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Carson Kelly C

Arizona Diamondbacks

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
7%1%
Key Stats
ABHRAVGRBIRSB
350.114310
Batting Summary
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2017STL34695120651100.240.217.174
2018STL193514033700.205.114.114

Player Updates

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Diamondbacks' Carson Kelly: Dealt to D-backs
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kelly was traded from the Cardinals to the Diamondbacks along with Luke Weaver, Andrew Young and a draft pick in exchange for Paul Goldschmidt.

This is excellent for Kelly's fantasy value, as he was relatively blocked in St. Louis, but now joins a team that had Alex Avila and John Ryan Murphy as the incumbents behind the dish. Kelly's defense is generally regarded as above-average, but his stock has dipped in the past calendar year, as he logged a 120 wRC+ at Triple-A in 2017 and followed that up with a 107 wRC+ in a return trip to the Pacific Coast League in 2018. He has a .154 average and zero home runs in 131 MLB plate appearances, but has a chance to be relevant as a low-power/decent-average option this season, particularly in two catcher leagues.

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Cardinals' Carson Kelly: Drives in run vs. Tigers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kelly went 2-for-4 with an RBI in Sunday's 5-2 victory over Detroit.

Kelly drew the start behind the dish with Yadier Molina day-to-day due to a hamstring issue. Kelly has seen little playing time in 2018, appearing in 16 games and batting .138 with three RBI. He figures to serve in a bench role down the stretch of the regular season as the Cardinals fight for a playoff berth.

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Cardinals' Carson Kelly: Called up by Cardinals
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kelly was recalled from Triple-A Memphis on Saturday.

Kelly has a miserable .150/.216/.187 slash line in 118 career plate appearances, though he's long been seen as a potential future starting catcher. For now, he'll have to battle Francisco Pena for playing time behind Yadier Molina.

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

Kelly was sent down to Triple-A Memphis on Monday, Rob Rains of StLSportsPage.com reports.

With Yadier Molina expected to return from injury Tuesday, the Cardinals were expected to make a move. Kelly made the most sense, as he's struggled mightily at the plate through 12 games, recording just two hits in 25 at-bats and striking out six times.

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Cardinals' Carson Kelly: Struggling since DL return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kelly, who went 0-for-2 with a walk in a win over the Pirates on Saturday, is hitless in seven at-bats overall across the four games he's played since returning from a stint on the disabled list.

The young backstop has found major-league arms extremely difficult to solve thus far, as he's hitting a paltry .080 in his first 29 plate appearances. The struggles are similar to those of his initial cup of coffee with the Cardinals in 2017, when he slashed .174/.240/.217 across 75 plate appearances. Kelly's days at the major-league level are very likely numbered for the moment anyhow, as Yadier Molina (groin) is scheduled to return to action Tuesday, and Francisco Pena is projected to continue serving as his backup.

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Situational Stats
SituationABHHROBPSLGAVG
vs Chicago100 .000 .000 .000
vs Montgomery (Career)300000
vs LHP1110 .091 .091 .091
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Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2016STL101312010200 .214 .231 .154
2017STL34695120651100 .240 .217 .174
2018STL193514033700 .205 .114 .114
Total 6311771801082000 .227 .188 .154
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2016STLC10232302001.000
2017STLC3114159150810 .994
2018STLC161191856001.000
Total  57272822651610 .996
More Batting Stats
YearTeam2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2016STL10300100
2017STL301500103
2018STL00403100
Total 402203303
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
2017AAA-Memphis Redbirds6824437691301041334002 .375 .459 .283
Total 53919552284949764524316031023 .311 .377 .253
 
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-1/220
Birthdate:
7/14/1994
Age:
24
Hometown:
Chicago, IL
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
Arizona Diamondbacks
College:

MLB Experience:
3