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58 Joe Kelly SP

Boston Red Sox

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
38%18%
Key Stats
IPW-LSVERAKsBB
35.02-204.372510
Pitching Summary
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2014BOS224.3777000035.0411917331025

Player Updates

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Joe Kelly all but set to make first start against old teammates
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

John Farrell has revealed that Red Sox starter Joe Kelly will probably pitch his first game for his new team against his old team. He would start during the series against St. Louis.

Kelly is hoping to right the ship after a poor run that ended his time with the Cardinals. He yielded 16 earned runs in 19 2/3 innings covering his last four starts.

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Fantasy Analysis | 1406910750
Value hard to find among Red Sox rotation candidates
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com

The Red Sox have decided to go all-in on next season, turning the rotation over to a slew of young guys after the trades of Jon Lester and John Lackey prior to the deadline. With so many innings up for grabs, Fantasy owners will want to keep a close eye on how things shake out, especially given the team's abundance of seemingly capable young starters.

Among the group of pitchers expected to get a shot at some point down the stretch are Anthony Ranaudo, Allen Webster, Rubby De La Rosa, Brandon Workman and Joe Kelly. The latter four all have at least some major-league experience, though Ranaudo will get at least a taste of the majors when he debuts Friday against the Yankees. Of these five pitchers, who, if anyone, should Fantasy owners have their eyes on?

For now, it looks like De La Rosa, Ranaudo, Webster, Workman and Clay Buchholz have the next five spots in the rotation locked up, though a spot might open up for Kelly at some point once he reports to the team. De La Rosa, Buchholz and Kelly all have some measure of major-league success under their belts, though none profiles as a high-upside Fantasy option, given their middling track records so far. If upside is to be found, it is likely to come in the form of one of the other options. 

Webster has the best prospect pedigree among the group, and he and Ranaudo probably have the highest ceilings for now. Of course, the obvious caveats about young pitching apply. Though their upside is tantalizing, we simply don't have any record of success at the major-league level to depend on.

The Red Sox don't have a lot of sure things for their long-term rotation, and they will need to use these last few months get an idea of who they can count on next season. The question for Fantasy owners is whether they want their roster to be the team's laboratory during the most important months of the season. 

The young guys in Boston will all get their turns, but there isn't anyone in the rotation right now that screams "must-add," either due to a lack of upside or proven track record. AL-only owners might be smart to take a flier on anyone currently in the team's rotation, but it doesn't look like anyone here is worth consideration in mixed-leagues at this time. 

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Red Sox acquire Joe Kelly, Allen Craig
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com

The Red Sox acquired starting pitcher Joe Kelly and outfielder/first baseman Allen Craig from the Cardinals Thursday in exchange for starting pitcher John Lackey, according to baseball analyst Peter Gammons.

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Joe Kelly blames struggles on poor fastball command
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com

Cardinals starting pitcher Joe Kelly suffered his first loss in four starts since coming off the disabled list Wednesday at San Diego. However, he's struggled for the most part since his activation despite the one loss. 

The right-hander has posted a 7.32 ERA over his last four starts, and Kelly said his struggles have been related to poor command of his fastball, per MLB.com.

"It's running a lot," Kelly said of the pitch. "It's just something that I have to learn how to control here and be better at next time. I've been throwing good offspeed pitches, I feel, in all these games. My curveball was my best pitch (Wednesday). I should have thrown it 100 times. But you can't do that, obviously. It definitely all starts with the fastball."

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Joe Kelly surrenders four runs in loss vs. Padres
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

Cardinals pitcher Joe Kelly took a loss Wednesday, giving up four earned runs on seven hits and one walk in five innings and striking out four in his team's 12-1 defeat against the Padres.

Kelly (2-2) gave up runs in the first, third and fourth innings as he turned in his second straight disappointing outing, giving up nine earned runs in 9 2/3 innings over his last two starts. He owns a 4.37 ERA and 25:10 K:BB ratio in 35 innings. Kelly is scheduled to face the Red Sox Tuesday, but a last-minute trade acquisition could knock him out of the rotation.

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Position Current Last Week Rating
Starting Pitchers 139 6.40
Situational Stats
SituationIPWLERASVBBSO
vs LHB 13.000 4.15067
vs RHB 17.000 3.710313
Last 7 Games
  OPP W L SV IP H ER BB Ks
4/5@PIT1005.16144
4/11CHC0006.06003
4/16@MIL0104.03002
7/11@MIL0003.07623
7/19LAD1007.04114
7/25@CHC0004.28524
7/30@SD0105.07415
Two Week Schedule
JULY /AUGUST
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
27
@TB
W3-2
28
Tor
L1-14
29
Tor
L2-4
30
Tor
L1-6
31
1
NYY
W4-3
2
NYY
4:05 pm
Tickets
3
NYY
8:05 pm
Tickets
4
5
@StL
8:15 pm
Tickets
6
@StL
8:15 pm
Tickets
7
@StL
7:15 pm
Tickets
8
@LAA
10:05 pm
Tickets
9
@LAA
9:05 pm
Tickets
= probable start
Fantasy Points by Week
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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
2014STL21 3.90660000 30.034151323920
Total 1713 3.1767370001 261.027010792221189174
Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2012STL2933350201300 .152 .212 .152
2013STL403345020800 .171 .182 .152
2014STL61202000100 .231 .250 .167
Total 75787120402200 .173 .205 .154
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2012STLP241632111923 .938
2013STLP371532131632 .906
2014STLP66413001.000
Total  673768253855 .926
More Pitching Stats
YearTeamIBBGOAOGO/AOSBCSPKBKWPAVGPAMB9SLGRPF
2012STL213596 1.5185204 .271457 12.7 .4070
2013STL4166114 1.6121003 .259532 12.6 .3671
2014STL04424 2.0431002 .283134 13.8 .3920
Total 6345234 1.61137209 .2671123 12.8 .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
 
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-1/185
Birthdate:
6/9/1988
Age:
26
Hometown:
Anaheim, CA
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
Boston Red Sox
College:

MLB Experience:
3
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