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Kevin Jepsen

31-Year-Old Pitcher – Minnesota Twins

2015 Stats

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3-6

ERA

2.33

WHIP

1.13

K

59

SV

15

2016 RotoWire Projections

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2016 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Jepsen will be a key setup man for the Twins after coming over in a trade from Tampa Bay at the deadline last season. He was having another solid season as a setup man with the Rays, although he walke...

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2016 ADP:  369.94

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 3"   WT: 235   DOB: 7/26/1984   BORN: Anaheim, CA   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: 2nd Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Kevin Jepsen Contract Information:

Agreed to a one-year, $5.3125 million deal with the Twins in January of 2016.

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Jepsen agreed to a one-year, $5.3125 million deal with the Twins on Friday, avoiding arbitration, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.

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Kevin Jepsen Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS SH IP H ER HR K BB W L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
2004 19 A CED 27 27 1 144.3 122 55 6 136 77 8 10 0 3.43 1.38
2005 20 A RAN 4 4 0 12.2 19 15 2 11 10 0 1 0 10.66 2.38
2006 21 A A 47 0 0 50.1 51 20 2 46 34 4 4 16 3.58 1.70
2007 22 A RAN 44 0 0 53.7 61 25 2 50 38 1 5 3 4.19 1.84
2008 23 AA ARK 25 0 0 31.7 22 5 0 35 18 2 1 11 1.42 1.26
2008 23 AAA SAL 15 0 0 23.0 17 6 3 21 12 1 3 2 2.35 1.26
2008 23 MAJ LAA 9 0 0 8.3 8 4 0 7 4 0 1 0 4.32 1.44
2009 24 AAA SAL 14 0 0 18.0 30 18 4 20 16 1 0 2 9.00 2.56
2009 24 MAJ LAA 54 0 0 54.7 63 30 2 48 19 6 4 1 4.94 1.50
2010 25 MAJ LAA 68 0 0 59.0 54 26 2 61 29 2 4 0 4 27 3.97 1.41
2011 26 AAA SAL 24 0 0 28.1 32 14 4 20 8 1 3 7 0 0 4.45 1.42
2011 26 MAJ LAA 16 0 0 13.0 21 11 2 6 9 1 2 0 1 2 7.62 2.31
2012 27 AAA SAL 23 0 0 25.0 18 9 1 35 9 2 2 2 0 0 3.24 1.08
2012 27 MAJ LAA 49 0 0 44.7 39 15 3 38 12 3 2 2 2 18 3.02 1.14
2013 28 A+ INL 2 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
2013 28 AAA SAL 2 0 0 2.0 2 3 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 13.50 2.00
2013 28 MAJ LAA 45 0 0 36.0 41 18 3 36 14 1 3 0 2 8 4.50 1.53
2014 29 MAJ LAA 74 0 0 65.0 45 19 4 75 23 0 2 2 2 22 2.63 1.05
2015 30 MAJ MIN 29 0 0 28.0 18 5 1 25 7 1 1 10 1 2 1.61 0.89
2015 30 MAJ TB 46 0 0 41.7 34 13 4 34 20 2 5 5 4 22 2.81 1.30
2015  (Multiple Teams) 30 MAJ MIN/TB 75 0 0 69.7 52 18 5 59 27 3 6 15 5 24 2.33 1.13
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3-Year Averages     64 0 0 56.9 46 18 4 56 21 1 3 5 3 18 2.85 1.18
Career  (View All)     390 0 0 350.3 323 141 21 330 137 16 24 20 3.62 1.31

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Kevin Jepsen Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Days To Display:    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30    Show 60Show 60
DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
Oct. 2 KC 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.33 1.13
Oct. 1 @Cle 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 2.36 1.14
Sep. 28 @Cle 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 2.39 1.14
Sep. 26 @Det 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.43 1.16
Sep. 22 Cle 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 2.47 1.16
Sep. 19 LAA 2.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.51 1.16
Sep. 16 Det 1.0 4 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 1 0 2.59 1.18
Sep. 15 Det 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.34 1.14
Sep. 11 @CWS 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.35 1.14
Sep. 9 @KC 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 2.39 1.16
Sep. 7 @KC 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.43 1.18
Sep. 5 @Hou 1.0 2 1 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 2.47 1.20
Sep. 2 CWS 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 2.35 1.15
Sep. 1 CWS 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 2.40 1.17
Aug. 28 Hou 1.0 2 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 2.44 1.19
Aug. 26 @TB 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 2.48 1.16
Aug. 25 @TB 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.53 1.18
Aug. 23 @Bal 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.58 1.18
Aug. 22 @Bal 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 2.63 1.21
Aug. 21 @Bal 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 2.68 1.23
Aug. 17 @NYY 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.74 1.26
Aug. 16 Cle 1.0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 2.79 1.28
Aug. 15 Cle 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 2.85 1.27
Aug. 13 Tex 0.7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.91 1.27
Aug. 11 Tex 0.7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.96 1.29
Aug. 8 @Cle 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.00 1.31
Aug. 5 @Tor 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 2 0 - 0 0 0 3.07 1.32
Aug. 4 @Tor 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.14 1.30
Last 14 Days
5 Games:  Avg. 1.0 IP/G
5.0 4 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0-0 3 0 0 0.00 0.80
Last 30 Days
12 Games:  Avg. 1.0 IP/G
12.3 11 3 3 1 2 11 0 0 0 0-0 5 1 0 2.19 1.05
Last 60 Days
28 Games:  Avg. 1.0 IP/G
27.7 18 3 3 1 5 24 0 2 0 1-0 10 1 2 0.98 0.83

Kevin Jepsen Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2015156311832104.235
2014126361025503.219
20137915720703.286

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201512928920111.172
2014134391320301.167
20138521721400.280

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201534.3244321312.881.11
201433.7010411543.481.10
201318.303017636.871.85

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201535.31211271441.781.16
201431.301234801.720.99
201317.710019802.041.19
Kevin Jepsen Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS IP K/9 BB/9 K/BB HR/9 GB/FB Ratio Strand % Fastball ERA FIP BABIP
2004 19 A CED 27 27 144.3 8.48 4.80 1.77 0.37 74.6% 3.43 3.46 .300
2005 20 A RAN 4 4 12.2 8.11 7.38 1.10 1.48 51.9% 10.66 5.99 .421
2006 21 A A 47 0 50.1 8.26 6.11 1.35 0.36 78.3% 3.58 4.16 .340
2007 22 A RAN 44 0 53.7 8.39 6.37 1.32 0.34 76.3% 4.19 4.11 .368
2008 23 AA ARK 25 0 31.7 9.95 5.12 1.94 0.00 87.5% 1.42 2.69 .288
2008 23 AAA SAL 15 0 23.0 8.22 4.70 1.75 1.17 88.5% 2.35 4.63 .242
2008 23 MAJ LAA 9 0 8.3 7.56 4.32 1.75 0.00 1.25 66.7% 94.3 MPH 4.32 3.01 .327
2009 24 AAA SAL 14 0 18.0 10.00 8.00 1.25 2.00 66.7% 9.00 6.70 .458
2009 24 MAJ LAA 54 0 54.7 7.90 3.13 2.53 0.33 2.08 65% 96.2 MPH 4.94 3.00 .365
2010 25 MAJ LAA 68 0 59.0 9.31 4.42 2.10 0.31 2.30 70.4% 95.7 MPH 3.97 3.15 .330
2011 26 AAA SAL 24 0 28.1 6.41 2.56 2.50 1.28 72.2% 4.45 4.48 .321
2011 26 MAJ LAA 16 0 13.0 4.15 6.23 0.67 1.38 1.87 67.9% 93.7 MPH 7.62 6.58 .383
2012 27 AAA SAL 23 0 25.0 12.60 3.24 3.89 0.36 69.2% 3.24 2.00 .324
2012 27 MAJ LAA 49 0 44.7 7.66 2.42 3.17 0.60 0.81 75% 96.6 MPH 3.02 3.31 .290
2013 28 A+ INL 2 0 1.0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 3.20 .000
2013 28 AAA SAL 2 0 2.0 4.50 9.00 0.50 9.00 50% 13.50 18.20 .000
2013 28 MAJ LAA 45 0 36.0 9.00 3.50 2.57 0.75 1.07 71.2% 95.7 MPH 4.50 3.53 .367
2014 29 MAJ LAA 74 0 65.0 10.38 3.18 3.26 0.55 1.53 76.6% 95.5 MPH 2.63 2.85 .275
2015 30 MAJ MIN 29 0 28.0 8.04 2.25 3.57 0.32 1.07 83.3% 94.4 MPH 1.61 2.63 .240
2015 30 MAJ TB 46 0 41.7 7.34 4.32 1.70 0.86 1.71 82% 94.4 MPH 2.81 4.26 .264
2015  (Multiple Teams) 30 MAJ MIN/TB 75 0 69.7 7.62 3.49 2.19 0.65 1.42 82.4% 94.4 MPH 2.33 3.64 .255
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3-Year Averages     64 0 56.9 8.86 3.32 2.67 0.63 77.8% 2.85 3.25 .287
Career     390 0 350.3 8.48 3.52 2.41 0.54 72.7% 3.62 3.31 .315

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2015 Stat Review for Kevin Jepsen    As compared to the top 100 relief pitchers in 2015 (min 55 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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2.19 K/BB
WEAK
7.62 K/9
WEAK
3.49 BB/9
WEAK
94.4 MPH Fastball
GOOD
0.7 HR/9
GOOD
1.42 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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2.33 ERA
GOOD
1.13 WHIP
GOOD
3.64 FIP
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BABIP/Strand

Balls in play avg. and % of runners left stranded.

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.255 BABIP
LOW
82.4% Strand Rate
HIGH

2016 Projected Stats Breakdown for Kevin Jepsen

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Kevin Jepsen: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Handed a 2-1 lead in the ninth inning, Jepsen suffered his fifth blown save of the season by giving up two runs on four hits in Wednesday's loss to Detroit.

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Jepsen earned his 12th save Wednesday night, striking out one over a scoreless frame in a 3-2 win over the Royals.

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Jepsen notched his 11th save despite surrendering two hits, one earned run and two walks in a 3-2 victory over the Astros on Saturday. He struck out one.

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Jepsen should serve as the Twins' closer for the foreseeable future, as Glen Perkins (back spasms) won't travel on the team's upcoming road trip, MLB.com's Rhett Bollinger reports.

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Jepsen threw a scoreles ninth inning to earn his 10th save of the season in Wednesday's win over the White Sox. Closer Glen Perkins was unavailable with a sore back.

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Jepsen picked up his ninth save in a scoreless ninth inning Friday despite allowing two hits and a walk in a 31-pitch outing. He did however strike out two Astros.

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Jepsen secured his eighth save in Wednesday's 5-3 victory over the Rays, tossing a scoreless ninth inning while striking out one.

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Jepsen recorded his second save for the Twins (and seventh this season) by pitching a scoreless ninth inning in Saturday's win over Baltimore.

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Jepsen logged his sixth save - his first with the Twins - with a perfect ninth inning in the Twins' 4-3 win over Baltimore on Friday night.

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Jepsen is the favorite to close out games while Glen Perkins is sidelined with a neck issue, LaVelle E. Neal of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

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2015

Jepsen came into spring training in 2014 having changed to a three-quarters delivery in order to lower his walk rate, and also began featuring a changeup in place of his cutter in an attempt to have a better success rate against left-handed batters. While his walks actually increased slightly from 2013 (8.5 to 8.9% BB%) the 30-year-old saw a real difference when facing southpaws, as he tallied a .628 OPS against them after allowing an OPS of .865 in 2013. This, combined with the highest strikeout rate of his career (28.9%) allowed Jepsen to pitch to a career-best 2.63 ERA in 65 innings. Jepsen has a fastball that averaged 95.5 mph, but he relied heavily on his newly-cultivated changeup and curveball last season, throwing the No. 1 just 62 percent of the time. Acquired by the Rays during the offseason, Jepsen may be called upon to close out games to begin the season while Jake McGee recovers from elbow surgery.

2014

Jepsen was thought to be one of the top contenders for a setup role last season coming off a strong campaign in 2012, but the hard-throwing right-hander had an injury-plagued campaign, missing more than a month in April with a strained lat muscle before being shut down for good in August due to an emergency appendectomy. Jepsen threw the ball well in 2013, as evidenced by his 9.0 K/9 and 0.8 HR/9 numbers, but was victimized by both a high BABIP (.345) and a strand rate of just 67.6%, leading to a 4.50 ERA. With very few roles in the Angels' bullpen solidly spoken for, Jepsen could conceivably be used in a number of different capacities in 2014, as he is a reliever with an effective skill set who can touch 96 mph with his fastball.

2013

Jepsen had a terrible April last year and spent May and June in the minors, but after getting called back up in July he was able to assert his place in the Angels' bullpen, posting a 1.69 ERA and 1.08 WHIP over 37.2 innings. His strong numbers over that period were backed by solid peripherals, namely a 34:10 K:BB and 0.5 HR/9. Jepsen figures to open the season working as part of the improving bridge to the Angels' closer, although he's now further down the list of options in the ninth inning with the addition of Ryan Madson during the offseason.

2012

After appearing in 122 games out of the Angels bullpen between 2009 and 2010, Jepsen struggled through a rough 2011 season. A 7.62 ERA and dreadful 6:9 K:BB ratio through 16 appearances earned Jepsen a ticket to Triple-A in mid-June, and a knee injury suffered shortly thereafter ended his season in mid-July. Despite last seasonís struggles, Jepsenís history will give him a shot at earning a spot in the bullpen during spring training.

2011

Jepsen pitched a bit better last season than he did in 2009, but his impressive 61:29 K:BB ratio in 59 innings was offset by a 1.407 WHIP. Jepsen, who reaches the upper-90s with his fastball, is a potential closer of the future in Anaheim; but he is also a valuable trade chip that could net the Angels another starter or position player. The Angels have yet to name an official closer, but expect Jepsen to be one of the top setup options in front of the pitcher that wins the job, likely Fernando Rodney.

2010

Jepsen pitched much better than his 4.94 ERA indicated, with a nearly 3.0 K/BB ratio and a great groundball rate. He simply had a lot of hits get through. Jepsen has been a reliever since 2007, but has the skills and size of a starter. There's not much chance that he'll close, but his ERA will come down by a run, making him useful as a staff filler.

2009

Jepsen split last season between Double-A Arkansas and Triple-A Salt Lake but pitched effectively enough in a short major league stint late in the season to be included on the Angelsí opening round playoff roster. Jepsen is a hard-throwing right-hander who struck out 56 batters over 54.2 minor league innings last season while holding opposing batters to a miniscule .204 batting average. Jepsen will turn 25 in the middle of next season, and will either begin 2009 with Salt Lake or in the majors, depending on what happens in spring training. If Jepsen starts the season with Salt Lake, expect him to be among the first guys called up if the Angels need to tweak their bullpen.

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