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Kevin Jepsen

32-Year-Old Pitcher – Tampa Bay Rays

2016 Stats

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2-6

ERA

5.98

WHIP

1.67

K

35

SV

7

2016 Preseason Projections

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2016 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Jepsen will be a key setup man for the Twins after coming over in a trade from Tampa Bay at the deadline last season. He was having another solid season as a setup man with the Rays, although he walke...

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2016 ADP:  376.29

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 3"   WT: 235   DOB: 7/26/1984   BORN: Anaheim, CA   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: 2nd Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Kevin Jepsen Contract Information:

Agreed to a one-year, $5.3125 million deal with the Twins in January of 2016.

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Jepsen was credited with his fifth hold of the season in Tuesday's victory over the Blue Jays, giving up only one hit during a scoreless eighth inning.

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Kevin Jepsen 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
2004 19 A CED 27 27 1 144.3 122 55 6 136 77 8 10 0 3.43 1.38
2005 20 A RAN 4 4 0 12.2 19 15 2 11 10 0 1 0 10.66 2.38
2006 21 A A 47 0 0 50.1 51 20 2 46 34 4 4 16 3.58 1.70
2007 22 A RAN 44 0 0 53.7 61 25 2 50 38 1 5 3 4.19 1.84
2008 23 AA ARK 25 0 0 31.7 22 5 0 35 18 2 1 11 1.42 1.26
2008 23 AAA SAL 15 0 0 23.0 17 6 3 21 12 1 3 2 2.35 1.26
2008 23 MAJ LAA 9 0 0 8.3 8 4 0 7 4 0 1 0 4.32 1.44
2009 24 AAA SAL 14 0 0 18.0 30 18 4 20 16 1 0 2 9.00 2.56
2009 24 MAJ LAA 54 0 0 54.7 63 30 2 48 19 6 4 1 4.94 1.50
2010 25 MAJ LAA 68 0 0 59.0 54 26 2 61 29 2 4 0 4 27 3.97 1.41
2011 26 AAA SAL 24 0 0 28.1 32 14 4 20 8 1 3 7 0 0 4.45 1.42
2011 26 MAJ LAA 16 0 0 13.0 21 11 2 6 9 1 2 0 1 2 7.62 2.31
2012 27 AAA SAL 23 0 0 25.0 18 9 1 35 9 2 2 2 0 0 3.24 1.08
2012 27 MAJ LAA 49 0 0 44.7 39 15 3 38 12 3 2 2 2 18 3.02 1.14
2013 28 A+ INL 2 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
2013 28 AAA SAL 2 0 0 2.0 2 3 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 13.50 2.00
2013 28 MAJ LAA 45 0 0 36.0 41 18 3 36 14 1 3 0 2 8 4.50 1.53
2014 29 MAJ LAA 74 0 0 65.0 45 19 4 75 23 0 2 2 2 22 2.63 1.05
2015 30 MAJ TB 46 0 0 41.7 34 13 4 34 20 2 5 5 4 22 2.81 1.30
2015 30 MAJ MIN 29 0 0 28.0 18 5 1 25 7 1 1 10 1 2 1.61 0.89
2015  (Multiple Teams) 30 MAJ TB/MIN 75 0 0 69.7 52 18 5 59 27 3 6 15 5 24 2.33 1.13
2016 31 MAJ MIN 33 0 0 30.7 42 21 7 22 12 2 5 7 4 2 6.16 1.76
2016 31 MAJ TB 25 0 0 19.0 20 12 5 13 9 0 1 0 0 3 5.68 1.53
2016  (Multiple Teams) 31 MAJ MIN/TB 58 0 0 49.7 62 33 12 35 21 2 6 7 4 5 5.98 1.67
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3-Year Averages     64 0 0 56.9 46 18 4 56 21 1 3 5 3 18 2.85 1.18
Career  (View All)     448 0 0 400.0 385 174 33 365 158 18 30 27 3.91 1.36

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Kevin Jepsen 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
Sep. 26 @CWS 0.7 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.98 1.67
Sep. 13 @Tor 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 5.88 1.67
Sep. 9 @NYY 0.3 2 3 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 6.00 1.69
Sep. 7 Bal 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.48 1.64
Sep. 4 Tor 0.0 2 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 5.59 1.67
Sep. 2 Tor 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 5.21 1.61
Aug. 31 @Bos 1.0 2 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.32 1.64
Aug. 27 @Hou 1.0 2 1 1 0 3 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.24 1.63
Aug. 26 @Hou 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.15 1.56
Aug. 23 Bos 0.7 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.27 1.57
Aug. 22 Bos 2.0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.36 1.60
Aug. 20 Tex 0.3 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.40 1.63
Aug. 15 SD 1.0 2 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.22 1.59
Aug. 10 @Tor 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.12 1.58
Aug. 7 Min 1.0 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.26 1.62
Aug. 6 Min 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.40 1.61
Aug. 2 KC 0.3 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.55 1.63
Aug. 1 KC 0.7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 - 0 0 0 5.60 1.61
Jul. 29 NYY 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.71 1.62
Jul. 27 @LAD 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 5.77 1.63
Last 14 Games (Team)
1 Games Pitched:  Avg. 0.7 IP/G
0.7 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 13.50 1.50
Last 30 Games (Team)
7 Games Pitched:  Avg. 0.7 IP/G
5.0 7 7 7 3 3 3 0 0 0 0-1 0 0 2 12.60 2.00
Last 60 Games (Team)
20 Games Pitched:  Avg. 0.8 IP/G
15.7 18 12 11 5 9 11 0 1 0 0-1 0 0 3 6.32 1.72

Kevin Jepsen Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20168212724308.333
2015156311832104.235
2014126361025503.219

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2016142231438914.304
201512928920111.172
2014134391320301.167

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201630.0245201175.101.47
201534.3244321312.881.11
201433.7010411543.481.10

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201619.7022151057.321.98
201535.31211271441.781.16
201431.301234801.720.99
Kevin Jepsen 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
2004 19 A CED 27 27 144.3 8.48 4.80 1.77 0.37 74.6% 3.43 3.46 .300
2005 20 A RAN 4 4 12.2 8.11 7.38 1.10 1.48 51.9% 10.66 5.99 .421
2006 21 A A 47 0 50.1 8.26 6.11 1.35 0.36 78.3% 3.58 4.16 .340
2007 22 A RAN 44 0 53.7 8.39 6.37 1.32 0.34 76.3% 4.19 4.11 .368
2008 23 AA ARK 25 0 31.7 9.95 5.12 1.94 0.00 87.5% 1.42 2.69 .288
2008 23 AAA SAL 15 0 23.0 8.22 4.70 1.75 1.17 88.5% 2.35 4.63 .242
2008 23 MAJ LAA 9 0 8.3 7.56 4.32 1.75 0.00 1.25 66.7% 94.3 MPH 4.32 3.01 .327
2009 24 AAA SAL 14 0 18.0 10.00 8.00 1.25 2.00 66.7% 9.00 6.70 .458
2009 24 MAJ LAA 54 0 54.7 7.90 3.13 2.53 0.33 2.08 65% 96.2 MPH 4.94 3.00 .365
2010 25 MAJ LAA 68 0 59.0 9.31 4.42 2.10 0.31 2.30 70.4% 95.7 MPH 3.97 3.15 .330
2011 26 AAA SAL 24 0 28.1 6.41 2.56 2.50 1.28 72.2% 4.45 4.48 .321
2011 26 MAJ LAA 16 0 13.0 4.15 6.23 0.67 1.38 1.87 67.9% 93.7 MPH 7.62 6.58 .383
2012 27 AAA SAL 23 0 25.0 12.60 3.24 3.89 0.36 69.2% 3.24 2.00 .324
2012 27 MAJ LAA 49 0 44.7 7.66 2.42 3.17 0.60 0.81 75% 96.6 MPH 3.02 3.31 .290
2013 28 A+ INL 2 0 1.0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 3.20 .000
2013 28 AAA SAL 2 0 2.0 4.50 9.00 0.50 9.00 50% 13.50 18.20 .000
2013 28 MAJ LAA 45 0 36.0 9.00 3.50 2.57 0.75 1.07 71.2% 95.7 MPH 4.50 3.53 .367
2014 29 MAJ LAA 74 0 65.0 10.38 3.18 3.26 0.55 1.53 76.6% 95.5 MPH 2.63 2.85 .275
2015 30 MAJ TB 46 0 41.7 7.34 4.32 1.70 0.86 1.71 82% 94.4 MPH 2.81 4.26 .264
2015 30 MAJ MIN 29 0 28.0 8.04 2.25 3.57 0.32 1.07 83.3% 94.4 MPH 1.61 2.63 .240
2015  (Multiple Teams) 30 MAJ TB/MIN 75 0 69.7 7.62 3.49 2.19 0.65 1.42 82.4% 94.4 MPH 2.33 3.64 .255
2016 31 MAJ MIN 33 0 30.7 6.46 3.52 1.83 2.05 0.80 70.2% 93.6 MPH 6.16 5.91 .352
2016 31 MAJ TB 25 0 19.0 6.16 4.26 1.44 2.37 0.77 70.8% 93.6 MPH 5.68 6.67 .270
2016  (Multiple Teams) 31 MAJ MIN/TB 58 0 49.7 6.34 3.81 1.67 2.17 0.79 70.4% 93.6 MPH 5.98 6.24 .322
Today's Projections     0 0 .3 5.05 3.92 1.29 1.39 68.6% 5.10 2.20 .280
Next 7 Days     0 0 .9 5.05 3.92 1.29 1.39 68.6% 5.10 5.40 .280
Rest Of Season     0 0 .9 5.05 3.92 1.29 1.39 68.6% 5.10 5.40 .280
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3-Year Averages     64 0 56.9 8.86 3.32 2.67 0.63 77.8% 2.85 3.25 .287
Career     448 0 400.0 8.21 3.56 2.31 0.74 72.4% 3.91 3.67 .316

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2016 Stat Review for Kevin Jepsen    As compared to the top 100 relief pitchers in 2015 (min 55 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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1.67 K/BB
TERRIBLE
6.34 K/9
POOR
3.81 BB/9
WEAK
93.6 MPH Fastball
GOOD
2.2 HR/9
TERRIBLE
0.79 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE FLYBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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5.98 ERA
TERRIBLE
1.67 WHIP
TERRIBLE
6.24 FIP
TERRIBLE
BABIP/Strand

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

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.322 BABIP
HIGH
70.4% Strand Rate
LOW

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Kevin Jepsen: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Jepsen notched his fourth hold with a scoreless, one-strikeout inning against the Blue Jays on Friday.

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Jepsen has allowed eight hits and three runs over 9.1 innings since joining the Rays on July 14.

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Jepsen made the third appearance of his latest Rays tenure in Wednesday's 11-3 victory over the Rockies, giving up an earned run on two hits over an inning while striking out two.

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Jensen re-signed with Tampa Bay on Thursday, Mike Berardino of Pioneer Press reports.

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Jepsen was released by the Twins on Monday and is now a free agent, Dustin Morse of the Minnesota Twins reports.

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Jepsen was designated for assignment Sunday, LaVelle Neal of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

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Jepsen has been removed as Minnesota's closer and the Twins will go with a closer-by-committee that includes Brandon Kintzler and Fernando Abad, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

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Jepsen allowed a hit in the ninth inning, but only needed nine pitches to record the save Thursday against Tampa Bay.

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Jepsen converted his sixth save of the season Sunday versus the Mariners, although he did allow two runs on three hits. He struck out one.

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Jepsen picked up his fifth save of the season Saturday against the Mariners. He allowed a hit and walked one.

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2015

Jepsen came into spring training in 2014 having changed to a three-quarters delivery in order to lower his walk rate, and also began featuring a changeup in place of his cutter in an attempt to have a better success rate against left-handed batters. While his walks actually increased slightly from 2013 (8.5 to 8.9% BB%) the 30-year-old saw a real difference when facing southpaws, as he tallied a .628 OPS against them after allowing an OPS of .865 in 2013. This, combined with the highest strikeout rate of his career (28.9%) allowed Jepsen to pitch to a career-best 2.63 ERA in 65 innings. Jepsen has a fastball that averaged 95.5 mph, but he relied heavily on his newly-cultivated changeup and curveball last season, throwing the No. 1 just 62 percent of the time. Acquired by the Rays during the offseason, Jepsen may be called upon to close out games to begin the season while Jake McGee recovers from elbow surgery.

2014

Jepsen was thought to be one of the top contenders for a setup role last season coming off a strong campaign in 2012, but the hard-throwing right-hander had an injury-plagued campaign, missing more than a month in April with a strained lat muscle before being shut down for good in August due to an emergency appendectomy. Jepsen threw the ball well in 2013, as evidenced by his 9.0 K/9 and 0.8 HR/9 numbers, but was victimized by both a high BABIP (.345) and a strand rate of just 67.6%, leading to a 4.50 ERA. With very few roles in the Angels' bullpen solidly spoken for, Jepsen could conceivably be used in a number of different capacities in 2014, as he is a reliever with an effective skill set who can touch 96 mph with his fastball.

2013

Jepsen had a terrible April last year and spent May and June in the minors, but after getting called back up in July he was able to assert his place in the Angels' bullpen, posting a 1.69 ERA and 1.08 WHIP over 37.2 innings. His strong numbers over that period were backed by solid peripherals, namely a 34:10 K:BB and 0.5 HR/9. Jepsen figures to open the season working as part of the improving bridge to the Angels' closer, although he's now further down the list of options in the ninth inning with the addition of Ryan Madson during the offseason.

2012

After appearing in 122 games out of the Angels bullpen between 2009 and 2010, Jepsen struggled through a rough 2011 season. A 7.62 ERA and dreadful 6:9 K:BB ratio through 16 appearances earned Jepsen a ticket to Triple-A in mid-June, and a knee injury suffered shortly thereafter ended his season in mid-July. Despite last seasonís struggles, Jepsenís history will give him a shot at earning a spot in the bullpen during spring training.

2011

Jepsen pitched a bit better last season than he did in 2009, but his impressive 61:29 K:BB ratio in 59 innings was offset by a 1.407 WHIP. Jepsen, who reaches the upper-90s with his fastball, is a potential closer of the future in Anaheim; but he is also a valuable trade chip that could net the Angels another starter or position player. The Angels have yet to name an official closer, but expect Jepsen to be one of the top setup options in front of the pitcher that wins the job, likely Fernando Rodney.

2010

Jepsen pitched much better than his 4.94 ERA indicated, with a nearly 3.0 K/BB ratio and a great groundball rate. He simply had a lot of hits get through. Jepsen has been a reliever since 2007, but has the skills and size of a starter. There's not much chance that he'll close, but his ERA will come down by a run, making him useful as a staff filler.

2009

Jepsen split last season between Double-A Arkansas and Triple-A Salt Lake but pitched effectively enough in a short major league stint late in the season to be included on the Angelsí opening round playoff roster. Jepsen is a hard-throwing right-hander who struck out 56 batters over 54.2 minor league innings last season while holding opposing batters to a miniscule .204 batting average. Jepsen will turn 25 in the middle of next season, and will either begin 2009 with Salt Lake or in the majors, depending on what happens in spring training. If Jepsen starts the season with Salt Lake, expect him to be among the first guys called up if the Angels need to tweak their bullpen.

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