Franklyn Kilome Pitching In MiLB Camp

Video by Josh Norris – Baseball America

Kilome probably has the highest ceiling of any pitcher in the org and could be in for a real breakout if he can hit some of those high velocity numbers with frequency.

Bonus Matt Imhof video

Author: Matt Winkelman

Matt Winkelman

Matt is originally from Mt. Holly, NJ, but after a 4 year side track to Cleveland for college he now resides in Madison, WI. His work has appeared on Phuture Phillies, The Good Phight, and TheDynastyGuru.


  1. between Biddle’s new pitch, and the potential breakouts of Mecias and Kilome over the next two years, I am quite excited about the year.

  2. I really like the fact that Kilome was generating that velocity with such a low-effort delivery. Seems very promising.

    Odd thing to notice, and it was a tough pitch to throw on, but Posso’s throw to second seemed to lack much drive. Do we know anything about him defensively?

    • Matt Winkelman

      The reports have been fairly positive on Posso’s defense. He has plus or better arm strength (obviously not on that throw). Last year was his first year with a primary position of catcher, and even then he spent some time at first. In the video it looks like a bad catch on a low pitch and just didn’t a get a lot on the throw. The popped some low 1.8 times last year (60+), this one was 2.15 (30). Might just have been a bad throw. There is more in his Top 50 writeup (#40),

  3. phillysf

    Imhof’s velocity is not impressive is it, I thought he threw 91-93 not 82-87

    • Matt Winkelman

      89-92 at peak, after talking with Baseball Betsy, that game was all location, the Phillies didn’t even have a gun at the game. Kilome was surprised at how hard he threw