Posted by Jay Floyd, Sun, January 24, 2016 05:30 PM Comments: 0
One of the most promising young pitching prospects in the Phillies organization is right-hander Franklyn Kilome. Armed with great velocity and a remarkable repertoire, the talented youngster will soon be among the collection of the team’s pitching prospects pushing his way toward the big leagues.
Signed by the Phillies as an international free agent in January, 2013, Kilome would make his professional debut the following year.
With the rookie level Gulf Coast League Phillies, as an 18-year-0ld, Kilome would post a 3-1 record with a 3.12 ERA and a .235 batting average against. He struck out 25 and walked 11 in 40 1/3 innings.
The Dominican native opened 2015 in extended spring training, then joined the short-season Class A Williamsport club. He helped the Crosscutters charge into the postseason with a 3-2 record with a 3.28 ERA and a .230 BAA. He struck out 36 and walked 21 in 49 1/3 innings.
Consistency was something that stood out about Kilome’s progress last season, showing an ability to work on his mechanics and repeat his motions. He throws from a 3/4 slot and, despite the walks, he features plenty of command with his pitches steadily peppering the lower portion of the strike zone, when he wants them to. Continue reading Prospect Nation 2016: #10 RHP Franklyn Kilome