Sunday, November 30, 2014

Scouting the 2015 Draft: Kolby Allard

Kolby Allard is a HS LHP from San Clemente, CA.  He is listed at 6'0", 170 lbs.  He has long arms for his height and has a strong looking frame that appears to have room to fill out.  He has an advanced repertoire for a HS pitcher with a FB that goes 90-96 and sits 92-94.  He commands the FB well and it appears to jump as it approaches the plate making it a swing and miss pitch.  He backs that up with a huge curveball that breaks in two planes.  He throws the curve for strikes and it is another swing and miss pitch.  His changeup is already an average offering.  He has been compared to last year's #1 overall pick, Brady Aiken, but his not as tall.  Not that they mean much, but here are his stats from his junior season at San Clemente HS:  6-2, 1.32, 63.2 IP, 17 BB, 98 K.   His 3 year HS stats are 13-3, 1.83, 137.2 IP, 51 BB, 155 K.

BA has him ranked as the #9 draft  prospect for 2015 while Kiley McDaniel of Fangraphs has him at #6.  Added bonus:  He will still be months away from his 18'th birthday on draft day.

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