Carson Kelly Fantasy Stats

#15 C  |  Detroit Tigers

Height / Weight 6'2"  /  212 lbs.
Date of Birth (Age) Jul 14, 1994 (30)
Experience 9 seasons
College None

Season Stats

Career 525 1486 178 332 66 2 52 199 165 352 3 0 .223 .308 .376 .683 2643.0

Game Log

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Last 10 37 5 8 1 0 2 8 4 7 0 0 .216 .302 .405 .708 76.0

Tigers Depth Chart


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Carson Kelly


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Andy Ibáñez


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Wenceel Pérez

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Zach McKinstry


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Keider Montero

Kenta Maeda

Jack Flaherty


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Carson Kelly News

Carson Kelly  • C  •  Tigers

Carson Kelly Scratched With Rib-Cage Soreness

Detroit Tigers catcher Carson Kelly (rib cage) has been scratched from Friday's starting lineup against the visiting Kansas City Royals with left rib-cage soreness. He will be available off the bench, however. In his place, Jake Rogers will start behind the plate and will bat eighth against Royals right-hander Seth Lugo. The fact that Kelly is available off the bench means that his injury probably isn't very serious, so the 29-year-old backstop could have a chance to return for Saturday's contest. The former second-round pick of the St. Louis Cardinals in 2012 is hitting just .205 (9-for-44) on the year with a homer and six RBI for Detroit. Rogers has been even worse, going 6-for-45 (.133) with a homer and two RBI, so DFS gamers should look elsewhere at the catcher position on Friday.
Apr 26   
Carson Kelly  • C  •  Tigers

Carson Kelly Likely To See Increased Role

Detroit Tigers catcher Carson Kelly has impressed the organization with his play during spring training. He has been a solid defender and is slashing .290/.353/.869 with two homers and five RBI this spring. Tigers manager A.J. Hinch recently said that Kelly could get a good chunk of playing time this season. Kelly was once a promising prospect, but he hasn't been able to put it all together at the MLB level. There have been flashes of solid play from Kelly, which is what has kept him around until now. Kelly is likely to split up the playing time with Jake Rogers behind the plate. That could make Kelly worth snagging in two-catcher formats or possibly AL-only leagues.
Mar 20   
Carson Kelly  • C  •  Diamondbacks

Carson Kelly Resting Sunday

Arizona Diamondbacks backstop Carson Kelly is missing from Sunday's lineup to take on Tanner Bibee and the Cleveland Guardians. The 28-year-old has only played four games this year after dealing with a forearm strain to begin the season. Kelly has yet to get a knock through 15 plate appearances. Gabriel Moreno, who was the starting catcher before Kelly returned, is in the lineup and batting seventh. The sophomore is running a strong .279 batting average and has added two homers, 13 runs, 24 RBI, and three steals across 55 games. Moreno will likely split catching duties with Kelly, limiting his value for the rest of 2023, but he's still a great asset in dynasty leagues.
Jun 18   
Carson Kelly  • C  •  Diamondbacks

Carson Kelly Activated, Starting Monday Versus Phillies

Arizona Diamondbacks catcher Carson Kelly (forearm) has been activated from the 60-day injured list to make his season debut Monday against Philadelphia Phillies left-hander Matt Strahm. Kelly suffered a right forearm fracture in spring training but will look to get started on the right foot after a down 2022 season. The 28-year-old hit just .211 with seven homers, two stolen bases, and a .616 OPS across 354 trips to the plate a season ago. A highly-regarded defender, Kelly will help youngster Gabriel Moreno along behind the plate after the 23-year-old handled a heavy workload to this point in the season. He will hit seventh and catch Tommy Henry Monday night in Arizona.
Jun 12   
Carson Kelly  • C  •  Diamondbacks

Carson Kelly Moved To 60-Day IL

Arizona Diamondbacks catcher Carson Kelly (forearm) was transferred to the 60-day injured list. This move is procedural, as he was already on the 10-day IL because of a right forearm fracture suffered during Spring Training. The 28-year-old had a down year in 2022, finishing with a .211 average with 71 strikeouts, so the update isn't alarming for most fantasy managers. Gabriel Moreno, batting .313 with 36 hits, 17 RBI, and 26 strikeouts in 35 games, will continue handling things behind the dish.
May 20   
Carson Kelly  • C  •  Diamondbacks

Carson Kelly To Miss Time With Fractured Forearm

Arizona Diamondbacks catcher Carson Kelly (forearm) has a fractured right forearm, according to manager Torey Lovullo. Kelly will obviously miss time, but the Diamondbacks haven't given a timetable for his return in 2023. He fractured his arm when he was hit by a pitch in a Cactus League game on Monday against the Chicago White Sox. Fantasy managers shouldn't be surprised if the 28-year-old backstop misses multiple months to open the 2023 regular season. With Kelly now sidelined for the foreseeable future, it makes Gabriel Moreno that much more attractive in two-catcher fantasy leagues after he was acquired from the Toronto Blue Jays in an offseason trade. Jose Herrera is likely to back Moreno up behind the plate.
Mar 21   
Carson Kelly  • C  •  Diamondbacks

Carson Kelly To Undergo Further Testing

Arizona Diamondbacks catcher Carson Kelly (forearm) was removed early during Monday's Cactus League matchup against the Chicago White Sox. He was hit in the hand by a pitch, but remained in the game to run the bases. Ultimately, Kelly was removed from the game as a precaution. The team plans on having Kelly undergo further testing to ensure there isn't a significant injury. The veteran catcher doesn't believe the injury is serious, but fantasy managers will have to wait until the tests come back.
Mar 21   
Carson Kelly  • C  •  Diamondbacks

Carson Kelly Goes Deep In Win Over Padres

Arizona Diamondbacks catcher Carson Kelly went 1-for-3 with a solo home run and a strikeout in the 4-0 shutout win over the San Diego Padres on Thursday night. The home run snapped a streak of 34 games without a long ball for the 28-year-old backstop. Kelly has found it tough sledding at the dish in 2022, hitting just .214/.297/.346 with seven home runs, 33 RBI, 36 runs scored and a stolen base in 266 at-bats for the Snakes. In the month of September, he's gone just 5-for-34 (.147) with a homer, two RBI, six runs scored and five strikeouts in 12 games. It's unlikely that Kelly will suddenly turn things around to finish the 2022 campaign.
Sep 16   
Carson Kelly  • C  •  Diamondbacks

Carson Kelly Drives In Four In Win Over Phillies

Arizona Diamondbacks catcher Carson Kelly led the charge on Monday night in the 13-7 win over the Philadelphia Phillies, going 2-for-4 with a double, four RBI, one walk and two strikeouts. Kelly's double with the bases loaded in the fourth inning cleared the bases. It was nice to see from the 28-year-old backstop, as he's hit .236 (17-for-72) with just one home run, 13 RBI, six runs scored and 13 strikeouts in 23 games in the month of August. Kelly is hitting under .200 in the last two weeks of action. Overall, he's slashing .221/.294/.363 with six round-trippers, 31 RBI, 28 runs scored and a stolen bases in 252 plate appearances and 73 games for the Snakes.
Aug 30   
Carson Kelly  • C  •  Diamondbacks

Carson Kelly Homers Sunday

Arizona Diamondbacks catcher Carson Kelly went deep Sunday for his first home run of the season. He also walked in four plate appearances, driving in two runs and scoring two more. Kelly has struggled to a .122/.173/.178 slash line with six RBI and seven runs scored in his first 95 plate appearances of the season, leaving him off the fantasy radar in one-catcher formats. Kelly did record a .754 OPS with 13 homers in 98 games during the 2021 season, so fantasy managers who are willing to speculate could find some production here if they are willing to be patient.
Jun 27