PBR Future Games Player Spotlight: RHP Michael Kilker


Greg Williams
Pennsylvania Director of Scouting

2019 marks the 8th year that Pennsylvania will be represented in the PBR Future Games. This one-of-a-kind event will feature the best uncommitted Class of 2021 & select 2022 prospects from our 40-plus state coverage area. The Future Games will take place July 31st - August 4th (Wednesday-Saturday) at the LakePoint Sporting Community in Cartersville, GA.

The Prep Baseball Report Future Games is the premier summer scouting event for Class of 2021/2022 prospects. Last year, more than 250 college coaches from all over the country were in attendance, making it arguably the most heavily recruited event of the summer.

We will be highlighting each player on the Team Pennsylvania roster in the week leading up to the event. Links to those players that have already been highlighted follows at the end of this article.

Michael Kilker

Class of 2021 / RHP

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2021
  • Primary Position: RHP
    Secondary Position: 3B
  • High School: Hazleton Area
    State: PA
  • Summer Team: Team Elite
  • Height: 6-2
    Weight: 200lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Pitching
92
Max FB
(02/13/21)
90 - 92
FB
(02/13/21)
75 - 77
CB
(02/13/21)
79 - 82
CH
(02/13/21)
77 - 78
SL
(03/30/21)
Pitching
Max FB
91
FB
88 - 90
SL
77 - 78
Pitching
Max FB
92
FB
90 - 92
CB
75 - 77
CH
79 - 82
Pitching
Max FB
90
FB
87 - 90
SL
72 - 75
Pitching
Max FB
88
FB
85 - 87
CB
70 - 72
CH
74 - 75
Position
7.30
60-yard
82
INF Velo
84
Exit Velo
Trackman - Fastball
91.6
Velocity (max)
(02/13/21)
87.1
Eff Velocity (avg)
(02/13/21)
2319
Spin Rate (max)
(02/13/21)
2218
Spin Rate (avg)
(02/13/21)
Trackman - Fastball
Velocity (max)
91.6
Velo Range
90.6 - 91.4
Eff Velocity (avg)
87.1
Spin Rate (max)
2319
Spin Rate (avg)
2218
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Curveball
77.4
Velocity (max)
(02/13/21)
72.1
Eff Velocity (avg)
(02/13/21)
2029
Spin Rate (max)
(02/13/21)
2008
Spin Rate (avg)
(02/13/21)
Trackman - Curveball
Velocity (max)
77.4
Velo Range
75.1 - 77.4
Eff Velocity (avg)
72.1
Spin Rate (max)
2029
Spin Rate (avg)
2008
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Trackman - ChangeUp
81.8
Velocity (max)
(02/13/21)
76.0
Eff Velocity (avg)
(02/13/21)
1400
Spin Rate (max)
(02/13/21)
1371
Spin Rate (avg)
(02/13/21)
Trackman - ChangeUp
Velocity (max)
81.8
Velo Range
79 - 81.6
Eff Velocity (avg)
76
Spin Rate (max)
1400
Spin Rate (avg)
1371
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)

Scouting Report

+ 2018 PBR Future Games Selection (Team Pennsylvania)
+ 2019 PBR Future Games Selection (Team Pennsylvania)

6/20/18

Athletic 6-foot-1, 185-pound frame. Primary pitcher sat 83-85 while touching 86-87 at times during his three innings of work. Starts his delivery with a short, side-rocker step and delivers from a mid-3/4 arm slot. Changeup is thrown with above average sell at 75-77 and curveball has good depth at 71-73. Very live arm that is likely to be upper 80s by this time next year. Two-way prospect ran a 7.60 60-yard dash and displayed 82 mph arm strength defensively. Size and defensive actions would be best suited for an eventual move to third base. The right-handed hitter starts from a slightly open stance and he initiates his swing with a leg-hang stride. Displayed an above average feel for the baseball in BP with a bat exit velocity of 84 mph. Went 5-for-7 with a triple in game action over two days.

8/17/17

6-foot, 160-pound primary pitcher sat 78-80 from a high 3/4 arm slot.  Initiates balanced delivery with a side rocker step and stays balanced throughout.  Changeup is currently best secondary offering at 73-74 with some arm side run.  Curveball displayed 11/5 rotation with limited break at this stage in its development.  Right-handed hitter battled through a finger injury to take a solid round of batting practice.  Starts from a slightly open stance and initiates his lower half with a leg-hang stride.  An upper half dominated swing produced a bat exit velocity of 75 mph.  Showcased a quick release from a 3/4 arm slot defensively with 73 mph arm strength across the diamond and ran a 7.30 60-yard dash.


Team Pennsylvania Roster

NAME HIGH SCHOOL CLASS POS.
Josh Beck Lancaster Catholic 2021 LHP
Colton Book Manheim Central 2021 LHP
Jake Books Malvern Prep 2022 1B/OF
Justin Butler Quakertown Community 2021 C
Derek Cease Nanticoke Area 2021 SS/RHP
Maddix Dalena Montoursville 2022 1B
Dylan DuCharme Spring-Ford 2021 OF
Alex Gabauer Norwin 2021 SS
Luke Holman Wilson West Lawn 2021 RHP
Cullen Horowicz Jefferson 2021 3B
Michael Kilker Hazleton Area 2021 RHP
Paxton Kling Central (Martinsburg) 2022 OF
Chase Kriebel Clarion Area 2022 LHP
Colin Lewandowski William Penn Charter 2021 RHP
Andrew Muraco Franklin Regional 2021 SS
Rafe Perich Northwestern Lehigh 2021 SS/3B
Erik Ritchie Souderton Area 2021 LHP
Caleb Sturtevant Cocalico 2022 OF
Evin Sullivan North Penn 2021 C/OF
Carter Welch Northwestern Lehigh 2021 LHP
Trey Yesavage Boyertown 2021 RHP


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UPCOMING EVENTS

SHOWCASE STATE DATE LOCATION
Junior Future Games NATIONAL 07/30 LakePoint
2019 PBR Future Games (Pennsylvania Invite Only) PA 07/31 LakePoint
2019 Fall Kickoff Showcase PA 08/15 Millersville University
Play for Team PBR 17U (Fall Kickoff Showcase Tournament) PA 08/17 Millersville University
2019 Fall Scout Day (Various Travel Organizations) PA 09/07 Keystone State Baseball Academy
West Chester Dragons Scout Day PA 10/05 Keystone State Baseball Academy
2019 Future Prospects Showcase PA 10/19 Keystone State Baseball Academy
2019 Elite Prospect Showcase PA 10/26 Keystone State Baseball Academy
2019 Fall Measurables & Evaluation Showcase PA 11/02 Keystone State Baseball Academy
2019 Holiday Showcase PA 12/28 Keystone State Baseball Academy