Jarred Kelenic

Jarred Kelenic

22-Year-Old OutfielderOF
Seattle Mariners
2021 Fantasy Outlook
There was a stretch during summer camp in July where Kelenic was not only the prospect du jour, but the talk of the entire baseball world. Videos of his sweet left-handed home run swing were going viral and people were clamoring for him to make the big-league roster. He would have debuted in a 162-game season, but the rebuilding Mariners kept him at the alternate training site throughout the shortened season. With a good spring training, Kelenic will set himself up for a service-time manipulating April call-up or a long-term extension that would facilitate an Opening Day debut. He should assume a prominent spot in the lineup from day one and has five-category upside as a rookie. He could very reasonably go 25/15 during his age-21/22 season, but projecting his batting average and OBP is a more difficult assignment. The draft day price tag figures to only increase as we near the start of the season. Read Past Outlooks
RANKSFrom Preseason
#140
ADP
$Signed a one-year contract with the Mariners in May of 2021.
Multi-hit effort in finale
OFSeattle Mariners
October 4, 2021
Kelenic went 2-for-4 with an RBI single and a run in a loss to the Angels on Sunday.
ANALYSIS
Kelenic was able to generate one more encouraging effort to head into the offseason with, driving in his fourth run over the last four games on a second-inning single in the process. The multi-hit effort was also Kelenic's third in the last seven contests, a stretch during which he hit .333 with two doubles, a home run, five RBI, three walks, a hit by pitch and five runs. The 22-year-old naturally projects to play a prominent role in the team's 2022 plans, although he'll be tasked with making more consistent contact after posting a 28.1 percent strikeout rate across his first 377 big-league plate appearances.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
12
7
12
15
7
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
5
19
14
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2019
 
 
+42%
OPS vs RHP
2021
 
 
+42%
OPS vs RHP
2020
No Stats
2019
No Stats
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2019vs Left .490 143 13 2 13 0 .168 .238 .252
Since 2019vs Right .695 234 28 12 30 6 .189 .282 .413
2021vs Left .490 143 13 2 13 0 .168 .238 .252
2021vs Right .695 234 28 12 30 6 .189 .282 .413
2020vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2019
 
 
+23%
OPS on Road
2021
 
 
+23%
OPS on Road
2020
No Stats
2019
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2019Home .549 183 19 5 18 5 .161 .257 .292
Since 2019Away .677 194 22 9 25 1 .199 .273 .403
2021Home .549 183 19 5 18 5 .161 .257 .292
2021Away .677 194 22 9 25 1 .199 .273 .403
2020Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Jarred Kelenic compare to other hitters?
This section compares his stats with all batting seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 400 plate appearances)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity and Barrels/PA % are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 400 PA) and Hard Hit Rate is benchmarked against last season's data (min 400 PA). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • BB/K
    Walk to strikeout ratio
  • BB Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a walk.
  • K Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a strikeout.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many of a batter’s balls in play go for hits.
  • ISO
    Isolated Power. Slugging percentage minus batting average. A computation used to measure a batter's raw power.
  • AVG
    Batting average. Hits divided by at bats.
  • OBP
    On Base Percentage. A measure of how often a batters reaches base. Roughly equal to number of times on base divided by plate appearances.
  • SLG
    Slugging Percentage. A measure of the batting productivity of a hitter. It is calculated as total bases divided by at bats.
  • OPS
    On base plus slugging. THe sum of a batter's on-base percentage and slugging percentage.
  • wOBA
    Weighted on-base average. Measures a player's overall offensive contributions per plate appearance. wOBA combines all the different aspects of hitting into one metric, weighting each of them in proportion to their actual run value.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Hard Hit Rate
    A measure of contact quality from Sports Info Solutions. This stat explains what percentage of batted balls were hit hard vs. medium or soft.
  • Barrels/PA
    The percentage of plate appearances where a batter had a batted ball classified as a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
BB/K
0.34
 
BB Rate
9.5%
 
K Rate
28.1%
 
BABIP
.216
 
ISO
.169
 
AVG
.181
 
OBP
.265
 
SLG
.350
 
OPS
.615
 
wOBA
.276
 
Exit Velocity
80.2 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
31.0%
 
Barrels/PA
7.4%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2020
2019
Kelenic has lived up to his billing as the top prep hitter from the 2018 draft, and after climbing from Low-A to Double-A in his first full season, he will soon be knocking on the door of the majors. Acquired from the Mets in last offseason's Robinson Cano/Edwin Diaz trade, Kelenic was supposed to be an average runner with a hit-over-power profile, but he seems faster (20-for-27 on SB attempts) and more intent on pulling the ball out to right field. His 17.9 LD% and 52.2 Pull% at Double-A would be concerning marks if it weren't his third level of his age-19/20 season. Still, it is worth tracking how he performs against upper-level pitching now that he can't just hunt fastballs in hitter's counts. A back injury limited him to three games in the Arizona Fall League. The Mariners had an overly aggressive promotion schedule for him last year and there's no reason to expect that to stop in 2020 if he performs.
The Mets cashed out Kelenic before his full-season debut -- if they had not, Seattle reportedly would not have included Edwin Diaz in the deal. Through 12 games in the GCL, he looked like the best player from the 2018 draft. That production was unsustainable (.514 BABIP, 58.3 Pull%), but it made him the talk of the prospect community. The No. 6 overall pick was promoted to the Appy League, where his production normalized and we got a better sense of his true talent. He showed plus speed (11-for-12 on SB attempts), hit for power (.178 ISO) and demonstrated a good handle of the strike zone (11.0 BB%, 19.5 K%). The rep on Kelenic coming into the draft was that he may be the best prep hitter in the class. He had reverse splits (.256/.340/.426 in 200 PA vs. RHP, .409/.490/.636 in 51 PA vs. LHP), which will be something to track at Low-A. Using the whole field more often will allow him to reach his ceiling as a five-category OF2.
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Another RBI in loss
OFSeattle Mariners
October 2, 2021
Kelenic went 1-for-4 with an RBI double in a loss to the Angels on Friday.
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Showing knack for clutch hitting
OFSeattle Mariners
September 30, 2021
Kelenic, who went 1-for-4 with a two-run double in a win over the Athletics on Wednesday, is hitting .300 (6-for-20) with a pair of two-baggers, two home runs and eight RBI with men on base over his last 12 games.
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Launches 14th home run
OFSeattle Mariners
September 26, 2021
Kelenic went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and a strikeout in a 5-1 win over the Angels on Sunday.
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Paces M's with three RBI
OFSeattle Mariners
September 20, 2021
Kelenic went 3-for-4 with a solo home run, two doubles, a walk, three RBI and two runs scored in Sunday's 7-1 win over the Royals.
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Slugs pair of round trippers Friday
OFSeattle Mariners
September 18, 2021
Kelenic went 2-for-4 with a pair of two-run home runs in a win over the Royals on Friday.
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