Merrill Kelly Arizona Diamondbacks

Age: 33 (October 14, 1988) | 6' 2" | 202lbs. | Throws: Right C-91
Tm Lg YEAR W L SV Hld G GS IP H HR BB SO ERA WHIP Rating BB/9 SO/9 BABIP G/L/F % $4x4 $5x5
TAM AAA 2014 9 4 0 0 28 15 114.0 107 10 37 108 2.76 1.26 1.23 2.9 8.5 .312 n/a
ARI NL 2019 13 14 0 0 32 32 183.0 184 29 57 158 4.43 1.32 1.40 2.8 7.8 .302 42/22/36 8 11
ARI NL 2020 3 2 0 0 5 5 31.1 26 5 5 29 2.59 0.99 1.15 1.4 8.3 .261 46/18/37 19 16
ARI CPX 2021 0 0 0 0 1 1 4.0 3 0 2 7 4.50 1.25 1.00 4.5 15.8 .412 n/a
ARI NL 2021 7 11 0 0 27 27 158.0 163 21 41 130 4.44 1.29 1.36 2.3 7.4 .310 44/22/34 2 6
ARI NL 2022 10 5 0 0 23 23 137.0 114 8 42 115 2.96 1.14 1.07 2.8 7.6 .281 45/18/37 18 16
Career 4yrs 33 32 0 0 87 87 509.1 487 63 145 432 3.92 1.24 1.28 2.6 7.6 .297 n/a
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Howard Lynch LynchMob
Sep 25 '19

Top Games Scores yesterday:

Jacob deGrom* (NYM): 7.0 IP, 0 ER, 3 H, 8 K, 0 BB, 79 GmSc

Hyun-Jin Ryu* (LAD): 7.0 IP, 0 ER, 2 H, 6 K, 0 BB, 79 GmSc

Anthony DeSclafani (CIN): 7.0 IP, 1 ER, 1 H, 5 K, 0 BB, 76 GmSc

Merrill Kelly (ARI): 7.0 IP, 0 ER, 3 H, 5 K, 2 BB, 74 GmSc

Eduardo Rodriguez (BOS): 6.2 IP, 1 ER, 4 H, 12 K, 1 BB, 73 GmSc

View All of Yesterday's Pitchers at Baseball-Reference.com

* - pictured above

Alex Patton Alex
Sep 15 '19

Our XFL team enjoyed todays effort. I don't know where the nine strikeouts came from, but we'll take it.

Tim McLeod tlmcleod
Apr 8 '19

He has now added two more very good starts to his Spring Training resume. Betting on success is quite possibly a fools bet, but my history with pitchers returning from Asia (Colby Lewis, Ryan Vogelsong, and Miles Mikolas) has been a good one....so I'll make that bet.

Tim McLeod tlmcleod
Mar 22 '19

Improvement today!  4 IP, 0 Hits, 0 Runs versus Reds split squad type lineup.

John Hobbs Real-Joker
Mar 11 '19

He's off to the same sort of start we saw from Mikolas last Spring. Let's hope we see improvement in that third outing.

Tim McLeod tlmcleod
Mar 7 '19

Merrill Kelly (P) AZ - Mar. 5

Kelly allowed three runs (two earned) on two hits and three walks while striking out one over 1.2 innings Tuesday against the Royals.

ROTOWIRE RECOMMENDS: Kelly, in the mix for a spot in the rotation, has been hit hard. In two outings, he's allowed six runs (five earned) on five hits and four walks. After spending the last three years in Korea, the 30-year-old Kelly is an unknown, which can be an asset for pitchers, but MLB hitters are having no problem against him this spring.

Alex Patton Alex
Mar 6 '19

When Kelly left for Korea, his fastball was running 88-to-90 mph. It's now consistently in the 93-to-94 range spiking at 96/97 mph. The splitter and change were both above average pitches and still are. Will he succeed in his return to North America? Who knows, but the past success we've witnessed from the likes of Colby Lewis, Ryan Vogelsong, and just last year Mile Mikolas, combined with the improvement in fastball velocity, makes Kelly worthy of a small bid or late draft pick.

Tim McLeod tlmcleod
Feb 16 '19