Kellen Rholl(born May 13, 1996) nicknamed "Rholl Tide" and "The lethal lefty", is an American professional baseball pitcher for a Cleveland Indians Minor league affiliate in the Arizona League. A Left-handed thrower and Left-handed hitter, Rholl stands 6 feet 3 inches (1.9 m) and weighs 200 pounds (90.7 kg).
Rholl was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on May 13, 1996, the first of two children of Jeff Rholl and Alex Lape. He began playing baseball at a young age, assisted by his friends and brother Carter, who would build a Wiffle Ball field in the front yard of their Shoreview home with home run fences and back stops. Rholl attended Turtle Lake Elementary and after completing the 5th grade moved to Chippewa middle school. Rholl payed baseball during the spring, summer and fall in different youth leagues around the North Metropolitan area of Minneapolis/ St. Paul.
Rholl was a part of back-to-back Class AAA State Championship teams (2013, 2014) for Moundsview High school in Arden Hills, MN. Shortly before graduating, Rholl signed his letter of intent to play for Angelo State University in San Angelo, Texas.
Rholl began his collegiate career in 2015 starting in 4 games and making appearances out of the bullpen for 10 games. In 2016 he was limited to just 2 starts and 11 appearances out of the bullpen. In 2018 Rholl had his best season on the mound closing games for the Rams. Rholl appeared in 25 games and struck out over 40% of the batters he faced earning himself 10 saves. Rholl left Angelo State University after being picked in the 25th round with the 763rd pick in the 2018 draft.
Minor Leagues (2018–present)
Rholl began his professional career with a Cleveland Indians affiliate, the Arizona League CLE Indians 1 during the 2018 season.
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