James Kaprielian 2017 Yankee Prospect Number 5

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James Kaprielian

Position – Right Handed Pitcher
Born – March 2nd 1994
Bats – Right Throws – Right
Height – 6’4” Weight –  200 lbs
Acquired – 16th overall pick of the 2015 Draft
Major League Roster By – Sept 2017
Thoughts

The first thing that comes to mind with a first round pitcher selection is a bunch of high upside. With James Kaprielian you just might get a front of the rotation guy. He is fairly polished after dominating at UCLA. He has a major league build and comes equipped with four quality pitchers. His stalling point is a fastball that hovers in the low 90s but did touch the mid to high 90s in the Arizona Fall League. His change-up, curve, and slider are all plus pitches. The trainers and coaches need to make sure he does not overdo it because when that occurs he gets a bit erratic.

Overall, he projects as an inning eating third starter which is nothing to shake a stick at. If, and a big if, he can find another three or four miles an hour on his fastball then the front of the rotation is not out of the question. In fact, if he can stay healthy and keep the velocity he found in the Arizona Fall League he could approach ace status but only time will tell. Regardless of perspective, he was consider by many to be the most big league ready pitcher in the draft. That is what a high floor with upside will get you.

YearAgeTmLgLevWLERAGGSSVIPHRERHRBBSOBFWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9
2015212 Teams2 LgsA--Rk011.644301192202144317.401.611.5
201521Yankees 2GULFRk000100210000260.54.5009
201521Staten IslandNYPLA-01233098220212371.11180212
201622TampaFLORA+211.5330188631322650.61140.51.511

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