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56 Joe Kelly RP

Boston Red Sox

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
3%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: Will be eighth-inning reliever
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kelly is expected to be Boston's set up man after it was learned Tyler Thornburg (shoulder) will "most likely" begin the season on the disabled list, Tim Britton of the Providence Journal reports.

Kelly flourished as a full-time reliever last season, particularly his finish to the 2016 season in Boston, but has had an uneven spring, with seven strikeouts and seven walks over eight innings. Manager John Farrell feels Kelly is trying to be too perfect on every pitch and wants the right-hander to trust his stuff and get ahead of batters. As the eighth-inning reliever, Kelly is in position for save opportunities when closer Craig Kimbrel is not available.

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Red Sox's Joe Kelly: In line for eighth-inning duty
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kelly will be Boston's primary setup man if Tyler Thornburg (arm) is not ready by the regular season, Peter Abraham of The Boston Globe reports.

The Red Sox still feel Thornburg will be ready for the start of the season, though he may not be ready for the high-leverage situations for which they acquired him. In that event, Kelly will move up from the seventh inning to set up closer Craig Kimbrel.

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Red Sox's Joe Kelly: Allows no runs in five spring appearances
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kelly walked one and struck out one in one scoreless inning Tuesday against the Blue Jays.

Kelly has yet to give up a run in five spring innings over five appearances. He'll be a full-time reliever in 2017 and is in position, along with Tyler Thornburg, to set up for closer Craig Kimbrel. With Thornburg having been delayed the last couple of weeks due to arm issues, a product of adjusting to the training program of a new team, Kelly stands to increase his role should Thornburg open the season on the disabled list or in a state of reduced effectiveness.

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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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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
2017BOS00 ---0000000.00000000
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
2017BOS000 ---00000 ---0 --- ---0
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
2016ASX-Lowell Spinners00 4.5030000 4.04220015
2016AAA-Pawtucket Red Sox11 1.54174002 35.0296611646
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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