Evansville’s Kyle Freeland has taken College Baseball by storm this season with a 9-1 record and a 1.75 ERA in his 12 starts.
When Philadelphia drafted Kyle Freeland in the 35th round of the 2011 draft and offered him top-10 money, it appeared the Phillies knew something most of baseball did not.
Freeland set Colorado’s single-season strikeout record as a senior at Thomas Jefferson High School in Denver, so the lankly left-hander wasn’t exactly unknown. But the University of Evansville and Belmont were the only Division I programs to recruit him heavily. Kansas State and TCU came in late, but didn’t offer a full scholarship.
Three years later, this one-time diamond-in-the-rough is blinding big-league scouts with his potential.
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