Welcome to the majors, Kyle Stowers. How’d you get here, and what do you bring to the table?
- Born: January 2, 1998
- B/T: Left/Left
- 6’3″, 200-lbs
- Drafted by the Baltimore Orioles in the 2019 MLB June Amateur Draft from Stanford University
His raw numbers are listed above courtesy of baseball-reference.com. Let’s aggregate by year then focus on the important numbers for minor leaguers:
After a taste of pro ball in 2019 where he scuffed around at an average level, and then the 2020 season was lost, the organization bumped him to High-A to begin 2021. He made short work of that league (high strikeout rate aside), so on to Double-A.
At Double-A he did even better, with all-world power, a slightly lower strikeout rate, and really good production at the plate. So off he went to Triple-A where he finished the season at a lower pace.
He repeated Triple-A to begin 2022, and he improved almost across the board. Even his strikeout rate dropped to an acceptable 25% rate, while he kept on drawing walks, getting on base, and showing tremendous power. A 33.1% Hard Hit% this year shows the power is real.
So are the strikeouts, unfortunately.
He hit lefties better, but had more power against righties. Gets on base against both.
- Rotowire: #148 on their Top 400
- Fantrax: #136 on their Top 400
- Fantasy Six Pack: #216 on their Fantasy Baseball Prospect Top 407
- Imaginary Brick Wall: #715 on their Top 1,000+
He will always strike out as he takes his mighty swings.
He has a great throwing arm and should have no problem holding down a corner outfield position in the majors. He has the power to produce as well, but with the strikeouts will come a BA and OBP that wavers back and forth.
Think of him as a #6 or #7 hitter with great power. He belongs in the majors, and he will have great weeks and months, but he is more likely to be a good upside regular than a regular All Star. Nice guy to have on your team, but not your #2 or #3 hitter. Not a thing wrong with that.