Merrill Kelly

#29 SP / Arizona Diamondbacks / EXP: 1YRS Height: 6-2 Weight: 190 lb Age: 30 College: None Bats/Throws R/R

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    • Kelly (2-2) allowed two runs on six hits with five strikeouts and two walks across seven innings in a victory against the Pirates on Wednesday. The 30-year-old gave up two more home runs in this one, giving him five in five starts this season, but both were of the solo variety. Kelly held the Pirates off the scoreboard otherwise in large part because the Pirates went 0-for-7 with runners in scoring position during his seven frames. Kelly is 2-2 with a 3.94 ERA, 1.38 WHIP and 27 strikeouts in 29.2 innings this season. His next start is scheduled to be Tuesday at home against the Yankees.

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    • Kelly (1-2) took the loss after surrendering three runs on six hits and seven walks while striking out five over 3.2 innings Friday against the Cubs. It's truly amazing that Kelly didn't allow more than three runs to cross the plate, considering he issued a season-high seven free passes. The Cubs got two runs in the second inning and tacked on another in the fourth, effectively ending Kelly's outing. The 30-year-old right-hander racked up 109 pitches in just under four innings of work. Kelly will search for a better result his next time out, which lines up for Wednesday against Pittsburgh.

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    • Kelly didn't factor into the decision in Saturday's 5-4 loss to the Padres, giving up four runs on eight hits and a walk over five innings while striking out five. The right-hander left the game after 95 pitches (60 strikes) headed for his second loss of the year, but a four-run sixth inning by Arizona took Kelly off the hook. He's been solid so far in his return to North America, posting a 3.79 ERA and 17:3 K:BB through 19 innings, and Kelly will look to get back in the win column Friday on the road against the Cubs.

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    • Kelly (1-1) allowed one run on four hits in eight innings, taking the loss in a 1-0 duel against Boston. He struck out nine. Kelly fired an absolute gem Sunday, keeping the Red Sox off the scoreboard until Mitch Moreland hit a solo shot in the seventh that proved to be the game's lone run. The 30-year-old rookie has a 2.57 ERA and 12 punchouts across 14 innings in his first two MLB starts. He'll take on the Padres at home next weekend.

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    • Kelly (1-0) got the win against the Padres on Monday, giving up three earned runs on five hits over six innings, striking out three and walking two as the Diamondbacks prevailed 10-3. It was a successful first outing for the right-hander, who won the job as Arizona's fifth starter out of spring training after spending the last four seasons pitching in South Korea, and fired a quality start en route to this victory. It remains to be seen how Kelly's game translates to the MLB level, so it will be hard to assess any potential fantasy value here until there is more of a sample size to judge.

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    YearTeamAPPGSINNWLSKBBIHAERAWHIP
    2019 ARI 5 5 29.7 2 2 0 27 12 29 3.94 1.38
    TOTAL 5 5 29.3 2 2 0 27 12 29 3.98 1.39

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