Merrill Kelly

Arizona Diamondbacks

Pitch Repertoire At-A-Glance

Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2020, Merrill Kelly threw 3,143 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system in 2019, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and Spring Training. In 2019, he relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (92mph) and Curve (81mph), also mixing in a Cutter (90mph), Change (86mph) and Sinker (92mph).

BETA Feature:
Basic description of 2019 pitches compared to other RHP:
His fourseam fastball has less armside movement than typical, has essentially average velo and results in somewhat more flyballs compared to other pitchers' fourseamers. His curve has a sharp downward bite, is slightly harder than usual and results in somewhat more groundballs compared to other pitchers' curves. His cutter has slightly above average velo. His change has a lot of backspin, is slightly firmer than usual and results in somewhat more flyballs compared to other pitchers' changeups. His sinker generates a high number of swings & misses compared to other pitchers' sinkers and results in somewhat more groundballs compared to other pitchers' sinkers.