Kyle Johnston

Born: 07/17/1996 (Age: 23)
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Arm Slot: 3/4
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 190
Primary Position: RHSP
Seconday Position: RHRP
Acquisition Period: 6th Rd., 2017 MLB First-Year Player Draft (WSH); Traded to TOR 7/31/2019
Entry Point: 4 Yr College
Options Used: N/A
Report Info
Evaluator:
Report Date: July 4th, 2019
Dates Seen: June 1, 2019
Level: High A
Affiliate: Potomac Nationals
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On 40-Man Roster: No
Physical Description
Short and muscular frame. Built like Huston Street.
Mechanical Notes
Slow-paced semi-windup delivery; tall leg kick; effort in finish w/ head whack. Hooked arm circle w/ wrist curl; fast, strong H3/4 slot. Noisy mechanics will hurt him less in a bullpen role.
MLB ETA Present Role Future Role Role Description Risk
2020 20 35+ Follow Follow
Pitch Present Future Sitting Range Comments
Fastball Value
Overall Fastball Value 45 50 FB could be avg in relief if velo+movement tick up.
FB could be avg in relief if velo+movement tick up.
Fastball Velocity 50 50 92 90-94 T94 in starting role, though dips as games progress. Will sit more easily in mid-90s from the 'pen.
Fastball Velocity
Fastball Movement
Fastball Movement 50 55 Lively FB w/ late movement that plays up in the zone. Gets on hitters quickly, could be above-avg if FB ticks up in relief.
Lively FB w/ late movement that plays up in the zone. Gets on hitters quickly, could be above-avg if FB ticks up in relief.
Fastball Command
Fastball Command 40 40 Limited command that wanes as his starts progress. Lack of location hurts him less in 'pen.
Limited command that wanes as his starts progress. Lack of location hurts him less in 'pen.
Slider
Slider 45 45 82 80-85 Short three-quarters break that gets slurvy at times. Decent breaking ball but won't be an impact pitch.
Short three-quarters break that gets slurvy at times. Decent breaking ball but won't be an impact pitch.
ChangeUp
ChangeUp 40 40 84-85 83-87 Occasional dive, shows more to LHH; won't need third pitch as much facing lineups once, but has enough feel to use CH as complimentary pitch.
Occasional dive, shows more to LHH; won't need third pitch as much facing lineups once, but has enough feel to use CH as complimentary pitch.
Cutter
Cutter 45 45 90 89-91 Wrinkles a short cutter for another look. Tight one-plane break to get off the barrel.
Wrinkles a short cutter for another look. Tight one-plane break to get off the barrel.
Control
Control 40 40 Inconsistent control, around zone in best sequences but loses the plate when mechanics fall out of sync. Less pressure on location and turning lineups over in relief. Competitive, fiery mound presence translates well to relief.
Inconsistent control, around zone in best sequences but loses the plate when mechanics fall out of sync. Less pressure on location and turning lineups over in relief. Competitive, fiery mound presence translates well to relief.
Attribute Present Future
Delivery Below Average Average
Athleticism Average Average
Pitchability Average Average
Mound Presence Plus Plus
Overall Summary
Starting games in A-Ball but likely moves to the 'pen long term. Profiles as upper-level depth piece who gets cups of coffee in middle relief role.