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2012 MLB Draft Prospects: RHP Kyle Zimmer of the University of San Francisco

Published by on April 9, 2012

Position: RHP

Height/Weight: 6'4", 215 lbs.

DOB: Sept. 13, 1991

Bats/Throws: R/R

College: University of San Francisco

2012 Stats: 8 GS, 54.3 IP, 2.15 ERA, 2.97 FIP, 9.94 K/9, 1.16 BB/9, 0.88 WHIP, .218 BAA

Draft Projection: Top 10


Kyle Zimmer has a prototypical pitcher's frame at 6'4", with lengthy limbs and wiry strength. He is an excellent athlete and often receives better grades for athleticism than anything else—a terrific sign given the fact that he only logged 5.1 innings as a freshman. 

As a sophomore in 2011, the right-hander fanned 89 batters in 91.1 innings while registering a 3.73 ERA. However, what really put Zimmer on the map was when he out-dueled the No. 1 overall selection in the 2011 draft, Gerrit Cole, in an NCAA regional game.

Although he was actually recruited by the University of San Francisco as an infielder, Zimmer possesses so much raw arm strength and athleticism that he was bound...

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