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Shawn Kelley

33-Year-Old Pitcher – Washington Nationals

2017 Stats

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3-1

ERA

5.93

WHIP

1.46

K

18

SV

3

2017 Preseason Projections

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2017 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

The 32-year-old right-hander is coming off the best season of his career in 2016, as he posted a career-best 12.4 K/9 and even saw a handful of save chances prior to the Nationals acquisition of Mark ...

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2017 ADP:  233.95

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 2"   WT: 229   DOB: 4/26/1984   BORN: Louisville, KY   COLLEGE: Austin Peay   DRAFTED: 13th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Shawn Kelley Contract Information:

Agreed to a contract with the Nationals in December of 2015.

May 15, 2017  –  Shawn Kelley News

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Kelley (3-1) allowed three runs on three hits and a walk while recording just a single out during Sunday's loss to Philadelphia in the first game of their doubleheader. It was his second blown save and first loss of the season.

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Shawn Kelley Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS SH IP H ER HR K BB W L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
2007 23 A EVE 3 0 0 3.0 2 1 1 4 0 1 0 0 3.00 0.67
2007 23 A WIS 9 0 0 12.0 16 3 1 14 4 1 1 0 2.25 1.67
2008 24 A WIS 8 0 0 7.2 10 3 0 12 2 0 0 3 3.52 1.67
2008 24 A HIG 12 0 0 12.0 8 0 0 12 3 0 0 3 0.00 0.92
2008 24 AA WES 29 0 0 42.7 31 10 2 44 17 3 1 9 2.11 1.12
2009 25 R AZL 2 2 0 2.0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
2009 25 AAA TAC 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
2009 25 MAJ SEA 41 0 0 46.0 45 23 9 41 9 5 4 0 4.50 1.17
2010 26 AAA TAC 3 0 0 3.2 1 2 0 6 3 0 0 1 0 0 4.91 1.25
2010 26 MAJ SEA 22 0 0 25.0 26 11 5 26 12 3 1 0 0 3 3.96 1.52
2011 27 AA JAC 12 2 0 3.0 4 0 0 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0.00 1.33
2011 27 AAA TAC 12 0 0 14.2 11 3 3 15 6 1 0 0 0 0 1.84 1.20
2011 27 MAJ SEA 10 0 0 12.7 7 0 0 10 3 0 0 0 0 1 0.00 0.79
2012 28 AAA TAC 14 0 0 20.0 9 2 0 25 4 2 0 6 0 0 0.90 0.65
2012 28 MAJ SEA 47 0 0 44.3 43 16 5 45 15 2 4 0 2 6 3.25 1.31
2013 29 MAJ NYY 57 0 0 53.3 47 26 8 71 23 4 2 0 1 11 4.39 1.31
2014 30 AA TRE 1 1 0 0.2 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 5.00
2014 30 AAA SCR 1 1 0 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.00
2014 30 MAJ NYY 59 0 0 51.7 45 26 5 67 20 3 6 4 3 12 4.53 1.26
2015 31 A+ LAK 1 1 0 1.0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.00
2015 31 AAA EL 2 0 0 3.0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.33
2015 31 MAJ SD 53 0 0 51.3 41 14 4 63 15 2 2 0 0 7 2.45 1.09
2016 32 MAJ WAS 67 0 0 58.0 41 17 9 80 11 3 2 7 2 14 2.64 0.90
2017 33 MAJ WAS 16 0 0 13.7 12 9 6 18 8 3 1 3 2 0 5.93 1.46
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3-Year Averages     59 0 0 53.7 42 19 6 70 15 2 3 3 1 11 3.19 1.06
Career  (View All)     372 0 0 356.0 307 142 51 421 116 25 22 14 3.59 1.19

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Shawn Kelley Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Team Games To Display:    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30    Show 60Show 60
DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
May. 24 Sea 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.93 1.46
May. 19 @Atl 1.0 1 0 0 0 2 3 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 6.08 1.50
May. 18 @Pit 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 6.57 1.38
May. 14 Phi 0.3 3 3 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 L 0 1 0 7.15 1.50
May. 13 Phi 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 1 0 W 0 0 0 4.91 1.18
Apr. 29 NYM 1.0 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.40 1.10
Apr. 25 @Col 1.0 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.00 1.11
Apr. 21 @NYM 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 4.50 1.13
Apr. 20 @Atl 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 5.14 1.29
Apr. 18 @Atl 0.7 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 6.00 1.17
Apr. 16 Phi 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 6.75 1.31
Apr. 14 Phi 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 7.20 1.40
Apr. 12 StL 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 9.00 1.75
Apr. 10 StL 1.0 2 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 12.00 2.00
Apr. 8 @Phi 1.0 1 1 1 1 1 3 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 13.50 2.00
Apr. 6 Mia 1.0 1 2 2 1 1 1 0 1 0 - 0 1 0 18.00 2.00
Last 14 Games (Team)
4 Games Pitched:  Avg. 0.7 IP/G
2.7 4 3 3 1 3 3 0 0 0 0-1 0 1 0 10.13 2.63
Last 30 Games (Team)
7 Games Pitched:  Avg. 0.8 IP/G
5.7 6 5 5 3 5 7 0 1 0 1-1 0 1 0 7.94 1.94
Last 60 Games (Team)
16 Games Pitched:  Avg. 0.9 IP/G
13.7 12 9 9 6 8 18 0 2 0 3-1 3 2 0 5.93 1.46

Shawn Kelley Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201728953002.130
20168626618425.225
20159031519223.224

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201734939204.290
201613854523714.176
2015115321022101.218

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
20177.03108449.001.71
201633.320244762.970.75
201526.310036711.370.91

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
20176.700310422.701.20
201624.712536432.191.09
201525.012027833.601.28
Shawn Kelley Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS IP K/9 BB/9 K/BB HR/9 GB/FB Ratio Strand % Fastball ERA FIP BABIP
2007 23 A EVE 3 0 3.0 12.00 0.00 0.00 3.00 100% 3.00 4.87 .183
2007 23 A WIS 9 0 12.0 10.50 3.00 3.50 0.75 89.5% 2.25 2.95 .431
2008 24 A WIS 8 0 7.2 15.00 2.50 6.00 0.00 75% 3.52 0.70 .546
2008 24 A HIG 12 0 12.0 9.00 2.25 4.00 0.00 100% 0.00 1.95 .268
2008 24 AA WES 29 0 42.7 9.28 3.59 2.59 0.42 82.6% 2.11 3.01 .275
2009 25 R AZL 2 2 2.0 13.50 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 0.20 .000
2009 25 AAA TAC 1 0 1.0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 3.20 .000
2009 25 MAJ SEA 41 0 46.0 8.02 1.76 4.56 1.76 0.56 68.9% 93.3 MPH 4.50 4.57 .289
2010 26 AAA TAC 3 0 3.2 16.88 8.44 2.00 0.00 50% 4.91 2.26 .249
2010 26 MAJ SEA 22 0 25.0 9.36 4.32 2.17 1.80 0.40 81.8% 92.7 MPH 3.96 5.28 .321
2011 27 AA JAC 12 2 3.0 9.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 100% 0.00 2.20 .423
2011 27 AAA TAC 12 0 14.2 9.51 3.80 2.50 1.90 100% 1.84 5.10 .242
2011 27 MAJ SEA 10 0 12.7 7.11 2.13 3.33 0.00 0.65 100% 90.9 MPH 0.00 2.33 .214
2012 28 AAA TAC 14 0 20.0 11.25 1.80 6.25 0.00 84.6% 0.90 1.30 .223
2012 28 MAJ SEA 47 0 44.3 9.14 3.05 3.00 1.02 0.56 79.2% 92.4 MPH 3.25 3.65 .322
2013 29 MAJ NYY 57 0 53.3 11.98 3.88 3.09 1.35 0.74 71% 92.2 MPH 4.39 3.78 .329
2014 30 AA TRE 1 1 .2 90.00 45.00 2.00 0.00 100% 0.00 -1.80 .000
2014 30 AAA SCR 1 1 1.0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 100% 0.00 3.20 .262
2014 30 MAJ NYY 59 0 51.7 11.67 3.48 3.35 0.87 0.88 65% 92.2 MPH 4.53 3.08 .337
2015 31 A+ LAK 1 1 1.0 18.00 9.00 2.00 0.00 100% 0.00 2.20 .000
2015 31 AAA EL 2 0 3.0 6.00 3.00 2.00 0.00 100% 0.00 2.87 .000
2015 31 MAJ SD 53 0 51.3 11.05 2.63 4.20 0.70 1.34 80.8% 91.9 MPH 2.45 2.64 .312
2016 32 MAJ WAS 67 0 58.0 12.41 1.71 7.27 1.40 0.80 81.4% 92.4 MPH 2.64 3.03 .277
2017 33 MAJ WAS 16 0 13.7 11.85 5.27 2.25 3.95 0.48 78.6% 92.5 MPH 5.93 8.03 .226
Today's Projections     0 0 .4 8.38 2.98 2.81 1.60 75.1% 3.65 1.44 .236
Next 7 Days     0 0 2.7 8.95 2.81 3.18 1.80 76.1% 3.67 4.74 .235
Rest Of Season     0 0 44.0 8.81 2.74 3.22 1.54 72.8% 3.73 4.38 .243
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3-Year Averages     59 0 53.7 11.74 2.52 4.67 1.01 74.5% 3.19 2.88 .307
Career     372 0 356.0 10.64 2.93 3.63 1.29 75.5% 3.59 3.71 .305

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Shawn Kelley Defensive Stats

Year Pos Inn PMFinal (?) EXP Tot (?) PM (?) AirPM (?) EPM (?) InnHome (?) PMH (?) InnLHP (?) PMLHP (?) LEFT (?) MID (?) RGHT (?)
2015 P 51.3 -2 3 -2 0 26 0 0 0
2016 P 58 0 2 0 0 33 0 0 0
2017 P 13.7 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 0
Year Pos SHAL (?) MED (?) DEEP (?) CERS (?) SBRS (?) PSBRS (?) BRS (?) GDPRS (?) OFARS (?) GFPDMERS (?) PMRS (?) SZRS (?) TRS (?)
2015 P 1 0 0 -1 -1 0 -1
2016 P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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2017 Stat Review for Shawn Kelley    As compared to the top 100 relief pitchers in 2016 (min 55 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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2.25 K/BB
WEAK
11.85 K/9
ELITE
5.27 BB/9
TERRIBLE
92.5 MPH Fastball
WEAK
4.0 HR/9
TERRIBLE
0.48 GB/FB Ratio
EXTREME FLYBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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5.93 ERA
TERRIBLE
1.46 WHIP
TERRIBLE
8.03 FIP
TERRIBLE
BABIP/Strand

Balls in play avg. and % of runners left stranded.

Explain This

.226 BABIP
LOW
78.6% Strand Rate
AVERAGE

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Shawn Kelley: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Kelley (3-0) struck out two batters and didn't allow a baserunner during a scoreless ninth inning to collect his third win of the season Saturday against the Phillies.

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Kelley (back) was activated from the disabled list Friday, Dan Kolko of MASN Sports reports.

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Manager Dusty Baker stated that Kelley (back) could return from the disabled list for Friday's game with the Phillies, MLB Network Radio reports.

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Kelley (back) tossed around 20-to-25 pitches in a simulated game Wednesday, Mark Zuckerman of MASNsports.com reports.

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Kelley (back) threw off a mound Monday and said the session went well, Mark Zuckerman of MASN Sports reports.

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Kelley was placed on the 10-day DL on Friday with a lower-back strain, retroactive to May 2, Jamal Collier of MLB.com reports.

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Kelley was unavailable out of the bullpen the last two games due to an illness, Chelsea Janes of the Washington Post reports.

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Kelley struck out one in a perfect 11th inning to pick up his third save of the season in Friday's 4-3 win over the Mets.

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Kelley will be Nationals manager Dusty Baker's first option to close for now, with Koda Glover getting opportunities when Kelley is unavailable, Jorge Castillo of The Washington Post reports. "[Dusty] just said, 'Moving forward, you're going to be the closer, but you still got to be honest with us about your arm and how you feel and we're still going to be cautious about your pitches,'" Kelley said Thursday. "'We're not going to just run you out there just because you're the closer.'"

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2017

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2016

Kelley was dealt to the Padres last offseason and got off to a rocky start, allowing six earned runs over his first 5.1 innings before landing on the disabled list with a calf injury. He settled down after being activated from the disabled list and became a reliable arm out of the bullpen the rest of the way including a stretch in which he allowed just 19 baserunners across 19.1 innings in the second half and notched a 0.93 ERA in that span. For the season, his peripherals were once again excellent (11.1 K/9, 2.6 BB/9), and his biggest skill gains were the improved walk rate and a career-high 42.7% groundball rate. Signed by the Nationals as a free agent in December, Kelley will take on a late-inning role in Washington, though it remains to be seen if he will ever be given a full-time opportunity to close out games despite having three consecutive seasons with a strikeout rate of at least 30.0%.

2015

Kelley's peripherals suggest that he was the victim of poor luck last season, as his xFIP (3.10) was nearly a run-and-a-half below his 4.53 ERA. For the second straight season, Kelley struck out at least 30.0% of the batters that he faced, but the aforementioned bad luck came in the form of a 67.8% LOB% (career 75.2%). Kelley operates with a fastball-slider combo, while he used the latter offering a career-high 57.7% clip last season, which may lead to some wear and tear on his elbow if the increased usage pattern continues. Traded to the Padres in December, Kelley should benefit from the pitcher-friendly confines of his new home park while working in a late-inning role for San Diego.

2014

Kelley was a strikeout machine out of the Yankees' bullpen in 2013, punching out 71 in just 53.1 innings. Kelley's power stuff can go a long way in the opposite direction when batters make contact, as the eight homers he gave up bloated his ERA to 4.39. Manager Joe Girardi relied on Kelley to get big strikeouts when he needed them, but Kelley doesn't seem likely to pitch his way into a consistent late-inning role.

2013

Despite a 1.98 spring ERA, Kelley somewhat surprisingly didn't make the team out of camp last year. The reason stemmed from having a glut of right-handed middle relievers and it being his first full season following Tommy John surgery. As a result, Kelley found himself bouncing between Tacoma and Seattle. While in Seattle, though, he turned in quality bullpen work, posting a 9.1 K/9 in 47 appearances. His arm held up fine, and he heads into 2013 likely with increased bullpen work ahead. The Mariners are stocked with hard-throwing, late-inning right-handers, which could make Kelley expendable, but more likely he ends up in middle relief with his low-to-mid-90s fastball and outstanding slider that is equally effective against righties and lefties.

2012

Kelley made his way back to Seattle in September last year after undergoing partial Tommy John surgery in late 2010. He fared well in his limited work, setting him up for a late-inning bullpen job this season. The right-handed Kelley features a mid-90s fastball and an outstanding slider and is equally as tough on righties as he is on lefties. A healthy and productive spring will go a long way in cementing him as a set-up man for Brandon League.

2011

Kelley's a late-inning, right-handed reliever whose equally as tough on lefties as he is on righties. His season last year was cut short because of an elbow injury that eventually required surgery. In his first 17 appearances, he allowed five earned runs with 22 strikeouts and seven walks in 20 innings. Then the elbow acted up, and he allowed six earned runs with a 4:5 K:BB in his last five outings. Kelley, who features a mid-90s fastball and an outstanding slider, hopes to be ready for spring training, though that remains to be seen. If healthy, he'll likely slot into a setup role again.

2010

Kelley dazzled in spring training last year and not only earned a bullpen spot but garnered closer-of-the-future accolades as well. After allowing two earned runs in his first 11 appearances, he was sidelined most of May and June by an oblique injury. He returned in July, and after some initial struggles regained his stride by mid-summer, allowing just four walks in his last 23 appearances (27.1 IP) and stranding nine of 11 inherited runners. He has a mid-90s fastball and a slider that last year was rated by Baseball America as the best in Seattle's minor-league system. Kelley will return to a late-inning role, and if David Aardsma falters, could take over the ninth inning.