Keegan Akin
Keegan Akin
26-Year-Old PitcherSP
Baltimore Orioles
2021 Fantasy Outlook
Akin has mostly flown under the radar as a prospect despite posting impressive strikeout numbers in the minors. The southpaw whiffed at least a batter per inning each minor-league season while ascending to Triple-A in four years and registered a collective 9.9 K/9 over that span. He also tallied a less-inspiring 3.78 ERA and 1.33 WHIP thanks in large part to control issues (4.1 BB/9). Akin got his first taste of the majors in 2020 and performed respectably, finishing with a 4.56 ERA and 1.44 WHIP over 25.2 innings. Those numbers aren't exactly impressive, but there's reason for excitement in his 3.27 FIP and 12.3 K/9. Akin has learned to better mix up his pitches as he has developed, which should aid in his ability to retire big-league hitters. He started six of his eight appearances last season and could be destined for a back-end rotation spot for Baltimore in 2021. Read Past Outlooks
RANKSFrom Preseason
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$Signed a one-year contract with the Orioles in March of 2021.
Takes 10th loss
PBaltimore Orioles
September 18, 2021
Akin (2-10) allowed four runs on six hits and three walks with no strikeouts in four-plus innings, taking the loss versus Boston on Friday.
ANALYSIS
The southpaw took a step back after a quality start in his last appearance. It was the second time in his last three outings he completed only four innings. Akin has struggled in his first full major-league season with a 6.93 ERA, 1.61 WHIP and 76:39 K:BB across 89.2 innings. He's projected for a road start in Philadelphia next week.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
73
Last 10 Games
74
Last 5 Games
90
How many pitches does Keegan Akin generally throw?
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
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111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
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121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
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111-120
 
121+
What part of the game does Keegan Akin generally pitch?
 
 
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2019
 
 
-6%
BAA vs RHP
2021
 
 
-8%
BAA vs RHP
2020
 
 
-9%
BAA vs LHP
2019
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BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2019vs Left .296 125 31 8 34 7 1 4
Since 2019vs Right .278 382 76 40 93 21 1 14
2021vs Left .312 102 24 7 29 6 1 4
2021vs Right .286 304 52 32 76 15 1 13
2020vs Left .227 23 7 1 5 1 0 0
2020vs Right .250 78 24 8 17 6 0 1
2019vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2019
 
 
-33%
ERA at Home
2021
 
 
-22%
ERA at Home
2020
 
 
-65%
ERA at Home
2019
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ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2019Home 5.00 1.31 54.0 2 4 0 9.2 3.5 1.0
Since 2019Away 7.41 1.78 58.1 1 8 0 8.0 4.2 1.9
2021Home 5.98 1.40 40.2 1 4 0 8.2 3.3 1.1
2021Away 7.71 1.78 49.0 1 6 0 7.2 4.4 2.2
2020Home 2.03 1.05 13.1 1 0 0 12.2 4.1 0.7
2020Away 5.79 1.82 9.1 0 2 0 12.5 2.9 0.0
2019Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Keegan Akin compare to other starting pitchers?
This section compares his stats with all starting pitcher seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 120 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 120 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
1.95
 
K/9
7.6
 
BB/9
3.9
 
HR/9
1.7
 
Fastball
92.1 mph
 
ERA
6.93
 
WHIP
1.61
 
BABIP
.332
 
GB/FB
0.86
 
Left On Base
62.4%
 
Exit Velocity
81.6 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
5.8%
 
Spin Rate
2252 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
23.1%
 
Swinging Strike
10.1%
 
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2017 Fantasy Outlook
A polished 21-year-old lefty out of Western Michigan, Akin is a strike thrower whose best pitch is his fastball, though his changeup has improved dramatically, and he can even mix in a slider now and again. After being drafted in the second round of last year's draft, Akin had a successful stint for Aberdeen in the short-season New York-Penn League. Opposing batters hit a putrid .161 against him. The continued development of his changeup and slider will go a long ways towards determining Akin's future path. He could still end up in the bullpen, but for now, Akin will continue his development as a starter. Akin will likely begin the 2017 campaign at Low-A, though he could advance quickly with a fast start.
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Takes loss despite quality start
PBaltimore Orioles
September 12, 2021
Akin (2-9) allowed three earned runs on three hits and two walks while striking out three across six innings, taking the loss in Game 2 of Saturday's doubleheader against the Blue Jays.
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Starting Game 2 on Saturday
PBaltimore Orioles
September 11, 2021
Akin will start Game 2 of Saturday's doubleheader against the Blue Jays, Steve Melewski of MASNSports.com reports.
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No-decision versus Yankees
PBaltimore Orioles
September 5, 2021
Akin allowed four runs on three hits and two walks while striking out five in four innings in a no-decision versus the Yankees on Sunday.
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Collects second win
PBaltimore Orioles
September 1, 2021
Akin (2-8) picked up the win in Tuesday's 4-2 victory over the Blue Jays, allowing one run on two hits and three walks over five innings. He struck out five.
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Dominates Angels
PBaltimore Orioles
August 26, 2021
Akin (1-8) allowed one earned run on three hits and two walks while striking out six across seven innings to earn the win Thursday against the Angels.
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