- Joe Kelly's Numbers and Joe Kelly's Numbers
Siegrist and Carlos Martinez can blow hitters away in front of Rosenthal. Shelby Miller and John Axford have big heat, if also big question marks. And there's Joe Kelly, whose fastball this season
- Joe Kelly and the Trap of ERA
and turned him into an ace. This is what they do. So, Joe Kelly and his 3.08 career ERA is taking the mound for the Cardinals tonight as yet another example of the Cardinals ridiculous player
- Continuing Coverage of Joe Kelly, or Kelly's Wild Night
' runs, adding to his legacy as perhaps the best postseason hitter of all time. Hidden behind the story of Beltran's postseason greatness was Joe Kelly's shaky, yet effective start.
- Joe Kelly vs. Carlos Martinez
is essentially between Joe Kelly and Carlos Martinez. There really is no clear favorite, as Kelly is the incumbent, but Martinez carries much greater upside. The pitcher that fails to capture the 5th slot
- Don't Bring In the Lefty for Kelly Johnson
three years, and Joey Votto isn't far behind him. What might surprise you is the name that sits in the 34th spot out of the 150 qualified hitters: Kelly Johnson.
At a .382 wOBA against lefties since
- Alex Rodriguez Addresses His Tenants’ Concerns
What follows marks the debut post from Andrew Kelly. Of Mr. Kelly, many have said, "He's a liar." Of Mr. Kelly, we say, "No, he's not. He just has a gift for fiction."
Mr. Kelly's submission
- Kelly Johnson, Quintessential Rays Acquisition
This afternoon, it was reported that the Rays will ink Kelly Johnson to a one-year deal. It’s an interesting match, as Johnson provides the Rays with the one thing that they like -- a player who has
- Why Do Managers Bat Replacements in the Starter's Spot?
, then, play Kelly there for even one game? Gardenhire routinely hits Justin Morneau third when Joe Mauer takes a day off. Why, then, can't he put a hitter better than Matt Tolbert in the second spot
- The Morning After: Game Recaps for June 21st
when Upton hit a liner into the left-center field gap. It hung up long enough for Kelly Johnson to score from first. The next inning they piled on a couple more to ensure the victory.
- Ubaldo's Most Important Start
he will face tonight, only Kelly Johnson and Adam LaRoche have hit him well in their careers, though neither has homered off him. Stephen Drew is 8 for 32 with five walks and four doubles as well
- The Morning After: Game Recaps for July 26th
in the middle of the infield, and then the go-ahead run scored on a Joe Mauer double. Joe Nathan didn't make the save easy, but he did strike out the final two batters of the game.
- The Morning After: Game Recaps for June 8th
Moving the Needle: Don Kelly airmails the throw home, allowing two runs to score, -.189 WPA. The idea was right, but the execution was as bad as it gets. With the bases loaded and one out, Craig
- The Morning After: Game Recaps for May 24th
, Rockies 2
Moving the Needle: Kelly Johnson extends the DBacks lead, +.125 WPA. Johnson got things started with a solo homer in the first inning, and then delivered the big hit, in terms of WPA
- The Morning After: Recaps for the Weekend of May 20th
Hudson couldn't keep the ball on the ground.
Braves 5, Angels 4. Joe Mather put on a show in this one. In the seventh he swatted a three-run homer, which put the Braves on the board
- The Morning After: Game Recaps for July 7th
in his first four starts.
Logan Morrison: 2 for 4, 1 2B. He drove in two insurance runs later in the game.
Twins 6, White Sox 2
Moving the Needle: Joe Mauer opens it up big time
- Organizational Rankings: Current Talent - Cleveland
, Laffey at 4.54 and Huff at 4.69.
Talbot, acquired from the Rays in exchange for Kelly Shoppach this off-season, presents an interesting case because he is out of options and has pitched only 9.2
- What the Tampa Bay Rays Should Do
, and with Kelly Shoppach also in place the Rays don't need to add at the position. At pretty much any other position, however, the Rays could certainly upgrade.
Shortstop presents an odd situation
- What the Boston Red Sox Should Do
-chipper like Casey Kelly, but they could use one of their lower level players to acquire a player like DeJesus or Wood.
The Sox 2010 payroll, $168 million, is the highest in club history
- The Morning After: Game Recaps for May 12th, 2011
. That's quite a huge swing for a non-scoring play, though it did mean the Diamondbacks could have tied the game with an out. But Javier Lopez came back to strike out both Kelly Johnson and Gerrardo Parra
- Deadline Recap: Position Player Upgrades
of season projection, .290 wOBA, was probably greatly generous. The other guy they've had playing third, Don Kelly, hits a similar ZiPS projection. Betemit, then, will net them more than half a win
- The Morning After: Game Recaps for June 7th
-hander this season.
Jacoby Ellsbury: 2 for 5, 1 2B, 1 HR. His leadoff homer set the tone for the game.
David Ortiz: 1 for 4, 1 HR. Apparently Joe Girardi didn't like it when he flipped his bat
- The Morning After: Game Recaps for July 6th
, Diamondbacks 1
Moving the Needle: Casey McGehee's homer turns the deficit into a lead, +.422 WPA. In the top of the first Kelly Johnson whaled a homer to dead center, and that single run held up through
- The Morning After: Game Recaps for May 26th
hitting for power (.230 ISO and .230 BA).
Kelly Johnson: 1 for 5, 1 HR. His two-run shot in the ninth provided insurance against a Rockies comeback. Unfortunately for Johnson, 2011 so far has been
- The Morning After: Game Recaps for June 27th
Indians 5, Diamondbacks 4
Moving the Needle: Kelly Johnson's triple ties the game, but Orlando Cabrera's homer puts the Indians back ahead, +.404 WPA each. If there's anything better than
- The Morning After: Game Recaps for April 12th
struck out seven in that span, including the side in order in the fourth. But in the fifth, the Rays put together a little rally. Kelly Shoppach, Dan Johnson, and Elliot Johnson all singled, loading
- The Morning After: Game Recaps for April 19th
they'd end up needing. It was Roberts's second homer of the game.
Kelly Johnson: 2 for 5, 1 HR. He really needed that one, as his start to 2011 is pretty much the opposite of his start
- The Morning After: Game Recaps for May 11th
. Down 4-3 since the sixth, they got something going when Nady doubled to start the ninth. Even with two outs they had runners on second and third, so a single would have put them ahead. But Kelly Johnson
- The Morning After: Game Recaps for May 25th
Arrieta: 6 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 3 BB, 7 K. It wasn't too too impressive, but he did miss some bats and mostly hold the Royals in check.
Diamondbacks 2, Rockies 1
Moving the Needle: Kelly Johnson
- The Morning After: Game Recaps for June 9th
they could drive in Avila, but Don Kelly did that with a single, and then Brennan Boesch homered to cap the rally.
Justin Verlander: 8 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 10 K. His only mistake
- The Morning After: Game Recaps for June 22nd
Rays 6, Brewers 3
Moving the Needle: Kelly Shoppach ties the game in the second with a two-run shot, +.179 WPA. Shoppach is not exactly known for his opposite field power
- The Morning After: Game Recaps for August 8th
demolished a Clayton Kershaw offering. That put them up 4-3, a lead they'd hold the rest of the way. That's his 10th career homer, which came in his 226th MLB game.
Kelly Johnson: 1 for 4
- Replacing Joe Nathan
For the past six seasons the Twins haven't had to think about the ninth inning. If they had a lead in a close game, Joe Nathan was there to ensure victory. In only 25 of 272 instances did he fail
- The Morning After: Game Recaps for May 18th
The mauling was divided between Johnson and Upton, and so wasn't that bad. Also, yes, that is a Sean Burroughs sighting
Diamondbacks 5, Braves 4
Moving the Needle: Kelly Johnson ties the game
- The Morning After: Game Recaps for May 19th
one out to left-center, the only multi-run homer of the game. Kelly Shoppach got the Rays back a run in the top of the eight, but after that there were no more homers.
Ricky Romero: 7 IP
- The Morning After: Game Recaps for May 30th
and two RBI singles that left men in scoring position.
Kelly Johnson: 4 for 6, 1 2B, 1 3B, 2 HR. Someone's going to hit for the cycle this year, and Johnson is just going to laugh at him
- The Morning After: Game Recaps for June 1st
. To file another batting order compaint, how is he hitting ninth and Don Kelly hitting leadoff? Managers do the darndest things.
Braves 4, Padres 3
Moving the Needle: Kyle Phillips
- Casey Kelly ≠ Ludwig Wittgenstein
in tautologies, mathematics shows in equations."
In response to -- and, perhaps, in spirited negation of -- Wittgenstein's declaration, American baseballing prospect Casey Kelly submits this via his
- Kelly Johnson's Redemption
Dropped from Braves at the end of 2009, Kelly Johnson found little interest in his services and ended up in Arizona on a one year contract paying him just $2.3 million. Arizona gambled that Johnson
- Kelly Johnson: Aging With Style
Fantasy owners hoped for a bounce back in 2012 after Kelly Johnson regressed in 2011 after a superb 2010 season. A second baseman with 16 HRs and 14 SBs normally would have a relatively high fantasy
- Kelly Johnson: Slugger
As part of a critical five-run rally in the bottom of the fifth inning of yesterday's Phillies-Diamondbacks game, Arizona second baseman Kelly Johnson slugged his NL-leading seventh home run
- Kelly Johnson: A DeRosa Alternative
dislike dealing in shadowy realm of rumor, Braves second baseman Kelly Johnson has been mentioned in multiple places as a non-tender candidate given his 2009 performance and replacement by Martin Prado
- Casey Kelly Debuts, Questions Remain
One of the main products of the last big Adrian Gonzalez trade debuted for the Padres last night. Though he didn't allow a run to the Braves in six innings, Casey Kelly's first start was -- much like
- Prospect Watch: Montero, Dahl, and Kelly
Kelly, C, St. Louis Cardinals (Profile)
Level: Single-A Age: 19 Top-15: 8th Top-100: N/A
Line: 31 PA, 9.7% BB, 12.9% K, .296/.387/.519 (.318 BABIP)
While not the most obvious