Kevin Abel

HS Grad 2017
Age 18 and 11 mos
Age on 2017 Draft 18 and 3 mos
Position(s) RHP  
Ht/Wt 6-2, 180 lb
School  James Madison
Hometown  San Diego, CA USA
Summer Team  Team California Warriors
Fall Team 
MLB Draft 
Round 35 by Padres in 2017
All Americans/All Regions
2017 Rawlings-Perfect Game 3rd Team All-American
California - All Region 1st Team
PG Underclass All Americans/All Regions
2015 Underclass Honorable Mention
2016 Underclass 1st Team
National Rank - Class of 2017
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 09, 2017
Position - RHP
Low 90s at PG National outstanding Changeup and good breaking ball
CA State Rank - Class of 2017
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 09, 2017
Position - RHP

Scout Level

4 yr Commitment
Oregon State

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2016 National Showcase   Jun 15, 2016
PG Grade: 10
Kevin Abel is a 2017 RHP with a 6-2 175 lb. frame from San Diego, CA who attends Madison HS. Slender young build, lots of room to fill out and get stronger. High 3/4's slot, some spine tilt with his arm coming through, arm is fast and loose coming through, hides the ball well, tries to work downhill but could get more consistent with it. Fastball topped out at 91 mph, more velocity there with additional strength, fastball is currently a secondary pitch for him. Change up is essentially a screwball with big fading life and very good arm speed at release. Curveball has hard biting action and big depth when he's on top of it. Also threw some interesting cutters with some bite. Has the full arsenal of pitches and projects. Next step in his development will be improved fastball command. Very good student, verbal commitment to Oregon State.
PG Career Progression
Best PG Grade: 10.00
2.00 improvement beginning on Jun 07, 2014
PG Grade

Percentile Rank among grad class in the recorded year

FB 91 mph
97.29% Rank
best 98  avg 81
 (2017 class in 2016)

best 98  avg 80
 (2017 class)
60 7.21 sec
74.15% Rank
best 6.52  avg 7.49
 (2017 class in 2014)

best 6.15  avg 7.33
 (2017 class)
IF 78 mph
72.55% Rank
best 89  avg 74
 (2017 class in 2014)

best 95  avg 78
 (2017 class)
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