29-Year-Old Pitcher – Kansas City Royals
2017 Fantasy Baseball Outlook
The Mariners traded for Karns last offseason with the hope that he could step into the rotation and improve his control to eat up more innings. Although he won a spot as a starter out of spring traini...
Karns (0-1) gave up six runs on five hits and three walks while striking out six over 4.2 innings in Friday's 6-2 loss to the Rangers.
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|Preseason||Subscribe now to see our 2017 projections for Nathan Karns||3-Year Averages||17||14||0||84.4||78||40||11||86||35||4||2||0||0||0||4.26||1.34|
|Career (View All)||58||49||0||282.3||268||142||43||284||120||14||10||1||–||–||4.53||1.37|
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|Last 14 Games (Team)
3 Games Pitched: Avg. 5.4 IP/G
|Last 30 Games (Team)
4 Games Pitched: Avg. 4.3 IP/G
|Last 60 Games (Team)
4 Games Pitched: Avg. 4.3 IP/G
Nathan Karns Split Stats (View Full Split Stats)
|Year||Age||Lg||Tm||G||GS||IP||K/9||BB/9||K/BB||HR/9||GB/FB Ratio||Strand %||Fastball||ERA||FIP||BABIP|
|Next 7 Days||0||1||5.5||7.44||2.92||2.55||1.13||–||68%||–||4.58||4.15||.305|
|Rest Of Season||0||25||140.9||6.99||3.80||1.84||1.37||–||69.2%||–||4.89||4.89||.293|
|Preseason||Subscribe now to see our 2017 projections for Nathan Karns||3-Year Averages||17||14||84.4||9.17||3.73||2.46||1.17||–||71.6%||–||4.26||4.10||.306|
Nathan Karns Defensive Stats
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2017 Stat Review for Nathan Karns As compared to the top 100 starting pitchers in 2016 (min 130 in)
A collection of stats that measure different skills.
A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.
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Kansas City Royals Roster
MajorsAlexander, Scott (P)
AAAAlburquerque, Al (P)
AAAlmonte, Miguel (P)
A+Griffin, Foster (P)
AAracena, Ricky (SS)
RookieBrickhouse, Bryan (P)
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
There were 90 pitchers with at least 26 starts like Karns and they averaged 203 batters faced the third time through the lineup. Karnsí 132 batters faced were the fewest of the group. The Rays knew the best deployment of Karns was two times through the lineup and then out (Erasmo Ramirez had the second-fewest). His .823 OPS the third time through was 69th among those 90 pitchers, way beyond the .744 average. The fastball is the culprit behind the fade, as that pitch allows an .801 OPS the first two times around the lineup which is below average (.751), but good enough for him to lean on his curveball and changeup (.498 OPS). The third time through the order, his fastball allows a 1.076 OPS, seventh-worst among those 90 pitchers. Perhaps Seattle has a fix for his issues the third time through the order? Or maybe itís just who he is. Heís got enough to be a valuable arm for 180 innings even if heís regularly a five or six-inning per start arm.
Karns has made five starts in his major league career. He has struck out 24 batters in 24 innings, but he has also walked 10 batter and given up eight homers in that time. Last season for Triple-A Durham, Karns struck out 153 in 145.1 innings while walking 62 batters and allowing 16 home runs. Karns is primarily a two-pitch pitcher whose best pitch is a hammer curveball. His command is inconsistent, but the potential is there for him to be an effective back-end starter. With the trade of Jeremy Hellickson, Karns has a chance to earn the last spot in the rotation that needs to be kept warm while Matt Moore works his way back. Karns will provide strikeouts, but the ratios are risky.
Karns put up an impressive strikeout rate at Double-A, but his control needs some work and he got hit hard in a brief major league trial while Dan Haren was on the DL. Other young pitchers appear to be ahead of him on the Nationals' depth chart, so if he continues to perform well at Triple-A this season, it wouldn't be a surprise to see him dealt to an organization with better opportunities for advancement.
Karns lost the first two seasons of his pro career to shoulder woes, but after getting his feet wet in rookie ball in 2011, he exploded onto the prospect scene last year with a 148:47 K:BB ratio in 116 innings between Low-A and High-A. He has a fastball that can creep up to 95 mph, a curve so sharp it gets mistaken for a slider every now and then, and the makings of a pretty good changeup, but his high-effort delivery and intermittent control could see him eventually ticketed for the bullpen in the majors. Having any kind of future at all is a huge step though, and given how hard he has had to work just to get where he is now it is clear Karns has the necessary drive to succeed. Further improvement would move him close to the top of the Nationals' pitching prospect lists.