Anthony Kay
25-Year-Old PitcherSP
Toronto Blue Jays AAA
2020 Fantasy Outlook
A busy season for Kay saw him sent from the Mets to the Blue Jays in the Marcus Stroman trade in late July and later make his big-league debut in early September. He went on to allow nine runs with a 13:5 K:BB in 14 innings at the highest level. Prior to that, he'd posted a 2.96 ERA in 26 starts at the two highest levels of the minors, combining a good 24.1 K% with a fairly poor 10.0 BB%. Kay may have been traded for a big name, but he was seen as the safe big-league ready arm in the deal, while Simeon Woods Richardson was the high-upside piece the Blue Jays got back. The 6-foot lefty, who is entering his age-25 season, has average velocity and no standout secondaries. Still, the rebuilding Blue Jays figure to have plenty of starts available this season. Kay is unlikely to excel but could be a competent deep-league option if he holds down a rotation spot for most of the year. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a one-year, $565,600 contract with the Blue Jays in March of 2020.
Optioned to Triple-A
PToronto Blue Jays  AAA
March 20, 2020
Kay was optioned to Triple-A Buffalo on Friday, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.ca reports.
ANALYSIS
Kay wasn't a favorite to secure an Opening Day rotation spot as he's thrown just 14 career big-league innings. After posting a 4.41 ERA and 1.57 WHIP in 14 Triple-A starts last season, he likely still has something to prove in the minors.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
86
Last 10 Games
86
Last 5 Games
86
How many pitches does Anthony Kay generally throw?
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
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111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
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111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
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81-90
 
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111-120
 
121+
What part of the game does Anthony Kay generally pitch?
 
 
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-36%
BAA vs LHP
2019
 
 
-36%
BAA vs LHP
2018
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2017
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BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2017vs Left .182 12 5 1 2 1 0 0
Since 2017vs Right .283 51 8 4 13 2 0 0
2019vs Left .182 12 5 1 2 1 0 0
2019vs Right .283 51 8 4 13 2 0 0
2018vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-64%
ERA on Road
2019
 
 
-64%
ERA on Road
2018
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2017
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ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2017Home 10.38 1.85 4.1 0 0 0 4.2 2.1 0.0
Since 2017Away 3.72 1.24 9.2 1 0 0 10.2 3.7 0.0
2019Home 10.38 1.85 4.1 0 0 0 4.2 2.1 0.0
2019Away 3.72 1.24 9.2 1 0 0 10.2 3.7 0.0
2018Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Anthony Kay compare to other starting pitchers?
This section compares his stats with all starting pitcher seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 120 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 120 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
2.60
 
K/9
8.4
 
BB/9
3.2
 
HR/9
0.0
 
Fastball
93.4 mph
 
ERA
5.79
 
WHIP
1.43
 
BABIP
.362
 
GB/FB
2.30
 
Left On Base
55.0%
 
Exit Velocity
85.6 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
4.5%
 
Spin Rate
2240 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
29.5%
 
Swinging Strike
9.7%
 
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Rebounds in Monday's start
PToronto Blue Jays  AAA
March 10, 2020
Kay gave up three hits and two walks over three scoreless innings during Monday's split-squad game against the Pirates. He struck out four.
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Starting second spring game
PToronto Blue Jays  AAA
February 18, 2020
Manager Charlie Montoyo said Kay would start the Blue Jays' second Grapefruit League game Sunday against the Twins, Kaitlyn McGrath of The Athletic reports.
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Scratched from start
PToronto Blue Jays  AAA
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September 24, 2019
Kay was scratched from his scheduled start Tuesday against the Orioles due to back pain, Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.ca reports.
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Bags first big-league win
PToronto Blue Jays  AAA
September 19, 2019
Kay (1-0) picked up the win as the primary pitcher against the Orioles on Thursday, giving up two earned runs on four hits over four innings, striking out three and walking one as the Blue Jays won 8-4.
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Following opener Thursday
PToronto Blue Jays  AAA
September 19, 2019
Kay will work as the primary pitcher Thursday against the Orioles and will follow opener Wilmer Font, Rob Longley of the Toronto Sun reports.
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