Ian Kennedy (SP, SD)

Record
9-15
ERA
4.28
WHIP
1.30
nERD
1.90

Most Recent Player News

The Kansas City Royals signed pitcher Ian Kennedy to a five-year, $70 million contract.

What It Means:

This deal was initially reported in mid-January and is now official after Kennedy passed his physical. The contract is backloaded as the right-hander will reportedly earn $7.5 million in 2016, $13.5 million in 2017, $16 million in 2018 and $16.5 million in both 2019 and 2020. The deal also includes an opt-out after the 2017 season, which if exercised, will net Kennedy $6 million. This is a bigger contract than most anticipated Kennedy would receive (except perhaps his agent, Scott Boras), but it's a solid addition to the middle of the Royals' starting rotation.

Kennedy's 4.28 ERA in 2015 is concerning, but his 3.70 xFIP suggests his ERA should have been lower. He posted a 24.4 strikeout percentage -- above the league average 20.4 percent -- in 168 1/3 innings last season with the San Diego Padres. Kennedy was stung by the long ball, recording a 17.2 home-run-to-fly-ball ratio, significantly higher than his career average of 10.7 percent.

Source: Rotoworld.com
Posted on Friday, January 29th, 2016 at 3:14pm EDT

Ian Kennedy Player Profile

Current Stats
Innings Pitched168.3
K%24.4%
BB%7.29%
HR%4.3%
Statistical RankingsRank
Batters Faced713#72
Wins9#71
Strikeouts174#28
Walks52#316
ERA4.28#261
WHIP1.30#198
nERD1.90#65

Fantasy RankingsRank
Fantasy Score -0.03 #120
Projected Stats
Innings Pitched168.4
K%24.4%
BB%7.3%
HR%4.3%
Statistical RankingsRank
Batters Faced713#72
Wins9#71
Strikeouts174#28
Walks52#315
ERA4.28#261
WHIP1.29#190

Fantasy RankingsRank
Fantasy Score 0.33 #97
Remaining This Season
Innings Pitched0.1
K%0%
BB%0%
HR%0%
Statistical RankingsRank
Batters Faced0#0
Wins0#0
Strikeouts0#0
Walks0#0
ERA0.00#0
WHIP0.00#0

Fantasy RankingsRank
Fantasy Score 0.00 #0

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Projections By Game

Date Opponent W L SV IP BF H R ER HR SO BB ERA WHIP
2015-04-09 San Francisco 0.43 0.38 0.00 6.20 24.68 5.13 2.20 1.96 0.71 5.24 2.24 2.85 1.19
2015-04-25 L.A. Dodgers 0.32 0.36 0.00 6.01 24.66 5.52 2.50 2.25 0.62 4.92 2.28 3.36 1.30
Date Opponent W L SV IP BF H R ER HR SO BB ERA WHIP
2015-05-01 Colorado 0.42 0.35 0.00 6.10 24.47 5.26 2.13 1.90 0.61 5.26 1.95 2.80 1.18
2015-05-06 San Francisco 0.28 0.45 0.00 5.82 24.51 5.68 3.25 2.88 0.66 4.59 2.39 4.46 1.39
2015-05-12 Seattle 0.32 0.49 0.00 6.03 24.73 5.73 3.12 2.75 0.74 4.47 2.29 4.11 1.33
2015-05-17 Washington 0.28 0.41 0.00 6.09 25.00 5.62 2.63 2.38 0.68 5.13 1.99 3.52 1.25
2015-05-23 L.A. Dodgers 0.25 0.44 0.00 5.79 24.81 5.88 3.08 2.74 0.87 5.20 2.38 4.26 1.43
2015-05-28 Pittsburgh 0.39 0.31 0.00 6.07 24.54 5.21 2.18 1.93 0.61 5.37 2.10 2.86 1.21
Date Opponent W L SV IP BF H R ER HR SO BB ERA WHIP
2015-06-02 N.Y. Mets 0.25 0.32 0.00 6.08 24.24 5.27 2.37 2.07 0.60 5.02 2.03 3.07 1.20
2015-06-08 Atlanta 0.42 0.30 0.00 5.98 24.10 5.40 3.02 2.76 0.88 4.79 1.92 4.16 1.22
2015-06-13 L.A. Dodgers 0.30 0.43 0.00 5.97 25.09 6.13 2.91 2.61 0.81 4.92 2.09 3.94 1.38
2015-06-18 Oakland 0.28 0.46 0.00 5.91 24.45 5.87 3.31 2.91 0.90 4.45 2.08 4.44 1.35
2015-06-24 San Francisco 0.27 0.48 0.00 5.94 24.55 5.82 3.06 2.77 0.93 4.58 2.01 4.19 1.32
2015-06-30 Seattle 0.32 0.43 0.00 5.98 24.16 5.58 2.33 2.17 0.70 4.74 1.77 3.27 1.23
Date Opponent W L SV IP BF H R ER HR SO BB ERA WHIP
2015-07-05 St. Louis 0.19 0.49 0.00 5.82 24.53 5.92 3.78 3.33 0.84 4.18 2.25 5.15 1.40
2015-07-10 Texas 0.20 0.41 0.00 5.70 24.41 6.34 4.27 3.61 0.95 4.03 2.16 5.71 1.49
2015-07-20 San Francisco 0.26 0.44 0.00 5.97 24.58 5.88 2.79 2.48 0.97 4.14 1.95 3.74 1.31
2015-07-25 Miami 0.28 0.38 0.00 5.98 24.50 5.99 2.52 2.31 0.83 4.36 1.81 3.47 1.30
2015-07-31 Miami 0.31 0.41 0.00 5.88 24.35 5.98 3.31 2.99 0.69 4.37 2.11 4.57 1.38
Date Opponent W L SV IP BF H R ER HR SO BB ERA WHIP
2015-08-05 Milwaukee 0.24 0.39 0.00 5.66 24.20 6.17 3.59 3.18 1.04 4.22 2.08 5.05 1.46
2015-08-10 Cincinnati 0.26 0.38 0.00 5.78 24.06 6.10 2.99 2.68 1.05 3.94 2.07 4.17 1.41
2015-08-16 Colorado 0.29 0.39 0.00 5.70 24.75 6.62 4.45 4.03 0.93 4.56 1.97 6.37 1.51
2015-08-22 St. Louis 0.39 0.38 0.00 6.07 24.07 5.12 2.35 2.12 0.78 4.76 2.03 3.14 1.18
2015-08-28 Philadelphia 0.45 0.30 0.00 5.91 24.59 6.05 3.19 2.81 0.78 4.65 2.06 4.28 1.37
Date Opponent W L SV IP BF H R ER HR SO BB ERA WHIP
2015-09-02 Texas 0.31 0.35 0.00 6.12 24.50 5.35 2.53 2.21 0.82 5.38 2.00 3.25 1.20
2015-09-07 Colorado 0.40 0.27 0.00 6.09 24.46 5.36 2.30 2.09 0.71 5.57 1.88 3.08 1.19
2015-09-12 San Francisco 0.23 0.48 0.00 5.94 23.90 5.34 3.02 2.70 0.88 4.50 2.21 4.08 1.27
2015-09-18 Colorado 0.49 0.31 0.00 6.04 24.53 5.72 3.56 3.19 0.71 4.79 2.04 4.76 1.28
2015-09-24 San Francisco 0.27 0.44 0.00 6.03 24.64 5.54 2.71 2.43 0.82 4.74 2.32 3.62 1.30
Date Opponent W L SV IP BF H R ER HR SO BB ERA WHIP
2015-10-01 Milwaukee 0.37 0.32 0.00 6.06 24.28 5.28 2.28 2.04 0.74 5.21 1.94 3.02 1.19

Statlines By Game

Date Opponent W L SV IP BF H R ER HR SO BB ERA WHIP
2015-04-09 San Francisco 0 0 0 2.3 10 2 0 0 0 2 2 0.00 1.71
2015-04-25 L.A. Dodgers 0 1 0 4.3 22 8 8 8 3 2 1 16.62 2.08
Date Opponent W L SV IP BF H R ER HR SO BB ERA WHIP
2015-05-01 Colorado 1 0 0 6.0 24 4 2 2 2 6 2 3.00 1.00
2015-05-06 San Francisco 1 0 0 7.0 26 6 1 1 0 5 0 1.29 0.86
2015-05-12 Seattle 0 1 0 4.7 25 8 5 5 2 5 3 9.64 2.36
2015-05-17 Washington 0 1 0 5.0 21 3 6 6 1 6 4 10.80 1.40
2015-05-23 L.A. Dodgers 0 1 0 6.0 24 6 2 2 1 6 0 3.00 1.00
2015-05-28 Pittsburgh 0 1 0 3.7 21 7 7 7 3 5 2 17.18 2.45
Date Opponent W L SV IP BF H R ER HR SO BB ERA WHIP
2015-06-02 N.Y. Mets 1 0 0 6.0 25 6 2 2 0 8 2 3.00 1.33
2015-06-08 Atlanta 0 0 0 5.0 23 8 3 3 0 6 0 5.40 1.60
2015-06-13 L.A. Dodgers 0 0 0 7.0 25 4 1 1 1 4 1 1.29 0.71
2015-06-18 Oakland 1 0 0 6.0 22 4 1 1 1 4 1 1.50 0.83
2015-06-24 San Francisco 0 1 0 6.0 27 5 6 1 1 6 4 1.50 1.50
2015-06-30 Seattle 0 1 0 5.0 20 4 4 1 2 5 1 1.80 1.00
Date Opponent W L SV IP BF H R ER HR SO BB ERA WHIP
2015-07-05 St. Louis 0 1 0 6.0 24 7 3 3 1 4 0 4.50 1.17
2015-07-10 Texas 0 1 0 4.3 20 4 4 3 2 2 3 6.23 1.62
2015-07-20 San Francisco 1 0 0 6.0 26 6 2 2 1 6 1 3.00 1.17
2015-07-25 Miami 1 0 0 6.0 25 7 1 1 1 7 1 1.50 1.33
2015-07-31 Miami 0 0 0 7.0 27 4 2 2 1 5 2 2.57 0.86
Date Opponent W L SV IP BF H R ER HR SO BB ERA WHIP
2015-08-05 Milwaukee 0 1 0 7.0 28 7 4 4 1 7 0 5.14 1.00
2015-08-10 Cincinnati 1 0 0 5.0 23 2 1 1 1 4 6 1.80 1.60
2015-08-16 Colorado 0 1 0 6.7 25 4 4 1 1 8 1 1.35 0.75
2015-08-22 St. Louis 1 0 0 6.0 26 7 0 0 0 10 1 0.00 1.33
2015-08-28 Philadelphia 0 1 0 6.7 27 2 2 2 0 7 5 2.70 1.05
Date Opponent W L SV IP BF H R ER HR SO BB ERA WHIP
2015-09-02 Texas 0 0 0 7.0 28 5 2 2 1 12 2 2.57 1.00
2015-09-07 Colorado 0 1 0 5.0 23 7 6 4 1 9 1 7.20 1.60
2015-09-12 San Francisco 0 1 0 4.7 24 7 7 7 1 2 3 13.50 2.14
2015-09-18 Colorado 0 1 0 6.0 25 6 4 3 0 5 1 4.50 1.17
2015-09-24 San Francisco 0 0 0 5.0 25 11 4 4 1 5 2 7.20 2.60
Date Opponent W L SV IP BF H R ER HR SO BB ERA WHIP
2015-10-01 Milwaukee 1 0 0 6.0 22 5 1 1 1 11 0 1.50 0.83

DFS Performance

  FanDuel DraftKings FantasyFeud DraftDay FantasyAces Draftster FantasyScore
Date Opponent FP Value FP Value FP Value FP Value FP Value FP Value FP Value
2015-04-09 San Francisco 4.3 0.5 6.775 0.9 2.3 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.3 0.8
2015-04-25 L.A. Dodgers -1.7 -0.2 -7.725 -1 -3.95 -0.4 0 0 0 0 0 0 -1.7 -0.3
  FanDuel DraftKings FantasyFeud DraftDay FantasyAces Draftster FantasyScore
Date Opponent FP Value FP Value FP Value FP Value FP Value FP Value FP Value
2015-05-01 Colorado 14 1.9 21.9 2.7 9 0.8 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 2.5
2015-05-06 San Francisco 15 1.9 24.15 3 10.25 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 2.5
2015-05-12 Seattle 4.7 0.6 3.975 0.5 -0.3 -0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.7 0.8
2015-05-17 Washington 5 0.6 7.05 0.9 0.75 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0.8
2015-05-23 L.A. Dodgers 10 1.3 17.9 2.2 5 0.5 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 1.8
2015-05-28 Pittsburgh 1.7 0.2 -1.075 -0.2 -2.3 -0.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.7 0.3
  FanDuel DraftKings FantasyFeud DraftDay FantasyAces Draftster FantasyScore
Date Opponent FP Value FP Value FP Value FP Value FP Value FP Value FP Value
2015-06-02 N.Y. Mets 16 2.3 24.7 3.3 9.5 1.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 16 3.3
2015-06-08 Atlanta 8 1.1 12.45 1.6 3.75 0.5 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 1.7
2015-06-13 L.A. Dodgers 10 1.4 18.75 2.6 7 0.9 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 2.1
2015-06-18 Oakland 13 1.8 20.5 2.6 9 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 2.7
2015-06-24 San Francisco 11 1.5 18.1 2.2 5 0.5 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 2
2015-06-30 Seattle 9 1.2 16.25 2 4.5 0.5 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 1.6
  FanDuel DraftKings FantasyFeud DraftDay FantasyAces Draftster FantasyScore
Date Opponent FP Value FP Value FP Value FP Value FP Value FP Value FP Value
2015-07-05 St. Louis 7 0.9 11.3 1.4 3 0.4 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 1.2
2015-07-10 Texas 3.3 0.5 3.475 0.5 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.3 0.6
2015-07-20 San Francisco 14 1.9 21.3 3.2 8.75 1.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 2.5
2015-07-25 Miami 16 2.1 24.7 3.4 9.75 1.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 16 2.8
2015-07-31 Miami 10 1.3 18.15 2.6 6.5 0.7 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 1.8
  FanDuel DraftKings FantasyFeud DraftDay FantasyAces Draftster FantasyScore
Date Opponent FP Value FP Value FP Value FP Value FP Value FP Value FP Value
2015-08-05 Milwaukee 10 1.3 17.55 2.3 4.75 0.5 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 1.8
2015-08-10 Cincinnati 12 1.5 16.45 2 7.25 0.7 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 2.1
2015-08-16 Colorado 13.7 1.7 26.075 4 7.7 0.8 0 0 0 0 0 0 13.7 2.4
2015-08-22 St. Louis 20 2.5 32.7 4 12 1.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 20 3.5
2015-08-28 Philadelphia 11.7 1.4 20.875 2.3 5.95 0.6 0 0 0 0 0 0 11.7 1.4
  FanDuel DraftKings FantasyFeud DraftDay FantasyAces Draftster FantasyScore
Date Opponent FP Value FP Value FP Value FP Value FP Value FP Value FP Value
2015-09-02 Texas 17 2 31.55 3.7 9.75 0.9 0 0 0 0 0 0 17 2.2
2015-09-07 Colorado 10 1.2 16.45 1.8 3.5 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 1.3
2015-09-12 San Francisco -0.3 -0 -5.425 -0.6 -3.05 -0.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.3 -0
2015-09-18 Colorado 8 1 13.3 2 3.5 0.4 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 1.4
2015-09-24 San Francisco 6 0.7 5.45 0.7 1.25 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 1
  FanDuel DraftKings FantasyFeud DraftDay FantasyAces Draftster FantasyScore
Date Opponent FP Value FP Value FP Value FP Value FP Value FP Value FP Value
2015-10-01 Milwaukee 20 2.5 34.5 4.7 12.5 1.8 0 0 0 0 0 0 20 3.4

Player History

Year Age Team IP BF W-L ERA WHIP SV K BB
2015 30 San Diego 168.3 713 9-15 4.28 1.30 0 174 52
2014 29 San Diego 201.0 846 13-13 3.63 1.29 0 207 70
2013 28 Multiple 181.3 794 7-10 4.91 1.40 0 163 73
2012 27 Arizona 208.3 899 15-12 4.02 1.30 0 187 55
2011 26 Arizona 222.0 900 21-4 2.88 1.09 0 198 55
2010 25 Arizona 194.0 810 9-10 3.80 1.20 0 168 70
2009 24 N.Y. Yankees 1.0 6 0-0 0.00 2.00 0 1 2
2008 23 N.Y. Yankees 39.7 194 0-4 8.17 1.92 0 27 26
2007 22 N.Y. Yankees 19.0 77 1-0 1.89 1.16 0 15 9
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