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March 4, 2016 6:00 am

Draft Notes


Adam McInturff

Notes on a few SEC pitchers with a chance to go in the first round and more.

Kyle Funkhouser, RHP, Louisville
The overall line was ugly for Funkhouser at Ole Miss. Over 3 2/3 innings, Funkhouser walked seven batters, struck out six, and allowed six earned runs. Though he’ll almost certainly throw better than he has in his first two outings of the season, Funkhouser’s stuff stumbled into the draft last year, and his mix of pitches looks closer to what we saw towards the end of last season than the above-average fastball/slider mix that helped get him popped with the 35th-overall pick.

Inconsistency was Funkhouser’s ruin on Friday, and most of that was mechanical. His motion is largely unchanged from his junior season: He throws from a slow-paced semi-windup, takes a pause over the rubber with a tall leg kick, and lands slightly open. Funkhouser’s overall control and command were fine on Friday; he moved his fastball to both sides of the plate, and most misses were good misses. At other times, he lost command of his fastball, often missing up and to his armside, as hepulled off his pitches and noticeably fell to the first-base side of the mound.

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Logan Shore (RHP), out of Coon Rapids High School (Coon Rapids, MN) had an up and down summer, currently standing as a potential early to mid single-digit round selection depending on the strength of his commitment to the University of Florida. Today’s video is from USA Baseball's Second Annual Prospect Classic, which pits the Collegiate National Team against the USA 18U team in a four game series with varying roster structures.

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