• Full name Joseph Patrick Boyle
  • Born 08/14/1999 in O'fallon, MO
  • Profile Ht.: 6'7" / Wt.: 240 / Bats: R / Throws: R
  • School Notre Dame
  • Drafted in the 5th round (143rd overall) by the Cincinnati Reds in 2020 (signed for $500,000).
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    Boyle’s stuff is up with any other arm in the 2020 class. His fastball sits in the 96-99 mph range, and he’s run his heater all the way up to 102 mph with a breaking ball that scouts have thrown double-plus grades on as well. He gets to all of his stuff with almost shocking ease, with some scouts saying he looks like an NBA player on the mound thanks to his 6-foot-7, 240-pound frame. Boyle can overwhelm his competition at times, getting tons of whiffs on his fastball up and around the zone and whiffs on breaking balls that will bounce significantly in front of the plate. What holds Boyle back, however, and might prevent him from going in the top two rounds of the draft is his well below-average control. In 36 innings over three years with Notre Dame, Boyle has walked 48 batters, good for 12 per nine innings of work. That rate is unsustainable at the next level, no matter how good his stuff is, but scouts have noted that his delivery and arm action aren’t nearly as bad as the quality of his strikes. That could be more of a concern for his future control, as there are no obvious mechanical fixes to implement to try and help him take a step forward. A team with multiple picks in the comp rounds could more easily take on the inherent risk with Boyle as a top 60-70 pick. If not he could go off the board near other top relievers in the third- or fourth-round range.

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Career Transactions

  • Midland RockHounds activated RHP Joe Boyle from the reserve list.
  • RHP Joe Boyle assigned to Midland RockHounds.
  • Oakland Athletics traded LHP Sam Moll and cash to Cincinnati Reds for RHP Joe Boyle.
  • Oakland Athletics traded LHP Sam Moll and cash to Cincinnati Reds for RHP Joe Boyle.

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