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Ian Kennedy | Starting Pitcher

Team: San Diego Padres
Age / DOB:  (29) / 12/19/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 190
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Ian Kennedy gave up eight hits and three runs over 5 2/3 innings in Sunday's win over the Diamondbacks.
Against his former team, Kennedy wasn't overly effective -- he allowed eight hits and walked three on the day -- but he was able to earn his 10th win. It's the third time in the last four seasons Kennedy has reached double-digit wins. Kennedy has a 3.75 ERA and 174/57 K/BB ratio over 163 innings, and he'll meet up with the Dodgers on Saturday. Aug 24 - 9:10 PM

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Ian Kennedy was blasted for six runs (five earned) over five innings in a loss to the Dodgers on Tuesday night.

The Dodgers didn't take Kennedy out of the yard, but they were quite content to make the evening miserable on him within the confines of Dodger Stadium. Chief amongst those hitting the balls on the screws were Matt Kemp and Justin Turner, each of whom doubled twice. You could be forgiven for not having seen this stinker coming: Kennedy came into the game 4-1 with a 2.57 ERA over his last eight starts. We do know, however, that the right-hander hates facing Los Angeles, having gone 0-3 with a 6.51 ERA in his previous six outings against them. While you're advised to avoid him in any matchup across from the Dodgers, Kennedy is a useful fantasy hurler against most everybody else. He will take a 3.72 ERA, 1.26 WHIP, and 168/54 K/BB ratio into this weekend's start in Arizona.
Aug 20 - 1:41 AM

Ian Kennedy earned his ninth win, relenting three runs over six innings as the Padres defeated the Rockies 5-3 on Wednesday.

Since the beginning of July, Kennedy has allowed three or fewer runs in seven of eight starts. However, he hasn't exactly been an innings-eater, going beyond the sixth inning only twice in that span of time. On Wednesday, the Rockies scratched out six hits, including a D.J. LeMahieu solo home run, while drawing two walks and fanning eight times. Kennedy will take a 3.54 ERA, 1.25 WHIP, and 163/52 K/BB ratio into next week's start against the Dodgers on the road.
Aug 13 - 9:59 PM

Ian Kennedy allowed two runs (one earned) over six innings in a loss to the Pirates on Friday.

Kennedy held the Pirates scoreless after the first inning, but he simply didn't get much help from his offense with Vance Worley on the hill for Pittsburgh. He struck out five and walked three in the loss and now sits at 8-10 with a 3.51 ERA across 24 starts this season. He'll face the Rockies next week at home, which is a very favorable matchup in fantasy leagues.
Aug 8 - 10:07 PM

Ian Kennedy held the Braves to one run in five innings Saturday in his return to the rotation.

Kennedy missed his previous start with oblique soreness. He was unusually wild tonight, walking five, but he struck out seven and allowed just two hits.
Aug 3 - 1:24 AM

A source tells FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal that the Royals, Pirates, Marlins "and others" are in on Ian Kennedy.

Rosenthal also notes the right-hander isn't a certainty to be dealt at the deadline. The Padres would have incentive to hold onto him, as Kennedy still has another year of arbitration before becoming a free agent. Still, he's having a great year and the Padres would likely be better dealing him for players who will be peaking closer to when they're ready to contend. Stay tuned.
Jul 30 - 6:28 PM

Chad Jennings of the LoHud Yankees Blog was told that the Yankees' interest in Ian Kennedy was "medium."

Chris Cotillo of MLBDailyDish.com reported last week that the Yankees were "not being aggressive" in their pursuit of Kennedy. There's also been a feeling that the Padres might prefer to hang on to Kennedy, who is under team control next season. Kennedy is currently out with an oblique injury but is expected to rejoin the rotation on Saturday.
Jul 30 - 12:59 PM

Ian Kennedy (oblique) is expected to return to the Padres' rotation on Saturday versus the Braves.

Kennedy was scratched from his scheduled turn Monday due to soreness in his left oblique, but it's not a major concern. He is expected to throw a side session on Wednesday. Jason Lane will start in his place for the Padres on Monday afternoon at Turner Field in Atlanta.
Jul 28 - 11:08 AM

Ian Kennedy will not make his scheduled start on Monday versus the Braves due to left oblique soreness.

Kennedy is not expected to require a disabled list stint, but he'll have one turn skipped. It's poor timing, of course, given that the Padres are considering trading the right-hander before the deadline. Jason Lane will start in Kennedy's place.
Jul 27 - 2:55 PM

Chris Cotillo of MLBDailyDish.com reports that the Yankees "are not being aggressive" in their pursuit of Ian Kennedy.

It essentially backs up what CBS Sports' Jon Heyman said, as Heyman noted Thursday night that while the Yanks like Kennedy, they're not prepared to give up both third base prospect Eric Jagielo and pitching prospect Ian Clarkin for him. That was the proposed package that ESPN's Jim Bowden reported, but it would be a steep price given that they were the Yankees' two first-round picks last season. San Diego is listening on Kennedy, but he's under control next season so they don't feel obligated to move him now.
Jul 25 - 9:35 AM

ESPN's Jim Bowden reports that the Yankees and Padres are discussing a trade that would send Ian Kennedy to New York in exchange for third base prospect Eric Jagielo and pitching prospect Ian Clarkin.

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman says that the Yankees are indeed interested in Kennedy but not if it means giving up both Jagielo and Clarkin. It would be Kennedy's second stint in New York if the trade did go through, as he was drafted by the Yanks and spent his first three big league seasons there. Needless to say, it would be just about the worse-case scenario for his fantasy value going from Petco Park to Yankee Stadium. Kennedy is making $6.1 million this season and is eligible for arbitration for a final time this winter.
Jul 24 - 11:04 PM

According to CBS Sports' Jon Heyman, the Padres "have sent word to some teams that they would need to be overwhelmed to trade" starting pitcher Ian Kennedy.

This could be a negotiating ploy on the part of the Padres, or it might just be serious. Kennedy is under contractual control (via arbitration) through the 2015 season, so the San Diego front office can slow-play this and wait for the best offer -- even if it doesn't come until this winter or next summer. The 29-year-old right-hander owns an impressive 3.66 ERA, 1.22 WHIP, and 143/42 K/BB ratio in 135 1/3 innings (22 starts) this season.
Source: CBS Sports
Jul 24 - 11:17 AM

According to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports, the Pirates and Royals each had scouts on hand to watch Padres right-hander Ian Kennedy on Friday.

The Pirates are in the market for rotation and bullpen help, while Rosenthal notes that the Royals are simply keeping all of their options open. With the Huston Street trade completed on Friday, expect the Padres to be very active in the coming days as they deal several other veterans who don't fit into the team's long-term vision.
Jul 19 - 12:53 PM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Padres and Angels "do not match up" for Ian Kennedy.

Rosenthal notes that the two clubs are still talking about a possible deal involving Huston Street. Kennedy figures to be one of the better pitchers moved this month, but the Angels have a barren farm system and don't want to trade major league pieces in order to get something done.
Jul 16 - 3:01 PM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Angels are targeting Padres starter Ian Kennedy.

Anaheim has also been in talks with the still-under-construction San Diego front office about closer Huston Street. Kennedy, 29, has registered an exceptional 3.47 ERA, 1.19 WHIP, and 133/34 K/BB ratio across 124 1/3 innings (20 starts) this season for the Padres. According to the pitching metric xFIP, he ranks better this year than guys like Max Scherzer, Adam Wainwright, and Jeff Samardzija. Kennedy is arbitration-eligible through 2015, so the Friars will probably want a fairly substantial return package.
Source: FOX Sports
Jul 14 - 8:53 AM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yasmani Grandal
2Rene Rivera
1B1Yonder Alonso
2Tommy Medica
2B1Jedd Gyorko
SS1Everth Cabrera
2Alexi Amarista
3B1Chris Nelson
2Yangervis Solarte
LF1Carlos Quentin
2Rymer Liriano
CF1Will Venable
2Cameron Maybin
RF1Seth Smith
2Jake Goebbert
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Andrew Cashner
2Ian Kennedy
3Tyson Ross
4Eric Stults
5Odrisamer Despaigne
6Joe Wieland
7Casey Kelly
8Josh Johnson
9Cory Luebke
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Joaquin Benoit
2Kevin Quackenbush
3Dale Thayer
4Nick Vincent
5Alex Torres
6Tim Stauffer
7Troy Patton
8Blaine Boyer
9Frank Garces