Kyle Buchanan

HS Grad 2008
Age 28 and 7 mos
Age on 2008 Draft 18 and 7 mos
Position(s) C  IF
Ht/Wt 6-2, 205 lb
School  Auburn Senior
Hometown  Auburn, WA USA
Summer Team  Seattle Stars
Fall Team  Mariners Scout Team
All Americans/All Regions
2008 Rawlings-Perfect Game 3rd Team All-American (West - All Region 1st Team)
National Rank - Class of 2008
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 04, 2008
Position - C
Solid receiver, quick, can hit, needs to be followed closely, played for USA team, good at PG National and WWBA
WA State Rank - Class of 2008
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 04, 2008
Position - C

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4 yr Commitment
Washington State

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2007 National Showcase   Jun 15, 2007
PG Grade: 9.5
Kyle Buchanan is a 2008 C/IF with a 6'2'', 205 lb. frame from Auburn, WA who attends Auburn HS. He has a present strong, square shouldered pro style body for a catcher. Buchanan is a very good defensive catcher, especially when you overlook his pure arm strength, which is only average. He is a quiet receiver who sets up well behind the plate and shifts and blocks well. His exchange is easy and consistent and he was 1.99 in drills, 2.02 in games and 2.02 in between innngs, most of them right on the bag. He has the right mental tools for the position as well. Offensively, Buchanan hits from a wide base with a short stride and a quiet balanced swing. He has good bat speed and the strength in his hands enables him to drive the ball hard on contact. Buchanan is not a quick twitch athlete and he does have problems right now getting the bat started and timing pitches. Buchanan runs like a prototypical catcher and will have to be mindful of maintaining his body life and quickness. He is a very good student.
PG Career Progression
Best PG Grade: 9.50
PG Grade

Percentile Rank among grad class in the recorded year

C 73 mph
42.58% Rank
best 87  avg 73
 (2008 class in 2007)

best 87  avg 73
 (2008 class)
Pop 1.99 sec
64.44% Rank
best 1.74  avg 2.04
 (2008 class in 2007)

best 1.73  avg 2.07
 (2008 class)
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