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Joe Kelly

Joseph William Kelly (twitter: @JosephKellyJr)

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 190 lb.

Born: June 9, 1988 in Anaheim, CA
High School: Corona HS (Corona, CA)
School: University of California, Riverside (Riverside, CA)
Drafted
by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 3rd round of the 2009 amateur draft.
Signed June 28, 2009. (All Transactions)
Debut: June 10, 2012 (Age 24.001, 17,825th in MLB history)   vs. CLE 5.0 IP, 7 H, 4 SO, 1 BB, 1 ER
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 2012 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Cardinals/RedSox 2012-2015
2016 Contract Status: Signed thru 2016, 1 yr/$2.6M (16) (details) [*]
Service Time (01/2016): 3.101, Arb Eligible: 2017, Free Agent: 2019 [*], Agents: ACES (Sam & Seth Levinson) [*]
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Standard Pitching

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
2012 24 STL NL 5 7 .417 3.53 24 16 4 0 0 0 107.0 112 50 42 10 36 2 75 3 0 4 457 108 4.00 1.383 9.4 0.8 3.0 6.3 2.08
2013 25 STL NL 10 5 .667 2.69 37 15 8 0 0 0 124.0 124 42 37 10 44 4 79 5 0 3 532 140 4.01 1.355 9.0 0.7 3.2 5.7 1.80
2014 26 TOT MLB 6 4 .600 4.20 17 17 0 0 0 0 96.1 88 48 45 8 42 0 66 7 0 3 415 92 4.37 1.349 8.2 0.7 3.9 6.2 1.57
2014 26 STL NL 2 2 .500 4.37 7 7 0 0 0 0 35.0 41 19 17 3 10 0 25 3 0 3 156 84 3.93 1.457 10.5 0.8 2.6 6.4 2.50
2014 26 BOS AL 4 2 .667 4.11 10 10 0 0 0 0 61.1 47 29 28 5 32 0 41 4 0 0 259 97 4.62 1.288 6.9 0.7 4.7 6.0 1.28
2015 27 BOS AL 10 6 .625 4.82 25 25 0 0 0 0 134.1 145 76 72 15 49 0 110 6 0 9 586 89 4.18 1.444 9.7 1.0 3.3 7.4 2.24
4 Yrs 31 22 .585 3.82 103 73 12 0 0 0 461.2 469 216 196 43 171 6 330 21 0 19 1990 103 4.13 1.386 9.1 0.8 3.3 6.4 1.93
162 Game Avg. 12 9 .585 3.82 40 28 5 0 0 0 178 181 83 76 17 66 2 128 8 0 7 769 103 4.13 1.386 9.1 0.8 3.3 6.4 1.93
STL (3 yrs) 17 14 .548 3.25 68 38 12 0 0 0 266.0 277 111 96 23 90 6 179 11 0 10 1145 116 4.00 1.380 9.4 0.8 3.0 6.1 1.99
BOS (2 yrs) 14 8 .636 4.60 35 35 0 0 0 0 195.2 192 105 100 20 81 0 151 10 0 9 845 91 4.31 1.395 8.8 0.9 3.7 6.9 1.86
NL (3 yrs) 17 14 .548 3.25 68 38 12 0 0 0 266.0 277 111 96 23 90 6 179 11 0 10 1145 116 4.00 1.380 9.4 0.8 3.0 6.1 1.99
AL (2 yrs) 14 8 .636 4.60 35 35 0 0 0 0 195.2 192 105 100 20 81 0 151 10 0 9 845 91 4.31 1.395 8.8 0.9 3.7 6.9 1.86
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
2012 24 STL NL 107.0 24 16 50 4.21 4.27 -0.01 0.09 95.7 4.19 -1 -0.1 .85 -0.1 0.7 8 .495 .499
2013 25 STL NL 124.0 37 15 42 3.05 3.89 -0.23 0.02 98.0 4.06 14 1.7 .94 -0.2 2.6 24 .545 .510 $493,000
2014 26 STL NL 35.0 7 7 19 4.89 4.10 0.31 0.15 99.0 3.90 -4 -0.4 -0.0 -0.1 -1 .444 .498
2014 26 BOS AL 61.1 10 10 29 4.26 4.06 0.18 0.16 101.8 4.11 -2 -0.2 -0.0 0.3 5 .477 .499 $523,000
2015 27 BOS AL 134.1 25 25 76 5.09 4.57 -0.05 0.18 105.6 5.07 -2 -0.2 -0.1 1.0 12 .492 .499 $603,000
4 Seasons 461.2 103 73 216 4.21 4.21 -0.03 0.11 100.3 4.38 6 0.7 .91 -0.4 4.6 48 .507 .503 $1,619,000
STL (3 yrs) 266.0 68 38 111 3.76 4.07 -0.07 0.07 97.2 4.09 10 1.2 .91 -0.3 3.2 31 .517 .505 $493,000
BOS (2 yrs) 195.2 35 35 105 4.83 4.41 0.02 0.17 104.4 4.77 -4 -0.4 -0.1 1.4 17 .488 .499 $1,126,000

Postseason Pitching

Year Age Tm Lg Series Rslt Opp W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
2012 24 STL NL NLDS W WSN 0 0 0.00 3 0 1 0 0 0 3.2 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 12 0.273 0.0 0.0 2.5 7.4 3.00
2012 24 STL NL NLCS L SFG 0 0 4.50 4 0 0 0 0 0 4.0 6 2 2 0 3 0 2 0 0 0 22 2.250 13.5 0.0 6.8 4.5 0.67
2013 25 STL NL NLDS W PIT 0 0 3.38 1 1 0 0 0 0 5.1 5 3 2 0 4 1 5 0 0 0 24 1.688 8.4 0.0 6.8 8.4 1.25
2013 25 STL NL NLCS W LAD 0 1 .000 4.91 2 2 0 0 0 0 11.0 13 6 6 2 2 0 8 1 0 1 48 1.364 10.6 1.6 1.6 6.5 4.00
2013 25 STL NL WS L BOS 0 0 3.38 1 1 0 0 0 0 5.1 2 2 2 0 3 0 6 0 0 0 21 0.938 3.4 0.0 5.1 10.1 2.00
2 Yrs (5 Series) 0 1 .000 3.68 11 4 1 0 0 0 29.1 26 13 12 2 13 1 24 1 0 1 127 1.330 8.0 0.6 4.0 7.4 1.85
2 NLDS 0 0 2.00 4 1 1 0 0 0 9.0 5 3 2 0 5 1 8 0 0 0 36 1.111 5.0 0.0 5.0 8.0 1.60
2 NLCS 0 1 .000 4.80 6 2 0 0 0 0 15.0 19 8 8 2 5 0 10 1 0 1 70 1.600 11.4 1.2 3.0 6.0 2.00
1 WS 0 0 3.38 1 1 0 0 0 0 5.1 2 2 2 0 3 0 6 0 0 0 21 0.938 3.4 0.0 5.1 10.1 2.00

Batting Against -- Pitching*

Year Age Tm Lg PAu G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS BAbip TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB ROE
2012 24 STL NL 24 457 413 50 112 20 3 10 8 5 36 75 .271 .333 .407 .740 .310 168 10 3 4 1 2 5
2013 25 STL NL 37 532 479 42 124 20 1 10 2 1 44 79 .259 .326 .367 .694 .291 176 17 5 2 2 4 6
2014 26 BOS AL 10 259 219 29 47 6 1 5 3 0 32 41 .215 .322 .320 .641 .239 70 9 4 1 3 0 2
2014 26 STL NL 7 156 141 19 41 4 3 3 4 1 10 25 .291 .348 .426 .774 .333 60 6 3 1 1 0 4
2014 26 TOT MLB 17 415 360 48 88 10 4 8 7 1 42 66 .244 .332 .361 .693 .276 130 15 7 2 4 0 6
2015 27 BOS AL 25 587 527 76 145 25 5 15 7 3 49 110 .275 .341 .427 .768 .319 225 12 6 0 5 0 7
4 Yrs 103 1991 1779 216 469 75 13 43 24 10 171 330 .264 .333 .393 .726 .300 699 54 21 8 12 6 24
162 Game Avg. 40 769 687 83 181 29 5 17 9 4 66 128 .264 .333 .393 .726 .300 270 21 8 3 5 2 9
MLB Averages .253 .317 .398 .715 .298

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg PtchR PtchW Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI LevHi LevMd LevLo
2012 24 STL NL 1.4 0.1 478 0.4 8.2 -7.8 1.01 0.1 0.3 -0.5 -0.1 0.95 -0.7 2 1 5
2013 25 STL NL 12.6 1.4 538 0.6 8.8 -8.2 .92 0.5 0.1 17.1 1.9 0.96 5.3 7 2 12
2014 26 TOT MLB -3.6 -0.4 425 -0.1 6.3 -6.4 .92 0.1 -0.1 -5.2 -0.5 0.99 0.2 0 0 0
2014 26 STL NL -2.8 -0.3 163 -0.5 2.4 -3.0 .98 -0.4 -0.1 -5.2 -0.5 0.98 -3.8 0 0 0
2014 26 BOS AL -0.9 -0.1 262 0.5 3.9 -3.4 .89 0.5 0.1 -0.0 -0.0 0.99 4.0 0 0 0
2015 27 BOS AL -6.6 -0.7 612 -0.4 9.6 -10.0 .97 -0.8 0.4 -9.8 -0.9 0.96 -8.1 0 0 0
4 Yrs 3.8 0.5 2053 0.5 32.9 -32.4 .96 -0.2 0.7 1.6 0.3 0.96 -3.3 9 3 17

Starting Pitching*

Data only available back to 1914
Year Age Tm Lg G GS Wgs Lgs ND Wchp Ltuf Wtm Ltm tmW-L% Wlst Lsv CG SHO QS QS% GmScA Best Wrst BQR BQS sDR lDR RS/GS RS/IP IP/GS Pit/GS <80 80-99 100-119 ≥120 Max
2012 24 STL NL 24 16 4 6 6 1 4 7 9 .438 4 0 0 0 10 63% 49.3 66 29 16 5 0 9 4.6 5.0 5.7 89 2 13 1 0 100
2013 25 STL NL 37 15 9 3 3 3 1 11 4 .733 1 1 0 0 8 53% 54.1 67 41 18 6 0 6 6.2 5.8 5.8 93 3 7 5 0 109
2014 26 TOT MLB 17 17 6 4 7 3 1 9 8 .529 1 2 0 0 8 47% 50.3 68 17 12 3 0 12 4.1 4.1 5.7 93 2 11 3 1 120
2014 26 STL NL 7 7 2 2 3 1 0 3 4 .429 0 1 0 0 2 29% 47.1 68 22 5 0 0 5 3.9 3.4 5.0 86 2 4 1 0 107
2014 26 BOS AL 10 10 4 2 4 2 1 6 4 .600 1 1 0 0 6 60% 52.5 67 17 7 3 0 7 4.1 4.5 6.1 98 0 7 2 1 120
2015 27 BOS AL 25 25 10 6 9 3 1 13 12 .520 4 3 0 0 9 36% 47.9 77 10 21 6 0 14 5.5 6.2 5.4 95 3 8 14 0 118
4 Yrs 103 73 29 19 25 10 7 40 33 .548 10 6 0 0 35 48% 50 77 10 67 20 0 41 5.1 5.4 5.6 93 10 39 23 1 120
MLB Averages .500 52% 52 104 -16 4.2 4.1 5.9 95

Reliever Pitching*

Data only available back to 1914
Year Age Tm Lg G GR GF Wgr Lgr SVOpp SV BSv SV% SVSit Hold IR IS IS% 1stIP aLI LevHi LevMd LevLo Ahd Tie Bhd Runr Empt >3o <3o IPmult 0DR Out/GR Pit/GR
2012 24 STL NL 24 8 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 50% 9 1.007 2 1 5 4 2 2 1 7 4 1 4 0 5.9 34
2013 25 STL NL 37 22 8 1 2 2 0 2 0% 4 2 16 2 13% 9 .921 7 2 12 9 4 9 9 13 8 4 8 1 5.0 26
2 Yrs 61 30 12 2 3 2 0 2 0% 4 2 18 3 17% .961 9 3 17 13 6 11 10 20 12 5 12 1 5.3 28

Ratio Pitching*

Year Age Tm Lg PA Ptn% HR% SO% BB% XBH% X/H% GB/FB GO/AO IP% LD% HR/FB IF/FB DPopp DPs DP%
2012 24 STL NL 457 56% 2.2% 16.4% 7.9% 7.2% 30% 1.09 1.44 72% 19% 6.8% 7% 85 10 12%
2013 25 STL NL 532 56% 1.9% 14.9% 8.3% 5.8% 25% 1.05 1.56 74% 24% 5.7% 9% 104 17 16%
2014 26 TOT MLB 415 47% 1.9% 15.9% 10.1% 5.3% 25% 1.25 1.88 70% 24% 7.0% 13% 86 15 17%
2014 26 STL NL 156 48% 1.9% 16.0% 6.4% 6.4% 24% 1.19 2.04 73% 29% 6.4% 11% 31 6 19%
2014 26 BOS AL 259 46% 1.9% 15.8% 12.4% 4.6% 26% 1.29 1.80 68% 20% 7.5% 14% 55 9 16%
2015 27 BOS AL 587 49% 2.6% 18.7% 8.4% 7.7% 31% 0.86 1.29 69% 27% 7.5% 12% 128 12 9%
4 Yrs 1991 52% 2.2% 16.6% 8.6% 6.6% 28% 1.04 1.51 71% 24% 6.8% 10% 403 54 13%
MLB Averages 45% 2.5% 20.1% 7.8% 7.5% 33% 0.84 1.12 68% 23% 7.7% 13% 11%

Pitch Summary -- Pitching*

Year Age Tm Lg PA Pit Pit/PA Str Str% L/Str S/Str F/Str I/Str AS/Str I/Bll AS/Pit Con 1st% 30% 30c 30s 02% 02c 02s 02h L/SO S/SO L/SO% 3pK 4pW PAu Pitu Stru
2012 24 STL NL 460 1695 3.68 1072 63.4% 27.9% 12.8% 27.3% 32.0% 72.1% 0.8% 45.7% 82.3% 59.6% 4.8% 22 14 21.7% 100 59 7 19 55 25.3% 7 7 0 0 0
2013 25 STL NL 532 1967 3.70 1208 61.9% 26.1% 12.3% 28.2% 33.4% 73.9% 1.8% 45.7% 83.4% 55.3% 5.6% 30 16 18.6% 99 53 8 26 49 32.9% 11 10 0 0 0
2014 26 TOT MLB 415 1580 3.81 950 60.1% 31.3% 12.9% 24.2% 31.6% 68.7% 0.0% 41.3% 81.2% 57.1% 5.8% 24 14 18.6% 77 38 3 22 43 33.3% 14 10 0 0 0
2014 26 STL NL 156 602 3.86 367 61.0% 30.5% 12.8% 24.5% 32.2% 69.5% 0.0% 42.4% 81.6% 59.0% 6.4% 10 7 18.6% 29 14 1 7 17 28.0% 6 3 0 0 0
2014 26 BOS AL 259 978 3.78 583 59.6% 31.7% 13.0% 24.0% 31.2% 68.3% 0.0% 40.7% 80.9% 56.0% 5.4% 14 7 18.5% 48 24 2 15 26 36.6% 8 7 0 0 0
2015 27 BOS AL 590 2378 4.03 1465 61.6% 31.5% 13.2% 26.4% 28.8% 68.5% 0.0% 42.2% 80.7% 61.9% 4.4% 26 20 26.3% 155 73 8 35 75 31.8% 15 6 0 0 0
4 Yrs 1997 7620 3.82 4695 61.8% 29.2% 12.8% 26.6% 31.3% 70.8% 0.6% 43.7% 81.9% 58.6% 5.1% 102 64 21.6% 431 223 26 102 222 30.9% 47 33 0 0 0
MLB Averages 3.82 64.0% 27.3% 16.3% 27.2% 29.2% 72.7% 1.4% 46.5% 77.6% 60.3% 4.5% 24.4% 23.9%

Baserunning & Situational Stats*

Hits Home Runs Advances Baserunning
Year Age Tm Lg PA H Inf Bnt All GS GSo vRH vLH Hm Rd <2,3B Scr SO % ROE WP PB SBO SB CS SB% SB2 CS2 SB3 CS3 SBH CSH PO PCS BT PAu
2012 24 STL NL 457 112 15 1 10 0 9 4 6 6 4 22 7 4 32% 5 4 0 160 8 5 62% 7 5 1 0 0 0 2 0 5 0
2013 25 STL NL 532 124 14 0 10 0 8 5 5 6 4 22 8 4 36% 6 3 0 213 2 1 67% 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0
2014 26 TOT MLB 415 88 15 3 8 1 15 5 3 2 6 23 14 3 61% 6 3 0 148 7 1 88% 5 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
2014 26 STL NL 156 41 3 1 3 0 3 2 1 0 3 7 3 2 43% 4 3 0 59 4 1 80% 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
2014 26 BOS AL 259 47 12 2 5 1 12 3 2 2 3 16 11 1 69% 2 0 0 89 3 0 100% 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
2015 27 BOS AL 587 145 14 0 15 0 14 10 5 6 9 33 22 4 67% 7 9 1 213 7 3 70% 5 2 2 0 0 1 2 0 21 0
4 Yrs 1991 469 58 4 43 1 46 24 19 20 23 100 51 15 51% 24 19 1 734 24 10 71% 19 9 5 0 0 1 4 0 40 0
MLB Averages 52% 73%

Cumulative Pitching

Year Age W L W-L% ERA 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 ERA+
2012 24 5 7 .417 3.53 24 16 4 0 0 0 107.0 112 50 42 10 36 2 75 3 0 4 457 108 1.383 9.4 0.8 3.0 6.3 2.08 108
2013 25 15 12 .556 3.08 61 31 12 0 0 0 231.0 236 92 79 20 80 6 154 8 0 7 989 123 1.368 9.2 0.8 3.1 6.0 1.93 123
2014 26 21 16 .568 3.41 78 48 12 0 0 0 327.1 324 140 124 28 122 6 220 15 0 10 1404 112 1.363 8.9 0.8 3.4 6.0 1.80 112
2015 27 31 22 .585 3.82 103 73 12 0 0 0 461.2 469 216 196 43 171 6 330 21 0 19 1990 103 1.386 9.1 0.8 3.3 6.4 1.93 103

Neutralized Pitching

Change to: Default / 750 Runs / 1968 Dodgers / 2000 Rockies or

All seasons are converted to 162-game seasons &
average team scoring of 688 total runs (4.25 R/G)
How this works
Year Age W L W-L% ERA IP H R ER HR BB SO HBP WHIP H9 BB9 SO9 SO/W HR9 Gact
2012 24 6 6 .500 3.95 107.0 117 52 47 10 38 75 3 1.449 9.8 3.2 6.3 1.97 0.8 24
2013 25 8 6 .571 2.90 124.0 130 44 40 10 46 79 5 1.419 9.4 3.3 5.7 1.72 0.7 37
2014 26 5 6 .455 4.13 96.0 91 49 44 8 43 66 7 1.396 8.5 4.0 6.2 1.53 0.8 17
2015 27 7 8 .467 4.16 134.0 139 69 62 14 47 110 6 1.388 9.3 3.2 7.4 2.34 0.9 25
4 Yrs 26 26 .500 3.77 461.0 477 214 193 42 174 330 21 1.412 9.3 6.4 1.90 0.8 103



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Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 2 (1722), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
JAWS Starting Pitcher (1256th), 4.9 career WAR/4.9 7yr-peak WAR/4.9 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 62) = 73.9 career WAR/50.3 7yr-peak WAR/62.1 JAWS

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