Joe Kelly Height, Age, Net Worth

Quick Info Joe Kelly :

NameJoseph William Kelly Jr. 
NickNameJoe Kelly
Date of BirthJune 9, 1988
Age (2024)36 Years
NationalityUnited States
HomeTownAnaheim, California
Height6ft 1in
EducationCorona High School, University of California, Riverside
SpouseAshley Parks (m. 2013)
ParentsAndrea Valencia, Joe Kelly Sr.
Salary9 Million USD
Net Worth60-65 Million USD

Who is Joe Kelly ?

Joseph William Kelly Jr., born on June 9, 1988, is a prominent figure in American professional baseball, currently showcasing his talents as a pitcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers in Major League Baseball (MLB). Over the course of his career, he has garnered attention not only for his athletic prowess but also for his humorous antics both on and off the field.

Joe Kelly
Joe Kelly

Kelly’s journey in baseball began during his college years at the University of California, Riverside (UCR), where he transitioned from being an outfielder to a pitcher. His remarkable performance earned him recognition as the Big West Conference Pitcher of the Year in 2007, setting the stage for his future in the sport.

In the realm of professional baseball, Kelly’s career has been characterized by versatility, as he has adeptly served as both a starter and a reliever. He was drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals in the third round of the 2009 MLB draft, marking the commencement of his journey in the majors. Throughout his tenure with the Cardinals, Kelly showcased his talent on numerous occasions, contributing to the team’s success with his impressive performances on the mound.

Facts about Joe Kelly :

  • Son of former NFL player Joseph Kelly Sr.
  • Born in Anaheim, California.
  • Played baseball at the University of California, Riverside.
  • Originally an outfielder, converted to pitcher in college.
  • Named Big West Conference Pitcher of the Year in 2007 (Freshman year).
  • Drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 3rd round of the 2009 MLB draft.
  • Made his professional debut in 2009 with the Batavia Muckdogs (Short Season A).
  • Primarily a starting pitcher in the minor leagues (2010-2012).
  • Debuted in the majors in 2012 for the St. Louis Cardinals.
Joe Kelly
Joe Kelly
  • Won 5 games with a 3.53 ERA in his rookie season (2012).
  • Pitched in relief during the Cardinals’ 2012 Postseason run.
  • Became known as a “stopper” after being moved back to the starting rotation in 2013.
  • Had a 10-5 record and a 2.69 ERA in 2013 (including starts).
  • Memorable staredown with Dodgers outfielder Scott Van Slyke before Game 6 of the 2013 NLCS.
  • Started Game 3 of the 2013 World Series for the Cardinals.
  • Traded to the Red Sox in July 2014.
  • Guaranteed he would win the AL Cy Young Award in 2016 (but missed time with injuries).
  • Won 6 consecutive starts in August of 2015, becoming the first Red Sox pitcher since Pedro Martinez to do so in a month.
  • Known for his energetic personality and antics on and off the field.
  • Currently plays for the Los Angeles Dodgers (as of 2024).

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