In many respects, Merrill Kelly’s game is as unassuming as they come. His fastball sits around 92 miles per hour. He doesn’t have a true put-away pitch. He doesn’t get an inordinate number of strikeouts or groundballs. But what he’s done for the Diamondbacks since joining the team in 2019 is more significant than you think. For starters, Kelly’s journey…

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Born and raised in Phoenix metro, Jesse’s sports broadcasting career began at the age of 12 when he impersonated D-backs radio voice Greg Schulte on FOX Sports Arizona as the Arizona Diamondbacks Kidkaster. He started writing and podcasting about the Diamondbacks shortly thereafter, and has been doing it ever since. Now, Jesse is a podcast host and writer for PHNX Diamondbacks. Jesse has a math degree and a journalism minor from Azusa Pacific University in Southern California.