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Kris Medlen

#39, RP, Kansas City
Kris Medlen
  • Height:
    5-10
  • Weight:
    190
  • Bats:
    S
  • Throws:
    R
  • Born:
    October 7, 1985
  • Birth Place:
    Artesia, California
  • College:
    Santa Ana (CA) JC
  • Draft:
    2006 10ᵗʰ round by the Atlanta Braves
  • W
    2
  • L
    0
  • ERA
    3.10
  • K
    20
  • BB
    5


Player Notes
Kris Medlen, making his first start of the season, got the win on Monday against the Orioles after giving up three runs in six innings.

Advice: Medlen was the pitcher of record when the Royals scored seven runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to take an 8-3 lead. The right-hander had allowed a two-run home run to Adam Jones in the first inning and an RBI double to Steve Clevenger in the fourth, two of the five hits he'd surrender while striking out six and walking none. Medlen took the rotation spot of Jeremy Guthrie, so he'll draw another start this weekend against the Rays in Tampa.

Mon, Aug 24 Rotoworld
Kris Medlen will start on Monday against the Orioles.

Advice: He's taking the rotation spot of Jeremy Guthrie, who is finally headed to the bullpen after posting a 5.65 ERA over 23 starts. Medlen has looked good after working his way back from a second Tommy John surgery, posting a 2.51 ERA and 14/5 K/BB ratio over 14 1/3 innings. He's gone at least three innings in two of his last three appearances, so Medlen should be able to get through 5-6 frames Monday provided he's pitching well. He's worth adding in mixed leagues.

More: Andy McCullough on Twitter

Fri, Aug 21 Rotoworld
Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star reports that "it appears more likely" Kris Medlen, not Chris Young, would replace Jeremy Guthrie in the rotation if the Royals make a change.

Advice: Manager Ned Yost wouldn't commit to Guthrie making his next scheduled start on Monday after he was knocked around again in his last outing. Young holds a 3.49 ERA in 16 starts this season, but Medlen boasts a 2.51 ERA with a strikeout per inning in seven relief appearances. He would be worth using in mixed leagues should the Royals move him into the rotation.

More: Kansas City Star

Fri, Aug 21 Rotoworld

Next Game- Scheduled Next Start 8/29 vs. TB

Home Score Away

Saturday, August 29

Head-to-head vs. Tampa Bay

Head-to-head vs. Tampa Bay
G GS W L SV BS HLD CG SHO IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP BAA
Away (this year) 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 7.1 6 0 0 0 4 7 0.00 1.36 .231
Night (this year) 6 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 16.1 15 7 7 2 4 17 3.86 1.16 .250
Pitching
Last 10 Games Season To Date
Date Opp. Score Dec IP H R ER HR BB K W L SV BS HLD IP ERA
Aug 24 Bal W 8-3 W 6.0 5 3 3 1 0 6 2 0 0 0 0 20.1 3.10
Aug 20 @Bos L 1-4 - 3.0 3 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 14.1 2.51
Aug 18 @Cin W 3-1 W 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 11.1 3.18
Aug 9 CWS W 5-4 - 3.2 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 10.1 3.48
Aug 6 @Det L 6-8 - 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6.2 5.40
Jul 30 @Tor L 2-5 - 1.0 1 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 6.1 5.68
Jul 23 @StL L 3-4 - 2.0 1 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 5.1 6.75
Jul 20 Pit L 7-10 - 3.1 4 4 4 1 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 3.1 10.80
Career Stats
Pitching
Pitching
Year Team G GS W L SV BS HLD CG SHO IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP BAA
2009 Atl 37 4 3 5 0 2 1 0 0 67.2 65 34 32 5 30 72 4.26 1.40 .256
2010 Atl 31 14 6 2 0 0 1 0 0 107.2 108 48 44 13 21 83 3.68 1.20 .267
2011 Atl 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.00 0.43 .125
2012 Atl 50 12 10 1 1 1 7 2 1 138.0 103 26 24 6 23 120 1.57 0.91 .208
2013 Atl 32 31 15 12 0 0 0 0 0 197.0 194 77 68 18 47 157 3.11 1.22 .258
2015 KC 8 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 20.1 15 7 7 2 5 20 3.10 0.98 .211
Totals 160 62 36 20 1 3 9 2 1 533.0 486 192 175 44 126 454 2.95 1.15 .245
Batting
Batting
Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
2009 Atl 38 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
2010 Atl 31 27 2 5 1 0 0 2 3 14 0 0 .185 .290 .222 .513
2012 Atl 46 33 3 4 1 0 0 2 4 15 0 0 .121 .216 .152 .368
2013 Atl 30 55 3 9 2 0 1 4 4 23 1 0 .164 .217 .255 .471
2015 KC 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 N/A .000 N/A .000
Totals 147 128 9 18 4 0 1 8 11 59 1 0 .141 .213 .195 .408
Fielding
Fielding
Year Team G POS GS INN PO TC A E DP FPCT
2009 Atl 37 P 4 67 5 13 8 0 0 1.000
2010 Atl 31 P 14 107 4 21 17 0 2 1.000
2011 Atl 2 P 0 2 0 2 2 0 0 1.000
2012 Atl 50 P 12 138 12 39 26 1 1 .974
2013 Atl 32 P 31 197 9 41 30 2 2 .951
2015 KC 8 P 1 20 1 3 2 0 0 1.000
Totals 160 P 62 533 31 119 85 3 5 .975