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56 Joe Kelly RP

Boston Red Sox

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
5%1%
Key Stats
IPW-LSVERAKsBB
40.04-005.184824
Pitching Summary
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2015BOS1064.8225250000134.1145767215649110
2016BOS405.18206000140.0442323522448

Player Updates

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Red Sox's Joe Kelly: Simplified arm action leads to better results
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

Kelly shortened the arm action in his delivery last season when he was moved to the bullpen full time, Brian MacPherson of the Providence Journal reports. After moving to the pen, Kelly had a 1.02 ERA and 1.019 WHIP, striking out 21 and walking five over 17.2 innings.

Instead of raring back and seeing how high he could register on the radar gun, Kelly kept his arm closer to his body, an adjustment that led to a more consistent release point and allowed him to stay on top of his pitches. That in turn led to consistent location of those pitches -- a fastball directed to the outside corner, stayed on the corner, and likewise pitches thrown on the inside corner. No longer were his pitches leaking over the plate where they could get hammered. It's a whole new world for Kelly in the pen. He'll be an important setup piece for closer Craig Kimbrel and will get fireman duty in high-leverage, non-save situations.

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Red Sox's Joe Kelly: Prepared for relief role
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kelly's defined role for 2017 will be as a reliever, Peter Abraham of the Boston Globe reports.

After five years of tempting both the Cardinals and Red Sox as a potential starter, Kelly made the transition to full-time reliever during the second half of last season. The right-hander struck out 21 while allowing just two earned runs in 17.2 innings out of the pen. He and his high-90s fastball will be called on mostly for seventh-inning duty.

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Red Sox's Joe Kelly: Avoids arbitration
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kelly agreed to a one-year deal with the Red Sox on Friday, avoiding arbitration.

The terms of the agreement were not made available. Kelly made the successful transition from starter to reliever last season and figures to occupy a mid-to-late-leverage role once again in 2017.

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Red Sox's Joe Kelly: Picks up win in extra innings
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

Kelly (4-0) pitched the final 2.2 innings in Boston's 3-2 extra-inning win over the Rays on Sunday. He allowed two hits and struck out four.

Kelly came on in the eighth inning after Tampa Bay had tied the game and induced a double-play grounder to ward off any further damage. It was another strong effort for Kelly and a sign of manager John Farrell's growing confidence in the fireballing right-hander, who has picked up more high-leverage work over the month of September.

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Red Sox's Joe Kelly: Wins after walk off
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

Kelly was credited with the win Thursday night after pitching a scoreless ninth inning in Boston's 7-5 walk-off win over the Yankees. He allowed two hits and a walk while striking out two.

Kelly made it squirmy, loading the bases with one out, but he escaped damage and left the deficit manageable for Boston. His teammates took advantage, scoring five in the bottom of the ninth to win it. The right-hander with the high-90s fastball has not allowed a run since being called up from Triple-A Pawtucket at the beginning of September. In seven innings, he's allowed five hits and four walks while striking out 11.

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Situational Stats
SituationIPWLERASVBBSO
vs Cleveland 6.210 0.00037
vs LHB 13.000 4.8501315
vs RHB 27.000 5.3301133
Last 7 Games
  OPP W L SV IP H ER BB Ks
9/23@TB0001.00000
9/25@TB1002.22004
9/28@NYY0000.21101
10/1TOR0002.00004
10/6@CLE0000.10001
10/7@CLE0001.20001
10/10CLE0001.20001
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Fantasy Points by Week.   ( Actual    AccuScore Projections)   Note: Points are rounded down.
Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2012STL57 3.5324160000 107.011250421033675
2013STL105 2.6937150001 124.012442371054479
2014STL-BOS64 4.2017170000 96.1884845874266
2015BOS106 4.8225250000 134.1145767215649110
2016BOS40 5.182060001 40.0442323522448
Total 3522 3.93123790002 501.25132392194823195378
Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2012STL2933350201300 .152 .212 .152
2013STL403345020800 .171 .182 .152
2014STL-BOS171604000210 .294 .313 .250
2015BOS25501010200 .200 .200 .200
2016BOS20000000000 --- --- ---
Total 131877150502510 .189 .218 .172
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2012STLP241632111923 .938
2013STLP371532131632 .906
2014STL-BOSP17171156001.000
2015BOSP252547202341 .915
2016BOSP20662310 .833
Total  123791285167106 .922
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
2015BOS0156120 1.4073209 .276587 13.4 .4280
2016BOS04129 1.4800000 .278188 15.8 .4561
Total 6632437 1.5724104019 .2652179 13.1 .3982
Postseason Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2012STL00 2.35700000 7.26220045
2013STL01 4.15440000 21.220111021919
2016BOS00 0.00300000 3.20000003
Total 01 3.271440000 33.0261312211327
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
2015AAA-Pawtucket Red Sox11 2.8444000 19.0147611618
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-1/188
Birthdate:
6/9/1988
Age:
28
Hometown:
Anaheim, CA
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
Boston Red Sox
College:

MLB Experience:
5