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Keegan Akin

Keegan Akin P

Norfolk Tides

  • Status: Active
  • Full Name: Keegan Lee Akin
  • Age: 25 (April 1, 1995)
  • Birthplace: Alma, MI
  • Bats/Throws: L/L Ht: 6' 0" Wt: 225
  • Draft: Round 2 (2016, BAL)
  • School: Western Michigan
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Keegan Akin Stats Summary

Keegan Akin Career Stats

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Team Date Transaction
March 11, 2020 Baltimore Orioles optioned LHP Keegan Akin to Norfolk Tides.
November 20, 2019 Baltimore Orioles selected the contract of LHP Keegan Akin from Norfolk Tides.
March 31, 2019 LHP Keegan Akin assigned to Norfolk Tides from Bowie Baysox.
April 2, 2018 LHP Keegan Akin assigned to Bowie Baysox from Frederick Keys.
February 24, 2018 LHP Keegan Akin assigned to Baltimore Orioles.
September 21, 2017 Frederick Keys activated LHP Keegan Akin from the 7-day disabled list.
August 9, 2017 Frederick Keys placed LHP Keegan Akin on the 7-day disabled list retroactive to August 7, 2017.
June 4, 2017 LHP Keegan Akin assigned to Frederick Keys from Aberdeen IronBirds.
May 23, 2017 LHP Keegan Akin assigned to Aberdeen IronBirds from Frederick Keys.
April 3, 2017 LHP Keegan Akin assigned to Frederick Keys from Aberdeen IronBirds.
March 1, 2017 LHP Keegan Akin assigned to Baltimore Orioles.
July 12, 2016 LHP Keegan Akin assigned to Aberdeen IronBirds.
June 23, 2016 Baltimore Orioles signed LHP Keegan Akin.
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Keegan Akin Awards and Honors

Keegan Akin  P

Keegan Akin
  • Full Name: Keegan Lee Akin
  • Born: April 1, 1995
  • Age: 25
  • Birthplace: Alma, MI
  • Bats: L
  • Throws: L
  • Height: 6' 0"
  • Weight: 225
  • Draft: Round 2 (2016, BAL)
  • School: Western Michigan

2019
♦ Spent the entire season with Norfolk, going 6-7 with a 4.73 ERA in 25 games (24 starts).
♦ Led the International League with 131 strikeouts, the first Tides pitcher to lead the circuit in punchouts since Manny Hernandez did so with 157 strikeouts in 1990. 
♦ His 131 strikeouts were the most recorded by a Tides pitcher as an Orioles affiliate, besting a 120-strikeout campaign by Garrett Olson in 2008. 
♦ Was named the starting pitcher for the International League in the Triple-A All-Star Game, the first Tides pitcher to start the All-Star Game since Jason Scobie in 2005. 
♦ Ranked among IL leaders in average against (1st, .256), starts (T-4th, 24), ERA (6th, 4.73), WHIP (12th, 1.51) and innings pitched (T-12th, 112.1). 
♦ Allowed three earned runs or less in 21 of his 24 starts.
♦ Registered at least five strikeouts in 17 of his 24 starts, including a 10-strikeout outing on 4/12 vs. Toledo in which he threw just 13 balls over his 6.0-inning, 78-pitch performance. 
♦ Earned first Triple-A victory and threw a season-high 6.2 innings, 5/10 vs. Buffalo.
♦ Yielded just 10 home runs all season. Allowed just one homer to a left-handed batter all season, and surrendered two homers in a game just once (8/18 at Syracuse).
♦ Limited IL right-handers to a .226 average.


2018
♦ Spent the entire season with Double-A Bowie, going 14-7 with a 3.27 ERA in 25 starts.
♦ Shared the Jim Palmer Award for Orioles Minor League Pitcher of the Year with LHP Zac Lowther. He was honored in an on-field ceremony at Camden Yards on 9/15.
♦ Named the Eastern League Pitcher of the Year, and was selected as both a Midseason and Postseason Eastern League All-Star. He worked a scoreless inning in the EL All-Star Game. 
♦ Led the Eastern League in strikeouts (142), wins (14), opponent's batting average (.225) and strikeouts per nine IP among starters (9.28). Also ranked among league leaders in ERA (3rd, 3.27), fewest baserunners per nine IP among starters (3rd, 11.51) and walks (5th, 58).
♦ Ranked second among Orioles farmhands with 142 strikeouts (trailing Zac Lowther's 151 punchouts), while his 3.27 ERA ranked 5th in the O's organization. 
♦ His 14 victories were tied for second in all of Minor League Baseball. The only pitcher with more wins was Cincinnati farmhand Scott Moss, who registered 15 victories. The 14 wins were the 2nd-most in Bowie franchise history behind Brad Bergesen's 15 wins in 2008.
♦ Went 9-1 with a 2.58 ERA in 11 road starts. He struck out 73 while allowing 51 hits in 66.1 innings away from home while holding opponents to a .214 average. 
♦ Set a new career-high with 12 strikeouts over 6.0 innings in a win at Erie on 5/1. It was the most strikeouts in a game by a Baysox pitcher since Radhames Liz struck out 14 during the 2007 season. Also had a 10-strikeout performance on 5/27 at Binghamton to become the first Baysox pitcher with multiple double-digit strikeout efforts in a season since Mike Ballard accomplished the feat in 2011. 


2017
♦ Spent entire season with Class-A Frederick, where he went 7-8 with a 4.14 ERA. 
♦ Registered a career-high 10 strikeouts on two occasions: 4/12 vs. Potomac and 7/18 at Down East.
♦ Took a no-hit bid into the eighth inning in a victory against Wilmington on 6/27 (8.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 6 K).
♦ Was twice named the Carolina League Pitcher of the Week: 6/4 and 7/2.
♦ Allowed three earned runs or less in 18 of his 21 starts.
♦ Went 5-3 with a 3.70 ERA (23 ER, 56.0 IP) and a .211 opponents average in 11 home games.
♦ Was 3-1 with a 0.90 ERA (3 ER, 30.0 IP) in five June starts, allowing just 13 hits.
♦ Rated by MLB.com as the #9 prospect in the Orioles system after the 2017 season.


2016
♦ Spent the year in Aberdeen, posting a 1.04 ERA in nine starts.
♦ Registered 29 strikeouts and just seven walks while holding opponents to a .161 average (15-93). Held left-handed batters to a .129 average (4-31) with nine strikeouts, with righties batting .177 (11-62) with 20 strikeouts against him.
♦ Did not allow a run in seven of his nine outings, including each of his last six.

 

PERSONAL
♦ Selected by Baltimore in the 2nd round (54th overall) of the 2016 draft. 
♦ Attended Western Michigan University, where he posted a 3.07 ERA and 270 strikeouts in 49 outings for the Broncos. Posted a 1.82 ERA in 17 games (17 starts) in 2016 and set the WMU school record with 133 strikeouts, surpassing the previous record of 99 strikeouts.
♦ Guided the Broncos to a Mid-American Conference (MAC) championship in 2016 and their first NCAA Tournament appearance since 1989.
♦ During his junior season at WMU, was named a Third Team All-American by Baseball America, named to First Team All-MAC, named to All-MAC Defensive Team, was the MAC Tournament Most Valuable Player, made the All-MAC Tournament Team, and was a two-time winner of the MAC West Player of the Week honor.
♦ Was the highest draft pick by a Western Michigan University player since 1970.
♦ Attended Bullock Creek High School (Midland, MI), where he went 10-0 with 104 strikeouts in 49.0 innings pitched during his senior year. Threw a perfect game, two no-hitters and three one-hitters during his senior year in high school.
♦ Was a teammate of fellow Orioles farmhand Cody Sedlock in the Cape Cod League during the 2015 summer season.