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Ian Kennedy
ERA W-L K
5.06 4-9 105
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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Aug. 13 9:15 PM PT10:15 PM MT11:15 PM CT12:15 AM ET0:15 ET4:15 GMT12:15 9:15 PM MST11:15 PM EST11:45 PM VEN8:15 UAE11:15 PM CT-Ian Kennedy allowed three runs on seven hits and one walk in 6.1 innings as the Kansas City Royals defeated the Chicago White Sox 5-4 on Saturday.
Analysis: Kennedy struck out seven, ending the game with a 4.80 ERA and 1.23 WHIP on the season.
Aug. 8 9:58 PM PT10:58 PM MT11:58 PM CT12:58 AM ET0:58 ET4:58 GMT12:58 9:58 PM MST11:58 PM EST12:28 AM VEN8:58 UAE11:58 PM CT-Ian Kennedy fell to 4-8, allowing seven runs - six earned - on six hits and four walks in 6.0 innings, as the Kansas City Royals lost to the St. Louis Cardinals 11-3 on Monday. Kennedy struck out five, ending the game with a 4.83 ERA and 1.23 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: If the Royals are going to hold onto a playoff spot, Kennedy is going to have to be better than what he's shown lately. The struggling veteran is 1-2 with a 7.20 ERA and a 1.60 WHIP over his past four starts. He should have a chance to bounce back when he faces the lowly White Sox in Chicago on Saturday.
Aug. 1 7:40 PM PT8:40 PM MT9:40 PM CT10:40 PM ET22:40 ET2:40 GMT10:40 7:40 PM MST9:40 PM EST10:10 PM VEN6:40 UAE (+1)9:40 PM CT-Ian Kennedy fell to 4-7, allowing four runs on eight hits and one walk in 4.0 innings, as the Kansas City Royals lost to the Baltimore Orioles 7-2 on Tuesday. Kennedy struck out two, ending the game with a 4.60 ERA and 1.21 WHIP on the season.
July 27 7:50 AM PT8:50 AM MT9:50 AM CT10:50 AM ET10:50 ET14:50 GMT22:50 7:50 AM MST9:50 AM EST10:20 AM VEN18:50 UAE9:50 AM CT-Ian Kennedy improved to 4-6, allowing one run on three hits and two walks in 6.0 innings, as the Kansas City Royals defeated the Detroit Tigers 16-2 on Wednesday. Kennedy struck out four, ending the game with a 4.43 ERA and 1.17 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Kennedy hasn't lost in his last nine starts, going 4-0 with a 3.26 ERA in his last eight after starting the season 0-6 with a 5.40 ERA.
July 22 9:36 PM PT10:36 PM MT11:36 PM CT12:36 AM ET0:36 ET4:36 GMT12:36 9:36 PM MST11:36 PM EST12:06 AM VEN8:36 UAE11:36 PM CT-Kennedy allowed six runs - five earned - on six hits and two walks in 4.0 innings as the Kansas City Royals defeated the Chicago White Sox 7-6 on Friday.
Analysis: Kennedy struck out four, ending the game with a 4.61 ERA and 1.19 WHIP on the season.
July 17 8:03 AM PT9:03 AM MT10:03 AM CT11:03 AM ET11:03 ET15:03 GMT23:03 8:03 AM MST10:03 AM EST10:33 AM VEN19:03 UAE10:03 AM CT-Ian Kennedy allowed two runs on five hits and one walk in 6.2 innings as the Kansas City Royals defeated the Texas Rangers 4-3 on Sunday. Kennedy struck out six, ending the game with a 4.32 ERA and 1.15 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Kennedy was spotless save for allowing a pair of solo homers in his fourth consecutive quality start. The right-hander has played a key role in the Royals' rise back into contention by compiling a 3-0 record and a 2.68 ERA over his past six outings. He'll face the rebuilding White Sox at home next time out on Friday.
July 9 9:00 AM PT10:00 AM MT11:00 AM CT12:00 PM ET12:00 ET16:00 GMT0:00 9:00 AM MST11:00 AM EST11:30 AM VEN20:00 UAE11:00 AM CT-Ian Kennedy allowed three runs on seven hits and one walk in 6.0 innings as the Kansas City Royals lost to the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-4 on Saturday. Kennedy struck out seven, ending the game with a 4.45 ERA and 1.17 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Kennedy has a 2.75 ERA during his last three starts - all on the road - and has 19 strikeouts i9 2/3 innings. Kennedy's streak of allowing six or fewer hits in a game ended at 15 straight starts, which was the longest in Royals history to start a season.
July 4 10:27 AM PT11:27 AM MT12:27 PM CT1:27 PM ET13:27 ET17:27 GMT1:27 10:27 AM MST12:27 PM EST12:57 PM VEN21:27 UAE12:27 PM CT-Ian Kennedy improved to 3-6, allowing one run on four hits and two walks in 6.2 innings, as the Kansas City Royals defeated the Seattle Mariners 3-1 on Monday. Kennedy struck out seven, ending the game with a 4.44 ERA and 1.16 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Kennedy has won his last three road starts with a 1.83 ERA, and he is next scheduled to pitch Sunday at Dodger Stadium. However, he is 0-7 with a 5.07 ERA in 12 starts against the Dodgers since the start of 2013, though all of those games came while he was pitching for San Diego or Arizona.
June 28 8:45 PM PT9:45 PM MT10:45 PM CT11:45 PM ET23:45 ET3:45 GMT11:45 8:45 PM MST10:45 PM EST11:15 PM VEN7:45 UAE (+1)10:45 PM CT-Kennedy improved to 2-6, allowing two runs on five hits and one walk in 7.0 innings, as the Kansas City Royals defeated the Detroit Tigers 8-2 on Wednesday. Kennedy struck out five, ending the game with a 4.72 ERA and 1.18 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: He's won two of his last three starts.
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 4 9 0 - 0 23 23 0 122.2 107 74 69 24 49 1 105 1.27 5.06
Career 90 88 0 - 0 262 260 2 1553.0 1443 747 695 210 527 17 1429 1.27 4.03

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 23 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .333 .500 .333
Career 265 319 21 41 11 1 1 18 33 154 0 0 .129 .211 .179

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 1289 95 87 92.1 60.83
Curveball 334 81 74 77.8 15.76
Slider 244 90 83 86.3 11.51
Changeup 252 88 81 84.9 11.89

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