Brad Keller, SP
Whew, it’s been an unfortunate year for Keller. Expected to be a pivotal part of the rotation this season, Keller has completely fallen apart.
Limited to just 43.1 innings in the majors after injuries and a stint in the minors, Keller has a 4.36 ERA with a baffling 40 walks to just 31 strikeouts. Unlike Salvy, Keller won’t have many suitors.
He’s shown bright flashes during his time in Kansas City but command and consistency have been issues. Keller hasn’t pitched in the majors since early May and is currently completing rehab starts, but it’s become obvious he shouldn’t be part of the organization’s plans moving forward.
In nine starts this season, Keller walked at least three batters a whopping eight times with at least four walks in six straight outings before going to the minors.
Keller lost his way despite all of his promise. I’m hopeful he’ll get a couple of late-season starts to recoup some value, but it’s time for the Royals to move on.