Michael Kelly

Cleveland Guardians

Pitch Repertoire At-A-Glance

Although they have not thrown an MLB pitch in 2023, Michael Kelly threw 231 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system in 2022, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and Spring Training. In 2022, they relied primarily on their Slider (83mph) and Fourseam Fastball (95mph), also mixing in a Cutter (88mph). He also rarely threw a Change (86mph) and Curve (79mph).


In 2022, compared to other RHP:
His slider sweeps across the zone, has exceptional depth and is an extreme flyball pitch compared to other pitchers' sliders. His fourseam fastball has much less armside movement than typical, has some natural sinking action, results in somewhat more flyballs compared to other pitchers' fourseamers and has slightly above average velo. His cutter generates an extremely high number of swings & misses compared to other pitchers' cutters, has heavy sink, results in more flyballs compared to other pitchers' cutters and has strong cutting action. His change (take this with a grain of salt because he's only thrown 4 of them in 2022) is basically never swung at and missed compared to other pitchers' changeups, has surprising cut action, results in more flyballs compared to other pitchers' changeups, is slightly firmer than usual and has some natural sink to it. His curve (take this with a grain of salt because he's only thrown 3 of them in 2022) is basically never swung at and missed compared to other pitchers' curves and results in more flyballs compared to other pitchers' curves.