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Nathan Karns

29-Year-Old Pitcher – Kansas City Royals

2017 Stats

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2-2

ERA

4.17

WHIP

1.19

K

51

SV

0

2017 Preseason Projections

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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...

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2017 ADP:  402.06

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STATUS:  60-Day DL     INJURY TYPE:  Forearm     EST. RETURN:  4/1/2018
LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 3"   WT: 225   DOB: 11/25/1987
BORN: Franklin, PA   COLLEGE: Texas Tech   DRAFTED: 12th Rd   

July 20, 2017  –  Nathan Karns News

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Karns (forearm) underwent a successful thoracic outlet syndrome surgery Wednesday, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.

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Nathan Karns 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
2011 23 R GUL 8 5 0 18.2 2 0 0 26 6 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.44
2011 23 A AUB 8 8 0 36.2 27 14 1 33 27 3 2 0 0 0 3.44 1.49
2012 24 A POT 13 13 0 71.2 47 18 1 87 26 8 4 0 0 0 2.26 1.03
2012 24 A HAG 13 5 0 44.1 23 10 1 61 21 3 0 2 0 0 2.03 1.00
2013 25 AA HAR 23 23 0 132.2 109 48 14 155 48 10 6 0 0 0 3.26 1.19
2013 25 MAJ WAS 3 3 0 12.0 17 10 5 11 6 0 1 0 0 0 7.50 1.92
2014 26 AAA DUR 27 27 0 145.1 142 82 16 153 62 9 9 0 0 0 5.08 1.41
2014 26 MAJ TB 2 2 0 12.0 7 6 3 13 4 1 1 0 0 0 4.50 0.92
2015 27 MAJ TB 27 26 0 147.0 132 60 19 145 56 7 5 0 0 0 3.67 1.28
2016 28 MAJ SEA 22 15 0 94.3 95 54 11 101 45 6 2 1 0 0 5.15 1.48
2017 29 MAJ KC 9 8 0 45.3 41 21 9 51 13 2 2 0 0 0 4.17 1.19
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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)     63 54 0 310.7 292 151 47 321 124 16 11 1 4.37 1.34

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Nathan Karns Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Team Games 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
May. 19 @Min 5.0 5 1 1 1 0 3 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.17 1.19
May. 13 Bal 5.0 5 2 2 2 1 12 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.46 1.21
Last 14 Games (Team)
0 Games Pitched:  Avg. 0.0 IP/G
0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Last 30 Games (Team)
0 Games Pitched:  Avg. 0.0 IP/G
0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Last 60 Games (Team)
2 Games Pitched:  Avg. 5.0 IP/G
10.0 10 3 3 3 1 15 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 2.70 1.10

Nathan Karns Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201780211217213.250
2016197542535804.206
20153268538701215.248

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201710830124316.229
20162204720601327.305
20152956018629114.229

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201717.010022421.590.82
201647.3311451954.371.29
201582.04407833114.171.41

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201728.312029975.721.41
201647.0310562665.941.68
201565.0310672383.051.11
Nathan Karns 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
2011 23 R GUL 8 5 18.2 12.86 2.97 4.33 0.00 100% 0.00 1.66 .073
2011 23 A AUB 8 8 36.2 8.20 6.71 1.22 0.25 75.5% 3.44 4.30 .273
2012 24 A POT 13 13 71.2 11.00 3.29 3.35 0.13 76.4% 2.26 2.20 .288
2012 24 A HAG 13 5 44.1 12.45 4.29 2.90 0.20 79.1% 2.03 2.36 .258
2013 25 AA HAR 23 23 132.2 10.55 3.27 3.23 0.95 76.2% 3.26 3.48 .304
2013 25 MAJ WAS 3 3 12.0 8.25 4.50 1.83 3.75 1.15 72.2% 93.4 MPH 7.50 8.53 .344
2014 26 AAA DUR 27 27 145.1 9.49 3.85 2.47 0.99 64.9% 5.08 3.87 .330
2014 26 MAJ TB 2 2 12.0 9.75 3.00 3.25 2.25 1.27 62.5% 93.2 MPH 4.50 5.78 .161
2015 27 MAJ TB 27 26 147.0 8.88 3.43 2.59 1.16 1.27 75.7% 91.6 MPH 3.67 4.15 .295
2016 28 MAJ SEA 22 15 94.3 9.64 4.29 2.24 1.05 1.36 66.7% 93.0 MPH 5.15 4.10 .337
2017 29 MAJ KC 9 8 45.3 10.13 2.58 3.92 1.79 1.53 73.3% 92.9 MPH 4.17 4.52 .294
Today's Projections     0 0 .0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 0.00 .000
Next 7 Days     0 0 .0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 0.00 .000
Rest Of Season     0 0 .0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 0.00 .000
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3-Year Averages     17 14 84.4 9.17 3.73 2.46 1.17 71.6% 4.26 4.10 .306
Career     63 54 310.7 9.30 3.59 2.59 1.36 71.8% 4.37 4.34 .306

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Nathan Karns Defensive Stats

Year Pos Inn PMFinal (?) EXP Tot (?) PM (?) AirPM (?) EPM (?) InnHome (?) PMH (?) InnLHP (?) PMLHP (?) LEFT (?) MID (?) RGHT (?)
2015 P 147 1 10 1 0 77 -1 0 0
2016 P 94.3 1 3 1 0 47 0 0 0
2017 P 45.3 1 6 1 0 17 0 0 0
Year Pos SHAL (?) MED (?) DEEP (?) CERS (?) SBRS (?) PSBRS (?) BRS (?) GDPRS (?) OFARS (?) GFPDMERS (?) PMRS (?) SZRS (?) TRS (?)
2015 P -2 0 0 0 0 0 -2
2016 P -1 -2 0 0 0 0 -3
2017 P -1 0 0 0 0 0 -1

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2017 Stat Review for Nathan Karns    As compared to the top 100 starting pitchers in 2016 (min 130 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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3.92 K/BB
GOOD
10.13 K/9
ELITE
2.58 BB/9
GOOD
92.9 MPH Fastball
GOOD
1.8 HR/9
TERRIBLE
1.53 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

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4.17 ERA
WEAK
1.19 WHIP
GOOD
4.52 FIP
WEAK
BABIP/Strand

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

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.294 BABIP
AVERAGE
73.3% Strand Rate
BELOW AVERAGE

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Nathan Karns: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Karns has decided to have season-ending surgery for thoracic outlet syndrome, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.

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Karns (forearm) will see a specialist after the All-Star break with hopes of pitching again this season, The Associated Press reports.

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Karns (forearm) is likely to need surgery to treat thoracic outlet syndrome, a season-ending procedure, Rustin Dodd of The Kansas City Star reports Monday

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Karns (forearm) is set to throw a bullpen session Tuesday, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.

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Karns (forearm) was moved to the 60-day disabled list Monday, Rustin Dodd of The Kansas City Star reports.

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Manager Ned Yost said Karns (forearm) "feels normal," but has yet to progress beyond playing catch, Josh Vernier of 610 Sports reports.

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Karns (forearm) will resume his throwing program Wednesday, Rustin Dodd of The Kansas City Star reports.

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Karns (forearm) is without a timetable to return, Rustin Dodd of The Kansas City Star reports.

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Karns (forearm) said that his recovery is "going well" and that his arm is building up strength, the Associated Press reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2017

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2016

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.

2015

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.

2014

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.

2013

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.