Kyle Finnegan

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Kyle Finnegan
Oakland Athletics
Pitcher
Born: (1991-09-04) September 4, 1991 (age 27)
Detroit, Michigan
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Kyle Edward Finnegan (born September 4, 1991) is an American professional baseball pitcher in the Oakland Athletics' minor league organization.

Amateur career[edit]

Finnegan attended Kingwood High School in Kingwood, Texas. He earned all-district first team honors while helping his team to a 27–7 mark as a senior and a district championship. Finnegan also played in the HABCA All-Star Game.[1] Finnegan enrolled at Texas State University. As a freshman, he had a 1–0 win–loss record, a 6.97 earned run average (ERA), struck out four batters in 10 1/3 innings of work. He earned the victory in his lone start of the season against Prairie View A&M and pitched three scoreless innings of relief against McNeese State.[1]

In his sophomore year, Finnegan appeared in 15 games, starting 14. He threw a career-high 8 innings twice, against UT Arlington and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. He finished the year with a 3.28 ERA in 93 1/3 innings, limited opponents to just a .242 average, struck out 75 batters while walking just 26. He began the season 4–0, with wins in each of his first four starts. Finnegan fanned a season-high 12 opponents in 7 innings without allowing a run against Notre Dame. He allowed just two earned runs in 27 innings over his first four starts to begin the year. He threw a scoreless inning in his only relief appearance of the year, as part of an 8–4 win against TCU and struck out eight without walking any in 7 1/3 innings against Sam Houston State.[1] Following his sophomore season at Texas State, Finnegan was invited to play in the Cape Cod Baseball League where he played for the Cotuit Kettleers, helping them to a regular season championship.

Professional career[edit]

The Oakland Athletics selected Finnegan in the 6th round (191st overall) of the 2013 MLB draft.[2] Pitching for the Vermont Lake Monsters of the Class A-Short Season New York–Penn League, he had a 3–3 record and a 2.70 earned run average in 2013. Also in the same year, pitching for the Class A Beloit Snappers of the Midwest League, he had a 1–1 record and a 9.82 ERA.[2] In 2014, pitching for Beloit, he had 7–9 record and a 3.69 earned run average and 55 strikeouts. Finnegan was later named the starting pitcher for the west team in the 2014 Midwest League All-Star Game, where he earned the win tossing one shutout inning. Receiving a promotion to the Midland RockHounds of the Double-A Texas League, he had a 0–1 record with a 11.81 earned run average.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Baseball". Texas State Athletics. Retrieved 21 March 2015.
  2. ^ a b c "Kyle Finnegan". The Baseball Cube. Retrieved 23 March 2015.

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