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Nate Karns

26-Year-Old Pitcher – Tampa Bay Rays

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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 b...

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LEAGUE: AAA    40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 3"   WT: 229   DOB: 11/25/1987   BORN: Franklin, PA   COLLEGE: Texas Tech   DRAFTED: 12th Rd   

March 13, 2014  –  Nate Karns News

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Karns was optioned to minor league camp Thursday, the Rays' official site reports.

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Nate 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 4 4 0 19.1 16 12 3 26 13 2 1 0 0 0 5.59 1.52
3-Year Averages MAJ   3 3 0 12.0 17 10 5 11 6 0 1 0 0 0 7.50 1.92

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Nate Karns 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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0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00

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Nate Karns Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2013314410303.370

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201330727002.269

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
20137.30005538.592.05

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
20134.70106125.791.71
Nate 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 4 4 19.1 12.25 6.13 2.00 1.41 65.4% 5.59 4.72 .318
3-Year Averages MAJ   3 3 12.0 8.25 4.50 1.83 3.75 72.2% 7.50 8.28 .344

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2014 Stat Review for Nate Karns    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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2.00 K/BB
POOR
12.25 K/9
ELITE
6.13 BB/9
TERRIBLE
0.0 MPH Fastball
TERRIBLE
1.4 HR/9
TERRIBLE
0.00 GB/FB Ratio
EXTREME FLYBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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5.59 ERA
TERRIBLE
1.52 WHIP
TERRIBLE
4.72 FIP
TERRIBLE
BABIP/Strand

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

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.318 BABIP
HIGH
65.4% Strand Rate
LOW

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Worst Matchups for Nate Karns (by OPS against, min 1 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Pedro Florimon MIN 1 1 1 2 1 0 0 1.000 4.000 5.000
J.J. Hardy BAL 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 2.500 3.500
Chris Davis BAL 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 2.500 3.500
Joe Mauer MIN 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 1.000 2.000 3.000
B.J. Upton ATL 2 1 1 1 0 1 0 .500 2.000 2.500
Chris Herrmann MIN 2 2 0 2 0 0 0 1.000 1.500 2.500
Justin Upton ATL 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 2.000
Eduardo Escobar MIN 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 1.000 1.000 2.000
Ramiro Pena ATL 3 1 1 2 0 1 0 .333 1.333 1.667
Matt Wieters BAL 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 .500 1.000 1.500

Best Matchups for Nate Karns (by OPS against, min 1 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Dan Uggla ATL 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Aaron Hicks MIN 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Adam Jones BAL 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Paul Maholm LA 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Nick Markakis BAL 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Brian McCann NY-A 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Chris Parmelee MIN 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Steve Pearce BAL 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Samuel Deduno MIN 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Kevin Gausman BAL 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000

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

Karns gave up no earned runs and three hits with one strikeout across 3.1 innings of work on Wednesday versus the Blue Jays.

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The Nationals traded Karns to the Rays on Thursday for Jose Lobaton and two minor leaguers, Roger Mooney of the Tampa Tribune reports.

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Karns struck out seven in seven innings of one-run ball for Double-A Harrisburg on Tuesday.

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Karns will be optioned to Double-A Harrisburg, the Washington Times reports.

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Karns lasted just three innings in Game 2 of Sunday's double header, coughing up four runs on five hits and three walks while striking out two.

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Karns was beat up a bit Sunday, giving up four runs (three earned) on seven hits and one walk, while recording six strikeouts in 4.2 innings, as Washington was outlasted by Atlanta.

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Karns will get the start again on Sunday in place of Ross Detwiler, the Washington Times reports.

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Karns will be called up from Double-A Harrisburg and start Tuesday against the Orioles, the Washington Times reports.

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Karns, 25, has a 4.38 ERA and 46:17 K:BB ratio through 39 innings for Double-A Harrisburg.

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Karns, 25, has a 3.03 ERA and 40:14 K:BB ratio through 32.2 innings for Double-A Harrisburg.

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Karns, 25, has a 4.60 ERA and 24:5 K:BB ratio through 15.2 innings for Double-A Harrisburg.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

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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.