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Milwaukee Brewers select catcher Nick Kahle in 4th Round of MLB Draft

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Kahle drafted 133rd overall from the University of Washington

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The Brewers selected Nick Kahle with their fourth round pick in the 2019 MLB Draft. Kahle is a catcher out of the University of Washington.

#131 MLB Pipeline | #131 Baseball America

MLB Pipeline Scouting grades: Hit: 50 | Power: 40 | Run: 35 | Arm: 50 | Field: 50 | Overall: 45

Kahle has the look of a catcher who can hit a little. According the MLB Pipeline, scouts have hope that he will hit for average at the next level demonstrating ability to catch up to good fastballs with solid bat speed. He has also shown a propensity for pitch recognition against breaking stuff. Right now he has gap power that might turn into more.

Kahle is 5’10 and 210 pounds, so he is short and stocky in build. To this point, he has yet to demonstrate agility behind the plate, although scouts have said that he improved his receiving and blocking skills. Kahle has an accurate arm that is lacking in strength.

MLB Pipeline suggests that if his bat plays, he has a chance at a long MLB career as a solid regular with a floor as a very good backup.

Scouting data courtesy of MLB Pipeline