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Ian Kennedy
ERA W-L K
2.30 0-2 28
Team: Kansas CityHt / Wt: 6-0 / 200 NFBC ADP: 242.05
Position: SPBorn: 12/19/1984 Birthplace: Huntington Beach, California
Bats/Throws: R/R Draft: 1st Round by Yankees (2006)


Latest News
Apr. 29 2:14 PM PT3:14 PM MT4:14 PM CT5:14 PM ET17:14 ET21:14 GMT5:14 2:14 PM MST4:14 PM EST4:44 PM VEN1:14 UAE (+1)4:14 PM CT-Ian Kennedy allowed two runs on two hits and two walks in 5.1 innings as the Kansas City Royals lost to the Minnesota Twins 6-4 on Friday. Kennedy struck out six, ending the game with a 2.30 ERA and 0.99 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Kennedy has yielded a combined five runs over his last four starts, a span of 26 1/3 innings. Opponents are hitting just .159 against him, but he's 0-2 in five starts, having received a combined five runs of support.
Apr. 23 11:54 PM PT12:54 AM MT1:54 AM CT2:54 AM ET2:54 ET6:54 GMT14:54 11:54 PM MST1:54 AM EST2:24 AM VEN10:54 UAE1:54 AM CT-Kennedy had another strong outing Saturday but it wasn't enough for him to pick up his first win as the Rangers scored in the bottom of the ninth to beat the Royals 2-1.
Analysis: The right-hander is 0-2 with a 2.08 ERA in his first four starts, with Kansas City giving him a total of two runs of support. He's allowed one run and six hits over 15 innings in his last two outings.
Apr. 16 4:50 PM PT5:50 PM MT6:50 PM CT7:50 PM ET19:50 ET23:50 GMT7:50 4:50 PM MST6:50 PM EST7:20 PM VEN3:50 UAE (+1)6:50 PM CT-Kennedy had the best of his three starts this season Sunday against the Angels, pitching two-hit ball over eight scoreless innings with two walks and 10 strikeouts.
Analysis: Kennedy, who notched his 13th career 10-strikeout game, has allowed three runs or less in eight consecutive starts.
Apr. 11 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 yielded a two-run homer over six innings of Monday's 2-0 loss to the A's.
Analysis: Kennedy is 0-2 with a 4.09 ERA for the Royals.
Apr. 5 3:42 PM PT4:42 PM MT5:42 PM CT6:42 PM ET18:42 ET22:42 GMT6:42 3:42 PM MST5:42 PM EST6:12 PM VEN2:42 UAE (+1)5:42 PM CT-Kennedy walked five batters, leading to three runs in Wednesday's 9-1 loss at Minnesota. He gave up five hits and recorded five strikeouts in five innings.
Analysis: Kennedy's next start is scheduled to be in the Royals' home opener, Monday against the A's. He was 4-4 with a 3.41 ERA in 14 games in Kansas City last season, and hasn't faced Oakland since 2015.

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
2017 KC 0 2 0 - 0 5 5 0 31.1 17 8 8 3 14 0 28 0.99 2.30
Career 86 81 0 - 0 244 242 2 1461.2 1353 681 634 189 492 16 1352 1.26 3.90

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 247 316 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 329 95 90 92.8 65.8
Curveball 67 81 76 78.2 13.4
Slider 38 90 86 88.1 7.6
Changeup 66 87 84 85.6 13.2

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