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 Post subject: 2016 Mets Draft, Round 32, Pick 970 rhp George Kirby
PostPosted: Sat Jun 11, 2016 2:49 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: 2016 Mets Draft, Round 32, Pick 970
PostPosted: Sat Jun 11, 2016 4:28 pm 
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With additional strength and experience, Kirby could develop into a strong starting pitching prospect down the line. His fastball reached 94 at one point last summer, but more typically worked in the upper 80s and peaked at 92 in short bursts. He shows the natural hand speed to develop a quality breaking ball, but struggles to stay on top of the pitch, an issue that could be attributed to his hooked wrist in the back of his arm action. Kirby mixes in a changeup sparingly, but has feel for the offering and can generate late dive on the pitch. He has room to fill in his 6-foot-3, 180-pound frame, and could develop into a more prominent prospect with three years of development in college. He's committed to Elon.


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 Post subject: Re: 2016 Mets Draft, Round 32, Pick 970
PostPosted: Sat Jun 11, 2016 4:29 pm 
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Looking forward to seeing RHP George Kirby (NY) for @ElonBaseball. #Mets 32nd-round pick. #mlbdraft


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 Post subject: Re: 2016 Mets Draft, Round 32, Pick 970 rhp George Kirby
PostPosted: Sat Jun 11, 2016 4:32 pm 
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I guess we're back to taking older HS players

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Yeah, and if you're using the "He's 19" logic, then I guess the best report a scout could give us is:


"I have no idea. He's a teenager. He may go through 5 arm surgeries between now and his 30th birthday. He may add a pitch. He may lose a pitch. He may put on 30 lbs and add velocity. He may put on 50 lbs and eat his way out of the league. I literally have no idea what he is going to be."

But thats not what these guys are paid to do, nor what we are looking for them to do, right?


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 Post subject: Re: 2016 Mets Draft, Round 32, Pick 970 rhp George Kirby
PostPosted: Sat Jun 11, 2016 4:33 pm 
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d5aBhVxI5u0

This is video of him pitching in the Class A title game, where he threw 153 pitches as a Sophomore!


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 Post subject: Re: 2016 Mets Draft, Round 32, Pick 970 rhp George Kirby
PostPosted: Sat Jun 11, 2016 4:35 pm 
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HCC wrote:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d5aBhVxI5u0

This is video of him pitching in the Class A title game, where he threw 153 pitches as a Sophomore!

Cripes.


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 Post subject: Re: 2016 Mets Draft, Round 32, Pick 970 rhp George Kirby
PostPosted: Sat Jun 11, 2016 4:37 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: 2016 Mets Draft, Round 32, Pick 970 rhp George Kirby
PostPosted: Sat Jun 11, 2016 8:31 pm 
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ilikeike29 wrote:
HCC wrote:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d5aBhVxI5u0

This is video of him pitching in the Class A title game, where he threw 153 pitches as a Sophomore!

Cripes.


This should be a fireable offense for his coach.


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 Post subject: Re: 2016 Mets Draft, Round 32, Pick 970 rhp George Kirby
PostPosted: Sun Jun 12, 2016 1:09 pm 
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Rye is one town over from me. Didn't realize they had anyone decent.

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The word “projectable” has been used by scouts and pitching experts who have seen Kirby, meaning that they see upside and room for growth. This past season, Kirby’s fastball generally sat around 90 mph, occasionally touching 92 or 93. But as one scout said, “I think eventually he can be closer to 94, 95.”

“I’ve had him up to 92, but I think he’s going to throw harder than that one day,” said an amateur scout from an American League team. “He’s a good pitcher right now who has not peaked. There’s a higher ceiling there. That’s what we look at with young guys like this. For me, I think three or four years down the road, the future is going to be bright.”

“I tell everyone that I’m really looking to start my career,” he said before adding, “but it has to be worth my while to sign.”

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 Post subject: Re: 2016 Mets Draft, Round 32, Pick 970 rhp George Kirby
PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2016 8:24 am 
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Iffy sourcing but once report implies 32nd rounder George Kirby will not be signing http://www.myrye.com/my_weblog/2016/06/ ... round.html #Mets

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 Post subject: Re: 2016 Mets Draft, Round 32, Pick 970 rhp George Kirby
PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2016 8:30 am 
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Too bad. I'd like to sign as many local kids as possible.

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 Post subject: Re: 2016 Mets Draft, Round 32, Pick 970 rhp George Kirby
PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2016 8:27 pm 
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32nd rounder George Kirby has not ruled out signing with the Mets http://www.lohud.com/story/sports/colum ... /85845834/ #Mets

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