Merrill Kelly

Tampa Bay Rays

Pitch Repertoire At-A-Glance

Merrill Kelly has thrown 27 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system in 2019, all of them occuring in Spring Training. In 2019, he has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (93mph), also mixing in a Curve (82mph), Change (88mph) and Sinker (92mph).

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Basic description of 2019 pitches compared to other RHP:
His fourseam fastball (take this with a grain of salt because he's only thrown 17 of them in 2019) is an extreme flyball pitch compared to other pitchers' fourseamers, has much less armside movement than typical, generates fewer whiffs/swing compared to other pitchers' fourseamers, has some natural sinking action and has essentially average velo. His curve (take this with a grain of salt because he's only thrown 4 of them in 2019) is basically never swung at and missed compared to other pitchers' curves, is much harder than usual, results in more flyballs compared to other pitchers' curves, has a sharp downward bite and has primarily 12-6 movement. His change (take this with a grain of salt because he's only thrown 4 of them in 2019) is basically never swung at and missed compared to other pitchers' changeups, is much firmer than usual, results in more flyballs compared to other pitchers' changeups and has an extreme amount of backspin. His sinker (take this with a grain of salt because he's only thrown 2 of them in 2019) is basically never swung at and missed compared to other pitchers' sinkers and is an extreme flyball pitch compared to other pitchers' sinkers.