Ian Kennedy

Ian Kennedy

#31 · KC · (P) · (Age: 32)

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SAT, SEPTEMBER 30, 2017 - Kennedy moved to 5-13 for the season after tossing five innings of one-run ball in the Royals' 2-1 win over the Diamondbacks on Friday. Kennedy conceded four hits and one walk and struck out seven. Kennedy was cruising along nicely through five frames, but due to the team's expanded bullpen in September, manager Ned Yost elected to pull the starter with his pitch count at 86 for the evening. It's nonetheless a strong end to what's been a troubling season for Kennedy, who had failed to win in his last 18 home starts, which was a franchise record. Kennedy will finish the campaign with a 5.38 ERA, his worst mark in any season of his career in which he's tossed at least 40 innings. A 5.65 FIP suggests that Kennedy's poor ERA wasn't merely a case of bad luck, as he also saw his strikeout rate dip below 8.0 K/9 for the first time since 2010. It looks quite possible that Kennedy could be settling into the decline phase of his career, a troubling development for the Royals with the 32-year-old right-hander still under contract for three more seasons.


All-Time Season Pitching History

SEASON FRANCHISE TEAM W SV IP ER HW K ERA WHIP $$ C
2015 Greendale Broken Arrows 8 0 158.0 70 203 166 3.99 1.29 14 a
2014 Dabigu 8 0 140.3 56 172 150 3.59 1.23 0 T
2014 Down East Wood Ducks 5 0 60.7 25 87 57 3.71 1.43 14 a
2013 Colorado Wookiees 7 0 181.3 99 253 163 4.91 1.40 17 a
2012 Dabigu 15 0 208.3 93 216 187 4.02 1.30 25 a
2011 Colorado Wookiees 3 0 27.7 7 20 31 2.25 0.86 10 h
2011 Dabigu 6 0 86.7 29 69 66 3.00 1.08 0 T
2011 Down East Wood Ducks 12 0 107.7 35 97 101 2.92 1.14 0 T
2010 Dabigu 9 0 194.0 82 163 168 3.80 1.20 10 b