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Kyle Funkhouser

Born: 03/16/1994 (Age: 21)
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2" Weight: 220
Mechanics
Tall pitcher; physical body with mature growth; power bottom; sturdy shoulders; ideal pitching frame; 3/4th arm slot; short arms the ball but is able to get extension on follow-through; plus arm speed; bottom half drives hard but is smooth without much exertion; body is sturdy and capable of taking a heavy load; displays a leg kick with an extreme closed foot on landing; points inward and causes a slight crossfire at times; overall delivery is smooth and he repeats well; struggled to repeat arm slots on secondary pitches in the latter innings after losing stamina (119 pitches in 7.2 IP); ~1.25 delivery times.
Evaluator Tucker Blair
Report Date 04/04/2015
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Dates Seen 4/4/15
OFP 60
Realistic 50; Back-end Starter
MLB ETA 2017
Video No
Pitch Type Present Grade Future Grade Sitting Velocity Peak Velocity Report
FB 55 60 90-94 96 Average command; generates downhill plane and explodes on hitters; easy velo; minimal horizontal movement; generated weak contact the entire outing; pounded outside corner for most of the outing; began to work inside once stamina dropped in latter innings; pitch will get to plus with slight refinements in command.
SL 55 60 78-83 86 Average command; sweeping action with tight spin; replicates arm speed; primarily worked the slower version of this offering; threw backdoor often; slight refinements in release points will push this offering to its full potential.
CH 40 50 80-85 86 Average command; mild fade; pitch was firm at 84+; works well off the power FB; there is feel for the pitch and improvements in release points could push it towards an average offering
Overall

Funkhouser displayed an arsenal with three average or higher pitches, and worked into the eighth inning against UVA. The righty has a durable frame and could be a workhorse in the rotation. The short arm and closed foot are concerns, but not to the extent where he can't start. The overall profile is a power pitcher with three pitches that flashed consistency and feel. Per Funkhouser, he did not have feel for his power SL, which he scrapped early in the outing and went with the slower version.

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