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Joe Kelly

25-Year-Old Pitcher – St. Louis Cardinals

2014 Stats

W-L

1-0

ERA

0.79

WHIP

1.41

K

7

SV

0

2014 RotoWire Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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...

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STATUS:  Day-To-Day     INJURY TYPE:  Hamstring
LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 1"   WT: 175   DOB: 6/9/1988
BORN: Anaheim, CA   COLLEGE: California Riverside  DRAFTED: 3rd Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Signed with the Cardinals in July of 2009.

April 16, 2014  –  Joe Kelly News

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Kelly will travel back to St. Louis to have his hamstring injury evaluated Thursday, and if he is forced to miss his scheduled start Monday, Tyler Lyons is expected to fill in, MLB.com's Jennifer Langosch 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 MAJ STL 2 2 0 11.3 12 1 0 7 4 1 0 0 0 0 0.79 1.41
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3-Year Averages MAJ   30 15 0 115.5 118 39 10 77 40 7 6 0 0 1 3.04 1.37

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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
Apr. 11 ChC 6.0 6 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0.79 1.41
Apr. 5 @Pit 5.3 6 1 1 0 4 4 1 0 0 W 0 0 0 1.69 1.88
Last 14 Days
2 Games:  Avg. 5.7 IP/G
11.3 12 2 1 0 4 7 1 0 0 1-0 0 0 0 0.79 1.41
Last 30 Days
2 Games:  Avg. 5.7 IP/G
11.3 12 2 1 0 4 7 1 0 0 1-0 0 0 0 0.79 1.41
Last 60 Days
2 Games:  Avg. 5.7 IP/G
11.3 12 2 1 0 4 7 1 0 0 1-0 0 0 0 0.79 1.41

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Joe Kelly Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20132353819531505.245
20122002220561526.318

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2013297412571515.270
2012257531656514.236

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Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201363.0540382163.291.44
201267.0330472662.961.40

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201361.0510412342.071.26
201240.0240281044.501.35
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 MAJ STL 2 2 11.3 5.56 3.18 1.75 0.00 2.86 93.8% 94.7 MPH 0.79 3.29 .325
2014 Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Joe Kelly
3-Year Averages MAJ   30 15 115.5 6.00 3.12 1.93 0.78 80.4% 3.04 4.03 .303

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2014 Stat Review for Joe Kelly    As compared to the top 100 starting pitchers in 2013 (min 140 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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1.75 K/BB
TERRIBLE
5.56 K/9
TERRIBLE
3.18 BB/9
WEAK
94.7 MPH Fastball
ELITE
0.0 HR/9
ELITE
2.86 GB/FB Ratio
EXTREME GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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0.79 ERA
ELITE
1.41 WHIP
POOR
3.29 FIP
GOOD
BABIP/Strand

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

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.325 BABIP
HIGH
93.8% Strand Rate
HIGH

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Career Pitcher vs. Batter Stats    (View All Matchup Data)

Worst Matchups for Joe Kelly (by OPS against, min 3 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Derek Dietrich MIA 3 2 1 1 0 0 0 .667 2.000 2.667
Salvador Perez KC 3 2 1 2 0 0 0 .667 1.667 2.333
Mike Moustakas KC 4 3 1 2 0 1 0 .750 1.500 2.300
Martin Prado AZ 4 2 1 2 0 0 0 .500 1.500 2.000
Nick Punto OAK 5 4 0 0 1 0 0 .800 1.000 1.833
Miguel Montero AZ 3 1 1 2 1 1 0 .333 1.333 1.833
Brandon Belt SF 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 .750 1.000 1.750
Adrian Gonzalez LA 7 4 1 3 0 0 0 .571 1.143 1.714
Shin-Soo Choo TEX 6 3 1 1 0 0 0 .500 1.167 1.667
Melky Cabrera TOR 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 .667 1.000 1.667

Best Matchups for Joe Kelly (by OPS against, min 3 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Jeff Francis CIN 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Chris Nelson CIN 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Lucas Duda NY-N 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Danny Espinosa WAS 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Ruben Tejada NY-N 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Devin Mesoraco CIN 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
DJ LeMahieu COL 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Marcell Ozuna MIA 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Yoenis Cespedes OAK 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Brandon Moss OAK 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000

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

Kelly was diagnosed with a tight left hamstring, which spurred his removal from Wednesday's game in Milwaukee.

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Kelly left Wednesday's contest at Milwaukee in the top of the fifth inning after injuring his left hamstring in an attempt to run out a bunt, Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports.

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Kelly turned in a solid six innings Friday night, allowing just one unearned run on six hits with three strikeouts versus the Cubs.

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Kelly picked up the win in Saturday's 6-1 victory over Pittsburgh, allowing just one run on four walks and six hits while striking out four in 5.1 innings.

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Kelly has been named the Cardinals' No. 5 starter, Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post Dispatch reports.

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Kelly turned in his first solid performance of the spring Saturday, pitching 5.1 innings while giving up just one earned run on four hits and striking out three in a win over Atlanta.

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Kelly was happy with his stuff despite being knocked around for five runs on seven hits in 2.1 innings Sunday.

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Kelly will likely have to win a four-man battle for the Cards' final rotation spot this spring, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

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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.