Merrill Kelly is the pitcher for the Arizona Diamondbacks of Major League Baseball. He made his debut in major league baseball on 1st April 2019. Formerly, he used to play for KBO Leagues SK Wyverns. Kelly is the force to be reckoned with throughout this season and will be a key for the Diamondbacks to win the title.
Merrill Kelly Bio, Age, Height, Parents, Wife, Net Worth
Merrill Kelly was born on 14th October 1988, and lived in Lake Forest, Illinois, during his school period from third to eighth grade. He spent his early life in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, a Philadelphia suburb, and later relocated to Scottsdale, Arizona, where he went to Desert Mountain High School.
His father is Tom Kelly and Cheryl Kelly is his mother and they both were teachers. Kelly was drafted in 2007 in the 37th round for MLB, but he did not sign any contract. After that, he attended college and completed his education at Yavapai College.
After spending two years at Yavapai College, he was drafted for MLB again in 2009 by the Cleveland Indians. Again, he did not sign any contract. He saw a transfer from Yavapai College to Arizona State University, where he played baseball for the Arizona State Sun Devils in 2010.
To begin his professional life, he went to have a match and was drafted in 2010 in the eighth round by the Tampa Bay Rays. He began his career at Low-A in 2010 and reached Triple-A for the first time in 2013. After that, he played for SK Wyverns (2015–2018) and then began playing for Arizona Diamondbacks beginning in 2019.
In MLB World Series 2023, he represents the Arizona Diamondbacks and will play as the opening pitcher for game 2. Beginning with his career for the Arizona Diamondbacks, he signed a two-year MLB contract with Arizona in December 2018 and had his debut against the San Diego Padres on 1st April 2019.
He won the debut game and recorded six innings while allowing three runs and striking out the other three runs. While playing for the first season for Arizona, Merrill Kelly had 13 winnings with 183+1⁄3 innings. In 2020, after starting the season, he had to shut down in September because of a shoulder injury.
By then, he had five starts but returned to the field in 2021 and had the record of 27 starts with 7-11 scores and 110 games on the losing list. On 1st April 2022, Kelly signed a contract with Arizona Diamondbacks and had a revenue of around $18 million for the extension of his period.
MLB World Series 2023
Merrill started Game 2 of the MLB World Series for the Arizona Diamondbacks. On the same side, Brandon Pfaadt will start Game 3 when the championship happens in Phoenix. Zac Gallen started the Friday Game, that is, Game 1, on 27th October 2023.
He was the opening pitcher for the Arizona Diamondbacks, while Nathan Eovaldi would be on the mound for Texas. Since the announcement was made for the Arizona Diamondbacks, the Texas Rangers manager said that they will soon announce the pitcher with the commencement of Game 2 or until Friday.
Talking about Merrill Kelly, he participated in the Division Series. He played as an opener but lost Game 2 of the series while standing against Philadelphia, scoring only four runs in 5 2/3 innings. However, he rebounded to win the Game 6 at Philadelphia and scored one run in five innings.
Merrill Kelly Biography
|Real Name||Kenneth Merrill Kelly|
|Birth Date||14 October 1988|
|Age (as of 2023)||35 Years|
|Birth Place||Houston, Texas, United States|
|Height||in feet inches – 6’ 2” – in Centimeters – 188 cm|
|Weight||in Kilograms – 91 kg – in Pounds – 202 lbs|
|Who is his wife?||Bre Kelly|
Merrill Kelly announced that he had a girlfriend in 2018. His girlfriend’s name is Bre Kelly [now wife]. The couple met each other in 2010 and have been together for more than ten years. The couple walked down the aisle, and it has been more than five years since they were married. Bre Kelly is occasionally spotted in the audience cheating on her husband. The couple has a flourishing relationship, and they have given birth to a daughter named Hadley in Feb 2022.
The 35-year-old baseball pitcher Merrill Kelly is available on Instagram. On Instagram, he is available with a verified handle name – @mertman29, with 12.9K followers, 459 following members, and 58 posts.
Nealy, all of his posts on Instagram are related to the poses on the field and showing off the work surrounding. He has either posted the images of his winnings with MLB friends or companions or has posted the images of his shoes and dresses.
Merrill Kelly Net Worth
We have no information concerning Kelly’s net worth, but he would certainly play at least one year or season for the Arizona Diamondbacks. He signed a contract for the Arizona Diamondbacks in April 2022 to extend his contract with the team to $18 million.