Top-10 Profiles of 2021: No. 3, Nelson Keljo


By: Diego Solares
Staff Writer, Associate Scout

As we approach the end of 2021, we're taking account of the PBR Oregon player profile pages to determine the players in our backyard whose profiles earned the most attention throughout the year. We're counting down the top-10 profiles in the state that received the most views, from 10 and on, concluding our countdown on New Year's Day by revealing the most-viewed profile of the year.

LHP Nelson Keljo (Jesuit) checks in as the third most popular profile in the Beaver State this year. A 6-foot-4, 210-pound southpaw, Keljo is the top-ranked prospect on our current Oregon 2022 class rankings and he’s slotted inside the top-150 names nationally, too. Our Pacific Northwest Scouting Director, Dan Jurik, had this to say about Keljo after the most recent rankings update was released:

“Ultra physical at 6’4, 210 lbs. Keljo’s multi-sport background and training regimen helped shape him into a versatile athlete who is slowly continuing to add more polish and experience on the mound. As with most pitchers from colder weather areas, he’s a low mileage arm who hasn’t been overworked at an early age and remains projectable. Two key components to help separate him amongst the rest of the pack are his left-handedness and the chance to stick as a starter long-term. On our looks, the FB control has been consistent and repeatable. Working with a clean delivery from a high ¾ slot, there’s minimal working parts in Keljo’s delivery & the simplicity helps him keep everything in sync. The release point allows him to keep his weight behind the baseball and use his frame for leverage. Holds velocity deep into his outings and we’ve actually seen his peak velo come as late as his 3rd or 4th inning of work. Across 2 starts in the spring, his FB ranged 86-89 and 86-91. Then in the summer he dialed it up to 94 at Area Codes. Even if he didn’t make another jump, if Keljo could settle into the 90-93 range consistently, that’s substantial heat from the left-side for a prep arm. The CB comes out of the same slot as his FB and shows 2/7 shape in the 72-77 range. Presently features a more gradual break and Keljo understands how to utilize it off of his FB. As with most dominant HS pitchers, he rarely needs to resort to using a third offering but we’ve seen flashes of the CH and all indications are that it will develop into a quality third offering.” 


Committed to Oregon State, Keljo is certain to garner draft attention leading up to this year’s MLB Draft. Learn more about one of the Pacific Northwest’s top seniors, below. 

Nelson Keljo

Class of 2022 / LHP

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2022
  • Primary Position: LHP
    Secondary Position: OF
  • High School: Jesuit
    State: OR
  • Height: 6'4
    Weight: 210lbs
  • Bat/Throw: L/L

Statistics

Pitching
94
Max FB
(08/07/21)
90 - 94
FB
(08/07/21)
72 - 77
CB
(04/21/21)
Pitching
Max FB
94
FB
90 - 94
Pitching
Max FB
92
FB
86 - 90
CB
72 - 77

Videos

4/21/21


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