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Carson Kelly C

St. Louis Cardinals

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
6%0%
Key Stats
ABHRAVGRBIRSB
130.154110
Batting Summary
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2016STL101312010200.214.231.154

Player Updates

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Cardinals' Carson Kelly: Impressive pop in early going at Triple-A Memphis
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kelly is slashing .259/.375/.630 over his first 32 plate appearances with Triple-A Memphis, including three home runs.

Kelly has bounced back from a rough spring with an impressive power stroke against Triple-A pitching. His trio of round trippers over a modest sample size are somewhat of an outlier, considering the 22-year-old backstop has never hit more than nine homers in any minor-league stop. Kelly failed to go deep over 126 plate appearances at Memphis last season and likewise came up empty in 16 spring games during March. It remains to be seen if he'll be able to maintain his impressive pace as the season unfolds, but the early returns in his second go-around against Triple-A arms have been encouraging.

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Cardinals' Carson Kelly: Path to majors altered
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kelly's path to the majors is expected to be somewhat modified with the signing of Yadier Molina to a three-year extension Sunday, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. "I think that's fair -- that he won't have the robust role of an everyday catcher, especially in those first couple of years," general manager John Mozeliak said. "That doesn't mean he can't continue to develop. I do feel like for Carson this is a great opportunity to have one of the greatest catchers ever to play now be able to help mentor. We're not forced with having to push him faster than we have to."

Kelly struggled with a .176 average over 40 plate appearances this spring, but he remains a highly regarded prospect who's considered the heir apparent to Molina. The 22-year-old will remain the everyday starter at Triple-A Memphis in the coming season, and Molina's signing through 2020 likely equates to a gradual integration of Kelly at the big-league level as opposed to an immediate starting role. Veteran Eric Fryer was also acquired this past winter to back up Molina, thereby allowing Kelly to continue gaining seasoning at the Triple-A level instead of languishing on the bench with the Cardinals. Another solid year at Memphis for Kelly could certainly set the table for a possible late season call-up and the primary reserve catcher role in 2018.

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Cardinals' Carson Kelly: Optioned to Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kelly was optioned to Triple-A Memphis on Monday, Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

Kelly has made a great case in his young minor-league career to become Yadier Molina's successor in St. Louis. He hit .292/.352/.381 for Memphis over 32 games last season, a particularly impressive mark considering he was 5.4 years younger than the average Triple-A player. Eric Fryer will back up Molina for now, but Kelly has a chance to play his way onto the roster in the second half of 2017.

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Cardinals' Carson Kelly: Non-roster invitee to spring training
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

Kelly, the Cardinals' top catching prospect, is a non-roster invitee to spring training but likely to return to Triple-A Memphis to start the season, Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com reports.

The 22-year-old will join veteran incumbent Yadier Molina and fellow non-roster invitee Eric Fryer at the position in spring training, but the team has already expressed a desire to have him start his 2017 campaign at the minor league level so he can continue to benefit from regular playing time. Kelly finished the 2016 season at Triple-A Memphis, where he slashed .292/.352/.381 with 10 doubles and 14 RBI over 113 at-bats. The 34-year-old Molina is signed through the 2018 season and showed no sign of slowing down in the 2016 campaign, but with Fryer viewed as just a veteran stopgap, Kelly figures to be a presence on the major league club at some point in the coming season. In the interim, the Cardinals will give him some valuable reps during the exhibition slate, followed by additional seasoning against the top level of minor league competition.

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Cardinals' Carson Kelly: Gets Major League opportunity
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

Kelly's contract was purchased from Triple-A Memphis on Sunday.

Kelly earned a late-July promotion to Memphis, where he posted a .733 OPS for the Redbirds. He'll be one of three backup catchers currently on the active roster competing for reps behind starter Yadier Molina.

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Situational Stats
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Fantasy Points by Week.   ( Actual    AccuScore Projections)   Note: Points are rounded down.
Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2016STL101312010200 .214 .231 .154
2017STL0000000000 --- --- ---
Total 101312010200 .214 .231 .154
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2016STLC10232302001.000
Total  10232302001.000
More Batting Stats
YearTeam2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2016STL10300100
2017STL00000000
Total 10300100
Minor League Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2012R-Johnson City Cardina562132448100925103300 .263 .399 .225
2013ASX-State College Spikes702713575161432203110 .340 .387 .277
2013AFX-Peoria Chiefs43146183260213132500 .288 .301 .219
2014AFX-Peoria Chiefs983634190174649375410 .326 .366 .248
2015AFA-Palm Beach Cardinals1083893085181851226400 .263 .332 .219
2016AA-Springfield64216296270618144601 .338 .403 .287
2016AAA-Memphis321131433100014111700 .352 .381 .292
Total 47117111914258463520212727021 .302 .366 .248
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-2/218
Birthdate:
7/14/1994
Age:
22
Hometown:
Chicago, IL
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
St. Louis Cardinals
College:

MLB Experience:
1