At 35 years old, Dallas Keuchel has this physical status:
Dallas Keuchel (, KY-k?l; born January 1, 1988) is an American professional baseball pitcher who is a free agent.
He has played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Houston Astros and Atlanta Braves. Keuchel attended the University of Arkansas, where he played baseball for the Arkansas Razorbacks.
Keuchel made his MLB debut in 2012.
In 2014, he was awarded both the Gold Glove Award and the Fielding Bible Award.
The next year, Keuchel was named the starting pitcher for the American League in the 2015 MLB All-Star Game, and won the Cy Young Award, in addition to his second Gold Glove and Fielding Bible Awards.
In 2016, he was awarded a third straight Gold Glove Award, and in 2018 he won it for a fourth time.
Keuchel was a student at Bishop Kelley High School in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where he coached the baseball team to the state championship.
Keuchel played college baseball for the Arkansas Razorbacks baseball team at the University of Arkansas. He had a 5.88 earned run average (ERA) as a freshman, a 4.58 ERA as a sophomore, and a 3.92 ERA as a junior. He played collegiate summer baseball for the Wareham Gatemen of the Cape Cod Baseball League in 2007 and 2008, and was a league all-star in 2008.
Keuchel was the Friday-night ace for the Razorbacks during the 2009 season. At Baum Stadium, Drew Pomeranz and #9 Ole Miss were the last two regular season games. In Keuchel's last regular season appearance, the Razorbacks made four mistakes, but he was tagged with the loss, bringing the total season to a 7–3 record. However, Keuchel led the Arkansas pitching staff to the 2009 College World Series in Omaha. Arkansas placed third in the CWS in terms of national prominence this season.
In the seventh round of the 2009 Major League Baseball (MLB) draft, Keuchel was selected by the Houston Astros after his junior year at Arkansas. He signed with the Astros and began his professional career with the Tri-City ValleyCats of the Class A-Short Season New York–Penn League, where he had a 2.70 ERA. He started the 2010 season with the Lancaster JetHawks of the Class A-Advanced California League. The Astros promoted him to the Corpus Christi Hooks of the Class AA Texas League in July, where he had a 4.70 ERA for the remainder of the season. He started the 2011 season with Corpus Christi and was promoted to the Oklahoma City RedHawks of the Class AAA Pacific Coast League, where he had a 7.50 ERA.
Keuchel debuted in Oklahoma City in 2012. Keuchel made his MLB debut against the Texas Rangers on June 17, 2012. In his second game, he threw a complete game. Keuchel's average in 16 games got off to a 5.27 percent ERA in 2016, while still encouraging more walks (39) than strikeouts (38). In the 2013 season, he had a 5.15 ERA.
Keuchel had a 9-5 win-loss record and a 3.20 ERA at the All-Star break in 2014 and was a finalist for the final American League (AL) roster position in the 2014 MLB All-Star Game. He had a 12-9 record and a 2.93 ERA in the season. Keuchel received both the Gold Glove Award and the Fielding Bible Award for his defense.
Keuchel reached a 3–0 record and a 0.73 ERA in five games in April 2015. For April 2015, he was named AL Pitcher of the Month for the month. In May 2015, he was named AL Pitcher of the Month, his first appearance in a 4.11 record and a 2.62 ERA in six starts. In the 2015 MLB All-Star Game, Keuchel was chosen to play for the AL's starting pitcher, and was named as the AL's starting pitcher. Since pitching to a 4–1 record and a 1.94 ERA in six starts, he earned his third AL Pitcher of the Month Award in August. Keuchel's record at Minute Maid Park was 15-0 on the 2015 season, becoming the first pitcher in MLB history to finish with an undefeated record at home with at least 14 victories.
He had a 2.48 ERA and 216 strikeouts during the year, his best year on record was 20–08. He had the lowest percentage of hard-hit balls (21.3%) among major league pitchers (21.3%). He threw 3,492 pitches, more than any other major league pitcher.
On three days' rest, Keuchel started and won the 2015 American League Wild Card Game. In Game 3 of the AL Divisional Series, he followed up by defeating the Kansas City Royals 4–2 to put the Astros one game away from advancing. In Game 5, Keuchel was brought to rest in the 8th inning, but he gave up a three-run home run as the Royals extended their lead to 7–2, which they retained the game and the series. Keuchel earned the Cy Young Award, the Fielding Bible Award, and the Warren Spahn Award, which is given to the best left-handed pitcher in MLB following the season. Keuchel was the third Astro to win a Cy Young Award.
Keuchel won his second Gold Glove Award in 2016, but he went 9–12 with a 4.55 ERA and a 1.286 WHIP in 26 games pitched and 168 innings. Keuchel's left shoulder inflammation in September delayed his start in September. He later admitted that he suffered from shoulder pain during the 2016 season.
After winning his fourth consecutive AL Pitcher of the Month Award in April after posting a 5–0 W–L and 1.21 ERA over six starts, Keuchel began the 2017 season in April. He allowed six runs over 44+223 IP. He was the first Astros pitcher to win four; J. R. Richard was the other Astros pitcher to win three. He started the season with a 7-0 record and a 1.84 ERA, but on May 20, 2017, he was placed on the 10-day disabled list due to a pinched nerve in his neck. Due to continuing neck pains, Keuchel was temporarily placed on the disabled list on June 8, 2017. He was chosen to participate in the All-Star Game, which was held at Marlins Park in Miami. It was his second appearance in his career.
Keuchel made 23 starts in 2017 with a 14–5 record and a 2.90 ERA. For the second time in three seasons, the Astros captured the American League West division with a 101–61 record to advance to the postseason. The Astros defeated the Boston Red Sox in Game 2, while Keuchel started Game 2 in the 2017 American League Division Series. Houston won 8–2 as a result of a series of games later, with five innings pitching five runs on three strikeouts while allowing one run on three hits with seven strikeouts.
Keuchel opened Game 1 of the 2017 American League Championship Series against the New York Yankees, which resulted in seven scoreless innings but only four hits with ten strikeouts in a 2–1 win. He started Game 5 five days earlier, but he only took 4+2/3 innings after giving four runs on seven wickets in a 5–0 loss. However, the Astros won the pennant a few days later and advanced to their first World Series in ten years.
Keuchel was scheduled to start Game 1 in the 2017 World Series; he allowed three runs on six hits in 6+23 innings of work, resulting in his loss by 3–1 in a 3–1 result. In Game 5, he pitched once more, allowing four runs on five hits in a game that saw the Astros defeat 13-12 in ten innings, but not in a classic back-and-forth match that saw them defeat the Astros 13-12 in ten innings. The Astros won the tournament a few days later to give Keuchel a World Series ring; he went 2–2 in the 2017 postseason.
It was revealed in the Houston Astros' sign stealing case that the Astros had violated MLB rules during the 2017 season three years ago. Keuchel later apologised for his complicity in the affair.
Keuchel made a record-breaking 34 starts in 2018, posting a 3.74 ERA in a career-high 34 starts. Arad had the highest ground ball percentage among major league pitchers (53.7%) and the lowest fly ball percentage (24.4%). He also won his fourth Gold Glove. Since the 2018 season, he became a free agent.
Keuchel also agreed to a one-year deal with the Atlanta Braves worth $13 million on June 7, 2019. On June 21, he got off to a good start. Keuchel went 8-8 for a 3.7 ERA, striking out 91 over 112+2/3 innings out of the year.
The Chicago White Sox announced Keuchel on December 30, 2019, extending his three-year, $55.5 million deal. On July 25, 2020, he made his White Sox debut, winning over the Minnesota Twins. He was 6–2 with a 1.99 ERA in the 2020 season. He was the AL's lowest home runs per 9 IP (0.284), with the fewest strikeouts per nine innings (6.0).
Keuchel failed in 2021, compiling a 9-9 record and a 30-year record. He batted out 95 batters in 162 innings, removing fewer batters per 9 innings (5.28) than any other pitcher in the major leagues. However, he did receive his fifth Gold Glove Award. His ERA was 6.82 in the second half of the season, but he had a back injury.
In 2022, Keuchel had a 7.88 ERA for the White Sox in eight games. The White Sox had named Keuchel for assignment on May 28.
On June 6, 2022, Keuchel agreed to a minor league deal with the Arizona Diamondbacks. Before being promoted to the major leagues by the Diamondbacks on June 26, Keuchel appeared in two games for the Arizona Complex League Diamondbacks. The Diamondbacks had him assigned for assignment, clearing waivers, and making him a free agent on July 20, 2022. In his short time with Arizona, Keuchel compiled a 9.68 ERA for the team in four games.
Keuchel signed a minor league deal with the Texas Rangers on July 25, 2022. On August 26, he was added to the Rangers' taxi team. In a landslide that cost the Detroit Tigers 11-2 on August 27, 2022, Keu caring for 7 earned runs over 5.1 innings pitched in a blowout 11-2 loss. After announcing a 12.60 ERA over ten innings, he was designated for assignment.