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18 Carson Kelly C

Arizona Diamondbacks

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
62%42%
Key Stats
ABHRAVGRBIRSB
361.167410
Batting Summary
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2019ARI11131446771847487900.348.478.245
2020ARI133616145700.268.278.167

Player Updates

August 12, 2020 12:36 PM
Diamondbacks' Carson Kelly: Sitting out again
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kelly is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Rockies.

On the bench for the fourth time in six games, Kelly seems to have settled into a timeshare at catcher with Stephen Vogt, who gets the nod behind the dish in the series finale. Both backstops are hitting below the Mendoza Line for the season, so expect the distribution of starts between the two to be fairly even until one player clearly separates himself from the other.

August 12, 2020 12:52 AM
Diamondbacks' Carson Kelly: Lifts first homer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kelly went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Tuesday's 8-7 loss to the Rockies.

Kelly went deep off Rockies starter Kyle Freeland in the seventh inning. The homer was Kelly's first of the year, and also accounted for his first run scored. He's added four RBI and a .167 batting average in 36 at-bats this year.

August 10, 2020 05:44 PM
Diamondbacks' Carson Kelly: Heads to bench
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kelly is not starting Monday against Colorado.

Kelly has 10 starts to Stephen Vogt's seven behind the plate thus far this season, though Vogt, who starts Monday, has now started three of the last four contest. The playing-time split could remain close to even going forward, as Kelly has hit just .156/.270/.188 through 37 plate appearances.

August 9, 2020 08:56 PM
Diamondbacks' Carson Kelly: Returns to lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kelly went 0-for-3 with a walk in Sunday's 9-5 loss to San Diego. He also pitched the final inning.

Kelly, stuck in an early slump, returned to the lineup Sunday after he was given two games off to clear his head, Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic reports. Arizona's starting catcher is hitless over the last 12 at-bats and 5-for-29 (.172) to start the season.

August 8, 2020 03:16 PM
Diamondbacks' Carson Kelly: Remains on bench
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kelly sits for the second straight game Saturday against San Diego, Steve Gilbert of MLB.com reports.

Kelly started eight of Arizona's first 11 games but has now sat for three of the last four. His .172/.273/.207 slash line through his first 33 plate appearances doesn't exactly make a great case for any kind of heavy workload, though that sample is of course quite small. Stephen Vogt will catch Saturday.

August 7, 2020 05:00 PM
Diamondbacks' Carson Kelly: Out of Friday's lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kelly is not in the lineup Friday against the Padres.

Kelly started four of the last five games but will take a seat after going 1-for-11 during that stretch. Stephen Vogt will bat seventh and catch for Luke Weaver on Friday.

August 5, 2020 04:36 PM
Diamondbacks' Carson Kelly: Out of lineup Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kelly is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Astros.

Kelly has been the primary catcher for Arizona, but he'll take a seat Wednesday after going 1-for-8 with one RBI and one walk in the past three contests. Stephen Vogt will start at catcher and bat seventh.

July 31, 2020 05:56 PM
Diamondbacks' Carson Kelly: Not in lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kelly is not starting Friday's game against the Dodgers.

Kelly started five of the Diamondbacks' first seven games, recording just three hits. Stephen Vogt takes over behind the plate Friday.

July 31, 2020 01:28 PM
Diamondbacks' Carson Kelly: Raps first extra-base hit
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kelly went 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI in Thursday's 6-3 loss to the Dodgers.

After going hitless over his first 10 at-bats, Kelly has produced three hits, including his first extra-base hit, over his last six plate appearances. While many on the Diamondbacks' roster are slumping to start the season, which could prompt lineup changes, Kelly could have a longer leash than most, even with Arizona promoting catching prospect Daulton Varsho. Varsho's promotion has prompted speculation as to where he will get his at-bats, but in addition to catcher, he can play the outfield and serve as a designated hitter.

July 25, 2020 10:24 AM
Diamondbacks' Carson Kelly: Bumgarner's batterymate
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Arizona manager Torey Lovullo indicated Kelly will be Madison Bumgarner's regular catcher, Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic reports.

Kelly will be the Diamondbacks' regular catcher during the 60-game season, so he may turn out to be a few of the staff's regular backstops. "There are certain familiarities that pitchers and catchers develop with one another," Lovullo said. "Obviously we're going to count on Carson in a very heavy manner. If it goes well, I'm going to continue to stay with it." Kelly went hitless in three at-bats in Friday's season-opening loss to the Padres.

March 7, 2020 09:12 AM
Diamondbacks' Carson Kelly: Doubles in spring win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kelly went 1-for-2 with a walk, a double, an RBI and two runs scored in Friday's spring game against the Rockies.

Kelly is 3-for-11 with a double, four runs and an RBI through five spring appearances. The 25-year-old backstop emerged as the Diamondbacks' primary catcher in 2019 after beginning the season as one of three in a rotation. Kelly swatted 18 home runs in 365 plate appearances while proving he can control the game from behind the plate. He returns as the top catcher and should see an increase in at-bats in 2020.

September 29, 2019 12:16 PM
Diamondbacks' Carson Kelly: Out of Sunday's lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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

Kelly had an impressive season overall, but he hit just .167 with zero home runs in 16 September games. Caleb Joseph will start behind the dish and hit eighth in the finale.

September 28, 2019 03:32 PM
Diamondbacks' Carson Kelly: On bench Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kelly is not starting Saturday against the Padres.

Kelly owns a .146/.222/.171 slash line over his last 13 games. Alex Avila gets the start behind the plate in his absence.

September 25, 2019 01:08 PM
Diamondbacks' Carson Kelly: Sits again Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kelly remains on the bench Wednesday against the Cardinals.

After starting five out of the previous seven games, Kelly has now sat for two games in a row. Caleb Joseph gets the nod behind the plate on this occasion.

September 24, 2019 04:12 PM
Diamondbacks' Carson Kelly: Not starting Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kelly is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Cardinals.

Kelly has gone just 4-for-33 over his last 11 games. Alex Avila will start behind the plate Tuesday.

September 18, 2019 02:20 PM
Diamondbacks' Carson Kelly: Heads to bench
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kelley is not starting Wednesday against the Marlins.

Kelly has gone 1-for-22 at the plate over his last eight games. Alex Avila will be the starting catcher Wednesday.

September 17, 2019 05:36 AM
Diamondbacks' Carson Kelly: Fighting slump
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kelly went 1-for-3 with a run scored in Monday's 7-5 win over the Marlins.

Kelly entered the game hitless in his last 15 at-bats and just 8-for-55 (.145) over the past month. He told NIck Piecoro of the Arizona Republic he thinks he close to rediscovering the swing that led to his offensive breakout earlier this season. It should be remembered that Kelly has never played this deep into a season.

September 17, 2019 05:36 AM
Diamondbacks' Carson Kelly: Fighting slump
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kelly went 1-for-3 with a run scored in Monday's 7-5 win over the Marlins.

Kelly entered the game hitless in his last 15 at-bats and just 8-for-55 (.145) over the past month. He told NIck Piecoro of the Arizona Republic he thinks he close to rediscovering the swing that led to his offensive breakout earlier this season. It should be remembered that Kelly has never played this deep into a season.

September 15, 2019 12:44 PM
Diamondbacks' Carson Kelly: Ducks out of lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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

The Diamondbacks' catching situation has turned into more of a timeshare lately, as Kelly will head to the bench for the third time in the past four contests. Alex Avila will draw the nod behind the dish, working in a battery with Zac Gallen.

September 13, 2019 03:44 PM
Diamondbacks' Carson Kelly: On bench again Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kelly is out of the lineup for Friday's game against the Reds.

Kelly and Alex Avila alternated starts over the previous six contests, but that comes to an end Friday as Kelly sits for the second straight game. The 25-year-old is 2-for-20 with three runs scored and a double in his last eight games.

Situational Stats
SituationABHHROBPSLGAVG
vs San Diego3170 .368 .290 .226
vs Baez (Career)000000
vs RHP2274612 .303 .405 .203
Last 7 Games
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8/1LAD3010100
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8/4HOU2000010
8/6HOU3000010
8/9@SD3000010
8/11@COL4111100
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Batting Stats
SeasonTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLGOPS
2020ARI133616145700.167.268.2780.546
2019ARI11131446771847487900.245.348.4780.826
2018STL193514033700.114.205.1140.319
2017STL34695120651100.174.240.2170.457
2016STL101312010200.154.214.2310.445
Total1874675410119616110600.216.313.3900.703
More Batting Stats
SeasonTeamG2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2020ARI13101000003
2019ARI1111901501021011
2018STL1900403100
2017STL34301500103
2016STL1010300100
Total1872401821351017
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
 
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-2/220
Birthdate:
7/14/1994
Age:
26
Hometown:
Chicago, IL
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
Arizona Diamondbacks
College:

MLB Experience:
5