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Uncommitted Spotlight- '17 Cam Kline, OF/RHP, Forest Lake

By Rob Allison
Prep Baseball Report Minnesota

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Cam Kline 

Name: Cam Kline
Position: OF/RHP
Class: 2017
Height/Weight: 5-foot-10, 180-pounds
High School: Forest Lake
PBR MN Rank: 24

Evaluation:  6/20/16- 5-foot-11, 180-pound right-handed hitting 2-way player. 7.18 runner with compact athletic frame. Square stance with slight leg kick stride producing 93 mph exit velocity. Clean bat path with consistent hard line drives to the gaps. Above average outfielder with arm strength. Throws 89 mph with strong accuracy and carry to target. Easy actions on mound with ability to repeat. Shows solid run on fastball at 82-85 mph; with above avg. command to glove-side of plate. Breaking ball has tight rotation, short break, and above avg. depth at plate. Above avg. arm-side run and fade on changeup. Riser in 2017 rankings.

PBR: What schools have you been hearing from?
KLINE: Minnesota State, St. Cloud State, Minnesota, North Dakota State, St. Scholastica, Augustana, Southern Illinois, and several others.

PBR: Have you taken any visits? Do you have any scheduled in the near future?
KLINE: Mankato and St. Cloud so far. I will be taking several others.

PBR: Are you looking for anything in particular in a school? (Example: high academics, certain academic program, local, etc.)
KLINE: I’m looking for a school with a good Finance program. I also hope to go where there’s a successful baseball program and compete at the highest level. And to be able to contribute right away would be ideal.

PBR: What were some of the highlights of your junior year?
KLINE: Our Forest Lake High School team tied for conference champs but came up one game short of going to state. Our Legion team won the sectional playoffs and took 2nd in the State Tourney, advancing to the Regionals in North Dakota. And just last weekend our Blizzard team won the August Select Tourney against a very strong field.

PBR: What are your goals for this year? 
KLINE: To finish strong academically, and to train hard to develop physically and gain strength, speed, and size- and hopefully some velocity.

PBR: Do you play any other sports?
KLINE: No, I gave up football a couple years ago.

KLINE: I have a 24 ACT and a 2.75 GPA.