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Joe Kelly

29-Year-Old Pitcher – Boston Red Sox

2017 Stats

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3-1

ERA

2.41

WHIP

1.22

K

31

SV

0

2017 Preseason Projections

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2017 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Joe Kelly teased the Red Sox in 2016 with his high-90s fastball but would often lose his mechanics, missing the strike zone, and failed to use his secondary pitches enough. In six starts, he had an ER...

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2017 ADP:  636.9

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 1"   WT: 185   DOB: 6/9/1988   BORN: Anaheim, CA   COLLEGE: California Riverside   DRAFTED: 3rd Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Joe Kelly Contract Information:

Signed a one-year, $2.8 million contract with the Red Sox in January of 2017.

August 5, 2017  –  Joe Kelly News

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Kelly (hamstring) was reinstated from the DL on Saturday, Tim Britton of the Providence Journal reports.

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Joe 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
2009 21 A BAT 16 2 0 30.1 33 16 0 30 11 2 3 1 4.78 1.46
2010 22 A QUA 26 18 0 103.1 102 53 3 92 45 6 8 1 0 0 4.62 1.43
2011 23 A+ PAL 11 11 0 72.2 56 21 1 62 34 5 2 0 0 0 2.60 1.25
2011 23 AA SPR 11 11 0 59.1 70 33 7 51 25 6 4 0 0 0 5.01 1.61
2012 24 AAA MEM 12 12 0 72.1 75 23 2 45 21 2 5 0 0 0 2.86 1.33
2012 24 MAJ STL 24 16 0 107.0 112 42 10 75 36 5 7 0 0 0 3.53 1.38
2013 25 MAJ STL 37 15 0 124.0 124 37 10 79 44 10 5 0 1 2 2.69 1.35
2014 26 AAA MEM 3 3 0 10.1 8 3 1 4 6 0 0 0 0 0 2.61 1.39
2014 26 MAJ STL 7 7 0 35.0 41 17 3 25 10 2 2 0 0 0 4.37 1.46
2014 26 MAJ BOS 10 10 0 61.3 47 28 5 41 32 4 2 0 0 0 4.11 1.29
2014  (Multiple Teams) 26 MAJ STL/BOS 17 17 0 96.3 88 45 8 66 42 6 4 0 0 0 4.20 1.35
2015 27 AAA PAW 4 4 0 19.0 14 6 1 18 6 1 1 0 0 0 2.84 1.05
2015 27 MAJ BOS 25 25 0 134.3 145 72 15 110 49 10 6 0 0 0 4.82 1.44
2016 28 A LOW 3 0 0 4.0 4 2 0 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 4.50 1.25
2016 28 AAA PAW 3 4 0 35.0 29 6 1 46 6 1 1 2 0 0 1.54 1.00
2016 28 MAJ BOS 20 6 0 40.0 44 23 5 48 24 4 0 0 1 2 5.18 1.70
2017 29 AAA PAW 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
2017 29 MAJ BOS 40 0 0 41.0 31 11 2 31 19 3 1 0 4 12 2.41 1.22
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3-Year Averages     20 16 0 90.2 92 46 9 74 38 6 3 0 0 0 4.59 1.44
Career  (View All)     163 79 0 542.7 544 230 50 409 214 38 23 0 3.81 1.40

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Joe Kelly 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
Aug. 21 @Cle 1.3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 2.41 1.22
Aug. 19 NYY 0.3 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.50 1.26
Aug. 18 NYY 0.3 2 3 3 1 1 0 1 0 0 - 0 1 0 2.52 1.25
Aug. 15 StL 1.0 2 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 - 0 0 0 1.85 1.18
Aug. 11 @NYY 0.7 3 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 1 0 1.66 1.16
Aug. 9 @TB 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.45 1.07
Jul. 9 @TB 1.7 1 2 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 L 0 1 0 1.49 1.10
Jul. 3 @Tex 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 - 0 0 1 1.04 1.10
Jun. 29 Min 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 1.07 1.10
Jun. 25 LAA 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.10 1.13
Jun. 23 LAA 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 1.14 1.14
Jun. 21 @KC 0.7 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 1.17 1.14
Jun. 18 @Hou 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 1.20 1.13
Jun. 16 @Hou 0.7 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 1.24 1.14
Jun. 14 @Phi 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 1.27 1.09
Last 14 Games (Team)
6 Games Pitched:  Avg. 0.8 IP/G
4.7 7 5 5 1 3 5 1 1 0 0-0 0 2 1 9.64 2.14
Last 30 Games (Team)
6 Games Pitched:  Avg. 0.8 IP/G
4.7 7 5 5 1 3 5 1 1 0 0-0 0 2 1 9.64 2.14
Last 60 Games (Team)
15 Games Pitched:  Avg. 0.9 IP/G
13.7 13 7 7 2 7 11 1 2 0 1-1 0 3 7 4.61 1.46
Joe Kelly Minors 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 ERA WHIP
Aug. 2 Syracuse 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0.00 0.00
Last 14 Days
0 Games:  Avg. 0.0 IP/G
0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0.00 0.00
Last 30 Days
1 Games:  Avg. 1.0 IP/G
1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0-0 0 0.00 0.00
Last 60 Days
1 Games:  Avg. 1.0 IP/G
1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0-0 0 0.00 0.00

Joe Kelly Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201763111514101.304
201667151314203.269
20153016022701545.255

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201710520417501.170
2016121331130722.283
201528650277510110.298

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201720.720013713.481.11
201619.3300221211.401.34
201571.0630612364.691.45

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201719.0110171211.421.42
201620.7100261248.712.03
201563.3430492694.971.44
Joe Kelly vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

Joe 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
2009 21 A BAT 16 2 30.1 8.97 3.29 2.73 0.00 63.6% 4.78 2.30 .376
2010 22 A QUA 26 18 103.1 8.03 3.93 2.04 0.26 65.3% 4.62 3.31 .333
2011 23 A+ PAL 11 11 72.2 7.73 4.24 1.82 0.12 77.5% 2.60 3.41 .280
2011 23 AA SPR 11 11 59.1 7.77 3.81 2.04 1.07 70.5% 5.01 4.54 .353
2012 24 AAA MEM 12 12 72.1 5.62 2.62 2.14 0.25 77.7% 2.86 3.35 .316
2012 24 MAJ STL 24 16 107.0 6.31 3.03 2.08 0.84 1.84 76.8% 94.4 MPH 3.53 4.11 .310
2013 25 MAJ STL 37 15 124.0 5.73 3.19 1.80 0.73 1.91 82.9% 94.9 MPH 2.69 4.16 .296
2014 26 AAA MEM 3 3 10.1 3.56 5.35 0.67 0.89 84.6% 2.61 5.48 .222
2014 26 MAJ STL 7 7 35.0 6.43 2.57 2.50 0.77 2.63 70.8% 94.7 MPH 4.37 4.00 .340
2014 26 MAJ BOS 10 10 61.3 6.02 4.70 1.28 0.73 2.35 68.9% 94.7 MPH 4.11 4.68 .241
2014  (Multiple Teams) 26 MAJ STL/BOS 17 17 96.3 6.17 3.92 1.57 0.75 2.45 69.7% 94.7 MPH 4.20 4.26 .280
2015 27 AAA PAW 4 4 19.0 8.53 2.84 3.00 0.47 73.7% 2.84 3.09 .268
2015 27 MAJ BOS 25 25 134.3 7.37 3.28 2.24 1.00 1.61 68.2% 95.4 MPH 4.82 4.24 .326
2016 28 A LOW 3 0 4.0 11.25 2.25 5.00 0.00 60% 4.50 1.45 .389
2016 28 AAA PAW 3 4 35.0 11.83 1.54 7.67 0.26 85.3% 1.54 1.54 .347
2016 28 MAJ BOS 20 6 40.0 10.80 5.40 2.00 1.13 2.12 71.4% 96.3 MPH 5.18 4.38 .376
2017 29 AAA PAW 1 0 1.0 9.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 1.20 .000
2017 29 MAJ BOS 40 0 41.0 6.80 4.17 1.63 0.44 2.35 81.3% 99.0 MPH 2.41 3.79 .255
Today's Projections     0 0 .4 8.15 3.81 2.14 0.79 75.6% 3.44 0.60 .290
Next 7 Days     0 0 3.2 8.84 3.51 2.52 0.92 76.5% 3.37 3.74 .295
Rest Of Season     0 0 15.8 8.91 3.52 2.53 0.91 76.7% 3.34 3.70 .296
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3-Year Averages     20 16 90.2 7.38 3.79 1.95 0.90 69.4% 4.59 4.12 .315
Career     163 79 542.7 6.78 3.55 1.91 0.83 74.6% 3.81 4.11 .306

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Joe Kelly Defensive Stats

Year Pos Inn PMFinal (?) EXP Tot (?) PM (?) AirPM (?) EPM (?) InnHome (?) PMH (?) InnLHP (?) PMLHP (?) LEFT (?) MID (?) RGHT (?)
2015 P 134.3 7 15 7 0 71 5 0 0
2016 P 40 -1 4 -1 0 19 0 0 0
2017 P 39.7 1 1 1 0 21 1 0 0
Year Pos SHAL (?) MED (?) DEEP (?) CERS (?) SBRS (?) PSBRS (?) BRS (?) GDPRS (?) OFARS (?) GFPDMERS (?) PMRS (?) SZRS (?) TRS (?)
2015 P 1 0 0 0 5 0 6
2016 P 0 0 0 -1 -1 0 -2
2017 P 0 0 0 0 1 0 1

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2017 Stat Review for Joe Kelly    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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1.63 K/BB
TERRIBLE
6.80 K/9
POOR
4.17 BB/9
WEAK
99.0 MPH Fastball
ELITE
0.4 HR/9
GREAT
2.35 GB/FB Ratio
EXTREME GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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2.41 ERA
GOOD
1.22 WHIP
AVERAGE
3.79 FIP
WEAK
BABIP/Strand

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

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.255 BABIP
LOW
81.3% Strand Rate
ABOVE AVERAGE

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

Kelly (hamstring) will be activated from the disabled list Saturday, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports.

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Kelly (hamstring) struck out one in a scoreless inning got Triple-A Pawtucket on Wednesday, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports.

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Kelly (hamstring) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Pawtucket on Wednesday, Evan Drellich of CSN New England reports.

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Kelly (hamstring) will throw live batting practice Monday, Stephen Hewitt of the Boston Herald reports.

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Kelly (hamstring) threw a 25-pitch bullpen session Tuesday, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports.

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Kelly (hamstring) expects to throw a bullpen this weekend when the team travels to Los Angeles, Evan Drellich of CSN New England reports.

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Kelly (hamstring) will continue to play catch and is hopeful to return from the 10-day disabled list in the near future, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports.

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Kelly was placed on the disabled list Saturday due to a left hamstring strain, Michael Silverman of the Boston Herald reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2017

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2016

Kelly has intoxicating velocity that keeps him interesting even as he continues to pile up mediocre results. He looked good in 2012-13, but his best work was done in the bullpen while he lucked into good results as a starter despite a 1.6 K/BB ratio in 31 starts. He's been a full-time starter since and the mediocrity has shown itself clearly with a 4.57 ERA and 1.9 K/BB ratio in 231 innings. His best secondary pitch is a changeup that helps him neutralize lefties with just a 29-point platoon split. The problem is that he just allows too much contact leaving him open to variance like the .274 to .320 BABIP jump we saw in 2015. Further exacerbating the issue is that his strikeout pitch - the slider - gets lit up any time it doesn't generate a strikeout (.908 OPS, 33% K rate since 2014). There are some intriguing elements, but his MLB work marries well with his minor league track record so it's hard to project a major jump for him as a starter.

2015

Kelly posted a 2.69 ERA over 37 appearances 15 starts in 2013 and opened last season as the Cardinals' fifth starter. There were red flags, particularly with his strikeout and walk rates, as Kelly's xFIP in 2013 (4.19) indicated that a sub-3.00 simply wasn't sustainable. That proved to be true, and while Kelly pitched reasonably well, he was sidelined after three starts by a hamstring injury that kept him out of action for three months. Upon his return, he was hit hard and then traded to Boston in the John Lackey deal. With Boston's starting rotation decimated by trades and the team relying on young starting prospects, the 26-year-old Kelly became the team's No. 2 starter. Even with the offseason changes in the rotation, Kelly is expected to begin the year with one of the five starting spots. He may be ideally suited for the bullpen, where his fastball will have even more velocity (he averaged 94.7 mph on the pitch in 2014) and he won't have to rely as much on his secondary offerings.

2014

Kelly started the season as a long-relief arm out of the bullpen before getting a shot in the rotation at the start of July. Kelly took the opportunity and ran with it, posting an 11-2 record with a 2.32 ERA over his final 14 starts. Despite an excellent showing in the rotation for the Cardinals, Kelly's role for the start of 2014 is murky. The Cardinals have a talented group of young arms to put behind ace Adam Wainwright and Kelly is a good bet to make the rotation next season, but it's far from a guarantee that he will stick if he ends up solidifying a spot when spring training breaks in March.

2013

Kelly started 16 games for the Cardinals last year and threw eight in relief, where he was far more successful. In 91.1 innings as a starter, he had a respectable 3.74 ERA but a not-as-respectable 1.41 WHIP and 59:32 K:BB. Meanwhile, as a reliever, he threw 15.2 innings and finished with a 2.30 ERA, 1.21 WHIP and 16:4 K:BB ratio. Naturally, the Cardinals are planning on using him as a starter this year. He's still just 24, and has room to grow, but it would be nice to see the K:BB ratio improve a bit before throwing him into the rotation for good.