• Full name Richard Andrew Kachel
  • Born 12/24/2000 in San Jose, CA
  • Profile Ht.: 6'0" / Wt.: 170 / Bats: L / Throws: R
  • School Fresno State
  • Drafted in the 16th round (496th overall) by the San Francisco Giants in 2022 (signed for $125,000).
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    Kachel generated a lot of buzz this spring and is a draft target for analytically-inclined teams who love his track record of production at Fresno State. He earned all-Mountain West conference honors his first two seasons and hit .302/.395/.559 with 11 home runs as a junior. Kachel isn’t overly physical at 6 foot, 170 pounds, but he has a sound approach, plenty of bat speed and a knack for barreling the ball from the left side. He has wiry strength and surprising power for his size, giving him a chance to reach double-digit home runs. Kachel doesn't offer much defensively. He is a below-average defender with poor hands at both third base and second base and may have to move to the outfield. He's an intense player who performs best in big moments.

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