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Franklyn Kilome
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P | B/T: R/R | 6' 6" 175LBS | Age: 25

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Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2020 0 1 11.12 4 0 1 11.1 13 2.03
1 Season 0 1 11.12 4 0 1 11.1 13 2.03
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2020 4 0-1 11.12 11.1 13 2.03
1 Season 4 0-1 11.12 11.1 13 2.03

Standard MLB Pitching Statistics

SeasonTmLGBFWLERAGGSSVIPHRERHRBBSOWHIP
2020 NYM NL 58 0 1 11.12 4 0 1 11.1 14 14 14 5 9 13 2.03
*: All Star Season, Rankings AL/NL: Top 5 10 15 20      Click for Chart.

Scouting Report

2020

When the Phillies signed Kilome for $40,000 early in 2013, he was a gangly, 18-year-old projection project. He was much bigger and stronger and pitched with better stuff three years later during an eye-opening first full season and then built upon that progress in '17 by reaching Double-A for the first time and finishing among the system leaders in ERA (2.83). He was spending his first full season at that level when he the Phillies dealt him to the Mets for Asdrubal Cabrera at the 2018 Trade Deadline, and he made just eight starts after the trade before undergoing Tommy John surgery that sidelined him for all of ’19. 

Kilome will flash plus with two pitches when he’s healthy, operating with a mid-90s fastball that he pairs with a top-to-bottom curveball that serves as his out pitch. His changeup had improved before he got hurt and could eventually become an average third pitch. Kilome’s bat-missing ability and control regressed in his first full Double-A campaign, though both should improve as he learns to harness the long levers that come with having a 6-foot-6 frame. 

Kilome gets high marks for his makeup and intelligence, and he learned English quickly so he could better communicate with teammates and coaches. He should continue his development as a starter when he returns in 2020, though there's also a non-zero chance that Kilome ends up in the bullpen, where his fastball-curveball combo could play up in shorter bursts. 


2019

Scouting grades: Fastball: 60 | Curveball: 55 | Changeup: 45 | Control: 45 | Overall: 50

In many ways, Kilome has done as well as, or better than, could have been expected when he signed as a gangly teenager back in 2013. He's gotten bigger and stronger and, after making his full-season debut in 2016, has moved rather quickly, reaching Double-A in '17 while finishing in the top 10 among all Phillies pitching prospects in ERA. He was spending his first full season at the level when he was dealt to the Mets for Asdrubal Cabrera. The Mets won't get a long look at him until 2020, however, as the right-hander underwent Tommy John surgery in October and will miss the 2019 season.

Pure stuff-wise, Kilome is as good as just about any pitching prospect in the system, with a fastball that sits in the mid-90s combined with a curve that often flashes plus. His changeup has improved, and it could eventually become an average third pitch, something softer to disrupt hitters' timing. He's generally around the strike zone, though his command has been inconsistent as he is still learning to get all of his 6-foot-6 frame in sync on a regular basis.

Kilome doesn't miss as many bats as his stuff suggests he should, though he stands to improve in that department as he learns to sequence pitches and set up hitters more effectively. Kilome gets high marks for his makeup and intelligence, as he learned English quickly so he could better communicate with teammates and coaches. He should continue his development as a starter when he returns in 2020, though there's a non-zero chance that Kilome, with his fastball-curveball combo, will end up in the bullpen.


2018

Scouting grades: Fastball: 70 | Curveball: 55 | Changeup: 45 | Control: 50 | Overall: 50

In many ways, Kilome has done as well as, or better than, could have been expected when he signed as a gangly teenager back in 2013. He's gotten bigger and stronger and, after making his full-season debut in 2016, has moved rather quickly, reaching Double-A in 2017 while finishing in the top 10 among all Phillies pitching prospects in ERA. He was spending his first full season at the level when he was dealt to the Mets for Asdrubal Cabrera. The Mets won't get a long look at him until 2020, however, as the right-hander underwent Tommy John surgery in October and will miss the 2019 season.

Pure stuff-wise, Kilome is as good as just about any pitching prospect in the system, with a fastball that touches the upper-90s consistently combined with a curve that often flashes plus. His changeup has improved and it could eventually become an average third pitch, something softer to distrupt hitters' timing. He's generally around the strike zone, though his command has been inconsistent as he is still learning to get all of his 6-foot-6 frame in sync on a regular basis. For as good as Kilome's stuff is, he hasn't missed as many bats as you would think. He needs to continue to learn how to sequence pitches and set up hitters more effectively so he can put them away more frequently.

Kilome gets high marks for his makeup and intelligence, as he learned English quickly so he could better communicate with teammates and coaches.


2017

Scouting grades: Fastball: 70 | Curveball: 55 | Changeup: 45 | Control: 50 | Overall: 50

In watching Kilome, the 6-foot-6 projectable right-hander, make his full-season debut in 2016, the Phillies learned two things: He did not enjoy the Northeast in April and he is developing a strong ability to make adjustments.

After allowing 17 earned runs over 9 2/3 innings in April of 2016, Kilome allowed more than three earned runs just once over his remaining 20 starts. The Phillies were pleased how he weathered -- pardon the pun -- the adversity and gained confidence from there. The biggest advancement he made was in the development of his breaking ball. Though he started to rely on it a bit too much, it has the makings of an eventual plus pitch to go along with his fastball that can touch 97-98 mph regularly. Kilome shows a feel for a decent changeup, and it could eventually be a third average or better offering. His command after those first few starts improved considerably.

Big-bodied and long-armed, it will take time for Kilome to gain consistent control of his body on the mound. As he does that, his strike-throwing will improve even more. His arrow is pointing up and his ceiling is as high as any pitcher in the system.


2016

Scouting grades: Fastball: 70 | Curveball: 50 | Changeup: 45 | Control: 50 | Overall: 50

When the Phillies signed Kilome out of the Dominican Republic, there was a lot to dream on regarding his 6-foot-6 frame and how much projection there might be in the future. Gradually, the big right-hander has started to reach that very high ceiling, with a chance to really blossom on the prospect scene.

Long and very lean when he started out, Kilome has added a lot of good strength and weighs a great deal more than what is listed in his bio. That has led to more consistent velocity, sitting in the mid-90s and touching higher than that. He's also grown as a pitcher, throwing that plus heater for strikes more consistently down in the zone. He has the chance to have a very good curve and he flashed above-average breaking balls in the New York-Penn League in 2015. His changeup is a distant third pitch, but there is confidence it will become a usable third option for him in time. He should be able to repeat his delivery and be a consistent strike-thrower in time. 

With two major weapons and the potential to add a third, along with a very strong work ethic, it might be a mistake to put a ceiling on Kilome, who has frontline starter potential if things continue along this path.


2015

Scouting grades: Fastball: 60 | Curveball: 45 | Changeup: 45 | Control: 50 | Overall: 50

Kilome was skinny but projectable when he signed with the Phillies as a 17-year-old in 2013. He's now turning that projection into performance in the low Minors. 

Kilome has gotten bigger and stronger since signing, and his velocity has taken off. His fastball now was sitting in the low 90s, reaches 95 mph easily and he's even touched 97-98 mph. He mixes in a curveball and changeup, both of which show promise but need more refinement. He's learned to better repeat his delivery and is throwing more strikes as a result. 

While Kilome has made significant strides as a professional, he still has a long way to go. He earns praise for his makeup and ability to make adjustments, two traits that will help him as he continues to work to reach his considerable potential.



Statcast - Pitching

Season Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON Hard Hit % K % BB % ERA xERA
2020 229 35 6 17.1 89.7 16.9 37.1 .286 .606 .447 .421 .502 45.7 22.4 15.5 11.12 7.74
ALL 229 35 6 17.1 89.7 16.9 37.1 .286 .606 .447 .421 .502 45.7 22.4 15.5
MLB 43265 6.4 88.3 11.9 32.8 .250 .416 .317 .322 .378 34.8 21.8 8.3

Transactions

Team Date Transaction
09/19/2020 New York Mets optioned RHP Franklyn Kilome to Mets Alternate Training Site.
09/18/2020 New York Mets activated RHP Franklyn Kilome from the 10-day injured list.
09/05/2020 New York Mets placed RHP Franklyn Kilome on the 10-day injured list retroactive to September 2, 2020. Split fingernail.
08/30/2020 New York Mets recalled RHP Franklyn Kilome from Mets Alternate Training Site.
08/18/2020 New York Mets optioned RHP Franklyn Kilome to Mets Alternate Training Site.
08/16/2020 New York Mets recalled Franklyn Kilome from Mets Alternate Training Site.
08/02/2020 New York Mets optioned RHP Franklyn Kilome to Mets Alternate Training Site.
07/31/2020 New York Mets recalled Franklyn Kilome from Mets Alternate Training Site.
03/06/2020 New York Mets optioned RHP Franklyn Kilome to Binghamton Rumble Ponies.
09/30/2019 New York Mets recalled Franklyn Kilome from Binghamton Rumble Ponies.
04/04/2019 RHP Franklyn Kilome assigned to Binghamton Rumble Ponies from Syracuse Mets.
03/05/2019 New York Mets optioned RHP Franklyn Kilome to Syracuse Mets.
10/02/2018 New York Mets recalled Franklyn Kilome from Binghamton Rumble Ponies.
07/28/2018 New York Mets optioned RHP Franklyn Kilome to Binghamton Rumble Ponies.
07/27/2018 New York Mets traded 2B Asdrubal Cabrera to Philadelphia Phillies for RHP Franklyn Kilome.
03/09/2018 Philadelphia Phillies optioned RHP Franklyn Kilome to Reading Fightin Phils.
11/20/2017 Philadelphia Phillies selected the contract of Franklyn Kilome from Lehigh Valley IronPigs.
10/17/2017 RHP Franklyn Kilome assigned to Leones del Escogido.
09/06/2017 RHP Franklyn Kilome assigned to Lehigh Valley IronPigs from Reading Fightin Phils.
08/05/2017 RHP Franklyn Kilome assigned to Reading Fightin Phils from Clearwater Threshers.
04/20/2017 RHP Franklyn Kilome assigned to Clearwater Threshers from Williamsport Crosscutters.
04/14/2017 RHP Franklyn Kilome assigned to Williamsport Crosscutters from Clearwater Threshers.
04/06/2017 RHP Franklyn Kilome assigned to Clearwater Threshers from Lakewood BlueClaws.
04/02/2016 RHP Franklyn Kilome assigned to Lakewood BlueClaws from Williamsport Crosscutters.
06/18/2015 RHP Franklyn Kilome assigned to Williamsport Crosscutters from GCL Phillies.
06/20/2014 RHP Franklyn Kilome assigned to GCL Phillies.
01/22/2013 Philadelphia Phillies signed free agent RHP Franklyn Kilome to a minor league contract.