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Keury Mella

Keury Mella

P | B/T: R/R | 6' 2" 200 | Age: 26
Bonao, Dominican Republic
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Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2019 0 0 7.36 2 0 0 3.2 4 1.91
3 Seasons 0 0 7.94 8 0 0 17.0 13 2.06
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2019 2 0-0 7.36 3.2 4 1.91
3 Seasons 8 0-0 7.94 17.0 13 2.06

Standard MLB Pitching Statistics

SeasonTmLGBFWLERAGGSSVIPHRERHRBBSOWHIP
2017 CIN NL 19 0 0 6.75 2 0 0 4.0 5 3 3 1 2 1 1.75
2018 CIN NL 48 0 0 8.68 4 0 0 9.1 13 9 9 4 8 8 2.25
2019 CIN NL 18 0 0 7.36 2 0 0 3.2 5 3 3 0 2 4 1.91
*: All Star Season, Rankings AL/NL: Top 5 10 15 20      Click for Chart.

Scouting Report

Scouting grades: Fastball: 65 | Slider: 50 | Changeup: 50 | Control: 45 | Overall: 45

Ever since Mella began his pro career with the Giants back in 2012, he has tantalized with his arm strength and raw stuff, though his performance hasn't always measured up. That has continued since he joined the Reds in the 2015 Trade Deadline deal for Mike Leake, though he did make his big-league debut in 2017. But in 2018, most of Mella's season was spent at Double-A before brief stints back in Triple-A and the Majors. His season ended a little early out of precaution because of a left oblique strain.

Mella has a plus fastball that is in the 91-97 mph range, but he can consistently reach for the bigger number when he needs it. He can supplement with an often better-than-average changeup and an average slider. Though he made strides in 2018 with a higher strikeout rate, he also saw his walk rate elevate and his command and control remain fringy.

At the moment, Mella seems projected for the back end of a rotation. However, his development time to returning to the big leagues longer term would be likely shortened by a move to the bullpen. Although he has the overall command issues, that wouldn't be as much of a problem were he to become a two-pitch power reliever.


Statcast - Pitching

Season Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Launch Angle XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON Hard Hit % K % BB %
2017 55 16 1 6.3 90.6 8.8 .440 .716 .383 .506 .526 43.8 5.3 10.5
2018 202 31 3 9.7 89.7 15.9 .329 .602 .516 .454 .505 48.4 16.7 16.7
2019 63 12 0 0.0 90.1 15.4 .197 .268 .337 .226 .263 57.1 22.2 11.1
ALL 320 59 4 6.8 90.0 13.9 .325 .553 .449 .418 .460 48.1 15.3 14.1
MLB 40553 6.3 87.5 11.2 .251 .412 .317 .318 .371 34.5 21.7 8.3

Transactions

Team Date Transaction
11/04/2019 RHP Keury Mella elected free agency.
11/04/2019 Cincinnati Reds sent RHP Keury Mella outright to Louisville Bats.
09/03/2019 Cincinnati Reds recalled RHP Keury Mella from Louisville Bats.
03/11/2019 Cincinnati Reds optioned RHP Keury Mella to Louisville Bats.
11/02/2018 Cincinnati Reds activated RHP Keury Mella from the 60-day disabled list.
09/04/2018 Cincinnati Reds recalled RHP Keury Mella from Louisville Bats.
09/04/2018 Cincinnati Reds placed RHP Keury Mella on the 60-day disabled list. Left oblique strain.
08/27/2018 Louisville Bats placed RHP Keury Mella on the 7-day disabled list.
08/13/2018 Cincinnati Reds optioned RHP Keury Mella to Louisville Bats.
07/27/2018 Cincinnati Reds recalled Keury Mella from Louisville Bats.
07/05/2018 RHP Keury Mella assigned to Louisville Bats from Pensacola Blue Wahoos.
03/27/2018 RHP Keury Mella assigned to Pensacola Blue Wahoos from Daytona Tortugas.
03/09/2018 Cincinnati Reds optioned RHP Keury Mella to Daytona Tortugas.
10/14/2017 RHP Keury Mella assigned to Toros del Este.
09/12/2017 Cincinnati Reds recalled Keury Mella from Pensacola Blue Wahoos.
04/06/2017 RHP Keury Mella assigned to Pensacola Blue Wahoos from Louisville Bats.
03/29/2017 RHP Keury Mella assigned to Louisville Bats from Pensacola Blue Wahoos.
03/15/2017 Cincinnati Reds optioned RHP Keury Mella to Pensacola Blue Wahoos.
11/18/2016 Cincinnati Reds selected the contract of Keury Mella from Louisville Bats.
09/04/2016 RHP Keury Mella assigned to Louisville Bats from Daytona Tortugas.
09/16/2015 Daytona Tortugas activated RHP Keury Mella from the 7-day disabled list.
09/06/2015 Daytona Tortugas placed RHP Keury Mella on the 7-day disabled list retroactive to September 4, 2015.
08/01/2015 RHP Keury Mella assigned to Daytona Tortugas.
07/30/2015 Cincinnati Reds traded RHP Mike Leake to San Francisco Giants for 1B Adam Duvall and RHP Keury Mella.
04/04/2015 RHP Keury Mella assigned to San Jose Giants from Augusta GreenJackets.
03/28/2015 RHP Keury Mella assigned to San Francisco Giants.
09/15/2014 Augusta GreenJackets activated RHP Keury Mella from the 7-day disabled list.
08/07/2014 Augusta GreenJackets sent RHP Keury Mella on a rehab assignment to Salem-Keizer Volcanoes.
06/25/2014 Augusta GreenJackets placed RHP Keury Mella on the 7-day disabled list.
04/02/2014 RHP Keury Mella assigned to Augusta GreenJackets from AZL Giants.
06/01/2013 RHP Keury Mella assigned to AZL Giants from DSL Giants.
06/01/2012 Keury Mella assigned to DSL Giants.
05/31/2012 San Francisco Giants signed free agent RHP Keury Mella to a minor league contract.