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Konnor Pilkington

#44 | LHP
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Konnor Pilkington
Name: Konnor Chase Pilkington
Born: Sep 12, 1997 in Pascagoula, MS
High School: East Central HS, Moss Point, Miss.
College: Mississippi State
Ht.: 6'3" / Wt.: 225 lbs
Bats: L / Throws: L
Drafted in the 3rd round (81st overall) by the Chicago White Sox in 2018 (signed for $650,000)
Pilkington has established himself as a reliable starter throughout his college career at Mississippi State, in the Cape Cod League and with USA Baseball's Collegiate National Team. He shows an advanced understanding of pitching and what he needs to do to get outs. Pilkington is not overpowering and he typically pitches at 89-92 mph, but his fastball can reach 94 mph. His curveball has above-average potential and he has worked to improve his changeup to give him a third offering that is at least average. At his best, Pilkington can both land his curveball for strikes and make it a chase pitch out of the zone. He repeats his delivery well and can locate his fastball to both sides of the zone effectively. Pilkington is one of the youngest college players in the draft class and won''t turn 21 until September. Given his feel for pitching, size (listed at 6-foot-3, 228 pounds) and track record, he has the look of a solid starter at the pro level.
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