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Kris Medlen

28-Year-Old Pitcher – Atlanta Braves

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Expectations were incredibly high for Medlen entering 2013, as he was coming off a dominant second half to the 2012 season (0.95 ERA, 9.0 K/9) and was locked in as a full-time starter for the first ti...

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STATUS:  60-Day DL     INJURY TYPE:  Elbow     EST. RETURN:  5/1/2015
LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: B   THROWS: R   HT: 5' 10"   WT: 190   DOB: 10/7/1985
BORN: Artesia, CA   COLLEGE: Santa Ana (CA) JC  DRAFTED: 10th Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Kris Medlen Contract Information:

Signed a one-year, $5.8 million contract with the Braves in January of 2014, avoiding arbitration.

March 29, 2014  –  Kris Medlen News

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Medlen (elbow) was transferred to the 60-day DL from the 15-day DL.

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Kris Medlen 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 21 A Myr 18 0 0 24.0 22 3 1 28 7 2 0 2 1.13 1.21
2007 21 A Rom 17 0 0 20.7 13 2 1 33 3 0 1 8 0.87 0.77
2007 21 AA MIS 3 0 0 2.3 4 3 0 2 2 0 0 1 11.57 2.57
2008 22 AA MIS 38 17 0 120.3 121 47 8 120 27 7 8 1 3.52 1.23
2009 23 AAA GWI 9 6 0 37.7 20 5 0 44 10 5 0 0 1.19 0.80
2009 23 MAJ ATL 39 4 0 67.7 65 32 5 72 30 3 5 0 4.26 1.40
2010 24 MAJ ATL 31 14 0 107.7 108 44 13 83 21 6 2 0 0 1 3.68 1.20
2011 25 MAJ ATL 2 0 0 2.3 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.43
2012 26 AAA Gwi 3 3 0 13.1 15 7 2 12 6 0 2 0 0 0 4.73 1.60
2012 26 MAJ ATL 50 12 1 138.0 103 24 6 120 23 10 1 1 1 7 1.57 0.91
2013 27 MAJ ATL 32 31 0 197.0 194 68 18 157 47 15 12 0 0 0 3.11 1.22
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3-Year Averages MAJ   28 14 0 112.4 99 30 8 93 23 8 4 0 0 2 2.40 1.08
Career  (View All) MAJ   154 61 1 512.7 471 168 42 434 121 34 20 1 2.95 1.15

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Kris Medlen Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00

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Kris Medlen Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2013432773310024310.256
2012263631352921.208
20112100000.000

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20133888014942018.259
2012257571051805.207
20111000000.000

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Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
2013103.3960822142.261.18
201276.7411701341.760.94

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201393.76607526144.041.27
201261.3600501021.320.88
20111.00001000.000.00
Kris Medlen 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 21 A Myr 18 0 24.0 10.50 2.63 4.00 0.38 92.9% 1.13 2.28 .346
2007 21 A Rom 17 0 20.7 14.37 1.31 11.00 0.44 93.3% 0.87 1.07 .322
2007 21 AA MIS 3 0 2.3 7.71 7.71 1.00 0.00 50% 11.57 4.06 .466
2008 22 AA MIS 38 17 120.3 8.98 2.02 4.44 0.60 72.1% 3.52 2.87 .340
2009 23 AAA GWI 9 6 37.7 10.51 2.39 4.40 0.00 83.3% 1.19 1.66 .243
2009 23 MAJ ATL 39 4 67.7 9.58 3.99 2.40 0.67 1.29 70% 90.1 MPH 4.26 3.41 .336
2010 24 MAJ ATL 31 14 107.7 6.94 1.76 3.95 1.09 1.26 73.3% 90.2 MPH 3.68 3.90 .301
2011 25 MAJ ATL 2 0 2.3 7.71 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.67 100% 91.0 MPH 0.00 1.49 .179
2012 26 AAA Gwi 3 3 13.1 8.24 4.12 2.00 1.37 73.7% 4.73 4.96 .343
2012 26 MAJ ATL 50 12 138.0 7.83 1.50 5.22 0.39 1.85 85% 90.0 MPH 1.57 2.53 .265
2013 27 MAJ ATL 32 31 197.0 7.17 2.15 3.34 0.82 1.46 77.6% 89.4 MPH 3.11 3.63 .306
2014 Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Kris Medlen
3-Year Averages MAJ   28 14 112.4 7.44 1.84 4.04 0.64 80.7% 2.40 3.08 .289
Career MAJ   154 61 512.7 7.62 2.12 3.59 0.74 77.1% 2.95 3.30 .298

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Worst Matchups for Kris Medlen (by OPS against, min 6 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Pablo Sandoval SF 7 4 2 3 1 0 0 .571 1.714 2.339
Delmon Young BAL 8 5 2 5 1 0 0 .625 1.500 2.167
Ryan Howard PHI 10 5 2 4 0 2 0 .500 1.100 1.600
Ronny Cedeno PHI 8 4 1 1 1 1 0 .500 1.000 1.556
Shin-Soo Choo TEX 6 3 1 1 0 2 0 .500 1.000 1.500
Hanley Ramirez LA 9 5 1 2 0 2 0 .556 .889 1.444
Joey Votto CIN 8 4 0 1 1 0 0 .500 .875 1.431
Neil Walker PIT 8 4 0 0 1 1 0 .500 .750 1.350
Buster Posey SF 6 3 0 0 0 0 1 .500 .833 1.333
Jeff Francoeur SD 9 4 1 2 1 0 0 .444 .778 1.278

Best Matchups for Kris Medlen (by OPS against, min 6 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Everth Cabrera SD 9 1 0 0 0 3 0 .111 .111 .222
Juan Uribe LA 6 0 0 0 1 2 0 .000 .000 .143
John Baker CHI-N 7 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .125
Roger Bernadina CIN 10 0 0 0 1 4 0 .000 .000 .091
Garrett Jones MIA 12 0 0 0 1 1 0 .000 .000 .077
Bryan Petersen TEX 11 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Justin Ruggiano CHI-N 9 0 0 0 0 5 0 .000 .000 .000
Cody Asche PHI 9 0 0 1 0 4 0 .000 .000 .000
Carlos Quentin SD 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Allen Craig STL 6 0 0 0 0 3 0 .000 .000 .000

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Kris Medlen: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Medlen (elbow) was placed on the 15-day disabled list Sunday, David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

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Medlen (elbow) underwent Tommy John surgery Tuesday, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports.

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Medlen (elbow) will undergo Tommy John surgery Tuesday, David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

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Braves GM Frank Wren believes there is a "high likelihood" that Medlen will need Tommy John surgery on his injured right elbow, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

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Braves GM Frank Wren said Tuesday that the MRI on Medlen's elbow showed an injury to the ligament, but the team doesn't know the extent of the injury yet.

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Medlen (forearm) will have his MRI evaluated Tuesday, David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

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Medlen suffered a right forearm strain in Sunday's Grapefruit League game against the Mets, MLB.com's Mark Bowman reports. He will be reevaluated on Monday.

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Medlen left Sunday's Grapefruit League game against the Mets with an apparent elbow injury, David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

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2013

Medlen was placed in a relief role at the beginning of 2012 due to the depth of Atlanta's starting pitching. After injury and ineffectiveness took their toll on the rotation, Medlen was moved to the starting rotation in late July. After proving to be an excellent reliever, most expected him to be a good fill-in starter. Nobody quite expected what he did though as Medlen delivered a 0.94 ERA and 84 strikeouts over 12 starts. That performance earned him a full-time place in the rotation for 2013, where he has a good shot at being the best of the starting pitching bunch. He may have been a bit lucky on his home runs allowed (5.7 FB/HR rate) which had his FIP (2.42) almost a full run higher than his ERA. But Medlen has strong strikeout rates (9.0 K/9 as a starter) with good control (83:10 K:BB ratio as a starter), that should help prove last season was no fluke.

2012

Medlen missed most of the season after recovering from Tommy John surgery, but did return to make two impressive outings with the Braves. Despite pitching in just instructional league games during his recovery, Medlen was activated from the DL and was actually on the mound in the ninth inning in Atlanta's final game with a playoff spot on the line, throwing 1.1 scoreless innings. It bodes well for his 2012 fantasy value that he was impressive in his 2.1 innings of work after his return. The sample size may have been small, but it shows the coaching staff had a lot of faith in his stuff. While he's pitched well out of the bullpen, he looked like a future star once he joined the rotation in 2010 with a 3.86 ERA and 62:16 K:BB ratio in 84 innings over 14 starts. Medlen had strong strikeout rates with good control before his injury and could be an impact fantasy player as a starter next season. However, it's not clear if he'll get the opportunity given Atlanta's deep staff. His most upside may be if he's traded elsewhere. Still, he could put up strong strikeout totals even in a relief role.

2011

Medlen finally got his shot at the Atlanta rotation after working out of the bullpen late in 2009 and initially last season. He looked like a future star with a 3.86 ERA and 62:16 K:BB ratio in 84 innings over 14 starts. However, he hurt his elbow in August and will likely miss all of 2011 after Tommy John surgery.

2010

Medlen may be the hidden gem in Atlanta's pitching staff. Last season he dominated in his first trip to Triple-A and then improved after his first trial in the majors.. Medlen is a late bloomer as he turned 24 in October and only converted to pitching after college. He started last season at Triple-A and posted a 1.19 ERA and 44:10 K:BB ratio in 37.2 innings. He then struggled initially when called up to the majors, but posted a 2.80 ERA and 39:10 K:BB ratio in 35.1 innings after the All-Star break. It's not clear what role he'll have in 2010 as it's unlikely that there will be an opening in the starting rotation, but he could be a nice sleeper given his great strikeout rate and strong control.

2009

Medlen is a late bloomer as he turned 23 in October and only converted to pitching after college, but he showed his 2007 breakout season wasn't a fluke. He put up outstanding strikeout and control numbers at Double-A (120:27 K:BB ratio in 120.1 innings), while moving from the bullpen to the rotation. It's not clear if his future is as a starter or in the bullpen. He'll likely start the season at Triple-A, but it's not hard to see him winning a job in spring training or early in the season. He's a keeper to grab as a result.

2008

Medlen jumped from Low-A to Double-A last season while posting outstanding strikeout and control rates along the way (a combined 63:12 K:BB ratio in 47 innings). He's a bit old for a top prospect at 23 next season, but converted to pitching late after playing shortstop in college. He'll start at Double-A next season, but if he duplicates his control and strikeout numbers he could make the Atlanta bullpen at some point during the season. He may be a minor leaguer to grab in deeper keeper leagues as a result.