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Kyle McCulloch

RHP | RedsCIN
Kyle McCulloch
Name: Kyle Roberts McCulloch
Born: Mar 20, 1985 in Houston, Texas USA
High School: Bellaire HS, Houston
College: Texas
Ht.: 6'3" / Wt.: 190 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
 IPERAWHIPBB/9SO/9
Career711.14.641.492.865.00
Drafted in the 1st round (29th overall) by the Chicago White Sox in 2006 (signed for $1,050,000)
McCulloch's stuff isn't as sexy as the pitchers ahead of him on this list, though he's a better bet to reach his ceiling as a No. 3 or 4 starter than most. "He's a safe pick," a regional crosschecker said. "You know he's a big leaguer. Maybe you get Brad Radke out of him." The Longhorns initially signed McCulloch as a shortstop out of Houston power Bellaire High, where he played both ways but first emerged as an infielder. He's a good athlete for a pitcher and quite consistent. McCulloch's velocity has been down a little this year, as his fastball has sat at 88-90 mph, compared to 89-92 in 2005, when he won the deciding game of the College World Series. His best pitch is his plus changeup, and both his curveball and slider are effective if not spectacular. Early in the spring, he struggled when he relied too heavily on his secondary stuff, but righted himself when he returned to working off his fastball. Besides winning at premier high school and college programs, McCulloch also has proven himself against top summer competition. He held his own as a reliever in the Cape Cod League in 2004 and tied for the Team USA college team lead with four victories in 2005.
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