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Casey Kelly

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Casey Kelly
Name: Casey Patrick Kelly
Born: Oct 4, 1989 in Sarasota, FL
High School: Sarasota (Fla.) HS
Ht.: 6'3" / Wt.: 215 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
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Career292.219.282.3364
Drafted in the 1st round (30th overall) by the Boston Red Sox in 2008 (signed for $3,000,000)
A tremendous athlete with professional bloodlines, Kelly is committed to play quarterback and shortstop at Tennessee. He is the son of Pat Kelly, who played briefly in the big leagues in 1980 and is a longtime minor league manager, and he is fundamentally sound on the baseball field. His defensive actions are advanced and he has the hands and arm strength to stay at shortstop now. However, as he develops, Kelly may outgrow the position, leading to a move to third base. At the plate, Kelly is somewhat raw and his production is still a projection for scouts. He has raw power due to his size and will need to improve his ability to make consistent contact. While he prefers playing shortstop, many scouts like his repertoire on the mound as much, if not better, than his skills as a position player. With a fastball that sits in the low to mid-90s and one of the nation's best hammer curveballs, Kelly is a safe pick in that if he doesn't pan out in the field, he could be successful on the mound. However, with his commitment to Tennessee and his desire to play shortstop, signability could become an issue.
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