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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%: 10/1 | 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
74.22-505.676031
 
Games Played By Position
YearC1B2B3BSSOFDHSPRP
20150000000140
20140000000170
 
Injury Report
No Injury Reported
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Situational Stats
SituationIPWLERASVBBSO
vs LHB 39.200 4.3101333
vs RHB 35.000 7.2001827
 
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, 1B SEA
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
5/3NYY0104.29503
5/9@TOR0105.24673
5/14@SEA0006.15132
5/20TEX0107.07217
5/25@MIN0101.28710
5/31@TEX0005.06123
6/6OAK1006.04126
6/12TOR0006.07423
6/17@ATL0005.05233
6/23BAL0103.28522
 
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Latest News

Joe Kelly thrives in first Triple-A start behind improved fastball command

by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/29/15) Following his demotion to the minors, Red Sox starting pitcher Joe Kelly showed a lot of positive signs in his first start for Triple-A Pawtucket on Sunday, allowing two runs (one earned) on five hits and one walk in seven innings. He also struck out four.

"The fastball command was a lot better," Kelly said, per The Providence Journal. "It's important obviously to get ahead of hitters with well-located fastballs, especially against this team which is aggressive. I tried to get some quick outs and easy outs."

Kelly threw 14 of 26 first-pitch strikes. He also threw 59 of 94 pitches for strikes, while getting 13 strikes looking and eight swinging strikes, per Baseball-Reference.com.

"I made a conscious effort to mix some pitches today and throw inside to hitters, and I feel like I was able to do that effectively," Kelly said.

Red Sox option SP Joe Kelly to Triple-A Pawtucket

by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/25/15) The Red Sox optioned starting pitcher Joe Kelly to Triple-A Pawtucket on Thursday. Justin Masterson will replace Kelly in the rotation, starting Sunday against the Rays. 

“The options would have been put him in the bullpen or send him down to start,” manager John Farrell said, per WEEI.com. “This centers around consistent command with the baseball and his pitches.

"It’s certainly not stuff, it’s not athleticism. The frustrating part for Joe and for all involved is that when you see an athlete with his ability and it doesn’t translate to the consistent command of his pitches, that’s what is continually being addressed. Felt like the uncertainty of pitching schedule coming out of the bullpen, best served to achieve this through consistent work in between starts starting in Pawtucket.”

Kelly is 2-5 with a 5.67 ERA through 14 starts. He is is 1-5 with a 6.39 ERA in his last 12 starts. He is striking out 7.2 batters per nine innings and walking 3.7 batters per nine innings.

Brian Johnson an option to replace Joe Kelly in Red Sox rotation?

by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/25/15) Red Sox starting pitcher prospect Brian Johnson had another strong outing for Triple-A Pawtucket on Wednesday, allowing one unearned run on one hit and one walk in 6 2/3 innings. He struck out seven.

The left-hander is 8-4 with a 2.57 ERA through 14 starts and continues to push for a spot in the major-league rotation. It appears the Red Sox are thinking about it, but general manager Ben Cherington isn't sure when they will make the call to bring the 2012 first-round pick to the majors.

“It seems that it’s more a question of when and not if that he’ll get an opportunity at some point,” Cherington said, per WEEI.com. “We have not made any decision on as to when that will be, but he’s pitching his way into the conversation, just like other guys have before him so we’ll see, but he threw well.”

With Joe Kelly struggling, the Red Sox could bring up Johnson from the minors to take his spot in the rotation. However, Cherington said the two moves are not related.

“John [Farrell] and I will get together on [Kelly Thursday], and we’re certainly trying to figure out what the right plan is for Joe to help him make a step forward,” he said. “We know he’s got the ability to be better than he has been, and knows that, so we’re working through a plan to try to address that, but they are not directly related in my mind.”

Re Sox haven't decided yet if Joe Kelly will make next start

by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/24/15) Red Sox manager John Farrell said Wednesday that no decision has been made yet on whether Joe Kelly will make his next start, per The Boston Globe. Kelly is currently lined up to start Sunday at Tampa Bay.

“The primary goal is we’ve got to get Joe to deliver the ball more consistently," Farrell said, per WEEI.com. "For a guy that’s that athletic, you would think his athleticism would allow him to repeat a deliver to command a baseball better. There’s no questioning that the walks are up a tick on a per nine innings as are the hits so all that suggests that commanding the strike zone is inconsistent. And we’re working to get that ironed out more."

Kelly is 1-5 with a 6.39 ERA in his last 12 starts.

Red Sox SP Joe Kelly allows five runs in Tuesday's loss

by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(6/23/15) Red Sox pitcher Joe Kelly found trouble in the second inning and the team never recovered during Tuesday's 6-4 loss to the Orioles.

"My command was off today," Kelly said, per MLB.com. "I couldn't throw the fastball where I wanted to and fell behind some hitters, which ultimately led to the big inning there and ended up running out of the game there."

Kelly allowed five runs on eight hits over 3 2/3 innings of work. He struck out two and walked two during the contest. His worst inning came in the second when he gave up four runs, including a three-run home run to David Lough. He is now 2-5 with a 5.67 ERA.

Kelly has not received a win or a quality start in his last three starts. After the game, manager John Farrell was not sure when Kelly would receive his next start, reports the Providence Journal.

"We're certainly aware of the up and down path for Joe," he said. 

 
 
 

 
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Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2012STL57 3.5324160000 107.011250421033675
2013STL105 2.6937150001 124.012442371054479
2014STL-BOS64 4.2017170000 96.1884845874266
2015BOS25 5.6714140000 74.2814847813160
Total 2321 3.8392620001 402.04051881713616153280
Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2012STL2933350201300 .152 .212 .152
2013STL403345020800 .171 .182 .152
2014STL-BOS171604000210 .294 .313 .250
2015BOS14201010000 .500 .500 .500
Total 100847150502310 .195 .226 .179
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2012STLP241632111923 .938
2013STLP371532131632 .906
2014STL-BOSP17171156001.000
2015BOSP141434131830 .912
Total  9262109425985 .927
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
2015BOS09268 1.4162006 .274334 13.6 .4190
Total 6527356 1.612392016 .2621738 12.9 .3861
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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