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Arizona Diamondbacks

Fantasy Stats
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46%37%
Key Stats
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1225.22119110

Player Updates

January 16, 2021 04:52 PM
Diamondbacks' Carson Kelly: Avoids arbitration with Arizona
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kelly signed a contract with the Diamondbacks on Friday to avoid arbitration, Zach Buchanan of The Athletic reports.

It's the 26-year-old's first year of arbitration eligibility. Kelly posted a .221/.264/.385 slash line in 39 games during 2020 and is expected to begin spring training as Arizona's starting catcher.

September 26, 2020 04:28 PM
Diamondbacks' Carson Kelly: Riding pine Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kelly isn't in the lineup Saturday against the Rockies.

Kelly will take a seat for a second consecutive contest after also sitting for Friday's nightcap. Daulton Varsho will start behind the plate with Jon Jay taking over in center field.

September 25, 2020 10:04 PM
Diamondbacks' Carson Kelly: Not starting second game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kelly isn't starting Game 2 of Friday's doubleheader against the Rockies.

Kelly started the first game of the twin bill and went 1-for-3 with one strikeout. He'll play a bench role in Game 2 as Stephen Vogt starts behind the plate.

September 25, 2020 01:04 AM
Diamondbacks' Carson Kelly: Plates two in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kelly went 2-for-4 with two RBI and a run scored during the Diamondbacks' 7-3 win over the Rangers on Wednesday.

Kelly is on track to finish the season on an upswing, hitting 7-for-26 over his previous seven contests while slugging .577. For the season he is still slashing just .207/.246/.371.

September 23, 2020 12:32 AM
Diamondbacks' Carson Kelly: Launches fifth homer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kelly went 1-for-4 with a three-run home run in Tuesday's 7-0 win over the Rangers.

Kelly went deep off Rangers starter Jordan Lyles in the sixth inning to provide the Diamondbacks' final runs of the game. That was Kelly's fifth homer of the year to go with 15 RBI, eight runs scored and a .196/.237/.366 slash line in 36 contests.

September 19, 2020 06:12 PM
Diamondbacks' Carson Kelly: Not in Saturday's lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kelly will sit Saturday against the Astros, Steve Gilbert of MLB.com reports.

Kelly has remained the primary catcher down the stretch, starting 11 of 18 games this month. Daulton Varsho will get the nod behind the plate in his absence.

September 16, 2020 02:16 PM
Diamondbacks' Carson Kelly: Sitting Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kelly is not starting Wednesday's game against the Angels.

Kelly has been the Diamondbacks' primary catcher this season, though he doesn't have a particularly large role, starting 27 of the team's first 50 games. Stephen Vogt gets the nod behind the plate for this one.

September 16, 2020 11:24 AM
Diamondbacks' Carson Kelly: Collects three hits in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kelly went 3-for-4 with a solo home run, two doubles and an additional run scored in a victory over the Angels on Tuesday.

Kelly launched a homer to left field in the second inning , the third long ball of five hit by Arizona in the contest. He later came around to score another run after slugging a leadoff double in the fourth frame. The three-hit game was only the second of the season for the backstop, who is batting a disappointing .206/.252/.371 on the campaign.

September 13, 2020 02:00 PM
Diamondbacks' Carson Kelly: Receives breather
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kelly is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Mariners.

Kelly had started each of the past four games (three times at catcher, once as a designated hitter), so he'll be getting some routine maintenance in the series finale. Daulton Varsho substitutes in for Kelly behind the dish.

September 11, 2020 11:56 AM
Diamondbacks' Carson Kelly: Goes deep in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kelly went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run during Thursday's victory over the Dodgers.

Kelly did his part in a sixth-inning rally to help the Diamondbacks take control of the game for good, mashing a two-run homer against reliever Tony Gonsolin. It was long ball No. 3 of the season for Kelly, who is averaging just .195/.239/.322.

September 8, 2020 04:04 PM
Diamondbacks' Carson Kelly: Not starting Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kelly is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Dodgers.

Kelly owns an OPS of .400 over his last 12 games. Both of Arizona's other catchers will be the lineup Tuesday, with Daulton Varsho behind the plate and Stephen Vogt serving as the designated hitter.

September 2, 2020 01:40 AM
Diamondbacks' Carson Kelly: Clubs second homer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kelly went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Tuesday's 6-3 loss to the Dodgers.

Kelly's third-inning long ball was the only run Arizona could muster off Dodgers starter Julio Urias. It was Kelly's second homer of the year, to go with eight RBI, four runs scored and a .194 batting average through 67 plate appearances. Expect the 26-year-old Kelly to continue splitting time with Stephen Vogt behind the dish.

August 24, 2020 04:12 PM
Diamondbacks' Carson Kelly: Sitting again Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kelly isn't starting Monday against the Rockies.

Kelly will be excluded from the lineup for the second straight contest after going hitless in his past seven at-bats. Stephen Vogt will take over as the starting catcher again Monday.

August 23, 2020 01:36 PM
Diamondbacks' Carson Kelly: Out of Sunday's lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kelly is not in the lineup Sunday against the Giants.

Kelly started three of the past four games but will head to the bench after going 0-for-7 during that stretch. Stephen Vogt will take over behind the plate Sunday for the Diamondbacks.

August 21, 2020 06:12 PM
Diamondbacks' Carson Kelly: Not in Friday's lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kelly isn't in the lineup Friday against the Giants.

Kelly continues to share time behind the plate, and he'll get a day off after going 0-for-4 with two strikeouts over the past two contests. Stephen Vogt will start at catcher Friday.

August 18, 2020 01:36 PM
Diamondbacks' Carson Kelly: Sitting Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kelly is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against Oakland, Steve Gilbert of MLB.com reports.

Kelly appears to be slipping behind Stephen Vogt in the pecking order behind the plate for the Diamondbacks. Vogt starts Tuesday, his fourth start in the last six games and his seventh in the last 11 contests.

August 16, 2020 12:40 PM
Diamondbacks' Carson Kelly: Out of Sunday's lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kelly is not in Sunday's lineup against the Padres.

His playing time has been somewhat inconsistent, but he is 4-for-8 with a home run and three RBI over his last two games. Stephen Vogt will start behind the dish and bat seventh.

August 16, 2020 11:16 AM
Diamondbacks' Carson Kelly: Key to Saturday's win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kelly went 3-for-4 with two RBI and a run scored in Saturday's 7-6 win over the Padres.

As important as Kelly's bat was to the win, it was a stellar play on defense that was key to the win. The catcher positioned his foot to block the hand of Jorge Mateo and then made a deft tag on the final play of the game. Manager Torey Lovullo had talked about splitting the catching duties more evenly between Kelly and Stephen Vogt, which still may happen, but it was nice to see Kelly's bat break out of its early season slumber. He entered the contest with a .167/.268/.278 slash line. Perhaps the home run Kelly hit Tuesday, his previous start before Saturday's, ignited the cold stick in his hands.

August 15, 2020 09:12 AM
Diamondbacks' Carson Kelly: Losing playing time
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Arizona manager Torey Lovullo said Kelly and backup Stephen Vogt will share the catching duties evenly going forward, Steve Gilbert of MLB.com reports.

Kelly's offensive slump dragged into into the second quarter of the 60-game season, which resulted in Vogt starting five of the last seven games, including Friday night. "It's going to probably flatten out and be 50/50," Lovullo said. Kelly, who snapped a hitless streak of 15 at-bats in his last start, is slashing .167/.268/.278 over 13 games (41 plate appearances).

August 14, 2020 04:56 PM
Diamondbacks' Carson Kelly: On bench Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kelly is not in the lineup Friday against the Padres.

Kelly finds himself on the bench for the fifth time in the past seven games as he is 6-for-36 in 13 games this season. Stephen Vogt receives another start behind the plate for Arizona.

Last 7 Games
DateOpponentResultABRHHRRBIBBSB
09/27vs COLW 11-33220200
09/25vs COLW 4-03010000
09/23vs TEXW 7-34120200
09/22vs TEXW 7-04111300
09/20@ HOUL 2-33000000
09/18@ HOUW 6-34010000
09/17@ LAAL 3-74000000
Fantasy Points By Week
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Batting Stats
SeasonTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLGOPS
2020ARI39122112751962900.221.264.3850.649
2019ARI11131446771847487900.245.348.4780.826
2018STL193514033700.114.205.1140.319
2017STL34695120651100.174.240.2170.457
2016STL101312010200.154.214.2310.445
Total2135536412223766212800.221.305.3960.702
More Batting Stats
SeasonTeamG2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2020ARI39504700104
2019ARI1111901501021011
2018STL1900403100
2017STL34301500103
2016STL1010300100
Total2132802191361018
Minor League Batting Stats
YearTeamGPABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLG
2012R-Johnson City Cardina562132448100925103300.225.263.399
2013ASX-State College Spikes702713575161432203110.277.340.388
2013AFX-Peoria Chiefs43146183260213132500.219.288.301
2014AFX-Peoria Chiefs983634190174649375410.248.326.366
2015AFA-Palm Beach Cardinals1083893085181851226400.218.263.332
2016AA-Springfield64216296270618144601.287.338.403
2016AAA-Memphis321131433100014111700.292.352.381
2017AAA-Memphis Redbirds6824437691301041334002.283.375.459
2018AAA-Memphis Redbirds832943879141741484800.269.378.395
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-2/220
Birthdate:
07/14/1994
Age:
26
Hometown:
Chicago, IL
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
Arizona Diamondbacks
College:

MLB Experience:
1