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Kris Medlen (SP,RP)

Kansas City Royals - 5% owned

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Bats: B, Throws: R

It was a tough go around for Kris Medlen who had a matchup against Felix Hernandez. Medlen allowed just one hit, a solo shot off the bat of Seth Smith. That was the difference maker as Hernandez went 7 2/3 while allowing no runs.

Fantasy Impact: Medlen pitched well at times in his fourth start of the season, but was hindered by the five walks he's allowed. He's pitched well this season but he hasn't been able to limit his walks. Medlen has walked at least three batters in every game this season. if he's able to control the ball a little better in his next start, he could throw a very good game.

 

Category: Game Recaps


Kris Medlen solid again

Mon, Aug 31st 11:25am EDT
By Patrick McGinnis

Medlen pitched five and a third innings allowing three runs on just four hits and two walks as the Royals beat the Rays 6-3.

Fantasy Impact: Medlen moved to 3-0 on the year and pitched another solid outing in his second start after elbow ligament replacement surgery. He's been a serviceable starter for the Royals, but is not a strong fantasy target.

 

Category: , Game Recaps


Kris Medlen throws bullpen

Fri, Mar 20th 5:46pm EDT
By Gavin Tramps

Kris Medlen successfully came through his first bullpen session since his TJ surgery. This was the second time he had undergone the reconstructive procedure. (Source: Andy McCullough on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: When healthy, Kris Medlen was a highly valuable pitcher. With a career ERA below 3.00 he is a great DL stashee. Expect to see him back around the All-Star break.

 

Category: , Injury Updates


Atlanta non-tendered Medlen earlier to avoid paying him $6 million in 2015 via arbitration. Medlen has had two Tommy John surgeries in his career and KC will see if he has gas left in the tank. It's a low-risk deal for the Royals. It's a two year, $8.5 million dollar contract with a $10 million dollar option for 2017.

Fantasy Impact: He has a career 2.95 ERA to go with a 1.16 WHIP over 512 innings pitched. His fantasy value is that of a late rounder with potential upside. The kid is 29 and has proven himself worthy in the past. Keep an eye on him.