Date of Birth: 10/30/1987
Height: 6' 2" Weight: 190 lbs
Resides: Bluffton, SC
Kelly enters his first season with the Somerset Patriots and first in the Atlantic League. The righty appeared in 17 games with the Atlanta Braves in 2015, and struck out 10 batters over 16.2 innings of work. Kelly earned his 2015 promotion after he posted a 3-1 record with a 0.95 ERA and 13 saves in 24 appearances with Triple-A Gwinnett earlier that season. Additionally, Kelly began the 2015 campaign with Double-A Mississippi where he recorded nine saves and tossed 17.2 innings without allowing an earned run (0.00 ERA).
The Blufton, South Carolina resident began his professional career in the Pittsburgh Pirates organization. Kelly spent his first four seasons with the Pirates before he was traded three times during his fifth season, eventually landing with the San Diego Padres. There, he earned a promotion to Triple-A Tucson in both 2012 and 2013 after he posted a 4-1 record with a 2.66 ERA over 39 relief appearances with Double-A San Antonio in 2012.
Kelly spent the majority of his 2016 season with Vaqueros Laguna in the Mexican League. The Walters State Community College alumnus owns a 22-22 record with a 3.85 ERA and 57 saves in 289 games in the minors over his nine-year career, including a combined 2.73 ERA over 44 games at the Triple-A level.
|44||Fox Beyer||First Base Coach|
|11||Cory Domel||Pitching Coach|
|6||Glen Barker||Third Base Coach|