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Kelly Shoppach MLB Career Stats

.223 70 216 1 .725

Kelly Shoppach Bio

  • Full Name: Kelly Brian Shoppach
  • Born: 4/29/1980 in Fort Worth, TX
  • Draft: 2001, Boston Red Sox, 2nd rd. (48th overall)
  • College: Baylor
  • Debut: May 28, 2005
  • Ret., Final Game: 9/12/2013
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MLB Career Stats 1616 208 361 70 216 1 .223 .312 .725


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Kelly Shoppach Awards

INT Post-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2004 Pawtucket INT
2005 Pawtucket INT

Kelly Shoppach Leaderboards


Season SO Rank
2008 133 7th in AL

Hit by Pitch

Season HBP Rank
2008 11 7th in AL
2009 18 1st in AL
2011 9 15th in AL

Kelly Shoppach Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
October 4, 2013 Cleveland Indians activated C Kelly Shoppach.
October 2, 2013 Cleveland Indians reassigned C Kelly Shoppach to the minor leagues.
September 1, 2013 Cleveland Indians selected the contract of C Kelly Shoppach from Columbus Clippers.
August 30, 2013 Cleveland Indians signed free agent C Kelly Shoppach to a minor league contract.
August 30, 2013 Kelly Shoppach assigned to Columbus Clippers.
August 28, 2013 Indianapolis Indians released C Kelly Shoppach.
August 12, 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates signed free agent C Kelly Shoppach to a minor league contract.
August 12, 2013 C Kelly Shoppach assigned to Indianapolis Indians.
July 31, 2013 C Kelly Shoppach elected free agency.
July 5, 2013 Washington Nationals signed free agent C Kelly Shoppach to a minor league contract.
July 5, 2013 C Kelly Shoppach assigned to Syracuse Chiefs.
June 20, 2013 Seattle Mariners released C Kelly Shoppach.
June 14, 2013 Seattle Mariners designated C Kelly Shoppach for assignment.
February 7, 2013 Seattle Mariners signed free agent C Kelly Shoppach.
November 3, 2012 C Kelly Shoppach elected free agency.
August 15, 2012 New York Mets activated C Kelly Shoppach.
August 14, 2012 Boston Red Sox traded C Kelly Shoppach to New York Mets for Player To Be Named Later.
December 13, 2011 Boston Red Sox signed free agent Kelly Shoppach.
October 31, 2011 C Kelly Shoppach elected free agency.
June 4, 2010 Tampa Bay Rays activated C Kelly Shoppach from the 15-day disabled list.
May 31, 2010 sent C Kelly Shoppach on a rehab assignment to Durham Bulls.
April 13, 2010 Tampa Bay Rays placed C Kelly Shoppach on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to April 11, 2010. right knee sprain
December 1, 2009 Cleveland Indians traded C Kelly Shoppach to Tampa Bay Rays.

Kelly Brian Shoppach Bio Info

Kelly Brian Shoppach (SHAHP-ik)...resides in Fort Worth, TX with wife Jennifer, and three daughters (Alexandra, Addison Brooke and Aubrey Elise)...graduated from Brewer High School in his native Fort Worth, where he hit .526 with 11 HR, 35 RBI and 16 2B as a senior... played 3 seasons at Baylor a junior in 2001, received the Johnny Bench Award as the nation's top collegiate catcher. 2012 Started the season with Boston appearing in 48 games...acquired by New York (NL) on Aug. 14 for PTBNL (Pedro Beato) ... Red Sox went 28-18 in his 46 games caught ... Made Mets debut Aug. 16 at Cincinnati ... Recorded first career stolen base April 13 vs. Tampa Bay ... Hit second pinch-hit home run of his career July 17 vs. Chicago (AL) ... Ranks 4th among active catchers with a home run every 22.36 atbats (min. 1,000 PA) ... Threw out 33.3% of attempted base stealers (16 of 48), including 6 of 19 with the Mets. 2011 In 86 games behind the plate with the Rays, threw out 36.6 percent of attempted base stealers (15 of 41), the 2nd-best rate among qualifying Major League catchers...Marked the 2nd-best, single-season caught stealing rate in Rays history behind only Toby Hall in 2003 (58.7%.)...Picked Chicago's (AL) Paul Konerko off of 1st base on 4/29 as part of a strikeout/throw-out double play, his 1st career pickoff at 1st base...Only other career pickoff came on 7/24/06 vs. DET with the Indians (Brandon Inge off 2nd base)...Hit 4 homers in 11 September contests...Started 6 of the club's last 9 games and went 5-for-20 with 3 HR. Homered in consecutive games 9/25-26, marking the 1st time with the Rays and the 4th time in his career (last on 8/26-27/08 at DET with Cleveland) that he had homered in consecutive games...POSTSEASON: Hit a team-high .400 (4-for-10) over Tampa Bay's 4 Division Series games, the 4th-best mark among ALDS batters...Collected 6 RBI, tied for 2nd most in Division Series play...In Game 1 at TEX (9/30) hit 2 homers and knocked in 5 runs, joining Cincinnati's Johnny Bench (GM 4, 1976 World Series vs. NYY) as the only catchers in ML history with at least 2 HR and 5 RBI in a postseason game...Blasted a 3-run shot in the 3rd inning off C.J. Wilson and a 2-run homer in the 5th off Wilson...Tied the Rays single-game postseason records for home runs and RBI. 2010 Spent his first season with the Rays...appeared in 63 games and made 48 starts (46-C, 2-DH) despite missing nearly two months due to a right knee injury. ... Hit .261 (23-for-88) with 4 home runs against left-handed pitchers...hit only .114 (8-for-70) with 1 homer vs. righthanders...owns a career .286 (88-for-308) avg. vs. LHP with 21 home runs (14.7 AB per HR) ... 30 of his 48 starts came against left-handed pitchers. ... Was placed on the 15-day disabled list on April 13 (retroactive to April 11) with a right knee sprain ... on April 19 underwent successful arthroscopic meniscus surgery by Dr. Koco Eaton in St. Petersburg ... John Jaso was recalled from Triple-A Durham to take his place on the roster...after a 4-game rehab stint with Durham, was reinstated from the DL on June 4...missed 49 games. ... On July 26 vs. DET caught Matt Garza's nohitter, the first in club history ... it was his first career no-hitter as a catcher. ... Eight of his 17 RBI either tied the game or put the Rays ahead. ... Struck out 71 times in 187 plate appearances (38 percent) ... no player with as many plate apps in the majors struck out that frequently. ... His .994 fielding pct. was a career best... caught 6 of 35 attempted base stealers (17.1 percent) ... the AL average in 2010 was 21.6 percent. ... Hit 2 HR with 5 RBI on Aug 14 vs. BAL, both tying career highs...had a 4th-inning grand slam off Brian Matusz and an 8th-inning solo shot off Alfredo Simon in the Rays 7-3 was the second grand slam of his career (prev. July 9, 2009 at CWS) and his 5th career multihomer game (last Aug 7, 2009) ... became the second Rays catcher to hit 2 home runs in a game, joining John Flaherty, who did it twice in 1999. ... Hit his first home run as a Ray on June 24 vs. SD, giving the Rays a 4-3 lead in the 6th...4 of his 5 HR came at Tropicana Field...4 of his 5 HR were hit after Aug 13. ... On April 10 vs. NYY spoiled former teammate CC Sabathia's bid for a no-hitter with a twoout single in the 8th inning. 2009 Spent his fourth and final season with Cleveland... led the Indians with 81 games caught (74 starts) as Victor Martinez was traded to Boston at the July trade deadline...saw his batting avg. drop to .214 (58-for-271), down from .261 in each of the previous 2 seasons...His 32 homers as a catcher between 2008-09 tied MIN Joe Mauer for 2nd in the AL behind LAA Mike Napoli (40)...Hit .304 (17-for-56) off left-handed pitching with 5 HR, 18 RBI, .420 OBP, .625 SLG and a 1.045 contrast, hit .224 (41-for-215) off righthanders with 7 HR, 22 RBI, .313 OBP, .340 SLG and a .652 OPS...Was hit by a pitch 18 times, most in the AL...Totaled 98 SO in 271 AB (2.77 AB per SO)...Threw out 13 of 62 runners attempting to steal (21.0 percent)...Indians pitchers compiled a 4.66 ERA with him behind the plate, compared to a 5.43 ERA with other catchers...Hit .400 (18-for-45) with 4 HR on the first pitch...hit .160 (12-for-75) with RISP and .121 (4-for-33) with RISP and 2 out...Hit his first career grand slam on July 9 at CWS (Clayton Richard) and collected a career-high 5 RBI...hit 2 HR on Aug 7 at CWS, his 4th career multi-homer game...Owns a career .348 (8-for-23) batting average at Tropicana Field...Was acquired from Cleveland on Dec 1... signed a two-year, $5.55 million contract with a club option for 2012 on Dec 26. 2008 Led all American League catchers in home runs (21) as an injury to Victor Martinez catapulted Shoppach into everyday duty, where he flourished...His 21 HR were 3rd among all MLB catchers and his 14 second half homers were T6th in the entire American League...Was 4th in the AL in RBI at catcher (55) despite having at least 100 fewer at bats than his top 3 competitors...48 of his 92 hits went for extra bases (27 2B, 21HR)...Enjoyed three 2-home games (7/30, 8/20, 9/10 @BAL), the first of his career...Tied a Major League record and became just 2nd AL player ever to collect 5 extra base hits in the same game on July 30 vs. Detroit, going 5 for 6 w/3 2B, 2HR & 3RBI...Tribe's Lou Boudreau did it in 1946...Was a single-game career high in hits and doubles...Equaled a career-high w/4RBI on July 20 at Seattle...Hit in a career-high 10 straight games from June 20-July 1 (.353, 2HR, 7RBI)...When Martinez went down on June 11, Kelly hit .272 (74-272) with 23 2B, 18HR & 58 RBI in his 81 games (.366OB/.555SLG/.921OPS) from June 12 thru the end of the season...Made 94 starts at catcher for the Tribe (110G) and made 7 errors in 627 total chances (.989%), 10th in the AL at catcher...Threw out 10 of 47 runners attempting to steal (21.3%)...From August 19 thru the end of the season he hit .270 (27-100, .387OB%, .997OPS) with 7 2B, 9HR & 19RBI in his last 31 games...Had on-base % of .441 and OPS of 1.063 over his last 15 games from Sept. 9 thru the end of the season (12-45, .267, 4HR, 8RBI)... From August 20th on he hit 9 HR in 30 games...Was 7th in the AL in strikeouts (133) despite his 403 plate appearances...STATS- Had OPS over .828 in each of the last 4 months of the season (1.065 in July)...Hit .248 in the first half (.309OB/.448SLG/.758OPS) and .273 in the second half (.379OB/.578SLG/.957OPS)...Hit .278 (42-151) with runners on base...Underwent successful arthroscopic surgery on his right knee on Sept. 29 to debride cartilage...Surgery was performed by Indians head team physician Dr. Mark Schickendantz...Spent the off-season in Goodyear, AZ. 2007 Outstanding defensive catcher spent his first full season in the big leagues and caught all 31 of Paul Byrd's starts Back-up catcher made 44 starts for the Indians, appearing in 58 games behind the plate Indians pitchers compiled an ERA of 4.16 (420.0IP, 194ER) when he was behind the plate Threw out 13 of 36 basestealers (36.1 %) and made just 4 errors in 319 total chances (.987) ...Was 2 for 2 as a PH w/a HR & 3 RBI. .. Hit a walk-off, pinchhit, 3-run HR on July 26 off Oakland's Alan Embree to give the Tribe an 8-5 win ...Was the first PH walk-off HR for the Indians since 1996 (Eddie Murray)... Endured a 0 for 19 stretch from July 22 thru August 6...Was 1 for 29 at one point over the stretch and went on to hit .178 (13-73) in the 2nd half and .097 (3-31) in July ... Recorded a career-high 4RBI on June 18 vs. Philadelphia (HR off Hamels)... Also had 3RBI on May 15 vs. Minnesota ...Went4 for 5 w/3RS, a HR &RBI on May 30 at Boston, setting new single-game career bests in hits and runs scored ... Career long 6-game hitting streak, April 18-May 6... Combined in May and June he hit .444 (20-45). w/3HR & 13RBI in 16 games... From July 1 thru the end of the season he hit .156 (14-90) in 20 games... Hit .276 (21-76) with runners on and .263 (5-19) with RISP-2 outs. 2006 Rookie spent the season as the Tribe's back-up catcher and saw his playing time increase in the second half as Victor Martinez played an occasional first base against LHP...Opened the season on the Major League roster and received just 16 at bats (8G/5GS) over the season's first 43 games behind Victor Martinez and was optioned to AAA Buffalo on May 20 to get some playing time...Hit .250 (4-16) w/a RS, 2B, 2RBI in 1st stint with the Indians...Notched his first Major League hit on April 19 at Baltimore off Eddy Rodriguez & 1st RBI on May 3 at Oakland...Hit .282 (22-78) w/8 2B, 4HR & 9RBI in 21 games at Buffalo, homering in 2 of the first 3 games he played in and hit a 'walk-off' homer on June 6 vs. Toledo...Had a 9-game hitting streak with the Bisons from May 23-June 7...In his 20 games at catcher in Triple A he threw out 14 of 33 runners attempting to steal (42%)...Recalled from Buffalo on June 23 and spent the remainder of the season with Cleveland, appearing in 27 games in the second half...Hit his first Major League HR and collected a career-high 3 hits on July 8 vs. Baltimore (3-4, 2RBI), including a solo shot off Erik Bedard...Also had a 3-hit game on August 20 at Tampa Bay...Had a career-high 3RBI on August 12 vs. KC (night game) after 3-run HR off De La Rosa...Following his recall he hit .245 (23-94) with 3HR & 14 RBI in 33 games and homered in consecutive contests, July 8 & 13...Overall made 31 starts at catcher in 40 games, compiling a fielding % of .991 (2E, 230TC) while throwing out 10 of 29 (34.5%) potential basestealers...Indians pitchers compiled an ERA of 4.11 (280.1IP, 306H, 128ER with him behind the plate...Kelly hit .289 (11-38) with runners on, .346 (9-26) in August and .256 (10-39) from the 7th inning on...Hit .314 (11-35) off LHP with 2HR & 7RBI. 2005 Made his major league debut in just his 4th pro season... Spent the bulk of the season at AAA Pawtucket, where he was named a year-end International League All-Star for the 2nd consecutive season, establishing career bests with 26 homers and 75 RBI...Made his major league debut, appearing in 9 games during a pair of stints with the Red Sox...With Doug Mirabelli on the D.L. with a sprained wrist, Shoppach was recalled from Pawtucket for the first time May 27 and made his major league debut as a defensive replacement in a 17-1 win on May 28 at New York...Was hit by a Buddy Groom pitch in his first big league plate appearance...Went 0-for-4 in his first big league start on May 29 at Yankee Stadium...Was 0-for-11 with 6 strikeouts in 6 games before being optioned back to Pawtucket on June 12 upon Mirabelli's activation...Was recalled for a 2nd time September 6 upon the conclusion of Pawtucket's season...Scored lone run on Oct. 2 vs. NYY in season's final game...Led Red Sox farmhands and ranked 6th in the IL in home runs...Enjoyed his finest month in July, batting .290 (27-for-93) with 7 homers and 24 RBI in 24 games...Hit .268 (80-for-299) with 22 homers and 67 RBI off righthanders and .194 (14-for-72) with 4 long balls and 8 RBI off lefties...Threw out an IL-best 34 of 78 runners attempting to steal, 44 percent...On April 10 at Indianapolis, blasted a homer to center field that was estimated at more than 450 feet...Went 2-for-4 with a pair of homers, 4 RBI and 2 runs scored April 23 at Buffalo...The 2 homers both came in the top of the 2nd, the first time a PawSox player had gone deep twice in an inning since Dwayne Hosey turned the trick in 1996... Scored a season-high 4 runs May 17 vs. Indianapolis...Hit in a season-best 8 consecutive games July 14-22, going 13-for-30 (.433) with 4 homers and 13 RBI...Went 9-for-15 with 3 homers and 12 RBI in 4 games July 17-20 with consecutive 3-hit efforts July 17 at Ottawa and July 18 vs. Louisville...Went 3-for-4 with 2 homers and 5 RBI in the July 18 game...On August 13 at Rochester, hit his 22nd home run as a catcher, breaking his own club record set in 2004...Entered the 2005 season ranked as the No. 8 overall prospect and the No. 1 catching prospect in the Red Sox organization, according to Baseball America. 2004 Appeared in a career-best 101 games behind the plate for Triple-A Pawtucket and threw out 35 of 101 potential base stealers (35 percent) on his way to a spot on the International League's end-of-season All-Star Team...Set a single-season home run record for PawSox catchers with 21 (also hit one as a DH), eclipsing Gary Allenson's 20 in 1978 and Tribe Manager Eric Wedge's 20 in 1987...His 22 homers matched his previous career total over 2 years and 208 games...Posted career bests with 62 runs scored and a .461 slugging percentage...47 of his 93 hits (51 percent) went for extra bases...Shoppach was rated as the top defensive catcher in the International League by IL managers in 2004...Celebrated his 24th birthday in style 4/29 at Ottawa, posting career highs in hits (4) and RBI (6)...The effort started a stretch of 14 RBI over 4 games, during which he went 8-for-17 (.471) with 4 homers and 7 runs scored...Registered his 3rd career 2-homer game in the 2nd game of a 5/3 doubleheader at Buffalo as part of that run...Reached via hit or walk in 25 straight games 5/30-6/28, batting .328 (19-for-58) over the first 17 games of the stretch to raise his average to a season-high .249 from .215...Scored at least one run (10 total) in 8 straight games 6/12-21...Clubbed a home run in a career-best 3 straight games 8/1-5 to highlight a 9-game stretch in which he went deep 6 times from 7/30-8/9...Batted .312 against lefthanders and .209 off right-handed pitchers... After the season, played for Escogido of the Dominican Winter League. 2003 Was named AA Portland Player of the Year, batting .282 with 30 doubles, 12 homers and 60 RBI in 92 games... Slugged .488, banging 44 extra-base hits in only 340 at-bats...Started at catcher for the North Division in the 7/16 Eastern League All-Star Game in New Britain, going 0-for-2...Did not make his 2003 debut until 4/28 as he recovered from off-season surgery on his right shoulder, but went on to lead the Sea Dogs in doubles, while ranking 3rd in homers and 4th in RBI...Tied for 9th in the organization in batting...Was named Best Defensive Catcher in the Eastern League in Baseball America's annual Best Tools survey of league managers. 2002 Made his pro debut with A Sarasota and was named to Baseball America's High-A All-Star team in addition to being selected to the Florida State League's mid-season and post-season All-Star teams...Batted .271 with 35 doubles (tied for 2nd in the league), 10 homers, 66 RBI and a .432 slugging percentage in 116 games...Ranked 9th among Red Sox farmhands in batting...appeared in 92 games as catcher...Went 0-for-1 in the FSL All-Star Game... posted his first career 2-homer game July 31 at Dunedin. 2001 Reported to the organization's Fall Instructional League after signing on 8/17 as the Red Sox' first pick (2nd round, 48th overall) in the 2001 draft...Was named co-winner of the Tony Latham Memorial Award, presented each fall to the player who shows the most enthusiasm during Instructional League.