Merrill Kelly

Tampa Bay Rays

Pitch Repertoire At-A-Glance

Merrill Kelly has thrown 1,102 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), also mixing in a Curve (80mph), Sinker (91mph), Change (86mph) and Cutter (89mph).

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 sinker generates a high number of swings & misses compared to other pitchers' sinkers and results in many more groundballs compared to other pitchers' sinkers. His change has a lot of backspin and is slightly firmer than usual. His cutter is basically never swung at and missed compared to other pitchers' cutters, results in somewhat more flyballs compared to other pitchers' cutters and has strong cutting action.