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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 27.046)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 2009 season [*]
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 [*]
Relatives: Brother-In-Law of Neil Walker and Son-In-Law of Tom Walker
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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 78 74 4 2 2 4 1 7859/D34
2014 34 DET AL 95 185 163 24 40 5 1 0 7 6 1 20 29 .245 .332 .288 .620 75 47 6 1 1 0 1 539/784D
7 Yrs 570 1189 1070 146 248 28 7 23 95 16 2 90 166 .232 .296 .336 .632 72 359 22 11 11 7 2
162 Game Avg. 162 338 304 41 70 8 2 7 27 5 1 26 47 .232 .296 .336 .632 72 102 6 3 3 2 1
DET (6 yrs) 545 1157 1043 144 244 28 7 23 95 16 2 87 163 .234 .297 .340 .637 73 355 21 9 11 7 2
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) 545 1157 1043 144 244 28 7 23 95 16 2 87 163 .234 .297 .340 .637 73 355 21 9 11 7 2
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 95 185 -6 -0 -1 -2 -2 -11 -1.1 7 -4 -0.4 .488 .493 -0.3 -0.3 -2 $1,000,000 539/784D
7 Seasons 570 1189 -39 0 0 14 -14 -39 -3.9 44 5 0.3 .493 .496 -1.3 0.3 -9 $4,408,000
DET (6 yrs) 545 1157 -36 1 0 16 -15 -33 -3.3 43 9 0.8 .493 .496 -1.0 0.5 -7 $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
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
2014 34 DET AL ALDS BAL L 2 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 .500 .500 .500 1.000 1 0 0 0 0 0
4 Yrs (8 Series) 24 38 34 5 9 1 0 1 3 1 0 3 9 .265 .316 .382 .698 13 0 0 0 1 0
4 ALDS 10 21 18 4 7 0 0 1 3 1 0 2 6 .389 .429 .556 .984 10 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

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Year Age Tm Lg W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ FIP WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W Awards
2011 31 DET AL 0 0 0.00 1 0 1 0 0 0 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3.02 0.000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1 Yr 0 0 0.00 1 0 1 0 0 0 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3.02 0.000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
162 Game Avg. 0 0 0.00 68 0 68 0 0 0 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 68 3.02 0.000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Hold your mouse over the values in the Saves, ERA, or FIP columns for additional information.

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 3B 41 13 8 144.0 40 8 31 1 3 .975 -2 -2 -16 -17 2.44 0.95 .956 2.56 2.55
2014 DET AL 34 1B 30 4 4 84.1 80 72 7 1 10 .988 -4 0 -51 0 8.43 2.63 .992 8.96 8.94
2014 DET AL 34 OF 25 19 15 182.0 50 50 0 0 0 1.000 2 0 13 0 2.47 2.00 .986 2.26 2.25
2014 DET AL 34 RF 11 8 6 73.1 12 12 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -4 -11 -65 1.47 1.09 .982 2.07 2.07
2014 DET AL 34 LF 8 5 5 57.0 17 17 0 0 0 1.000 2 3 38 63 2.68 2.13 .987 2.01 2.00
2014 DET AL 34 CF 6 6 4 51.2 21 21 0 0 0 1.000 1 1 19 23 3.66 3.50 .989 2.70 2.68
2014 DET AL 34 2B 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 4.50 4.60
2014 DET AL 34 DH 1 0
7 Seasons OF 316 148 86 1590.0 391 376 9 6 0 .985 -8 5 -6 3 2.18 1.22 .986 2.26 2.24
7 Seasons LF 165 64 41 734.2 170 163 5 2 0 .988 -6 11 -10 17 2.06 1.02 .985 2.04 2.03
6 Seasons 3B 130 76 41 705.0 220 54 158 8 18 .964 4 8 6 13 2.71 1.63 .955 2.60 2.57
7 Seasons RF 112 39 24 463.1 107 101 2 4 0 .963 2 -7 5 -18 2.00 0.92 .984 2.06 2.04
6 Seasons 1B 87 23 20 328.1 349 320 26 3 48 .991 -1 3 -2 10 9.48 3.98 .993 9.20 9.11
5 Seasons CF 55 45 21 392.0 114 112 2 0 0 1.000 -3 1 -9 3 2.62 2.07 .990 2.67 2.65
5 Seasons DH 17 0
5 Seasons 2B 9 1 1 18.2 4 2 2 0 1 1.000 0 -3 0 -192 1.93 0.44 .982 4.77 4.70
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 P 1 0 0 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.70 1.60 0 0 0
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
7 Seasons TOT 549 250 149 2668.1 978 760 201 17 67 .983 -5 14 -2 6 3.24 1.75 .982 3.25 3.48 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)

                                         

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 1 (2996), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Left Field (555th), 0.3 career WAR/0.3 7yr-peak WAR/0.3 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 ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
2007 27 Pittsburgh Pirates $380,000 ?
2009 29 Detroit Tigers $400,000 ?
2010 30 Detroit Tigers $405,000 0.149
2011 31 Detroit Tigers $423,000 ?
2012 32 Detroit Tigers $900,000 2.149 contracts
2013 33 Detroit Tigers $900,000 3.138 contracts
2014 34 Detroit Tigers $1,000,000 4.138 contracts
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.

Name Translations

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German: Don Kelly Statistik
French: Don Kelly statistiques
Japanese: ドン・ケリー 統計

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