Buddy Kennedy

24-Year-Old Third Baseman3B
Arizona Diamondbacks AAA
2023 Fantasy Outlook
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$Signed a one-year contract with the Diamondbacks in June of 2022.
Sent outright to minors
3BArizona Diamondbacks  AAA
November 11, 2022
Kennedy was sent outright to Triple-A Reno on Friday.
ANALYSIS
Kennedy made his MLB debut with Arizona in 2022 and slashed .217/.325/.325 over 94 plate appearances. Now, as the D-backs unload their 40-man roster, the 24-year-old infielder will develop further in Triple-A, where his line jumped up to .261/.363/.385.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
7
5
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
9
3
1
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2020
 
 
+54%
OPS vs LHP
2022
 
 
+54%
OPS vs LHP
2021
No Stats
2020
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2020vs Left .738 47 6 1 9 0 .256 .319 .419
Since 2020vs Right .480 47 4 0 3 0 .175 .255 .225
2022vs Left .738 47 6 1 9 0 .256 .319 .419
2022vs Right .480 47 4 0 3 0 .175 .255 .225
2021vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2021vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2020
 
 
+128%
OPS at Home
2022
 
 
+128%
OPS at Home
2021
No Stats
2020
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2020Home .815 53 8 1 11 0 .304 .358 .457
Since 2020Away .357 41 2 0 1 0 .108 .195 .162
2022Home .815 53 8 1 11 0 .304 .358 .457
2022Away .357 41 2 0 1 0 .108 .195 .162
2021Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2021Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Buddy Kennedy compare to other hitters?
This section compares his stats with all batting seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 400 plate appearances)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity and Barrels/PA % are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 400 PA) and Hard Hit Rate is benchmarked against last season's data (min 400 PA). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • BB/K
    Walk to strikeout ratio
  • BB Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a walk.
  • K Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a strikeout.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many of a batter’s balls in play go for hits.
  • ISO
    Isolated Power. Slugging percentage minus batting average. A computation used to measure a batter's raw power.
  • AVG
    Batting average. Hits divided by at bats.
  • OBP
    On Base Percentage. A measure of how often a batters reaches base. Roughly equal to number of times on base divided by plate appearances.
  • SLG
    Slugging Percentage. A measure of the batting productivity of a hitter. It is calculated as total bases divided by at bats.
  • OPS
    On base plus slugging. THe sum of a batter's on-base percentage and slugging percentage.
  • wOBA
    Weighted on-base average. Measures a player's overall offensive contributions per plate appearance. wOBA combines all the different aspects of hitting into one metric, weighting each of them in proportion to their actual run value.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Hard Hit Rate
    A measure of contact quality from Sports Info Solutions. This stat explains what percentage of batted balls were hit hard vs. medium or soft.
  • Barrels/PA
    The percentage of plate appearances where a batter had a batted ball classified as a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
  • Expected BA
    Expected Batting Average.
  • Expected SLG
    Expected Slugging Percentage.
  • Sprint Speed
    The speed of a runner from home to first, in feet per second.
  • Ground Ball %
    The percentage of balls put in play that are on the ground.
  • Line Drive %
    The percentage of balls put in play that are line drives.
  • Fly Ball %
    The percentage of balls put in play that are fly balls.
BB/K
0.35
 
BB Rate
8.5%
 
K Rate
24.5%
 
BABIP
.279
 
ISO
.108
 
AVG
.217
 
OBP
.287
 
SLG
.325
 
OPS
.613
 
wOBA
.273
 
Exit Velocity
88.6 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
21.0%
 
Barrels/PA
1.1%
 
Expected BA
.196
 
Expected SLG
.280
 
Sprint Speed
26.3 ft/sec
 
Ground Ball %
43.5%
 
Line Drive %
19.4%
 
Fly Ball %
37.1%
 
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Back in majors
3BArizona Diamondbacks  AAA
September 30, 2022
Kennedy was recalled from Triple-A Reno on Friday.
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Removed from roster
3BArizona Diamondbacks  AAA
August 2, 2022
Kennedy was optioned to Triple-A Reno on Tuesday.
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Joins Saturday's lineup
3BArizona Diamondbacks  AAA
July 30, 2022
Kennedy was added to the lineup for Saturday's game against Atlanta.
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Delivers run with triple
3BArizona Diamondbacks  AAA
July 17, 2022
Kennedy went 2-for-4 with a triple and an RBI in Saturday's 4-3 loss to the Padres.
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Losing work to Alcantara
3BArizona Diamondbacks  AAA
July 12, 2022
Kennedy is out of the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Giants.
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