Frnklyn Kilome

Position: RHSP
Level: Class A
Affiliate: Lakewood Blue Claws
League: Eastern League
Age: 20
Height: 6'6"
Weight: 175
B/T: Right / Right
Acquired: Signed as international free agent 1/22/2013 (PHI); Traded to NYM 7/272018

Prospect Spotlight

The Potential Tools: 70 FB, 60 CB, 50 CH, 50 Command
Strengths: 6’6” projectable frame; high ¾ arm slot generates big downhill; extreme arm speed; easy, repeatable motion makes for a promising command projection; fastball will work in mid-to-high 90s with arm-side life; curveball will flash as a true hammer, plus offering; 12-to-6 shape with depth; shows feel for changeup; tumbling action, works well off FB; will flash control within strike zone.

Weaknesses: Extreme gap between present and future projections; overall pitchability needs work; command must take step forward over developmental years; shows feel but changeup is too inconsistent to provide value at present; limited leg drive puts extra stress on shoulder/arm in delivery; velocity can disappear from start to start; limited pro ball experience.

Role Ceiling: 60; Low #2/High #3 SP.

Risk: Extreme; large gap between present and future; limited pro ball experience.

Summary: The Phillies are starting to reap the benefits from their international scouting department, and Kilome is one of the reasons why. He was signed for a low rate with hopes he would grow into his large frame and develop under their coaching staff. Lucky for Philly, Kilome’s pitchability, intelligence, delivery and stuff all took a step forward the past year, and now he’s a fixture on the prospect scene. Kilome saw his fastball play consistently in the middle 90s in 2015, and his curveball showed a sharper, more definitive shape. His changeup is a little behind the other two pitches, but seeing the way they have developed, it should progress just as naturally. Improvements with his command are necessary, but if Kilome can put the total package together, there is plus upside to his profile.