The Book on Casey Kelly
Prospect Info and Scouting Report
Casey Kelly / RHP, SD
Sarasota, FL, USA
School: Sarasota HS FL
175 | 9/1/2013
ScoutingBook Combine Ranking (4/17/2014): #127
MLB.com/MiLB.com Season Preview: #87
Scout.com/FOX Sports: #89
ESPN: Unranked or n/a
Minor League Ball (Sickels): Unranked or n/a
Baseball America 2014: Unranked or n/a
Baseball Prospectus: Unranked or n/a
Total professional at-bats: .
Total professional innings pitched: .
Casey Kelly is big, strong pitcher who came to San Diego from Boston in the Adrian Gonzalez trade. Young Kelly is already 6-3 and 200lbs, with more size and strength to come as he fills out.
He took an uncomfortable step backwards with the Red Sox back in 2010, which probably precipitated their sudden willingness to part with the once-untouchable asset, but his stuff is still there, just waiting for his ability to catch up: Kelly's fastball was rated the best heatuh in the Red Sox system in 2010. And so was his curve. And so was his changeup. Put all that together with his plus control, and it seems pretty clear we're looking at a possible Padres success story. Like any pitching prospect, he needs luck on his side to stay healthy, and if he gets that, he'll be a solid number two or three starter, and maybe even a future ace.
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News and Notes
3/14/2013 by KDaddy
According to SI, Casey Kelly, suffering right elbow discomfort, is being temporarily shut down and evaluated, and may require TJ surgery. We'll know more in a few days, but right now this knocks the already-delayed prospect's coming-out by at least a few months, and perhaps eighteen.
8/28/2012 by DataBoy
Finally making his long-awaited MLB debut, Padre prize Casey Kelly held the very hot Atlanta Braves to three hits in six and a third innings of work last night. Kelly struck out four, walked two, and helped his own cause with his first MLB hit, a clean single up the middle with two outs in the fifth.