• Full name Kyle Henry Teel
  • Born 02/15/2002 in Ridgewood, NJ
  • Profile Ht.: 6'1" / Wt.: 190 / Bats: L / Throws: R
  • School Virginia
  • Drafted in the 1st round (14th overall) by the Boston Red Sox in 2023 (signed for $4,000,000).
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    School: Virginia Source: 4YR

    Commit/Drafted: Never Drafted
    Age At Draft: 21.4
    BA Grade:55/High
    Tools:Hit: 55. Power: 45. Run: 50. Field: 50. Arm: 60.

    Teel was a standout high school prospect who would have ranked among the top 100 players in the class had he not withdrawn from the draft at the time. Teel split time as a catcher and outfielder with Virginia in 2021, but moved into an everyday catching role in 2022 and 2023 and also served as Team USA’s catcher during the 2022 summer. Teel was named ACC player of the year in 2023 and he hit .407/.475/.655, with 13 home runs and 25 doubles. A 6-foot-1, 190-pound lefthanded hitter, Teel has plenty of bat speed and takes extremely aggressive, violent hacks with plenty of moving parts in his setup. He has a large leg kick with a significant hand hitch in his load, but has also developed a solid track record of both contact and on-base skills. Teel has homered to all fields in college, but he has more fringe-average power projections in pro ball. Teel’s standout athleticism should give him every opportunity to stick behind the plate, and he has easy plus arm strength that should be an asset at the position as well. He’s thrown out 33.3% of basestealers for his career and turns in pop times around 1.90 seconds at his best, though his footwork and accuracy could be improved. He folds up well behind the plate and is a quick lateral mover on dirt balls, and he’s improved significantly as a receiver since his freshman year. He’s a good runner for a catcher and is the consensus top college catcher in the class.

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  • C Kyle Teel assigned to FCL Red Sox.
  • Boston Red Sox signed C Kyle Teel.

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