Mitch Keller Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 2" / 220 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 4/4/1996 (26)
Mitch Keller Season Stats
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Mitch Keller News
Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Mitch Keller (shoulder) was removed from Tuesday's start against the Boston Red Sox after two innings due to right shoulder fatigue. He allowed four runs on five hits and three walks while striking out one across two innings before exiting. The 26-year-old is being evaluated and is considered day-to-day. It's unclear if Keller will miss his next scheduled start on Sunday against the Cincinnati Reds. Keller owns a 4.49 ERA, 1.45 WHIP, and a 92:42 K: BB across 114 1/3 innings in 2022. Stay tuned for further updates
After getting hit hard for the first two months of the 2022 season, Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Mitch Keller appears to be finally putting it all together consistently. In June, Keller is sporting just a 2.38 ERA while allowing just a .250 opponent's batting average in 11 innings of work. A big reason for the uptick from Keller is the use of his sinker, which is generating a 30% put-away percentage and allowing just a .233 OBA. As long as Keller keeps throwing his sinker, the 26-year-old is a viable starting pitching option for standard fantasy league managers.
Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Mitch Keller (thigh) was removed from his spring outing early on Saturday as a precaution due to a left thigh bruise. His status is day-to-day for now. Keller was hit by a comebacker on Saturday while facing the Detroit Tigers, but it sounds like it could have been a lot worse. The 25-year-old right-hander looked good in just five starts in the shortened 2020 season, but things haven't gone well for him in his other two major league seasons. In 23 starts in 2021, Kelly had an ugly 6.17 ERA and 1.79 WHIP with an 8.2 K/9 and 49 walks in 100 2/3 innings pitched for Pittsburgh. Until he shows better results, fantasy managers in shallow mixed leagues can leave him on the waiver wire.
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.