2022 Player Outlook
Kennedy went 26-for-30 in save opportunities last season and since starting to close in 2019, he's converted on 87.5 percent (56-for-64) of his save chances. Kennedy allows a good bit of hard contact, and last year's fly ball rate was astonishing, leading to a rather high 1.92 HR/9. Unlike other closers, Kennedy doesn't win with overwhelming velocity, but more so the ability to put the ball where he wants it. The landing spot in Arizona means he'll likely be sharing save chances with Mark Melancon to begin the season, but some saves are better than no saves. The signing is a bit underwhelming, but he's far and away the 1A in Arizona.