A reunion for Joe Kelly and the Cardinals could be beneficial for both parties. Kelly still has many fans in St. Louis and he’s looking for an opportunity to continue his career.
Kelly has been using his unique pitching style and intriguing personality to help the Los Angeles Dodgers. In 2021, he was 2-0 with with two saves in 48 games in 44 innings. He had 50 strikeouts and has a 33.7% called strike out rate.
Kelly’s pitching arsenal includes a curveball, sinker, change up and a four-seam fastball. Kelly’s curveball averages 87.1 mph with a 62% active spin. The sinker averages 97.7 mph with a 93% active spin. Kelly’s change up averages 86.9 mph with a 98% active spin. The fastball averages 97.5 with a 94% active spin.
He has induced 58.9% ground balls and would greatly benefit from reuniting with Yadier Molina, as well as a greatly improved defense from his previous time with the Cardinals.