Jarred Kelenic Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 0" / 196 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 7/16/1999 (22)
Jarred Kelenic Season Stats
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Jarred Kelenic News
The Seattle Mariners optioned outfielder Jarred Kelenic to Triple-A Tacoma on Friday among a slew of roster moves. The team also activated reliever Sergio Romo (shoulder) from the injured list, called up outfielder Steven Souza Jr. and infielder Mike Ford from the minors, claimed right-hander Adrian Sampson off waivers, optioned left-hander Danny Young and outfielder Stuart Fairchild to the minors and designated right-hander Yohan Ramirez for assignment. Kelenic, a former top prospect, has struggled mightily to the tune of a .140/.219/.291 slash line with 36 strikeouts, three home runs, 10 RBI and four stolen bases in his first 30 games for the M's. The 22-year-old left-handed hitter still has plenty of upside and should be back in the bigs eventually, but the Mariners will hope he can get back on track in the minors first.
Seattle Mariners outfielder Jarred Kelenic isn't in the starting lineup on Wednesday. The Mariners will take on the Philadelphia Phillies and left-hander Bailey Falter but will do so with Kelenic on the bench. The outfielder is batting .141 with a .221 on-base percentage, three home runs, and four stolen bases in 95 plate appearances this season. Instead, Dylan Moore will get the start in right field. Moore is batting eighth on Wednesday. For the season, he's hitting .192 with a .323 on-base percentage, a home run, and a stolen base in 32 plate appearances. Fantasy managers are probably better off looking elsewhere for streaming help in the outfield.
Seattle Mariners outfielder Jarred Kelenic hit a pinch-hit two-run homer on Friday night in the Mariners' 8-7 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays. New York Mets legend Kelenic is off to a slow start in 2022, slashing just .139/.222/.319 with three homers and 10 RBI over 25 games and 72 at-bats. Kelenic struggled in 2021 as well when he slashed just .181/.265/.350, while hitting 14 homers to go with 43 RBI. Hopefully, Friday's homer can jump-start Kelenic's bat and he starts to realize his elite potential. Managers in redraft formats should remain patient with the 22-year old realizing that the season is only 15% old.
Jarred Kelenic was bad in 2021 and there's no sugarcoating a .181/.265/.350 triple-slash line across 377 PAs. The well-regarded 22-year-old hit a solid 14 HR for the Mariners but otherwise didn't do much. The good news is that Kelenic is almost certainly better than this. He destroyed Triple-A pitching to the tune of a .320/.392/.624 line with nine homers and six steals in just 143 PAs, so there probably isn't much more seasoning that can take place on the farm. His 28.1 K% at the big league level was alarming, but his underlying 11.8 SwStr% and 32.8% chase rate suggest that he deserved a better rate. A 9.5 BB% as a rookie also portends a productive career. Likewise, you have to figure that his .216 BABIP is due for positive regression, especially if he can bring his 15.6 LD% up. That said, Kelenic hit just 8.1% of his grounders to the opposite field last season, suggesting that the shift will always take a bite out of his BABIP. His Statcast power metrics weren't fantastic either, clocking in with an average exit velocity of 92.7 mph on airborne batted balls and a 9.9% rate of Brls/BBE. Kelenic will probably be a good player in 2022, but he has limitations that may prevent his rosiest projections from becoming reality. That makes him a bit of a wild card at an ADP of 133.99.