Kendall Graveman
Kendall Graveman
29-Year-Old PitcherRP
Seattle Mariners
2020 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Kendall Graveman in 2020. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
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$Signed a one-year, $1.5 million contract with the Mariners in November of 2019. Contract includes $3.5 million team option ($500,000 buyout) for 2021.
Open to continuing as reliever
PSeattle Mariners
September 26, 2020
Graveman, who earned his first victory of the season with a relief win over the Athletics in Game 1 of a doubleheader Saturday, is receptive to continuing to operate out of the bullpen in 2021 after being forced out of the rotation with a benign neck tumor, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports. "So going into this offseason, I don't know if the tumor leaves my body or if I'm healed from it," Graveman said. "But what I do know right now is I'm able to do this and feel great. So that's the mindset going in. If something changes with my body we'll reevaluate, but I feel like I can be a reliever and be a pretty good one."
ANALYSIS
The veteran right-hander has proven highly resilient, as he opened the season as a starter after missing all of last season following Tommy John surgery. The benign tumor was then discovered just two starts into the 2020 campaign, and after some recovery time and assurances from doctors he couldn't do any further damage by continuing to pitch shorter outings, Graveman reinvented himself as a reliever and posted six scoreless efforts in eight appearances. The Mariners have a $3.5 million team option on Graveman for 2021, and he's slated to meet with manager Scott Servais, pitching coach Pete Woodworth and general manager Jerry Dipoto to help determine his future shortly after the season concludes Sunday.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
30
Last 10 Games
24
Last 5 Games
17
How many pitches does Kendall Graveman generally throw?
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2018
 
 
-10%
BAA vs LHP
2020
 
 
-57%
BAA vs LHP
2019
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2018
 
 
-5%
BAA vs RHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2018vs Left .269 107 19 13 25 3 1 3
Since 2018vs Right .298 122 22 7 34 5 2 8
2020vs Left .130 27 6 3 3 0 0 0
2020vs Right .300 44 8 4 12 3 2 2
2019vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018vs Left .314 80 13 10 22 3 1 3
2018vs Right .297 78 14 3 22 2 0 6
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2018
 
 
-14%
ERA at Home
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-78%
ERA at Home
2019
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-28%
ERA on Road
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2018Home 6.65 1.35 23.0 0 3 0 5.1 1.6 2.0
Since 2018Away 7.71 1.71 28.0 1 5 0 9.0 5.1 1.9
2020Home 2.25 1.00 8.0 0 1 0 5.6 3.4 0.0
2020Away 10.38 1.62 8.2 0 2 0 9.3 4.2 2.1
2019Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018Home 9.00 1.53 15.0 0 2 0 4.8 0.6 3.0
2018Away 6.52 1.76 19.1 1 3 0 8.8 5.6 1.9
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Stat Review
How does Kendall Graveman compare to other relievers?
This section compares his stats with all relief pitcher seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 30 innings)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity, Barrels/BBE %, Balls Hit 95+ MPH %, and Spin Rate are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 30 IP). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • K/BB
    Strikeout to walk ratio.
  • K/9
    Average strikeouts per nine innings.
  • BB/9
    Average walks per nine innings.
  • HR/9
    Average home runs allowed per nine innings.
  • Fastball
    Average fastball velocity.
  • ERA
    Earned run average. The average earned runs allowed per nine innings.
  • WHIP
    Walks plus hits per inning pitched.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many balls in play against a pitcher go for hits.
  • GB/FB
    Groundball to flyball ratio. The higher the number, the more likely a pitcher is to induce groundballs.
  • Left On Base
    The percentage of base runners that a pitcher strands on base over the course of a season.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Barrels/BBE
    The percentage of batted ball events resulting in a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
  • Spin Rate
    Spin Rate is the rate of spin on a baseball after it is released. It is measured in revolutions per minute (rpm).
  • Balls Hit 95+ MPH
    The percentage of batted balls hit that met or exceeded the 95 MPH threshold.
  • Swinging Strike
    The percentage of pitches that result in a swing and a miss.
K/BB
1.88
 
K/9
7.2
 
BB/9
3.9
 
HR/9
1.0
 
Fastball
94.8 mph
 
ERA
5.79
 
WHIP
1.23
 
BABIP
.257
 
GB/FB
1.73
 
Left On Base
49.5%
 
Exit Velocity
86.8 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
3.3%
 
Spin Rate
2238 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
28.9%
 
Swinging Strike
7.3%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Graveman rattled off four straight quality starts with a combined 2.25 ERA to start 2017, flashing a lethal sinker with tantalizing velocity, but he faded in May and proceeded to miss nearly three months with shoulder inflammation. The right-hander would again tease promise with a 2.14 ERA over his final four starts of September. Perhaps more tinkering can take him to another level, considering he's already one of baseball's best starting pitchers at inducing groundballs (51.2 percent last year) -- unsurprising, considering he threw a sinker more than any other hurler with 100-plus innings. However, he still lags in strikeouts (a sub-average 6.0 K/9 last year) and contact-based profiles hardly gel with poor defenses like the Athletics'. Though he might luck into his first sub-4.00 ERA, anyone rostering him for 2018 should optimally use him as a home stream and tread carefully when expecting anything more.
Graveman, part of the ragtag crew that was brought into the Oakland organization via the Josh Donaldson deal two years ago, finally began to bring some value in 2016, chewing 186 innings of league-average run prevention. The sinkerballer was supposed to keep the ball in the yard, yet in his first 306.1 innings of big league ball Graveman has coughed up 1.1 HR/9 (roughly league average). The strikeout rate was already an issue coming into last season, but it decreased further and his 13.7 percent frequency just doesn't cut it in today's strikeout-laden environment. Oddly, this happened in conjunction with an uptick of velocity on his 60-percent frequency sinker, shooting up from 91.9 mph in 2015 to 93.5 mph last season. He also limited the walks, but the run-prevention numbers remained largely the same despite the improvement in baseline skills, and in the end, what you see is what you get with Graveman: a pitcher who crosses his fingers for a league-average ERA and lacks the upside to appeal to those in standard leagues.
Graveman was one of the young pitchers acquired by the A's from Toronto in the blockbuster Josh Donaldson trade. After earning a job in the rotation to start the year with an exceptional spring, Graveman had a seven-run meltdown in his first Oakland start, but then settled in nicely and sported a 3.16 ERA over his first 13 starts. He tired down the stretch and stumbled in a big way his last eight starts, allowing 25 runs and seven homers in 38.2 innings. Graveman does not profile as a high strikeout guy, as his fastball sits just under 91 mph and he only has a 6.1 K/9 in the majors. He developed a cutter in 2014 that contributed to his rapid rise through the Jays organization, and the A's hope his ability to limit walks and flyballs in the first half of the season will re-surface with an offseason of rest. The A's rotation is wide open heading into 2016, and Graveman could certainly win one of the five slots in spring training.
Graveman began his 2014 campaign at Low-A Lansing, but progressed through three more minor league levels to earn a callup from the Jays during the second half of the season. A big part of his fast move through the system last season has been attributed to Graveman's discovery of a cutter. He started until he reached the big leagues, showing good control (career 5.3 BB%) and inducing an extremely high groundball rate (58.3%) during his ascent through the Toronto system. The A's acquired him as part of the Josh Donaldson blockbuster with Toronto in November. While Graveman initially appeared to be ticketed for bullpen work with the A's, he pitched his way into the back of the rotation after allowing one earned run over 21.2 innings in Cactus League play.
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Heavy use in September
PSeattle Mariners
September 21, 2020
Graveman, who fired a scoreless inning during which he allowed one hit and no walks in an extra-innings loss to the Padres on Sunday, has logged appearances in three of the past four days and on seven occasions overall since returning from a neck injury Sept. 4.
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Takes loss in relief
PSeattle Mariners
September 17, 2020
Graveman (0-3) allowed three runs on two hits and a walk in two-thirds of an inning Thursday, as the Mariners fell to the Giants 6-4.
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Notches second hold
PSeattle Mariners
September 7, 2020
Graveman was credited with his second hold in Sunday's win over the Rangers, allowing a hit over a scoreless eighth inning.
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Impressive in return
PSeattle Mariners
September 5, 2020
Graveman, who was credited with his first hold in Friday's win against the Rangers, made a strong impression on manager Scott Servais in the veteran's first appearance since being activated from the injured list, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports. "Kendall Graveman was electric," Servais said. "His stuff was awesome. We saw that type of velocity at times when he was starting. We didn't know what we'd get out of the 'pen tonight. He was amped up, as he should have been, and I'm just really happy for him."
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Back from injured list
PSeattle Mariners
September 1, 2020
Graveman was activated off the 10-day injured list Tuesday, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports.
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