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2016 Mets Draft, Round 32, Pick 970 rhp George Kirby

Sat Jun 11, 2016 2:49 pm

rhp George Kirby
Rye HS
R/R; 6'4/195; 2/4/98

Re: 2016 Mets Draft, Round 32, Pick 970

Sat Jun 11, 2016 4:28 pm

BA #379

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.

Re: 2016 Mets Draft, Round 32, Pick 970

Sat Jun 11, 2016 4:29 pm

@NathanRode 28s28 seconds ago
Looking forward to seeing RHP George Kirby (NY) for @ElonBaseball. #Mets 32nd-round pick. #mlbdraft

Re: 2016 Mets Draft, Round 32, Pick 970 rhp George Kirby

Sat Jun 11, 2016 4:32 pm

I guess we're back to taking older HS players

:(

Re: 2016 Mets Draft, Round 32, Pick 970 rhp George Kirby

Sat Jun 11, 2016 4:33 pm

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!

Re: 2016 Mets Draft, Round 32, Pick 970 rhp George Kirby

Sat Jun 11, 2016 4:35 pm

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.

Re: 2016 Mets Draft, Round 32, Pick 970 rhp George Kirby

Sat Jun 11, 2016 4:37 pm

6-0, 0.32 ERA
43.1 IP, 24 H, 4 R, 2 ER, 11 BB, 73 K

Re: 2016 Mets Draft, Round 32, Pick 970 rhp George Kirby

Sat Jun 11, 2016 8:31 pm

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.

Re: 2016 Mets Draft, Round 32, Pick 970 rhp George Kirby

Sun Jun 12, 2016 1:09 pm

Rye is one town over from me. Didn't realize they had anyone decent.

From article [linked below]:

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.”

Article

Re: 2016 Mets Draft, Round 32, Pick 970 rhp George Kirby

Mon Jun 13, 2016 8:24 am

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

Re: 2016 Mets Draft, Round 32, Pick 970 rhp George Kirby

Mon Jun 13, 2016 8:30 am

Too bad. I'd like to sign as many local kids as possible.

Re: 2016 Mets Draft, Round 32, Pick 970 rhp George Kirby

Mon Jun 13, 2016 8:27 pm

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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