Player Spotlight: 2019 SS/OF Kyle Rhoads


Greg Williams
Pennsylvania Director of Scouting


Leading up to the start of the 2018 summer events schedule we will be highlighting some prospects to watch at upcoming PBR events. Today we highlight 2019 SS/OF Kyle Rhoads (Cocalico), who impressed at the 2017 Western PA Top Prospect Games. The right-handed hitter will participate at both PA Top Prospect Games events in June. Rhoads is currently hitting .368 this spring with five doubles, a triple, a home run and 17 runs scored.

 

Kyle Rhoads

Class of 2019 / SS

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2019
  • Primary Position: SS
    Secondary Position: OF
  • High School: Cocalico
    State: PA
  • Height: 5-11
    Weight: 175lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Pitching
76 - 78
FB
59 - 61
CB
68 - 69
CH
Position
7.31
60-yard
86
INF Velo
81
OF Velo
84
Exit Velo
4.67
H-1st

Scouting Report

7/18/17 5-foot-10, 170-pound right-handed hitter went 4-for-10 with two walks during game action over the course of the event.  Rhoads has showcased an 84 mph bat exit velocity and ran a 7.47 60-yard dash at previous PBR events. Moved well around the diamond during defensive evaluations and displayed the ability to make plays on the move during game action.

2/12/17 5-foot-10, 170-pounder continues to develop. Exhibited a solid across-the-board defensive skill set that includes a feel for approaching the baseball to field it and continue moving his feet toward his target, as well as 86 mph arm strength across the diamond. Right-handed hitter starts from a slightly open stance and takes a short stride. Rolls front shoulder and hides hands behind head a bit in his load, creating some stiffness and length in his path. Has a chance to develop gap power with a current exit velocity of 82 mph. Will need to improve foot speed (7.51 60-yard dash) and quickness to remain in the middle of the diamond long-term, but defensive abilities should translate to third base.

7/20/16 5-foot-10, 170-pound right-handed hitter has grown an inch and put on 30 pounds of muscle over the past year. Flashed improved arm strength (84 mph) and the ability to make all plays on the left side of the infield. Displayed the ability to barrel the baseball routinely from a square stance with a short lift-and-replace stride. Simple, repeatable swing path showed improved barrel whip (84 mph bat exit). Handled elevated velocity in game play over two days while registering a 4.67 home-to-1B time.

9/13/15 5-foot-9, 140-pound right handed hitter who was the youngest prospect in attendance. Hit from a slightly open stance with a short, punchy stroke during which he kept his head still and minimized excess body movement. Defensively, he showed a solid glove and used his feet well to enhance his 77-mph arm strength across the diamond.

7/1/15 5-foot-9, 140-pounder showed well in all facets of the game. The right-handed hitter barreled the baseball routinely from a square stance with a short lift and replace stride. A short swing path creates a bat exit velocity of 76 mph. Rhoads showcased a 7.65 60-yard dash and a 78 mph arm across the diamond. He also  displayed an accurate 81 mph arm from the outfield. The incoming freshman showed athletic actions, a quick release and the ability to play through the baseball.

7/1/15 5-foot-9, 140-pound primary position players sat 76-78 from a high 3/4 arm slot. Exhibited good balance throughout delivery and remains directional. Curveball showed 11/5 rotation at 62 mph and 69 mph changeup is thrown at near fastball arm speed.

6/24/15 5-foot-9, 140-pound right-handed hitter. Hit from a slightly open stance with minimal, heel-raise stride. Slightly uphill path in a fairly simple swing that lacks physicality. Ran a 7.47 60-yard dash and 4.78 in-game home-to-1B. Showcased 71-mph exit velocity and 75-mph arm strength during workout. Exhibited solid actions with short arm stroke; did nice job setting up to field ball with feet moving toward target.


 

UPCOMING EVENTS

SHOWCASE STATE DATE LOCATION
2018 Western PA Top Prospect Games (INVITE ONLY) PA 06/12 Seton Hill University
2018 Eastern PA Top Prospect Games (INVITE ONLY) PA 06/19 Millersville University
Clash of the Titans Tournament Scout Day PA 06/24 War Memorial Field - Ephrata, PA
Northeastern Pennsylvania Summer Review PA 06/26 Misericordia University
Southern West Virginia College Prospect Showcase - 6.27.18 PA 06/27 University of Charleston - Triana Field
2018 Eastern PA College Prospect Showcase PA 07/10 Millersville University
Eastern Panhandle College Prospect Showcase - 7.11.18 PA 07/11 Potomac State College
2018 PBR Future Games (Pennsylvania Invite Only) PA 08/01 Grand Park - Westfield, IN
PBR Junior Future Games (Invite Only) NATIONAL 08/02 Grand Park - Westfield, IN
2018 Fall Kickoff Showcase PA 08/16 Millersville University
Play for Team PBR (Fall Kickoff Tournament) PA 08/17 Millersville University
Northern West Virginia College Prospect Showcase - 8.26.18 PA 08/26 Wheeling Jesuit University

 

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