Kyle Stowers *, OF, BAL

Welcome to the majors, Kyle Stowers. How’d you get here, and what do you bring to the table?

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  • 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

The Numbers

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.

The Scouts

Warnings

He will always strike out as he takes his mighty swings.

Conclusion

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.

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