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Kyle McKenzie

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Charlotte (FL) Stone Crabs Charlotte (FL) Stone Crabs
Kyle McKenzie
Name: Kyle Alexander McKenzie
Born: Sep 13, 1990 in Boston, MA
High School: Thayer Academy, Braintree, Mass.
College: Tulane
Ht.: 6'1" / Wt.: 205 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
Drafted in the 20th round (607th overall) by the Tampa Bay Rays in 2014
The lone Massachusetts prep prospect with a realistic shot at signing this year is Thayer Academy righthander Kyle McKenzie, but it won't be an easy sign. McKenzie is committed to Tulane, and he draws comparisons to another Bay State product who went on to play for the Green Wave, Brandon Gomes (now pitching at Double-A in the Padres system). Like Gomes, McKenzie is a smallish righthander with a quick arm. He has worked in the 88-92 mph range this spring, and some reports had him touching 93-94 at times. Last year he pitched more in the 85-88 mph range. His velocity has climbed as his delivery has improved, though he still has quite a bit of effort. His curveball has also made significant strides, and it's close to average now with a chance to be plus in the future. The pitch remains somewhat slurvy but has good bite. McKenzie is an eighth- to 10th-round talent who is unlikely to be signable in that range, though a club could take him higher than that and make a run at him.
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