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56 Joe Kelly SP
Height/Weight: 6-1/175 | Birthdate: 6/9/1988 | Birthplace: Anaheim, CA | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Boston | College: None | MLB Experience: 4 | Owned/Started%: 36/17 | Average Draft Position: 9999
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Projections
TimeframeIPWLSVERAWHIPKBBI
2015 Season (CBSSports.com)185.008.0010.000.003.941.38130.0068.00
 
Key Stats
IPW-LSVERAKsBB
47.11-305.134319
 
Games Played By Position
YearC1B2B3BSSOFDHSPRP
2015000000080
20140000000170
 
Injury Report
No Injury Reported
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Situational Stats
SituationIPWLERASVBBSO
vs LHB 25.100 3.200421
vs RHB 22.000 7.3601522
 
Recent Trades
DateTradedTraded For
12/24/2014David Ortiz, DH BOS
Kevin Gausman, RP BAL
Joe Kelly, SP BOS
12/22/2014Yordano Ventura, SP KC
Jonathan Broxton, RP MIL
Joe Kelly, SP BOS
Mark Trumbo, RF ARI
Garin Cecchini, 3B BOS
Jedd Gyorko, 2B SD
Chris Davis, 1B BAL
12/22/2014Ervin Santana, SP MIN
Lonnie Chisenhall, 3B CLE
Joe Kelly, SP BOS
Matt Wieters, C BAL
 
Last 10 Games
DateOppWLSVIPHAERBBAKs
4/11@NYY1007.01128
4/17BAL0005.24223
4/22@TB0005.08517
4/27TOR0006.055310
5/3NYY0104.29503
5/9@TOR0105.24673
5/14@SEA0006.15132
5/20TEX0107.07217
 
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Red Sox pitcher Joe Kelly allows two runs in loss on Wednesday

by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/20/15) Red Sox pitcher Joe Kelly allowed two runs on seven hits in seven innings of work in Boston's 2-1 loss to the Rangers on Wednesday.

"I made some pitches when I had to and had command of my heater," Kelly said after the game, per the Boston Herald. "We played some good defense tonight, but it’s baseball and we lost, 2-1. That guy over there pitched a good game and sometimes you just have to tip your hat."

Kelly allowed two consecutive singles in the second, putting runners on first and third. Elvis Andrus produced a sacrifice fly to score the first run. Then in the third, Robinson Chirinos blasted a solo home run to center field. 

"Fastball command pretty much nails it down," Kelly said of the key to his success. "Getting ahead of hitters and locating the pitch where I want to locate it. I didn’t really have any off-speed tonight. I went out there with just one pitch and I tried to locate it as best I can to get out of it."

Kelly, who also struck out seven and walked just one, moved his ERA to 5.13 in 47 1/3 innings of work. Kelly, now 1-3, will look to get back on track Monday against the Twins. 

Red Sox's Joe Kelly allows one run in no-decision vs. Mariners

by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/15/15) Red Sox pitcher Joe Kelly didn't factor into the decision on Thursday, allowing one earned run on five hits and three walks in 6 1/3 innings while striking out two in his team's 2-1 win over the Mariners.

Coming into the game on a stretch where he allowed five runs or more in four straight starts, Kelly breezed through five innings before surrendering his only run on a sixth-inning groundout, which tied the game and took him out of line for what would have been his first win since his season debut.

Kelly owns a 5.58 ERA and 36:18 K:BB ratio in 40 1/3 innings. He's slated to face the Rangers at home on Wednesday.

Report: Red Sox won't take Joe Kelly out of rotation

by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/14/15) The Red Sox are intent on keeping Joe Kelly in their starting rotation and trying to further his development, according to WEEI.

The good news is that Kelly hasn't lost any velocity. He has thrown more 98 mph-plus pitches than any other starter in the majors this season. The bad news is that it hasn't translated into success. He owns a 1-2 record and 6.35 ERA heading into his Thursday night start in Seattle.

"Nothing mechanical," John Farrell said in regard to Kelly's struggles. "He's a good athlete that repeats his delivery and yet he yanked a number of pitches down to his glove side the other day in Toronto. It's still about Joe Kelly understanding what makes him most efficient. ... Ultimately it's in those moments in making pitch selections that are based on what's led up to that. Whether it's too many consecutive fastballs, too many consecutive breaking balls - there's a constant mix that needs to stay in play."

The 26-year-old Kelly has claimed that pitching was easier in St. Louis with defensive stalwart Yadier Molina calling all his offerings. It's not the same throwing to Red Sox rookie Blake Swihart.

"Yadier just threw out a sign and I threw it," Kelly said. "It was great. But now I'm actually better at reading games, knowing situations, I do my own scouting and I do my own video. I did a little bit of it in St. Louis, but it's more of me trying to read and watch. My stats don't show, but I feel like I'm better at it."

There has been talk of moving Kelly to the bullpen, but the former college closer has stressed that he prefers starting.

Joe Kelly remains in Red Sox rotation 'for the time being'

by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/10/15) The Red Sox changed pitching coaches, firing Juan Nieves and hiring Carl Willis, but there are no plans to make any adjustments to the starting rotation right off the bat. 

Manager John Farrell said that Joe Kelly, who has struggled, will remain in the rotation "for the time being," per WEEI. "Partly because of a chance for Carl to get involved with him and yet we don't deny the stuff that's there. ... It's a matter of how we can make him most effective."

Red Sox's Joe Kelly walks seven in loss vs. Blue Jays

by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/9/15) Red Sox pitcher Joe Kelly took the loss Saturday, allowing six earned runs on four hits and seven walks in 5 2/3 innings while striking out three in his team's 7-1 defeat against the Blue Jays.

Kelly (1-2) has now given up five earned runs or more in each of his last four starts, but he had issued just eight walks in his first five starts combined before unraveling Saturday.

"Despite the number of walks early on, we're in a two-run game," Red Sox manager John Farrell said. "But still, puts a couple of guys on via the walk, and then the third consecutive breaking ball to Encarnacion kind of spreads things to a five-run game."

He also allowed a home run for the fifth straight start.

"The one that really hurt us was the three-run homer," Kelly said after allowing a season-high six earned runs. "Hanging breaking ball ... just a bad pitch overall."

Kelly owns a 6.35 ERA and 34:15 K:BB ratio in 34 innings. He's scheduled to face the Mariners Thursday in Seattle.

 
 
 

 
Upcoming 7 Games
DateOppTimeScheduled Starter
5/23/15LAA7:15 pmC.J. Wilson
5/24/15LAA1:35 pmHector Santiago
5/25/15@ MIN2:10 pmRicky Nolasco
5/26/15@ MIN8:10 pmMike Pelfrey
5/27/15@ MIN1:10 pmPhil Hughes
5/28/15@ TEX8:05 pmNick Martinez
5/29/15@ TEX8:05 pmYovani Gallardo
= probable start
Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2012STL57 3.5324160000 107.011250421033675
2013STL105 2.6937150001 124.012442371054479
2014STL-BOS64 4.2017170000 96.1884845874266
2015BOS13 5.13880000 47.1432727611943
Total 2219 3.6386560001 374.23671671513416141263
Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2012STL2933350201300 .152 .212 .152
2013STL403345020800 .171 .182 .152
2014STL-BOS171604000210 .294 .313 .250
2015BOS8000000000 --- --- ---
Total 94827140402310 .188 .220 .171
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2012STLP241632111923 .938
2013STLP371532131632 .906
2014STL-BOSP17171156001.000
2015BOSP882371420 .913
Total  865698365575 .929
More Pitching Stats
YearTeamIBBGOAOGO/AOSBCSPKBKWPAVGPAMB9SLGRPF
2012STL213596 1.5185204 .271457 12.7 .4070
2013STL4166114 1.6121003 .259532 12.6 .3671
2014STL-BOS013478 1.9171003 .244415 12.8 .3610
2015BOS05443 1.3350005 .239204 12.0 .3720
Total 6489331 1.612272015 .2561608 12.6 .3781
Postseason Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2012STL00 2.35700000 7.26220045
2013STL01 4.15440000 21.220111021919
Total 01 3.681140000 29.1261312211324
Minor League Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2009ASX-Batavia23 4.80162001 30.0332316031130
2010AFX-Quad Cities River Ba68 4.632618001103.01036653374592
2011AFA-Palm Beach Cardinals52 2.631211000 72.0562621183462
2011AA-Springfield Cardinal64 5.031111000 59.0704033752551
2012AAA-Memphis Redbirds25 2.861212000 72.1752923242145
2014AAA-Memphis Redbirds00 2.6133000 10.18331064
 
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