Jared Kelley

21-Year-Old PitcherP
Chicago White Sox A
2023 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Jared Kelley in 2023. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
$Signed a $3 million contract with the White Sox in June of 2020.
Back in action at Low-A
PChicago White Sox  A
April 17, 2022
Kelley (shoulder) worked three innings Thursday in his season debut in Low-A Kannapolis' 5-1 win over Down East. He gave up a run on one hit -- a solo home run -- and issued one walk while striking out two.
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Kelley was sidelined for the final month of the 2021 season with a right shoulder impingement, but he appears to have received a clean bill of health coming out of spring training. The 2020 second-round pick could be in line for an extended stay at Kannapolis to begin the 2022 campaign after he submitted a 6.86 ERA, 2.05 WHIP and 25:22 K:BB in 21 innings with the affiliate a season ago before sustaining the shoulder injury.
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2021 Fantasy Outlook
Most teams would have salivated over Kelley a decade ago, but now teams tend to avoid using premium picks on physically mature (6-foot-3, 230 pounds) prep righties with upper-90s fastballs. It's a very risky subset, both for health and performance reasons. The White Sox rolled the dice on Kelley, selecting him with the No. 47 overall pick last year. His fastball has double-plus velocity, but it lacks ideal movement. His low-80s changeup is arguably his best pitch. He generates his premium velocity without much effort, which is partly why he projects to have above-average command in pro ball. Kelley has had trouble spinning a breaking ball, but there are reports his slider has been steadily improving. He will need to stay on top of his diet and conditioning to avoid getting too big, and the breaking ball needs to emerge as a legitimate third pitch, but there's a small chance he ends up being special.
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Battling shoulder injury
PChicago White Sox  A
Shoulder
August 23, 2021
White Sox director of player development Chris Getz said that Kelley exited his start Sunday at Low-A Kannapolis in the first inning due to a right shoulder impingement, James Fegan of The Athletic reports.
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Comes off IL
PChicago White Sox  A
July 21, 2021
Low-A Kannapolis reinstated Kelley (elbow) from its 7-day injured list ahead of his scheduled start Wednesday in the first half of a doubleheader versus Fayetteville.
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Starts up rehab assignment
PChicago White Sox  A
Elbow
July 15, 2021
Kelley (elbow) made his first rehab appearance Saturday for the White Sox's rookie-level Arizona Complex League affiliate, recording two outs while surrendering three runs on two hits and three walks.
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Nursing elbow inflammation
PChicago White Sox  A
Elbow
June 17, 2021
Kelley (elbow) is building back up after being shut down with elbow inflammation in late May, Scott Merkin of MLB.com reports.
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Earns spot in roster pool
PChicago White Sox  A
August 2, 2020
The White Sox added Kelley to their 60-man roster pool Saturday.
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