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Kyle Dowdy

Kyle Dowdy

P | B/T: R/R | 6' 1" 195 | Age: 26
Draft: 2015 (Rd: 12, #370, Detroit Tigers) - Houston
Escondido, CA USA
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W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2019 2 1 7.25 13 1 0 22.1 17 1.97
1 Season 2 1 7.25 13 1 0 22.1 17 1.97
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2019 13 2-1 7.25 22.1 17 1.97
1 Season 13 2-1 7.25 22.1 17 1.97

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2019 TEX AL 110 2 1 7.25 13 1 0 22.1 26 20 18 4 18 17 1.97
*: All Star Season, Rankings AL/NL: Top 5 10 15 20      Click for Chart.

Scouting Report

Scouting grades: Fastball: 60 | Curveball: 55 | Slider: 45 | Changeup: 55 | Control: 45 | Overall: 40

After going undrafted out of Francis Parker High School in San Diego, Dowdy pitched at three different colleges over the next four years. He spent his freshman year working primarily as a reliever at Hawaii before transferring to Orange Coast College JC and performing well as a starter in 2013. He transferred again the following year, this time to the University of Houston, where, after redshirting for one season, he pitched well enough that the Tigers made him their 12th-round pick in the 2015 Draft. Dowdy has continued to bounce around in the pro ranks, as the Indians acquired him at the 2018 Trade Deadline in the Leonys Martin deal, only to have the Mets pluck Dowdy from their system in the Major League phase of the Rule 5 Draft.

Things seemed to click for Dowdy after he tweaked his delivery with Double-A Akron. Specifically, the right-hander pitched with consistent plus velocity, touching 98-99 mph with a fastball that averaged 96 mph in his final start of the season. It was a significant uptick in velocity for the right-hander, who previously had sat in the low 90s. Dowdy's curveball and changeup are considered to be above-average offerings, and he fills out his four-pitch mix with a fringy mid-80s slider. He has below-average control and command right now, with room for improvement as he learns to harness his upgraded stuff.

Dowdy's experience pitching in a variety of roles, both as an amateur and pro, bodes well for his chances of sticking with the Mets. Additionally, the club views him as someone that can contribute now but also has projection remaining, the latter of which could provide the Mets with extra incentive to keep Dowdy on the 25-man roster.


Statcast - Pitching

Season Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Launch Angle XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON Hard Hit % K % BB %
2019 438 74 6 8.1 90.0 8.9 .299 .484 .381 .396 .415 40.5 15.5 16.4
ALL 438 74 6 8.1 90.0 8.9 .299 .484 .381 .396 .415 40.5 15.5 16.4
MLB 37102 6.3 87.5 11.1 .251 .409 .318 .318 .370 34.4 21.5 8.3

Transactions

Team Date Transaction
07/11/2019 Texas Rangers sent RHP Kyle Dowdy on a rehab assignment to Nashville Sounds.
07/08/2019 Texas Rangers sent RHP Kyle Dowdy on a rehab assignment to Frisco RoughRiders.
06/29/2019 Texas Rangers sent RHP Kyle Dowdy on a rehab assignment to Nashville Sounds.
06/27/2019 Texas Rangers sent RHP Kyle Dowdy on a rehab assignment to AZL Rangers.
06/04/2019 Texas Rangers placed RHP Kyle Dowdy on the 10-day injured list retroactive to June 1, 2019. Right elbow impingement.
03/26/2019 Texas Rangers claimed RHP Kyle Dowdy off waivers from New York Mets.
12/13/2018 New York Mets claimed RHP Kyle Dowdy off waivers from Akron RubberDucks.
08/01/2018 Akron RubberDucks activated RHP Kyle Dowdy.
07/31/2018 Detroit Tigers traded CF Leonys Martin and RHP Kyle Dowdy to Cleveland Indians for SS Willi Castro.
07/31/2018 RHP Kyle Dowdy assigned to Akron RubberDucks.
07/13/2018 RHP Kyle Dowdy assigned to Erie SeaWolves from Toledo Mud Hens.
05/16/2018 RHP Kyle Dowdy assigned to Toledo Mud Hens from Erie SeaWolves.
03/30/2018 RHP Kyle Dowdy assigned to Erie SeaWolves from Lakeland Flying Tigers.
04/01/2017 RHP Kyle Dowdy assigned to Lakeland Flying Tigers.
02/23/2017 RHP Kyle Dowdy assigned to Detroit Tigers.
08/19/2016 West Michigan Whitecaps activated RHP Kyle Dowdy from the 7-day disabled list.
08/11/2016 West Michigan Whitecaps placed RHP Kyle Dowdy on the 7-day disabled list.
04/18/2016 RHP Kyle Dowdy assigned to West Michigan Whitecaps.
06/17/2015 Detroit Tigers signed RHP Kyle Dowdy.