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Draft Buzz: Scouting UConn’s Anthony Kay

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STORRS, Conn. – There has been a consistent buzz surrounding Anthony Kay this spring, as scouts in the region and across the nation have taken note that the UConn southpaw has a little more velocity this spring, and he’s carrying it deep into outings. With this progression, as well as growth in his all around game, there’s been growing speculation in the scouting word that Kay could be a factor in the back end of the first round of this year’s draft. In his outing on an overcast, chilly Friday afternoon against Tulane, he showed the kind of stuff that makes that speculation look more than warranted.

Listed at six feet, 187 pounds, Kay does not have the prototypical big league pitcher’s frame, and because of that he’s put under the microscope just a little bit more. Scouts come out looking for cracks in his game, particularly when it comes to effort in his delivery, stamina late in games, and how he carries his fastball velocity. There were 10-15 scouts in attendance on this dreary New England afternoon, and it gave them a particularly intriguing matchup of Kay versus two potential first round bats, Stephen Alemais and Jake Rogers.


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