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Nate Karns
ERA W-L K
4.17 2-2 51
Team: Kansas CityHt / Wt: 6-3 / 225 NFBC ADP: 402.06
Position: SPBorn: 11/25/1987 Birthplace: Franklin, Pennsylvania
Bats/Throws: R/R Draft: 12th Round by Nationals (2009)


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May 21 3:31 PM PT4:31 PM MT5:31 PM CT6:31 PM ET18:31 ET22:31 GMT6:31 3:31 PM MST5:31 PM EST6:01 PM VEN2:31 UAE (+1)5:31 PM CT-Karns had his pitching arm evaluated after Friday's start against Minnesota.
Analysis: Royals manager Ned Yost said fluid was found in the elbow area but Karns does not have a strain. Karns exited his start Friday after five innings and threw just 72 pitches due to stiffness in his arm.
May 20 9:26 PM PT10:26 PM MT11:26 PM CT12:26 AM ET0:26 ET4:26 GMT12:26 9:26 PM MST11:26 PM EST11:56 PM VEN8:26 UAE11:26 PM CT-Nate Karns allowed one run on five hits in 5.0 innings as the Kansas City Royals lost to the Minnesota Twins 4-3 on Friday. Karns struck out three, ending the game with a 4.17 ERA and 1.19 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Karns tallied at least 10 strikeouts in his previous two outings and struck out 12 in just five innings last week against Baltimore. He next takes the ball Wednesday at Yankee Stadium.
May 13 7:36 PM PT8:36 PM MT9:36 PM CT10:36 PM ET22:36 ET2:36 GMT10:36 7:36 PM MST9:36 PM EST10:06 PM VEN6:36 UAE (+1)9:36 PM CT-Nate Karns allowed two runs on five hits and one walk in 5.0 innings as the Kansas City Royals defeated the Baltimore Orioles 4-3 on Saturday. Karns struck out 12, ending the game with a 4.46 ERA and 1.21 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Karns took advantage of the free-swinging Orioles and recorded a career-high in strikeouts. He is the first pitcher in franchise history to strike out 12 in five innings. The last major league pitcher to accomplish that was Jake Arrieta of the Chicago Cubs on June 5, 2016. Karns has fanned 22 over 11 1/3 innings in his last two starts, and is 2-0 with a 2.08 ERA in his last three.
May 8 8:39 PM PT9:39 PM MT10:39 PM CT11:39 PM ET23:39 ET3:39 GMT11:39 8:39 PM MST10:39 PM EST11:09 PM VEN7:39 UAE (+1)10:39 PM CT-Nate Karns improved to 2-2, allowing two runs on six hits and two walks in 6.1 innings, as the Kansas City Royals defeated the Tampa Bay Rays 7-3 on Monday. Karns struck out a career high-tying 10, ending the game with a 4.58 ERA and 1.22 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Karns has won his last two starts while allowing two runs over 12 1/3 innings.
May 4 9:19 AM PT10:19 AM MT11:19 AM CT12:19 PM ET12:19 ET16:19 GMT0:19 9:19 AM MST11:19 AM EST11:49 AM VEN20:19 UAE11:19 AM CT-Nate Karns improved to 1-2, allowing one hit and one walk over 6.0 scoreless innings, as the Kansas City Royals defeated the Chicago White Sox 6-1 on Wednesday. Karns struck out seven, ending the game with a 4.97 ERA and 1.21 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Thanks to a wild pitch in the sixth, Karns managed to strike out four White Sox in a single inning. ''He was just fantastic,'' manager Ned Yost said after finally learning about the four-K inning. ''That's a pretty neat accomplishment.'' Karns had allowed 10 runs and four homers over 10 2/3 innings in his last two games, losing both of them.
Apr. 26 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-Karns (0-2) took the loss Wednesday against the White Sox, allowing four runs and seven hits while striking out five with no walks in six innings.
Analysis: He's dropped his last two starts behind an 8.44 ERA, allowing five homers over 10 2/3 innings.
Apr. 22 9:15 AM PT10:15 AM MT11:15 AM CT12:15 PM ET12:15 ET16:15 GMT0:15 9:15 AM MST11:15 AM EST11:45 AM VEN20:15 UAE11:15 AM CT-Karns gave up six runs and five hits - four homers - in 4 2/3 innings in the Royals' 6-2 loss to the Rangers on Friday.
Analysis: Karns only gave up two runs over a combined 11 2/3 innings in his previous two starts, but this is the second time he's been shelled this season.
Apr. 16 8:14 AM PT9:14 AM MT10:14 AM CT11:14 AM ET11:14 ET15:14 GMT23:14 8:14 AM MST10:14 AM EST10:44 AM VEN19:14 UAE10:14 AM CT-Karns held the Angels to a run and four hits over six innings in the Royals' 3-2 win Saturday.
Analysis: After being charged with four runs in less than an inning in his lone relief appearance, Karns has allowed just two runs in two starts.
Apr. 9 9:21 PM PT10:21 PM MT11:21 PM CT12:21 AM ET0:21 ET4:21 GMT12:21 9:21 PM MST11:21 PM EST11:51 PM VEN8:21 UAE11:21 PM CT-Karns will make his first start and second appearance of the season in the series finale at Houston on Sunday.
Analysis: Karns allowed four runs, two hits and two walks in a relief appearance in a 9-1 loss to Minnesota on Wednesday.
Mar. 20 5:20 PM PT6:20 PM MT7:20 PM CT8:20 PM ET20:20 ET0:20 GMT8:20 5:20 PM MST7:20 PM EST7:50 PM VEN4:20 UAE (+1)6:20 PM CT-Karns has won the crowded competition for the lone vacancy in the Royals' rotation, getting the nod Monday from manager Ned Yost. Karns beat out holdover Chris Young and left-hander Travis Wood for the fifth spot.
Analysis: Karns was acquired Jan. 6 from Seattle for outfielder Jarrod Dyson. The righty hasn't exactly been lights-out in spring training, posting a 7.36 ERA in four starts. Karns was 6-2 with a 5.15 ERA in 22 games, including 15 starts, last year with the Mariners before his season ended July 20 because of a herniated disk. He is 14-9 with a 4.41 ERA in 54 career games in the majors with Washington, Tampa Bay and Seattle.

Regular Season

Pitching Statistics
Year Team W L Sv-Op G GS CG IP H R ER HR BB IBB K WHIP ERA
2013 Was 0 1 0 - 0 3 3 0 12.0 17 11 10 5 6 0 11 1.92 7.50
2014 TB 1 1 0 - 0 2 2 0 12.0 7 6 6 3 4 0 13 0.92 4.50
2015 TB 7 5 0 - 0 27 26 0 147.0 132 62 60 19 56 1 145 1.28 3.67
2016 Sea 6 2 1 - 1 22 15 0 94.1 95 55 54 11 45 1 101 1.48 5.15
2017 KC 2 2 0 - 0 9 8 0 45.1 41 21 21 9 13 1 51 1.19 4.17
Career 16 11 1 - 1 63 54 0 310.2 292 155 151 47 124 3 321 1.34 4.37

Hitting Statistics
Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2013 Was 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2015 TB 27 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 3 0 0 .250 .250 1.000
2016 Sea 22 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Career 63 8 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 4 0 0 .125 .125 .500


Pitching Velocity

Pitch TypePitchesMaxMinAvgPct
Fastball 370 96 89 93 49.4
Curveball 272 87 78 83.8 36.32
Changeup 107 89 83 86.1 14.29

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