Mitch Keller Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 2" / 210 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 4/4/1996 (25)
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Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Mitch Keller struggled again on the mound on Thursday, allowing four runs on five hits and three walks over 2 2/3 innings of work in a 6-3 loss to the Dodgers. It was the second outing in a row in which Keller failed to pitch three full innings, as he is now 3-7 on the year with a 7.04 ERA over 47 1/3 innings. Until Keller can put together consecutive good performances, he should not be viewed as an option in any format.
Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Mitch Keller (COVID-19) was placed on the COVID-19 injured list on Sunday, according to Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. This move comes two days after Keller exited his start due to what was announced as a heat-related illness, but when asked manager Derek Shelton could not comment on whether that illness was related to Keller's placement on the IL Sunday. Keller has been wildly inconsistent this season, going 3-6 with a 6.65 ERA and 48 strikeouts in 44 2/3 innings of work. The only way Keller should be considered rosterable is if managers are looking for strikeouts and are punting on ERA and WHIP.
Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Mitch Keller struggled on Friday against the Marlins, allowing two runs on two hits and three walks while striking out two over two innings of work in a 9-2 victory. Keller threw 27 of 45 pitches for strikes in the outing, as he posted his shortest start of the season. He had looked like he might be figuring things out on the mound after tossing five shutout innings against Colorado in his last start, but once again we see the inconsistency that has plagued Keller throughout his career. For now, it's difficult to imagine any format in which Keller should be rostered.
Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Mitch Keller had a stat line that would make you dizzy. A simple glance at select statistics could have you heading in the wrong direction as it was an all-or-nothing year for him. Keller compiled a 2.91 ERA in five starts across 21 innings. However, he had extreme favorable luck (.104 BABIP) and a phenomenal strand rate (93%), neither of which are sustainable. One thing that will invoke a stank face is a -2.3% K-BB. Keller could not maintain his 2019 second half strikeout rate (30%), as his four-seamer and curveball were less effective at the task resulting in an 18% K rate. It was his walk rate (20.7%) that made things disproportionate. Admittedly, eight of his 18 walks came in his last start versus Cleveland. The Pirates rotation is in such a state that Keller will have a spot despite his ups and downs. If he can get his Barrel, walk, and Swinging Strike rates back to 2019 levels without any extreme luck and strand regression, Keller could be a serviceable streamer option. That is a lot of ifs. Even at an ADP of 311, Keller is a risky choice. It might be wise to let someone else deal with the rollercoaster of his development.