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Shawn Kelley

32-Year-Old Pitcher – Washington Nationals

2016 Stats

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1-1

ERA

3.11

WHIP

1.01

K

58

SV

4

2016 Preseason Projections

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2016 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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 ...

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2016 ADP:  524.05

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 2"   WT: 232   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.

June 29, 2016  –  Shawn Kelley News

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Kelley allowed two runs on three hits while striking out four over 1.1 innings to earn his fourth save of the year Wednesday against the Mets.

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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 HIG 12 0 0 12.0 8 0 0 12 3 0 0 3 0.00 0.92
2008 24 A WIS 8 0 0 7.2 10 3 0 12 2 0 0 3 3.52 1.67
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 42 0 0 37.7 31 13 7 58 7 1 1 4 2 6 3.11 1.01
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3-Year Averages     56 0 0 52.1 44 22 5 67 19 3 3 1 1 10 3.80 1.21
Career  (View All)     331 0 0 322.0 285 129 43 381 104 20 20 8 3.61 1.21

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Shawn Kelley Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Days 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
Jul. 24 SD 1.0 2 2 2 2 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 1 0 3.11 1.01
Jul. 23 SD 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.70 0.98
Jul. 19 LAD 1.0 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.78 0.98
Jul. 17 Pit 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.60 0.98
Jul. 15 Pit 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.67 0.95
Jul. 8 @NYM 0.0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.76 0.95
Jul. 6 Mil 0.7 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 2.76 0.89
Jul. 4 Mil 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.81 0.91
Jul. 1 Cin 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.90 0.94
Jun. 29 NYM 1.3 3 2 2 1 0 4 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 3.00 0.93
Jun. 28 NYM 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.51 0.87
Jun. 26 @Mil 1.3 2 1 1 1 0 3 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 2.60 0.90
Jun. 22 @LAD 0.7 2 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 L 0 1 0 2.39 0.87
Jun. 16 @SD 0.7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 2.45 0.82
Jun. 15 ChC 1.7 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.52 0.84
Jun. 13 ChC 1.7 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 2.70 0.86
Jun. 9 @CWS 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.91 0.92
Jun. 8 @CWS 0.7 2 3 3 0 1 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.05 0.97
Jun. 5 @Cin 1.7 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 1.80 0.85
Jun. 4 @Cin 0.3 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.96 0.93
May. 29 StL 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.50 0.89
May. 28 StL 1.0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.59 0.88
May. 24 NYM 1.0 1 2 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.13 0.88
May. 20 @Mia 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 0.00 0.80
May. 18 @NYM 0.7 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0.00 0.86
Last 14 Days
7 Games:  Avg. 0.8 IP/G
5.7 8 3 3 3 1 11 0 0 0 0-0 0 1 1 4.76 1.59
Last 30 Days
13 Games:  Avg. 0.9 IP/G
12.0 16 8 6 5 1 23 0 0 0 0-1 2 2 1 4.50 1.42
Last 60 Days
25 Games:  Avg. 1.0 IP/G
24.3 21 15 13 7 5 39 0 0 0 0-1 4 2 3 4.81 1.07

Shawn Kelley Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20165219313424.265
20159031519223.224
2014107351221700.226

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20169739418613.198
2015115321022101.218
201411332824115.235

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Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201624.010236453.000.79
201526.310036711.370.91
201429.0124351034.971.28

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201613.701222323.291.39
201525.012027833.601.28
201422.7240321023.971.24
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 HIG 12 0 12.0 9.00 2.25 4.00 0.00 100% 0.00 1.95 .268
2008 24 A WIS 8 0 7.2 15.00 2.50 6.00 0.00 75% 3.52 0.70 .546
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 42 0 37.7 13.86 1.67 8.29 1.67 0.83 80.6% 92.3 MPH 3.11 3.09 .332
Next 7 Days     0 0 2.5 8.35 3.80 2.20 1.14 73.6% 3.93 4.26 .285
Rest Of Season     0 0 20.6 8.55 3.44 2.48 1.11 74.1% 3.77 4.05 .288
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3-Year Averages     56 0 52.1 11.57 3.28 3.53 0.86 70.7% 3.80 2.97 .328
Career     331 0 322.0 10.65 2.91 3.66 1.20 75.1% 3.61 3.57 .315

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2016 Stat Review for Shawn Kelley    As compared to the top 100 relief pitchers in 2015 (min 55 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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8.29 K/BB
ELITE
13.86 K/9
ELITE
1.67 BB/9
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92.3 MPH Fastball
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1.7 HR/9
TERRIBLE
0.83 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE FLYBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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3.11 ERA
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1.01 WHIP
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3.09 FIP
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BABIP/Strand

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

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.332 BABIP
HIGH
80.6% Strand Rate
ABOVE AVERAGE

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

Kelley allowed one run on two hits while striking out three over 1.1 innings to earn his third save of the year Sunday at the Brewers.

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Nationals manager Dusty Baker acknowledged after Thursday's game that Kelley would be his interim closer while Jonathan Papelbon (intercostal) was on the DL, The Washington Post reports. “This is what we settled upon,” Baker said. “Mike [Maddux, the Nats' pitching coach] and I talked about it, and we think he’s best suited for that until Pap gets back.”

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Kelley pitched 0.2 perfect innings to earn his second save of the season Thursday at the Padres.

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Kelley retired all five batters he faced, striking out four, to pick up the five-out save Monday against the Cubs.

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Kelley walked a batter and surrendered a two-run homer before retiring the side in the ninth inning of Tuesday's 7-4 win over the Mets.

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Kelley struck out one in a perfect eighth inning during Friday's loss to the Cubs.

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Kelley failed to record an out in his first appearance with the Nationals on Monday, walking Adonis Garcia on four pitches with the bases loaded in the eighth inning.

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Kelley has struggled through the early part of spring training, managing just a 1:1 K:BB, 6.23 ERA and 1.85 WHIP through 4.1 innings.

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Kelley agreed to a contract with the Nationals on Wednesday, pending a physical, Bill Ladson of MLB.com reports.

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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.