Player Name: Kyle Lotzkar
Position: Starting Pitcher
School: South Delta HS, Delta, BC
School Type: High school
Academic Class: Senior
Weight: 185 lbs.
Report Date(s): 04/14/07
Game(s): North Shore
Focus Area Comments
Fastball: Lotzkar's fastball has touched 94 mph.
FB Movement: He's got fringy average movement, with a little run and tail.
Slider/Curve: It's bigger than a slider, more like a slurve. But he throws it around 82 mph with some lateness and hard bite. It has the chance to be a swing-and-miss pitch.
Changeup: He didn't show a third pitch, but he has shown a changeup in the past.
Control: Command is an issue, with the question being if he can command his stuff enough to be a starter at the next level.
Poise: Lotzkar is aggressive on the mound, but stays under control with an attack mode going right after hitters that gives off a closer mentality vibe.
Physical Description: Lotzkar is a big right-hander who fits the typical high school righty projectable mold.
Medical Update: Healthy.
Strengths: The chance ot have a power package, with a plus fastball and above-average breaking ball.
Weaknesses: His command. He doesn't have it consistently enough for some.
Summary: Fellow Canadian Phillippe Aumont has been getting most of the buzz, but Lotzkar deserves some as well. He's got an intriguing power package with a fastball/slider combination. How well he can harness and command his stuff, along with doing more with a third pitch, will determine whether he's a starter or reliever in the future.