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Royals | Ian Kennedy serves up two more HRs

Tue, 21 Jun 2016 19:58:43 -0700

Kansas City Royals SP Ian Kennedy allowed two solo home runs over four innings in a loss Tuesday, June 21, against the New York Mets. He walked one and struck out two batters as his ERA moved up to 4.19.

Fantasy Tip: Kennedy's overall numbers aren't terrible, as he is 5-6 with a 4.19 ERA and 1.24 WHIP. But he has served up 18 home runs in 81 2/3 innings this season, including 10 homers in 22 1/3 innings in four starts in the month of June. That simply will not do. Still, he is useful in most AL-only fantasy leagues, but mixed leaguers will likely want to shy away from him until he learns to keep the ball in the park.

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Royals | Ian Kennedy defeats Cleveland

Wed, 15 Jun 2016 20:44:54 -0700

Kansas City Royals SP Ian Kennedy (5-5) allowed four runs on five hits over 6 2/3 innings in a victory over the Cleveland Indians Wednesday, June 15, with two walks and six strikeouts.

Fantasy Tip: Kennedy had allowed 12 runs over 11 2/3 innings in his previous two starts but was able to record his first victory since May 7, snapping a streak of six winless outings. However, his inconsistency makes him a risky play in all formats, so he is not a recommended option for his next appearance versus the New York Mets Tuesday, June 21.

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Royals | Ian Kennedy not good in June

Wed, 15 Jun 2016 14:35:36 -0700

Kansas City Royals SP Ian Kennedy has allowed 12 earned runs and six home runs in 11 2/3 innings in June, and he had just one strikeout in his last outing. Kennedy is 4-5 with a 4.06 ERA on the season.

Fantasy Tip: Kennedy has had an up-and-down season for KC in his first year with them. His strikeout numbers are his best asset (8.4 K/9) for fantasy owners, but his 3.2 walks per nine innings is what has gotten him in trouble. He's a risk-reward start tonight against the Tribe and is more of a matchup play in deep mixed leagues.

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Royals | Ian Kennedy pitches around walks

Tue, 31 May 2016 04:53:29 -0700

Kansas City Royals SP Ian Kennedy walked a season-high five but allowed just three hits and one unearned run while striking out six over six innings in a no-decision against the Tampa Bay Rays Monday, May 30.

Fantasy Tip: Aside from a couple of rough outings, Kennedy has been a dependable starter and a solid source of strikeouts. He should be owned in most mixed leagues.

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Royals | Ian Kennedy bounces back

Wed, 18 May 2016 17:32:25 -0700

Kansas City Royals SP Ian Kennedy bounced back from his worst start of the season in his outing Wednesday, May 18, versus the Boston Red Sox. He worked 5 2/3 innings, surrendering two runs on six hits and one walk, while striking out a season-high nine batters.

Fantasy Tip: Impressively, that's now the sixth time in eight tries that the right-hander has surrendered two runs or less. This was a key outing also, as Kennedy was able to get back on track after yielding a season-high seven runs at New York his last time out. Given his overall numbers and the fact that he's averaging more than a strikeout per inning, Kennedy is someone to start regularly in just about all leagues.

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Royals | Ian Kennedy struggles against Yanks

Thu, 12 May 2016 19:10:07 -0700

Kansas City Royals SP Ian Kennedy (4-3) allowed seven runs on five hits over 6 1/3 innings in a loss to the New York Yankees Thursday, May 12, with six walks and three strikeouts.

Fantasy Tip: This was by far Kennedy's worst start of 2016, after he had thrown five quality starts in his previous six games entering play Thursday. His ERA for the season jumped from 2.13 to 3.25 as a result of this disastrous outing but he will look to right the ship in his next start against the Boston Red Sox Tuesday, May 17.

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Royals | Ian Kennedy tosses seven scoreless

Sat, 07 May 2016 17:38:26 -0700

Kansas City Royals SP Ian Kennedy allowed four hits while walking two and striking out six over seven scoreless innings in a win over the Cleveland Indians Saturday, May 7.

Fantasy Tip: Kennedy has now allowed two runs or less in five of his six starts this year, and he has 35 strikeouts in 38 innings. There is no reason he should be sitting on waivers.

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Mariners | Norichika Aoki takes a seat

Sun, 01 May 2016 12:22:59 -0700

Seattle Mariners OF Norichika Aoki is not in the lineup on Sunday, May 01, against Kansas City Royals SP Ian Kennedy. SS Ketel Marte will replace Aoki atop the order, while OF Seth Smith will take his spot in left field. 2B Robinson Cano will fill the designated hitter role for the first time this season, while 2B Luis Sardinas will get a rare start at second base.

Fantasy Tip: Cano has started out slowly for the second straight season in terms of batting average (.226), but his power (eight homers, 24 RBI) is carrying fantasy owners at the moment. Conversely, Aoki has struggled mightily in his first season with Seattle and can be ignored in most formats until he is able to get his batting average more than 10 or so points above the Mendoza line.

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Royals | Ian Kennedy turns in strong outing

Thu, 14 Apr 2016 20:24:18 -0700

Kansas City Royals SP Ian Kennedy allowed one run on two hits while walking two and striking out seven in seven innings in a win over the Houston Astros Thursday, April 14.

Fantasy Tip: Kennedy has allowed just one run through his first two starts while striking out 14. He is off to a fast start in his first season with the Royals, and his solid strikeout numbers make him worth picking up in all formats if available.

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Royals | Ian Kennedy delivers for new club

Sat, 09 Apr 2016 20:11:37 -0700

Kansas City Royals SP Ian Kennedy threw 6 2/3 scoreless innings in a win over the Minnesota Twins Saturday, April 9, allowing five hits and a walk and striking out seven.

Fantasy Tip: The move to Kansas City this offseason was a big upgrade for Kennedy, and at the very least, he is worth a look in AL-only leagues due to his respectable strikeout numbers.

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