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Kyle Stowers

#54 | LF/RF/DH
Baltimore Orioles Baltimore Orioles
Kyle Stowers
Name: Kyle Jacob Stowers
Born: Jan 2, 1998 in El Cajon, CA
High School: El Cajon (Calif.) HS
College: Stanford
Ht.: 6'3" / Wt.: 200 lbs
Bats: L / Throws: L
Drafted in the supplemental 2nd round (71st overall) by the Baltimore Orioles in 2019 (signed for $884,200)
Stowers emerged as one of the top power threats in Stanford’s lineup in 2018, and he further increased his draft stock last summer with a strong performance in the Cape Cod League. While there, Stowers ranked as the No. 14 prospect in the league and hit .326/.361/.565 with six home runs—although he did have 34 strikeouts (22.97 percent strikeout rate) to just seven walks (4.73 percent walk rate) in 34 games. Stowers generates good bat speed from a narrow stance, with a simple, lefthanded swing that starts with a low handset. Some scouts think Stowers gets too pull-oriented at times, which leads to more strikeouts, but he has significantly cut his strikeout rate this spring after whiffing 20.42 percent of the time in 2018. Stowers struggled early in the season, and many scouts thought he was pressing too much during his draft year. Through February and March, Stowers hit .254 (15-for-59) with just one home run. But through his first 28 games of April and May, Stowers performed much better, hitting .324 (35-for-108) with six homers. Stowers doesn’t have tremendous tools, or even one plus tool to speak of, instead using more average to solid-average tools to offer a well-rounded game. He’s an average runner who throws well, but his arm strength doesn’t overly impress scouts and he’s a better fit for a corner than center field. He can play a solid first base, but he doesn’t have the power to profile there down the line. He has pitched sparingly with Stanford in the past, but his future is as a hitter.
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