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Kyle Long (Credit: Perfect Game USA)


Biographical Data
Player Name:Kyle Long
Position:Starting Pitcher/First Baseman
School:St. Anne’s Belfield HS (Va.)
School Type:High school
Academic Class:Senior
Birthdate:12/05/88
Height:6'8"
Weight:285 lbs.
Bats:Left
Throws:Left
Report Date(s):04/15/08
Game(s):Trinity High School

Focus Area
Comments
Fastball:Long threw his fastball in the 86-89 range.
Curve:He's got a feel for a breaking ball and there is projection on his curve.
Control:He is inconsistent with his command.
Poise:He's got that football-type mentality on the mound.
Physical Description: Long is immensely strong, athletic and built like the lineman he's been in high school.
Medical Update:Healthy.
Strengths:Good makeup, competitive nature, size.
Weaknesses:He's very raw on the mound and has a long way to go.
Hitting Ability:Long has some holes in his swing, but when he makes contact, look out.
Power:He has tremendous raw power and can hit the ball out of any yard.
Running Speed:Not bad for a guy his size at all. The clock doesn't read great, but he can move pretty well.
Base running:He's better once he's underway and does well going first-to-third.
Arm Strength:The arm strength he shows as a pitcher should carry over to a defensive position.
Strengths:Size and raw power.
Weaknesses:He's got some holes in his swing and needs work on his overall offensive game.
Summary:The son of NFL great Howie and brother of top NFL draft prospect Chris, Long has shown enough on the diamond to make some feel he has a future in this sport. Big, strong and athletic, he did play football in high school, but has also pitched and played first this spring. He's raw in all facets of the game but with tremendous power at the plate and some intriguing stuff on the mound, it will be interesting to see if someone will like the bloodlines and football mentality enough to draft him early enough to keep him from going to Florida State.