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Keegan Akin

Keegan Akin

P | B/T: L/L | 6' 0" 225 | Age: 24
Draft: 2016 (Rd: 2, #54, Baltimore Orioles) - Western Michigan
Alma, MI USA
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Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2019 5 6 4.92 23 22 0 100.2 116 1.54
Career Minors 26 22 3.80 78 77 0 364.1 398 1.33
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2019 23 5-6 4.92 100.2 116 1.54
Career Minors 78 26-22 3.80 364.1 398 1.33

Standard Minor League Pitching Statistics

SeasonTmLGLWLERAGGSSVIPHRERHRBBSOWHIP
2016 Aberdeen IronBirds NYP A(Short) 0 1 1.04 9 9 0 26.0 15 4 3 0 7 29 0.85
2017 Frederick Keys CAR A(Adv) 7 8 4.14 21 21 0 100.0 89 50 46 12 46 111 1.35
2018 Bowie Baysox EAS AA 14 7 3.27 25 25 0 137.2 114 52 50 16 58 142 1.25
2019 Norfolk Tides INT AAA 5 6 4.92 23 22 0 100.2 104 60 55 9 51 116 1.54

Scouting Report

Scouting grades: Fastball: 55 | Slider: 55 | Changeup: 50 | Control: 50 | Overall: 50

Akin struck out 133 batters as a Western Michigan junior to establish a single-season record, surpassing former big leaguer Pat Misch on the school's all-time list. The Orioles took him in the second round that June, then assigned him directly to Class A Advanced Frederick for his first full season. Akin pitched to mixed results early before settling in during the second half, and he built upon that success during a breakout Double-A campaign in 2018. He was named Baltimore's Minor League pitcher of the year and garnered similar honors in the Eastern League after he led the circuit in wins (14), strikeouts (142), and batting average against (.225), and posted the third-best ERA (3.27).

Akin's repeatable delivery and clean arm action allow him to paint both sides of the plate with a fastball that sits at 91-94 mph and touches 95. An above-average slider in the low 80s is Akin's best secondary pitch, and he also demonstrates feel for a changeup that's at least average. He throws each of his three pitches for strikes and is comfortable pitching inside against right-handed hitters with his fastball. While he doesn't generate many ground balls and at times is prone to the long ball, Akin does induce a healthy number of whiffs and induces weak contact by effectively changing speeds.

The Orioles changed Akin's heel placement on the rubber back in 2017, and that adjustment has helped him stay on line to the plate and better execute his pitches. He still has gains to make both with his control and command, but all the ingredients are there for Akin to serve as a No. 4 starter, perhaps more, if he continues down his current developmental path.

Transactions

Team Date Transaction
03/31/2019 LHP Keegan Akin assigned to Norfolk Tides from Bowie Baysox.
04/02/2018 LHP Keegan Akin assigned to Bowie Baysox from Frederick Keys.
02/24/2018 LHP Keegan Akin assigned to Baltimore Orioles.
09/21/2017 Frederick Keys activated LHP Keegan Akin from the 7-day disabled list.
08/09/2017 Frederick Keys placed LHP Keegan Akin on the 7-day disabled list retroactive to August 7, 2017.
06/04/2017 LHP Keegan Akin assigned to Frederick Keys from Aberdeen IronBirds.
05/23/2017 LHP Keegan Akin assigned to Aberdeen IronBirds from Frederick Keys.
04/03/2017 LHP Keegan Akin assigned to Frederick Keys from Aberdeen IronBirds.
03/01/2017 LHP Keegan Akin assigned to Baltimore Orioles.
07/12/2016 LHP Keegan Akin assigned to Aberdeen IronBirds.
06/23/2016 Baltimore Orioles signed LHP Keegan Akin.