Keegan Akin

Keegan Akin

29-Year-Old PitcherRP
Baltimore Orioles
2024 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Keegan Akin in 2024. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
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#362
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$Signed a one-year, $825,000 contract with the Orioles in November of 2023.
Allows homer but grabs win
PBaltimore Orioles
June 13, 2024
Akin (2-0) allowed two runs on two hits and struck out one over 1.1 innings, picking up a blown save but earning the win and over Atlanta on Wednesday.
ANALYSIS
Akin ended up squandering a two-run lead when he gave up a home run to Matt Olson in the top of the eighth inning. The Orioles got it right back on a Colton Cowser blast in their half of the frame, and Craig Kimbrel closed out the win. Akin has had a mild case of reverse splits this year -- lefties are hitting .245 off the southpaw, while right-handed batters have hit just .206. Overall, he's pitching better to all hitters this season, and he has a 4.13 ERA, 1.19 WHIP and 35:12 K:BB over 32.2 innings in a low-leverage role. Akin may see slightly tougher matchups moving forward, as he is one of two southpaws left in the bullpen, along with Cionel Perez, to cover for the absence of Danny Coulombe (elbow), who is expected to have a relatively short stay on the injured list.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
20
Last 10 Games
22
Last 5 Games
21
How many pitches does Keegan Akin generally throw?
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
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111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
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31-40
 
41-50
 
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121+
 
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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 2022
 
 
-14%
BAA vs LHP
2024
 
 
-1%
BAA vs RHP
2023
 
 
-6%
BAA vs LHP
2022
 
 
-27%
BAA vs LHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2022vs Left .215 271 67 14 54 10 2 4
Since 2022vs Right .251 386 101 29 88 20 1 14
2024vs Left .198 95 27 7 17 4 1 2
2024vs Right .196 121 37 9 21 5 0 4
2023vs Left .326 46 9 0 15 2 1 2
2023vs Right .345 66 18 7 20 4 1 0
2022vs Left .185 130 31 7 22 4 0 0
2022vs Right .254 199 46 13 47 11 0 10
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2022
 
 
-34%
ERA on Road
2024
 
 
-1%
ERA at Home
2023
 
 
-32%
ERA on Road
2022
 
 
-49%
ERA on Road
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2022Home 4.54 1.25 81.1 5 4 0 9.8 2.0 0.9
Since 2022Away 3.01 1.07 77.2 2 1 2 9.2 2.9 1.2
2024Home 3.33 0.95 24.1 2 0 0 11.5 2.2 1.1
2024Away 3.38 1.06 29.1 0 0 0 10.1 3.1 0.9
2023Home 7.90 1.76 13.2 1 2 0 11.9 2.6 1.3
2023Away 5.40 1.80 10.0 1 0 0 8.1 2.7 0.0
2022Home 4.15 1.27 43.1 2 2 0 8.3 1.7 0.6
2022Away 2.11 0.89 38.1 1 1 2 8.7 2.8 1.6
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Stat Review
How does Keegan Akin 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
4.00
 
K/9
10.7
 
BB/9
2.7
 
HR/9
1.0
 
Fastball
93.8 mph
 
ERA
3.35
 
WHIP
1.01
 
BABIP
.268
 
GB/FB
0.89
 
Left On Base
74.6%
 
Exit Velocity
79.9 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
4.8%
 
Spin Rate
2404 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
19.3%
 
Swinging Strike
13.1%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Akin's move to the bullpen worked for both player and team in 2022. He covered 81.2 innings in 45 appearances (one start), posting a 3.20 ERA, 1.09 WHIP and 77:20 K:BB. Those numbers are very solid for a multi-inning reliever, but that role doesn't lend itself to much fantasy value, as he had just two saves, three holds and a 3-3 record. The southpaw made some strides by keeping the ball down better (average launch angle of 7.9), which trimmed his HR/9 to 1.1. He also cut down his BB/9 to 2.2 from 3.8 a year before, when he worked mainly as a starter. With big-name prospects on the horizon, Akin's unlikely to enter the rotation in 2023 barring a massive bite from the injury bug. In deeper fantasy formats, he may have some appeal as a ratio stabilizer with decent strikeout potential, but the lack of saves won't change.
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.
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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Nabs win Thursday
PBaltimore Orioles
May 2, 2024
Akin (1-0) allowed a run on one hit and one walk over 1.1 innings, earning the win Thursday versus the Yankees. He did not record a strikeout.
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Sharp in spring
PBaltimore Orioles
March 5, 2024
Akin has struck out four and walked one without allowing a hit or a run over four innings across three Grapefruit League games.
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Avoids arb with one-year pact
PBaltimore Orioles
November 17, 2023
Akin (back) avoided arbitration with the Orioles on Friday, signing a one-year, $825,000 contract, Jon Heyman of the New York Post reports.
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Transferred to 60-day IL
PBaltimore Orioles
Back
August 23, 2023
Akin (back) was transferred from the 15-day injured list to the 60-day IL on Wednesday, Rich Dubroff of BaltimoreBaseball.com reports.
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Rehab shifts to Triple-A
PBaltimore Orioles
Back
August 3, 2023
Akin (back) joined up with Triple-A Norfolk on Thursday to continue his minor-league rehab assignment, Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com reports.
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Latest Fantasy Rumors
Will remain in rotation
PBaltimore Orioles
September 3, 2021
Akin has earned wins in consecutive outings and will remain in the rotation for the remainder of the season, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.
ANALYSIS
The lefty has simplified his game by pitching exclusively from the stretch and it appears to be working, as he's allowed two earned runs with 11 strikeouts in 12 innings over his last two starts. Manager Brandon Hyde said he wants to keep starting Akin to see how he handles the Orioles' strong competition in September, which includes plenty of games against the Red Sox, Blue Jays and Yankees. Akin's 6.90 ERA through 75.2 innings this season is far from pretty, but it's already down from 7.92 a couple weeks ago and will continue improving if he maintains his recent run of success.
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