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Kyle Wilcox

#21 | RHP | BravesATL
Mississippi Braves Mississippi Braves
Kyle Wilcox
Name: Kyle Matthew Wilcox
Born: Jun 14, 1994 in Newtown, CT
High School: Bryant
College: Bryant
Ht.: 6'3" / Wt.: 195 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
Drafted in the 6th round (185th overall) by the Seattle Mariners in 2015 (signed for $225,000)
Wilcox has been famous among scouts in the northeast for a few years. In short bursts, Wilcox has been able to hit the upper 90s with his fastball, topping out at 98 mph, but he has never sat at that kind of velocity. Wilcox has slowly but surely grown into a starter. He shows potential with three pitches. As a starter, his fastball works comfortably at 89-93 and touches 94. There's some debate about which of his offspeed pitches is better, though neither projects as a plus pitch. He throws a low-to-mid 80s changeup that flashes tumbling action, and Wilcox has some feel for burying the pitch down and away from lefthanded hitters. He'll mix in an upper 70s breaking ball with varying shape. The breaking ball will flash above-average, but Wilcox struggles to stay on top of it and the pitch sometimes gets loopy. His inconsistency from inning to inning leads some scouts to project him as a reliever, but his athleticism and low mileage lead others to project him as a back of the rotation starter.
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