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Joe Kelly
ERA W-L K
2.41 3-1 31
Team: BostonHt / Wt: 6-1 / 185 NFBC ADP: 636.90
Position: SPBorn: 6/9/1988 Birthplace: Anaheim, California
Bats/Throws: R/R Draft: 3rd Round by Cardinals (2009)


Latest News
Aug. 21 8:30 PM PT9:30 PM MT10:30 PM CT11:30 PM ET23:30 ET3:30 GMT11:30 8:30 PM MST10:30 PM EST11:00 PM VEN7:30 UAE (+1)10:30 PM CT-Joe Kelly did not allow a hit or walk in 1.1 scoreless innings as the Boston Red Sox lost to the Cleveland Indians 5-4 on Monday. Kelly struck out one, ending the game with a 2.41 ERA and 1.22 WHIP on the season.
Aug. 20 11:57 PM PT12:57 AM MT1:57 AM CT2:57 AM ET2:57 ET6:57 GMT14:57 11:57 PM MST1:57 AM EST2:27 AM VEN10:57 UAE1:57 AM CT-Joe Kelly walked one and didn't allow a hit in 0.1 scoreless innings as the Boston Red Sox lost to the New York Yankees 4-3 on Saturday. Kelly struck out one, ending the game with a 2.50 ERA and 1.26 WHIP on the season.
Aug. 19 9:24 PM PT10:24 PM MT11:24 PM CT12:24 AM ET0:24 ET4:24 GMT12:24 9:24 PM MST11:24 PM EST11:54 PM VEN8:24 UAE11:24 PM CT-Joe Kelly blew his fourth save, allowing three runs on two hits and one walk in 0.1 innings, as the Boston Red Sox defeated the New York Yankees 9-6 on Friday. Kelly did not strike out a batter, ending the game with a 2.52 ERA and 1.25 WHIP on the season.
Aug. 16 9:17 PM PT10:17 PM MT11:17 PM CT12:17 AM ET0:17 ET4:17 GMT12:17 9:17 PM MST11:17 PM EST11:47 PM VEN8:17 UAE11:17 PM CT-Joe Kelly allowed one run on two hits in 1.0 inning as the Boston Red Sox defeated the St. Louis Cardinals 10-4 on Tuesday. Kelly struck out one, ending the game with a 1.85 ERA and 1.18 WHIP on the season.
Aug. 12 10:19 PM PT11:19 PM MT12:19 AM CT1:19 AM ET1:19 ET5:19 GMT13:19 10:19 PM MST12:19 AM EST12:49 AM VEN9:19 UAE12:19 AM CT-Joe Kelly blew his third save, allowing one run on three hits and one walk in 0.2 innings, as the Boston Red Sox lost to the New York Yankees 5-4 on Friday. Kelly struck out one, ending the game with a 1.66 ERA and 1.16 WHIP on the season.
Aug. 9 7:48 PM PT8:48 PM MT9:48 PM CT10:48 PM ET22:48 ET2:48 GMT10:48 7:48 PM MST9:48 PM EST10:18 PM VEN6:48 UAE (+1)9:48 PM CT-Joe Kelly did not allow a hit or walk in 1.0 scoreless inning as the Boston Red Sox defeated the Tampa Bay Rays 8-2 on Wednesday. Kelly struck out one, ending the game with a 1.45 ERA and 1.07 WHIP on the season.
July 15 12:17 PM PT1:17 PM MT2:17 PM CT3:17 PM ET15:17 ET19:17 GMT3:17 12:17 PM MST2:17 PM EST2:47 PM VEN23:17 UAE2:17 PM CT-Kelly (strained left hamstring) has come off the DL.
Analysis: The right-hander posted an excellent 1.49 ERA with 11 holds in 34 appearances prior to landing on the DL at the All-Star break.
July 9 2:26 PM PT3:26 PM MT4:26 PM CT5:26 PM ET17:26 ET21:26 GMT5:26 2:26 PM MST4:26 PM EST4:56 PM VEN1:26 UAE (+1)4:26 PM CT-Joe Kelly fell to 3-1, allowing two runs on one hit and one walk in 1.2 innings, as the Boston Red Sox lost to the Tampa Bay Rays 5-3 on Sunday. Kelly struck out one, ending the game with a 1.49 ERA and 1.10 WHIP on the season.
July 4 7:11 AM PT8:11 AM MT9:11 AM CT10:11 AM ET10:11 ET14:11 GMT22:11 7:11 AM MST9:11 AM EST9:41 AM VEN18:11 UAE9:11 AM CT-Joe Kelly allowed one hit without giving up a run in 1.0 inning as the Boston Red Sox defeated the Texas Rangers 7-5 on Monday. Kelly struck out one, ending the game with a 1.04 ERA and 1.10 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Kelly made his 23rd consecutive appearance without allowing a run, an MLB-best streak.
June 30 8:46 AM PT9:46 AM MT10:46 AM CT11:46 AM ET11:46 ET15:46 GMT23:46 8:46 AM MST10:46 AM EST11:16 AM VEN19:46 UAE10:46 AM CT-Joe Kelly did not allow a hit or walk in 1.0 scoreless inning as the Boston Red Sox defeated the Minnesota Twins 6-3 on Thursday. Kelly did not strike out a batter, ending the game with a 1.07 ERA and 1.10 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: The converted starter has been one of the game's best setup relievers this season and is on a dominant two-month stretch in which he hasn't allowed a run in 20 1/3 innings spanning his last 22 appearances. Kelly has recorded nine holds and a 0.98 WHIP during that impressive run.
June 25 5:15 PM PT6:15 PM MT7:15 PM CT8:15 PM ET20:15 ET0:15 GMT8:15 5:15 PM MST7:15 PM EST7:45 PM VEN4:15 UAE (+1)7:15 PM CT-Joe Kelly allowed one hit without giving up a run in 1.0 inning as the Boston Red Sox lost to the Los Angeles Angels 4-2 on Sunday. Kelly did not strike out a batter, ending the game with a 1.10 ERA and 1.13 WHIP on the season.
June 23 7:51 PM PT8:51 PM MT9:51 PM CT10:51 PM ET22:51 ET2:51 GMT10:51 7:51 PM MST9:51 PM EST10:21 PM VEN6:51 UAE (+1)9:51 PM CT-Joe Kelly allowed one hit without giving up a run in 1.0 inning as the Boston Red Sox defeated the Los Angeles Angels 9-4 on Friday. Kelly struck out one, ending the game with a 1.14 ERA and 1.14 WHIP on the season.
June 22 7:49 AM PT8:49 AM MT9:49 AM CT10:49 AM ET10:49 ET14:49 GMT22:49 7:49 AM MST9:49 AM EST10:19 AM VEN18:49 UAE9:49 AM CT-Joe Kelly walked one and didn't allow a hit in 0.2 scoreless innings as the Boston Red Sox lost to the Kansas City Royals 6-4 on Wednesday. Kelly did not strike out a batter, ending the game with a 1.17 ERA and 1.14 WHIP on the season.
June 19 10:10 AM PT11:10 AM MT12:10 PM CT1:10 PM ET13:10 ET17:10 GMT1:10 10:10 AM MST12:10 PM EST12:40 PM VEN21:10 UAE12:10 PM CT-Joe Kelly allowed one hit without giving up a run in 1.0 inning as the Boston Red Sox defeated the Houston Astros 6-5 on Sunday. Kelly struck out two, ending the game with a 1.20 ERA and 1.13 WHIP on the season.
June 17 8:25 AM PT9:25 AM MT10:25 AM CT11:25 AM ET11:25 ET15:25 GMT23:25 8:25 AM MST10:25 AM EST10:55 AM VEN19:25 UAE10:25 AM CT-Joe Kelly improved to 3-0, allowing one hit and one walk over 0.2 scoreless innings, as the Boston Red Sox defeated the Houston Astros 2-1 on Friday. Kelly did not strike out a batter, ending the game with a 1.24 ERA and 1.14 WHIP on the season.
June 15 9:09 PM PT10:09 PM MT11:09 PM CT12:09 AM ET0:09 ET4:09 GMT12:09 9:09 PM MST11:09 PM EST11:39 PM VEN8:09 UAE11:09 PM CT-Joe Kelly walked one and didn't allow a hit in 1.0 scoreless inning as the Boston Red Sox defeated the Philadelphia Phillies 7-3 on Wednesday. Kelly struck out one, ending the game with a 1.27 ERA and 1.09 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Kelly hasn't allowed a run since April and continues to deliver excellent results out of the bullpen. The former starter is riding a streak of 15 consecutive scoreless innings, a stretch in which he's yielded only nine hits and five walks and struck out 16.
June 7 7:18 AM PT8:18 AM MT9:18 AM CT10:18 AM ET10:18 ET14:18 GMT22:18 7:18 AM MST9:18 AM EST9:48 AM VEN18:18 UAE9:18 AM CT-Joe Kelly walked one and didn't allow a hit in 1.0 scoreless inning as the Boston Red Sox defeated the New York Yankees 5-4 on Tuesday. Kelly struck out one, ending the game with a 1.42 ERA and 1.11 WHIP on the season.
June 4 9:21 PM PT10:21 PM MT11:21 PM CT12:21 AM ET0:21 ET4:21 GMT12:21 9:21 PM MST11:21 PM EST11:51 PM VEN8:21 UAE11:21 PM CT-Joe Kelly allowed two hits without giving up a run in 0.2 innings as the Boston Red Sox defeated the Baltimore Orioles 5-2 on Saturday. Kelly did not strike out a batter, ending the game with a 1.48 ERA and 1.11 WHIP on the season.
May 29 2:52 PM PT3:52 PM MT4:52 PM CT5:52 PM ET17:52 ET21:52 GMT5:52 2:52 PM MST4:52 PM EST5:22 PM VEN1:52 UAE (+1)4:52 PM CT-Joe Kelly walked one and didn't allow a hit in 1.0 scoreless inning as the Boston Red Sox lost to the Chicago White Sox 5-4 on Monday. Kelly struck out two, ending the game with a 1.54 ERA and 1.07 WHIP on the season.
May 25 7:39 AM PT8:39 AM MT9:39 AM CT10:39 AM ET10:39 ET14:39 GMT22:39 7:39 AM MST9:39 AM EST10:09 AM VEN18:39 UAE9:39 AM CT-Joe Kelly allowed one hit without giving up a run in 1.2 innings as the Boston Red Sox defeated the Texas Rangers 9-4 on Wednesday. Kelly struck out two, ending the game with a 1.61 ERA and 1.07 WHIP on the season.
May 20 8:45 AM PT9:45 AM MT10:45 AM CT11:45 AM ET11:45 ET15:45 GMT23:45 8:45 AM MST10:45 AM EST11:15 AM VEN19:45 UAE10:45 AM CT-Joe Kelly did not allow a hit or walk in 1.0 scoreless inning as the Boston Red Sox lost to the Oakland Athletics 3-2 on Friday. Kelly struck out two, ending the game with a 1.74 ERA and 1.11 WHIP on the season.
May 18 9:24 AM PT10:24 AM MT11:24 AM CT12:24 PM ET12:24 ET16:24 GMT0:24 9:24 AM MST11:24 AM EST11:54 AM VEN20:24 UAE11:24 AM CT-Joe Kelly allowed one hit without giving up a run in 0.2 innings as the Boston Red Sox defeated the St. Louis Cardinals 5-4 on Wednesday. Kelly struck out one, ending the game with a 1.83 ERA and 1.17 WHIP on the season.
May 13 1:45 PM PT2:45 PM MT3:45 PM CT4:45 PM ET16:45 ET20:45 GMT4:45 1:45 PM MST3:45 PM EST4:15 PM VEN0:45 UAE (+1)3:45 PM CT-Joe Kelly allowed one hit without giving up a run in 1.0 inning as the Boston Red Sox defeated the Tampa Bay Rays 6-3 on Saturday. Kelly struck out two, ending the game with a 1.89 ERA and 1.16 WHIP on the season.
May 11 2:24 PM PT3:24 PM MT4:24 PM CT5:24 PM ET17:24 ET21:24 GMT5:24 2:24 PM MST4:24 PM EST4:54 PM VEN1:24 UAE (+1)4:24 PM CT-Joe Kelly allowed one hit without giving up a run in 1.0 inning as the Boston Red Sox defeated the Milwaukee Brewers 4-1 on Thursday. Kelly struck out one, ending the game with a 2.00 ERA and 1.17 WHIP on the season.
May 11 10:26 AM PT11:26 AM MT12:26 PM CT1:26 PM ET13:26 ET17:26 GMT1:26 10:26 AM MST12:26 PM EST12:56 PM VEN21:26 UAE12:26 PM CT-Joe Kelly did not allow a hit or walk in 1.0 scoreless inning as the Boston Red Sox lost to the Milwaukee Brewers 11-7 on Tuesday. Kelly did not strike out a batter, ending the game with a 2.12 ERA and 1.18 WHIP on the season.
May 7 4:17 PM PT5:17 PM MT6:17 PM CT7:17 PM ET19:17 ET23:17 GMT7:17 4:17 PM MST6:17 PM EST6:47 PM VEN3:17 UAE (+1)6:17 PM CT-Joe Kelly walked one and didn't allow a hit in 1.0 scoreless inning as the Boston Red Sox defeated the Minnesota Twins 17-6 on Sunday. Kelly did not strike out a batter, ending the game with a 2.25 ERA and 1.25 WHIP on the season.
May 1 6:53 AM PT7:53 AM MT8:53 AM CT9:53 AM ET9:53 ET13:53 GMT21:53 6:53 AM MST8:53 AM EST9:23 AM VEN17:53 UAE8:53 AM CT-Joe Kelly blew his first save, allowing one run on no hits and two walks in 0.2 innings, as the Boston Red Sox defeated the Chicago Cubs 6-2 on Sunday. Kelly did not strike out a batter, ending the game with a 2.70 ERA and 1.28 WHIP on the season.
Apr. 29 11:47 PM PT12:47 AM MT1:47 AM CT2:47 AM ET2:47 ET6:47 GMT14:47 11:47 PM MST1:47 AM EST2:17 AM VEN10:47 UAE1:47 AM CT-Joe Kelly allowed one run on two hits in 0.2 innings as the Boston Red Sox defeated the Chicago Cubs 5-4 on Friday. Kelly struck out one, ending the game with a 2.13 ERA and 1.18 WHIP on the season.
Apr. 8 11:32 AM PT12:32 PM MT1:32 PM CT2:32 PM ET14:32 ET18:32 GMT2:32 11:32 AM MST1:32 PM EST2:02 PM VEN22:32 UAE1:32 PM CT-Kelly won't be available for Saturday's game at Detroit due to an illness.
Analysis: Kelly is the latest casualty of a clubhouse flu bug that's also claimed Mookie Betts, Hanley Ramirez and fellow reliever Robbie Ross among its victims. Kelly did throw 14 pitches in Friday's loss to the Tigers, but walked two of the three batters he faced.

Regular Season

Pitching Statistics
Year Team W L Sv-Op G GS CG IP H R ER HR BB IBB K WHIP ERA
2012 StL 5 7 0 - 0 24 16 0 107.0 112 50 42 10 36 2 75 1.38 3.53
2013 StL 10 5 0 - 1 37 15 0 124.0 124 42 37 10 44 4 79 1.35 2.69
2014 StL 2 2 0 - 0 7 7 0 35.0 41 19 17 3 10 0 25 1.46 4.37
2014 Bos 4 2 0 - 0 10 10 0 61.1 47 29 28 5 32 0 41 1.29 4.11
2014 Tot 6 4 0 - 0 17 17 0 96.1 88 48 45 8 42 0 66 1.35 4.20
2015 Bos 10 6 0 - 0 25 25 0 134.1 145 76 72 15 49 0 110 1.44 4.82
2016 Bos 4 0 0 - 1 20 6 0 40.0 44 23 23 5 24 0 48 1.70 5.18
2017 Bos 3 1 0 - 4 40 0 0 41.0 31 11 11 2 19 1 31 1.22 2.41
Career 38 23 0 - 6 163 79 0 542.2 544 250 230 50 214 7 409 1.40 3.81

Hitting Statistics
Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2012 StL 29 33 3 5 2 0 0 2 0 13 0 0 .152 .152 .212
2013 StL 40 33 4 5 1 0 0 2 0 8 0 0 .152 .171 .182
2014 StL 7 12 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .167 .231 .250
2014 Bos 10 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 .500 .500 .500
2014 Tot 17 16 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 .250 .294 .313
2015 Bos 25 5 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 .200 .200 .200
Career 171 87 7 15 4 0 0 5 0 25 1 0 .172 .189 .218

Postseason

Pitching Statistics
Year Team Round W L Sv-Op G GS CG IP H R ER HR BB IBB K ERA
2012 StL Total 0 0 0 - 0 7 0 0 7.2 6 2 2 0 4 0 5 2.35
    LDS 0 0 0 - 0 3 0 0 3.2 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 0.00
    LCS 0 0 0 - 0 4 0 0 4.0 6 2 2 0 3 0 2 4.50
2013 StL Total 0 1 0 - 0 4 4 0 21.2 20 11 10 2 9 1 19 4.15
    LDS 0 0 0 - 0 1 1 0 5.1 5 3 2 0 4 1 5 3.38
    LCS 0 1 0 - 0 2 2 0 11.0 13 6 6 2 2 0 8 4.91
    WS 0 0 0 - 0 1 1 0 5.1 2 2 2 0 3 0 6 3.38
2016 Bos Total 0 0 0 - 0 3 0 0 3.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.00
    LDS 0 0 0 - 0 3 0 0 3.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.00
Career 0 1 0 - 0 14 4 0 33.0 26 13 12 2 13 1 27 3.27

Hitting Statistics
Year Team Round G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2013 StL Total 4 8 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 .125 .125 .125
    LDS 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .000 .000 .000
    LCS 2 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .250 .250 .250
    WS 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Career 14 8 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 .125 .125 .125


Pitching Velocity

Pitch TypePitchesMaxMinAvgPct
Fastball 481 102 93 99 64.3
Curveball 145 88 78 83.7 19.39
Slider 120 93 86 89.4 16.04
Changeup 2 87 84 85.5 .27

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