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Jul 11, 2024 1 2 1 1 9
Jul 9, 2024 1 1 0 1 2.5
Jul 6, 2024 1 0 0 1 4
Jul 5, 2024 1 0 0 0 -0.5
Jul 3, 2024 1 1 1 4

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After getting released by Arizona during the 2023 season, Carson Kelly came over to Detroit and enjoyed limited offensive success in a reserve role. Across 19 games with the Tigers, the catcher batted just .173 with a .271 on-base percentage. Kelly has never been much of an offensive threat during his career with just a .221 batting average over eight MLB seasons. The 29-year-old has at least displayed some power in the past, as he recorded 13 home runs in 98 games for the Diamondbacks back in 2021. Kelly had a career-high 18 long balls for Arizona in 2019. However, heading into 2024, the veteran seems unlikely to play enough to make much of a fantasy impact. Jake Rogers is entrenched as the top backstop in Detroit, making it likely that Kelly sees a similar workload to last year, when he appeared in 52 games. It's possible that Kelly sees more playing time if Rogers gets hurt, but even in that case, the former may not be a great fantasy target if he's unable to produce at the plate.

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2024 113.52.1 19 7 28 15 .247
2023 611.2 13 2 13 14 1 .206
2022 182.51.8 40 7 35 29 2 .211
3y Avg. 1531.8 31 7 31 29 1 .222
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  • Tigers' Carson Kelly: Homers, reaches base three times

    Kelly went 1-for-3 with two walks, a solo home run and an additional run scored Thursday against the Guardians. Kelly, starting for just the second time in five days as he continues to work in a timeshare with Jake Rogers, extended his modest hitting streak to six games while reaching base three times and homering for the third time during that stretch. It was the seventh home run of the season for Kelly, who has also added 28 RBI while producing a useful slash line of .247/.326/.418 through 178 plate appearances.
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  • Tigers' Carson Kelly: Losing work to Rogers

    Kelly is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Guardians. Though Kelly has an active five-game hitting streak, the playing time behind the plate has tilted in favor of Jake Rogers lately. Rogers will make his third start in four games while Kelly sits.
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  • Tigers' Carson Kelly: Sitting again Monday

    Kelly is out of the lineup for Monday's game against the Guardians. The playing time at catcher had been swinging in Kelly's favor lately, but he'll end up hitting the bench for a second straight day Monday. Tigers manager A.J. Hinch may have just wanted to reward Jake Rogers with another turn behind the dish after Rogers reached base twice, recorded his first steal of the season and scored twice in Sunday's 5-1 win over the Reds.
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  • Tigers' Carson Kelly: Taking seat Sunday

    Kelly is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Reds. With eight hits -- including three home runs -- in 28 at-bats over his last eight starts, Kelly seems to have at least temporarily overtaken Jake Rogers as the Tigers' preferred catcher. Though Rogers gets the nod behind the dish Sunday, Kelly had started in three of the previous four contests.
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  • Tigers' Carson Kelly: Pops grand slam Wednesday

    Kelly went 1-for-4 with a grand slam in Wednesday's 9-2 win over the Twins. Kelly was one of four Detroit players to go deep, and his third-inning shot was the biggest blow of the game. It was the catcher's sixth home run of the season and he's now up to 25 RBI. Kelly continues to split time behind the plate with Jake Rogers, though the former has been more effective offensively, which could lead to an increased role in the months ahead.
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  • Tigers' Carson Kelly: Tees off Sunday

    Kelly went 2-for-4 with a three-run home run and an additional run scored in Sunday's 7-6 win over the Angels. Kelly provided an offensive jolt with his fifth home run of the year from the fifth spot in the lineup, one spot behind fellow catcher Jake Rogers, who served as the DH. The two players continue to split time behind the plate, which limits the fantasy upside of both of them. Kelly has been the more effective offensive player overall, however, as he has a .711 OPS compared to a .609 mark for Rogers.
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  • Tigers' Carson Kelly: Out of lineup Tuesday

    Kelly isn't part of the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Phillies. Kelly will give way to Jake Rogers behind the dish for the fifth time in eight games. Kelly is batting 10-for-33 (.303) with two home runs in June.
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  • Tigers' Carson Kelly: Sitting again Sunday

    Kelly is not in the starting lineup for Sunday's series finale against the White Sox. Kelly will sit for a second straight game after hitting a two-home run in the series opener Friday. Jake Rogers will once again start at catcher and bat ninth against White Sox right-hander Jonathan Cannon.
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  • Tigers' Carson Kelly: Idle Saturday

    Kelly isn't in the Tigers' lineup for Saturday's game against the White Sox. Kelly will get a breather Saturday after belting a two-run home run during Friday's win. Jake Rogers will fill in behind the dish and bat eighth.
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  • Tigers' Carson Kelly: Homers in win

    Kelly went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run in a 2-1 win over the White Sox on Friday. Kelly's long ball off Erick Fedde in the second inning was the difference in the game. The homer was Kelly's second in four starts, and he has registered a solid .267/.353/.500 slash line in nine June contests. On the season, Kelly is slashing .238/.324/.373 with four home runs and 17 RBI over 142 plate appearances.
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  • Tigers' Carson Kelly: Resting Wednesday

    Kelly is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against Atlanta, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports. Kelly will hit the bench for Wednesday's day game after he caught eight innings of Tuesday night's 2-1 loss while going 0-for-3 with a walk. Jake Rogers will spell Kelly behind the plate for the series finale.
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  • Tigers' Carson Kelly: Getting rest Monday

    Kelly is out of the lineup for Monday's game against Atlanta. Kelly will get a breather after he started behind the plate both of the past two days. Jake Rogers will step in as the Tigers' starting catcher Monday.
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  • Tigers' Carson Kelly: Idle Tuesday

    Kelly is out of the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Nationals. Kelly will give way to Jake Rogers behind the dish for a second straight game. Since May 23, Kelly is batting .278 with a homer, five RBI and three runs scored. Rogers will bat eighth Tuesday.
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  • Tigers' Carson Kelly: Out of lineup Sunday

    Kelly is not in the Tigers' starting lineup against the Brewers on Sunday. Kelly will get a rest Sunday after starting in the first two games of the series, going 2-for-7 with one RBI. With Brewers right-hander Bryse Wilson on the mound for Sunday's series finale, Jake Rogers will start behind home plate and bat ninth.
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  • Tigers' Carson Kelly: Getting rest Monday

    Kelly is out of the lineup for Monday's game against the Rangers. Kelly will get a break after he started at catcher in four of the Tigers' previous five games, including Sunday's 8-4 win over the Red Sox. Jake Rogers will step in behind the plate Monday, forming a battery with starting pitcher Tarik Skubal.
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  • Tigers' Carson Kelly: Doubles, drives in one Sunday

    Kelly went 2-for-5 with a double and an RBI in Sunday's 8-4, 10-inning win over the Red Sox. Despite batting ninth, Kelly was able to deliver a solid performance as he extended his hitting streak to seven games. The 29-year-old is splitting time with Jake Rogers behind the plate, with the latter likely to draw the start Monday after Kelly caught all 10 innings Sunday. Both players' fantasy values are capped somewhat by the timeshare, though they can still be useful in deeper formats.
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  • Tigers' Carson Kelly: Receiving breather Saturday

    Kelly is not in the starting lineup Saturday versus Boston, Evan Petzold of the Detroit Free Press reports. Kelly will get a breather after he went 2-for-7 with a triple and a run scored over the first two games of the series. Jake Rogers will draw the start at catcher and bat ninth against the Red Sox.
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  • Tigers' Carson Kelly: Sitting out first game

    Kelly isn't in the lineup for the first game of Wednesday's doubleheader against the Pirates. The Tigers will have Jake Rogers behind the plate for the opening game, catching for Tarik Skubal. Kelly should be behind the plate for the second game.
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  • Tigers' Carson Kelly: On bench Tuesday

    Kelly is out of the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Pirates. Kelly will yield to Jake Rogers behind the dish Tuesday against righty Jared Jones. Kelly garnered a hit in each of his last three games played, including a three-run homer Sunday.
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  • Tigers' Carson Kelly: Serving as DH on Sunday

    Kelly will serve as the Tigers' designated hitter and No. 5 batter in Sunday's game against the Blue Jays, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports. Detroit will make room in the lineup for both Kelly and Jake Rogers in the series finale, but the former looks to have taken on the lion's share of the playing time at catcher of late. Over the Tigers' preceding eight games, Kelly has made five starts behind the plate to Rogers' three.
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