A New Candidate for No. 1?

I mentioned last week that Mark Appel could become the first Cape League alum to go No. 1 overall in the MLB draft since 2006. A week into the college season, there’s another CCBL alum who’s getting some early buzz.

According to Baseball America, San Francisco’s Kyle Zimmer, who pitched for Cotuit last summer, was as impressive as any pitcher in the country last week. His fastball topped out at 99.

Zimmer went 2-5 for the Kettleers last year, with a 3.38 ERA and 37 strikeouts in 48 innings. He was named the No. 8 prospect in the league by Baseball America, but it’s looking like that may have just been the beginning for him.

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