The left-handed hurler is a Long Island native and after being overworked in his final season at UCONN, he has rebounded nicely and become an intriguing future starter. After much success in AA Binghamton, Anthony Kay has been called up to some struggles in Syracuse.
In the 2019 Future’s Game, Kay surrendered a single to the #1 overall prospect Wander Franco of the Rays and struck out #5 overall prospect Luis Robert of the White Sox. So, he appears to be headed in the right direction.
He has evolved into a solid three-pitch pitcher and mainly relies upon his change-up as his out pitch. His fastball lives in the mid-’90s and also has a high spin rate, which is always a major plus in terms of evaluation. The high spin rate fastball has a twofold effect upon the hitter- it makes the ball appear as if it is rising and due to this it also seems like the ball is reached the plate quicker than the radar gun reads.
Kay appears to be a potential middle of the rotation starter with some upside and will probably make his debut in 2020, as he acquaints himself with AAA Syracuse for the remainder of 2019.