IP 42
ERA 7.286
WHIP 1.714
BB/9 4.071
SO/9 5.571
  • Full name Kyle Edward Weiland
  • Born 09/12/1986 in Albuquerque, NM
  • Profile Ht.: 6'4" / Wt.: 195 / Bats: L / Throws: R
  • School Notre Dame
  • Debut 07/10/2011
  • Drafted in the 3rd round (108th overall) by the Boston Red Sox in 2008 (signed for $322,000).
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    Weiland has a good chance to go in the first three rounds as a reliever, but he might be starting for Notre Dame if he hadn't fallen and broken his collarbone the December before his sophomore season. After he saved 16 games as a freshman, the Fighting Irish ticketed him for their rotation in 2007. However he had a hard time making the transition to starting while recovering from the injury. Weiland enjoyed immediate success after returning to the bullpen, where he could focus on his 91-94 mph fastball and 80-82 mph slider. He owns school records for single-season and career (25) saves. The slider gives him a second plus pitch at times, though he can fall in love with it too much. Six-foot-3 and 180 pounds, he throws strikes but sometimes battles the location of his pitches in the zone. Weiland's stuff was down slightly a month before the draft, and he hit three batters in one inning against Pittsburgh.

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