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Keone Kela

Keone Kela

Age: 26College: Everett CC, WABats: RThrows: R

2020 Outlook

Draft Rank (ECR) P #76
Best / Worst #44 / #115
ADP #203




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Keone Kela (illness) to throw live BP on Thursday

Keone Kela (illness) is scheduled to throw live batting practice on Thursday.

Fantasy Impact

Kela missed his last BP session due to a viral infection but it was never a serious concern. He's expected to begin the year as the Pirates' closer in 2020. The 26-year-old posted a 2.12 ERA and a 1.01 WHIP in 29 2/3 innings last year.

Keone Kela confirmed as Pirates' closer

Keone Kela was confirmed as the Pirates' closer entering opening day by the team's manager Derek Shelton.

Fantasy Impact

The Pirates' bullpen is not exactly bursting with talent, so Kela's designation does not come as a surprise. He was limited by a shoulder injury in 2019, tossing 29.2 innings while posting a 2.12 ERA. Kela's career has been defined by injuries and off-the-field issues, though he has sleeper potential given the solidity of his role. However, the Pirates' poor projected record could certainly limit his save opportunities.

Connor Rooney8 weeks ago
Keone Kela registers first save Wednesday

Keone Kela allowed one walk in the ninth inning en route to his first save of the season Wednesday against the Cubs.

Fantasy Impact

With Felipe Vazquez on the restricted list, Kela is likely filling in as closer for the Pirates. Kela owns a 2.20 ERA, 1.01 WHIP, and 32 strikeouts in 28.2 innings.

Connor Rooney28 weeks ago
Keone Kela registers first win after blown save

Keone Kela pitched one inning and threw 21 pitches on Tuesday. Kela blew the save opportunity but did earn the win after giving up two hits, one earned run and striking out one batter.

Fantasy Impact

Kela should be avoided in fantasy leagues, especially if they do not credit holds. Kela has already blown 4 saves, given up three home runs and has a 8.10 ERA accompanied by a 1.65 WHIP.

Garett Thomas51 weeks ago
Keone Kela (rest) unavailable to pitch on Thursday

Keone Kela threw 28 pitches, on Wednesday, and 22 pitches, on Monday, and will receive a day off according to manager Clint Hurdle.

Fantasy Impact

Kela should be avoided on Thursday, but all signs point that Kela is just a healthy scratch for the day. Plug him back into your lineup Friday, when the Pirates take on the Reds. All other Pirate pitchers are available out of the bullpen

Garett Thomas1 year ago
Keone Kela


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