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Joe Kelly

27-Year-Old Pitcher – Boston Red Sox

2015 Stats

W-L

10-6

ERA

4.82

WHIP

1.44

K

110

SV

0

2016 RotoWire Projections

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2016 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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 g...

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2016 ADP:  491.34

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 1"   WT: 188   DOB: 6/9/1988   BORN: Anaheim, CA   COLLEGE: California Riverside   DRAFTED: 3rd Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Joe Kelly Contract Information:

Agreed to a one-year, $2.6 million deal with the Red Sox in January 2016, avoiding arbitration.

February 7, 2016  –  Joe Kelly News

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Kelly was assured by manager John Farrell that he will be in Boston's starting rotation when the 2016 season begins, the Boston Herald 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
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3-Year Averages     26 19 0 118.2 119 51 11 85 45 8 5 0 0 0 3.88 1.39

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Joe 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
Sep. 15 @Bal 2.3 5 4 3 1 1 4 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.82 1.44
Sep. 9 Tor 5.7 6 1 1 0 2 5 1 1 0 W 0 0 0 4.70 1.42
Sep. 4 Phi 6.0 5 2 2 0 3 5 1 0 0 W 0 0 0 4.84 1.42
Aug. 29 @NYM 7.3 5 1 1 0 2 2 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 4.94 1.43
Aug. 24 @CWS 7.3 5 2 2 1 1 4 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 5.18 1.46
Aug. 19 Cle 6.0 5 1 0 0 3 3 0 1 0 W 0 0 0 5.37 1.50
Aug. 14 Sea 6.0 4 1 1 1 2 6 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 5.69 1.52
Aug. 7 @Det 5.3 7 2 2 1 2 7 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 5.96 1.55
Aug. 1 TB 5.0 9 5 5 0 1 6 1 0 0 W 0 0 0 6.11 1.54
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 0 0.00 0.00
Last 30 Days
3 Games:  Avg. 4.7 IP/G
14.0 16 7 6 1 6 14 2 1 0 2-0 0 0 0 3.86 1.57
Last 60 Days
9 Games:  Avg. 5.7 IP/G
51.0 51 19 17 4 17 42 3 2 0 8-0 0 0 0 3.00 1.33

Joe Kelly Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20153016022701545.255
2014222333046423.243
20132353819531505.245

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201528650277510110.298
2014193331242625.246
2013297412571515.270

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Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201571.0630612364.691.45
201435.7220241523.791.35
201363.0540382163.291.44

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201563.3430492694.971.44
201460.7420422764.451.35
201361.0510412342.071.26
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
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3-Year Averages     26 19 118.2 6.47 3.43 1.89 0.84 73.9% 3.88 4.11 .303

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2015 Stat Review for Joe Kelly    As compared to the top 100 starting pitchers in 2015 (min 130 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

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2.24 K/BB
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7.37 K/9
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3.28 BB/9
POOR
95.4 MPH Fastball
ELITE
1.0 HR/9
AVERAGE
1.61 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

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4.82 ERA
POOR
1.44 WHIP
TERRIBLE
4.24 FIP
WEAK
BABIP/Strand

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

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.326 BABIP
HIGH
68.2% Strand Rate
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2016 Projected Stats Breakdown for Joe Kelly

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

Kelly agreed to a one-year, $2.6 million deal with the Red Sox on Friday, avoiding arbitration, the Boston Herald's Jason Mastrodonato reports.

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Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski prefers Kelly (shoulder) as a starter, the Boston Globe reports. The right-handed Kelly, who has been shut down for the season with soreness in his shoulder, had been considered as a candidate for the bullpen.

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Kelly is just dealing with right shoulder soreness and the issue isn't serious, 93.7 WEEI FM reports.

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Kelly (shoulder) has been officially shut down for the season, Pete Abraham of the Boston Globe reports.

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Kelly (shoulder) will likely be shut down for the season, the Boston Globe's Pete Abraham reports.

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Kelly left Tuesday's start with right shoulder tightness/fatigue, the Providence Journal's Tim Britton reports.

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Kelly, who began the season throwing his fastball 70 percent of the time, has dialed that back to 56 percent during his eight-game winning streak, the Boston Globe reports. "Learning how important secondary pitches were, it's a process. It's a process for somebody that has that type of fastball strength to realize you've got to work on some secondary stuff and it's just clicked," said interim manager Torey Lovullo.

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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.