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Jul 7, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; San Diego Padres starting pitcher Ian Kennedy (22) prepares to deliver in the fourth inning against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Ian Kennedy – He’s been a little inconsistent this season, allowing four or five runs in 6 of his 19 starts, but also holding the opposition to one run in 8 starts. Overall, his ERA is 3.71, which is about 0.30 below his career norm. He’s getting a ton of swings and misses, and his K/9 of 9.7 is the highest of his career. But he’s also kind of hittable, allowing 111 hits in 116.1 innings. He’s a good bet for six innings, as he’s only failed to go that far 4 times, but he also hasn’t thrown more than 7 innings all year. So you have a pretty good idea of what you’re going to get from Kennedy. That makes him very tradable, especially to a team looking for a veteran third or fourth starter.