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Ian Kennedy (SP)

San Diego Padres - 44% owned

Bats: R, Throws: R

Ian Kennedy goes six innings giving up three runs against the Cardinals. He allowed eight base runners (seven hits and a HBP) while striking out four.

Fantasy Impact: He has been pitching better lately but it is hard to trust him to stay that good. Own him in a medium league.


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For the second straight outing, Ian Kennedy had a game with a wide gap in value between reality and fantasy. He went five innings giving up four runs but only one was earned. He allowed five hits/walks while striking out five.

Fantasy Impact: This was his fourth straight outing allowing only one earned run. If he keeps this up, he is worth starting in medium leagues. Just be aware that he is risky given the way the earlier starts this season went.


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Ian Kennedy went six innings giving up six runs but only one of the runs was earned. Nine base runners reached (five hits and four walks) while he struck out six.

Fantasy Impact: In terms of reality, he gave up six runs and lost the game. Luckily for his owners, most leagues only count earned runs so in those leagues, this was a solid outing. If he continues his recent run of strong outings, he could become a solid pitcher for medium sized leagues as he has had a few good seasons sprinkled into the course of his career.


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The San Diego Padres needed a strong outing to try to stop the momentum of the recent slide. Ian Kennedy delivered on Thursday. He went six innings giving up only one run. He held them to five base runners (four hits and a walk) while striking out four.

Fantasy Impact: Kennedy's numbers still look bad, but he has been much better over the past four outings. If this continues, he could become a solid pitcher for medium sized leagues as he has had a few good seasons sprinkled into the course of his career.


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Ian Kennedy goes seven innings allowing one run. He allowed five base runners (four hits and a walk) while striking out four.

Fantasy Impact: Outside of the pitch that Grandal that was hit into the seats, Kennedy controlled the game. He did not get the win but it was a great outing and gives hope to his owners.


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Kennedy went five innings allowing three runs and eight base runners (eight hits) to go with his six strikeouts. He left the game trailing but the Padres rallied late to leave him with a no-decision.

Fantasy Impact: This was a mediocre performance. It is unlikely to destroy anyone's fantasy match-up but it was not the outing most were looking for. The one saving grace for fantasy owners is that if you play in a league with a cap on your IP, he gained six K's while only costing you five innings. He is still a hold for your bench in most leagues.


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Ian Kennedy bounced back from his rough outing last time with a 6 IP 2 ER performance Tuesday in a 7-2 victory over the Mets to capture his 3rd win.

Fantasy Impact: His 6 Ks with only 2 BB and 6 hits is a solid outing for the veteran. He should be owned in most leagues larger than 10 teams, but should be started with caution. Until he starts showing more consistency, he is a match up dependent starter at best, but one who is worth stashing in case he returns to the 207 K, sub-4.00 ERA SP he was last season.


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Ian Kennedy allowed seven earned runs on seven hits in 3 2/3 innings on Thursday against Pittsburgh. He also walked two and struckout five in the outing.

Fantasy Impact: Kennedy gave up a whopping three homers in the game, one in each of the first three innings, accounting for six of the seven runs. Kennedy's ERA is up over 7.00 now, as he has proven to be completely incompetent this season. Don't use him unless you have to, such as a deep NL-Only league.


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Ian Kennedy returned to the rotation thinking he was ready to go. Well after 4 1/3 innings and an 11-8 loss to the Dodgers on Saturday night, Kennedy may need some bullpen work before getting into the regular rotation. He gave up 8 runs and three home-runs. His location and his rhythm just seemed off as the Dodgers hitters took advantage in a big way. Kennedy commented after looking over the video of his outing. "I didn't execute a lot of my pitches. And when I started falling behind [in the count], the pitches I tried to locate, I didn't locate them as well," Kennedy said. In the game tape Kennedy saw his upper-body was off which in turn was messing up with his throwing mechanics, an old behavior of his. "It's one of those things I've done in the past, I'm trying to get away from. Last year, it was an inning or two or a pitch here and there. I've got it pretty much figured out what it was," Kennedy said.

Fantasy Impact: Ian Kennedy remains a high risk/high reward type of pitcher for all you fantasy owners out there. If you have him, be weary and may be better to bench him for awhile. If he is on your waiver-wires, think twice about bringing him onto your every day rosters. If you have an empty bench slot, then maybe worth picking up. 8 runs was the most Kennedy's has given up since he gave up 10 against the Cardinals in June of 2013. So this is NOT a normal trend for Kennedy.


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Ian Kennedy finished his required rehab by throwing a side session on Wednesday. If Kennedy responds well on Thursday, then all signs are set for his return to the rotation Saturday vs the Los Angeles Dodgers. Manager Bud Black commented on Kennedy's rehab work. "Ian's side was good," manager Bud Black said. "He came out of it fine. We'll see how he is [Thursday], and make sure he's fine." With no starter penciled in for Saturday, Black reinforced the teams stance. "It'll be Kennedy or Despaigne," Black said. "You wouldn't be wrong speculating either. But you wouldn't be wrong if you speculated Kennedy a little more." (Source:

Fantasy Impact: Odrisamer Despaigne has filled in, going 2-0 with a 1.89 ERA in 13 2/3 innings. Those numbers will go back into the bullpen if Kennedy is ready to start Saturday vs the Dodgers. As for Kennedy, it becomes the "high risk, high reward" situation you started the season with. Better to steer clear until Ian Kennedy has some quality starts without injury under his belt.


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Ian Kennedy left the Padres home opener after just 2 1/3 inning pitched with a hamstring strain. "I just felt something grab and [in the third inning] I could feel it slowly and slowly getting tighter," Kennedy said. He had to that point thrown 33 pitches with just two hits allowed, two walks and two strikeouts. Padres ended up losing to the Giants 1-0 in 12 innings. "This could be a possible disabled list [stint]. It's a mild hamstring strain. Those are tricky. Our doctors have looked at him," said Padres manager Bud Black.

Fantasy Impact: Ian Kennedy is heading to the 15-day DL. His replacement, Odrismer Despaigne made his case for replacing Kennedy as he retired all 14 batters he faced in relief. He might be worth a pick up off the waiver-wire as Bud Black has confirmed that Despaigne will make Kennedy's next scheduled start against the Diamondbacks Tuesday.


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Ian Kennedy got his final tune up against the Mexican international team, the Diablo Rojos. He stuck out 3 over 3 scoreless innings as the Padres beat the Diablo Rojos 8-0.

Fantasy Impact: Ian Kennedy holds a 1-1 record this spring with a 3.78 ERA. He's allowed 7 earned runs (4 of them via home run) and has walked 4 while striking out 16 in just over 16 innings pitched. Kennedy is looking like he is settling down & healthy, so expect solid contributions this season.


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Ian Kennedy gave up 2 runs on 4 hits over 3 innings against the Indians. Both runs were home runs - a Carlos Santana blast to right field and a Francisco Lindor inside-the-park homer after a misplay by Wil Myers.

Fantasy Impact: Ian Kennedy's spring struggles continue. During his three starts, he has yielded 12 hits over just 6 2/3 innings, whilst conceding 7 earned runs (4 home runs). It is likely that he will soon find his groove so expect 200 IP & 200 SO.


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Giants hit Ian Kennedy hard

Tue, Mar 10th 5:45pm EDT
By Gavin Tramps

Ian Kennedy gave up 3 ER on 5 hits in 1.2 innings against the Giants. He struck out two and conceded a home run to Joe Panik.

Fantasy Impact: With the big bat additions in San Diego, Ian Kennedy will expect to improve on last season's 13 - 13 record. He pitched 201 innings with an ERA of 3.63. It is debatable whether he will justify being one of the first 50 SP off the board.


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Kennedy came into the game after Andrew Cashner lasted for one inning giving up three hits and one run. Kennedy gave up 3 hits, 2 runs (both earned) one walk and no K's in two innings of work.

Fantasy Impact: Ian Kennedy got beat up as Nelson Cruz homered and Robinson Cano doubled off the right-hander. His 3.63 ERA was good last year. He will be one of the starters on the Padres. Not a bad guy to have on your fantasy team as a number 5 or 6 pitcher.


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