Mitch Keller Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 2" / 220 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 4/4/1996 (25)
Mitch Keller Season Stats
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Mitch Keller News
Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Mitch Keller allowed six hits while striking out eight over six scoreless during Thursday's 6-5 loss to the Chicago Cubs. He did not walk a batter and did not factor into the decision. The 25-year-old bounced back on Thursday, shutting down the Cubs over six innings after surrendering seven runs in his previous start. Keller threw 89 pitches, landing 64 for strikes. He now has allowed two earned runs or less each in three of his last four starts. The Pirates right-hander owns a 6.23 ERA, 1.74 WHIP, and a 76:38 K: BB over 78 innings in 2021. Keller will look to build on Thursday's impressive performance in next week's start against the Detroit Tigers. Fantasy managers in deep-league formats can use Keller as a streamer.
Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Mitch Keller tossed five scoreless innings against the Cardinals on Friday, allowing six hits and one walk while striking out six in a 4-0 win over St. Louis. Keller has looked good in back-to-back starts now, as he has combined to allow two runs on 15 hits and two walks while striking out nine over 9 1/3 innings of work against Milwaukee and St. Louis. Walks had been the biggest issue for Keller during his early season struggles, posting a 12.7 percent walk rate over 47 1/3 innings pitched. But since being recalled at the beginning of August, Keller has now posted a 6.8 percent walk rate across 19 1/3 innings of work. He could be a potential matchup-dependent streaming option in deeper formats to close out the season, and he should have a decent matchup in his next outing with Arizona.
Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Mitch Keller took the loss on Sunday, allowing four runs on eight hits while striking out two over five innings of work in a 15-4 loss to the Phillies. While not an optimal result, there was still some signs of improvement from Keller on Sunday, as it marked the first time since April that he did not allow a walk in an outing. It's possible that there could be better days ahead for Keller, but until we see some consistency from him, he should remain on the waiver wire in all formats.
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.