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Don Kelly

Donald Thomas Kelly

Positions: Outfielder, Third Baseman and First Baseman
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 4", Weight: 190 lb.

Born: February 15, 1980 in Butler, PA
High School: Mount Lebanon HS (Mount Lebanon, PA)
School: Point Park University (Pittsburgh, PA)
Drafted
by the Detroit Tigers in the 8th round of the 2001 amateur draft.
Signed June 12, 2001. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 2, 2007 (Age 27)
Teams (by GP): Tigers/Pirates 2007-2014
2014 Contract Status: 3rd-Year Arb Eligible (Super 2), 1 yr/$1M (14) (details) [*]
Service Time (01/2014): 4.138, Arb Eligible: 2015, Free Agent: 2016 [*], Agents: LSW Baseball [*]
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Standard Batting

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Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
2007 27 PIT NL 25 32 27 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 .148 .281 .148 .429 18 4 1 2 0 0 0 /6479
2009 29 DET AL 31 62 56 8 14 3 1 0 3 1 0 4 10 .250 .311 .339 .651 71 19 0 1 1 0 0 7/5D394
2010 30 DET AL 119 251 238 30 58 4 0 9 27 3 0 8 42 .244 .272 .374 .646 73 89 1 2 1 2 0 7358/9
2011 31 DET AL 113 281 257 35 63 8 3 7 28 2 1 14 32 .245 .291 .381 .672 82 98 8 3 6 1 0 5973/8D21
2012 32 DET AL 75 127 113 14 21 2 1 1 7 2 0 14 22 .186 .276 .248 .523 43 28 2 0 0 0 0 97/38D54
2013 33 DET AL 112 251 216 33 48 6 1 6 23 2 0 27 28 .222 .309 .343 .652 79 74 4 2 2 4 1 7859/D34
2014 34 DET AL 8 17 16 2 5 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 3 .313 .353 .500 .853 136 8 1 0 0 0 0 /953
7 Yrs 483 1021 923 124 213 24 7 23 89 10 1 71 140 .231 .291 .347 .637 72 320 17 10 10 7 1
162 Game Avg. 162 342 310 42 71 8 2 8 30 3 0 24 47 .231 .291 .347 .637 72 107 6 3 3 2 0
DET (6 yrs) 458 989 896 122 209 24 7 23 89 10 1 68 137 .233 .291 .353 .644 74 316 16 8 10 7 1
PIT (1 yr) 25 32 27 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 .148 .281 .148 .429 18 4 1 2 0 0 0
AL (6 yrs) 458 989 896 122 209 24 7 23 89 10 1 68 137 .233 .291 .353 .644 74 316 16 8 10 7 1
NL (1 yr) 25 32 27 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 .148 .281 .148 .429 18 4 1 2 0 0 0

Player Value--Batters

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
2007 27 PIT NL 25 32 -3 -1 -0 -2 0 -6 -0.6 1 -5 -0.5 .477 .497 -0.3 -0.2 -3 $380,000 /6479
2009 29 DET AL 31 62 -2 -0 0 2 -1 -1 -0.1 2 1 0.1 .497 .499 -0.1 0.1 -1 $400,000 7/5D394
2010 30 DET AL 119 251 -8 0 1 22 -4 10 1.2 9 20 2.1 .510 .507 -0.3 2.0 -2 $405,000 7358/9
2011 31 DET AL 113 281 -4 -0 -0 3 -3 -4 -0.4 11 6 0.6 .496 .497 0.3 0.1 3 $423,000 5973/8D21
2012 32 DET AL 75 127 -9 1 0 -3 -3 -13 -1.4 5 -8 -0.9 .482 .492 -0.6 -0.6 -5 $900,000 97/38D54
2013 33 DET AL 112 251 -7 0 0 -6 -2 -15 -1.5 9 -6 -0.7 .485 .490 -0.1 -0.8 -0 $900,000 7859/D34
2014 34 DET AL 8 17 1 -0 -0 -1 -0 -1 -0.1 1 -0 -0.0 .488 .499 0.1 -0.1 1 $1,000,000 /953
7 Seasons 483 1021 -33 1 0 15 -13 -29 -2.9 38 8 0.7 .494 .497 -0.9 0.5 -7 $4,408,000
DET (6 yrs) 458 989 -30 1 1 17 -13 -24 -2.3 37 13 1.2 .495 .497 -0.6 0.6 -4 $4,028,000
PIT (1 yr) 25 32 -3 -1 -0 -2 0 -6 -0.6 1 -5 -0.5 .477 .497 -0.3 -0.2 -3 $380,000

Postseason Batting

Year Age Tm Lg Series Opp Rslt G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
2011 31 DET AL ALDS NYY W 4 11 11 3 4 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 4 .364 .364 .636 1.000 7 0 0 0 0 0
2011 31 DET AL ALCS TEX L 5 9 9 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .222 .222 .333 .556 3 0 0 0 0 0
2012 32 DET AL ALDS OAK W 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 1 0
2012 32 DET AL ALCS NYY W 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012 32 DET AL WS SFG L 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013 33 DET AL ALDS OAK W 3 7 5 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 .400 .571 .400 .971 2 0 0 0 0 0
2013 33 DET AL ALCS BOS L 6 7 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 .000 .143 .000 .143 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Yrs (7 Series) 22 36 32 5 8 1 0 1 3 0 0 3 8 .250 .306 .375 .681 12 0 0 0 1 0
3 ALDS 8 19 16 4 6 0 0 1 3 0 0 2 5 .375 .421 .563 .984 9 0 0 0 1 0
3 ALCS 12 16 15 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 .133 .188 .200 .388 3 0 0 0 0 0
1 WS 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0

Standard Pitching

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Year Age Tm Lg W L W-L% ERA FIP G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W Awards
2011 31 DET AL 0 0 0.00 3.02 1 0 1 0 0 0 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1 Yr 0 0 0.00 3.02 1 0 1 0 0 0 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
162 Game Avg. 0 0 0.00 3.02 68 0 68 0 0 0 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 68 0.000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

Player Value--Pitchers

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg IP G GS R RA9 RA9opp RA9def RA9role PPFp RA9avg RAA WAA gmLI WAAadj WAR RAR waaWL% 162WL% Salary Awards
2011 31 DET AL 0.1 1 0 0 0.00 4.62 0.08 -0.35 100.0 4.19 0 0.0 .0 -0.0 0.0 0 .516 .500 $423,000
1 Season 0.1 1 0 0 0.00 4.62 0.08 -0.35 100.0 4.19 0 0.0 .0 -0.0 0.0 0 .516 .500 $423,000

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Adv Fielding w/ run summary
Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rdrs Rtot/yr Rdrs/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
2007 PIT NL 27 SS 5 2 1 20.0 11 5 6 0 0 1.000 -1 1 -36 48 4.95 2.20 .975 4.46 4.42
2007 PIT NL 27 2B 3 1 1 12.0 3 1 2 0 1 1.000 0 -2 20 -220 2.25 1.00 .983 4.88 4.83
2007 PIT NL 27 OF 2 0 0 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -1 -120 -1200 9.00 0.50 .980 2.70 2.30
2007 PIT NL 27 LF 1 0 0 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -1 -120 -1200 9.00 1.00 .980 1.80 2.00
2007 PIT NL 27 RF 1 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.20
2009 DET AL 29 OF 20 12 7 111.1 30 29 1 0 0 1.000 -0 2 -3 21 2.43 1.50 .987 2.33 2.30
2009 DET AL 29 LF 18 10 7 97.1 23 23 0 0 0 1.000 -2 1 -31 12 2.13 1.28 .987 2.12 2.09
2009 DET AL 29 3B 4 1 1 14.0 7 2 5 0 1 1.000 0 0 34 0 4.50 1.75 .957 2.70 2.65
2009 DET AL 29 DH 3 0
2009 DET AL 29 1B 2 0 0 7.0 7 7 0 0 1 1.000 0 0 69 0 9.00 3.50 .994 9.13 9.00
2009 DET AL 29 RF 2 2 0 14.0 7 6 1 0 0 1.000 2 1 189 86 4.50 3.50 .981 2.12 2.10
2009 DET AL 29 2B 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 4.50 4.70
2010 DET AL 30 OF 74 31 14 347.0 94 90 4 0 0 1.000 1 13 4 44 2.44 1.27 .986 2.30 2.28
2010 DET AL 30 LF 65 21 10 255.0 59 57 2 0 0 1.000 1 8 3 37 2.08 0.91 .983 2.07 2.05
2010 DET AL 30 1B 28 12 11 135.0 158 146 10 2 24 .987 2 4 22 36 10.40 5.57 .994 9.32 9.23
2010 DET AL 30 3B 15 12 5 105.0 41 5 33 3 5 .927 3 5 34 58 3.26 2.53 .956 2.64 2.61
2010 DET AL 30 CF 12 10 4 90.0 35 33 2 0 0 1.000 1 5 17 67 3.50 2.92 .990 2.73 2.71
2010 DET AL 30 RF 2 0 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 -1 0 -480 0 0.00 0.00 2.25 2.10
2011 DET AL 31 OF 58 17 10 236.2 61 59 1 1 0 .984 -0 -1 -1 -5 2.28 1.03 .986 2.28 2.26
2011 DET AL 31 3B 45 41 22 325.0 103 30 69 4 7 .961 0 4 1 15 2.74 2.20 .954 2.62 2.60
2011 DET AL 31 RF 39 10 8 154.2 36 34 1 1 0 .972 1 2 8 16 2.04 0.90 .986 2.09 2.07
2011 DET AL 31 LF 17 4 2 57.0 16 16 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -1 -15 -23 2.53 0.94 .982 2.13 2.11
2011 DET AL 31 1B 15 4 4 56.0 55 48 7 0 8 1.000 -0 0 -4 0 8.84 3.67 .993 9.31 9.24
2011 DET AL 31 CF 4 3 0 25.0 9 9 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -2 -29 -96 3.24 2.25 .990 2.59 2.60
2011 DET AL 31 DH 2 0
2011 DET AL 31 C 1 0 0 6.0 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 0 0 4.50 3.00 .993 7.65 7.60 1 0 0 0 0
2011 DET AL 31 P 1 0 0 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.70 1.60 0 0 0
2012 DET AL 32 OF 59 24 17 267.1 67 61 3 3 0 .955 -3 -2 -13 -8 2.15 1.08 .986 2.17 2.16
2012 DET AL 32 RF 35 4 2 87.0 20 19 0 1 0 .950 0 -3 3 -41 1.97 0.54 .984 1.99 1.98
2012 DET AL 32 LF 18 13 10 117.1 32 27 3 2 0 .938 -3 2 -30 20 2.30 1.67 .983 1.94 1.93
2012 DET AL 32 1B 8 3 1 35.0 32 30 2 0 3 1.000 -0 -1 -7 -34 8.23 4.00 .994 9.26 9.22
2012 DET AL 32 CF 8 7 5 63.0 15 15 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -1 -6 -19 2.14 1.88 .989 2.59 2.56
2012 DET AL 32 DH 4 0
2012 DET AL 32 3B 3 2 1 19.0 4 1 3 0 0 1.000 0 0 0 0 1.89 1.33 .952 2.61 2.60
2012 DET AL 32 2B 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 4.50 4.60
2013 DET AL 33 OF 78 45 23 444.2 88 86 0 2 0 .977 -7 -6 -19 -16 1.74 1.10 .987 2.24 2.23
2013 DET AL 33 LF 38 11 7 150.0 22 22 0 0 0 1.000 -2 -1 -18 -8 1.32 0.58 .989 1.98 1.97
2013 DET AL 33 CF 25 19 8 162.1 34 34 0 0 0 1.000 -4 -2 -30 -15 1.89 1.36 .990 2.66 2.65
2013 DET AL 33 3B 22 7 4 98.0 25 8 17 0 2 1.000 2 1 24 13 2.30 1.14 .959 2.51 2.50
2013 DET AL 33 RF 22 15 8 132.1 32 30 0 2 0 .938 0 -3 2 -27 2.04 1.36 .982 2.07 2.06
2013 DET AL 33 DH 7 0
2013 DET AL 33 1B 4 0 0 11.0 17 17 0 0 2 1.000 1 0 65 0 13.91 4.25 .994 8.92 8.88
2013 DET AL 33 2B 3 0 0 3.2 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -1 -65 -324 2.45 0.33 .980 4.66 4.63
2014 DET AL 34 OF 3 1 1 15.1 0 0 0 0 0 -2 -160 0.00 0.00 2.17 2.17
2014 DET AL 34 RF 3 1 1 15.1 0 0 0 0 0 -2 -165 0.00 0.00 1.94 1.93
2014 DET AL 34 3B 2 2 1 16.0 6 2 4 0 0 1.000 1 83 3.38 3.00 .953 2.59 2.55
2014 DET AL 34 1B 1 0 0 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 9.00 1.00 .990 9.00 9.30
7 Seasons OF 294 130 72 1423.1 341 326 9 6 0 .982 -10 3 -8 2 2.12 1.14 .986 2.25 2.24
6 Seasons LF 157 59 36 677.2 153 146 5 2 0 .987 -8 8 -14 14 2.01 0.96 .984 2.04 2.03
7 Seasons RF 104 32 19 405.1 95 89 2 4 0 .958 3 -5 8 -14 2.02 0.88 .984 2.06 2.04
6 Seasons 3B 91 65 34 577.0 186 48 131 7 15 .962 6 11 12 22 2.79 1.97 .955 2.60 2.58
6 Seasons 1B 58 19 16 245.0 270 249 19 2 38 .993 3 3 15 14 9.84 4.62 .994 9.28 9.20
4 Seasons CF 49 39 17 340.1 93 91 2 0 0 1.000 -4 0 -13 0 2.46 1.90 .990 2.66 2.64
4 Seasons 2B 8 1 1 17.2 4 2 2 0 1 1.000 0 -3 0 -203 2.04 0.50 .982 4.79 4.71
1 Season SS 5 2 1 20.0 11 5 6 0 0 1.000 -1 1 -36 60 4.95 2.20 .975 4.46 4.42
1 Season C 1 0 0 6.0 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 0 0 4.50 3.00 .993 7.65 7.60 1 0 0 0 0
1 Season P 1 0 0 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.70 1.60 0 0 0
7 Seasons TOT 458 217 124 2289.1 815 633 167 15 54 .982 -1 15 -1 7 3.15 1.75 .982 3.15 3.27 1 0 0 0 0
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rdrs Rtot/yr Rdrs/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
Note: Complete player games played data.
Fielding stats are a combination of official records and RetroSheet records. Both are likely to have substantial errors and will not match perfectly.
View Complete Notes on Fielding Data
Leagues historically made no effort to balance team, league, and player fielding stats. Since 1990 or so, computers have made this feasible, but prior to that there are hundreds or thousands of discrepancies each year in games played (even whether a player played a position), putouts, assists, double plays and errors.
  • Pre-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1938 on SB, CS, Pickoff, & WP data for catchers and pitchers is taken from play-by-play accounts in the retrosheet files. There are several hundred games without pbp from 1938 to 1973 and for those we may not have any data.
  • CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1914 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1938 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1914) is taken from play-by-play or box score data as available.
  • Stats (PO,A,G,etc) for C,P,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF positions is taken from the official reported totals and may have been corrected at various times since their publication.
  • For detailed information on which games retrosheet is missing play-by-play from 1938 to 1973, please see their most wanted games list
  • For detailed information on the availability of data on this site by year, see our data coverage page

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Defensive WARs c a p y
2010 AL  2.0 (8th)

Triples s c a p y
2014 AL  1 (6th)

                           

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 1 (2456), Average HOFer ≈ 144
JAWS Left Field (495th), 0.7 career WAR/0.7 7yr-peak WAR/0.7 JAWS
Average HOF LF (out of 19) = 65.1 career WAR/41.5 7yr-peak WAR/53.3 JAWS

Transactions

  • June 5, 2001: Drafted by the Detroit Tigers in the 8th round of the 2001 amateur draft. Player signed June 12, 2001.
  • October 3, 2006: Granted Free Agency.
  • December 12, 2006: Signed as a Free Agent with the Pittsburgh Pirates.
  • October 4, 2007: Granted Free Agency.
  • November 24, 2007: Signed as a Free Agent with the Arizona Diamondbacks.
  • November 3, 2008: Granted Free Agency.
  • January 16, 2009: Signed as a Free Agent with the Detroit Tigers.
  • October 31, 2012: Granted Free Agency.
  • January 16, 2013: Signed as a Free Agent with the Detroit Tigers.
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Salaries

Salaries may not be complete (especially pre-1985) and may not include some earned bonuses
Year Age Team Salary Sources Notes/Other Sources
200727Pittsburgh Pirates$380,000
200929Detroit Tigers$400,000
201030Detroit Tigers$405,000
201131Detroit Tigers$423,000
201232Detroit Tigers$900,000contracts
201333Detroit Tigers$900,000contracts
201434Detroit Tigers$1,000,000
2014 Status3rd-Year Arb Eligible (Super 2), Earliest Arb Eligible: 2015, Earliest Free Agent: 2016
Career to date (may be incomplete)$4,408,000
Primary salary Data (about) courtesy Doug Pappas, and the Society for American Baseball Research.
Additional 1915-1969 salaries researched via Baseball Hall of Fame contract archives by Dr. Michael Haupert of UW-LaCrosse.
Salaries for mid-season call-ups or traded players may not be shown.
Salaries converted to alternate years using Consumer Price Index (CPI) data courtesy of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Board.

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