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Nate Karns
ERA W-L K
6.35 0-1 14
Team: Kansas CityHt / Wt: 6-3 / 225 NFBC ADP: 402.06
Position: SPBorn: 11/25/1987 Birthplace: Franklin, Pennsylvania
Bats/Throws: R/R Draft: 12th Round by Nationals (2009)


Latest News
Apr. 22 9:15 AM PT10:15 AM MT11:15 AM CT12:15 PM ET12:15 ET16:15 GMT0:15 9:15 AM MST11:15 AM EST11:45 AM VEN20:15 UAE11:15 AM CT-Karns gave up six runs and five hits - four homers - in 4 2/3 innings in the Royals' 6-2 loss to the Rangers on Friday.
Analysis: Karns only gave up two runs over a combined 11 2/3 innings in his previous two starts, but this is the second time he's been shelled this season.
Apr. 16 8:14 AM PT9:14 AM MT10:14 AM CT11:14 AM ET11:14 ET15:14 GMT23:14 8:14 AM MST10:14 AM EST10:44 AM VEN19:14 UAE10:14 AM CT-Karns held the Angels to a run and four hits over six innings in the Royals' 3-2 win Saturday.
Analysis: After being charged with four runs in less than an inning in his lone relief appearance, Karns has allowed just two runs in two starts.
Apr. 9 9:21 PM PT10:21 PM MT11:21 PM CT12:21 AM ET0:21 ET4:21 GMT12:21 9:21 PM MST11:21 PM EST11:51 PM VEN8:21 UAE11:21 PM CT-Karns will make his first start and second appearance of the season in the series finale at Houston on Sunday.
Analysis: Karns allowed four runs, two hits and two walks in a relief appearance in a 9-1 loss to Minnesota on Wednesday.
Mar. 20 5:20 PM PT6:20 PM MT7:20 PM CT8:20 PM ET20:20 ET0:20 GMT8:20 5:20 PM MST7:20 PM EST7:50 PM VEN4:20 UAE (+1)6:20 PM CT-Karns has won the crowded competition for the lone vacancy in the Royals' rotation, getting the nod Monday from manager Ned Yost. Karns beat out holdover Chris Young and left-hander Travis Wood for the fifth spot.
Analysis: Karns was acquired Jan. 6 from Seattle for outfielder Jarrod Dyson. The righty hasn't exactly been lights-out in spring training, posting a 7.36 ERA in four starts. Karns was 6-2 with a 5.15 ERA in 22 games, including 15 starts, last year with the Mariners before his season ended July 20 because of a herniated disk. He is 14-9 with a 4.41 ERA in 54 career games in the majors with Washington, Tampa Bay and Seattle.

Regular Season

Pitching Statistics
Year Team W L Sv-Op G GS CG IP H R ER HR BB IBB K WHIP ERA
2013 Was 0 1 0 - 0 3 3 0 12.0 17 11 10 5 6 0 11 1.92 7.50
2014 TB 1 1 0 - 0 2 2 0 12.0 7 6 6 3 4 0 13 0.92 4.50
2015 TB 7 5 0 - 0 27 26 0 147.0 132 62 60 19 56 1 145 1.28 3.67
2016 Sea 6 2 1 - 1 22 15 0 94.1 95 55 54 11 45 1 101 1.48 5.15
2017 KC 0 1 0 - 0 4 3 0 17.0 17 12 12 5 9 1 14 1.53 6.35
Career 14 10 1 - 1 58 49 0 282.1 268 146 142 43 120 3 284 1.37 4.53

Hitting Statistics
Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2013 Was 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2015 TB 27 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 3 0 0 .250 .250 1.000
2016 Sea 22 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Career 58 8 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 4 0 0 .125 .125 .500


Pitching Velocity

Pitch TypePitchesMaxMinAvgPct
Fastball 156 96 90 93.2 52.35
Curveball 73 87 78 82.8 24.5
Changeup 69 89 83 86.4 23.15

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