KELLY LEE STINNETT...married, wife's name is Gina...they have 3 sons, Austin (3/20/95), Alex (11/11/98) and Aaron (3/22/00)b&in 1988 graduated from Lawton (OK) High School, where he was All-State in baseball and football...quarterbacked his senior squad to the Class 5A state championship...attended Seminole (OK) Junior College, where as a freshman he was All-Conference and All-Region after leading all junior college players with 30hr and 124rbi...as a sophomore was National Junior College Player of the Year and a first-team All-American...during that season he hit .399 with 22hr and 97rbi and led his club to a third-place finish in the Junior College World Series...last name pronounced sti-NETT.2005Veteran did not make the club out of Spring Training, but was re-signed and promoted on May 28. ... Hit .305 over a 25-game stretch from June 22-Aug. 30. ... Hit .270 in 34 starts. ... Had an inside-the-park homer on Aug. 29 in San Diego, the fifth in team history.2004He and Benito Santiago were lost for the season in the same series at Philadelphia...went on the disabled list June 20 and had surgery on his right elbow...got into just 20 games and batted .305...eligible to become a free agent.2003Began season with CIN ... Hit .455 (5-11), 2 2B, 1 HR in first 4 games of season ... Went 2-for-4 with 2nd career grand slam and season-high 4 RBI, 6/11 at TB ... Overall, hit .375 (3-8), 9 RBI with bases loaded ... Batted .300 (9-30) during season-best 8-game hit streak, 7/12-8/8 ... Hit walk-off RBI single in bottom of 9th inning, 7/28 vs PHI ... Traded to Phillies, 8/31 ... Was 3-for-5 (.600) in 6 appearances as pinch-hitter for Phils and made 1 appearance as defensive replacement.2002In 34 games and 27 starts for the Reds hit .226 (3hr, 13rbi)...missed half the season while recovering from 9/7/01 arthroscopic surgery on his right elbow...from 4/11-7/14 was on the disabled list with tendinitis in that elbow...made 30 rehab apps at Louisville (.198, 6 2b, 5rbi)...appeared in 1g, on 4/5 vs Mtl, before he went on the DL...didn't appear in another game for the Reds until 7/19...on 5/24 was sent to Louisville on a rehabilitation assignment...during that rehab assignment, on 6/10 vs Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, suffered a strained right groin...on 6/26 returned to Louisville for another rehab assignment...was reinstated from the DL on 7/15 but didn't play until 7/19 vs Mets, when he recorded his first 2 hits of the season...in his next appearance, on 7/21 vs Mets, produced 3 hits, a double and 3rbi...collected 5 hits in his first 8ab after coming off the DL...Reds pitchers went 13-14 in his 27 starts and posted a 3.43era (246.1ip, 94er) while he caught...caught 1 of the club's 2 complete games, Ryan Dempster's 8-2 win on 9/5 at Chi...hit safely in 7 of his last 11g of the season (.278, 2hr, 8rbi), including a season-high 6-game hitting streak from 9/8-9/22 (.429, 1hr, 7rbi)...on 7/24 vs Pit hit his first HR of the season, a solo shot off Joe Beimel...with 2 outs in the ninth inning of the 5-4 victory on 9/19 at Pit hit a grand slam off Mike Williams to erase a 3-1 deficit...was the first grand slam of his career, and the 5rbi in that game was a career high...hit his third and final homer on 9/25 at Chi, a solo shot off Matt Clement...on 8/2 at SD, with knuckleballer Jared Fernandez pitching, had a career-high 3 passed balls...was the first Reds catcher with 3pb in a game since Eddie Taubensee on 4/8/00 vs Cubs...finished the season with 7 passed balls, including 5 passed balls while catching Fernandez.2001In his first season with the Reds, hit .257 with 9hr and 25 RBIs in 63 games and 51 starts....Was bothered most of the season by a sore right elbow, an injury that eventually required surgery...from 7/22-8/2 missed 10 games with inflammation in his right elbow...made his last start on 9/2, when after six innings he left the game vs Houston with a strained right elbow...on 9/4 went on the 60-day disabled list...on 9/7 had season-ending surgeries on his right elbow and right knee (Dr. Timothy Kremchek)...had arthroscopic surgery to remove bone chips and loose cartilage fragments in his right elbow, then had open surgery on that elbow to free up a compressed ulnar nerve and to clean out scar tissue around the flexor tendon...had arthroscopic surgery to remove loose fragments in his right knee...should be able to throw as early as November...In his last 11 games of the season, hit .333 (2 HR, 6 RBIs)...
from 8/5-8/23 had an RBI in 6-7 games...Had his best month in June, when in 14 games he hit .333 (3 HR,
6 RBIs)...turned in his best single-game performance of the season in the 7-1 win vs Cubs on 6/30, when he produced three hits and three RBIs, both season highs, and tied his career high with two homers...Had a season-high hitting streak of four games (3x, last from 8/19-8/26)...had a season-high hitless skid of 19 at-bats (7/14-8/9)...had 13 multi-hit games, including 11 two-hit games and a pair of three-hit games (4/27 at Colorado, 6/30 vs Cubs)...Reds pitchers went 18-33 in his 51 starts and posted a 4.59 ERA while he caught (462.2 IP, 236 ER)...threw out 10-47 (21%) baserunners attempting to steal...with 12 errors tied for the Major League lead among catchers...did not commit an error in 16 games from 4/15-5/14, his longest errorless streak of the season...was charged
with four passed balls...Was one of seven players who made eight appearances on the club's
60-day disabled list (LHP Justin Atchley, RHP Seth Etherton, RHP Scott Williamson, RHP Pete Harnisch, SS Barry Larkin, RHP John Riedling twice)...on 10/18 was reinstated from the 60-day disabled
In his third season with the Diamondbacks hit .217 in 76 games, including 68 starts behind the plate.
Hit seven home runs in his first 13 starts, including a pair of two-homer games (4/15 at San Francisco, 4/25 at Philadelphia)...on 4/25 at Philadelphia, his homer off Chris Brock was the 75th HR to land in the Vet's upper deck.
Three times had four RBIs in a game, the last on 5/26 vs Milwaukee.
Threw out 18-67 baserunners attempting to steal (.269).
1999Hit .232 with a career-high 14hr in 88g for Ari...on 4/9 at Atl collided with Ryan Klesko on a plate a the plate and suffered a bruised quadriceps muscle that forced him to miss 10 starts...was able to pinch hit during that time and on 4/13 vs LA hit his only career pinch-hit homer, a 2-run shot in the 16th inning off Dave Mlicki that tied the game and led to a 7-6 Diamondbacks victory...on 7/19 at Sea became the first player to hit 2 homers in a game at Safeco Field...from 5/18-5/21 homered in 3 consecutive games to tie the club record...finished the season with a 6-game hitting streak (.391), including a homer in the division-clinching victory at SF...threw out 21-80 baserunners attempting to steal (.263)...caught every inning in the Division Series vs the Mets...singled in the Game 2 victory, then doubled and scored in Game 3.1998In his first season at Ari hit .259 with 11hr in 92g...from 4/28-5/21 put together a career-high and franchise-record 13-game hitting streak (.413, 3hr, 7rbi)...threw out 19-63 baserunners attempting to steal (.302).1997Spent most of the season at Class AAA Tucson, where he hit .321 with 10hr and 43rbi in 64g...in a pair of stints with the Brewers hit .250 in 30g...on 7/26 went on the disabled list with a strained left rib cage...didnbt play again until 9/2.1996Spent most of the season at Class AAA New Orleans, where he was an American Association All-Star after hitting .287 with 27hr and 70rbi in 95g...was hit by a pitch 13 times to lead the league...ranked fourth in the A.A. in homers...appeared in 14g for the Brewers...began the season at Mil but was optioned to New Orleans on 4/5...was recalled on 6/20 for 4 days but did not appear in a game before he returned to the minors...was recalled again on 8/11 and remained with the Brewers for the rest of the season...began his American League career hitless in his first 16ab before he recorded a hit on 8/30 vs Minbs Rich Robertson...was an American Association All-Star and a Baseball America Class AAA All-Star.1995In his second season with the Mets appeared in 77g, including 59 starts...homered in consecutive starts on 5/17 at Hou and 5/21 at Phi.1994In his first Major League season hit .253 with 2hr and 14rbi in 47g, including 41 starts...spent the entire season with the Mets after he was selected from the Indians in the Major League phase of the previous Decemberbs Rule 5 Draft...made his Major League debut on 4/5 at Chi and recorded his first career hit, a 2-run double off Shawn Boskie in the third inning...on 5/5 at StL hit his first career homer (off Allen Watson).1993In his first season at Class AAA hit .274 with 6hr and 33rbi in 98g at Charlotte.1992In his first season at Class AA hit .284 with 6hr and 32rbi in 91g at Canton-Akron...was named Eastern League Player of the Week from 4/19-4/25.1991In his second season at Class A hit .263 with 14hr and 74rbi in a career-high 102g for Columbus...led the club in homers.1990In his first professional season hit .240 in 60g at Class A Watertown.