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18 Carson Kelly C

Arizona Diamondbacks

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
32%23%
Key Stats
ABHRAVGRBIRSB
17910.26828210
Batting Summary
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2018STL193514033700.205.114.114
2019ARI6417921481028234000.353.520.268

Player Updates

July 14, 2019 01:20 PM
Diamondbacks' Carson Kelly: Out of lineup Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kelly is not in the lineup for Sunday's game at St. Louis.

Kelly started the first two games out of the break and went 0-for-5 with two walks, so he'll receive a breather in the series finale. Alex Avila will take over behind the plate and bat sixth in his absence.

July 7, 2019 05:56 PM
Diamondbacks' Carson Kelly: Day off Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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

Kelly and Alex Avila have alternated starts over the last week, and Avila takes his turn behind the plate Sunday. Kelly has a .317/.397/.667 slash line with five home runs and seven doubles in his past 21 games.

July 4, 2019 03:08 AM
Diamondbacks' Carson Kelly: Hits 10th homer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kelly went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Wednesday's 5-4 loss at Dodger Stadium.

Kelly gave the Diamondbacks the first lead of the game with a go-ahead home run off Kenley Jansen in the ninth inning. Although the 24-year-old has been seeing the ball well, he continues to share catching duties with Alex Avila. Through 171 limited plate appearances, Kelly is batting .275/.352/.538 with 10 home runs, 27 RBI and 21 runs scored.

July 2, 2019 06:12 PM
Diamondbacks' Carson Kelly: Catches breather Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kelly isn't in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Dodgers.

Following Monday's scheduled off day, Kelly will head to the bench for the series opener. Alex Avila is set to handle the catching duties and hit eighth with Kelly out of the mix.

June 29, 2019 06:44 PM
Diamondbacks' Carson Kelly: Day off Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kelly is not in the lineup for Saturday's game versus the Giants.

Kelly started the first two games of the series and went 5-for-8 with two doubles and a home run, but he'll nonetheless get a breather Saturday. Alex Avila will start behind the plate and bat seventh in his stead.

June 29, 2019 10:00 AM
Diamondbacks' Carson Kelly: Three hits Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kelly went 3-for-4 with a double and a run scored in Friday's 6-3 loss to the Giants.

Kelly has hit safely in six straight starts, going 10-for-21 with six extra-base hits during that stretch. He's been a pleasant fantasy surprise and has moved to the top of the catching depth chart. That position does not figure to change with the return of Alex Avila (calf), who was activated off the injured list Friday. The Diamondbacks optioned catcher Caleb Joseph to clear a roster spot, so Arizona will remain a two-catcher team.

June 28, 2019 01:24 AM
Diamondbacks' Carson Kelly: Belts ninth homer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kelly went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer, a double and another run scored in Thursday's victory over the Giants.

Kelly sent a center cut fastball 416 feet into center field off reliever Trevor Gott in the seventh inning to extend Arizona's lead to 4-1. The 24-year-old also doubled and scored in the ninth to cap off a successful night at the plate. Kelly has been seeing the ball well as of late, improving his line to .270/.354/.528 with nine home runs, 26 RBI and 19 runs scored over 159 limited plate appearances as Arizona's top catcher.

June 26, 2019 01:00 PM
Diamondbacks' Carson Kelly: Gets day off
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kelly is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Dodgers.

Kelly will head to the bench for Wednesday's series finale after starting the past two games behind the dish and going 2-for-7 with a double and 1:2 BB:K. Caleb Joseph is starting at catcher in this one.

June 23, 2019 01:28 PM
Diamondbacks' Carson Kelly: Resting Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kelly is not in the lineup for Sunday's game versus the Giants.

Kelly went 3-for-6 with two doubles and two walks through the first two games of the series but receives the day off Sunday. Caleb Joseph is starting behind the plate and batting eighth in his stead.

June 20, 2019 12:44 PM
Diamondbacks' Carson Kelly: Gets Thursday off
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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

Manager Torey Lovullo will give his top catcher a breather after Kelly started behind the plate both of the past two days. Caleb Joseph will work in a battery with lefty starting pitcher Robbie Ray in the series finale.

June 16, 2019 06:32 PM
Diamondbacks' Carson Kelly: Receives day off Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kelly is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Nationals, Richard Morin of The Arizona Republic reports.

Kelly started four of the last five games behind the plate but will take a seat for the series finale. The 24-year-old is expected to continue seeing the bulk of the starts with Alex Avila (calf) on the injured list. Caleb Joseph enters the starting lineup in Kelly's absence Sunday.

June 15, 2019 09:40 AM
Diamondbacks' Carson Kelly: More playing time coming
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kelly is expected to receive more playing time after the Diamondbacks placed Alex Avila (calf) on the injured list, Richard Morin of the Arizona Republic reports.

Kelly was already getting the bulk of starts the last few weeks, but manager Torey Lovullo said his share will grow for the time being. "It might tick up a little bit," Lovullo said regarding Kelly's playing time. "I look at it in 10-game segments rather than in five games with certain situations. I'd say maybe 75 percent of the games, 70 percent of the games he's going to catch. And I'm excited about that. He's earned that and he deserves that. He's shown that he can handle that workload." Kelly has earned more playing time based on his bat, too, so it's a good time to hop on the catcher. He's slugged .684 with four home runs and nine RBI over his last 13 games.

June 14, 2019 11:40 PM
Diamondbacks' Carson Kelly: Slugs eighth homer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kelly went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and a double in Friday's loss to the Nationals.

Kelly got the Diamondbacks on the board in the third inning with a solo home run to left field, but Washington would ultimately emerge with a 7-3 victory. The 24-year-old is slashing .264/.340/.527 with eight homers and 21 RBI over 47 games this season.

June 13, 2019 03:48 PM
Diamondbacks' Carson Kelly: Out of Thursday's lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kelly is not in Thursday's lineup against the Nationals, Richard Morin of The Arizona Republic reports.

Kelly is 4-for-23 with two home runs in eight games this month. Alex Avila is starting at catcher and hitting eighth.

June 10, 2019 03:08 PM
Diamondbacks' Carson Kelly: Takes seat Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kelly is out of the lineup for Monday's game against the Phillies.

Arizona's catching picture is less crowded these days after No. 3 backstop John Ryan Murphy was cast off the 40-man roster in late May, but Kelly has still been forced to sit a few times a week with Alex Avila continuing to pick up semi-regular starts. It's possible Kelly sits again Tuesday in favor of Avila, who caught probable starter Jon Duplantier in both of his first turns through the rotation.

June 10, 2019 01:36 AM
Diamondbacks' Carson Kelly: Posts seventh homer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kelly went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run in an 8-2 victory against the Blue Jays on Sunday.

The 24-year-old has homered in each of his last two games and three times in the past nine contests. Coming into the season, Kelly had just four extra-base hits, including zero homers in 117 at-bats over three seasons with the Cardinals. In 118 at-bats this year, he already 15 extra-base hits, including seven long balls. Kelly is also batting .254 with 18 RBI and 14 runs in 43 games.

June 8, 2019 12:12 PM
Diamondbacks' Carson Kelly: Sits Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kelly is not in Saturday's lineup against the Blue Jays.

He has just one hit in his last 15 at-bats. Alex Avila will start behind the dish and hit eighth.

June 8, 2019 11:24 AM
Diamondbacks' Carson Kelly: Homers in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kelly went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Friday's 8-2 win over the Blue Jays.

Kelly's ninth-inning homer didn't mean much in the blowout win, but it did halt an 0-for-15 slide by the catcher. It was his sixth home run to go along with 16 RBI over 42 games. Since his playing time increased after the Diamondbacks designated their third catcher (John Ryan Murphy) for assignment, Kelly has gone 7-for-28 (.250) with two homers and four RBI over 10 appearances.

June 5, 2019 12:20 PM
Diamondbacks' Carson Kelly: Takes seat Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kelly is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Dodgers.

Kelly will hit the bench for Wednesday's series finale following a string of three consecutive starts behind the dish, during which he went hitless in nine at-bats. In his absence, Alex Avila is starting at catcher and hitting sixth.

June 1, 2019 11:52 PM
Diamondbacks' Carson Kelly: Remains on bench
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kelly is out of the lineup against the Mets on Saturday.

Kelly will sit for the second game in a row and the fourth time in six contests. There remains no clear starter behind the plate in Arizona. Alex Avila will get the call Saturday.

Situational Stats
SituationABHHROBPSLGAVG
vs St. Louis500 .286 .000 .000
vs Wainwright (Career)000000
vs RHP132306 .309 .432 .227
Last 7 Games
  OPP AB R H HR RBI BB SB
6/27@SF4221200
6/28@SF4130000
6/30@SF4000000
7/3@LAD4111100
7/6COL3010110
7/12@STL3000000
7/13@STL2000020
Two Week Schedule
JULY
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
7
COL
W5-3
8
9
10
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12
@STL
W4-2
13
@STL
L2-4
14
@STL
L2-5
15
16
@TEX
8:05 pm
17
@TEX
8:05 pm
18
MIL
9:40 pm
19
MIL
9:40 pm
20
MIL
8:10 pm
Fantasy Points by Week
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Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2016STL101312010200 .214 .231 .154
2017STL34695120651100 .240 .217 .174
2018STL193514033700 .205 .114 .114
2019ARI6417921481028234000 .353 .520 .268
Total 12729628661038316000 .304 .389 .223
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2016STLC10232302001.000
2017STLC3114159150810 .994
2018STLC161191856001.000
2019ARI3B1000000 ---
2019ARIC56464604292651 .989
Total  114737426944261 .992
More Batting Stats
YearTeam2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2016STL10300100
2017STL301500103
2018STL00403100
2019ARI1509310158
Total 190115134511
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:
6-2/220
Birthdate:
7/14/1994
Age:
25
Hometown:
Chicago, IL
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
Arizona Diamondbacks
College:

MLB Experience:
4