2015 Draft Profile - RHP - Kyle Molnar - Aliso Niguel (CA) HS - UPDATED 12-4-14


12-4-14 -    Kyle Molnar - Rank: 42Aliso Niguel HS (Calif), SeniorHeight: 6'3", Weight: 205Position: RHP | Bats: R, Throws: RDOB: 11/14/1996Commitment: UCLATwitter: @kyleSBbaseballScouting grades: Fastball: 60 | Curveball: 50 | Changeup: 55 | Control: 55 | Overall: 50

Molnar has a track record of success that stacks up against any high schooler in the 2015 class. He fared well on the showcase circuit as a rising junior in 2013 and did so again in 2014, when he also was the top performer on the U.S. pitching staff at the 18-and-under Pan American Championship in Mexico in September. He won both his starts, giving up two hits and no runs in 13 innings as Team USA took the gold medal.
He has a lively and heavy 90-94 mph fastball and the ability to locate it where he wants. Molnar's tumbling changeup and his feel for pitching are advanced for a prep pitcher. His curveball lags behind his other offerings but should become at least average.
Molnar's athleticism allows him to repeat his delivery and throw strikes easily. He's part of a banner UCLA recruiting class that includes fellow California high school pitchers and likely first-round picks Kolby Allard and Justin Hooper

9-11-14 – Fangraphs Top 50 Players in Draft - 51. Kyle Molnar, RHP, Aliso Niguel HS (CA), UCLA commit: Molnar doesn’t have much physical projection or the prettiest arm action, but he flashes three above average pitches with feel and keeps improving. http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/2015-mlb-draft-top-51/

7-19-14  -   
Liking the newest addition to the repertoire of 2015 RHP Kyle Molnar (Aliso Viejo, CA): low 80s CH w good darting life down to AS

6-11-14 – Kevin Askeland/MaxPreps – Top 10 High School Players To Watch for 2015 Draft – Kyle Molnar, Aliso Niguel (Aliso Viejo, Calif.), RHP - Had a strong year at the plate and on the mound for Aliso Niguel, which reached the Southern Section Division II championship game. Posted a 10-2 record with 81 strikeouts and a 1.81 ERA in 81 innings pitched. His best outing was an 8-inning no-hitter with 10 strikeouts in a 1-0 win over Los Alamitos. Also batted .320 with seven doubles and three home runs. http://www.maxpreps.com/news/RE_IkTleBU-vFF_g8YCOQg/top-10-high-school-players-to-watch-for-2015-mlb-draft.htm

6-10-14 - Kyle Molnar, LHP, Aliso Niguel High School, CA
An athletic lefthander, Molnar could rise towards the top of draft boards this year.  The UCLA commit has a chance for 3 above average pitches.  is fastball has touched 93 and both his breaking ball and change show potential.

The Los Angles Times said that Aliso Niquel (CA) High School's RHP, 6-3, 200 pound Kyle Molnar, is going to be the next best pitcher in baseball.

Arsenal includes - 89-92, 94 fastball,,, 80-82 deceiving change-up... and work-in-progress curve.

Over 60 inning period.... 63/K, 12/BB

MaxiPrep ranks Molnar as the top 2015 sophomore... 

2014 - 1.80-ERA, 10-wins, 74-IP, 78-K, .172-OBA


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