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Joel Kuhnel

#66 | RHP
Cincinnati Reds Cincinnati Reds
Joel Kuhnel
Name: Joel Kenneth Kuhnel
Born: Feb 19, 1995 in Goldsboro, N.C. USA
College: Texas-Arlington
Ht.: 6'5" / Wt.: 260 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
 IPERAWHIPBB/9SO/9
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Career9.24.661.344.668.38
Drafted in the 11th round (318th overall) by the Cincinnati Reds in 2016 (signed for $125,000)
This massive (6-foot-5, 265 pound) righthander was the Jayhawk League's No. 1 prospect last summer and he lived up to those expectations with a solid junior season for Texas-Arlington. Kuhnel's command wavers but he has the makings of three impressive pitches with a 92-95 mph fastball that has touched 97 and he's shown he can sink it, run it and cut it. The fastball sets hitters up and his average slider finishes them off, although he has a tendency to get on the side of the pitch too much, which makes it into a sweepier offering. His changeup is a below-average pitch but it's usable against lefthanded hitters. Kuhnel missed a month of the season with shoulder soreness but he did return. His delivery isn't easy--there's effort and he lands hard, but he has a short arm action.
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