2022 Player Outlook
Don't look at Keller's batted ball profile from 2021, because it's atrocious. Where does one even begin? How about the 22nd percentile average exit velocity? What about the fact that his xwOBA, xERA, xBA and xSLG were the first, first, third and fourth percentile respectively. Keller went 8-12 with a 5.39 ERA, 1.66 WHIP and only his slider resulted in a batting average against below .295. Keller doesn't really have an imposing arsenal to make one weary of big time strikeouts, and some of the expected statistics last year raise some red flags. His ERA shouldn't be as bad as it was last season, but a dearth of strikeouts make him an underwhelming fantasy arm. An ERA in the mid-4s with a below average strikeout rate shouldn't make fantasy owners giddy in drafts.