Zimmer turning around heads -- and hitters -- at USF
SportsNet Central introduces you to Kyle Zimmer, the USF Don who's expected to be a high first-round pick.
The University of San Francisco has a very proud baseball history the dons had produced Major League draft picks in each of the last eight seasons. This year however it is a big difference. As one -- on the Hilltop is projected. To be a high first round pick Henry Wofford has more. When Kyle Zimmer was recruited as a third baseman in 2009. He had dreams of hitting home runs in college. But during his freshman year at USF. Kyle was so he's not needed in the batter's box when he first heard the news the slugger thought about getting some. Nothing that would mean I've been doing better. USF John's coach familiar tunnel had a different plan for the six foot four righthander but -- the bad stuff on the man owned. Hit. It was like throwing a curve ball at Kyle but he didn't buckle has taken the challenge my dress code for anybody. Thought I think if I offense and go -- with -- work habits and then what he was going to be able to do -- his arm strength. I always felt like this was going to be a good move for them and something that he would be successful. Coach knew exactly what was on the -- Two full seasons on the mound Kyle doesn't just pinch he drills playing its. Fastball has been clocked at 99 miles per hour and scouts have come from all over the country to take a close look at that powerful on. The transition from third base in the Dunn's -- it was not. It was tough the long road. A lot of long hours in the weight room. The -- -- time together to better today and find them to do. Give myself well and be. They're a lot of fun a lot of hard. We're. Probably headed kid that went fifteen to one on our left guard soldiers who they get to the major leagues are. It's been a minor league system he's gonna climbing the ladder of pitchers. He just has so much going upstairs so many intangibles. His work habits are just off the -- I think his competitiveness is something that you can't. You can give to someone the more -- went back before the start of the 2012 season Zimmer was. Considered a late first round pick in the upcoming draft. Now multiple mock drafts. Kyle being selected in the top five it's not -- thinking about that just trying to go out there the better today but spots. My dad and my pitches and that's the sort -- inside and in the golf ever does -- Guys that they expect that funny how things change over time three years ago tile was focused on hitting home runs. Now there's potential number one pick. Phillies thinking about shrank down Henry walked through Comcast sports net Bay Area.