Kyle Freeland

Born: 05/14/1993 (Age: 26)
Bats: Left
Throws: Left
Arm Slot: 3/4
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 170
Primary Position: LHSP
Seconday Position: -
Acquisition Period: 1st Rd., (#8 overall), 2014 MLB First-Year Player Draft (COL)
Entry Point: 4 Yr College
Report Info
Evaluator:
Report Date: December 16th, 2015
Dates Seen: 11/7/15, 11/13/15
Level: High A
Affiliate: Salt River Rafters
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Mechanical Notes
Violent delivery with stress on upper half; plus arm speed; poor arm action with stab; spine tilt with front side opening up; stiff landing; lacked tempo during both viewings; hides ball well; toes the first base side of the rubber.
MLB ETA Future Floor Future Ceiling Realistic Role Risk
2017 40 50 Role 40: middle reliever High
Pitch Present Future Sitting Max Comments
Fastball
Fastball 50 60 91-93 94 Downhill plane; lively fastball that he can cut and run; below average present command; missed up in zone and gloveside often.
Downhill plane; lively fastball that he can cut and run; below average present command; missed up in zone and gloveside often.
Slider
Slider 40 50 82-88 89 Throws two variations; short slider that sits 86 to 89 mph with mild bite; 82-to-85 slider with sweeping action; inconsistent arm speed replication; inconsistent release point.
Throws two variations; short slider that sits 86 to 89 mph with mild bite; 82-to-85 slider with sweeping action; inconsistent arm speed replication; inconsistent release point.
ChangeUp
ChangeUp 40 50 84-86 87 Inconsistent arm speed replication; inconsistent release point; mild fade with deception from arm action; displays feel for the offering despite current inconsistencies.
Inconsistent arm speed replication; inconsistent release point; mild fade with deception from arm action; displays feel for the offering despite current inconsistencies.
Overall Summary
Freeland has a wiry frame and an exerted delivery, which raises concern regarding his durability as a starter. He has the foundation of a solid arsenal, but the mechanical deficiencies and the lack of command will hinder the overall profile. There is high risk involved with Freeland due to the injury history and the concerns surrounding the mechanics, but Freeland will get every chance to stick as a starter for now. He has feel for all three pitches and displayed flashes of piecing it together during my two viewings. Realistically, I see a relief arm due to the aforementioned issues.