Kyle Harrison

CLASS OF 2020

LHP
1B

Kyle
Harrison

University of California-Los Angeles
De La Salle (HS) • CA
6-2 • 205LBS • R/L
Travel Team: Hoots
2020 National

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2020
PBR DRAFT
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2020 DRAFT San Francisco ROUND 3

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3/10/20

vs St. Francis - UCLA signee; Nation's top prep LHP went 5 IP, 71 pitches, 11 K, 0 BB, 2 hits (one on a misplay in RF), 12 swing and misses. Sat 90-93, T94, SL 77-79, one CHG at 83. Was still up to 93 in the 5th inning. Had to be 25+ of the MLB clubs in attendance. For good measure played a good 1st base after coming out and drove in a run with a F8 sac-fly. Hits in the 4-spot.

2/22/20

scrimmage vs Valley Christian - UCLA signee; 2 IP, 4 K, 0 BB, 0 H (31 P, 19 strikes) vs Valley Christian HS. Perhaps nation's top senior LHP, Harrison carved with heavy fastball usage, mixed in enough sliders but in this early season outing it was about the heater. He must have been feeling good about it because with a few touches of 94 and steady diet of 93s, he was as firm as we've seen him. Hard run/riding life on arm side and pounded a few very aggressively on the glove side. Slider (76-77) flashed depth and bite while most were more more smooth with lateral break. He located the slider well and threw it with feel. In this scrimmage he went at the VC line-up like it was a playoff game, which is nothing new about his approach and competitiveness. Body is in great shape, appearing to be a bit stronger than last spring and very well-proportioned. Played 1st base after his outing and if he didn't pitch, he'd be a college prospect as a position player. 

8/12/19

8/10-8/12/18 - Large frame showing thick, strong legs to match with his high, tight waist; mature build, but still some projection in body, especially in upper half. Side step delivery with slight pause as hands go down to the waist and back up with his front knee; delivery builds momentum and allows long legs to get added extension down the mound from a controlled drive. Very short and compact arm with small behind the back flex before attacking hitter from a mid-3/4, almost sidearm release point; ball really jumps on hitters and lots of looking at pitch not knowing what to do with it. FB 83-86 MPH T88, with late life at the plate and regularly running with life up through the zone; lots of swings and misses through the pitch and hitters were caught staring at pitch after off-speed. SLD 72-74 MPH with very tight and short cutter sweep; very limited depth with almost all action being lateral and off the plate to the glove side for swing and miss. Flashed CHG in warmups, but never used in game; pitch had some ability to turn over, but was regularly up with limited feel. Very solid outing with three innings pitched walking two and striking out fours while giving up no runs and no hits.

5/17/19

vs Monte Vista in NCS D1 playoff - UCLA commit; went CG 114 pitches (10 K, 7 H, 2 BB), continues establish himself as the top 2020 pitching prospect in Northern CA, talent and competitive and poised, gave up HR to first batter of game ( 2019 Tommy Gavello - UOP commit) and though was in trouble in a few other innings he never gave up another run; fastball was steady 89-91 mph all game, touched 92 more than a few times, used both slower curveball 71-74 mph and slider 76-77 mph, struggled with feel of SL early in game and when to CB to find feel of offspeed, when finally found feel it was a wipeout slider, utilized fastball on glove side very well and went up above hands effectively when needed, good pick off move, did make error on throw to 1B on sac bunt pulling 1B off bag a bit, also made a very nice play on another sac bunt and similar throw he had to make, most impressive was pitching out of bases loaded none out jam by striking out the side. The tighter the spots got the better he got and as game got to the final two frames he was clearly sniffing the finish line and throwing as well then as he had all game. Looks to have legitimate shot to be first day selection in 2020 draft.

4/10/19

vs Foothill HS - UCLA commit; 6-foot-2, 200-pounds, three pitch mix - FB 88-90 T91, CB 73-76, SL 79. Simple and clean mechanics from the left side, looks effortless even when he runs it up to the low 90s, late arm side run making it difficult for hitters to square one up and causes more swing and misses. Both off speed pitches have tight spin and late movement, curveball is slightly more loopy as it is slower than the slider. Showed good feel with curve, able to throw it for strikes repeatedly in any count. Slider was thrown as an out pitch against opposing lefties, could be an effective pitch against righties if he is able to throw it in on the hands to righties. Held composure well on the mound, showed good poise and presence.

3/19/19

UCLA commit, was impressive. He pounded the zone with two pitches today. A fastball that sat in the 87-89 range and T90. The fastball did dip to 85 a few times. Harrison’s fastball has life with plenty of ASR and sink.  No fastball he threw today was straight. He consistently worked both sides of the plate and also worked up and down when he needed to. His slider was 73-76 and the slower he threw it the more it looked like a curveball. Like his fastball, he threw it to both sides of the plate and buried it with two strikes when the situation called for.  He has a great pitcher's body with some present strength already, and the velocity should only go up as he matures and gets stronger. Another impressive part of his outing was he seemed to get stronger as the game went on. Harrison has established himself as a premier pitcher in Northern California and he only solidified that with his outing against Monte Vista.

3/12/19

vs Jesuit - UCLA commit; was the starter for DLS and was one of the main draws for us that day as he is one of the top left-handers in the state. He didn't disappoint, going four innings, giving up one infield hit (to the first hitter of the game), recording 8 K and issuing one BB. He threw his last pitch at 89 mph and sat 87-88 mph for the entire outing, routinely touching 90 and once getting up to 91 mph. He has a loose arm that works from a 3/4 slot and a body that is increasingly stronger. The stronger he gets, the more control he has of his release point. Harrison can run the fastball on the arm side with his good velocity and can also shove the fastball inside with some angle/tilt to right-hand hitters, pushing them off the plate if need be. He has two breaking balls, a slower 72-73 mph curveball and a 76-77 mph slider. The shape of each pitch isn't that different, with both having two plane sweeping and when thrown well, biting action. He also flashed a diving 77 mph change-up with impressive feel. He's got awareness of the running game and a good move. It was also impressive to see him pitch through some adversity and keep his cool. Seems VERY steady. Harrison has also been playing 1st base when not pitching and hitting in the 5th spot in the order, showing he is not a high school PO, rather, a good baseball player. He had two hits in this game.

2/16/19

at Valley Christian - the #15 player in the 2020 class and a UCLA commit got the start for De La Salle and looked very good early in the season. He went two innings, striking out 4 and walking 1 working quickly and attacking hitters. Harrison is long and lean, but looks to have gained some strength in his lower half since my last viewing and is still a very projectable frame. His arm works with some length in the swing showing a small wrist wrap in back before getting to his mid-¾ release point. The arm is loose and easy working in time with his mechanics and making the ball jump on hitters at the plate. His FB worked 84-87, T88 MPH staying mainly 86-87 MPH during the outing and working with angle to both sides of the plate while generating lots of weak contact and swing and miss. He also flashed two future plus pitches with his CHG and SLD. The CHG was 75-78 MPH with arm-side run and the ability to go back-to-back showing feel for the pitch. The SLD was short and tight with hard bite under the bat path of hitters working 75-76 MPH. He also mixed in a CB at 69-70 MPH that showed 2/6 bend with short depth. For good measure, Harrison also started off the offense for the Spartans with a knock into right center field.

8/13/18

UCLA recruit, The 6-foot-2, 185-pound southpaw has a whippy arm that releases out of a slingy ¾ slot. Worked 86-89 with his fastball which exhibited heavier arm side life in the zone. Also showcased a 75-76 slider that flashed sharp breaking action, and will likely be a weapon moving forward.

7/13/18

USA PDP - UCLA commit again impressed. Body type still good, looks to be a little more filled out, good lower body control in delivery, same 3/4 slot and quick arm with loose two-piece arm action, on-line lower body though front hip is early and causes some sling of arm which can create repeatability issues, leg kick in delivery can create some deception, stuff is quality and all moves well, lots of fastball (topped 87) run and hides it well, was painting at times, breaking ball slurvy 73-74 and at times tough to get to release point given his arm action combined with sling upper body delivery, good arm side action on change-up with some late fade. Stuff is quite good, covers first well, good athlete, good energy, remains a top talent in the 2020 class. Three batter outing (4-3 FB, 1B then picked off runner, K FB up).

2/20/18

UCLA commit, lean lanky 6-foot-1 185-pound frame that is far from filled out, young body but yet loose and alive, works from 3/4 slot, loose whip quick arm, the slot and timing of his separation do make consistent release point a challenge at this time, he is highly competitive, has mound presence that is obvious, lower body stability can improve in order to reach a more consistent release point and ability to feel pitches vs throwing them, stuff is fun to watch though.  Fastball can jump on hitters with both cut or run, breaking ball can be big and sweepy with some bite, threw that type of breaking ball in his warm-up pitches but rushed it in the game and lost the bite and shape, flashed a changeup so it's good to know he's got the chance for three pitches. Good pick off move and showed moxy on the mound.

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