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Kyle Finnegan

#68 | RHP
Oakland Athletics Oakland Athletics
Kyle Finnegan
Name: Kyle Edward Finnegan
Born: Sep 4, 1991 in Kingwood, Texas USA
High School: Kingwood (Texas) HS
Ht.: 6'2" / Wt.: 170 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
Drafted in the 6th round (191st overall) by the Oakland Athletics in 2013 (signed for $200,000)
Finnegan has some of the best arm strength in Texas, though that wasn't enough to keep him in the Texas State rotation. He struck out a combined 20 batters in his first two starts against Missouri State and Houston, then had just 28 in his next nine before moving into a relief role. Finnegan has an athletic 6-foot-2, 180-pound frame and a loose, quick arm, which combine to give him a 90-97 mph fastball. He has trouble harnessing his heater, however, and still hasn't mastered a reliable second pitch. He throws a slurvy breaking ball at 78-80 mph and doesn't have much of a changeup. There's effort in his delivery, too, and he'll probably become a full-time reliever in pro ball.
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