Kyle Muller
20-Year-Old PitcherRP
Atlanta Braves A+
2018 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Kyle Muller in 2018. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
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June 9, 2016
The Braves have selected Muller with the 44th overall pick in the 2016 first-year player draft.
ANALYSIS
Muller is a full-grown prep arm who also played first base and outfield for Jesuit College Prep in Texas. He blasted 15 home runs while hitting .385 in 43 games in 2016. His future is on the mound, though. The southpaw does not throw as hard as his 6-foot-6, 240-pound frame would seem to indicate, but he more than makes up for it with a deceptive delivery and stellar fastball command. Muller posted a staggering 133:15 K:BB in 76 innings last season. A few more ticks on the radar gun and Muller would be a surefire top-10 selection.
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2017 Fantasy Outlook
While Muller didn't come off the board until the 44th pick in last year's draft, his $2.5 million signing bonus is more in line with the recommended value of the 17th overall pick. This draft subtlety and the fact that there are eight or nine more recognizable pitching prospects in this loaded farm system opens up an opportunity for dynasty league owners to acquire Muller at a discount, relative to his talent. Despite his 6-foot-6, 240-pound frame, Muller relies more on above-average fastball command than elite velocity at this development stage. Given his age and size, he could add a couple ticks in the coming years and move into the mid-90s on a regular basis, but for now his upside is capped at a No. 3 starter. His numbers in the Gulf Coast League were certainly eye-popping, but the southpaw won't receive a true test until the Braves take the training wheels off and allow him to log more than three innings per start while facing hitters in the Appalachian and South Atlantic leagues this season.