Brad Michael Keller (born July 27, 1995) is a Major League Baseball pitcher who currently pitches for the Kansas City Royals.
Keller was taken in the Rule 5 draft by the Cincinnati Reds on December 14, 2017, and was promptly transferred to the Kansas City Royals for monetary considerations.
Keller was named to the Royals’ 25-man roster in 2018 and made his MLB debut on Opening Day, March 29, tossing a scoreless inning of relief against the Chicago White Sox, striking out the first player he saw, Adam Engel.
He pitched in both the bullpen and the rotation, leading the club in ERA (3.08) and victories (tied for first) (9). In 140+ innings, he struck out 96 hitters.
Keller was suspended for five games by Major League Baseball on April 19, 2019, after it was determined that he deliberately threw a fastball that hit Tim Anderson of the Chicago White Sox.
Keller pitched in nine games for the 2020 Kansas City Royals, posting a 5–3 record with a 2.47 ERA and 35 strikeouts in 54+23 innings thrown. He made 26 starts in 2021, going 8–12 with a 5.39 ERA and 120 strikeouts in 133+23 innings.
Brad Keller Parents: Meet Dan and Patti Keller
His parents, Dan and Patti Keller welcomed their son Brad into the world. It is known that he had a very strong relationship with both his parents and his family, at least according to his posts on various social networking sites.
In his family, he also has a sibling who goes by the name Brandon; as a result, the Keller parents were delighted to welcome two sons into the world.