Casey Kelly Pitcher

     
 

Born: October 4, 1989
Sarasota, FL
Height: 6-3
Weight: 200
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Drafted: 1st round, 2008
How Acquired: Draft
High School: Sarasota HS (FL)

Photo © Dave Letizi

Links
Fire Brand - Casey Kelly

2009 Prospect Preview
The Ladder (4.29.09)
2010 Prospect Preview
The Book (4.19.2010)
ESPNBoston - In Portland, Casey Kelly's making strides
Q&A with Casey Kelly

Traded to San Diego with Reymond Fuentes, Anthony Rizzo and Eric Patterson for Adrian Gonzalez (Dec. 2010)

Scouting Report
: Athletic frame with smooth agility and a tremendous feel for pitching. Kelly was a two-way player in high school, excelling at both shortstop and as a pitcher. He was also a highly-touted quarterback recruit for Tennessee before signing with the Sox. Kelly split his first pro year in 2009 between pitching and hitting, showing elite pitching tools and mediocre offensive skills. In December 2009, Kelly made the decision to continue his career on the mound.  Kelly's pitching skills are quite advanced for his age, mixing in three plus pitches: a low 90s fastball, a hard 12-6 curveball, and a nice change.  Early in his career, he demonstrated outstanding command, and control, but as his velocity has increased he has lost some touch on his fastball. Sound, smooth mechanics. Fastball has excellent downward movement, and generally sits between 90 and 93 mph, getting up to 96 mph on occasion. Many scouts project that he'll sit in the 92-95 mph range after he fills out. Curveball has the potential to become a plus-plus wipeout pitch. It sits around 76-79 mph, but he tends to show it a little too much at times. Kelly's changeup sits around 84 mph with a lot of sink. For the most part, he keeps the ball low in the zone, but he's hittable when he leaves it up. He can also overuse his fastball. Very good mound presence.  Kelly had the makings of an elite defensive shortstop before converting to pitching full time, so he should be an excellent pitcher defensively. 

 
   
  Pitching Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age w l % era g gs cg sh sv ip h r er hr bb so k/bb
  2008 Sarasota HS HS HS --- 18 8 1 0.889 1.16 12 --- --- --- 2 66.2 --- --- --- --- 12 77 6.42
  2009 Greenville SAL A Bos 19 6 1 0.857 1.12 9 9 0 0 0 48.1 32 9 6 0 9 39 4.33
  2009 Salem Car A Bos 19 1 4 0.200 3.09 8 8 0 0 0 46.2 33 21 16 4 7 35 5.00
  2010 Portland East AA Bos 20 3 5 0.375 5.31 21 21 0 0 0 95.0 118 60 56 10 35 81 2.31
  2010 Peoria AFL Fall Bos 21 1 0 1.000 6.75 4 4 0 0 0 16.0 19 15 12 2 4 11 2.75
  2011 San Antonio Tex AA SD 22 11 6 0.647 3.98 27 27 0 0 0 142.1 153 74 63 8 46 105 2.28
  2012 AZL Padres AZL Rk SD 23 0 1 0.000 4.00 3 3 0 0 0 9.0 10 8 4 0 0 7 ---
  2012 San Antonio Tex AA SD 23 0 1 0.000 3.78 3 3 0 0 0 16.2 11 8 7 1 3 18 6.00
  2012 Tucson PCL AAA SD 23 0 0 --- 2.25 2 2 0 0 0 12.0 12 3 3 0 0 14 ---
  2012 San Diego NL MLB SD 23 2 3 0.400 6.21 6 6 0 0 0 29.0 39 23 20 5 10 26 2.60
  2013 DNP - Injury --- --- SD 24 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
   
  Hitting Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age g ab r h 2b 3b hr rbi tb bb so sb cs avg obp slg ops
  2007 Sarasota HS HS HS --- 17 --- --- --- --- --- --- 4 --- --- --- --- --- --- 0.349 --- --- ---
  2008 Sarasota HS HS HS --- 18 --- --- 47 --- 13 --- 5 31 --- --- --- --- --- 0.473 --- --- ---
  2008 GCL Red Sox GCL Rk Bos 18 27 98 10 17 5 0 1 9 25 6 34 1 0 0.173 0.229 0.255 0.484
  2008 Lowell NYPL A Bos 18 9 32 5 11 5 1 0 4 18 0 8 0 1 0.344 0.344 0.563 0.906
  2009 GCL Red Sox GCL A Bos 19 8 28 4 6 1 0 2 6 13 3 10 1 0 0.214 0.290 0.464 0.754
  2009 Greenville SAL A Bos 19 32 134 18 30 7 1 1 10 42 16 39 0 1 0.224 0.305 0.313 0.618
  2009 Mesa AFL Fall Bos 19 11 41 5 7 1 1 0 6 10 5 17 1 0 0.171 0.261 0.244 0.505
   
  Additional Player Info  
  Pronunciation: ---
First Pro Contract:
July 17, 2008 by Anthony Turco
Signing Bonus: $2,631,000 ($3M deferred over 5 years)
MiLB Debut: July 20, 2008 (GCL)
 
Added to 40-man: -
MLB Debut:
August 27, 2012 (SD)
     
 

Awards
2008 Louisville Slugger Pre-Season High School First Team All-American
Mr. Baseball Florida 2008
Florida 6A Player of the Year 2008
Red Sox ML Pitcher of the Month (April 2009)
Carolina League Player of the Week (June 1-7, 2009)
South Atlantic League All-Star (2009)
Futures Game All-Star (2009)
Carolina League Player of the Week (June 22-28, 2009)
2009 Red Sox ML Pitcher of the Year
2010 Portland Sea Dogs Pitcher of the Year

SoxProspects.com Awards
SoxProspects.com Pitcher of the Week (June 1-7, 2009)
SoxProspects.com Pitcher of the Week (June 15-21, 2009)
SoxProspects.com Pitcher of the Week (June 22-28, 2009)
SoxProspects.com Pitcher of the Month (June 2009)
2009 SoxProspects.com All-Star - SP
2009 SoxProspects.com Pitcher of the Year
2010 SoxProspects.com Pre-Season All-Star - SP

 

   

 
 

   
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