College Draft Profile: Ryan Kinsella


Ryan Kinsella, 1B, Elon University

Class: Junior; Height: 6-1; Weight: 205; B/T: L/R

Updated: 06/04/13

One of the elite college power hitters in 2013, Kinsella slugged 21 dingers this season, trailing only San Diego’s Kris Bryant. Elon’s best hitter owns an impressive .313/.409/.656 line, adding 19 doubles, three triples and seven stolen bases (in eight attempts).

 Projection: A three-year starter for Elon, Kinsella’s power took a dramatic step forward this season, already surpassing his career total by seven. But, of course, there are several red flags for the lefty-swinger: despite being a DI school, Elon’s competition isn’t on par with some of the other elite college bats, and Kinsella’s strikeout numbers — 19.3% K-rate — suggest that he has a crater-sized hole in his swing.

Still, though, Kinsella could go as high as the fifth round given the need for power in the professional ranks. But he’s probably nothing more than a Quad-A-type player, maybe peaking as a useful bench/platoon bat.

Ceiling: 1.0-win (starter)

Likelihood of Reaching His Ceiling: Low to Moderate

Drafted: Fifth Round or Later

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