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San Francisco’s Kyle Zimmer: College Baseball’s No. 1 Prospect

Published by on March 14, 2012

There is no doubt that San Francisco is known for its pitching these days. However, the talent on the mound in the City by the Bay doesn't just stop at Tim Lincecum, Matt Cain and Brain Wilson.

The University of San Francisco is quietly grooming a can't miss pitching prospect of their own in Kyle Zimmer.

The 6'4", 220-pound right-hander is projected by various experts to be the No.1 overall pick in this year's MLB draft. Equipped with a fastball that has topped out at 99 MPH, Zimmer also possesses a devastating breaking ball and overall great control on all four of his pitches. In short, when you talk about pitchers who "have good stuff," you talk about Kyle Zimmer of the USF Dons.

Zimmer grew up on the shores of San Diego in La Jolla, CA, where he not only pitched but also excelled as a corner infielder and strong hitter. It wasn't until Zimmer's sophomore year as a Diamond Don that he was used primarily as a pitcher.

His coming out party was surely last year's Regional Playoff game in which Zimmer squared off with eventual No. 1 overall pick Gerrit Cole of UCLA. Zimmer out-pitched...

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