2015 Draft Profile - RHP - Kyle Funkhouser - Louisville - UPDATED 9-30-14


9-30-14 - 9-30-14 – Through The Fence - 15. New York Mets — Kyle Funkhouser, RHP, Louisville - At 6’-2” and 220 pounds, Funkhouser is a big, durable right-hander whose fastball sits 92-94 mph and touches 97 mph. His slider flashes plus and he adds a solid, 11-5 curveball. His change-up is still developing and his command can get the best of him at times. He was a monster for Louisville as a sophomore, going 13-3 over 18 starts with a 1.94 ERA, 1.25 WHIP and 122 K/65 BB over 120.1 innings, holding opponents to a .198 BAA. His control was much improved with Collegiate National Team over the summer, striking out 36 to just eight walks over 28.1 innings. His ranking this high has a lot to do with that success and he’ll need to continue to show that kind of command to be considered a top-20 pick. http://throughthefencebaseball.com/2015-mlb-draft-mock-1-0/44039

9-11-14 – Fangraphs Top 50 Players in Draft - 10. Kyle Funkhouser, RHP, Louisville: The 6’2/220 righty sits 92-94 and bumps 96 mph with a plus slider and a solid-average changeup, but his command still comes and goes at times. http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/2015-mlb-draft-top-51/

8-14-14 - 1. Kyle Funkhouser, RHP (Louisville, Jr. in 2015). He helped Louisville reach the College World Series by tying for the NCAA Division I lead with 13 victories, then led Team USA with 36 strikeouts in 28 1/3 innings. Funkhouser is the best bet from the pitching staff to pitch near the front of a Major League rotation. His top pitch is his 92-96 mph fastball, and he also has a quality changeup and an effective slider. Funhouser has a strong 6-foot-2, 218-pound frame, and while there's some effort to his delivery, it's not alarming and doesn't prevent him from finding the strike zone.
"His now stuff isn't going to blow you away," a national crosschecker said. "But it's three pretty good pitches, he throws strikes and he's durable."  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 

7-27-14 - PINAR DEL RIO, Cuba - The USA Baseball Collegiate National Team dropped both ends of a doubleheader against Cuba on Saturday, falling 2-1 in the first game and 7-3 in the second at Capitán San Luis Stadium.
Team USA will look to salvage a win in the series finale against Cuba at 2:15 p.m. on Sunday. Louisville right-hander Kyle Funkhouser is set to toe the rubber in the final game of the summer for the Red, White and Blue.

6-30-14 – Through The Fence – Early College Prospects - 11. Kyle Funkhouser, RHP, Louisville - A big, durable right-hander at 6’-3” and 225 pounds, Funkhouser’s fastball sits 92-94 mph and can touch 97 mph. His slider is a solid offering and his change-up is still developing but there is still upside due to his size and easy delivery. Command has been an issue for him this year but the deception in his delivery makes it hard for hitters to pick up his stuff as he is holding opponents to a .198 batting average. Over 18 starts. He was 13-3 with a 1.94 ERA, 1.25 WHIP and 122 K/65 BB over 120.1 innings. With continued work on his command, he could be rated much higher. http://throughthefencebaseball.com/2015-mlb-draft-early-30-college-prospects/43327

6-13-14 - 
The University of Louisville baseball team takes on Vanderbilt on Saturday in the first game of the College World Series, and the Cardinals will turn to their No. 1 guy on the mound.  

Kyle Funkhouser has been the Cardinals' ace all season long, and there is no surprise he will get the start Saturday night.


There have been command issues, but the 6-3 righty has worked hard to help lead his team to the NCAA regionals.

5-30-14 - Funkhouser raised his seasonal record to 13-2, after tossing 8.0-IP, 4-H, 0-R, 10-K against Kent State in the opening round of the NCAA tourney.


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