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39 Kris Medlen SP
Height/Weight: 5-10/190 | Birthdate: 10/7/1985 | Birthplace: Artesia, CA | Bats/Throws: S/R | Team: Kansas City | College: Santa Ana (CA) JC | MLB Experience: 5 | Salary: $2,600,000 | Owned/Started%: 9/0 | Average Draft Position: 9999
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Projections
TimeframeIPWLSVERAWHIPKBBI
2015 Season (CBSSports.com)105.008.005.000.003.341.2480.0027.00
 
Key Stats
IPW-LSVERAKsBB
197.015-1203.1115747
 
Games Played By Position
YearC1B2B3BSSOFDHSPRP
2015000000000
2014000000000
 
Injury Report
Elbow - 60-day DL. Out until at least early June
(Updated: 20150407)
More Injuries
 
Situational Stats
SituationIPWLERASVBBSO
vs Washington 17.012 3.710516
vs LHB 102.100 3.0803377
vs RHB 94.200 3.1401480
 
Recent Trades
DateTradedTraded For
12/26/2014Kris Medlen, SP KC
Tim Lincecum, SP SF
12/24/2014Kris Medlen, SP KC
Brandon Beachy, SP LAD
Jake Peavy, SP SF
12/22/2014David Robertson, RP CHW
Daniel Nava, RF BOS
Kris Medlen, SP KC
Neil Walker, 2B PIT
Pedro Alvarez, 1B PIT
 
Last 10 Games
DateOppWLSVIPHAERBBAKs
8/13PHI1007.05115
8/17WAS0103.04112
8/23@STL0106.06313
8/29CLE1007.06006
9/3NYM1007.07109
9/9@MIA1006.16226
9/14SD1007.14025
9/21@CHC0007.16126
9/27PHI1008.02027
10/3LAD0104.09514
 
Rank Among Leaders
 
 
 
Latest News

Royals SP Kris Medlen has first bullpen session since elbow surgery

by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/20/15) Royals starting pitcher Kris Medlen threw his first bullpen session Wednesday since undergoing Tommy John surgery last year, per The Kansas City Star. He threw 17 pitches with pitching coach Dave Eiland monitoring his progress.

“I felt like I was extremely rusty,” Medlen said. “Because I was just having trouble repeating (my delivery) and all that stuff. That’s my pitching style, and I take pride in that, and I couldn’t do it. So that was a little frustrating. But armwise, it felt like it was coming out really good. I felt strong.”

Eiland indicated Medlen would receive four days off before his next throwing session. 

Royals sign Chris Young, place Kris Medlen on 60-day DL

by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(3/7/15) The Royals announced that they've signed RHP Chris Young to a major-league contract. 

Young signed a one-year, $675,000 contract with up to $5.325 million in incentive bonuses, according to the Kansas City Star's Andy McCullough.

Young won Comeback Player of the Year with the Mariners last season, going 12-9 with a 3.65 ERA. 

To make room for Young on the roster, the Royals placed Kris Medlen on the 60-day disabled list. Medlen is still returning from Tommy John surgery.  

Kris Medlen (elbow) fine with rehab plan Royals have mapped out

by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(2/25/15) Royals starting pitcher Kris Medlen is unsure of when he will throw his first bullpen session since having Tommy John surgery last year, and that's just fine with him.

"It's just that I really don't want to know," Medlen said, per MLB.com. "I want to focus on positive things and I don't want to put any pressure on myself knowing about those things.

"I could cheat and go look at the sheet because it's all mapped out through March. I just don't want to. I literally am taking this [rehab] one day at a time. I show up every day and find out what I have to do that day and that's it."

The Royals have already indicated Medlen likely won't be up in the majors until the second half of the season, and he might not pitch in a game competitively until mid-April.

"The funny thing is, I was ready to do a bullpen session right before I signed with the Royals," Medlen said. "They just thought it was best that we take it a lot slower, which is fine with me. I'm totally confident in their plan for me.

"But right now, my whole arm feels really good. It feels like I have some snap on the ball. I even had a nice little burn in there, a good burn, like after you've had a good workout. I like it."

Royals not counting on Kris Medlen until the second half

by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(12/18/14) The Royals do not expect pitcher Kris Medlen to return until the second half of the season.

General manager Dayton Moore told reporters he expects Medlen to be a factor down the stretch. Medlen is coming off Tommy John surgery, and the team will give him time to recover. Medlen had the surgery last March. Typically, it takes about a year for pitchers to recover, but the Royals aren't banking on Medlen being healthy right away.

Prior to having the surgery, Medlen posted a 3.11 ERA over 197 innings in 2013. 

Kris Medlen lands two-year deal with Royals

by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(12/18/14) The Royals announced Thursday they signed pitcher Kris Medlen to a two-year contract, which includes a mutual option for 2017.

Medlen missed all of the 2014 season with the Braves due to Tommy John surgery. He became a free agent after he was non-tendered in early December. 

Medlen is 30-13 with a 2.96 ERA in 61 career starts and 4-7 with a 2.92 ERA in 91 relief appearances. Since the start of 2010, Medlen's .674 winning percentage (31-15) ranks third in MLB among pitchers with 40-plus decisions.

 
 
 

 
Upcoming 7 Games
DateOppTimeScheduled Starter
4/20/15MIN8:10 pmKyle Gibson
4/21/15MIN8:10 pmTommy Milone
4/22/15MIN8:10 pmMike Pelfrey
4/23/15@ CHW8:10 pmChris Sale
4/24/15@ CHW8:10 pmJose Quintana
4/25/15@ CHW2:10 pmHector Noesi
4/26/15@ CHW2:10 pmJohn Danks
= probable start
Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2009ATL35 4.263740002 67.2653432523072
2010ATL62 3.6831140000 107.210848441332183
2011ATL00 0.00200000 2.11000002
2012ATL101 1.5750122112 138.010326246023120
2013ATL1512 3.1132310000 197.0194776818847157
2014ATL00 ---000000 0.00000000
2015KC00 ---000000 0.00000000
Total 3420 2.95152612114 512.24711851684213121434
Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2009ATL391300000700 .000 .000 .000
2010ATL3227250231400 .290 .222 .185
2011ATL2000000000 --- --- ---
2012ATL5033340241500 .216 .152 .121
2013ATL3255391442310 .217 .255 .164
Total 15512881818115910 .213 .195 .141
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2009ATLP3741358001.000
2010ATLP311421417021.000
2011ATLP20202001.000
2012ATLP501239122611 .974
2013ATLP32314193022 .951
Total  15261116308335 .974
More Pitching Stats
YearTeamIBBGOAOGO/AOSBCSPKBKWPAVGPAMB9SLGRPF
2009ATL26164 1.0311113 .256294 12.9 .3942
2010ATL1120103 1.2841211 .267438 11.0 .4180
2011ATL023 0.6700000 .1258 3.9 .1250
2012ATL0158116 1.4752303 .208520 8.2 .2861
2013ATL1226187 1.2995302 .258820 11.4 .3980
2014ATL000 ---00000 ---0 --- ---0
2015KC000 ---00000 ---0 --- ---0
Total 4567473 1.29199929 .2462080 10.6 .3723
Postseason Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2012ATL01 2.84110000 6.13521104
2013ATL01 11.25110000 4.09551114
Total 02 6.10220000 10.1121072218
Minor League Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2006 R-Danville10 0.412000010 22.0142101236
2007 A-Myrtle Bch20 1.13180002 24.0227310728
2007 A-Rome01 0.87170008 20.2134210333
2007 AA-Mississippi00 11.5730001 2.14330022
2008 AA-Mississippi78 3.523617001120.112147478527120
2009AAA-Gwinnett50 1.2286000 37.02055001044
2012AAA-Gwinnett Braves02 4.7333000 13.1157721612
 
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