Ian Kennedy Kansas City Royals

Age: 34 (December 19, 1984) | 6' 0" | 205lbs. | Throws: Right P-22
Tm Lg YEAR W L SV Hld G GS IP H HR BB SO ERA WHIP Rating BB/9 SO/9 BABIP G/L/F % $4x4 $5x5
SD NL 2015 9 15 0 0 30 30 168.0 166 31 52 174 4.29 1.30 1.42 2.8 9.3 .311 38/23/39 2 9
KC AL 2016 11 11 0 0 33 33 195.1 173 33 66 184 3.69 1.22 1.31 3.0 8.5 .276 33/20/47 14 17
KC AL 2017 5 13 0 0 30 30 154.0 143 34 61 131 5.38 1.32 1.46 3.6 7.7 .264 36/16/48 -4 2
KC AA 2018 0 1 0 0 1 1 4.0 7 0 2 5 13.50 2.25 2.00 4.5 11.2 .527 n/a
KC AAA 2018 0 1 0 0 1 1 3.2 4 0 1 2 7.36 1.36 1.23 2.5 4.9 .324 n/a
KC AL 2018 3 9 0 0 22 22 119.2 125 20 40 105 4.66 1.38 1.46 3.0 7.9 .311 30/26/44 -3 2
KC AL 2019 0 2 22 1 49 0 49.1 51 3 12 58 3.10 1.28 1.25 2.2 10.6 .372 47/16/38 16 10
Career 12yrs 94 99 22 1 330 280 1712.1 1605 238 565 1591 4.00 1.27 1.31 3.0 8.4 .297 n/a
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I made that mistake this year.  I had some cheap saves to bring back (Greene), but I fell for a decent price for . . . Cody Allen.  

Mike Dean TMU2009
Jul 25

I FAABed Kennedy, Kelley and Elias to go along with Shane Greene, who I FAABed for $1 two years ago. Why pay full price(or more) for a closer on draft day?

jeff merk jeffamerk
Jul 25

All of a sudden, my epic closer team of Rogers and Kennedy, with the addition of Robles, Workman, and Pagan through FAAB is well out in front in my 2nd league.  I don't know why I was so aggressive adding saves, perhaps it's because I thought I'd be only ahead of the no closer team.  I only wish the rest of my roster over performed expectations the same way.

Eugene Freedman EugeneFreed
Jul 25

Unless I'm smothered with an epic offer, the Nabobs will stick with Kennedy in hopes that his contract is too pricey for Dayton Moore to move at the deadline. 

Walter Shapiro WShapiro
Jul 25

Continues to rack them up. Now has 19.

The Nabobs in the ADL could get great value for him if Kennedy isn't traded before next Wednesday.

But if he isn't, how do you trade a $3 keeper for next year?

Alex Patton Alex
Jul 25

Racking up the saves over the past week.

Eugene Freedman EugeneFreed
Jun 18

Masterful job on Nelson Cruz to get the save. Maybe Cruz did check his swing with two outs and the tying runs on and maybe he didn't, but after taking two called strikes he couldn't sit with his bat on his shoulder on the next pitch; Kennedy placed the third straight cutter just enough outside to get it started.

Alex Patton Alex
Jun 16

From Closer Monkey this morning:" Kansas City Royals -- All of a sudden, Ian Kennedy is a save machine. He cashed in his third in six days on Thursday, getting the final out with two men on in a four-run game. Kennedy has three straight Royals saves, so it's safe to kick his asterisk. He's the guy in KC."

Walter Shapiro WShapiro
Jun 14

That was a very bad outing against the Yankees.  The Royals don't have many saves, but I wonder if this will cost Kennedy his share of the opportunities.  Before the outing today: 3.10 ERA and 1.28 Ratio.

Eugene Freedman EugeneFreed
May 26

He's actually pitching well in the pen.  Peralta and Boxberger have been terrible, so it's likely that Kennedy will become the regular closer if the Royals ever get any wins.

Eugene Freedman EugeneFreed
Apr 13