Christopher Kirkland

HS Grad 2004
Age 32 and 0 mos
Age on 2004 Draft 18 and 8 mos
Position(s) C  RHP
Ht/Wt 6-3, 190 lb
B/T R/R
School  South Doyle
Hometown  Knoxville, TN USA
Summer Team  Knoxville Yarddogs
Fall Team  HS team
MLB Draft 
Round 36 by Mariners  in 2008
Round 49 by Marlins  in 2004
National Rank - Class of 2004 
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 05, 2004
Overall
92
Position - C
NA
TN State Rank - Class of 2004 
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 05, 2004
Overall
NA
Position - C
NA
GPA
3.92
SAT
--
ACT
26

4 yr Commitment
Memphis 

College(s) interested in
Ohio State 
Alabama 
Tennessee 
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PG Grades

Best PG Grade
10
1/10/2004
Latest Showcase Report
2004 World Showcase   Jan 10, 2004
PG Grade: 10
Kirkland has been to just about every PG/WWBA event during the last year and he just keeps getting better and better as he gets stronger and shortens his actions. Of course, when you first think of Kirkland, you think of arm strength. He recorded what is believed to be an all time best Perfect Game pop time of 1.72 and threw in a 1.75 and 1.78 just to prove that the first time wasn’t too exceptional for him. Kirkland’s arm grades out as a 70 on the Major League scale and his throws are consistently right on the bag. His receiving skills are very solid and he’s a student of the game behind the plate. Kirkland’s swing can be long at times. He’s also hit more than his share of doubles. Kirkland feasts on pitches that can get his hands extended to and shows above average power potential to right centerfield in both batting practice and games. He’s an excellent student who has signed to go to Alabama. If he shows a strong bat this spring he could be an early pick in June. Not many, if any are better defensively.

Best PG has recorded

Percentile Rank among grad class in the recorded year

FB 90 mph
6/13/2003
91.84% Rank
best 94  avg 84
 (2004 class in 2003)

best 95  avg 83
 (2004 class)
60 7.62 sec
1/10/2004
21.47% Rank
best 6.29  avg 7.30
 (2004 class in 2004)

best 6.29  avg 7.39
 (2004 class)
C 86 mph
1/10/2004
94.90% Rank
best 89  avg 76
 (2004 class in 2004)

best 89  avg 74
 (2004 class)
Pop 1.72 sec
1/10/2004
98.91% Rank
best 1.72  avg 2.00
 (2004 class in 2004)

best 1.72  avg 2.04
 (2004 class)
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