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Team W-L L10 STRK
83-73 7-3 W1
74-83 5-5 L2
73-83 6-4 W1
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2023 Pitching

STATS W
Wins
L
Losses
ERA
Earned Run Average
SO
Strikeouts
BB
Base on Balls (Walk)
WHIP
Walks and Hits Allowed Per Inning
Regular Season 2 0 5.88 28 17 1.81

Top Jackson Kowar News

  • Royals' Jackson Kowar: Picks up second win

    Kowar (2-0) allowed a hit and struck out two over a scoreless inning to earn the win Monday over the Guardians.

    Kowar's two wins have come over his last five appearances, in which he's posted a 5.1-inning scoreless streak with a 6:1 K:BB. The right-hander is finding a bit more success out of the bullpen in the majors, though he still has a 4.91 ERA, 1.68 WHIP and 28:16 K:BB through 25.2 innings over 20 appearances this season. Kowar started just one of his 30 outings with Triple-A Omaha but pitched to a 5.96 ERA over 45.1 innings. It appears he'll mostly remain in a low-leverage role with the capability to take multiple innings for the rest of this season.

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  • Royals' Jackson Kowar: Snags first major-league win

    Kowar (1-0) struck out one in a perfect inning to earn the win Tuesday over the White Sox.

    Kowar pitched the ninth inning with the Royals down by one, but they scraped together two runs to walk it off. This was Kowar's fifth scoreless effort across eight appearances since he was recalled from Triple-A Omaha on Aug. 17. The right-hander has a 5.91 ERA, 1.83 WHIP and 23:15 K:BB over 21.1 innings in the majors this season while working almost exclusively as a reliever across all levels.

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  • Royals' Jackson Kowar: Recalled from Omaha

    Kansas City recalled Kowar from Triple-A Omaha on Thursday.

    Kowar returns to the Royals as a fresh bullpen arm ahead of Thursday's series finale against the Mariners. The 26-year-old right-hander has allowed 12 runs -- eight earned -- in 11.2 innings of work this season at the MLB level.

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  • Royals' Jackson Kowar: Sent back to Omaha

    Kansas City optioned Kowar to Triple-A Omaha on Wednesday.

    James McArthur has also been sent to Omaha, with Cole Ragans and Tucker Davidson joining the Royals ahead of Wednesday night's game against the Mets. Kowar, 26, did not make an appearance during his one-day stint on the major-league roster.

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  • Royals' Jackson Kowar: Promoted to KC

    The Royals recalled Kowar from Triple-A Omaha on Tuesday, Anne Rogers of MLB.com reports.

    Kowar and James McArthur will both come up from the minors to make up for the departures of Scott Barlow and Ryan Yarbrough at Tuesday's trade deadline. With a 9.83 ERA and 2.13 WHIP through 57.2 career MLB innings, Kowar offers very little fantasy value.

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  • Royals' Jackson Kowar: Back to minors

    Kowar was optioned to Triple-A Omaha on Saturday.

    Kowar was most recently promoted to the majors June 2, and he went on to pitch 9.1 innings across seven appearances. He allowed at least one run on four occasions, which amounted to a 7.71 ERA.

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  • Royals' Jackson Kowar: Recalled from Triple-A

    Kansas City recalled Kowar from Triple-A Omaha on Friday.

    The 26-year-old right-hander will replace Amir Garrett, who is headed to the 15-day injured list with a left elbow injury. A former top prospect, Kowar projects to operate in long relief as he joins the Royals' major-league roster for the second time this season.

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  • Royals' Jackson Kowar: Sent back to Omaha

    Kowar was optioned to Triple-A Omaha on Saturday.

    Kowar was called up Tuesday and tossed 2.1 scoreless innings while walking two batters and striking out three in Friday's 2-0 loss to the White Sox. With Amir Garrett (personal) being reinstated from the family emergency list Saturday, Kowar will head back to Triple-A. The right-hander could earn another call-up later this summer if a bullpen arm goes down for Kansas City.

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  • Royals' Jackson Kowar: Recalled from Triple-A

    The Royals recalled Kowar from Triple-A Omaha on Tuesday.

    Kowar holds a 7.84 ERA and 2.13 WHIP through 20.2 innings across 13 appearances in Omaha this season. His struggles are nothing new, as he hasn't maintained an ERA below 6.00 at any level since 2021. He has a knack for striking batters out at an above-average rate, but Kowar still holds virtually no fantasy value. Max Castillo was optioned to Omaha in a corresponding move.

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  • Royals' Jackson Kowar: Role is undecided

    Kowar's role moving forward has yet to be determined by the Royals, Anne Rogers of MLB.com reports.

    Kowar was part of the Royals' camp cuts Wednesday and the team is still deciding whether to deploy him as a starter or reliever. The first-round pick will stay stretched out this spring, but it's possible the organization ultimately determines he's best suited as a reliever. Kowar, 26, has struggled in both roles in the majors so far with a 9.16 ERA as a reliever and an even uglier 11.85 mark as a starter.

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  • Royals' Jackson Kowar: Optioned out to Triple-A

    The Royals optioned Kowar to Triple-A Omaha on Wednesday.

    Kowar had surrendered five earned runs on seven hits and three walks through five innings this spring in the Cactus League. The 26-year-old carries a ghastly 10.76 ERA in 46 career frames at the MLB level.

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  • Royals' Jackson Kowar: Optioned to Triple-A

    Kowar was optioned to Triple-A Omaha on Saturday.

    Kowar was called up Wednesday, and he gave up two runs on two hits and two walks while failing to strike out a batter in one-third of an inning during Friday's game against the Yankees. He'll head back to the minors after Jonathan Heasley (shoulder) was reinstated from the 15-day injured list.

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  • Royals' Jackson Kowar: Called up Wednesday

    Kowar was called up from Triple-A Omaha on Wednesday.

    Kowar will return to the Royals just one day after being sent down to Omaha. He'll replace Angel Zerpa (knee) on the active roster after the latter was placed on the 15-day injured list Wednesday. Kowar has produced a 8.80 ERA over 15.1 innings in six appearances with Kansas City this year.

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  • Royals' Jackson Kowar: Heads to Omaha

    The Royals optioned Kowar to Triple-A Omaha on Tuesday, Joel Goldberg of Bally Sports Kansas City reports.

    Kowar threw two scoreless innings in his most recent appearance July 14, yet he still has an 8.80 ERA through six games this season. The righty figures to rejoin Kansas City for bullpen depth at some point in 2022.

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  • Royals' Jackson Kowar: Struggles in long relief

    Kowar allowed five runs on seven hits and three walks while striking out three over 2.2 innings during Saturday's 13-1 loss to the Guardians.

    Jonathan Heasley was blitzed in the first two innings, and Kowar didn't do much better, though he recorded the most outs of any Royals pitcher in the contest. With eight runs, 12 hits and eight walks in 10 innings across four appearances since his June 26 recall from Triple-A Omaha, Kowar hasn't looked very effective against major-league hitters. Daniel Lynch (finger) is expected to return from the injured list Monday, and it figures one of Heasley, Kowar or Kris Bubic is most likely to be headed back to Omaha to make room for him.

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  • Royals' Jackson Kowar: Summoned from Triple-A

    The Royals recalled Kowar from Triple-A Omaha on Sunday.

    Kowar will provide the Royals with a multi-inning option out of the bullpen after Kansas City demoted lefty Foster Griffin to Triple-A in a corresponding move. Over his 12 starts with Omaha this season, Kowar has turned in a 6.34 ERA, 1.65 WHIP and 62:23 K:BB across 55.1 innings.

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  • Royals' Jackson Kowar: Optioned to Triple-A

    Kowar was optioned to Triple-A Omaha on Monday, Anne Rogers of MLB.com reports.

    Kowar got lit up for seven runs after entering out of the bullpen during Sunday's 17-3 loss to the Guardians, giving up 11 hits and walking one while striking out four over 3.1 innings. Manager Mike Matheny said that the 25-year-old will be a part of the starting rotation with Triple-A Omaha moving forward. In a corresponding move, Joel Payamps will rejoin the big-league club following an absence due to a family emergency.

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  • Royals' Jackson Kowar: On Opening Day roster

    Kowar was awarded a spot on the Opening Day roster Tuesday, Anne Rogers of MLB.com reports.

    The first-round pick from 2018 got his first taste of big-league action last season, but he struggled with an 11.27 ERA and 2.08 WHIP across nine appearances spanning 30.1 innings. He didn't have the best spring either, allowing four runs on eight hits and three walks through seven innings. Kowar will be able to log multi-inning assignments, though with Carlos Hernandez in the rotation, it's expected Kowar will operate out of the bullpen to begin the year.

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  • Royals' Jackson Kowar: Solid in first spring start

    Kowar allowed a run of three hits and struck out four over two innings in Sunday's 11-10 win over the Diamondbacks.

    The decrease in walks is the most encouraging takeaway here -- Kowar issued 20 free passes in 30.1 major-league innings last season. He struggled to an 11.27 ERA and 2.08 WHIP with the Royals last season, but he posted a strong 3.46 ERA and 1.25 WHIP in 80.2 innings with Triple-A Omaha. Kowar is competing for a back-end spot in the rotation during spring training, though he may begin the year in Omaha if the Royals opt to carry five starters early on.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-5, 200 lbs
Birthplace: Weddington, NC
Age: 26
School: Florida
Experience: R
Bats/Throws: R, R