Kyle Winkler -
1-7-10: invited to join Team USA in July 10 - Kyle Winkler-RHP-TCU - This is the second invite for Winkler as he participated in the 2009 trials last summer. Winkler completed a successful freshman season, tying for the team lead with seven victories. In 17 appearances, he made 14 starts and posted a 7-1 record to go along with a 4.15 ERA. In 73 2/3 innings pitched, the righty tallied 48 strikeouts. He was named to the Mountain West Conference All-Tournament team and the Fort Worth All-Regional Team. TCU head coach Jim Schlossnagle on Winkler: “This is a great honor for Kyle and our program,” Schlossnagle said. “Representing your country is one of the greatest honors one can receive in amateur baseball and Kyle was very close to making the team last year. I’m sure he will represent TCU at the highest level when the trials begin this summer.”
3-15-10 from http://pnrscouting.com/rankings_2010_houstoncollegeclassic.html - Top 10 Players (2011 Draft Class) - Kyle Winkler, RHP, Texas Christian Univ. - Yet another potential Day 1 arm, Winkler mixed a low-90s fastball with a low-80s change and a mid-70s downer curve; biggest problem area continues to be control and command over the course of his starts, allowing more to reach by walk than by hit (5:4) over his 6.1 IP.
5-24-10 from: - http://www.themwc.com/sports/m-basebl/spec-rel/052410aab.html - TCU sophomore Kyle Winkler have been named Mountain West Conference Pitcher of the Week. Winkler, a native of Sugar Land, Texas, tossed seven scoreless innings in helping TCU to a 12-0 non-conference shutout of Cal State Bakersfield last Friday. The sophomore righthander fanned seven batters without a walk and surrendered just four hits, only one of which went for extra bases. He retired 18 of the last 19 batters he faced, including the final 10.
7-6 from: - http://web.usabaseball.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20100706&content_id=12003730&vkey=news_usab&gid= - USA Baseball kicked off its Collegiate National Team (CNT) trials Tuesday afternoon at the National Training Center (NTC), which will run through July 11. - Kyle Winkler (Texas Christian) toed the rubber for two frames surrendering one run two hits with four strikeouts
7-10 from: - http://thecollegebaseballblog.com/2010/07/10/team-usa-collegiate-national-team-trials-game-4-recap - Kyle Winkler (Texas Christian), Madison Boer (Oregon) and Nick Ramirez (Cal State Fullerton) combined to throw a one-hitter as the Red team took Game 4 of the Collegiate National Team (CNT) Trials in easy fashion Friday night 7-1 at the National Training Complex (NTC). Winkler picked up the win after tossing three perfect innings with three punch outs, while Boer fanned three over two innings of hitless work.
7-15 from: - http://thecollegebaseballblog.com/2010/07/14/team-usa-defeats-korea-3-0-with-a-combined-no-hitter - The sophomore pitching trio of Sonny Gray (Vanderbilt), Kyle Winkler (Texas Christian) and Noe Ramirez (Cal State Fullerton) struck out 13 batters and combined to toss a no-hitter in the Collegiate National Teams 3-0 win Wednesday night over Korea. Winkler relieved Gray in the seventh retiring six of the seven batters he faced.
7-23-10 from: - http://pnrscouting.com/articles_teamusacollegiate_finalroster_07212010.html - USA CNT Roster Breakdown, Spring Stat Links and Trials Notes: - Kyle Winkler RHSP So. Texas Christian Univ. - Trials Notes: Winkler matched the fastball velocity he showed down in Houston at the College Classic this past March, regularly ranging 90-92 mph, with several 93s and one evaluator registering a 94. The biggest improvement from the Spring, however, has been with his breaking ball, which has climbed into the mid-80s and hitting as high as 88 mph on Friday. It boasts very hard, late break and works well as both a freeze/backdoor pitch or as a chase offering. Most impressive is his ability to set it up with his fastball, working down against lefties and then burying the slider and working up-in against righties and freezing them with a slider on the inside half. His change-up has climbed a little, as well, to the 82-84 mph range, as opposed to 80-82 in March, but Winkler is still feeling for it. He throws from a high-3/4 slot, getting downhill on his fastball and tilt on his slider (which can get close to a "downer" at times). He looks to have added some strength in his trunk and core over the last few months, though some will still label him a future reliever given his listed sub-6-foot height. Winkler has a solid build with a repeatable motion -- he could be equally effective as a starter or power arm in the pen for Team USA, and will likely slot-in behind Purke in a solid TCU weekend rotation next Spring.
7-25: - http://www.fanhouse.com/ : - Fanhouse Top 70 Prospects - 18. Kyle Winkler, RHP, TCU