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Congrats to Kelly. What in the world did he do over the winter? Two years of .721 and .697 at Delmarva, and now .973 at Frederick?

Mike Bordick said yesterday, that sometimes as you reach the higher levels, that it becomes easier for a good hitter to hit, because though the pitchers have better stuff, they are around the strike zone more.

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Here's a feature I just did on Kelly for the Frederick News-Post. It's an inside look at his plate discipline and some other little things:

Ty Kelly - In The Zone

Wish Ty the best going forward, great kid who's finally starting to prove some of the doubters wrong.

Nice feature Adam. You should have posted a link to it once you were published.

Ty is really having a great year and the added power has made hi interesting. He's definitely starting to get noticed and will continue to do so as long as he keeps hitting. He's a fun story to watch.

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Kelly continues to be on a hot streak. He's had a hit in every game since being called up to Bowie. He's now hitting .391 (9-23) with a 916 OPS. The only hitters younger than him at Bowie are Machado and Schoop.

Who are considerably younger, but point taken. The one thing a 13th round pick can do to make himself a prospect is to perform when given an opportunity. Right now Tyler Kelly has a golden opportunity in front of him. He's taken full advantage this season and I'm looking forward to seeing him play again soon. I haven't seen him since Delmarva where I was less then impressed by him. I'm looking forward to seeing him again. I'm really interested in seeing how he plays defensively.

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He's an organizational guy; it would be nice to see him rewarded for his efforts, but like Zach Clark or Buck Britton, he's going to be one of those guys that fills a role for whatever team needs it. He could also be a Kyle Hudson type guy too, maybe get a nice September call up just for playing well.

I disagree, there is always a place for a guy who can hit. This guy can hit and should be given a shot to prove himself next spring if not sooner. Lord knows we don't have second base locked down. Give the kid a shot.

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Update on Ty Kelly 90 ABs into his AA experience:

.278/.350/.333 - OBP is still good but only 5 extra base hits (all doubles) since joining the Baysox. Still have high hopes for him.

Looking at his fangraphs stats, he's walking a lot less and striking out more than he ever has, but he's still getting a lot of hits which is highly encouraging. I'm assuming he'll repeat at Bowie, and if he can get those walk numbers back up (which are still pretty good now tho), he'll earn a quick AAA promotion in 2013. I really have a ton of hope for this guy.

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