Antwone Kelly

ANTWONE KELLY, RIGHT HANDED PITCHER
Born: September 1, 2003
Height: 5’10”
Weight: 183
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Signed: Int’l Free Agent, 2021, Pittsburgh Pirates
How Acquired: International Free Agent
Country: Aruba
Agent: N/A

WTM’s PLAYER PROFILE
The Pirates signed Kelly out of Aruba.  He’s short for a RHP, but after he signed his fastball jumped to the mid-90s.  He also throws a curve.

2021
DSL:  1-2-0, 4.14 ERA, 1.35 WHIP, 37.0 IP, 3.4 BB/9, 9.5 K/9

Pitching as a starter, Kelly had a solid debut in the DSL, with good walk and K rates.  He improved significantly after struggling in his first few starts; in his last nine, he had an ERA of 2.87.

2022
R:  0-1-0, 2.31 ERA, 1.29 WHIP, 23.1 IP, 3.9 BB/9, 11.2 K/9

Kelly pitched mostly in relief in the FCL.  He put up good numbers overall, but he got on a strong run over his last six games.  In 16 innings, he gave up one run, nine hits and five walks, and fanned 22.

Kelly’s 2022 season was very promising.  In both seasons, he’s improved a lot as the summer went on.  He’ll be interesting to watch at Bradenton.

CONTRACT INFORMATION
2023: Minor League Contract
PLAYER INFORMATION
Signing Bonus: N/A
MiLB Debut: 2021
MLB Debut: N/A
MiLB FA Eligible:2027
MLB FA Eligible: N/A
Rule 5 Eligible: 2025
Added to 40-Man: N/A
Options Remaining: 3
MLB Service Time: 0.000
TRANSACTIONS
January 15, 2021: Signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates as an international free agent.