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Kyle Winkler

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Kyle Winkler
Name: Kyle Michael Winkler
Born: Jun 18, 1990 in Sugar Land, Texas USA
High School: Kempner HS, Sugar Land, Texas
College: Texas Christian
Ht.: 5'11" / Wt.: 195 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
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Career3524.501.504.248.82
Drafted in the 10th round (304th overall) by the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2011 (signed for $240,000)
With Matt Purke ailing, Winkler has replaced him as Texas Christian's ace. Hitters have a tough time squaring Winkler's pitches up, especially his 91-95 mph fastball with heavy sink. He has added velocity this spring, not only to his heater but also to his slider, which reaches the mid-80s. His breaking ball is more effective when he throws in the low 80s, and some scouts would like to see him break out the hard curveball he used in high school. His improved changeup gives him a solid third pitch that he should throw more often, and his command also has taken a step forward. If Winkler had ideal pitcher size rather than checking in at 5-foot-11 and 205 pounds, he'd be a mid-first-rounder. His delivery isn't the smoothest, but it's also deceptive and doesn't feature a terrible amount of effort. Scouts have noted his competitive streak for years, going back to when he led the U.S. national team to a gold medal at the 2006 Pan American Youth Championships with a 1.15 ERA.
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