Michael Kuypers
Michael Kuypers
Michael Kuypers
Michael Kuypers

CLASS OF 2015

RHP
2B

Michael
Kuypers

Mount St. Marys
Central Bucks South (HS) • PA
5-11 • 190LBS • R/R

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Kuypers is a 5-foot-11, 185-pound 2B/RHP from Central Bucks South HS. He was named honorable mention All-Suburban One as a 2B in 2013 as a sophomore.
7/20/14 The jury is still out on whether Kuypers is a pitcher first, position player second or the other way around. What is not difficult to determine is that he can do both well. Kuypers sat 84-86 with solid 72 mph breaking curveball out of a high 3/4 arm slot. Kuypers registered six strikeouts in three innings of work on day one, showing an easy tempo to his delivery and the potential for added velocity. The 5-foot-11, 190-pound uncommitted senior 3-for-10 at the plate in game play and registered an 86 mph bat exit velocity. Kuypers has a soft glove hand and the arm strength (83 mph) to potentially make the move to 3B.
6/18/14 The 5-foot-11, 190-pound two-way prospect ran a 7.31 60-yard dash and went 3-for-6 in game action while registering an 86 mph bat exit velocity. The right-handed hitter's hands really work and a solid lower half leads to above average barrel whip. Kuypers displayed capable actions defensively at 2B and an 81 mph arm across the diamond. The righty sat 82-84 with some arm side run to his fastball while commanding a 71 mph curveball with tight 11/5 rotation and a 75 mph changeup with late fade.
4/3/14 Kuypers started for Central Bucks South. He cruised through three innings, mixing his FB at 83-84 (touch 85) and CB at 71-73. Kuypers has a real feel for spin, consistently locating his CB in the zone early in the count and as a chase late, getting a significant number of swing-throughs.  He also occasionally showed a CH at 75-76 with some fade. He finished with a line of 5 IP, 6 H, 3 BB and 8 K.
2/16/14 Kuypers showcased arm side run to a fastball that sat 83-85 from a 3/4 arm slot. The 5-foot-11, 185-pound righty displayed tight rotation on his 70 mph curveball, one of the better breaking balls at the event. Kuypers also flashed a solid changeup at 74 mph that showed down action and was thrown at fastball arm speed.
2/15/14 Kuypers showcased two-way abilities with a strong round of batting practice. The 5-foot-11, 185-pound right-handed hitter showcased loose hands and a strong lower half in barreling the baseball routinely with a bat exit velocity of 85 mph. Kuypers showcased soft hands and a strong arm (81 mph) across the diamond, but lacks the foot speed to play on the left side of the infield (4.55 home-to-1B).
11/2/13 Kuypers is a 5-foot-10, 170-pound two-way prospect that showed promise on the mound. He sat 83-84 from a high 3/4 arm slot with a quick arm action. His 71 mph curveball showed slider break and his 75 mph changeup showed arm side run and was thrown at fastball arm speed. Kuypers showed well as a two-way prospect and will be an interesting follow in this class. The right-handed hitter utilized a square stance and a strong lower half to barrel the baseball routinely. He has a bit of a long lead arm, but stays flat through the hitting zone allowing him to barrel the baseball with regularity. He showcased an 84 mph bat exit velocity off the tee. Defensively, Kuypers showed solid footwork and good arm strength on throws of 78 mph across the diamond.
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