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Keone Kela
ERA S K
2.36 1 46
Team: TexasHt / Wt: 6-1 / 230 NFBC ADP: 659.45
Position: RPBorn: 4/16/1993 Birthplace: Los Angeles, California
Bats/Throws: R/R Draft: 12th Round by Rangers (2012)


Latest News
Aug. 8 1:48 PM PT2:48 PM MT3:48 PM CT4:48 PM ET16:48 ET20:48 GMT4:48 1:48 PM MST3:48 PM EST4:18 PM VEN0:48 UAE (+1)3:48 PM CT-The Rangers placed Kela on the 10-day disabled list due to soreness in his right shoulder.
Analysis: Kela has been one of the top relievers in baseball. He's 4-1 with a 2.36 ERA and a .128 opponent batting average - lowest among qualifying relievers.
Aug. 4 7:46 AM PT8:46 AM MT9:46 AM CT10:46 AM ET10:46 ET14:46 GMT22:46 7:46 AM MST9:46 AM EST10:16 AM VEN18:46 UAE9:46 AM CT-Keone Kela walked one and didn't allow a hit in 1.0 scoreless inning as the Texas Rangers defeated the Minnesota Twins 4-1 on Thursday. Kela struck out one, ending the game with a 2.36 ERA and 0.90 WHIP on the season.
Aug. 2 8:58 AM PT9:58 AM MT10:58 AM CT11:58 AM ET11:58 ET15:58 GMT23:58 8:58 AM MST10:58 AM EST11:28 AM VEN19:58 UAE10:58 AM CT-Keone Kela did not allow a hit or walk in 1.0 scoreless inning as the Texas Rangers lost to the Seattle Mariners 8-7 on Tuesday. Kela struck out one, ending the game with a 2.43 ERA and 0.90 WHIP on the season.
July 26 8:29 AM PT9:29 AM MT10:29 AM CT11:29 AM ET11:29 ET15:29 GMT23:29 8:29 AM MST10:29 AM EST10:59 AM VEN19:29 UAE10:29 AM CT-Keone Kela walked one and didn't allow a hit in 1.0 scoreless inning as the Texas Rangers defeated the Miami Marlins 10-4 on Tuesday. Kela struck out one, ending the game with a 2.51 ERA and 0.93 WHIP on the season.
July 23 9:16 PM PT10:16 PM MT11:16 PM CT12:16 AM ET0:16 ET4:16 GMT12:16 9:16 PM MST11:16 PM EST11:46 PM VEN8:16 UAE11:16 PM CT-Keone Kela allowed one hit and one walk without giving up a run in 0.2 innings as the Texas Rangers defeated the Tampa Bay Rays 4-3 on Saturday. Kela struck out one, ending the game with a 2.59 ERA and 0.93 WHIP on the season.
July 3 2:30 PM PT3:30 PM MT4:30 PM CT5:30 PM ET17:30 ET21:30 GMT5:30 2:30 PM MST4:30 PM EST5:00 PM VEN1:30 UAE (+1)4:30 PM CT-The Rangers activated Kela from the disabled list prior to Thursday's game at Baltimore.
Analysis: The hard-throwing reliever has missed all of July with a sore shoulder. Kela had been pitching extremely well prior to hitting the DL, yielding only three hits and two walks in nine scoreless innings spanning his last nine appearances.
June 28 8:36 AM PT9:36 AM MT10:36 AM CT11:36 AM ET11:36 ET15:36 GMT23:36 8:36 AM MST10:36 AM EST11:06 AM VEN19:36 UAE10:36 AM CT-Keone Kela improved to 4-1, allowing no hits over 1.0 scoreless inning, as the Texas Rangers defeated the Cleveland Indians 2-1 on Tuesday. Kela struck out one, ending the game with a 2.64 ERA and 0.88 WHIP on the season.
June 26 9:18 AM PT10:18 AM MT11:18 AM CT12:18 PM ET12:18 ET16:18 GMT0:18 9:18 AM MST11:18 AM EST11:48 AM VEN20:18 UAE11:18 AM CT-Keone Kela allowed one hit without giving up a run in 1.0 inning as the Texas Rangers defeated the New York Yankees 7-6 on Sunday. Kela struck out two, ending the game with a 2.73 ERA and 0.91 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Kela has been very good in his setup role of late, having yielded just three hits and two walks in eight scoreless innings spread out over eight appearances. The hard-throwing right-hander has racked up 14 strikeouts and two holds during that time frame.
June 24 1:21 PM PT2:21 PM MT3:21 PM CT4:21 PM ET16:21 ET20:21 GMT4:21 1:21 PM MST3:21 PM EST3:51 PM VEN0:21 UAE (+1)3:21 PM CT-Keone Kela did not allow a hit or walk in 1.0 scoreless inning as the Texas Rangers defeated the New York Yankees 8-1 on Saturday. Kela struck out two, ending the game with a 2.83 ERA and 0.91 WHIP on the season.
June 22 9:10 PM PT10:10 PM MT11:10 PM CT12:10 AM ET0:10 ET4:10 GMT12:10 9:10 PM MST11:10 PM EST11:40 PM VEN8:10 UAE11:10 PM CT-Keone Kela walked one and didn't allow a hit in 1.0 scoreless inning as the Texas Rangers lost to the Toronto Blue Jays 7-5 on Wednesday. Kela struck out two, ending the game with a 2.93 ERA and 0.94 WHIP on the season.
June 21 8:08 AM PT9:08 AM MT10:08 AM CT11:08 AM ET11:08 ET15:08 GMT23:08 8:08 AM MST10:08 AM EST10:38 AM VEN19:08 UAE10:08 AM CT-Keone Kela allowed one hit without giving up a run in 1.0 inning as the Texas Rangers defeated the Toronto Blue Jays 6-1 on Tuesday. Kela did not strike out a batter, ending the game with a 3.04 ERA and 0.94 WHIP on the season.
June 19 8:01 AM PT9:01 AM MT10:01 AM CT11:01 AM ET11:01 ET15:01 GMT23:01 8:01 AM MST10:01 AM EST10:31 AM VEN19:01 UAE10:01 AM CT-Keone Kela did not allow a hit or walk in 0.1 scoreless innings as the Texas Rangers lost to the Seattle Mariners 7-3 on Sunday. Kela struck out one, ending the game with a 3.16 ERA and 0.94 WHIP on the season.
June 18 8:36 AM PT9:36 AM MT10:36 AM CT11:36 AM ET11:36 ET15:36 GMT23:36 8:36 AM MST10:36 AM EST11:06 AM VEN19:36 UAE10:36 AM CT-Keone Kela did not allow a hit or walk in 1.0 scoreless inning as the Texas Rangers defeated the Seattle Mariners 10-4 on Saturday. Kela struck out two, ending the game with a 3.20 ERA and 0.95 WHIP on the season.
June 14 8:49 AM PT9:49 AM MT10:49 AM CT11:49 AM ET11:49 ET15:49 GMT23:49 8:49 AM MST10:49 AM EST11:19 AM VEN19:49 UAE10:49 AM CT-Keone Kela allowed one hit and one walk without giving up a run in 0.2 innings as the Texas Rangers defeated the Houston Astros 4-2 on Tuesday. Kela struck out one, ending the game with a 3.33 ERA and 0.99 WHIP on the season.
June 10 2:48 PM PT3:48 PM MT4:48 PM CT5:48 PM ET17:48 ET21:48 GMT5:48 2:48 PM MST4:48 PM EST5:18 PM VEN1:48 UAE (+1)4:48 PM CT-Keone Kela improved to 3-1, allowing no hits over 2.0 scoreless innings, as the Texas Rangers defeated the Washington Nationals 6-3 on Saturday. Kela struck out four, ending the game with a 3.42 ERA and 0.93 WHIP on the season.
June 9 7:30 PM PT8:30 PM MT9:30 PM CT10:30 PM ET22:30 ET2:30 GMT10:30 7:30 PM MST9:30 PM EST10:00 PM VEN6:30 UAE (+1)9:30 PM CT-Keone Kela allowed one run on two hits in 0.1 innings as the Texas Rangers defeated the Washington Nationals 5-2 on Friday. Kela did not strike out a batter, ending the game with a 3.74 ERA and 1.02 WHIP on the season.
June 4 10:16 AM PT11:16 AM MT12:16 PM CT1:16 PM ET13:16 ET17:16 GMT1:16 10:16 AM MST12:16 PM EST12:46 PM VEN21:16 UAE12:16 PM CT-Keone Kela allowed one run on one hit and one walk in 1.1 innings as the Texas Rangers lost to the Houston Astros 6-5 on Saturday. Kela struck out one, ending the game with a 3.38 ERA and 0.94 WHIP on the season.
May 31 8:41 AM PT9:41 AM MT10:41 AM CT11:41 AM ET11:41 ET15:41 GMT23:41 8:41 AM MST10:41 AM EST11:11 AM VEN19:41 UAE10:41 AM CT-Keone Kela improved to 2-1, allowing one hit over 1.0 scoreless inning, as the Texas Rangers defeated the Tampa Bay Rays 9-5 on Tuesday. Kela struck out one, ending the game with a 3.15 ERA and 0.90 WHIP on the season.
May 30 9:37 AM PT10:37 AM MT11:37 AM CT12:37 PM ET12:37 ET16:37 GMT0:37 9:37 AM MST11:37 AM EST12:07 PM VEN20:37 UAE11:37 AM CT-Keone Kela did not allow a hit or walk in 1.0 scoreless inning as the Texas Rangers lost to the Tampa Bay Rays 10-8 on Monday. Kela struck out one, ending the game with a 3.32 ERA and 0.89 WHIP on the season.
May 28 3:14 PM PT4:14 PM MT5:14 PM CT6:14 PM ET18:14 ET22:14 GMT6:14 3:14 PM MST5:14 PM EST5:44 PM VEN2:14 UAE (+1)5:14 PM CT-Keone Kela did not allow a hit or walk in 1.0 scoreless inning as the Texas Rangers defeated the Toronto Blue Jays 3-1 on Sunday. Kela struck out one, ending the game with a 3.50 ERA and 0.94 WHIP on the season.
May 22 7:05 AM PT8:05 AM MT9:05 AM CT10:05 AM ET10:05 ET14:05 GMT22:05 7:05 AM MST9:05 AM EST9:35 AM VEN18:05 UAE9:05 AM CT-Kela recorded his first save, allowing no runs on no hits in 1.0 inning, as the Texas Rangers defeated the Detroit Tigers 5-2 on Sunday.
Analysis: Kela struck out two, ending the game with a 3.94 ERA and 0.94 WHIP on the season.
May 14 8:58 AM PT9:58 AM MT10:58 AM CT11:58 AM ET11:58 ET15:58 GMT23:58 8:58 AM MST10:58 AM EST11:28 AM VEN19:58 UAE10:58 AM CT-Keone Kela allowed one run on one hit in 1.0 inning as the Texas Rangers defeated the Oakland Athletics 6-5 on Saturday. Kela struck out two, ending the game with a 4.85 ERA and 1.08 WHIP on the season.
May 12 8:21 PM PT9:21 PM MT10:21 PM CT11:21 PM ET23:21 ET3:21 GMT11:21 8:21 PM MST10:21 PM EST10:51 PM VEN7:21 UAE (+1)10:21 PM CT-Keone Kela improved to 1-1, allowing no hits and one walk over 2.0 scoreless innings, as the Texas Rangers defeated the Oakland Athletics 5-2 on Friday. Kela struck out two, ending the game with a 4.50 ERA and 1.08 WHIP on the season.
May 11 10:06 AM PT11:06 AM MT12:06 PM CT1:06 PM ET13:06 ET17:06 GMT1:06 10:06 AM MST12:06 PM EST12:36 PM VEN21:06 UAE12:06 PM CT-Keone Kela did not allow a hit or walk in 0.1 scoreless innings as the Texas Rangers defeated the San Diego Padres 4-3 on Wednesday. Kela did not strike out a batter, ending the game with a 5.40 ERA and 1.20 WHIP on the season.
May 9 7:28 AM PT8:28 AM MT9:28 AM CT10:28 AM ET10:28 ET14:28 GMT22:28 7:28 AM MST9:28 AM EST9:58 AM VEN18:28 UAE9:28 AM CT-Keone Kela did not allow a hit or walk in 1.0 scoreless inning as the Texas Rangers lost to the San Diego Padres 5-1 on Monday. Kela struck out one, ending the game with a 5.59 ERA and 1.24 WHIP on the season.
May 7 9:37 AM PT10:37 AM MT11:37 AM CT12:37 PM ET12:37 ET16:37 GMT0:37 9:37 AM MST11:37 AM EST12:07 PM VEN20:37 UAE11:37 AM CT-Keone Kela allowed two runs on one hit without recording an out as the Texas Rangers lost to the Seattle Mariners 8-2 on Saturday. Kela did not strike out a batter, ending the game with a 6.23 ERA and 1.38 WHIP on the season.
May 4 4:44 PM PT5:44 PM MT6:44 PM CT7:44 PM ET19:44 ET23:44 GMT7:44 4:44 PM MST6:44 PM EST7:14 PM VEN3:44 UAE (+1)6:44 PM CT-Keone Kela walked three and didn't allow a hit in 1.1 scoreless innings as the Texas Rangers defeated the Houston Astros 10-4 on Thursday. Kela struck out three, ending the game with a 4.15 ERA and 1.27 WHIP on the season.
Apr. 29 8:46 PM PT9:46 PM MT10:46 PM CT11:46 PM ET23:46 ET3:46 GMT11:46 8:46 PM MST10:46 PM EST11:16 PM VEN7:46 UAE (+1)10:46 PM CT-Keone Kela allowed two hits without giving up a run in 1.0 inning as the Texas Rangers defeated the Los Angeles Angels 6-3 on Saturday. Kela struck out one, ending the game with a 0.00 ERA and 0.63 WHIP on the season.
Mar. 31 4:44 PM PT5:44 PM MT6:44 PM CT7:44 PM ET19:44 ET23:44 GMT7:44 4:44 PM MST6:44 PM EST7:14 PM VEN3:44 UAE (+1)6:44 PM CT-The Rangers have unexpectedly optioned Kela to Triple-A Round Rock. General manager Jon Daniels says the move wasn't based on performance. Without being specific Friday about why Kela was being sent down, Daniels and manager Jeff Banister both spoke about clubhouse culture multiple times when being questioned about the decision. Both said Kela had an excellent spring and indicated that the move wouldn't be permanent.
Analysis: As a rookie in 2015, Kela went 7-5 with a 2.39 ERA in 68 appearances. While dealing with right elbow issues last season, he was limited to 35 games and finished 5-1 with a 6.09 ERA.

Regular Season

Pitching Statistics
Year Team W L Sv-Op G GS CG IP H R ER HR BB IBB K WHIP ERA
2015 Tex 7 5 1 - 4 68 0 0 60.1 52 18 16 4 18 0 68 1.16 2.39
2016 Tex 5 1 0 - 1 35 0 0 34.0 30 23 23 6 17 0 45 1.38 6.09
2017 Tex 4 1 1 - 2 34 0 0 34.1 15 9 9 3 16 1 46 0.90 2.36
Career 16 7 2 - 7 137 0 0 128.2 97 50 48 13 51 1 159 1.15 3.36


Postseason

Pitching Statistics
Year Team Round W L Sv-Op G GS CG IP H R ER HR BB IBB K ERA
2015 Tex Total 1 0 0 - 0 3 0 0 3.0 1 1 1 1 2 0 2 3.00
    LDS 1 0 0 - 0 3 0 0 3.0 1 1 1 1 2 0 2 3.00
2016 Tex Total 0 0 0 - 1 1 0 0 1.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.00
    LDS 0 0 0 - 1 1 0 0 1.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.00
Career 1 0 0 - 1 4 0 0 4.2 1 1 1 1 2 0 3 1.93


Pitching Velocity

Pitch TypePitchesMaxMinAvgPct
Fastball 310 99 91 96.3 56.99
Curveball 225 87 77 82.8 41.36
Changeup 9 92 87 90 1.65

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