Preseason All-State Showcase Spotlight: 2020 RHP/SS Michael Kilker


Greg Williams
Pennsylvania Director of Scouting

The Preseason All-State Showcase annually draws in excess of 100 of the top uncommitted prospects in the state. This winter's event will take place over two days at Keystone State Baseball Academy in Manheim on February 16th and 17th. 

As we draw closer to February we will be periodically highlighting some of the prospects scheduled to participate. Today we continue our preview with a look at 2020 RHP/SS Michael Kilker.

 

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 - 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.


 

UPCOMING EVENTS

SHOWCASE STATE DATE LOCATION
2018 Holiday Showcase PA 12/29 Keystone State Baseball Academy
Western Pennsylvania Junior Future Games Trials PA 12/30 Pro Performance RX
Pittsburgh Outlaws Scout Day PA 01/20 C-Side Sports Academy
2019 Preseason Preview PA 01/26 Keystone State Baseball Academy
Super 60 Pro Showcase NATIONAL 02/03 The Max
2019 Preseason All-State Showcase (Day One) PA 02/16 Keystone State Baseball Academy
2019 Preseason All-State Showcase (Day Two) PA 02/17 Keystone State Baseball Academy
2019 Pennsylvania Junior Future Games Trials (Session One) PA 03/10 Keystone State Baseball Academy
2019 Pennsylvania Junior Future Games Trials (Session Two) PA 03/24 Keystone State Baseball Academy
2019 Western PA Top Prospect Games PA 06/11 Seton Hill University
2019 Eastern PA Top Prospect Games PA 06/18 Millersville University
Play for Team PBR 16U (PBR Limited Series) PA 06/29 Lebanon Valley College
2019 Eastern PA College Prospect Showcase PA 07/09 Millersville University
Play for Team PBR 17U (PBR Limited Series) PA 07/20 University of Scranton
2019 Fall Kickoff Showcase PA 08/15 Millersville University
Play for Team PBR 17U (Fall Kickoff Showcase Tournament) PA 08/17 Millersville University


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