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Ian Kennedy

29-Year-Old Pitcher – San Diego Padres

2014 Stats

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1-3

ERA

4.13

WHIP

1.04

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23

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0

2014 RotoWire Projections

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Just two seasons removed from consideration for the National League Cy Young award, Kennedy's walk and strikeout rates had reversed course to career worsts in his four years as a full-time starter -- ...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 0"   WT: 190   DOB: 12/19/1984   BORN: Huntington Beach, CA   COLLEGE: USC   DRAFTED: 1st Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Ian Kennedy Contract Information:

Agreed to a one-year, $6.1 million contract with the Padres in January 2014 to avoid arbitration.

April 17, 2014  –  Ian Kennedy News

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Kennedy took the loss against Colorado on Thursday, although he pitched well, allowing three runs and four hits over seven innings. He issued two walks and struck out seven.

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Ian Kennedy 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
2007 22 A Tam 11 10 0 63.0 39 9 2 72 22 6 1 0 1.29 0.97
2007 22 AA TRE 9 9 0 48.7 27 14 2 57 17 5 1 0 2.59 0.90
2007 22 AAA SCR 6 6 0 34.7 25 8 2 34 11 1 1 0 2.08 1.04
2007 22 MAJ NYY 3 3 0 19.0 13 4 1 15 9 1 0 0 1.89 1.16
2008 23 A Tam 1 1 0 5.0 2 0 0 4 1 0 0 0 0.00 0.60
2008 23 A GCL 1 0 0 3.0 3 1 0 7 0 1 0 0 3.00 1.00
2008 23 AAA SCR 13 12 0 69.0 52 18 4 72 17 5 3 0 2.35 1.00
2008 23 MAJ NYY 10 9 0 39.7 50 36 5 27 26 0 4 0 8.17 1.92
2009 24 AAA SCR 4 4 0 22.7 18 4 0 25 7 1 0 0 1.59 1.10
2009 24 MAJ NYY 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0.00 2.00
2010 25 MAJ ARI 32 32 0 194.0 163 82 26 168 70 9 10 0 0 0 3.80 1.20
2011 26 MAJ ARI 33 33 1 222.0 186 71 19 198 55 21 4 0 0 0 2.88 1.09
2012 27 MAJ ARI 33 33 0 208.3 216 93 28 187 55 15 12 0 0 0 4.02 1.30
2013 28 MAJ ARI 21 21 0 124.0 128 72 18 108 48 3 8 0 0 0 5.23 1.42
2013 28 MAJ SD 10 10 0 57.3 52 27 9 55 25 4 2 0 0 0 4.24 1.34
2013  (Multiple Teams) 28 MAJ ARI/SD 31 31 0 181.3 180 99 27 163 73 7 10 0 0 0 4.91 1.40
2014 29 MAJ SD 4 4 0 24.0 20 11 1 23 5 1 3 0 0 0 4.13 1.04
2014 RotoWire Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Ian Kennedy
3-Year Averages MAJ   32 32 0 203.9 194 87 24 182 61 14 8 0 0 0 3.84 1.25
Career  (View All) MAJ   147 145 1 889.3 828 396 107 782 295 54 43 0 4.01 1.26

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Ian Kennedy Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
Apr. 17 Col 7.0 4 3 3 0 2 7 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 4.13 1.04
Apr. 12 Det 6.0 8 4 4 0 1 7 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 4.24 1.12
Apr. 6 @Mia 6.0 3 1 1 0 1 5 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 3.27 0.91
Apr. 1 LAD 5.0 5 3 3 1 1 4 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 5.40 1.20
Last 14 Days
3 Games:  Avg. 6.3 IP/G
19.0 15 8 8 0 4 19 0 0 0 1-2 0 0 0 3.79 1.00
Last 30 Days
4 Games:  Avg. 6.0 IP/G
24.0 20 11 11 1 5 23 0 0 0 1-3 0 0 0 4.13 1.04
Last 60 Days
4 Games:  Avg. 6.0 IP/G
24.0 20 11 11 1 5 23 0 0 0 1-3 0 0 0 4.13 1.04

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Ian Kennedy Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201337681329021119.265
20124771093411222617.265
201145111128982348.237

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20134188241902318.253
2012422782110428311.267
201144987278821011.218

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201384.0640803784.071.46
201297.38409224154.071.27
2011126.011201132892.640.98

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201397.31608336195.641.34
2012111.07809531133.971.32
201196.010208527103.191.22
Ian Kennedy 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
2007 22 A Tam 11 10 63.0 10.29 3.14 3.27 0.29 88.1% 1.29 2.42 .259
2007 22 AA TRE 9 9 48.7 10.54 3.14 3.35 0.37 71.4% 2.59 2.56 .238
2007 22 AAA SCR 6 6 34.7 8.83 2.86 3.09 0.52 82.4% 2.08 3.20 .265
2007 22 MAJ NYY 3 3 19.0 7.11 4.26 1.67 0.47 0.46 85.7% 1.89 3.77 .237
2008 23 A Tam 1 1 5.0 7.20 1.80 4.00 0.00 100% 0.00 2.20 .165
2008 23 A GCL 1 0 3.0 21.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 66.7% 3.00 -1.47 .673
2008 23 AAA SCR 13 12 69.0 9.39 2.22 4.24 0.52 78.5% 2.35 2.82 .281
2008 23 MAJ NYY 10 9 39.7 6.13 5.90 1.04 1.13 0.82 56.3% 89.0 MPH 8.17 5.51 .347
2009 24 AAA SCR 4 4 22.7 9.93 2.78 3.57 0.00 84% 1.59 1.92 .316
2009 24 MAJ NYY 1 0 1.0 9.00 18.00 0.50 0.00 100% 91.9 MPH 0.00 7.40 .000
2010 25 MAJ ARI 32 32 194.0 7.79 3.25 2.40 1.21 0.86 72.9% 89.3 MPH 3.80 4.45 .265
2011 26 MAJ ARI 33 33 222.0 8.03 2.23 3.60 0.77 0.98 76.6% 90.3 MPH 2.88 3.39 .281
2012 27 MAJ ARI 33 33 208.3 8.08 2.38 3.40 1.21 0.88 73.3% 89.8 MPH 4.02 4.15 .319
2013 28 MAJ ARI 21 21 124.0 7.84 3.48 2.25 1.31 0.96 65.8% 90.3 MPH 5.23 4.75 .313
2013 28 MAJ SD 10 10 57.3 8.63 3.92 2.20 1.41 1.19 73.5% 90.3 MPH 4.24 4.73 .287
2013  (Multiple Teams) 28 MAJ ARI/SD 31 31 181.3 8.09 3.62 2.23 1.34 1.03 68.1% 90.3 MPH 4.91 4.59 .305
2014 29 MAJ SD 4 4 24.0 8.63 1.88 4.60 0.38 1.60 58.3% 91.3 MPH 4.13 2.45 .298
2014 Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Ian Kennedy
3-Year Averages MAJ   32 32 203.9 8.03 2.69 2.98 1.06 72.7% 3.84 3.84 .302
Career MAJ   147 145 889.3 7.91 2.99 2.65 1.08 71.6% 4.01 4.03 .295

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2014 Stat Review for Ian Kennedy    As compared to the top 100 starting pitchers in 2013 (min 140 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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4.60 K/BB
ELITE
8.63 K/9
GOOD
1.88 BB/9
GREAT
91.3 MPH Fastball
AVERAGE
0.4 HR/9
ELITE
1.60 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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4.13 ERA
WEAK
1.04 WHIP
ELITE
2.45 FIP
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BABIP/Strand

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

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.298 BABIP
ABOVE AVERAGE
58.3% Strand Rate
LOW

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Career Pitcher vs. Batter Stats    (View All Matchup Data)

Worst Matchups for Ian Kennedy (by OPS against, min 10 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Matt Holliday STL 13 6 2 6 3 1 0 .462 1.077 1.665
Alfonso Soriano NY-A 15 6 3 7 4 4 0 .400 1.067 1.590
David Wright NY-N 13 5 2 5 3 2 0 .385 1.000 1.500
Neil Walker PIT 18 8 3 9 0 0 0 .444 1.000 1.444
Giancarlo Stanton MIA 11 4 2 3 1 2 0 .364 1.000 1.417
James Loney TB 16 7 1 3 1 2 0 .438 .875 1.346
Daniel Descalso STL 10 4 1 3 1 3 0 .400 .800 1.255
Garrett Jones MIA 12 5 1 3 2 4 1 .417 .750 1.250
Josh Rutledge COL 13 5 1 1 3 0 0 .385 .692 1.222
Melky Cabrera TOR 10 4 1 2 0 2 0 .400 .800 1.200

Best Matchups for Ian Kennedy (by OPS against, min 10 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Eric Young Jr. NY-N 14 2 0 1 1 4 0 .143 .143 .343
Luis Valbuena CHI-N 12 1 0 0 1 5 1 .083 .167 .321
David Freese ANA 12 1 0 0 2 3 0 .083 .083 .298
Kyle Blanks SD 14 1 0 0 2 5 0 .071 .071 .259
Jeff Keppinger CHI-A 11 1 0 0 0 1 0 .091 .091 .182
Brandon Phillips CIN 13 1 0 1 0 2 0 .077 .077 .148
Clint Barmes PIT 14 1 0 0 0 2 0 .071 .071 .143
Shane Victorino BOS 14 1 0 0 0 4 0 .071 .071 .143
Tyler Colvin SF 14 0 0 0 0 7 0 .000 .000 .000
Ryan Howard PHI 12 0 0 0 0 4 0 .000 .000 .000

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Ian Kennedy: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Although he struck out seven Saturday, Kennedy also allowed four runs on eight hits in six innings of work in a 6-2 loss to the Tigers. His record fell to 1-2 on the season.

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Kennedy was dealing Sunday, allowing one run on three hits and one walk, while striking out five in six frames, during a victory at Miami.

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Kennedy gave up three runs on five hits and one walk with four strikeouts in five innings Tuesday, taking the loss against the Dodgers.

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Kennedy remains out of sorts following Sunday's spring contest against the Royals, during which he gave up four runs on eight hits and two walks, while striking out only one in 4.2 innings.

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Kennedy agreed to a one-year, $6.1 million contract with the Padres on Thursday to avoid arbitration, CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports.

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Kennedy (7-10) finished his season on a high note Wednesday, tossing seven innings of two-run ball while striking out seven in the win over the Diamondbacks.

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Kennedy (6-10) was knocked around for six runs on eight hits over just 3.2 innings Thursday in a blowout loss to Pittsburgh.

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Kennedy allowed three runs on five hits, walking two and striking out five over six innings, but came away with no decision in San Diego's 4-3 win over the Braves on Friday night.

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Kennedy held the Rockies in check Sunday, allowing two runs (one earned) on five hits and two walks, while tallying seven strikeouts in five innings, during a Padres win.

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Kennedy won Monday against the Giants as he pitched six innings and allowed one run, five hits and two walks to go along with seven strikeouts.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2013

Although Kennedy was able to carry similar peripherals to his breakout 2011 season (8.1 K/9, 2.4 BB/9), the results included an ERA that was more than a run higher and a home-run rate that swung back to his 2010 level (1.2 HR/9). A closer look at Kennedy's arsenal reveals that opposing hitters made more powerful contact against three of his four pitches, including his four-seam fastball (.291 BAA, .511 SLGA). Pitching half of his games at Chase Field, Kennedy's flyball tendencies will be more damaging than they would be elsewhere, but his walk rate appears to have stabilized at a strong enough point where the 2012 line is a baseline for his overall performance going forward.

2012

Kennedy made strides in his second full season with the D-Backs and solidified his place as the ace of the team's rotation. In addition to pushing his strikeout rate to 8.0 K/9IP, Kennedy's control improved to his Triple-A levels from 2008. Don't expect him to consistently maintain a sub-3.00 ERA while pitching half of his games at Chase Field, but Kennedy has a five-pitch arsenal including a very good two-seam fastball that mitigates some of the risk he presents as a flyball pitcher. The growth he showed in 2011 is largely sustainable as even a regression back toward his 2010 home-run rate (1.2 HR/9IP) will yield limited fallout since he's proven capable of missing bats a good clip and limiting the free passes.

2011

Of the D-Backs starters that were on the roster from April through October, Kennedy was the most consistent from start to finish. The Yankees were never willing to give him a legitimate chance to stick in their rotation, but he survived his first full big league campaign at age 25 and surprisingly racked up 194 innings over 32 starts after a shoulder aneurysm limited him to 23.2 innings in 2009. Kennedy missed enough bats (7.8 K/9IP) to survive serving up 26 long balls and issuing his fair share of free passes (3.3 BB/9IP). If you look closely, a .265 BABIP reveals at least some good fortune behind the sub-4.00 ERA and it's easy to see where his 4.33 FIP might be more telling of what to expect in his second season with Arizona, but there were signs of growth in the second half including a drop in home-run rate (0.76 HR/9IP) and fewer walks (3.1 BB/9IP).

2010

An aneurysm in his shoulder cost Kennedy most of the 2009 season, but he recovered in plenty of time for the Arizona Fall League, where he racked up a 28:5 K:BB ratio in 29.2 innings and gave up just one home run. Couple that with his career Triple-A numbers (2.14 ERA, 131 strikeouts in 126.1 innings) and you'll understand why the D-Backs coveted him when they were a part of the three-team trade that also brought Edwin Jackson to the desert in December. Kennedy is expected to take over the No. 4 starter spot for his new team.

2009

Kennedy had an opportunity to stake a permanent claim for a rotation spot with the Yankees when the team was ravaged by injuries last season, but a strained lat knocked him out of action from late May until early August, and he didn't pitch well enough around the injury to stick when he was finally healthy for good later in the year. After being demoted back to Triple-A, Kennedy was very sharp while he finished with a 72:17 K:BB ratio over 69 innings there. The Yankees' offseason free-agent spending binge seems to suggest that Kennedy might be traded to another organization, which would likely provide a much faster track to the majors. Keeper league owners should patiently wait for the change of scenery to take place.

2008

Kennedy made a meteoric rise from High-A to the majors in 2007, overshadowed by the dominance of fellow prospect Joba Chamberlain who made the same leap even faster. Kennedy didn't make the Yankees' postseason roster because of a late-season back ailment, but in his three big league starts, he showed considerable poise in high-pressure situations with the Yankees chasing down a playoff berth in September. It's possible that a numbers crunch will bump Kennedy back to Triple-A to start the season, but look for him to spend most of his season in New York, especially if Chamberlain stays in the bullpen.