2015 Draft Profile - RHP - James Kaprielian - UCLA - UPDATED 8-14-14


8-14-14 - 6. James Kaprelian, RHP (UCLA, Jr.). Part of UCLA's 2013 national championship team, he doesn't have Funkhouser or Fulmer's pure stuff but possesses superior pitchability. Though Kaprelian's fastball sat at 89-92 mph with Team USA, down a little from the spring, it remained effective because he continued to locate it in all four quadrants of the strike zone. He had the best changeup on the staff, one of the better sliders and also mixed in a curveball. Add in Kaprelian's command and solid 6-foot-4, 200-pound frame, and he's Team USA's safest bet to become at least a mid-rotation starter in the big leagues.  http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article/mlb/kyle-funkhouser-leads-list-of-top-prospects-on-team-usa?ymd=20140814&content_id=89585038&vkey=news_mlb 

UCLA RHP James Kaprielian with impressive 5 innings for CNT. Working 90-91, 92 w/ varied life, occ cut. Command of multiple sharp BBs. 10 Ks

6-30-14 – Through The Fence – Early College Prospects - 7. James Kaprelian, RHP, UCLA - As a freshman, Kaprielian posted a 1.55 ERA, 1.06 WHIP and allowed just 19 hits over 40.2 innings with 53 K/24 BB. He then went to the Cape Cod League and had 38 K/6 BB over 26 innings, wowing scouts with his stuff and command. The 6’-4”, 200 pound right-hander sits 91-94 mph with his fastball and his slider sits 81-84 mph with sharp bite. His change-up is coming fast, rounding out a classic three-pitch mix and he has good command of his stuff. Over 15 starts this year, he had a 2.29 ERA, 1.05 WHIP and 108 K/35 BB over 106 innings, holding opponents to a .201 BAA. He will be playing for the Collegiate National Team this summer. http://throughthefencebaseball.com/2015-mlb-draft-early-30-college-prospects/43327

The ace of UCLA is 6-4, 200 pound RHP James Kaprielian

91-94 fastball, 80-84 slider, change-up a pitch in progress

2013 Cape Cod League - 26-IP, 38-K, 6-BB, 1.80-ERA

2014 stats - 15-starts, 7-6, 2.29, 106.0-IP, 108-K


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