 NYY 0 4 0 - 0 10 9 0 39.2 50 37 36 5 26 0 27 1.92 8.17
2009 NYY 0 0 0 - 0 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 2.00 0.00
2010 Ari 9 10 0 - 0 32 32 0 194.0 163 87 82 26 70 2 168 1.20 3.80
2011 Ari 21 4 0 - 0 33 33 1 222.0 186 73 71 19 55 0 198 1.09 2.88
2012 Ari 15 12 0 - 0 33 33 1 208.1 216 101 93 28 55 4 187 1.30 4.02
2013 Ari 3 8 0 - 0 21 21 0 124.0 128 79 72 18 48 1 108 1.42 5.23
2013 SD 4 2 0 - 0 10 10 0 57.1 52 29 27 9 25 0 55 1.34 4.24
2013 Tot 7 10 0 - 0 31 31 0 181.1 180 108 99 27 73 1 163 1.40 4.91
2014 SD 13 13 0 - 0 33 33 0 201.0 189 85 81 16 70 4 207 1.29 3.63
2015 SD 9 15 0 - 0 30 30 0 168.1 166 95 80 31 52 4 174 1.30 4.28
2016 KC 11 11 0 - 0 33 33 0 195.2 173 81 80 33 66 1 184 1.22 3.68
Career 86 79 0 - 0 239 237 2 1430.1 1336 673 626 186 478 16 1324 1.27 3.94

Hitting Statistics
Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2010 Ari 33 54 7 11 1 0 0 2 7 24 0 0 .204 .290 .222
2011 Ari 34 61 3 8 3 0 0 4 4 24 0 0 .131 .197 .180
2012 Ari 33 51 4 4 0 1 0 6 11 29 0 0 .078 .238 .118
2013 Ari 22 37 0 5 2 0 0 1 2 19 0 0 .135 .179 .189
2013 SD 10 16 1 2 1 0 0 0 3 9 0 0 .125 .263 .188
2013 Tot 32 53 1 7 3 0 0 1 5 28 0 0 .132 .207 .189
2014 SD 33 52 3 6 1 0 1 5 5 24 0 0 .115 .193 .192
2015 SD 30 42 3 4 3 0 0 0 0 23 0 0 .095 .095 .167
2016 KC 33 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Career 242 316 21 40 11 1 1 18 32 154 0 0 .127 .208 .177

Postseason

Pitching Statistics
Year Team Round W L Sv-Op G GS CG IP H R ER HR BB IBB K ERA
2011 Ari Total 0 1 0 - 0 2 2 0 12.2 13 6 6 1 3 0 8 4.26
    LDS 0 1 0 - 0 2 2 0 12.2 13 6 6 1 3 0 8 4.26
Career 0 1 0 - 0 2 2 0 12.2 13 6 6 1 3 0 8 4.26

Hitting Statistics
Year Team Round G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2011 Ari Total 2 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .250 .250 .250
    LDS 2 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .250 .250 .250
Career 2 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .250 .250 .250


Pitching Velocity

Pitch TypePitchesMaxMinAvgPct
Fastball 2235 95 87 92.2 66.18
Curveball 466 81 75 77.3 13.8
Slider 280 89 83 86 8.29
Changeup 396 87 80 83.9 11.73

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