Kyle Zurak

Position: RHRP
Level: AFL
Affiliate: Glendale Desert Dogs
League: Arizona Fall League
Born: 11/28/1994 (Age: 24)
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 192
B/T: Right / Right
Acquired: 8th Rd., 2017 MLB First-Year Player Draft (NYY)

Prospect Spotlight

NOTES FROM THE FIELD, ARIZONA FALL LEAGUE:

  • Medium frame, thick and muscular throughout. 
  • Stretch only, effort throughout, muscles up to get to velocity. Thwack+recoil at finish, tilts to clear arm. In-line circle, H3/4 slot.
  • FB 92-95 (93); Avg velo, runs to armside, occasional run+sink when he angles down. FB for low strikes, low and to corners at times.
  • SL 82-86; Power SL, go-to secondary, separator. Tight spin with short slant and late show off FB. Effective weapon to RHH.
  • CH 86-87; Decent wrinkle pitch he shows to LHH. Short one-plane fade, throws at fastball armspeed. 
  •  RP with three pitches, FB/SL two main offerings. Aggressive w/ SL, uses like second pitch. 

SUMMARY: Potential fast-track ‘pen arm that’s more attractive for his floor than ceiling. FB/SL mix and ability to work around the zone to both righties and lefties fits middle relief profile. When he’s on, slider is a real weapon and separates him from other low-leverage ‘pen prospects.