Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Not that it is a major surprise...

but Casey Kelly has decided to give up playing shortstop, instead focusing on pitching. Amalie Benjamin has a much more detailed (and better) write up than I can provide. This is a nice move for the Sox and for Kelly. At first playing shortstop was a nice way to limit the innings for a young arm, but Kelly needs to start building up endurance to be a successful major league pitcher.


  1. It sounds like he has finally realized that it could take him many many more years to make the majors as a position player, instead of the two to three years it could take him as a pitcher.

  2. I think I like Kelly more than any other prospect in the system right now. He's a very polished pitcher who has dominated at every level and might even get a start or two in 2010.