2022 Player Outlook
The electric reliever boasted impressive fastball velocity and spin rate on his curveball last season, coming in at the 97th and 93rd percentile respectively. After a disappointing strikeout rate in 2020, it rebounded to 27.5 percent in 2021, which is where it was back in 2019. He also cut the walks in half from the year prior, and did an excellent job limiting hard contact. Chicago is assembling a bullpen full of flamethrowers, and that is what Kelly is. Save chances might be few and far between for the right-hander, but if he continues to strike batters out and pitch in medium-to-high leverage spots, holds could be a plenty for Kelly on a good White Sox squad.