Unsigned Senior Showcase Spotlight: RHP Kai Formella


By Drew Locascio
Illinois Scouting Director

On Jan. 12, at The MAX sports facility in McCook, Ill., PBR will be hosting the winter's Unsigned Senior Showcase. You can find registration information within the previous hyperlink, but we’ll use this post today, as well as the posts following this one leading up to this week’s event, to shine the light on a few of the attending prospects who merit specific mentioning. 

RHP Kai Formella (York) is set to attend Sunday's event. The last time we saw Formella it was two years ago at the Lockport Preseason I.D. At the event, Formella showed a loose arm and ran his fastball up to 82 mph. It will be interesting to see what kind of improvements the right-hander has made over the past couple of years.

 

Kai Formella

Class of 2020 / RHP

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2020
  • Primary Position: RHP
    Secondary Position: 1B
  • High School: York
    State: IL
  • Summer Team: Team Easton Hitmen
  • Height: 6-0
    Weight: 181lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Pitching
85
Max FB
(01/12/20)
82 - 84
FB
(01/12/20)
65 - 67
CB
73 - 75
CH
(01/12/20)
70 - 72
SL
66 - 70
SPL
(02/19/18)
66 - 70
CT
Pitching
Max FB
85
FB
82 - 84
CB
65 - 67
CH
73 - 75
SL
66 - 69
Pitching
Max FB
82
FB
80 - 82
CB
65 - 67
SL
70 - 72
SPL
66 - 70
Position
7.96
60-yard
78
INF Velo
75
Exit Velo
Position
60-yard
7.96
INF Velo
78
Exit Velo
75

Scouting Report

 

2.19.18 - 5-foot-11, 170-pound, well-proportioned, two-way prospect. On the mound, right-handed pitcher, works out of the stretch only, works on-line, lands square. Short, loose, quick arm action, from an over-the-top slot. Fastball works straight, sat 80-82 mph. Slider, 10/4 shape, 70-72 mph. Curveball worked 11/5 and sat 65-67 mph. Cutter, sat 66-70 mph. At the plate, crouched setup, short stride, uphill bat path and pull approach; 75 mph exit velocity from a tee. Defensively, clean release, loose arm from an over-the-top slot and throws topped at 78 mph across the diamond. 7.96 runner in the 60.

 



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