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Kyle Sleeth

RHP | TigersDET
Kyle Sleeth
Name: Kyle A. Sleeth
Born: Dec 20, 1981 in Thornton, Colo. USA
High School: Northglenn (Colo.) HS
College: Wake Forest
Ht.: 6'5" / Wt.: 205 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
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Drafted in the 1st round (3rd overall) by the Detroit Tigers in 2003 (signed for $3,350,000)
The consensus is that Sleeth is better than Bryan Bullington, the No. 1 overall pick a year ago, though he won't go that high in this draft. He should be no worse than the second college pitcher drafted--Richmond's Tim Stauffer is the only one with a shot to go ahead of him--or the seventh overall choice. Sleeth's pitching has dropped off slightly since his NCAA record-tying 26-game winning streak ended, but he still has a long track record of success with Wake Forest and Team USA. Not to mention three nasty pitches, a 93-94 mph fastball with life, a low-80s slider that has improved this year and a power curveball. There's still some room for projection with his 6-foot-5, 200-pound frame. Sleeth also has a decent changeup and throws strikes. His delivery can get out of whack, and he'll sometimes throw across his body or leave the ball up in the strike zone. Consistency is all that stands between him becoming a frontline starter in the major leagues.
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