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Kyle Brnovich

#21 | RHP | OriolesBAL
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Kyle Brnovich
Name: Kyle Griffin Brnovich
Born: Oct 20, 1997 in Cincinnati, OH
College: Elon
Ht.: 6'2" / Wt.: 190 lbs
Bats: L / Throws: R
Drafted in the 8th round (241st overall) by the Los Angeles Angels in 2019 (signed for $168,700)
Brnovich has had a lot of success at Elon thanks to a swing-and-miss slider that helped him rack up 347 strikeouts over his first 268 innings (11.65 strikeouts per nine innings), including 73 innings this spring. His delivery is a bit unusual, relying on late hip rotation to get his arm through on time, but he has a good track record of throwing strikes and has made a below-average operation largely effective. He shows good arm speed and the ability to spin the ball with consistency, to the point where some scouts grade his slider out as a plus-plus pitch. Brnovich pitches in the 88-92 mph range with his fastball—a fringe-average offering at best—so he predominantly pitches off of his slider, mixing in a changeup on occasion. He is a good athlete, but his delivery and fastball velocity leave questions as to whether he should be used in the bullpen moving forward. There’s no reason to not run Brnovich out as a starter until he proves otherwise, however, especially with his strong track record and potentially devastating breaking ball.
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