Kyle Dowdy

Born: 02/03/1993 (Age: 26)
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Arm Slot:
Height: 6'1''
Weight: 195
Primary Position: RHSP
Seconday Position: RHRP
Acquisition Period: 12th Rd., 2015 MLB First-Year Player Draft (DET); Traded to CLE 7/31/2018; 2018 Rule 5 Draft Pick (NYM)
Entry Point: 4 Yr College
Options Used: N/A
Report Info
Evaluator:
Report Date: July 20th, 2018
Dates Seen: July 20, 2018
Level: Double-A
Affiliate: Akron RubberDucks
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On 40-Man Roster: No
Physical Description
Short, athletic frame w/ lean and wiry muscle, infield build on the mound.
Mechanical Notes
Abbreviated semi-windup, starts side-saddle. Athletic operation, moderate effort; slight shoulder tilt w/ head-rattle at finish. Compact arm-circle, quick armstroke, H3/4 slot.
MLB ETA Present Role Future Role Role Description Risk
2019 30 40 Middle Relief High
Pitch Present Future Sitting Range Comments
Fastball Value
Overall Fastball Value 45 50 Fastball can play average in short stints.
Fastball can play average in short stints.
Fastball Velocity 60 60 93-94 92-96 Sits 93-94 and frequently reached back for 95-96.
Fastball Velocity
Fastball Movement
Fastball Movement 45 50 Firm 4sm fastball that bores down in the zone but lacks lateral movement. Straightens out as pitch count rises. Likely is a half-grade livelier airing it out in the 'pen.
Firm 4sm fastball that bores down in the zone but lacks lateral movement. Straightens out as pitch count rises. Likely is a half-grade livelier airing it out in the 'pen.
Fastball Command
Fastball Command 40 45 Around zone w/ more control than true command in best sequences. Started to spray the middle third and miss targets more often as game progressed.
Around zone w/ more control than true command in best sequences. Started to spray the middle third and miss targets more often as game progressed.
Curveball
Curveball 45 50 77 75-80 True 12-to-6 looper at lower velo range; sharper and sweepier shape when thrown harder. Inconsistent execution as SP, flashes of avg pitch hint he can improve it in short stints.
True 12-to-6 looper at lower velo range; sharper and sweepier shape when thrown harder. Inconsistent execution as SP, flashes of avg pitch hint he can improve it in short stints.
ChangeUp
ChangeUp 40 45 85 83-86 Flashed playable change when he could take more off the pitch in 83-84 range. Straightens out and hangs over the plate at 85-86.
Flashed playable change when he could take more off the pitch in 83-84 range. Straightens out and hangs over the plate at 85-86.
Cutter
Cutter 50 50 89 87-90 Best pitch, separator that gives him a chance to get to the big leagues and create issues for RHH. Sharp gloveside action w/ playable velocity.
Best pitch, separator that gives him a chance to get to the big leagues and create issues for RHH. Sharp gloveside action w/ playable velocity.
Control
Control 40 45 Around zone more w/ FB and cutter, inconsistent location of off-speed. Thrower's approach is better suited for bullpen.
Around zone more w/ FB and cutter, inconsistent location of off-speed. Thrower's approach is better suited for bullpen.
Attribute Present Future
Delivery Below Average Below Average
Athleticism Plus Plus
Pitchability Below Average Average
Mound Presence Average Average
Overall Summary
Ceiling of low-leverage middle reliever if he takes to a 'pen role and finds a more consistent off-speed pitch. If he can't do those things, will be a 4A guy lacking another speed to pair with his high-velo fastball.