RYAN KELLY
RP, West Virginia Power
Age: 22
Born: October 30, 1987
Height: 6′ 2″
Weight: 170
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Drafted: 26th Round, 770th Overall, 2006
How Acquired: Draft
High School: Hilton Head HS
Agent: Dynasty Athlete Representation
SCOUTING REPORT
Kelly was drafted in 2006 out of high school as a member of the final draft and follow class.  He signed on May 30th, 2007, right before the deadline, for a $100 K bonus, which is well above average for a 26th round pick.  Kelly struggled in his first two seasons, but saw his strikeout ratio jump to 8.7 K/9, and his walk rate drop to 1.2 BB/9 during the 2009 season.  Those numbers could make a great reliever if Kelly manages to lower his hit ratio, which has been the main problem in his time at West Virginia.
STATS
Baseball Reference
CONTRACT INFORMATION
2010: Minor League Contract

Other Details:
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PLAYER INFORMATION
Signing Bonus: $100,000
MiLB Debut: 2007
MLB Debut: N/A
MiLB FA Eligible: 2013
MLB FA Eligible: N/A
Rule 5 Eligible: 2010
Added to 40-Man: N/A
Options Remaining: 3 (As of start of 2010 season)
MLB Service Time: 0.000
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TRANSACTIONS
June 7, 2006: Drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 26th round, 770th overall pick.
May 30, 2007: Signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates to a minor league contract with a $100,000 bonus.
December 23, 2010: Acquired by the Oakland Athletics from the Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange for Corey Wimberly.