Kyle Muller

Born: 10/07/1997 (Age: 21)
Bats: Right
Throws: Left
Arm Slot:
Height: 6'6"
Weight: 225
Primary Position: LHSP
Seconday Position: -
Acquisition Period: 2nd Rd. 2016 MLB First Year Player Draft, (ATL)
Entry Point: High School
Options Used: N/A
Report Info
Evaluator:
Report Date: November 13th, 2018
Dates Seen: 2x--August/November 2018
Level: AFL
Affiliate: Peoria Javalinas
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On 40-Man Roster: No
Physical Description
XL frame, broad and thick w/ limited athleticism. Has filled out significantly since signing and gotten softer through the middle.
Mechanical Notes
Throwback style rock-and-fire semi-windup; exaggerated drop-step into disruptive leg-kick that varies his landing and extension. Stumbles down the mound, backside swings around hard and occasionally pulls off-line. Full arm-circle, recoil after H3/4 slot.
MLB ETA Present Role Future Role Role Description Risk
2020 30 50 Backend Starter High
Pitch Present Future Sitting Range Comments
Fastball Value
Overall Fastball Value 45 55 Blows FB by hitters, especially in short-stints. Can be above-avg pitch if he refines command.
Blows FB by hitters, especially in short-stints. Can be above-avg pitch if he refines command.
Fastball Velocity 60 60 94 92-96 Imposing frame and LH velocity. Sits mid-90s, t96 at best, durable body type to hold velo through a season.
Fastball Velocity
Fastball Movement
Fastball Movement 50 50 Riding life when elevated. Occasional angle w/ a hint of run when he lands a low strike.
Riding life when elevated. Occasional angle w/ a hint of run when he lands a low strike.
Fastball Command
Fastball Command 40 45 Large body and clunky delivery limit current ability to locate FB, elevates often. Can improve command slightly w/ some mechanical cleanup, but don't see athleticism to project full avg.
Large body and clunky delivery limit current ability to locate FB, elevates often. Can improve command slightly w/ some mechanical cleanup, but don't see athleticism to project full avg.
Curveball
Curveball 45 50 78 77-80 True CB w/ hard spin, best ones have two-plane depth w/ 2-to-7 tilt. Inconsistent at present, gets slurvy and rarely lands for strikes. Upside of avg pitch.
True CB w/ hard spin, best ones have two-plane depth w/ 2-to-7 tilt. Inconsistent at present, gets slurvy and rarely lands for strikes. Upside of avg pitch.
Slider
Slider 40 45 87 86-88 Didn't use in AFL looks throwing in relief, but mixes hard SL w/ short one-plane movement in starting role. Projects as a workable wrinkle pitch.
Didn't use in AFL looks throwing in relief, but mixes hard SL w/ short one-plane movement in starting role. Projects as a workable wrinkle pitch.
ChangeUp
ChangeUp 45 50 85 84-86 Chance to be effective third pitch; throws at armspeed and gets tumble down in the zone on best ones. Still developing but has a feel for it.
Chance to be effective third pitch; throws at armspeed and gets tumble down in the zone on best ones. Still developing but has a feel for it.
Control
Control 40 50 More control than command right now, keeps FB around the plate but elevates often and can't throw off-speed pitches for strikes. Reaching ceiling as a starter depends on improving mechanics, pitchability, and control of secondaries.
More control than command right now, keeps FB around the plate but elevates often and can't throw off-speed pitches for strikes. Reaching ceiling as a starter depends on improving mechanics, pitchability, and control of secondaries.
Attribute Present Future
Delivery Below Average Average
Athleticism Below Average Below Average
Pitchability Below Average Average
Mound Presence Average Average
Overall Summary
Ingredients of back-rotation SP, but will take time to get there and requires significant projection. If lack of control and reliable off-speed hold him back in starting role, future as hard-throwing bullpen lefty is in play as a fallback.