St. Louis Cardinals
Career W-L
22-20
 
Career ERA
3.78
Name  Joe Kelly
Born  6/9/1988
Height  6-1
Weight  175
Number  56
Position  SP
Bats  R
Throws  R
5/25/2015 4:36:00 PM
Description: Red Sox starter Joe Kelly had an ugly outing Monday versus Minnesota.
Insight: Kelly lasted just 1 2/3 innings and allowed seven runs on eight hits and one walked. He did not strike out a batter and now owns a 6.24 ERA this season.
 
5/20/2015 10:54:00 PM
Description: Red Sox starter Joe Kelly picked up his first victory of the season.
Insight: Kelly went seven innings and allowed two runs on seven hits and one walk, while striking out seven. He is now 1-3 with a 5.13 ERA.
 
5/15/2015 1:04:00 AM
Description: Red Sox starter Joe Kelly pitched 6 1/3 solid innings as he allowed just one run on five hits in the, 2-1, victory over the Mariners on Thursday.
Insight: Kelly received the no-decision because Boston scored the winning run in the ninth, but it was encouraging to see him pitch well. He is 1-2 with a 5.58 ERA, 1.34 WHIP and 36 strikeouts in 40 1/3 innings this season.
 
4/27/2015 8:43:00 PM
Description: Red Sox starter Joe Kelly pitched six innings Monday versus Toronto.
Insight: He gave up five runs on five hits and three walks, but did strike out 10. Kelly now owns a 4.94 ERA.
 
4/22/2015 9:11:00 PM
Description: Red Sox starter Joe Kelly went five innings Wednesday against the Rays.
Insight: He allowed five runs on eight hits and one walk, while striking out seven. Kelly has a 4.08 ERA overall.
 
4/11/2015 4:40:00 PM
Description: Red Sox starter Joe Kelly pitched seven innings, allowing just one run versus the Yankees on Saturday.
Insight: Kelly allowed only one hit as well with eight strikeouts and two walks. Kelly wasn't drafted in many leagues, but that's a great way to start the season.
 
4/11/2015 10:25:00 AM
Description: Red Sox starter Joe Kelly (biceps tightness) is expected to be activated from the 15-day disabled list and start on Saturday against the Yankees.
Insight: Kelly had two very good seasons in St. Louis, but disappointed fantasy owners and Red Sox fans in 2014 with a 6-4 record, but a high 4.20 ERA and 1.346 WHIP.
 
4/3/2015 4:05:00 PM
Description: Red Sox starter Joe Kelly (biceps tightness) has been placed on the disabled list.
Insight: Kelly had two very good seasons in St. Louis, but disappointed fantasy owners and Red Sox fans in 2014 with a 6-4 record, but a high 4.20 ERA and 1.346 WHIP. This isn't the best way to start a bounce-back season.
 
3/16/2015 4:40:00 PM
Description: Red Sox starter Joe Kelly was forced to leave Monday's game with biceps tightness.
Insight: It is being called mild, and Boston is likely just being cautious. Kelly should be ready for Opening Day.
 
9/21/2014 6:43:00 PM
Description: Red Sox starter Joe Kelly goes seven innings to earn his third victory for Boston.
Insight: He pitched well, going seven innings and allowing only two runs, while striking out five. Kelly is now 3-2 with the Sox, and has lowered his ERA to 4.00. At 26-years-old, Kelly could prove to be a steal moving forward.
 
8/22/2014 10:23:00 PM
Description: Red Sox starter Joe Kelly threw five scoreless one-hit innings Friday against the Mariners, but he was removed after 88 pitches for precautionary reasons, according to Ian Browne of mlb.com.
Insight: No word yet on what Kelly is dealing with. The right-hander has a 4.09 ERA, a 1.45 WHIP and a 14/16 K/BB in 22 innings with Boston. He's always put a lot of men on base (career 1.39 WHIP), but he's not going to be able to work out of jams as often in the American League.
 
8/12/2014 10:24:00 PM
Description: Joe Kelly has posted a 2.08 ERA in two starts with the Red Sox.
Insight: However, he's walked seven batters while fanning six over 13 innings in those starts. Kelly has managed to post a career ERA in the low threes even though his career WHIP is close to 1.40. This year hasn't been much different (3.75 ERA, 1.38 WHIP).
 
7/31/2014 12:54:00 PM
Description: The Cardinals have traded Joe Kelly to the Red Sox along with Allen Craig in a deal for John Lackey.
Insight: Kelly has a 4.37 ERA this season and a 3.25 ERA in 266 career innings, but his WHIP is 1.38. He won't have fantasy value in the AL.
 
7/11/2014 4:06:00 PM
Description: Cardinals pitcher Joe Kelly (hamstring) has been activated from the 60-day disabled list.
Insight: Kelly, who strained his left hamstring on April 16, will get the start Friday against Milwaukee. He's 1-1 this season with a 0.59 ERA and 1.239 WHIP in three starts.
 
6/23/2014 8:43:00 PM
Description: Cardinals pitcher Joe Kelly (hamstring) will begin a rehab assignment Friday, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
Insight: Kelly strained his left hamstring on April 16. He'll try to get his pitch count up to 60 pitches Friday and will need at least one more rehab start after that. He could be ready to rejoin the rotation in the second week of July.
 
5/8/2014 3:18:00 PM
Description: Cardinals GM John Mozeliak said Wednesday in an appearance on The Jim Edmonds and Tim McKernan Show on CBS Sports 920 that right-hander Joe Kelly hasn't made progress with his hamstring injury and could be out until June.
Insight: He strained his left hamstring on April 16. Tyler Lyons has made five appearances (three starts) since Kelly went down and is 0-2 with a 3.43 ERA and a 1.05 WHIP. Jaime Garcia is due back soon and likely will take the fifth spot in the rotation from Lyons.
 
4/17/2014 7:49:00 PM
Description: Cardinals starter Joe Kelly has been placed on the 15-day disabled list.
Insight: He strained his left hamstring pitching in Wednesday's game against Milwaukee. Tyler Lyons is expected to take over for Kelly (1-1, 0.59 ERA) in the starting rotation.
 
4/16/2014 5:15:00 PM
Description: St. Louis right-hander Joe Kelly was diagnosed with a strained hamstring after leaving Wednesday's start against Milwaukee. SOURCE: Jim Hayes, Fox Sports Midwest
Insight: He's on his way back to St. Louis for further testing. We're already hearing Tyler Lyons (1-0, 4.50 ERA in two starts for Triple-A Memphis) could start in his place Monday versus New York.
 
4/16/2014 2:52:00 PM
Description: Cardinals starter Joe Kelly exited his start on Wednesday afternoon with left hamstring tightness, according to Jenifer Langosch of mlb.com.
Insight: Kelly suffered the injury while trying to beat out a bunt. He gave up one unearned run in four innings and has a 0.59 ERA through three starts.
 
4/5/2014 10:13:00 PM
Description: Cardinals fifth starter Joe Kelly worked around six hits and four walks in 5 1/3 innings to get a 6-1 win Saturday at Pittsburgh.
Insight: Working out of jams is nothing new for Kelly -- he posted a 3.08 ERA in the last two seasons despite carrying a 1.37 WHIP. Kelly doesn't strike out many batters and his high WHIP makes him a pitcher best left on the free agent wire in mixed leagues.