Ben Kelling
Canterbury Bulldogs (ML)
Ben Kelling
Birthdate:
Oct. 15, 1958 (28 y, 10 m, 6 d)
Position:
P
Bats/Throws:
L/L
Height/Weight:
6'1"/193
Entry:
1977 Draft - Round: 1, Overall: 2, Team: Canterbury Bulldogs
Contract:
$76k / 1 year
ML Service Time:
4 years, 142 days

No statistics this season

Current Status
MLB Service Time 4 years, 142 days
40-man Service Time None
Time as Pro 10 years
Roster Status Active Roster
Injury Status None
Personality
Leadership Normal
Loyalty Normal
Greed Low
Intelligence High
Work Ethic High
Popularity
National Extremely Popular
Local Extremely Popular
Current Contract
1987 $76k ($76k left)
Additional Info
No-Trade No
IP / PA bonusNone
Batting Con Gap Pow Eye K's
Current 2 4 3 2 1
vs R 2 4 3 2 1
vs L 1 3 2 1 1
Potential 2 4 3 2 1
Fielding C IF OF
Range 2 2
Error 3 2
Arm 1 8 4
Turn DP 1
C Ability 1
Position
Pitcher 5
Run/Bunt
Speed 2
Stealing 1
Running 1
Sac Bunt 7
Bunt for Hit 1
Pitching Stuff Movement Control
Current 8 7 6
vs R 8 7 6
vs L 9 8 6
Potential 10 7 6
Pitch Ratings Cur Pot
Sinker 8 8
Curveball 3 3
Slider 3 9
Changeup 10 10
Other Pitching
Velocity 96-98 mph
GB % 62%
Arm Slot Normal
Stamina 8
Hold 9
OSA Rating History
Ratings Changes
1987-04-18
Contact vs L decreased from 2 to 1
Gap Potential increased from 3 to 4
Gap increased from 3 to 4
Eye vs L decreased from 2 to 1
Avoid Ks Potential decreased from 2 to 1
Avoid Ks decreased from 2 to 1
Avoid Ks vs R decreased from 2 to 1
1987-03-08
Gap vs R increased from 3 to 4
Eye vs L increased from 1 to 2
Avoid Ks vs L decreased from 2 to 1
1986-10-19
Weight increased from 192 to 193
1986-10-05
Eye vs L decreased from 2 to 1
Outfield Arm decreased from 5 to 4
Stuff decreased from 9 to 8
Slider decreased from 4 to 3
1986-07-17
Weight increased from 191 to 192
1986-04-14
Gap vs R decreased from 4 to 3
Avoid Ks vs L increased from 1 to 2
GB% increased from 60% to 62%
1986-03-25
Weight decreased from 192 to 191
1986-01-05
Gap Potential decreased from 4 to 3
Gap decreased from 4 to 3
Avoid Ks vs L decreased from 2 to 1
Stuff vs R decreased from 9 to 8
GB% decreased from 62% to 60%
Sinker Pot decreased from 9 to 8
Weight increased from 191 to 192
1985-12-08
Weight decreased from 192 to 191
1985-08-22
Hold increased from 8 to 9
1985-08-10
Hold decreased from 9 to 8
1985-08-04
Hold increased from 8 to 9
1985-07-17
P defense decreased from 6 to 5
1985-03-31
Eye vs R decreased from 3 to 2
Avoid Ks increased from 1 to 2
Avoid Ks vs L increased from 1 to 2
Stuff vs R increased from 8 to 9
1984-11-25
Weight increased from 191 to 192
1984-10-07
Weight decreased from 192 to 191
1984-07-17
Avoid Ks decreased from 2 to 1
Control vs R increased from 5 to 6
Weight increased from 191 to 192
1984-04-02
Contact vs L increased from 1 to 2
Stuff increased from 8 to 9
Control increased from 5 to 6
Control vs L increased from 5 to 6
Local Popularity increased from Very Popular to Extremely Popular
National Popularity increased from Very Popular to Extremely Popular
1984-01-01
Avoid Ks increased from 1 to 2
Avoid Ks vs R increased from 1 to 2
Movement Potential decreased from 8 to 7
GB% decreased from 63% to 62%
Weight increased from 190 to 191
1983-12-11
Speed decreased from 3 to 2
1983-11-27
Weight decreased from 191 to 190
1983-09-05
Weight increased from 190 to 191
1983-07-29
Weight increased from 189 to 190
1983-04-19
Weight decreased from 190 to 189
1983-04-09
Movement decreased from 8 to 7
Movement vs R decreased from 8 to 7
1983-04-05
Avoid Ks decreased from 2 to 1
Avoid Ks vs R decreased from 2 to 1
Control increased from 4 to 5
Control vs R increased from 4 to 5
GB% increased from 62% to 63%
Local Popularity increased from Popular to Very Popular
National Popularity increased from Popular to Very Popular
1983-01-02
Control vs L increased from 4 to 5
1982-12-19
Weight increased from 189 to 190
1982-09-07
Curveball Pot increased from 2 to 3
Curveball increased from 2 to 3
1982-08-04
Weight increased from 187 to 189
1982-04-01
Eye Potential decreased from 3 to 2
Eye decreased from 3 to 2
Avoid Ks increased from 1 to 2
Avoid Ks vs R increased from 1 to 2
Outfield Range decreased from 3 to 2
Curveball Pot decreased from 3 to 2
Weight increased from 186 to 187
National Popularity increased from Well Known to Popular
1982-01-03
Eye Potential increased from 2 to 3
Eye increased from 2 to 3
Eye vs R increased from 2 to 3
Infield Range decreased from 3 to 2
Movement vs R increased from 7 to 8
Control increased from 3 to 4
Control vs R increased from 3 to 4
Weight increased from 185 to 186
1981-10-04
Contact Potential decreased from 3 to 2
Contact increased from 1 to 2
Power Potential increased from 2 to 3
Power increased from 2 to 3
Avoid Ks Potential increased from 1 to 2
Movement increased from 7 to 8
Control decreased from 4 to 3
GB% increased from 60% to 62%
Curveball Pot decreased from 4 to 3
Weight increased from 184 to 185
1981-01-18
Contact Potential increased from 2 to 3
Contact vs R increased from 1 to 2
Power vs R increased from 2 to 3
Stuff increased from 6 to 8
Stuff vs R increased from 6 to 8
Stuff vs L increased from 7 to 9
Movement vs L increased from 7 to 8
Control increased from 3 to 4
Control vs L increased from 3 to 4
GB% decreased from 61% to 60%
Hold increased from 7 to 8
Sinker increased from 7 to 8
Curveball Pot increased from 3 to 4
Changeup increased from 8 to 10
Weight increased from 182 to 184
Local Popularity increased from Well Known to Popular
1980-03-16
Gap Potential decreased from 5 to 4
Speed increased from 2 to 3
Stuff vs R increased from 5 to 6
Stuff vs L increased from 6 to 7
Control increased from 2 to 3
Control vs R increased from 2 to 3
Control vs L increased from 2 to 3
GB% decreased from 63% to 61%
Curveball Pot decreased from 4 to 3
Changeup increased from 6 to 8
1979-11-04
Contact Potential decreased from 3 to 2
Gap Potential increased from 4 to 5
Avoid Ks Potential decreased from 2 to 1
Stuff increased from 4 to 6
Stuff vs R increased from 4 to 5
Stuff vs L increased from 4 to 6
Velocity increased from 95-97 mph to 96-98 mph
GB% decreased from 64% to 63%
Sinker increased from 6 to 7
Slider increased from 3 to 4
Changeup increased from 5 to 6
Weight decreased from 184 to 182
1979-02-11
Gap Potential decreased from 5 to 4
Avoid Ks Potential increased from 1 to 2
Stuff increased from 3 to 4
Stuff vs R increased from 3 to 4
Velocity increased from 93-95 mph to 95-97 mph
GB% increased from 63% to 64%
Sinker increased from 5 to 6
Changeup increased from 4 to 5
Weight increased from 183 to 184
1978-10-08
Gap Potential increased from 4 to 5
Gap increased from 3 to 4
Gap vs R increased from 3 to 4
Power Potential decreased from 3 to 2
Power increased from 1 to 2
Power vs L increased from 1 to 2
Eye Potential decreased from 3 to 2
Avoid Ks Potential decreased from 2 to 1
Outfield Range decreased from 4 to 3
Outfield Error increased from 1 to 2
Catcher Ability decreased from 2 to 1
P defense decreased from 7 to 6
Stuff vs L increased from 3 to 4
Movement Potential decreased from 9 to 8
Control Potential decreased from 7 to 6
Velocity increased from 92-94 mph to 93-95 mph
GB% decreased from 67% to 63%
Curveball Pot increased from 2 to 4
Slider increased from 2 to 3
Changeup increased from 2 to 4
Weight increased from 180 to 183
Local Popularity increased from Unknown to Well Known
National Popularity increased from Unknown to Well Known

Career Major League Stats

Team Year Age GS G IP W-L SV K BB K% BB% HR% LOB% GB% BABIP ERA FIP FIP- xFIP E-F WAR
CAN - SBC
1986 27 25 25 153.0 12-4 0 115 56 18.00% 8.76% 1.72% 77.09% 57.14% 0.276 3.177 3.115 80 3.670 0.06 3.94
CAN - SBC
1985 26 26 26 164.1 10-5 0 130 53 19.46% 7.93% 2.10% 77.15% 52.92% 0.266 3.122 3.165 79 3.582 -0.04 4.36
CAN - SBC
1984 25 25 25 162.0 11-8 0 128 48 18.88% 7.08% 1.92% 71.82% 52.99% 0.285 3.444 2.886 76 3.362 0.56 4.50
CAN - SBC
1983 24 18 18 116.2 9-3 0 95 37 20.34% 7.92% 1.07% 78.99% 54.13% 0.250 2.314 2.383 65 3.203 -0.07 3.95
CAN - SBC
1982 23 0 30 43.1 1-2 2 49 32 27.22% 17.78% 1.67% 79.15% 47.95% 0.221 3.115 3.001 79 3.394 0.11 0.68
CAN - SBC
1981 22 4 14 34.1 1-3 0 33 27 19.53% 15.98% 2.96% 58.73% 64.06% 0.364 8.388 4.893 120 4.018 3.50 0.04
Total - SBC
SBC
98 138 673.2 44-25 2 550 253 19.64% 9.03% 1.82% 74.78% 54.39% 0.273 3.340 3.029 78 3.494 0.31 17.47

Career Minor League Stats

Team Year Age GS G IP W-L SV K BB K% BB% HR% LOB% GB% BABIP ERA FIP FIP- xFIP E-F WAR
Bankstown - RES
BAN - RES
1983 24 6 6 29.2 3-3 0 39 13 31.20% 10.40% 3.20% 77.84% 65.22% 0.324 3.944 3.891 84 3.051 0.05 0.67
Bankstown - RES
BAN - RES
1981 22 7 10 46.2 6-0 0 61 27 30.65% 13.57% 1.51% 72.66% 54.79% 0.298 3.664 3.710 80 4.150 -0.05 1.10
Bankstown - RES
BAN - RES
1980 21 25 25 140.1 5-10 0 168 62 26.79% 9.89% 2.55% 71.21% 52.84% 0.373 4.682 4.122 87 4.051 0.56 2.92
Bankstown - RES
BAN - RES
1979 20 19 19 110.1 6-7 0 115 59 23.00% 11.80% 2.00% 69.33% 61.11% 0.342 4.731 4.416 92 4.560 0.32 2.01
Belmore - YL
BEL - YL
1979 20 5 5 29.1 0-0 0 36 9 31.86% 7.96% 0.00% 81.25% 53.33% 0.308 1.841 2.955 65 4.001 -1.11 1.00
Belmore - YL
BEL - YL
1978 19 22 22 119.0 7-10 0 119 60 21.44% 10.81% 2.16% 68.83% 56.93% 0.423 5.521 5.119 107 4.993 0.40 1.27
Belmore - YL
BEL - YL
1977 18 11 13 74.1 6-3 0 32 39 9.41% 11.47% 2.65% 76.86% 53.18% 0.311 4.722 6.629 148 6.694 -1.91 -0.64
Total - AAA
AAA
57 60 327.0 20-20 0 383 161 26.40% 11.10% 2.27% 71.21% 57.14% 0.349 4.486 4.141 87 4.146 0.35 6.70
Total - AA
AA
38 40 222.2 13-13 0 187 108 18.55% 10.71% 2.08% 72.58% 55.00% 0.370 4.770 5.338 115 5.430 -0.57 1.62

Career Major League Stats

Team Year Age G PA AB H 2B 3B HR RBI R BB K SB CS AVG OBP OPS BABIP wOBA wRC+ WAR
CAN - SBC
1986 27 25 60 52 10 2 0 1 1 5 0 24 0 0 0.192 0.192 0.481 0.3333 0.208 16 -0.47
CAN - SBC
1985 26 26 59 48 10 0 0 1 6 2 2 26 0 0 0.208 0.240 0.511 0.4286 0.229 33 -0.50
CAN - SBC
1984 25 25 62 49 10 1 0 3 4 5 1 20 0 0 0.204 0.220 0.628 0.2692 0.270 67 -0.35
CAN - SBC
1983 24 18 46 37 5 1 0 2 3 2 2 15 0 0 0.135 0.180 0.504 0.1500 0.223 31 -0.34
CAN - SBC
1982 23 30 6 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.0000 0.000 -137 -0.10
CAN - SBC
1981 22 14 9 7 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 6 0 0 0.143 0.250 0.393 1.0000 0.200 9 -0.04
Total - SBC
SBC
138 242 198 36 4 0 7 15 14 6 95 0 0 0.182 0.206 0.514 0.3021 0.226 32 -1.79

Career Minor League Stats

Team Year Age G PA AB H 2B 3B HR RBI R BB K SB CS AVG OBP OPS BABIP wOBA wRC+ WAR
Bankstown - RES
BAN - RES
1983 24 6 12 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.0000 0.000 -161 -0.30
Bankstown - RES
BAN - RES
1981 22 10 18 16 2 1 0 0 2 0 0 8 0 0 0.125 0.125 0.313 0.2500 0.135 -57 -0.32
Bankstown - RES
BAN - RES
1980 21 25 51 43 5 2 0 1 3 2 2 25 0 0 0.116 0.174 0.407 0.2353 0.186 -25 -0.58
Bankstown - RES
BAN - RES
1979 20 19 39 28 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 16 0 0 0.036 0.069 0.105 0.0833 0.056 -112 -0.91
Belmore - YL
BEL - YL
1979 20 5 13 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 0 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.0000 0.000 -177 -0.31
Belmore - YL
BEL - YL
1978 19 22 45 37 8 2 0 0 0 4 1 21 0 0 0.216 0.237 0.507 0.5000 0.233 9 -0.42
Belmore - YL
BEL - YL
1977 18 13 29 25 2 0 1 1 1 1 0 17 0 0 0.080 0.080 0.360 0.1429 0.146 -46 -0.30
None - None
None - None
1977 18 22 111 107 38 7 0 3 27 33 3 12 8 4 0.355 0.378 0.883 0.3804 0.385 145 0.66
Total - ??
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22 111 107 38 7 0 3 27 33 3 12 8 4 0.355 0.378 0.883 0.3804 0.385 145 0.66
Total - AAA
AAA
60 120 96 8 3 0 1 6 3 3 54 0 0 0.083 0.120 0.266 0.1707 0.123 -72 -2.11
Total - AA
AA
40 87 71 10 2 1 1 1 5 1 46 0 0 0.141 0.153 0.392 0.3750 0.173 -37 -1.03

Career Fielding Stats

Team Year Pos G IP PO A E Fld % RF Eff ZR
CAN - SBC
1986 P 25 153.0 6 24 1 0.968 1.765 1.159 0.48
CAN - SBC
1985 P 26 164.1 3 27 2 0.938 1.643 0.993 -0.57
CAN - SBC
1984 P 25 162.0 3 24 1 0.964 1.500 1.021 -0.46
CAN - SBC
1983 P 18 116.2 2 15 0 1.000 1.311 1.030 -0.07
CAN - SBC
1982 P 29 43.1 0 3 0 1.000 0.623 1.321 0.40
CAN - SBC
1981 P 13 34.1 1 3 0 1.000 1.049 1.261 0.43
Total P 136 673.2 15 96 4 0.22

Career Minor League Fielding Stats

Team Year Pos G IP PO A E Fld % RF Eff ZR
Bankstown - RES
BAN - RES
1983 P 6 29.2 2 1 0 1.000 0.910 1.007 -0.01
Bankstown - RES
BAN - RES
1981 P 10 46.2 1 4 1 0.833 0.964 0.862 -0.53
Bankstown - RES
BAN - RES
1980 P 25 140.1 6 12 1 0.947 1.154 0.992 0.11
Bankstown - RES
BAN - RES
1979 P 19 110.1 7 12 3 0.864 1.550 0.940 -0.68
Belmore - YL
BEL - YL
1979 P 5 29.1 2 4 0 1.000 1.841 0.985 0.12
Belmore - YL
BEL - YL
1978 P 22 119.0 4 10 1 0.933 1.059 0.901 0.16
Belmore - YL
BEL - YL
1977 P 13 74.1 4 11 0 1.000 1.816 1.128 1.18
Total P 100 549.2 26 54 6 0.34
Player Awards
Award Year / Date Team
All-Star 1985 Canterbury (SBC)
Pitcher of the Month Mar 1984 Canterbury (SBC)
Nov 1981 Bankstown (RES)
Hall of Fame Metrics
Metric Score
Black Ink0
Grey Ink16
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Leaderboard Appearances
Year Lg SH Rank
1984 SBC 12 2
Year Lg W Rank
1986 SBC 12 8
Year Lg Win % Rank
1985 SBC 0.667 7
1986 SBC 0.750 2
Year Lg ERA Rank
1985 SBC 3.122 9
Year Lg H/9 Rank
1985 SBC 7.503 7
Year Lg SHO Rank
1984 SBC 1 6
1986 SBC 1 3
Year Lg Hits (Low) Rank
1986 SBC 134 8
Year Lg HR (Low) Rank
1984 SBC 13 6
1985 SBC 14 6
1986 SBC 11 2
Year Lg WAR Rank
1983 SBC 4.0 6
1984 SBC 4.5 5
1985 SBC 4.4 7
Year Lg L (Low) Rank
1985 SBC 5 5
1986 SBC 4 1