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Merrill Kelly PD-backs

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2019 Projections (Rest of Season Projections - seasonal age 30)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
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Birth Date10-14-1988
Height6' 2"
Weight190 lbs
Age30 years, 7 months, 12 days
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA..
cFIP and DRA are not available on a by-team basis and display as zeroes(0). See TOT line for season totals of these stats.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA- WARP
2019 ARI MLB 10 10 53.0 4 5 0 60 22 40 8 91 10.2 3.7 1.4 6.8 39% .313 1.55 4.88 4.75 116 6.73 144.3 -0.7
CareerMLB101053.045060224089110.23.71.46.839%.3131.554.884.751166.73144.3-0.7

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg LG G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA-
2010 BGR A MDW 5 2 16.3 0 1 0 15 8 10 1 98 8.3 4.4 0.6 5.5 44% .275 1.41 5.01 7.18 0 0.00 0.0
2010 HUD A- NYP 7 1 21.3 1 1 0 16 5 19 0 89 6.8 2.1 0.0 8.0 64% .262 0.99 2.52 2.11 0 0.00 0.0
2011 PCH A+ FSL 25 23 129.0 8 7 0 117 51 70 6 99 8.2 3.6 0.4 4.9 50% .271 1.30 4.24 3.28 0 0.00 0.0
2012 MNT AA SOU 32 9 88.3 8 3 0 84 28 61 4 103 8.6 2.9 0.4 6.2 42% .294 1.27 3.43 3.57 0 0.00 0.0
2013 MNT AA SOU 13 12 73.7 5 6 0 54 31 41 3 99 6.6 3.8 0.4 5.0 43% .231 1.15 3.70 4.15 0 0.00 0.0
2013 DUR AAA INT 15 14 84.7 8 4 0 74 34 70 4 114 7.9 3.6 0.4 7.4 42% .281 1.28 3.47 3.19 0 0.00 0.0
2014 DUR AAA INT 28 15 114.0 9 4 0 107 37 108 10 106 8.4 2.9 0.8 8.5 49% .298 1.26 3.72 2.76 91 3.38 72.4
2019 ARI MLB NL 10 10 53.0 4 5 0 60 22 40 8 91 10.2 3.7 1.4 6.8 39% .313 1.55 4.88 4.75 116 6.73 144.3

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr%
2019 920 0.5228 0.4446 0.7971 0.6258 0.2460 0.8306 0.7037 0.2029
Career9200.52280.44460.79710.62580.24600.83060.70370.2029

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2011-05-14 2011-05-23 Minors 9 0 - Not Disclosed - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2022 ARI $
2021 ARI $500,000
2020 ARI $3,000,000
2019 ARI $2,000,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
2019Current$2,000,000
2 yrFuture$3,500,000
3 yrTotal$5,500,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 0 d2 years/$5.5M (2019-20), 2021-22 options

Details
  • 2 years/$5.5M (2019-20), plus 2021-22 options. Signed by Arizona as a free agent 12/4/18. 19:$2M, 20:$3M, 21:$4.25M club option ($0.5M buyout), 22: $5.25M club option (no buyout). May not be sent to minors without consent. Will become free agent at contract's end.
  • 2015-18. SK Wyverns of Korea (signed 12/18/14).
  • Released by Tampa Bay 12/17/14.
  • Drafted by Tampa Bay 2010 (8-251). $0.125M signing bonus.

2019 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

PCT W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR BABIP WHIP ERA DRA VORP WARP
90o 6.5 5.6 0 18 18 120.3 93 37 112 12 .254 1.08 3.02 3.39 18.8 2.0
80o 6.3 5.9 0 18 18 114.1 94 37 107 12 .266 1.15 3.34 3.75 14.9 1.6
70o 6.2 6.2 0 18 18 109.7 94 37 102 12 .275 1.20 3.58 4.01 12.1 1.3
60o 6.1 6.4 0 18 18 106.0 95 38 99 12 .282 1.25 3.78 4.24 9.6 1.0
50o 5.9 6.6 0 18 18 102.6 95 38 96 12 .289 1.29 3.98 4.46 7.2 0.8
40o 5.8 6.8 0 18 18 99.3 95 38 93 12 .296 1.33 4.18 4.67 4.9 0.5
30o 5.7 7 0 18 18 95.7 95 38 89 12 .303 1.38 4.38 4.91 2.3 0.3
20o 5.5 7.3 0 18 18 91.7 94 37 86 12 .312 1.44 4.63 5.19 -0.7 -0.1
10o 5.2 7.7 0 18 18 86.2 94 37 81 12 .324 1.52 4.99 5.58 -5.0 -0.5
Weighted Mean5.96.601818102.394379612.2871.283.964.437.50.8

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2019-03-18 16:00:00 (link to chat)Keeper league...who do you like between Merrill Kelly, Chase Anderson or Trevor Richards?
(sportsguy21792 from Madison, WI)
Richards, and it's not particularly close. He'll be a liability in wins, but he think he'll out-K the other two by a country mile. (Jon Hegglund)
2019-03-11 16:00:00 (link to chat)Looking for the next Miles Mikolas...is Merrill Kelly my guy?
(sportsguy21792 from Cube by the window)
The cost is basically nothing right now so I don't mind the shot in case he turns into something, but I don't think the command is close. (Darius Austin)


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