San Diego Padres: 4 Things We've Learned About Top Prospect Casey Kelly in MLB

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San Diego Padres: 4 Things We've Learned About Top Prospect Casey Kelly in MLB
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Top San Diego Padres pitching prospect Casey Kelly has been in the MLB for about a month now, but what have we learned so far from his short career?

The Padres saw Kelly’s potential early and he became a key piece in the trade that sent Adrian Gonzalez to the Boston Red Sox.

There has been much hype surrounding Kelly for a fair while now. The 22-year-old appeared in the 2009 All-Star Futures Game, which featured Jason Heyward, Madison Bumgarner, Giancarlo Stanton and Neftali Feliz among others.

Despite his fairly pedestrian minor league numbers, the Padres called Kelly up on August 27 to start against the Atlanta Braves.

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