KYLE BLOOM
RP, Indianapolis Indians
Age: 27
Born: February 21, 1983
Height: 6′ 3″
Weight: 185
Bats: Right
Throws: Left
Drafted: 5th Round, 142nd Overall, 2004
How Acquired: Draft
College: Illinois State
Agent: N/A
ETA: 2010

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2010 Top 50 Prospects: #35, Kyle Bloom

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SCOUTING REPORT
Bloom was drafted by the Pirates in the fifth round of the 2004 draft. He’s been stuck between high A and AA since the middle of the 2005 season, although his 4.05 ERA this year was his best outing in any season during that time span. He’s 6′ 3″, 185 lbs, and throws in the 88-91 MPH range, with good control of his fastball. Bloom’s problems have been walks, with a career 4.5 BB/9 ratio, including a 4.9 BB/9 ratio this season. While Bloom has been a starter in his minor league career, he is largely viewed as a future reliever. His lefty/righty splits could make him a good LOOGY, although the Pirates seem to prefer relievers who can get batters out on both sides of the plate.

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CONTRACT INFORMATION
2010: Minor League Contract

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PLAYER INFORMATION
Signing Bonus: $200,000
MiLB Debut: 2004
MLB Debut: N/A
MiLB FA Eligible: 2010
MLB FA Eligible: N/A
Rule 5 Eligible: Eligible
Added to 40-Man: N/A
Options Remaining: 3 (As of start of 2010 season)
MLB Service Time: 0.000

AWARDS / ACHIEVEMENTS / PROSPECT RANKINGS
AWARDS / ACHIEVEMENTS
PROSPECT RANKINGS

Baseball America

2009: #29 DET

BUCCO Fans.com

2010: #35

TRANSACTIONS
June 7, 2004: Drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 5th round, 142nd overall pick.
June 16, 2004: Signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates to a minor league contract with a $200,000 bonus.
December 11, 2008: Selected by the Detroit Tigers from the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 2008 Rule 5 draft.
March 29, 2009: Returned to the Pittsburgh Pirates from the Detroit Tigers.
April 3, 2010: Released by the Pittsburgh Pirates.
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