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Casey Kelly

27-Year-Old Pitcher – Chicago Cubs

2016 Stats

W-L

0-3

ERA

5.82

WHIP

1.71

K

7

SV

0

2017 RotoWire Projections

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2017 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Kelly arrived in Atlanta as a once-promising prospect whose career had stalled largely due to a string of injuries, including Tommy John surgery back in 2013. Though he was able to stay healthy during...

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LEAGUE: AAA    40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 3"   WT: 214   DOB: 10/4/1989   BORN: Sarasota, FL   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: 1st Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Casey Kelly Contract Information:

Signed a minor league contract with the Cubs in January of 2017.

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Casey Kelly 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
2008 18 R GCL 27 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
2008 18 A LOW 9 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
2009 19 R GCL 8 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
2009 19 A GRE 32 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
2009 19 A GRE 9 9 0 48.3 32 6 0 39 9 6 1 0 1.12 0.85
2009 19 A SAL 8 8 0 46.7 33 16 4 35 7 1 4 0 3.12 0.86
2011 21 AA SAN 27 27 0 142.1 153 63 8 105 46 11 6 0 0 0 3.98 1.40
2012 22 R PEO 3 3 0 9.0 10 4 0 7 0 0 1 0 0 0 4.00 1.11
2012 22 AA SAN 3 3 0 16.2 11 7 1 18 3 0 1 0 0 0 3.78 0.86
2012 22 AAA TUC 3 2 0 12.0 12 3 0 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.25 1.00
2012 22 MAJ SD 6 6 0 29.0 39 20 5 26 10 2 3 0 0 0 6.21 1.69
2014 24 A+ LAK 2 2 0 8.1 14 4 0 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.32 1.73
2014 24 AA SAN 2 2 0 12.0 11 1 0 8 1 1 0 0 0 0 0.75 1.00
2015 25 AA SAN 27 14 0 82.0 94 45 7 60 34 1 8 1 0 0 4.94 1.56
2015 25 AAA EL 4 3 0 15.2 20 11 0 14 5 1 2 0 0 0 6.32 1.64
2015 25 MAJ SD 3 2 0 11.3 19 10 1 7 3 0 2 0 0 0 7.94 1.94
2016 26 AAA GWI 15 12 0 74.0 64 29 6 47 28 3 6 0 0 0 3.53 1.24
2016 26 MAJ ATL 10 1 0 21.7 30 14 1 7 7 0 3 0 1 0 5.82 1.71
2017 Spring Training 27   CHC 2 0 0 3.0 3 2 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 6.00 1.33
3-Year Averages     6 1 0 16.5 24 12 1 7 5 0 2 0 0 0 6.55 1.76
Career  (View All)     19 9 0 62.0 88 44 7 40 20 2 8 0 6.39 1.74

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Casey Kelly Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
Last 14 Games (Team)
0 Games Pitched:  Avg. 0.0 IP/G
0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Last 30 Games (Team)
0 Games Pitched:  Avg. 0.0 IP/G
0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Last 60 Games (Team)
0 Games Pitched:  Avg. 0.0 IP/G
0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00

Casey Kelly Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2016391213410.361
201523226000.286

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2016636517411.304
2015335113401.419

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201613.30204607.432.03
20155.001011110.801.40

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
20168.30103113.241.20
20156.30106205.682.37
Casey Kelly 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
2008 18 R GCL 27 0 .0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 0.00 .000
2008 18 A LOW 9 0 .0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 0.00 .000
2009 19 R GCL 8 0 .0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 0.00 .000
2009 19 A GRE 32 0 .0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 0.00 .000
2009 19 A GRE 9 9 48.3 7.26 1.68 4.33 0.00 85.4% 1.12 2.14 .247
2009 19 A SAL 8 8 46.7 6.75 1.35 5.00 0.77 66.7% 3.12 3.26 .231
2011 21 AA SAN 27 27 142.1 6.65 2.91 2.28 0.51 71.2% 3.98 3.59 .329
2012 22 R PEO 3 3 9.0 7.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 60% 4.00 1.98 .352
2012 22 AA SAN 3 3 16.2 10.00 1.67 6.00 0.56 53.8% 3.78 2.52 .265
2012 22 AAA TUC 3 2 12.0 10.50 0.00 0.00 0.00 75% 2.25 1.12 .377
2012 22 MAJ SD 6 6 29.0 8.07 3.10 2.60 1.55 2.08 65.9% 91.2 MPH 6.21 4.89 .379
2014 24 A+ LAK 2 2 8.1 10.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 71.4% 4.32 0.98 .503
2014 24 AA SAN 2 2 12.0 6.00 0.75 8.00 0.00 91.7% 0.75 2.62 .299
2015 25 AA SAN 27 14 82.0 6.59 3.73 1.76 0.77 68.6% 4.94 4.16 .337
2015 25 AAA EL 4 3 15.2 8.29 2.96 2.80 0.00 56% 6.32 2.74 .409
2015 25 MAJ SD 3 2 11.3 5.56 2.38 2.33 0.79 3.17 57.1% 90.8 MPH 7.94 4.17 .419
2016 26 AAA GWI 15 12 74.0 5.72 3.41 1.68 0.73 73.3% 3.53 4.24 .264
2016 26 MAJ ATL 10 1 21.7 2.91 2.91 1.00 0.42 1.41 63.9% 90.0 MPH 5.82 4.40 .349
3-Year Averages     6 1 16.5 3.82 2.73 1.40 0.55 60.7% 6.55 4.05 .368
Career     19 9 62.0 5.81 2.90 2.00 1.02 63.4% 6.39 4.38 .375

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Casey Kelly Defensive Stats

Year Pos Inn PMFinal (?) EXP Tot (?) PM (?) AirPM (?) EPM (?) InnHome (?) PMH (?) InnLHP (?) PMLHP (?) LEFT (?) MID (?) RGHT (?)
2015 P 11.3 0 2 0 0 5 0 0 0
2016 P 21.7 0 4 0 0 13 -1 0 0
Year Pos SHAL (?) MED (?) DEEP (?) CERS (?) SBRS (?) PSBRS (?) BRS (?) GDPRS (?) OFARS (?) GFPDMERS (?) PMRS (?) SZRS (?) TRS (?)
2015 P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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2016 Stat Review for Casey Kelly    As compared to the top 100 relief pitchers in 2016 (min 55 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

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1.00 K/BB
TERRIBLE
2.91 K/9
TERRIBLE
2.91 BB/9
AVERAGE
90.0 MPH Fastball
POOR
0.4 HR/9
GREAT
1.41 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

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5.82 ERA
TERRIBLE
1.71 WHIP
TERRIBLE
4.40 FIP
POOR
BABIP/Strand

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

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.349 BABIP
HIGH
63.9% Strand Rate
LOW

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Casey Kelly: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Kelly was optioned to Triple-A Gwinnett on Saturday, Kevin McAlpin of BravesRadioNet reports.

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Kelly was recalled from Triple-A Gwinnett on Tuesday.

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Kelly was optioned to Triple-A Gwinnett on Thursday, David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

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Kelly has been used in relief each of the past two days, but could still be an option to slot into the rotation Sunday against the Cubs if Williams Perez (triceps) is unable to make that start.

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Kelly was recalled Monday and will rejoin the Atlanta rotation, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports.

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Kelly was optioned to Triple-A Gwinnett on Thursday, Kevin McAlpin of the Braves Radio Network reports.

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Kelly threw 77 pitches in a relief appearance Wednesday, and will therefore be unavailable to make his regularly scheduled start Saturday.

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Kelly (0-1) pitched five innings in his first start of the season Sunday, allowing three runs on seven hits and a walk while striking out one in a 5-0 loss to the Phillies.

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Kelly has been confirmed as Sunday's starter against the Phillies, Kevin McAlpin of AM 680 The Fan reports.

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Kelly is expected to start Sunday against against Philadelphia, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports.

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2016

Kelly was a key piece of the trade that once sent Adrian Gonzalez from San Diego to Boston, but his five-year tenure as a member of the Padres organization was riddled with injuries, including a 2013 campaign that was entirely lost to Tommy John surgery. In nine career big league appearances (eight starts), Kelly has shown passable peripherals (7.4 K/9, 2.9 BB/9), but a penchant for giving up home runs (1.3 HR/9). The Braves acquired Kelly as part of a deal in December, and it's likely that he will be given an opportunity to compete for a rotation spot in 2016 if he can avoid the injury bug. Kelly works with four pitches, including a fastball, slider, curveball and changeup, and his best chance of being successful will include keeping the ball on the ground more consistently (career 51.8% GB% in 40.1 MLB innings). There is a good chance that he will never live up to the hype he once received as a prospect, but the rebuilding Braves can afford to see if he's able to deliver on at least a portion of his potential.

2015

Kelly, who missed the entirety of the 2013 campaign due to Tommy John surgery, emerged from last offseason with the hope of pitching in games by the end of April. He was only slightly off with his prediction, taking the mound twice for both High-A Lake Elsinore and Double-A San Antonio in the first half of May on his way to an aggregate 2.21 ERA, 1.28 WHIP, and 17:1 K:BB in 20.1 innings. However, renewed discomfort in his right elbow wiped away all potential outings after May 19, and hes now aiming to ramp up his throwing program in advance of spring training. Expect the Padres to exercise caution with Kelly again 2015, but he could emerge to make an impact at some point if he can finally shake the injury bug.

2014

The first signs of elbow trouble arose early in the 2012 season, when an MRI revealed inflammation in Kelly's right elbow. He eventually pitched out the year and even garnered six starts with the Padres in the final month, but during preparation for 2013, a sore elbow again came to the forefront, and Tommy John surgery was soon undertaken. Although there have been no setbacks in his rehabilitation, the No. 3 prospect in the Padres' organization isn't expected to be ready for the start of the regular season, and there's no telling when he'll earn his next major league start.

2013

It was an eventful 2012 season for Kelly as he pitched at Triple-A Tucson, was shut down due to inflammation in his right elbow for over three months, resumed pitching in Rookie League Peoria, and moved up to Double-A San Antonio before finally making his MLB debut in late August. His results along the way in the minors were impressive as he showed elite command of the strike zone and avoided the long ball. The six starts he made in the majors were a mixed bag, but showed that he has the potential to miss bats as he did in the minors and induce groundballs at a high rate, two skills that should help him along in his development. In 2013, expect Kelly to push for a spot in the Padres' rotation as he continues to mature and grow as a young pitcher, but his missed time in 2012 could lead to significant workload restrictions regardless of where he's logging his innings this season.

2012

Obtained in the Adrian Gonzalez deal, Kelly saw some decent improvement at Double-A in 2011. His K/9IP dropped to 6.64 but that was much more in line with his career average. However, he also dropped his walks which allowed his K/BB ratio to remain consistent and he cut his HR/9IP almost in half. The club is helping him make adjustments by raising his three-quarter arm slot just a bit and that seems to be reflecting in his above-average control -- a necessity given that he doesn't blow you away with his fastball which tops out around 93 mph. One final note is that Kelly has always been a two-way player with decent range at shortstop. How long that continues remains to be seen, but it's certainly something to watch as he makes his way through the system.

2011

Try not to pass judgment on Kelly's numbers in 2010. It was the first full season of pitching for the 20-year-old and he's still developing his secondary offerings at an advanced level, given his age. Even as a talented work in progress, the Padres were adamant that Kelly was included as the centerpiece of the trade that sent Adrian Gonzalez to Boston. Kelly showed improvement with his curveball and changeup, while gaining velocity on his fastball. He must learn to harness that velocity while bringing some level of consistency to every outing. Further development is the goal for Kelly in 2011, and he's likely a year or two away from earn his place in the Padres' rotation.

2010

Kelly, Boston's 20-year-old pitcher/shortstop, is the Red Sox's prospect du jour after dominating the Low-A South Atlantic League as a pitcher. He pitched for half the season, then played shortstop for the second half. He played in the Arizona Fall League as a shortstop, but that's because he had reached the innings-limit set by the organization for the year. He's got great control while keeping the ball down in the zone. His fastball right now is in the 88-91 mph range, but it projects into the mid 90s as he continues his development on the mound. He's already showcasing some advanced secondary pitches (curveball, changeup) and just needs to stretch out as a starter. Scouts like him more as a pitcher, and he may feel the same way after his success on the mound. The Red Sox will sit with him during the offseason to map out a plan for 2010, which will definitely include more work as a pitcher.

2009

Kelly got a sniff of Short Season Lowell last year after spending some time in the rookie Gulf Coast League. He prefers shortstop and concentrated on that part of the game while in high school, but the Red Sox see his future as a pitcher. He has a low-90s fastball, a hard curve and a changeup, with good command of all of them. The Red Sox plan to begin him as a pitcher to start the season, then shift him to shortstop once he reaches an innings limit.