Kevin Jepsen

Kevin Jepsen #49

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  • B/T: R/R
  • 6' 3"/235
  • Age: 31


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Pitches: Strikes, Balls


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Kevin Jepsen Stats

3-6 2.33 69.2 59 1.13

Kevin Jepsen MLB Career Stats

16-24 3.62 350.1 330 1.31

Kevin Jepsen Bio

  • Full Name: Kevin Martin Jepsen
  • Born: 7/26/1984 in Anaheim, CA
  • Draft: 2002, Anaheim Angels, 2nd rd. (53rd overall)
  • High School: Bishop Manogue, Reno, NV
  • Debut: September 8, 2008
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2015 Stats 3 6 2.33 75 0 15 69.2 59 1.13
MLB Career Stats 16 24 3.62 390 0 20 350.1 330 1.31
  • Status: Active

Kevin Jepsen Four-seam FB Statcast Averages

Year Team LG NP Pitch Type Avg Pitch Speed (mph) Avg Perceived Speed (mph) Avg Spin Rate (rpm) Avg Extension (feet) Avg Exit Velocity (mph)
2015 Twins AL 741 Four-seam FB 95.08 94.72 2409.00 6.31 91.46
MLB Avg - - - Four-seam FB 92.90 92.54 2213.00 6.16 89.87


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October 14, 2015 at 6:23 AM ET

Jepsen compiles 15 saves in 2015

Twins right-hander Kevin Jepsen finished the 2015 regular season with a 3-6 record, a 2.33 ERA, a 1.13 WHIP, 15 saves and 59 strikeouts across 69 2/3 innings.

September 16, 2015 at 9:33 PM ET

Perkins throws, on target for Friday return

The Twins have hung around in the American League Wild Card race without the help of their All-Star closer, Glen Perkins, for most of September. Soon, they won't have to. Perkins threw a bullpen session on Wednesday and said he should be good to return Friday.


Kevin Jepsen Awards

Futures Game Selection

Year Team League
2008 Salt Lake PCL

TEX Mid-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2008 Arkansas TEX

Kevin Jepsen Leaderboards


Season SV Rank
2015 15 17th in AL


Season G Rank
2010 68 16th in AL
2014 74 4th in AL
2015 75 1st in AL


Season HLD Rank
2009 17 14th in AL
2010 27 2nd in AL
2012 18 17th in AL
2014 22 8th in AL
2015 24 6th in AL

Kevin Jepsen Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
August 1, 2015 Minnesota Twins activated RHP Kevin Jepsen.
July 31, 2015 Tampa Bay Rays traded RHP Kevin Jepsen to Minnesota Twins for RHP Chih-Wei Hu and RHP Alexis Tapia.
December 16, 2014 Tampa Bay Rays traded LF Matt Joyce to Los Angeles Angels for RHP Kevin Jepsen.
November 4, 2013 Los Angeles Angels activated RHP Kevin Jepsen from the 60-day disabled list.
August 24, 2013 Los Angeles Angels placed RHP Kevin Jepsen on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to August 21, 2013. Appendicitis.
August 21, 2013 Los Angeles Angels transferred RHP Kevin Jepsen from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.
May 26, 2013 Los Angeles Angels activated RHP Kevin Jepsen from the 15-day disabled list.
May 22, 2013 Los Angeles Angels sent RHP Kevin Jepsen on a rehab assignment to Salt Lake Bees.
May 19, 2013 Los Angeles Angels sent RHP Kevin Jepsen on a rehab assignment to Inland Empire 66ers.
April 13, 2013 Los Angeles Angels placed RHP Kevin Jepsen on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to April 12, 2013. Tight right triceps.
July 5, 2012 Los Angeles Angels recalled RHP Kevin Jepsen from Salt Lake Bees.
May 4, 2012 Los Angeles Angels optioned Kevin Jepsen to Salt Lake Bees.
October 6, 2011 Kevin Jepsen roster status changed by Los Angeles Angels.
July 16, 2011 Salt Lake Bees placed RHP Kevin Jepsen on the 7-day disabled list.
June 12, 2011 Los Angeles Angels optioned RHP Kevin Jepsen to Salt Lake Bees.
May 11, 2011 Los Angeles Angels recalled Kevin Jepsen from Salt Lake Bees.
April 11, 2011 Los Angeles Angels optioned Kevin Jepsen to Salt Lake Bees.
June 10, 2009 Los Angeles Angels recalled Kevin Jepsen from Salt Lake Bees.
May 4, 2009 Los Angeles Angels optioned Kevin Jepsen to Salt Lake Bees.
April 30, 2009 Los Angeles Angels sent RHP Kevin Jepsen on a rehab assignment to Salt Lake Bees.
April 21, 2009 Kevin Jepsen roster status changed by Los Angeles Angels.
September 7, 2008 RHP Kevin Jepsen roster status changed by Salt Lake Bees.

Kevin Martin Jepsen Bio Info

Kevin Martin Jepsen...Graduated from Bishop Manogue High School (Nevada), where he was a first team All-American pitcher in 2002...Originally signed by Angels scout Todd Blyleven...Won a bronze medal as a reliever for the 2008 USA Olympic baseball team.


Finished his seventh season with the Angels and established career highs in appearances (74), IP (65) and SO (75)...his 2.63 ERA and 1.05 WHIP were the lowest of his career...Of the 19 runs he allowed, 16 came against Texas and Seattle...worked to a 0.54 ERA (50-IP, 3-ER) against the rest of the league...His 74 appearances were 4th in the AL and his 65 scoreless appearances were 3rd in the majors behind PIT Tony Watson (68) and teammate Joe Smith (67)...Smith and Jepsen both surpassed the previous club record of 63 by Francisco Rodriguez in 2008...Only three pitchers in AL history have had more appearances in a season and not earned a win (see chart)...Angels were 45-29 in games he appeared, but hasn't earned a victory of his own since June 27, 2013 at DET...has made 98 appearances since then...His final regular season appearance with the Angels was his 315th, moving him past Mike Witt and into 5th place on the team's all-time list...he also finished with 245 scoreless appearances, 4th in Angels history...Limited opponents to a .192 (45-for-234) avg., 53 points lower than his previous best...righties hit only .167 against him, 9th best among AL relievers...opponents were 3-for-41 (.073) off him in July...allowed only one run in June and July combined (28 apps, 27.2 IP), a home run by TEX Shin-Soo Choo on June 21...Entered the game in the 7th inning or later in 67 of his 74 apps...After allowing a career-high 5 runs in a 10-3 loss to Seattle on Opening Day, he pitched to a 1.96 ERA (64.1-IP, 14-ER) through the end of the regular season, including two separate career-high scoreless streaks each spanning 19 appearances...Did not allow a run in 13 regular-season apps (16-IP) vs. the AL's four other postseason clubs: Baltimore, Oakland, Detroit and Kansas City...Had a string of 11 consecutive hitless apps May 7-June 5, longest stretch in the majors in 2014 and 2nd longest in club history behind a 13-game stretch in 2012 by Ernesto Frieri...Went 53 apps without a decision to start the season, longest such streak in Angels history...During his career, has held the AL East to a .209 avg. (53-for-253)...allowed only one run in 14.1 IP against the division in 2014...Tied the franchise record with 45 apps before the All-Star break...Has not allowed a home run in a visiting park since Sep 28, 2012 at TEX (Adrian Beltre)...has made 60 road appearances since then...POSTSEASON: Was the only Angel to pitch in all 3 games of the ALDS vs. KC...took the loss in Game 2 when he allowed 3 runs in the 11th inning as the Angels lost, 4-1...surrendered a 2-run homer to Eric Hosmer.


Completed 2013 campaign with Angels with a 1-3 mark, 4.50 ERA (36 IP - 18 ER), 36 strikeouts and 14 walks... Posted a 9.82 ERA (3.2 IP - 4 ER) across six games before being placed on the disabled list for the first time in his career on April 13th with a right shoulder strain…Reinstated from disabled list on May 26th and logged a 1-2 mark with a 3.90 ERA (32.1 IP - 14 ER) over 39 games before being placed on the disabled list on Aug. 24th and missing the rest of 2013 due to an appendectomy... Missed a total of 74 games (38 games, 4/13-5/26; 36 games, 8/24-9/29)... Registered a 2.04 ERA (17.2 IP - 4 ER) on the road this season and 6.87 ERA (18.1 IP - 14 ER) at home…Did not allow a run on the road in each of first 15 games of 2013... Earned first and only win of the season on June 27 vs. Tigers.

2012 Completed fifth big league season with a 3-2 record and 3.02 ERA (44.2 IP - 15 ER), including two saves and 18 holds in 49 games over two stints with Angels...3.02 ERA established a career best...Following July 5 recall from Triple-A Salt Lake, was 3-1 with a 1.67 ERA (37.2 IP - 7 ER) in 40 appearances...36 of 40 outings in return to Angels were scoreless including 19 of 22 appearances at the Big A...Angels were 31-9 in his appearances over the span...Did not allow a run in July in 10 IP over 12 outings, marking the first scoreless month of career...Recorded second career save, July 15 at New York, first save since Oct. 4, 2009, at Oakland...One of seven Halo relievers to register a save in 2012...Appeared in nine April contests, allowing eight earned runs in seven innings pitched before being optioned to Salt Lake...Made 23 appearances with Bees, going 2-2 with a 3.24 ERA (25 IP - 9 ER) with 35 strikeouts. 2011 Spent two separate stints with Angels before his season was cut short due to injury...Was 1-2 with a 7.62 ERA (13 IP - 11 ER) in 16 appearances for the Angels...Made third consecutive Opening Day roster with Halos, posting a 0-1 record with a 6.75 ERA (4 IP - 3 ER) in five appearances before being optioned to Salt Lake...Recalled May 11th and took the loss that night in a 10-inning contest vs. Chicago...Made 11 appearances in his second stint, registering a 1-1 record with a 8.00 ERA (9 IP - 8 ER)...Optioned to Salt Lake, June 11th...In two seperate stints with Bees, posted a 1-3 record with seven saves and a 4.45 ERA (28.1 IP - 14 ER) in 24 appearances...Suffered a right knee sprain and was placed on the disabled list, July 16th...Underwent arthroscopic surgery to evaluate his right knee, August 31st, effectively ending his season. 2010 Finished first full season in Majors at 2-4 with a 3.97 ERA (59.0 IP - 26 ER) ... in 68 appearances with Angels... Allowed 54 hits (2 HR) while walking 29 and striking out 61...Set career-bests in ERA, strikeouts, innings pitched and appearances...Made second career Opening Day roster...Led Angels 'pen in holds (27) and strikeouts...54 of 68 outings were scoreless this season...Stranded 21 of 31 inherited runners...Posted a 2.78 ERA (32.1 - 10 ER) at home compared to a 5.40 (26.2 IP - 16 ER) mark on the road...Allowed just two runs in 10 innings of work (1.80 ERA) during the month of April...14 of final 15 outings were scoreless (0.64 ERA) to drop ERA from 5.04 to 3.97...Registered a 3.41 ERA (29 IP - 11 ER) in the second half of the season after a 4.50 (30 IP - 15 ER) showing prior to the All-Star Break...For career, is 3-3 with a 6.13 ERA in first half of the season but owns a 5-6 record with a 3.36 ERA in the second half. 2009 Made first career Opening Day roster qualifying as a rookie...Finished season 6-4 with a 4.94 ERA (54.2 IP - 30 ER) with 17 holds and one save in 54 relief appearances with Angels...Allowed 63 hits (2 HR), walked 19 and struck out 48...Suffered loss in season debut April 7 vs. Oakland (1 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER)...Placed on 15-day DL April 21 (retro to April 19) with a strained lower back...Was 0-2 with a 19.29 ERA (4.2 IP - 10 ER) in five games prior to DL stint... Was reactivated, May 4 and optioned to triple-A Salt Lake...Posted a 1-0 record with a 9.00 ERA (18 IP - 18 ER) in 14 games with the Bees...Allowed 30 hits (4 HR), walked 16 and struck out 20...Recalled from Salt Lake, June 10 and spent rest of season on big league roster, posting a 6-2 record and a 3.60 ERA (50 IP - 20 ER) with 17 holds and one save in 49 games...Posted eight consecutive scoreless appearances from August 30 to September 13 (7.2 IP)... Recorded first career save, October 4 at Oakland (1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 SO). 2008 Began ■■ season at double-A Arkansas, posting 2-1 record, with 11 saves and a 1.42 ERA (31.2 IP - 5 ER) in 25 games... Limited opponents to a .198 clip...Allowed 22 hits, walked 18 and struck out 35...Led club in saves...Was Angels' Organizational Pitcher of Month for May (1-1, 7 SV, 0.63 ERA) in 12 games (14.1 IP, 11 H, 1 R, 9 BB, 12 SO) at Arkansas...Named to Texas League All-Star team...Promoted to triple-A Salt Lake and registered 1-3 record with two saves and a 2.35 ERA (23 IP - 6 ER) in 15 games...Allowed 17 hits (3 HR), walked 12 and struck out 21...Had contract selected by Angels from Salt Lake Sept. 7...Finished 0-1 with a 4.32 ERA (8.1 IP - 4 ER) in nine games...Made Major League debut Sept. 8 vs. New York working a 1-2-3 eighth inning...Was charged with first loss of MLB career (0-1) Sept. 23 at Seattle (.2 IP, 2 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 2 BB)....Member of Team USA that captured bronze medal in Beijing... Appeared in relief in four Olympic games with one save, 0.00 ERA (5.2 IP) and five strikeouts...Selected to USA All- Star Futures Game (DNP)...Was on Angels post-season roster but did not appear in Division Series vs. Boston. 2007 Spent 2007 season with single-A Rancho Cucamonga...Carried 4.19 ERA with three saves over 44 relief outings...Threw 14 consecutive scoreless innings from June 9 to July 6...Had 50 strikeouts in 53.2 innings pitched. 2006 Spent 2006 season with Rancho Cucamonga...Marked first season as a reliever as he was primarily a starter over previous four seasons...Went 4-4 with 16 saves and a 3.58 in 47 games in relief...Gave up one earned run in his first seven outings... Struck out 46 batters over 50.1 innings pitched. 2005 Opened 2005 season with Angels rookie level club in Arizona...Made seven starts and finished 0-1 with 5.52 ERA...Also made four starts with Rancho Cucamonga (0-1, 10.66 ERA). 2004 Spent 2004 season with single-A Cedar Rapids...Posted an 8-3 record with a 3.43 ERA in 27 starts with one shutout...Led league in shutouts and walks while ranking fifth in starts. 2003 2003 campaign marked first full season in single-A with Cedar Rapids...Enjoyed fine season with Kernels as he finished 6-3 in 10 starts with a 2.65 ERA...Limited opponents to a .180 clip. 2002 In 2002, Made professional debut with rookie level Arizona Angels...Appeared in eight games (five starts) and finished 1-3 with a 6.84 ERA.