By The Baseball Beginnings Guy
May 31, 2009
Joe Kelly, RHP
UC Riverside (2009 Draft)
Games Seen: 1, Innings Pitched: 2
PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Medium build, average height, rangy and athletic frame. Long arms and fingers, narrow legs.
STRENGTHS: Loose and easy arm action and delivery. Smooth and explosive tendencies, FB tops 94, average 92-93. Power Slider 87-88, improving, occasional bite. Above-average athlete for pitcher. Closer mentality.
WEAKNESSES: Inexperience; sometimes falls out of mechanics and front opens. Must develop consistency – correctable with innings and instruction.
SUMMARY: Live arm and great makeup for closer. Father former professional football player. Only third full year as a pitcher. Just scratching the surface. Should become two-pitch closer at ML level.
Overall Future Potential: 56