Kendall Graveman

Kendall Graveman

31-Year-Old PitcherRP
Chicago White Sox
2023 Fantasy Outlook
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$Signed a three-year, $24 million contract with the White Sox in November of 2021.
Picks up sixth save
PChicago White Sox
August 14, 2022
Graveman earned the save Sunday against Detroit, allowing a run on two hits while striking out one in the ninth inning in a 5-3 win.
ANALYSIS
Liam Hendriks converted saves on Friday and Saturday, so Graveman was given the opportunity to close Sunday. Harold Castro launched a solo homer with one out, but Graveman was able to get the final two outs and preserve the victory for Chicago. It was his first save since July 2. The 31-year-old has been a bit shaky since the All-Star break, allowing five runs in nine innings while walking six batters.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
16
Last 10 Games
18
Last 5 Games
14
How many pitches does Kendall Graveman generally throw?
 
1-10
 
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111-120
 
121+
 
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121+
 
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121+
What part of the game does Kendall Graveman generally pitch?
 
 
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2020
 
 
-15%
BAA vs RHP
2022
 
 
-2%
BAA vs RHP
2021
 
 
-54%
BAA vs RHP
2020
 
 
-57%
BAA vs LHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2020vs Left .245 271 59 28 58 8 2 6
Since 2020vs Right .209 307 82 25 57 8 2 4
2022vs Left .260 139 26 13 32 4 2 3
2022vs Right .254 146 40 13 33 4 0 2
2021vs Left .253 105 27 12 23 4 0 3
2021vs Right .117 117 34 8 12 1 0 0
2020vs Left .130 27 6 3 3 0 0 0
2020vs Right .300 44 8 4 12 3 2 2
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2020
 
 
-53%
ERA at Home
2022
 
 
-27%
ERA at Home
2021
 
 
-56%
ERA at Home
2020
 
 
-78%
ERA at Home
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2020Home 1.97 0.99 73.0 5 3 8 9.6 2.8 0.6
Since 2020Away 4.18 1.48 64.2 3 5 8 8.8 4.2 0.7
2022Home 2.70 1.20 33.1 2 2 4 10.5 3.0 1.1
2022Away 3.69 1.61 31.2 1 2 2 7.7 4.3 0.3
2021Home 1.14 0.76 31.2 3 0 4 9.7 2.6 0.3
2021Away 2.59 1.27 24.1 2 1 6 10.0 4.1 0.7
2020Home 2.25 1.00 8.0 0 1 0 5.6 3.4 0.0
2020Away 10.38 1.62 8.2 0 2 0 9.3 4.2 2.1
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Stat Review
How does Kendall Graveman 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
2.54
 
K/9
9.1
 
BB/9
3.6
 
HR/9
0.7
 
Fastball
96.5 mph
 
ERA
3.18
 
WHIP
1.40
 
BABIP
.338
 
GB/FB
2.30
 
Left On Base
73.8%
 
Exit Velocity
83.1 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
2.1%
 
Spin Rate
2220 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
25.0%
 
Swinging Strike
11.7%
 
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Graveman quickly settled in as Seattle's highest-leveraged reliever, earning five saves and four holds across his first 14 outings before he missed almost a month after a bout with COVID-19. He finally gave up his first earned run of the season on June 12 in his first appearance back from the IL. Graveman was able to maintain a share of the closer role in Seattle until he was traded to Houston, where he was as equally effective in a setup role. The former starter finished the season with five wins, 10 saves and 11 holds over 53 appearances, with pristine ratios (1.77 ERA, 0.98 WHIP). Graveman inked a three-year deal with the White Sox in November and should slot into a setup role. He has the stuff to close, including a 96.6-mph sinker that he threw 63% of the time, but Graveman should still be a valuable high-leverage reliever even if he's not getting saves.
At age 29, Graveman impressed and broke camp with the Mariners, marking his return from 2018 Tommy John surgery. His stint in the Seattle rotation was short lived as Graveman hit the injured list with what was eventually diagnosed as a benign bone tumor in his spine. He was able to bypass surgery (for the time being) and got himself back on track in the bullpen following his return, pitching to a 3.60 and .182 BAA in 10 relief innings. It was enough for the M's to want to bring him back; the team declined his $3.5 million for 2021 but re-signed him days later, and Graveman can earn even more than $3.5 million if he hits all his incentives. That may seem like a long shot given his track record, but Graveman's velocity was way up in relief -- even to 96-97 mph through the final month. He could work his way up the bullpen ladder in a hurry if what he showed in relief is real.
Graveman rattled off four straight quality starts with a combined 2.25 ERA to start 2017, flashing a lethal sinker with tantalizing velocity, but he faded in May and proceeded to miss nearly three months with shoulder inflammation. The right-hander would again tease promise with a 2.14 ERA over his final four starts of September. Perhaps more tinkering can take him to another level, considering he's already one of baseball's best starting pitchers at inducing groundballs (51.2 percent last year) -- unsurprising, considering he threw a sinker more than any other hurler with 100-plus innings. However, he still lags in strikeouts (a sub-average 6.0 K/9 last year) and contact-based profiles hardly gel with poor defenses like the Athletics'. Though he might luck into his first sub-4.00 ERA, anyone rostering him for 2018 should optimally use him as a home stream and tread carefully when expecting anything more.
Graveman, part of the ragtag crew that was brought into the Oakland organization via the Josh Donaldson deal two years ago, finally began to bring some value in 2016, chewing 186 innings of league-average run prevention. The sinkerballer was supposed to keep the ball in the yard, yet in his first 306.1 innings of big league ball Graveman has coughed up 1.1 HR/9 (roughly league average). The strikeout rate was already an issue coming into last season, but it decreased further and his 13.7 percent frequency just doesn't cut it in today's strikeout-laden environment. Oddly, this happened in conjunction with an uptick of velocity on his 60-percent frequency sinker, shooting up from 91.9 mph in 2015 to 93.5 mph last season. He also limited the walks, but the run-prevention numbers remained largely the same despite the improvement in baseline skills, and in the end, what you see is what you get with Graveman: a pitcher who crosses his fingers for a league-average ERA and lacks the upside to appeal to those in standard leagues.
Graveman was one of the young pitchers acquired by the A's from Toronto in the blockbuster Josh Donaldson trade. After earning a job in the rotation to start the year with an exceptional spring, Graveman had a seven-run meltdown in his first Oakland start, but then settled in nicely and sported a 3.16 ERA over his first 13 starts. He tired down the stretch and stumbled in a big way his last eight starts, allowing 25 runs and seven homers in 38.2 innings. Graveman does not profile as a high strikeout guy, as his fastball sits just under 91 mph and he only has a 6.1 K/9 in the majors. He developed a cutter in 2014 that contributed to his rapid rise through the Jays organization, and the A's hope his ability to limit walks and flyballs in the first half of the season will re-surface with an offseason of rest. The A's rotation is wide open heading into 2016, and Graveman could certainly win one of the five slots in spring training.
Graveman began his 2014 campaign at Low-A Lansing, but progressed through three more minor league levels to earn a callup from the Jays during the second half of the season. A big part of his fast move through the system last season has been attributed to Graveman's discovery of a cutter. He started until he reached the big leagues, showing good control (career 5.3 BB%) and inducing an extremely high groundball rate (58.3%) during his ascent through the Toronto system. The A's acquired him as part of the Josh Donaldson blockbuster with Toronto in November. While Graveman initially appeared to be ticketed for bullpen work with the A's, he pitched his way into the back of the rotation after allowing one earned run over 21.2 innings in Cactus League play.
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Picks up third win
PChicago White Sox
July 11, 2022
Graveman (3-1) struck out one without allowing a baserunner in a scoreless eighth inning to earn the win Sunday against the Tigers.
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Notches another save
PChicago White Sox
July 2, 2022
Graveman saved Saturday's 5-3 win against the Giants, allowing one run on three hits in the ninth inning. He failed to record a strikeout.
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Closes out Friday's win
PChicago White Sox
July 1, 2022
Graveman pitched a perfect inning to earn the save in Friday's 1-0 win over the Giants.
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Picks up third save
PChicago White Sox
June 26, 2022
Graveman earned the save in Sunday's win over Baltimore, striking out two and allowing two unearned runs on a hit and a walk in the ninth inning.
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Used in eighth inning
PChicago White Sox
June 21, 2022
Graveman allowed a hit and struck out one in a scoreless eighth inning to earn his 13th hold of the season Monday against the Blue Jays.
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