Merrill Kelly

Arizona Diamondbacks

Pitch Repertoire At-A-Glance

Merrill Kelly has thrown 2,036 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system in 2019, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and Spring Training. In 2019, he has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (92mph) and Curve (81mph), also mixing in a Cutter (90mph), Change (86mph) and Sinker (91mph).

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 and is slightly harder than usual. His cutter generates fewer whiffs/swing compared to other pitchers' cutters, has good "rise", results in somewhat more flyballs compared to other pitchers' cutters and has slightly above average velo. His change has a lot of backspin and is slightly firmer than usual. His sinker generates a high number of swings & misses compared to other pitchers' sinkers and results in many more groundballs compared to other pitchers' sinkers.