MLB Baseball

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Ian Kennedy
ERA W-L K
4.95 1-6 57
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)


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June 22 7:49 AM PT8:49 AM MT9:49 AM CT10:49 AM ET10:49 ET14:49 GMT22:49 7:49 AM MST9:49 AM EST10:19 AM VEN18:49 UAE9:49 AM CT-Ian Kennedy allowed four runs - two earned - on three hits and three walks in 4.2 innings as the Kansas City Royals defeated the Boston Red Sox 6-4 on Wednesday. Kennedy struck out four, ending the game with a 4.95 ERA and 1.22 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Kennedy has failed to make it through five innings in four of his last eight starts.
June 17 10:59 AM PT11:59 AM MT12:59 PM CT1:59 PM ET13:59 ET17:59 GMT1:59 10:59 AM MST12:59 PM EST1:29 PM VEN21:59 UAE12:59 PM CT-Ian Kennedy allowed one run on two hits and one walk in 6.0 innings, as the Kansas City Royals defeated the Los Angeles Angels 3-1 on Friday. Kennedy struck out four, ending the game with a 5.03 ERA and 1.21 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Kennedy finally earned his first win of the season. He was 0-6 with five no-decisions in his 11 starts.
June 11 9:31 AM PT10:31 AM MT11:31 AM CT12:31 PM ET12:31 ET16:31 GMT0:31 9:31 AM MST11:31 AM EST12:01 PM VEN20:31 UAE11:31 AM CT-Ian Kennedy allowed four runs on six hits and two walks in 6.0 innings as the Kansas City Royals defeated the San Diego Padres 12-6 on Saturday. Kennedy struck out five, ending the game with a 5.40 ERA and 1.29 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Kennedy ran his winless streak to 15 starts. He's 0-8 with a 5.00 ERA over that span.
June 6 6:49 AM PT7:49 AM MT8:49 AM CT9:49 AM ET9:49 ET13:49 GMT21:49 6:49 AM MST8:49 AM EST9:19 AM VEN17:49 UAE8:49 AM CT-Ian Kennedy fell to 0-6, allowing four runs on six hits and three walks in 5.0 innings, as the Kansas City Royals lost to the Houston Astros 7-3 on Monday. Kennedy struck out four, ending the game with a 5.33 ERA and 1.28 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Kennedy was pretty decent in April but has been absolutely atrocious since, posting a 10.24 ERA in his last five starts.
June 1 8:50 AM PT9:50 AM MT10:50 AM CT11:50 AM ET11:50 ET15:50 GMT23:50 8:50 AM MST10:50 AM EST11:20 AM VEN19:50 UAE10:50 AM CT-Ian Kennedy fell to 0-5, allowing five runs on four hits and three walks in 3.0 innings, as the Kansas City Royals lost to the Detroit Tigers 6-5 on Wednesday. Kennedy struck out four, ending the game with a 5.12 ERA and 1.23 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Kennedy is 0-7 in 13 starts since he last won on Sept. 11. He went 0-3 with an 11.30 ERA in May, allowing 18 earned runs, 16 hits, including six home runs, and nine walks in 14 1/3 innings.
May 26 8:09 PM PT9:09 PM MT10:09 PM CT11:09 PM ET23:09 ET3:09 GMT11:09 8:09 PM MST10:09 PM EST10:39 PM VEN7:09 UAE (+1)10:09 PM CT-Ian Kennedy allowed four runs on three hits and two walks in 5.0 innings as the Kansas City Royals defeated the Cleveland Indians 6-4 on Friday. Kennedy struck out four, ending the game with a 4.43 ERA and 1.15 WHIP on the season.
May 22 10:37 AM PT11:37 AM MT12:37 PM CT1:37 PM ET13:37 ET17:37 GMT1:37 10:37 AM MST12:37 PM EST1:07 PM VEN21:37 UAE12:37 PM CT-Ian Kennedy fell to 0-4, allowing five runs on three hits and three walks in 2.0 innings, as the Kansas City Royals lost to the Minnesota Twins 8-4 on Sunday. Kennedy struck out one, ending the game with a 4.06 ERA and 1.17 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Kennedy, who returned after missing time with a hamstring strain, said he felt fine physically.
May 5 9:34 AM PT10:34 AM MT11:34 AM CT12:34 PM ET12:34 ET16:34 GMT0:34 9:34 AM MST11:34 AM EST12:04 PM VEN20:34 UAE11:34 AM CT-Kennedy (hamstring) is coming off the DL to start Saturday in Minnesota.
Analysis: Kennedy went 0-3 in six starts before landing on the DL on May 5. However, he has a 3.03 ERA in those outings with the Royals providing him a total of five runs of support.
May 4 3:12 PM PT4:12 PM MT5:12 PM CT6:12 PM ET18:12 ET22:12 GMT6:12 3:12 PM MST5:12 PM EST5:42 PM VEN2:12 UAE (+1)5:12 PM CT-Ian Kennedy fell to 0-3, allowing five runs - four earned - on six hits and one walk in 4.1 innings, as the Kansas City Royals lost to the Chicago White Sox 8-3 on Thursday. Kennedy struck out three, ending the game with a 3.03 ERA and 1.07 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Kennedy had been sharp prior to Thursday, but he's only gotten five total runs of support in six starts.
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 1 6 0 - 0 13 13 0 67.1 50 40 37 14 32 1 57 1.22 4.95
Career 87 85 0 - 0 252 250 2 1497.2 1386 713 663 200 510 17 1381 1.27 3.98

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
2017 KC 13 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.000
Career 255 317 21 41 11 1 1 18 33 154 0 0 .129 .212 .180

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 727 95 88 92.2 61.51
Curveball 155 81 74 77.7 13.11
Slider 138 90 83 86.4 11.68
Changeup 162 87 81 84.8 13.71

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