Carson Kelly

Carson Kelly

28-Year-Old CatcherC
Arizona Diamondbacks
60-Day IL
Injury Forearm
Est. Return 6/12/2023
2023 Fantasy Outlook
Kelly once again served as Arizona's primary backstop in 2022, but he had a disappointing offensive campaign .211/.282/.343 slash line, seven home runs and 35 RBI in 104 games. He was still a plus defender but struggled to square up the ball, as evidenced by his 5.2 percent barrel rate. Kelly produced an .826 OPS in 2019 during his first season with the Diamondbacks, but he's been inconsistent at the plate over the past few years. Kelly appeared primed to open 2023 as Arizona's starting backstop once again, but that was before the organization acquired arguably the best catching prospect in baseball, Gabriel Moreno, from Toronto for Daulton Varsho. The pair could split playing time early in 2023, but in practice Kelly should operate as the Diamondbacks' secondary catcher. Still, he should see his fair share of starts with Moreno set for his first full season in the majors. Read Past Outlooks
RANKSFrom Preseason
#494
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$Signed a one-year, $4.28 million contract with the Diamondbacks in January of 2023.
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