KYLE ZIMMER
RHP, San Francisco
Age: 20
Born: September 13, 1991
Height: 6′ 4″
Weight: 220
Bats: Right
Throws: Right

Class: Junior
Level: NCAA

Advisor: N/A

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SCOUTING REPORT
Zimmer emerged as a top of the rotation starter at San Francisco in 2011, leading his team to a win over Gerrit Cole and UCLA in the regionals with an 11 strikeout performance. He entered the 2012 season as a late first round draft candidate, although he’s moved up the draft boards in the early part of the season.

Zimmer has a plus fastball which has topped out at 98 MPH this year, and usually sits 92-97. The pitch has good movement, and he maintains his velocity deep in to the game. His second best pitch is a hammer curve, which also profiles as a plus pitch when he’s on his game. He has a tendency to leave the pitch up in the zone at times. Zimmer also throws a change-up, although he hasn’t used the pitch much in college.

He has made a huge jump this year, going from a late first round pick to a top five prospect. His success may have shot him past the Pirates’ range, making it unlikely that they could land him with the eighth overall pick.

PREVIOUS DRAFT HISTORY
2009: Undrafted
2012 DRAFT RANKINGS
Baseball America: #3 (4/11/2012)
Jonathan Mayo: #6 (5/1/2012)
Keith Law: #4 (4/10/2012)
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