Joe Kelly Boston Red Sox  |  Pitcher

     
 

Age: 28
Born: June 9, 1988
Anaheim, CA
Height: 6-1
Weight: 190
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Drafted: 3rd round, 2009 by St. Louis
How Acquired: Acquired from St. Louis with Allen Craig for John Lackey, Corey Littrell and cash considerations (June 2014)
College: California - Riverside

High School:
Corona HS (CA)

Photo © Kelly O'Connor

Scouting Report: Athletic righty with a power sinker that sits in the mid-90s. Secondary pitches consists of a slider, curveball and changeup. Has experience as a reliever in college and as a professional.

 
   
  Pitching Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age w l % era g gs sv ip h r er hr bb so whip k/bb k/9
  2009 Batavia NYPL A- StL 21 2 3 0.400 4.75 16 2 1 30.3 33 23 16 0 11 30 1.45 2.73 8.90
  2010 Quad Cities Midw A StL 22 6 8 0.429 4.62 26 18 1 103.3 103 66 53 3 45 92 1.43 2.04 8.01
  2011 Palm Beach FSL A+ StL 23 5 2 0.714 2.60 12 11 0 72.7 56 26 21 1 34 62 1.24 1.82 7.68
  2011 Springfield Tex AA StL 23 6 4 0.600 5.01 11 11 0 59.3 70 40 33 7 25 51 1.60 2.04 7.74
  2012 Memphis PCL AAA StL 24 2 5 0.286 2.86 12 12 0 72.3 75 29 23 2 21 45 1.33 2.14 5.60
  2012 St. Louis NL MLB StL 24 5 7 0.417 3.53 24 16 0 107.0 112 50 42 10 36 75 1.38 2.08 6.31
  2013 St. Louis NL MLB StL 25 10 5 0.667 2.69 37 15 0 124.0 124 42 37 10 44 79 1.35 1.80 5.73
  2014 Memphis PCL AAA StL 26 0 0 --- 2.61 3 3 0 10.3 8 3 3 1 6 4 1.35 0.67 3.48
  2014 St. Louis NL MLB StL 26 2 2 0.500 4.37 7 7 0 35.0 41 19 17 3 10 25 1.46 2.50 6.43
  2014 Boston AL MLB Bos 26 4 2 0.667 4.11 10 10 0 61.3 47 29 28 5 32 41 1.29 1.28 6.02
  2015 Pawtucket IL AAA Bos 27 1 1 0.500 2.84 4 4 0 19.0 14 7 6 1 6 18 1.05 3.00 8.53
  2015 Boston AL MLB Bos 27 10 6 0.625 4.82 25 25 0 134.3 145 76 72 15 49 110 1.44 2.24 7.37
  2016 Lowell NYPL A- Bos 28 0 0 --- 4.50 3 0 0 4.0 4 2 2 0 1 5 1.25 5.00 11.25
  2016 Pawtucket IL AAA Bos 28 1 1 0.500 1.54 17 4 2 35.0 29 6 6 1 6 46 1.00 7.67 11.83
  2016 Boston AL MLB Bos 28 4 0 1.000 5.18 20 6 0 40.0 44 23 23 5 24 48 1.70 2.00 10.80
  2017 Boston AL MLB Bos 29     stats                            
   
  Additional Player Info  
  Pronunciation: ---
First Pro Contract:
June 28, 2009 (St. Louis)
Signing Bonus: $341,000
MiLB Debut: July 5, 2009 (Batavia)
MLFA Eligible: -
Rule 5 Draft Eligible: -
Added to 40-man: June 10, 2012 (St. Louis)
MLB Debut:
June 10, 2012 (St. Louis)
MLB Service Time (through 2016):
4 years, 29 days
Options Remaining
: 1 (2016, 2015)
Contract (2017): $2,800,000
Trade Restrictions
: none
     
  Awards
2011 Florida State League Mid-Season All-Star
SoxProspects.com Awards
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