Ty Kelly, Infield, Philadelphia Phillies
Date of Birth: 7/20/1988
Birthplace: Dallas, Texas
College: University of California, Davis
Ty Kelly, infielder for the Philadelphia Phillies, was first drafted in 2009 by the Baltimore Orioles. He played in the Orioles' minor league system from 2009 through 2012.
Kelly was traded to the Seattle Mariners on June 30, 2013. He continued to play in the minors in 2013 and 2014. He was traded to the St. Louis Cardinals on November 20, 2014. Eight months later, on July 22, 2015, he was claimed off waivers by the Toronto Blue Jays. He spent the entire 2015 season in the minors.
Kelly became a free agent on November 6, 2015. He signed a minor league contract with the New York Mets on November 19th. He played in 39 games with the Mets in 2016. He finished the season with 14 hits, 1 double, 1 triple, 1 home run, 7 RBIs, and a .241 ERA. He struck out just 9 times and he walked 11 times. Defensively, he played all infield and outfield positions except for shortstop. In the postseason Wild Card game, he had one hit in one at-bat. He also played in 81 games in the minors during the regular season.
Kelly was designated for assignment on April 8, 2017. The Blue Jays claimed him off waivers on April 10th. He was traded to the Phillies on April 22nd.
Kelly, whose mother is Jewish, played for Israel in the 2017 World Baseball Classic.