Tuesday, June 7, 2011

2011 MLB Draft: Texas Rangers Use Their 4th Round Pick on Right Hander Kyle Castro

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The Texas Rangers used their third round pick on a left handed pitcher, Will Lamb, out of Clemson University but opted to go with a high school pitcher for their fourth round pick.

RHP Kyle Castro (6'4" 190 lbs) - Pleasant Grove HS

Prototypical body; crazy amazing athlete; present stuff is suspect, but the dream is very promising. -- Jason Parks, Baseball Prospectus

Castro is a 6-foot-4 right-handed pitcher, who also played defensive back for his high school team.
This season, he went 5-4 with a 3.56 ERA and 64 strikeouts in 55 innings. -- T.R. Sullivan, MLB.com

When he's not pitching, he plays third base and hits in the middle of the order. Teams prefer him on the mound, though, where he sits in the 88-90 mph range, topping out at 92. He throws a curveball that is inconsistent but shows flashes of being an above-average pitch. His mechanics are free and easy because of his athleticism, which along with his competitiveness and lack of a college commitment may push him up draft boards. -- Rick Cabral, BaseballSacramento.com

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