First-Year Player Draft

Pinstriped Profile: Brian Keller

Height: 6 – 3

Weight: 190

Bats: R

Throws: R

Age: 21 (6/21/94)

The New York Yankees selected Brian Keller in the 39th round of the 2016 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft. The University of Wisconsin Milwaukee product earned the Horizon League Pitcher of the Year award along with being named to the All-Horizon League First Team this season.

Keller went 10-3 on the year, and pitched to a 3.10 earned run average in 15 games for the Panthers. He logged 107.1 innings and recorded 103 strikeouts. He set a school record when he recorded his 239th career strikeout.

Scouts have noted that Germantown, Wisconsin native does not feature electric “stuff”, but can command each of his four pitches well enough to be an effective pitcher.


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