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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
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Birth Date7-14-1994
Height6' 2"
Weight220 lbs
Age22 years, 4 months, 18 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
2012
2013
2014
2015
-0.12016
WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB BB SO HBP SF SH RBI SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2016 SLN 21 10 14 13 1 2 1 0 0 3 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 .154 .214 .231 .204 -0.4 -0.2 -0.1
Career10141312100302100100.154.214.231.204-0.4-0.2-0.1

Statistics for All Levels

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YEAR Team Lg G PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
2012 JCY Rk 56 225 .228 .245 .317 .364 .000 .228 112 -8.3 7.0 0.3 -6.8 -0.9 -2.0 -0.8 -2.0 -0.8
2013 PEO A 43 168 .242 .248 .322 .362 .000 .248 103 -3.1 4.7 -0.5 -4.6 0.2 1.3 -0.3 1.3 -0.3
2013 SCO A- 70 299 .260 .254 .322 .360 .000 .301 111 0 7.6 0.7 -8.7 -0.9 7.4 -0.1 7.4 -0.1
2014 PEO A 98 415 .264 .249 .317 .366 .000 .274 92 1.9 11.8 4.3 -0.7 -2.2 15.9 1.6 15.9 1.6
2015 PMB A+ 108 419 .223 .245 .308 .329 .000 .239 96 -15.4 11.3 6.4 1.3 -1.0 1.2 0.3 1.2 0.3
2016 SLN MLB 10 14 .204 .264 .344 .415 .285 .182 103 -0.8 0.4 0.2 -0.2 -0.2 -0.4 -0.1 -0.4 -0.1
2016 SFD AA 64 236 .283 .247 .309 .374 .257 .339 97 5.3 6.4 3.6 8.7 -0.9 14.4 2.5 14.4 2.5
2016 MEM AAA 32 126 .261 .263 .324 .402 .262 .340 96 0.2 3.5 2.2 2.5 -0.1 5.8 0.9 5.8 0.9
2016 GDD Wnt 21 94 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .264 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2012 JCY Rk 225 24 48 10 0 9 25 10 33 0 0 .225 .263 .399 .174 .228 -2.0 -6.8 -0.8
2013 SCO A- 299 35 75 16 1 4 32 20 31 1 0 .277 .340 .387 .111 .260 7.4 -8.7 -0.1
2013 PEO A 168 18 32 6 0 2 13 13 25 0 0 .219 .288 .301 .082 .242 1.3 -4.6 -0.3
2014 PEO A 415 41 90 17 4 6 49 37 54 1 0 .248 .326 .366 .118 .264 15.9 -0.7 1.6
2015 PMB A+ 419 30 85 18 1 8 51 22 64 0 0 .219 .263 .332 .113 .223 1.2 1.3 0.3
2016 MEM AAA 126 14 33 10 0 0 14 11 17 0 0 .292 .352 .381 .088 .261 5.8 2.5 0.9
2016 SFD AA 236 29 62 7 0 6 18 14 46 0 1 .287 .338 .403 .116 .283 14.4 8.7 2.5
2016 SLN MLB 14 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 .154 .214 .231 .077 .204 -0.4 -0.2 -0.1
2016 GDD Wnt 94 12 22 4 0 3 18 13 4 2 0 .286 .387 .455 .169 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT CSAA_CHANCES CSAA_RT
2016 43 0.4884 0.4651 0.7500 0.7619 0.1818 0.7500 0.7500 0.2500 0 0.000000
Career430.48840.46510.750.76190.18180.750.750.2500

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2016 SLN $

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 29 dCAA Sports1 year (2016)

Details
  • 1 year (2016). Contract selected by St. Louis 9/4/16.
  • Drafted by St. Louis 2012 (2-86) (Westview HS, Portland, Ore.). $1.6M signing bonus ($0.5743M slot).

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BP Articles

Carson Kelly is referenced in the following articles.

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This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of November 16thMauricio Rubio2016-11-17
This article requires BP Premium accessNotes from the Field: AFL UpdateMauricio Rubio2016-11-11
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of November 4-6thMark Anderson2016-11-07
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: AFL Games of October 11thMauricio Rubio2016-10-12
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Feature: AFL Preview: Glendale Desert DogsSteve Givarz2016-10-10
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Feature: AFL Preview: Glendale Desert DogsWilson Karaman2016-10-10
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Feature: AFL Preview: Glendale Desert DogsMauricio Rubio2016-10-10
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDynasty Dynamics: The Barren Land of Fantasy BackstopsBen Carsley2016-09-15
The GM Trade Game!: Let's Trade For Julio TeheranBen Carsley2016-07-28
The GM Trade Game!: Let's Trade For Julio TeheranBP Staff2016-07-28
Some Projection Left: Prospect-For-Prospect Trades, Or Baseball's Fourth WallChristopher Crawford2016-07-21
This article requires BP Premium accessWeekly Wrap: July 15, 2016Will Haines2016-07-15
This article requires BP Premium accessNotes from the Field: The Futures Game: US RosterWilson Karaman2016-07-12
This article requires BP Premium accessNotes from the Field: The Futures Game: World RosterChristopher Crawford2016-07-11
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDynasty Dynamics: Futures Game Preview: U.S. TeamBen Carsley2016-07-06
2016 Futures Game Preview: The US RosterBP Prospect Staff2016-06-29
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFive to Watch: Double-A HittersGreg Wellemeyer2016-06-07
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Thursday, May 26thMark Anderson2016-05-27
This article requires BP Premium accessWho to Watch: Texas LeagueKit House2016-04-14
2016 Prospects: St. Louis Cardinals Top 10 ProspectsBP Prospect Staff2016-01-28
2016 Prospects: St. Louis Cardinals Top 10 ProspectsChristopher Crawford2016-01-28
Get to Know: Catcher ProspectsBen Carsley2016-01-13
This article requires BP Premium accessNotes from the Field: August 26, 2015Jeff Moore2015-08-26
This article requires BP Premium accessNotes from the Field: August 26, 2015Wilson Karaman2015-08-26
This article requires BP Premium accessMonday Morning Ten Pack: August 17, 2015BP Prospect Staff2015-08-17
This article requires BP Premium accessNotes from the Field: August 5, 2015Mark Anderson2015-08-05
This article requires BP Premium accessNotes from the Field: August 5, 2015Brendan Gawlowski2015-08-05
This article requires BP Premium accessNotes from the Field: August 5, 2015Jeff Moore2015-08-05
This article requires BP Premium accessSome Projection Left: Ask the Industry: CatchersChristopher Crawford2015-05-28
Eyewitness Accounts: April 23, 2015BP Prospect Staff2015-04-23
This article requires BP Premium accessMonday Morning Ten Pack: April 13, 2015BP Prospect Staff2015-04-13
This article requires BP Premium accessLeague Preview Series: Florida State League Jeff Moore2015-03-27
2015 Prospects: 2015 Organizational RankingsMark Anderson2015-02-17
2015 Prospects: 2015 Organizational RankingsBP Prospect Staff2015-02-17
2015 Prospects: 2015 Organizational RankingsJeff Moore2015-02-17
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessGet to Know: Catcher ProspectsCraig Goldstein2015-01-07
This article requires BP Premium access2015 Prospects: St. Louis Cardinals Top 10 ProspectsNick J. Faleris2014-11-24
This article requires BP Premium access2015 Prospects: St. Louis Cardinals Top 10 ProspectsBP Prospect Staff2014-11-24
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Tuesday, May 27Jeff Moore2014-05-28
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Weekend Games of April 11-13Jeff Moore2014-04-14
Prospects Will Break Your Heart: 2014 Organizational RankingsJason Parks2014-02-26
This article requires BP Premium accessPerfect Game Presents: Before They Were Pros: NL CentralDavid Rawnsley2014-02-10
This article requires BP Premium accessPerfect Game Presents: Before They Were Pros: NL CentralTodd Gold2014-02-10
This article requires BP Premium accessPerfect Game Presents: Before They Were Pros: NL CentralPatrick Ebert2014-02-10
This article requires BP Premium accessProspects Will Break Your Heart: St. Louis Cardinals Top 10 ProspectsJason Parks2014-02-07
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessGet to Know: Catcher ProspectsBen Carsley2014-01-15
This article requires BP Premium accessProspects Will Break Your Heart: St. Louis Cardinals Top 10 ProspectsJason Parks2013-02-01


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2015-02-18 19:00:00 (link to chat)This is Carson Kelly's 2nd season st catcher. Assuming the Cardinals promote him to Palm Beach, what can Cardinals fans expect from him at the plate? Is he a guy we can see on top 100 prospect lists next season?
(shahekee from Urbana, IL)
I think Kelly is a slow mover, particularly with the transition from third base. I don't think he's a top 100 guy in 2016. (Brendan Gawlowski)
2014-12-18 15:00:00 (link to chat)Speaking of Molinas, Yadier M was starting to show some wear and tear this past year, and he won't last forever. Any ideas what the Cardinals do to prepare for a post-Molina future? There isn't much catching talent in their farm system, as far as I can see.
(Bill from New Mexico)
I don't know that they have to address it. Lining up future options isn't always the best use of your assets. Impact catchers are hard to find, but you can live with a fair number of guys behind the plate, especially if you truly value defense. Carson Kelly converted from 3B to catcher and while the numbers aren't eyepopping, scouts tend to like him a little bit. They'll probably cross that bridge when they get closer to it, if not when they come to it. (Craig Goldstein)
2014-11-04 18:00:00 (link to chat)Any info on the Cardinals' attempts to develop an in-house catching backup for Yadier Molina who's better than Tony Cruz (which isn't a very high bar)? Does Carson Kelly have a realistic chance of becoming adequate? Are there others I don't know about? Yadi isn't going to last forever...
(Bill from New Mexico)
I do think Kelly has some potential to help at the MLB level, but it could still take a while for him to get there. I've heard encouraging reports on the early progress he's made behind the plate, and I there is hope for the bat. Kelly may arrive in time to help the transition from Molina, but I'm not sure he's going to be ready in time to be a viable backup instead of Cruz in the short term. (Mark Anderson)
2014-05-13 11:00:00 (link to chat)Do you think Carson Kelly can develop into a major league regular at catcher?
(Tony from Work)
Absolutely, I really like that kid. (Jason Parks)
2014-02-10 13:00:00 (link to chat)What is your talk on Carson Kelly one of the 18 NRI for STL? What is his ceiling? Where do you see him ending up this year?
(Bwilkins10 from Portland)
The Cardinals are moving him behind the plate, so there's a process that needs to unfold there. I'll get a good look at his progress behind the plate in the next month, as Jupiter is the closest park to where I live. Heard great things about his makeup, so that bodes well for making the transition. (Jeff Moore)
2013-01-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)Which of the young prep 3B from the 2012 draft do you like more, Carson Kelly or Rio Ruiz?
(McLuvin from Honolulu, HI)
Both have some warts as corner profiles, but give me Ruiz (assuming future health) due to the chance for a slightly better glove. (Nick Faleris)


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Advanced Catching Metrics

Year Lg Framing Chances CSAA Framing Runs Blocking Chances EPAA Blocking Runs SB Attempts SRAA TRAA Throwing Runs FRAA Adj. FRAA
2014 afx 0 .000 0.0 3610 .001 -0.5 103 -.005 -.002 0.3 -0.2 0.0
2015 afa 0 .000 0.0 4286 -.001 1.3 78 -.011 -.012 0.9 2.2 0.0
2016 aaa 2440 .007 2.7 0 .000 0.0 22 .007 .000 -0.1 2.6 0.0
2016 aax 4077 .014 9.8 0 .000 0.0 54 -.002 -.011 0.2 10.0 0.0
2016 mlb 229 -.004 -0.1 123 -.000 0.0 0 .000 -.003 0.0 -0.1 0.0

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