Keegan Akin

Keegan Akin

27-Year-Old PitcherRP
Baltimore Orioles
2023 Fantasy Outlook
Akin's move to the bullpen worked for both player and team in 2022. He covered 81.2 innings in 45 appearances (one start), posting a 3.20 ERA, 1.09 WHIP and 77:20 K:BB. Those numbers are very solid for a multi-inning reliever, but that role doesn't lend itself to much fantasy value, as he had just two saves, three holds and a 3-3 record. The southpaw made some strides by keeping the ball down better (average launch angle of 7.9), which trimmed his HR/9 to 1.1. He also cut down his BB/9 to 2.2 from 3.8 a year before, when he worked mainly as a starter. With big-name prospects on the horizon, Akin's unlikely to enter the rotation in 2023 barring a massive bite from the injury bug. In deeper fantasy formats, he may have some appeal as a ratio stabilizer with decent strikeout potential, but the lack of saves won't change. Read Past Outlooks
RANKSFrom Preseason
$Signed a one-year contract with the Orioles in March of 2021.
Makes return to big leagues
PBaltimore Orioles
September 28, 2022
The Orioles recalled Akin from Triple-A Norfolk on Wednesday.
ANALYSIS
Akin and Beau Sulser were summoned from Norfolk to provide the Orioles with a pair of fresh relief arms after the bullpen covered 12.2 innings the past two days in the first two contests of a four-game set in Boston. Before being demoted to Triple-A on Monday, Akin had logged a 3.40 ERA, 1.10 WHIP and 71:20 K:BB in 76.2 innings for Baltimore on the season.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
27
Last 10 Games
26
Last 5 Games
23
How many pitches does Keegan Akin generally throw?
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
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111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
71-80
 
81-90
 
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111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
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71-80
 
81-90
 
91-100
 
101-110
 
111-120
 
121+
What part of the game does Keegan Akin generally pitch?
 
 
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2020
 
 
-11%
BAA vs LHP
2022
 
 
-27%
BAA vs LHP
2021
 
 
-6%
BAA vs RHP
2020
 
 
-9%
BAA vs LHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2020vs Left .239 265 65 16 58 11 1 4
Since 2020vs Right .270 592 125 53 143 32 1 24
2022vs Left .185 130 31 7 22 4 0 0
2022vs Right .254 199 46 13 47 11 0 10
2021vs Left .304 112 27 8 31 6 1 4
2021vs Right .285 315 55 32 79 15 1 13
2020vs Left .227 23 7 1 5 1 0 0
2020vs Right .250 78 24 8 17 6 0 1
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2020
 
 
-10%
ERA at Home
2022
 
 
-49%
ERA on Road
2021
 
 
-16%
ERA at Home
2020
 
 
-65%
ERA at Home
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2020Home 4.62 1.29 97.1 4 6 0 8.8 2.7 0.8
Since 2020Away 5.12 1.41 102.0 2 9 2 8.4 3.5 1.7
2022Home 4.15 1.27 43.1 2 2 0 8.3 1.7 0.6
2022Away 2.11 0.89 38.1 1 1 2 8.7 2.8 1.6
2021Home 5.98 1.40 40.2 1 4 0 8.2 3.3 1.1
2021Away 7.12 1.71 54.1 1 6 0 7.5 4.1 2.0
2020Home 2.03 1.05 13.1 1 0 0 12.2 4.1 0.7
2020Away 5.79 1.82 9.1 0 2 0 12.5 2.9 0.0
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Stat Review
How does Keegan Akin compare to other relievers?
This section compares his stats with all relief pitcher seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 30 innings)*. 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, Barrels/BBE %, Balls Hit 95+ MPH %, and Spin Rate are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 30 IP). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • K/BB
    Strikeout to walk ratio.
  • K/9
    Average strikeouts per nine innings.
  • BB/9
    Average walks per nine innings.
  • HR/9
    Average home runs allowed per nine innings.
  • Fastball
    Average fastball velocity.
  • ERA
    Earned run average. The average earned runs allowed per nine innings.
  • WHIP
    Walks plus hits per inning pitched.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many balls in play against a pitcher go for hits.
  • GB/FB
    Groundball to flyball ratio. The higher the number, the more likely a pitcher is to induce groundballs.
  • Left On Base
    The percentage of base runners that a pitcher strands on base over the course of a season.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Barrels/BBE
    The percentage of batted ball events resulting in 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.
  • Spin Rate
    Spin Rate is the rate of spin on a baseball after it is released. It is measured in revolutions per minute (rpm).
  • Balls Hit 95+ MPH
    The percentage of batted balls hit that met or exceeded the 95 MPH threshold.
  • Swinging Strike
    The percentage of pitches that result in a swing and a miss.
K/BB
3.85
 
K/9
8.5
 
BB/9
2.2
 
HR/9
1.1
 
Fastball
93.6 mph
 
ERA
3.20
 
WHIP
1.09
 
BABIP
.278
 
GB/FB
1.95
 
Left On Base
72.0%
 
Exit Velocity
81.6 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
4.2%
 
Spin Rate
2175 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
22.1%
 
Swinging Strike
12.6%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2021
2017
Akin has mostly flown under the radar as a prospect despite posting impressive strikeout numbers in the minors. The southpaw whiffed at least a batter per inning each minor-league season while ascending to Triple-A in four years and registered a collective 9.9 K/9 over that span. He also tallied a less-inspiring 3.78 ERA and 1.33 WHIP thanks in large part to control issues (4.1 BB/9). Akin got his first taste of the majors in 2020 and performed respectably, finishing with a 4.56 ERA and 1.44 WHIP over 25.2 innings. Those numbers aren't exactly impressive, but there's reason for excitement in his 3.27 FIP and 12.3 K/9. Akin has learned to better mix up his pitches as he has developed, which should aid in his ability to retire big-league hitters. He started six of his eight appearances last season and could be destined for a back-end rotation spot for Baltimore in 2021.
A polished 21-year-old lefty out of Western Michigan, Akin is a strike thrower whose best pitch is his fastball, though his changeup has improved dramatically, and he can even mix in a slider now and again. After being drafted in the second round of last year's draft, Akin had a successful stint for Aberdeen in the short-season New York-Penn League. Opposing batters hit a putrid .161 against him. The continued development of his changeup and slider will go a long ways towards determining Akin's future path. He could still end up in the bullpen, but for now, Akin will continue his development as a starter. Akin will likely begin the 2017 campaign at Low-A, though he could advance quickly with a fast start.
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Shipped to Triple-A
PBaltimore Orioles
September 26, 2022
Akin was optioned to Triple-A Norfolk on Monday.
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Takes loss Sunday
PBaltimore Orioles
September 25, 2022
Akin (3-3) took the loss in extra innings Sunday versus the Astros, allowing four runs (three earned) on a hit and two walks in one-third of an inning.
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Hit with loss in Monday's nightcap
PBaltimore Orioles
September 6, 2022
Akin (3-2) took the loss in the second game of Monday's doubleheader against the Blue Jays, giving up two runs on two hits and a walk over 2.1 innings. He struck out four.
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Starting Monday's nightcap
PBaltimore Orioles
September 5, 2022
Akin is starting the second game of Monday's doubleheader against the Blue Jays, Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com reports.
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Snares third win
PBaltimore Orioles
September 3, 2022
Akin (3-1) pitched two perfect innings and struck out one to earn the win Saturday over the Athletics.
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