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2019 Projections (Rest of Season Projections - seasonal age 26)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
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Birth Date4-16-1993
Height6' 1"
Weight210 lbs
Age26 years, 0 months, 6 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
1.52015
0.32016
0.22017
1.12018
0.62019
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA..
cFIP and DRA are not available on a by-team basis and display as zeroes(0). See TOT line for season totals of these stats.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA- WARP
2015 TEX MLB 68 0 60.3 7 5 1 52 18 68 4 106 7.8 2.7 0.6 10.1 54% .314 1.16 2.60 2.39 80 2.63 61.5 1.5
2016 TEX MLB 35 0 34.0 5 1 0 30 17 45 6 107 7.9 4.5 1.6 11.9 46% .304 1.38 4.51 6.09 97 4.33 95.8 0.3
2017 TEX MLB 39 0 38.7 4 1 2 18 17 51 4 112 4.2 4.0 0.9 11.9 32% .179 0.91 3.23 2.79 106 4.75 101.1 0.2
2018 PIT 0 16 0 15.3 0 1 0 10 5 22 2 96 5.9 2.9 1.2 12.9 27% .258 0.98 2.92 2.93 68 2.37 53.0 0.5
2018 TEX 0 38 0 36.7 3 3 24 28 14 44 3 107 6.9 3.4 0.7 10.8 40% .275 1.15 3.00 3.44 89 3.50 78.1 0.6
2019 PIT MLB 8 0 6.7 1 0 0 8 3 8 3 98 10.8 4.1 4.1 10.8 41% .263 1.65 7.87 8.10 0 0.00 0.0 0.0
2018 TOT MLB 54 0 52.0 3 4 24 38 19 66 5 104 6.6 3.3 0.9 11.4 37% .270 1.10 2.98 3.29 83 3.17 70.7 1.1
CareerMLB2040191.720112714674238221066.93.51.011.243%.2751.153.353.57863.4175.93.0

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg LG G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA-
2012 RNG Rk AZL 9 0 11.3 0 1 0 4 4 15 0 98 3.2 3.2 0.0 11.9 65% .174 0.71 3.01 1.59 0 0.00 0.0
2013 HIC A SAL 12 0 18.7 2 2 1 18 6 20 0 103 8.7 2.9 0.0 9.6 51% .340 1.29 2.61 2.41 0 0.00 0.0
2013 SPO A- NOR 12 0 16.7 1 2 2 17 6 26 1 93 9.2 3.2 0.5 14.0 67% .381 1.38 2.59 3.78 0 0.00 0.0
2013 RNG Rk AZL 3 0 3.7 2 0 0 8 3 6 0 99 19.6 7.4 0.0 14.7 69% .615 3.00 4.00 7.36 0 0.00 0.0
2014 MYR A+ CAR 8 0 10.3 0 1 5 9 4 13 0 93 7.8 3.5 0.0 11.3 37% .333 1.26 2.15 2.61 90 2.68 58.4
2014 FRI AA TEX 36 0 38.7 2 1 5 22 27 55 1 100 5.1 6.3 0.2 12.8 50% .259 1.27 2.86 1.86 83 3.03 62.8
2015 TEX MLB AL 68 0 60.3 7 5 1 52 18 68 4 106 7.8 2.7 0.6 10.1 54% .314 1.16 2.60 2.39 80 2.63 61.5
2015 FRI AA TEX 2 0 2.0 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 119 4.5 0.0 0.0 9.0 60% .200 0.50 1.29 0.00 -8 0.39 8.3
2016 TEX MLB AL 35 0 34.0 5 1 0 30 17 45 6 107 7.9 4.5 1.6 11.9 46% .304 1.38 4.51 6.09 97 4.33 95.8
2016 FRI AA TEX 3 0 3.0 0 0 0 1 0 4 0 3.0 0.0 0.0 12.0 44% .111 0.33 1.50 0.00 85 2.80 64.6
2016 ROU AAA PCL 1 0 1.0 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 9.0 0.0 0.0 27.0 100% 1.000 1.00 -2.28 0.00 57 1.06 23.2
2017 TEX MLB AL 39 0 38.7 4 1 2 18 17 51 4 112 4.2 4.0 0.9 11.9 32% .179 0.91 3.23 2.79 106 4.75 101.1
2017 ROU AAA PCL 4 0 4.0 0 0 1 5 1 8 0 11.3 2.3 0.0 18.0 33% .556 1.50 0.47 2.25 51 1.01 21.2
2018 PIT MLB NL 16 0 15.3 0 1 0 10 5 22 2 96 5.9 2.9 1.2 12.9 27% .258 0.98 2.92 2.93 68 2.37 53.0
2018 TEX MLB AL 38 0 36.7 3 3 24 28 14 44 3 107 6.9 3.4 0.7 10.8 40% .275 1.15 3.00 3.44 89 3.50 78.1
2019 PIT MLB NL 8 0 6.7 1 0 0 8 3 8 3 98 10.8 4.1 4.1 10.8 41% .263 1.65 7.87 8.10 0 0.00 0.0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr%
2015 1017 0.4651 0.4916 0.7080 0.6279 0.3732 0.8721 0.4680 0.2920
2016 629 0.4833 0.4308 0.7011 0.5954 0.2769 0.8287 0.4444 0.2989
2017 617 0.5170 0.4214 0.7115 0.5862 0.2450 0.7968 0.4932 0.2885
2018 858 0.5058 0.4382 0.6888 0.5853 0.2877 0.8031 0.4508 0.3112
2019 134 0.5075 0.4478 0.7833 0.6324 0.2576 0.8605 0.5882 0.2167
Career32550.49090.45070.70540.60270.30300.83080.46860.2946

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-06-13 2014-06-25 Minors 12 0 Left Lower Leg Strain Calf -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2019 PIT $3,175,000
2018 TEX $1,200,000
2017 TEX $
2016 TEX $518,000
2015 TEX $507,500
YearsDescriptionSalary
3 yrPrevious$2,225,500
2019Current$3,175,000
4 yrPvs + Cur$5,400,500
4 yrTotal$5,400,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
4 y 0 dWasserman Media Group1 year/$3.175M (2019)

Details
  • 1 year/$3.175M (2019). Re-signed by Pittsburgh 1/11/19 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$1.2M (2018). Re-signed by Texas 1/12/18 (avoided arbitration). Acquired by Pittsburgh in trade from Texas 7/30/18 with $0.4M remaining on contract.
  • 1 year/$543,210 (2017). Re-signed by Texas 2/17. (Kela was optioned to Round Rock on March 31, 2017, and recalled April 17, 2017, leaving him with 168 days of ML service in 2017, four days shy of a full season. But MLB now credits him with three full seasons of service time, per the 2018 Texas media guide.)
  • 1 year/$0.518M (2016). Re-signed by Texas 2/27/16.
  • 1 year/$0.5075M (2015). Contract selected by Texas 4/5/15.
  • Drafted by Texas 2012 (12-396) (Everett CC, Wash.). $0.1M signing bonus.

2019 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

PCT W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR BABIP WHIP ERA DRA VORP WARP
90o 2.8 2.2 3 50 0 71.1 47 24 86 6 .247 1.00 2.41 2.69 11.3 1.2
80o 2.8 2.3 3 50 0 64.6 46 24 78 6 .262 1.08 2.78 3.1 9.0 1.0
70o 2.7 2.3 3 50 0 60.1 45 24 72 6 .273 1.14 3.05 3.4 7.4 0.8
60o 2.7 2.4 3 50 0 56.3 44 23 68 6 .282 1.20 3.28 3.67 5.8 0.6
50o 2.6 2.4 3 50 0 52.8 43 23 64 6 .291 1.25 3.49 3.92 4.4 0.5
40o 2.6 2.5 3 50 0 49.4 42 22 60 6 .300 1.31 3.71 4.17 3.0 0.3
30o 2.6 2.5 3 50 0 45.9 41 22 55 6 .309 1.37 3.95 4.44 1.5 0.2
20o 2.5 2.6 3 50 0 41.8 39 21 50 5 .320 1.44 4.24 4.77 -0.3 0.0
10o 2.4 2.6 3 50 0 36.4 37 19 44 5 .335 1.54 4.66 5.24 -2.9 -0.3
Weighted Mean2.62.4350052.24222636.2881.243.463.884.70.5

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2019-03-08 16:00:00 (link to chat)Who do you think is the breakout closer this year. Looking for someone who isn't currently in the role but could take over and thrive.
(Paula from Colorado)
There are a ton of potential split closers this season as teams become more comfortable with a flexible approach. I like Jace Fry long term, but he's behind Colome and Herrera, presumably. Being behind two veterans makes his chance a long shot in 2019. If you like veteran throwbacks, Melancon could take over for Will Smith if there's an injury. And Ottavino would be the logical choice behind Aroldis given the Yanks skipped over Betances last time they had the chance. Keone Kela could get a shot if Pittsburgh trades away their closer like always every few years. But my top choice right now is Joe Jimenez. Shane Greene is not a secure option in Detroit, so nab Jimenez while you still can. (Kevin Jebens)
2017-02-16 20:00:00 (link to chat)How much wood would Yohander Mendez chuck if Yohander Mendez could chuck wood?
(John from Bayside)
A decent amount, but not as much as someone like, say, Keone Kela. (Kate Morrison)
2016-06-20 16:00:00 (link to chat)Who is the best team you have seen in your scouting life?
(Larry from NC)
I will preface this by saying that I have not been scouting for that long. I have probably been unaware of the talent of other teams while at games.

But I will say 2014 Myrtle Beach Pelicans. I did my summer internship down there and attended far too many games. Here are the major leaguers from that team: Joey Gallo, Cody Ege, Odubel Herrera, Hanser Alberto, Alexander Claudio, Keone Kela, Chi Chi Gonzalez, Andrew Faulkner, Abel De Los Santos.

While these guys are not in the big leagues yet, they will be soon: Nick Williams, Lewis Brinson, Chris Bostick, Jorge Alfaro, Ryan Cordell, Jose LeClerc, Samuel Wolff

And some other interesting guys with value: Preston Beck, Victor Payano, Kellin Deglan, Michael De Leon, Christopher Garia, Chad Bell

Man was that team loaded... (Steve Givarz)
2016-01-27 19:00:00 (link to chat)Sim baseball: Whose rest-of-career would you prefer, Keone Kela or Antonio Osuna? Could Mychal Givens be close to those guys? Thanks!
(delatopia from the 415)
Assuming you mean Roberto, I'll go with Osuna because of the potential for him to start. They're very close though. Givens has the potential to get near that tier for sure, but it's hard to put him up there without seeing it first. (Matt Collins)
2015-02-12 19:00:00 (link to chat)This will be the first of many questions since I am occupied and bored. The other day on DFW radio Evan Grant said Keone Kela could be one of two guys(along with Chi Chi) who could debut in 2015 at some point. Agree/disagree and defend.
(Samuel from UTA Radio Studios)
I agree. Both pitchers need a bit of refinement in AAA before facing major league hitters, but I wouldn't be surprised if one or both of them were up by the end of the season. (Kate Morrison)
2015-02-12 19:00:00 (link to chat)Which trio of hard throwing relievers would you prefer? Keone Kela? Cam Bedrosian? R.J. Alvarez?
(Ian from NYC)
Which trio or which of the trio? I'll just rank them: Kela, Alvarez, Bedrosian. (Kate Morrison)
2013-12-17 13:00:00 (link to chat)Wilmer Font, Keone Kela or Matt West?
(TPX2 from Taiwan)
Kela has better stuff, which is pretty crazy to think about. (Jason Parks)


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