Draft League Spotlight: Kenny Piper


Mike Rosenbaum
Senior Prospect Analyst

Player: Kenny Piper
Position: C

School: Columbia College

The Florissant, Missouri native has a strong record of performing at the plate, having batted .330 as a freshman, .325 as a sophomore and .425 during the shortened 2020 season. Piper has continued to swing the bat well in ‘21, batting .401 with a career-high 12 homers through 42 games -- after going deep nine times in 21 games last year. He has plus right-handed raw power and consistently produces high-end exit velocity. Piper is also a standout athlete who excels behind the plate, where he calls his own game and posts 1.9-second pop times thanks to advanced catch-and-throw skills. In 2021, Piper has thrown out nearly 49 percent of basestealers (17 of 35).

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