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Don Kelly

34-Year-Old Outfielder – Free Agent

2014 Stats

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.245

HR

0

RBI

7

R

24

SB

6

2014 Preseason Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

The do-it-all utility man once again managed to make over 100 appearances for the Tigers despite limited production at the plate. Kelly saw action at six different positions while logging 216 at-bats....

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: L   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 4"   WT: 190   DOB: 2/15/1980   BORN: Butler, PA   COLLEGE: Point Park   DRAFTED: 8th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Don Kelly Contract Information:

Signed a one-year, $1 million contract with the Tigers in December of 2013.

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Kelly declined his outright to Triple-A Toledo, and will become a free agent, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports.

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Don Kelly Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2004 24 AA ERI 28 119 101 17 23 8 6 2 0 9 3 1 15 13 1 1 1 .228 .331 .327 .658
2005 25 AA ERI 82 371 329 54 112 34 22 3 9 54 9 2 36 43 0 5 1 .340 .402 .508 .910
2005 25 AAA TOL 44 180 164 22 42 9 8 0 1 13 8 2 13 16 3 0 0 .256 .311 .323 .634
2006 26 AA ERI 58 240 206 30 56 11 10 1 0 24 5 3 27 23 0 6 1 .272 .350 .330 .680
2006 26 AAA TOL 66 267 237 23 54 17 14 3 0 19 18 7 24 32 4 0 2 .228 .304 .312 .616
2007 27 AAA IND 52 174 150 20 37 7 5 2 0 11 6 4 18 17 4 0 2 .247 .335 .307 .642
2007 27 MAJ PIT 25 32 27 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 2 .148 .281 .148 .429
2008 28 AAA TUC 124 479 436 61 120 37 24 5 8 55 2 1 32 44 4 5 2 .275 .324 .408 .732
2009 29 AAA TOL 105 420 372 57 123 32 20 6 6 40 27 4 43 51 2 0 3 .331 .404 .465 .869
2009 29 MAJ DET 31 62 56 8 14 4 3 1 0 3 1 0 4 10 1 0 1 .250 .311 .339 .651
2010 30 MAJ DET 119 251 238 30 58 13 4 0 9 27 3 0 8 42 1 2 2 .244 .272 .374 .646
2011 31 MAJ DET 113 281 257 35 63 18 8 3 7 28 2 1 14 32 6 1 3 .245 .291 .381 .672
2012 32 AAA TOL 20 85 73 8 17 3 2 0 1 12 4 1 12 17 0 0 0 .233 .341 .301 .642
2012 32 MAJ DET 75 127 113 14 21 4 2 1 1 7 2 0 14 22 0 0 0 .186 .276 .248 .524
2013 33 MAJ DET 112 251 216 33 48 13 6 1 6 23 2 0 27 28 2 4 2 .222 .309 .343 .652
2014 34 MAJ DET 95 185 163 24 40 6 5 1 0 7 6 1 20 29 1 0 1 .245 .332 .288 .620
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3-Year Averages     100 217 195 27 44 10 5 1 4 19 2 0 18 27 2 1 1 .226 .293 .323 .616
Career  (View All)     570 1,189 1,070 146 248 58 28 7 23 95 16 2 90 166 11 7 11 .232 .296 .336 .632

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Don Kelly: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2014 30 1 41 25 8 6 11 1
2013 4 3 22 78 38 25 22 6
2012 8 1 3 59 18 8 35 3
2011 1 15 45 58 17 4 39 2
2010 28 15 74 65 12 2
2009 2 1 4 20 18 2 3

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Don Kelly Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014252010.120.200.490
2013484050.229.271.574
2012120020.083.083.298

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201413822066.268.304.644
2013168296182.220.363.674
201210114152.198.267.551

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20147410042.257.324.662
201388164121.250.420.744
20127110172.211.254.545

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20148914034.236.258.585
2013128172111.203.289.588
2012424000.143.238.488
Don Kelly Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2004 24 AA ERI 119 101 12.6% 10.9% 1.15 87% .261 .099
2005 25 AA ERI 371 329 9.7% 11.6% 0.84 87% .372 .168
2005 25 AAA TOL 180 164 7.2% 8.9% 0.81 90% .279 .067
2006 26 AA ERI 240 206 11.3% 9.6% 1.17 89% .306 .058
2006 26 AAA TOL 267 237 9% 12% 0.75 86% .263 .084
2007 27 AAA IND 174 150 10.3% 9.8% 1.06 89% .278 .060
2007 27 MAJ PIT 32 27 9.4% 9.4% 1.00 89% .167 .000
2008 28 AAA TUC 479 436 6.7% 9.2% 0.73 90% .292 .133
2009 29 AAA TOL 420 372 10.2% 12.1% 0.84 86% .371 .134
2009 29 MAJ DET 62 56 6.5% 16.1% 0.40 82% .304 .089
2010 30 MAJ DET 251 238 3.2% 16.7% 0.19 82% .262 .130
2011 31 MAJ DET 281 257 5% 11.4% 0.44 88% .257 .136
2012 32 AAA TOL 85 73 14.1% 20% 0.71 77% .291 .068
2012 32 MAJ DET 127 113 11% 17.3% 0.64 81% .222 .062
2013 33 MAJ DET 251 216 10.8% 11.2% 0.96 87% .231 .121
2014 34 MAJ DET 185 163 10.8% 15.7% 0.69 82% .299 .043
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3-Year Averages     217 195 8.3% 12.4% 0.67 86% .244 .097
Career     1,189 1,070 7.6% 14% 0.54 84% .255 .104

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2014 Stat Review for Don Kelly    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2013 (min 400 PA)

Contact

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.245 AVG
WEAK
82% Contact Rate
GOOD
.299 BABIP
AVERAGE
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.288 SLG
TERRIBLE
.043 ISO
TERRIBLE
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.69 BB/K
GREAT
10.8% BB Rate
GREAT
15.7% K Rate
GOOD
OPS/OBP

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.620 OPS
TERRIBLE
.332 OBP
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Don Kelly: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Kelly was outrighted to Triple-A Toledo on Friday.

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Kelly went 3-for-4 with an RBI and a run in the nightcap of Saturday's doubleheader against the White Sox.

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Kelly will start in right field and bat second Thursday against the A's.

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Kelly is starting in left field and batting sixth versus the Twins on Saturday, the Oakland Press's Matthew B. Mowery reports.

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Kelly has started just four of 21 games this season.

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Kelly was forced from Sunday's exhibition with a left hamstring strain, James Schmehl of MLive.com reports.

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Kelly could see a boost in playing time while Andy Dirks (back) is on the shelf, Mlive.com reports.

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Kelly signed a one-year, $1 million contract with the Tigers on Monday MLive.com reports.

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Kelly went 3-for-4 with a three-run homer in Tuesday's win over Cleveland.

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Kelly was 1-for-4 with two runs scored, and a two-run home run in Detroit's 6-0 win over the Twins on Friday night.

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Kelly is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Astros.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2013

Kelly once again provided the Tigers with depth around the diamond in 2012, appearing at every position except shortstop and catcher. While his defensive versatility was certainly valued off the bench, Kelly failed to do much at the plate, finishing the year at .186/.276/.248 in 113 at-bats. The 33-year-old utility man's time with the Tigers appears to be over, but he'll try to catch on in a similar role for a new squad in 2013.

2012

Kelly provided the Tigers with a versatile bat off the bench last season, appearing in 112 games while manning every position but second base and shortstop. The 32-year-old utility man hit .245/.291/.381 with seven home runs and 28 RBI in 257 at-bats. The Tigers will look to deploy Kelly as a jack-of-all-trades once again in 2012, but he could see some extra time at third base if the team doesn't bring in any help at the position during the offseason.

2011

Kelly was a jack-of-all-trades off the Tigers' bench in 2010, spending time at every position but catcher, second base and shortstop. The Tigers' utility man finished the season hitting .244/.272/.374 with nine home runs and 27 RBI in 238 at-bats. The 31-year-old is expected to have a similar role with the team in 2011, but his playing time could see a dip if the Tigers stay relatively healthy.

2010

Following an impressive 105-game stint with Triple-A Toledo in which he hit .331 with 27 stolen bases, Kelly earned a promotion to the Tigers last season. The 30-year-old utility man was used sparingly in 31 games, hitting .250/.311/.339 in 56 at-bats. Most of his time was seen as a defensive replacement late in games due to his ability to play all infield positions other than catcher and both corner outfield spots. Kelly doesn't factor into the Tigers' long-term plans and is unlikely to land a bigger role than he played last year.

2007

Kelly will serve as a late inning defensive replacement for the Pirates. The Pittsburgh native hit led the team with 68 spring at-bats, batting .265.

2006

The Tigers added Kelly to the 40-man roster this winter after he posted solid numbers between Double-A and Triple-A last season. He's probably not going to become a major league regular at 26, but Kelly looks like he could be a solid utility infielder.

2003

Big but slim first baseman (6-4, 185), playing high-A ball in 2003.