Player Spotlight: INF Kyle Walker


PBR Louisiana Staff
PBR Louisiana



Kyle Walker

Class of 2021 / SS

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2021
  • Primary Position: SS
    Secondary Position: 2B
  • High School: Archbishop Rummel High School
    State: LA
  • Height: 5-9
    Weight: 185lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Pitching
87
Max FB
(05/18/19)
83 - 84
FB
(05/18/19)
69 - 71
CB
(05/18/19)
78 - 79
CH
(05/18/19)
Pitching
Max FB
87
FB
83 - 84
CB
69 - 71
CH
78 - 79
Position
7.08
60-yard
(05/18/19)
82
INF Velo
(05/18/19)
88
Exit Velo
(05/18/19)
Position
60-yard
7.08
INF Velo
82
Exit Velo
88

Scouting Report

5/18/19

Strong 5-foot-9, 185-pound frame, developed strength, athletic build. Explosive athlete, posted 7.08-second laser-timed 60-yard dash. Athletic defender with soft hands, active and fluid footwork, showing quick, clean transfers. Short arm action into high-3/4 release showing arm strength with carry and accuracy on throws across the diamond, posted 82 mph positional velocity. Right-handed hitter, stands athletic and confident in the box. Smooth load with fluid rhythm, toe tap stride, maintains balance, explosive lower half. Line-drive, gap-to-gap approach with simple, direct path to the baseball. Level, on-plane path that stays in the hitting zone. Consistent hard contact showing bat speed and hand strength, posted exit velocity of 88 mph. Right-handed pitcher with medium arm stroke into high-3/4 release. Athletic delivery with fluid rhythm, level shoulders, and in-line direction. Pitched 83-84 mph with his fastball, touching 87 mph, showing quality downhill angle and life, commands the zone well. Breaking ball showed 11/5 shape with sharp, late break, tight spin, and fastball arm speed at 69-71 mph. Showed feel for change up with life and deception to the arm side at 78-79 mph.

Kyle has had a breakout summer on the circuit. The right-handed hitter has consistently hit over his prep career and has made a ton of noise in the state this summer. He's hitting for power and to all fields and has shown some defensive versatility playing multiple positions on the infield. Projects as a corner bat at the next level with an eventual middle of the order profile.