Kyle Weiland Pitcher

     
 

Born: September 12, 1986
Albuquerque, NM
Height: 6-4
Weight: 195
Bats: Left
Throws: Right
Drafted: 3rd round, 2008
How Acquired: Draft
College: Notre Dame
High School: Eldorado (NM)

Photo © Kelly O'Connor

Links
Q&A with Kyle Weiland & Lance McClain

Fire Brand Q&A (August 2008)
2009 Prospect Preview
The Ladder - 6.17.09
The Ladder - 8.26.09
2010 Prospect Preview
The Ladder - 6.25.10
2011 Prospect Preview
Q&A with Kyle Weiland  (4.14.11)
The Ladder - 4.20.11

The Ladder - 7.6.11
The Book - 8.22.11

Traded to Houston with Jed Lowrie for Mark Melancon (Dec. 2011)

Scouting Report
: Big frame right-handed pitcher, but on the lanky side. 90-95 MPH fastball that comes in two-seam and four-seam varieties. Two-seamer has excellent late life and arm-side run. Attacks the zone with solid-average command of his fastball. Doesn't make a lot of mistakes with it and uses both sides of the plate, but can leave it up on occasions. 78-81 MPH curveball has made strides since signing. When he throws it arm side, it shows sweeping backdoor action and is effective against left-handed hitters. Can also bury his curve across the strike zone with harder break. Shows plus depth at times, but can wrap his wrist too much to cause loopy break. Has re-incorporated his cut-fastball this season. Sits 85-88 MPH and gives him another weapon to work with. Creates tight rotation and grades as a solid-average offering. Also throws a fringe-average low-80s changeup with late arm-side fade. Tends to float. His delivery is somewhat unconventional and long in the backend with his arm action. Expends a lot of energy with his motion causing him to wear down. Best suited as a late inning bullpen arm on a contending team as major league career progresses. Capable of fulfilling a swing man role when stretched out. Ceiling of a back-of-the-rotation starter with a second division club.

 
   
  Pitching Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age w l % era g gs cg sh sv ip h r er hr bb so k/bb
  2006 Notre Dame NCAA Coll --- 19 2 4 0.333 2.37 30 0 0 0 16 49.1 39 15 13 1 20 48 2.40
  2007 Notre Dame NCAA Coll --- 20 5 3 0.625 5.66 13 6 0 0 2 41.1 49 29 26 1 27 37 1.37
  2008 Notre Dame NCAA Coll --- 21 2 2 0.500 5.04 26 0 0 0 7 30.1 33 19 17 2 10 31 3.10
  2008 Lowell NYPL A Bos 21 3 3 0.500 1.50 15 10 0 0 0 60.0 36 17 10 1 10 68 6.80
  2009 Salem Car A Bos 22 7 9 0.438 3.46 26 26 0 0 0 132.2 119 65 51 4 57 112 1.96
  2010 Portland East AA Bos 23 5 9 0.357 4.42 25 25 0 0 0 128.1 112 70 63 13 49 120 2.45
2011 Pawtucket IL AAA Bos 24 8 10 0.444 3.58 24 24 0 0 0 128.1 108 54 51 10 55 126 2.29
2011 Boston AL MLB Bos 24 0 3 0.000 7.66 7 5 0 0 0 24.2 29 22 21 5 12 13 1.08
  2012 Houston NL MLB Hou 25 0 3 0.000 6.62 3 3 0 0 0 17.2 24 13 13 5 7 13 1.86
  2013 DNP - Injury --- --- Hou 26 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
   
  Additional Player Info  
  Pronunciation: WHY-lind
First Pro Contract:
June 12, 2008 by Chris Mears
Signing Bonus: $322,000
MiLB Debut: June 18, 2008 (Lowell)
Added to 40-man: July 10, 2011
MLB Debut:
July 10, 2011
     
  Awards
Red Sox Minor League Pitcher of the Month (August 2008)
Red Sox ML Pitcher of the Month (Aug/Sep 2009)
Red Sox ML Pitcher of the Month (June 2011)

SoxProspects.com Awards
SoxProspects.com Pitcher of the Month (August 2008)
2008 SoxProspects.com All-Star - SP
2008 SoxProspects.com
Rookie of the Year
SoxProspects.com Pitcher of the Week (June 8-14. 2009)
SoxProspects.com Pitcher of the Week (May 3-9, 2010)
SoxProspects.com Pitcher of the Month (June 2010)
SoxProspects.com Pitcher of the Week (July 19-25, 2010)
SoxProspects.com Pitcher of the Month (June 2011)
SoxProspects.com Pitcher of the Week (June 27 - July 3, 2011)
2011 SoxProspects.com All-Star - SP

 

  

 
 

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