How Dodgers hope to maximize Joe Kelly talent
In definite circles of the baseball game internet, location's a long-running joke that Joe Kelly has "large material." The wit location is clear: Kelly has elect velocity, averaging 98.1 mph, and he's got a large-looking high-spin curveball, but he's never had the results to match. He's got the tools, he's got the "material," and he's long since made the rotation-to-bullpen displacement that many failing starters make. It should have clicked by now. It hasn't, material or not. Or it hadn't, at least, until the 2018 playoffs. Kelly threw 11 1/3 innings during Boston's run to a World Series title, dramatic out 13 piece issue zero walks and allowing only a individual attained run. For a hurler with daily power issues -- his 11.2 percent walk rate was worsened than 90 percent of the different hurlers who threw at least 60 innings this year -- it was a arresting turnaround. It was only 11 1/3 innings, sure. But they were large innings.