Kyle Funkhouser MLB Draft Prospect [Scouting Report]

Kyle Funkhouser MLB Draft Prospect 2016 Scouting Report

Kyle Funkhouser
Full Prospect Details:
Kyle Funkhouser 2015 MLB Draft Prospect
Draft Expectation: First Round 2016
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Kyle FunkhouserINFO:
Position-RHP
School-Louisville
Birthday-3/16/1994
Bats/Throws-Bats-R/Throws-R
Height/Weight-6’2″/218 lbs
Previously Drafted: Never
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Kyle Funkhouser Scouting Report: Kyle Funkhouser finished the 2014 campaign with a NCAA D1 high of 13 wins and help led Louisville to it’s second straight College World Series appearance. Funkhouser has three solid pitches beginning with his 92-94 fastball. His slider and changeup are inconsistent but show the makings of quality pitches. He has a good build and should stay as a start as he progresses through the Minors. His control and command are the areas where we see the most improvement needed. Kyle Funkhouser was drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers with the 35th overall selection in the 2015 MLB Draft. Funkhouser opted not to sign with the Dodgers and return to Louisville for his senior season.

Scouting grades: Fastball: 60 | Slider: 50 | Changeup: 50 | Control: 50 | Overall: 55

2014 Season: 18GS – 1.94ERA – 120.1IP – 122K – 85H – 33R/26ER – 65BB

Highlights:

2015: Tossed one-hit shutout vs Alabama State to open the season on 2/13/15 (7IP, 1H, 1BB, 12K). Threw a 4-hit shutout vs #22 Notre Dame 3/20/15(7.0IP, 4H, 3BB, 8K). Allowed 7H over 7ip on 2/28 vs Xavier (0ER, 7K and 2BB) to lower his ERA. Stymied Georgia Tech allowing just one run over 7ip to add to his impressive season

2014: Set Louisville school record for single season wins finishing 13-3 overall. Finished 2013 campaign with a 1.94 ERA and 122K’s (third most at Louisville). 13th win came in a 10K, 8IP performance in the NCAA Regional against Kent State. His 13 wins are a school record, his 12th win came in a dominating performance over Memphis (6.1IP, 12K). Struck out a career best 12 over 8 innings versus Temple on 5/9. Played for USA Baseball Collegiate National Team and went 1-2 with a 1.27ERA, 28.1IP with 36K’s (team high).

About Kyle Funkhouser:

Kyle Funkhouser strikes out 12 in seven shutout innings as Cards win opener, writes NCAA.com
Funkhouser nabs first ACC pitching award, writes The Courier-Journal
Funkhouser tosses accolades aside as season arrives adds Lousiville Cardinal Newspaper
Kyle Funkhouser, Louisville Handle Georgia Tech writes College Baseball Central
Nations Top Pitching Prospects -Funkhouser & Kirby Go toe-to-toe writes the Cavalier Insider
Funkhouser Outduels Fellow Draft Prospect Nathan Kirby via Cavalier Insider
Funkhouser Gem Gives No. 5 Louisville 1-0 Win Over Duke writes Cardinal Authority
Funkhouser makes the midseason USA Baseball Golden Spikes Award watch list via Tigernet.com
Despite Struggles Funkhouser is an Ace writes WDRB.com
Funkhouser is an All-America via The Courier Journal
Funkhouser Makes Univ. of Louisville History writes The Courier Journal
Funkhouser Announces on Twitter “I will be back for my senior season” adds The Crunch Zone