Brad Keller Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 5" / 255 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 7/27/1995 (25)
Brad Keller Season Stats
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Brad Keller News
Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Brad Keller suffered his fifth loss of the season in Wednesday's game against the Los Angeles Angels. Keller pitched 5 1/3 innings and allowed eight hits, four walks and five earned runs while recording four strikeouts. This was Keller's worst start in quite awhile as he had given up three or fewer earned runs in each of his previous eight starts. He is now 6-5 with a 5.75 ERA and 1.75 WHIP on the year. He'll look to shake off this rough outing in his next trip to the mound against the Detroit Tigers on Monday.
Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Brad Keller had a solid outing against the Minnesota Twins on Friday. Keller pitched five innings and allowed seven hits, no walks and two earned runs while striking out five. He earned the win to improve to 6-4 on the year. Keller has been slowly coming around after his dreadful April, where he had a 9.00 ERA. He posted a 3.86 ERA in May and hasn't allowed more than three earned runs in eight consecutive starts now. His next outing will be on Wednesday against the Los Angeles Angels.
Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Brad Keller had a mixed bag outing on Sunday against the Minnesota Twins, but he did enough to earn his fifth win of the year. Keller pitched five innings and allowed five hits, four walks and three earned runs while striking out six. He has now earned the win in three of his past four starts. He has been slowly turning his season around after an abysmal April in which he posted a 9.00 ERA over five starts. His next start will be on Saturday, again facing the Twins.
Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Brad Keller had a strong 2020 season, but still seems to be undervalued by fantasy managers. It's easy to doubt Keller, after all, he threw just 54 2/3 innings last year. His numbers are skewed by a complete-game shutout and everyone knows Keller's 2.47 ERA should regress because his skill-based ERA metrics - a 4.82 SIERA and a 4.33 xFIP - suggest he got lucky last season. A career-low .233 BABIP and an unsustainable 5.1 percent home run to fly ball ratio also scream regression is coming for Keller. The interesting thing with Keller, however, is he can take a step back and still be useful in fantasy. The former Rule 5 draft pick has been a staple in the Royals' rotation since 2018 and Kansas City will lean on Keller to eat innings. Keller is a risky starter in fantasy as he won't rack up strikeouts, but he is a master of the ground ball with a 52.1 percent career ground ball rate and a career launch angle of just 8.1 degrees. The 25-year-old isn't a must-roster player in all leagues, but an average draft position of 285th overall is overcorrecting for expected regression. Target Keller as early as 250th overall as he has plenty of sleeper appeal, especially in leagues that reward innings and quality starts.