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Ian Kennedy
ERA W-L K
5.13 1-8 87
Team: Kansas CityHt / Wt: 6-0 / 200
Position: SPBorn: 12/19/1984 Birthplace: Huntington Beach, California
Bats/Throws: R/R Draft: 1st Round by Yankees (2006)


Latest News
July 10 8:44 PM PT9:44 PM MT10:44 PM CT11:44 PM ET23:44 ET3:44 GMT11:44 8:44 PM MST10:44 PM EST9:44 PM CST11:14 PM VEN7:44 UAE (+1)10:44 PM CT-Ian Kennedy allowed two runs on five hits and one walk in 3.0 innings as the Kansas City Royals defeated the Minnesota Twins 9-4 on Tuesday. Kennedy struck out three, ending the game with a 5.13 ERA and 1.44 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Kennedy made his first start since landing on the disabled list July 3 with a strained left oblique. He experienced a recurrence of left side tightness and went back on the DL on Wednesday.
June 30 9:40 PM PT10:40 PM MT11:40 PM CT12:40 AM ET0:40 ET4:40 GMT12:40 9:40 PM MST11:40 PM EST10:40 PM CST12:10 AM VEN8:40 UAE11:40 PM CT-Ian Kennedy fell to 1-8, allowing three runs on three hits and one walk in 5.0 innings, as the Kansas City Royals lost to the Seattle Mariners 4-1 on Friday. Kennedy struck out four, ending the game with a 5.11 ERA and 1.42 WHIP on the season.
June 23 8:15 PM PT9:15 PM MT10:15 PM CT11:15 PM ET23:15 ET3:15 GMT11:15 8:15 PM MST10:15 PM EST9:15 PM CST10:45 PM VEN7:15 UAE (+1)10:15 PM CT-Ian Kennedy allowed two runs on four hits and one walk in 7.0 innings as the Kansas City Royals lost to the Houston Astros 4-3 on Saturday. Kennedy struck out five, ending the game with a 5.09 ERA and 1.45 WHIP on the season.
June 18 8:22 PM PT9:22 PM MT10:22 PM CT11:22 PM ET23:22 ET3:22 GMT11:22 8:22 PM MST10:22 PM EST9:22 PM CST10:52 PM VEN7:22 UAE (+1)10:22 PM CT-Ian Kennedy fell to 1-7, allowing five runs on four hits and three walks in 6.0 innings, as the Kansas City Royals lost to the Texas Rangers 6-3 on Monday. Kennedy struck out eight, ending the game with a 5.31 ERA and 1.52 WHIP on the season.
June 12 8:16 PM PT9:16 PM MT10:16 PM CT11:16 PM ET23:16 ET3:16 GMT11:16 8:16 PM MST10:16 PM EST9:16 PM CST10:46 PM VEN7:16 UAE (+1)10:16 PM CT-Ian Kennedy allowed three hits and three walks without giving up a run in 8.0 innings as the Kansas City Royals lost to the Cincinnati Reds 5-1 on Tuesday. Kennedy struck out five, ending the game with a 5.13 ERA and 1.55 WHIP on the season.
June 7 10:22 PM PT11:22 PM MT12:22 AM CT1:22 AM ET1:22 ET5:22 GMT13:22 10:22 PM MST12:22 AM EST11:22 PM CST12:52 AM VEN9:22 UAE12:22 AM CT-Ian Kennedy allowed one run on seven hits and three walks in 5.0 innings as the Kansas City Royals lost to the Los Angeles Angels 4-3 on Wednesday. Kennedy struck out five, ending the game with a 5.76 ERA and 1.64 WHIP on the season.
June 1 8:07 PM PT9:07 PM MT10:07 PM CT11:07 PM ET23:07 ET3:07 GMT11:07 8:07 PM MST10:07 PM EST9:07 PM CST10:37 PM VEN7:07 UAE (+1)10:07 PM CT-Ian Kennedy fell to 1-6, allowing eight runs on seven hits and two walks in 3.0 innings, as the Kansas City Royals lost to the Oakland Athletics 16-0 on Friday. Kennedy struck out three, ending the game with a 6.08 ERA and 1.62 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Since August 20, 2016, Kennedy is 1-12 with a 5.77 ERA in 26 starts at Kauffman Stadium.
May 26 4:10 PM PT5:10 PM MT6:10 PM CT7:10 PM ET19:10 ET23:10 GMT7:10 4:10 PM MST6:10 PM EST5:10 PM CST6:40 PM VEN3:10 UAE (+1)6:10 PM CT-Ian Kennedy allowed two runs on five hits and three walks in 5.0 innings as the Kansas City Royals lost to the Texas Rangers 4-3 on Saturday. Kennedy struck out four, ending the game with a 5.15 ERA and 1.54 WHIP on the season.
May 21 7:47 PM PT8:47 PM MT9:47 PM CT10:47 PM ET22:47 ET2:47 GMT10:47 7:47 PM MST9:47 PM EST8:47 PM CST10:17 PM VEN6:47 UAE (+1)9:47 PM CT-Ian Kennedy fell to 1-5, allowing five runs on nine hits and one walk in 5.2 innings, as the Kansas City Royals lost to the St. Louis Cardinals 6-0 on Monday. Kennedy struck out five, ending the game with a 5.30 ERA and 1.54 WHIP on the season.
May 15 8:10 PM PT9:10 PM MT10:10 PM CT11:10 PM ET23:10 ET3:10 GMT11:10 8:10 PM MST10:10 PM EST9:10 PM CST10:40 PM VEN7:10 UAE (+1)10:10 PM CT-Ian Kennedy allowed five runs on seven hits and three walks in 6.0 innings as the Kansas City Royals lost to the Tampa Bay Rays 6-5 on Tuesday. Kennedy struck out six, ending the game with a 4.98 ERA and 1.51 WHIP on the season.
May 10 7:08 PM PT8:08 PM MT9:08 PM CT10:08 PM ET22:08 ET2:08 GMT10:08 7:08 PM MST9:08 PM EST8:08 PM CST9:38 PM VEN6:08 UAE (+1)9:08 PM CT-Ian Kennedy fell to 1-4, allowing nine runs on eight hits and two walks in 4.0 innings, as the Kansas City Royals lost to the Baltimore Orioles 11-6 on Thursday. Kennedy struck out four, ending the game with a 4.61 ERA and 1.49 WHIP on the season.
May 4 8:07 PM PT9:07 PM MT10:07 PM CT11:07 PM ET23:07 ET3:07 GMT11:07 8:07 PM MST10:07 PM EST9:07 PM CST10:37 PM VEN7:07 UAE (+1)10:07 PM CT-Ian Kennedy allowed six hits and one walk without giving up a run in 6.0 innings as the Kansas City Royals defeated the Detroit Tigers 4-2 on Friday. Kennedy struck out seven, ending the game with a 2.92 ERA and 1.38 WHIP on the season.
Apr. 29 2:38 PM PT3:38 PM MT4:38 PM CT5:38 PM ET17:38 ET21:38 GMT5:38 2:38 PM MST4:38 PM EST3:38 PM CST5:08 PM VEN1:38 UAE (+1)4:38 PM CT-Ian Kennedy allowed two runs on four hits and two walks in 5.0 innings as the Kansas City Royals defeated the Chicago White Sox 5-4 on Sunday. Kennedy struck out six, ending the game with a 3.48 ERA and 1.39 WHIP on the season.
Apr. 28 2:23 PM PT3:23 PM MT4:23 PM CT5:23 PM ET17:23 ET21:23 GMT5:23 2:23 PM MST4:23 PM EST3:23 PM CST4:53 PM VEN1:23 UAE (+1)4:23 PM CT-The Royals will start RHP Ian Kennedy in the series finale Sunday against the White Sox.
Analysis: Kennedy left his previous start after three innings with a bruised toe after taking a line drive off his foot. The White Sox have not yet announced their starter.
Apr. 24 8:17 PM PT9:17 PM MT10:17 PM CT11:17 PM ET23:17 ET3:17 GMT11:17 8:17 PM MST10:17 PM EST9:17 PM CST10:47 PM VEN7:17 UAE (+1)10:17 PM CT-Ian Kennedy fell to 1-3, allowing four runs on six hits and one walk in 3.0 innings, as the Kansas City Royals lost to the Milwaukee Brewers 5-2 on Tuesday. Kennedy did not strike out a batter, ending the game with a 3.46 ERA and 1.42 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Kennedy failed to record a strikeout for the first time in 273 appearances, the second-longest active streak in the majors.
Apr. 18 4:16 PM PT5:16 PM MT6:16 PM CT7:16 PM ET19:16 ET23:16 GMT7:16 4:16 PM MST6:16 PM EST5:16 PM CST6:46 PM VEN3:16 UAE (+1)6:16 PM CT-Ian Kennedy fell to 1-2, allowing six runs - four earned - on eight hits and three walks in 5.0 innings, as the Kansas City Royals lost to the Toronto Blue Jays 15-5 on Wednesday. Kennedy struck out six, ending the game with a 2.35 ERA and 1.30 WHIP on the season.
Apr. 12 8:17 PM PT9:17 PM MT10:17 PM CT11:17 PM ET23:17 ET3:17 GMT11:17 8:17 PM MST10:17 PM EST9:17 PM CST10:47 PM VEN7:17 UAE (+1)10:17 PM CT-Ian Kennedy fell to 1-1, allowing one run on seven hits and two walks in 6.0 innings, as the Kansas City Royals lost to the Los Angeles Angels 7-1 on Thursday. Kennedy struck out three, ending the game with a 1.00 ERA and 1.06 WHIP on the season.
Apr. 7 3:41 PM PT4:41 PM MT5:41 PM CT6:41 PM ET18:41 ET22:41 GMT6:41 3:41 PM MST5:41 PM EST4:41 PM CST6:11 PM VEN2:41 UAE (+1)5:41 PM CT-Ian Kennedy improved to 1-0, allowing four hits over 6.0 scoreless innings, as the Kansas City Royals defeated the Cleveland Indians 1-0 on Saturday. Kennedy struck out eight, ending the game with a 0.75 ERA and 0.83 WHIP on the season.
Mar. 31 7:12 PM PT8:12 PM MT9:12 PM CT10:12 PM ET22:12 ET2:12 GMT10:12 7:12 PM MST9:12 PM EST8:12 PM CST9:42 PM VEN6:12 UAE (+1)9:12 PM CT-Ian Kennedy allowed one run on four hits and two walks in 6.0 innings as the Kansas City Royals lost to the Chicago White Sox 4-3 on Saturday. Kennedy struck out five, ending the game with a 1.50 ERA and 1.00 WHIP on the season.

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 5 13 0 - 0 30 30 0 154.0 143 99 92 34 61 2 131 1.32 5.38
2018 KC 1 8 0 - 0 18 18 0 94.2 102 56 54 18 34 2 87 1.44 5.13
Career 92 100 0 - 0 287 285 2 1679.0 1581 828 772 238 573 20 1542 1.28 4.14

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 30 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .333 .500 .333
2018 KC 18 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 .500
Career 290 321 21 42 11 1 1 18 33 154 0 0 .131 .213 .181

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 1015 95 88 92 60.63
Curveball 288 81 75 78.4 17.2
Slider 185 90 83 87.3 11.05
Changeup 186 88 83 85.1 11.11

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