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Carson Kelly

23-Year-Old Catcher – St. Louis Cardinals

2017 Stats

AVG

.174

HR

0

RBI

6

R

5

SB

0

2018 RotoWire Projections

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2018 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 1"   WT: 215   DOB: 7/14/1994   BORN: Chicago, IL   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: 2nd Rd   

September 27, 2017  –  Carson Kelly News

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Kelly went 0-for-3 with a walk in Tuesday's 8-7 win over the Cubs.

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Carson 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
2012 17 R JOH 56 225 213 24 48 19 10 0 9 25 0 0 10 33 1 0 1 .225 .263 .399 .662
2013 18 A STA 70 299 271 35 75 21 16 1 4 32 1 0 20 31 2 0 6 .277 .340 .387 .727
2013 18 A PEO 43 168 146 18 32 8 6 0 2 13 0 0 13 25 5 2 2 .219 .288 .301 .589
2014 19 A PEO 98 415 363 41 90 27 17 4 6 49 1 0 37 54 4 4 7 .248 .326 .366 .692
2015 20 A+ PAL 108 419 389 30 85 27 18 1 8 51 0 0 22 64 0 5 3 .219 .263 .332 .595
2016 21 AA SPR 64 236 216 29 62 13 7 0 6 18 0 1 14 46 2 1 3 .287 .338 .403 .741
2016 21 AAA MEM 32 126 113 14 33 10 10 0 0 14 0 0 11 17 1 1 0 .292 .352 .381 .733
2016 21 MAJ STL 10 14 13 1 2 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 .154 .214 .231 .445
2017 22 AAA MEM 68 280 244 37 69 23 13 0 10 41 0 2 33 40 0 0 3 .283 .375 .459 .834
2017 22 MAJ STL 34 75 69 5 12 3 3 0 0 6 0 0 5 11 0 0 1 .174 .240 .217 .457
3-Year Averages     22 44 41 3 7 2 2 0 0 3 0 0 2 6 0 0 1 .171 .227 .220 .447
Career  (View All)     44 89 82 6 14 4 4 0 0 7 0 0 5 13 0 0 2 .171 .236 .220 .455

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Carson Kelly Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Games To Display:    Show 7Show 7    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30
DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Oct. 1 Mil 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .174 .240 .217 .457
Sep. 30 Mil 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .167 .236 .212 .448
Sep. 29 Mil 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .159 .232 .206 .438
Sep. 28 ChC 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .150 .227 .200 .427
Sep. 27 ChC 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .161 .242 .214 .456
Sep. 26 ChC 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 .170 .254 .226 .480
Sep. 25 ChC 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .180 .255 .240 .495
Sep. 24 @Pit 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .184 .259 .245 .504
Sep. 23 @Pit 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .178 .260 .244 .504
Sep. 22 @Pit 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .186 .271 .256 .527
Sep. 21 @Cin Did not play.
Sep. 20 @Cin 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .190 .277 .262 .539
Sep. 19 @Cin Did not play.
Sep. 17 @ChC Did not play.
Sep. 16 @ChC Did not play.
Sep. 15 @ChC 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .171 .261 .220 .481
Sep. 14 Cin Did not play.
Sep. 13 Cin 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .175 .267 .225 .492
Sep. 12 Cin 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .179 .273 .231 .504
Sep. 10 Pit 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .179 .256 .231 .487
Sep. 9 Pit Did not play.
Sep. 8 Pit Did not play.
Sep. 7 @SD 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .184 .262 .237 .499
Sep. 6 @SD 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .162 .244 .216 .460
Sep. 5 @SD Did not play.
Sep. 4 @SD Did not play.
Sep. 3 @SF Did not play.
Sep. 2 @SF Did not play.
Sep. 1 @SF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .176 .243 .235 .478
Aug. 31 @SF Did not play.
Last 7 Games 20 1 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 1 .150 .190 .150 .340
Last 14 Games 28 2 5 1 0 0 0 1 4 0 0 0 0 1 .179 .207 .214 .421
Last 30 Games 36 2 6 1 0 0 1 3 5 0 0 0 0 1 .167 .231 .194 .425

Carson Kelly: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2017 31
2016 10

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Carson Kelly Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2017100000.100.100.282
201631000.6671.0001.667

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2017595060.186.237.487
2016100010.000.000.091

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2017311020.129.129.358
201670010.000.000.000

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2017384040.211.289.539
201661000.333.500.929
Carson Kelly vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

Carson 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
2012 17 R JOH 225 213 4.4% 14.7% 0.30 85% .228 .174
2013 18 A STA 299 271 6.7% 10.4% 0.65 89% .301 .110
2013 18 A PEO 168 146 7.7% 14.9% 0.52 83% .248 .082
2014 19 A PEO 415 363 8.9% 13% 0.69 85% .274 .118
2015 20 A+ PAL 419 389 5.3% 15.3% 0.34 84% .239 .113
2016 21 AA SPR 236 216 5.9% 19.5% 0.30 79% .339 .116
2016 21 AAA MEM 126 113 8.7% 13.5% 0.65 85% .340 .089
2016 21 MAJ STL 14 13 0% 14.3% 0.00 85% .182 .077
2017 22 AAA MEM 280 244 11.8% 14.3% 0.83 84% .304 .176
2017 22 MAJ STL 75 69 6.7% 14.7% 0.45 84% .207 .043
3-Year Averages     44 41 4.5% 13.6% 0.33 85% .200 .049
Career     89 82 5.6% 14.6% 0.38 84% .203 .049

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Carson Kelly Defensive Stats

Year Pos Inn PMFinal (?) EXP Tot (?) PM (?) AirPM (?) EPM (?) InnHome (?) PMH (?) InnLHP (?) PMLHP (?) LEFT (?) MID (?) RGHT (?)
2016 C 36 0 0 0 0 19 0 10 0
2017 C 162 0 0 0 0 89 0 33 0
Year Pos SHAL (?) MED (?) DEEP (?) CERS (?) SBRS (?) PSBRS (?) BRS (?) GDPRS (?) OFARS (?) GFPDMERS (?) PMRS (?) SZRS (?) TRS (?)
2016 C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 C 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1

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2017 Stat Review for Carson Kelly    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2016 (min 410 PA)

Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.45 BB/K
GOOD
6.7% BB Rate
WEAK
14.7% K Rate
GREAT
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.457 OPS
TERRIBLE
.240 OBP
TERRIBLE
Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.174 AVG
TERRIBLE
.207 BABIP
LOW
 
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.217 SLG
TERRIBLE
.043 ISO
TERRIBLE

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

Kelly went 2-for-4 with a double and two runs in Tuesday's 10-2 win over the Brewers.

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Kelly went 1-for-5 with a two-run double and a run in Friday's 11-4 win over the Cubs.

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Kelly was added to Friday's lineup due to Yadier Molina's late scratch with right ankle discomfort, Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com reports.

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Kelly was promoted by St. Louis prior to Friday's game against the Cubs.

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Kelly's two-run home run in Triple-A Memphis' win over Round Rock on Saturday was his ninth of the season and established a new career high, Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

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Kelly, 22, is hitting just .216 over his last 10 games for Triple-A Memphis.

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Kelly, 22, is hitting .326/.405/.548 with seven home runs and 22 RBI through 37 games for Triple-A Memphis.

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Kelly is slashing .259/.375/.630 over his first 32 plate appearances with Triple-A Memphis, including three home runs.

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Kelly's path to the majors is expected to be somewhat modified with the signing of Yadier Molina to a three-year extension Sunday, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. "I think that's fair -- that he won't have the robust role of an everyday catcher, especially in those first couple of years," general manager John Mozeliak said. "That doesn't mean he can't continue to develop. I do feel like for Carson this is a great opportunity to have one of the greatest catchers ever to play now be able to help mentor. We're not forced with having to push him faster than we have to."

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2018

There was no outlook written for Carson Kelly.

2017

After performing as an above league-average hitter at Double-A (115 wRC+) and essentially a league-average hitter at Triple-A (98 wRC+), Kelly earned his first trip to the majors when rosters expanded in September. During his time with the big club, he went 2-for-14 across 10 games. He was also extremely impressive in the Arizona Fall League, where he hit .286/.387/.455 with three home runs and a 4:13 K:BB in 94 plate appearances. While it was exciting to see Kelly climb his way through the ranks of the Cardinals organization, Yadier Molina remains the unquestioned starting catcher in St. Louis. Kelly will compete with veteran Eric Fryer for the backup catcher spot in camp and may return to Memphis in order to continue to see the workload of a No. 1 catcher. If Molina were to get hurt, however, Kelly would figure to see the bulk of the action behind the dish and would become relevant in all two-catcher formats.

2015

In his first full season as a catching prospect, Kelly struggled to make an impact with Low-A Peoria. Kelly still holds a ton of potential as he's been playing professionally since he was 17. He's managed in increase his walk rate and decrease his strikeout rate each year since turning pro. Learning a new position is never easy, and catcher may be the most difficult so some growing pains are to be expected. Still the Cardinals brass along with Mike Matheny are impressed with his rapid improvement. Kelly will work with the Cardinals this winter to help improve his workout strategy. He's still one of the team's better prospects, but is likely several years away from helping in St. Louis.