My name is Kyle Wilsie. I am a 6’1" RHP and have played Varsity baseball since my freshman year for Patrick Henry High in San Diego, CA.
Playing baseball to me is not just a sport, but a lifestyle that has shaped me into the person I am today. When I was little, I had speech delay which made communicating with others really difficult. But when I was on a field playing, baseball helped give me a voice and a way to express myself. I have learned many other lessons through baseball, such as the importance and value of grinding every day, having connections to my teammates, and having a sturdy work ethic for everything I do in life. Every time I’m on a field I bring my voice with me and with that comes leadership and the competitiveness in everything I do to earn and keep my spot on a team.
Just recently, I was selected to represent Team Southwest 16U for USA Baseball’s NTIS Champions Cup at their National Training Complex in Cary, NC. I was excited for the opportunity to go up against some of the best players in the country.
I have played club baseball since I was 10 years old, beginning with the Jr. Aztecs. I have also played for the San Diego Natives, and CBA Wave. My travel teams were consistently finalists during tournament play. Currently I am playing with the Garciaparra Baseball Group, pitching for both their 16U and 18U teams. I was recently named Player of the Game for a game I pitched in during the Prospect Wire SD Invitational (5IP, 5K, 1H, 0R).
As a freshman, I earned a spot as a reliever on Varsity. My high school team played American Legion last summer, winning the San Diego Section and going to the State Championship. At State, I started and got the win against Saskiyou, going 6 1/3 innings, putting my team into the quarter finals.
My sophomore year I was used primarily as a starting pitcher, helping my team become City League Champions. I had the lowest ERA (1.63) on my team and my record was 4-0. Two of the wins were complete games, one of which was a shutout and the other was during the CIF Playoffs. This summer, again we played American Legion and I helped my team win the SD Section with a win during the playoffs (6I 9K 1H 0R).
My strength as a pitcher is my fastball, which I am able to effectively locate and has good movement. It is very hard for batters to square up. I also have a strong curveball and change-up in my arsenal, which helps me average over a strikeout per inning. I’m known for having an edge on the mound and being ultra-competitive. I never feel like there is a situation I can’t get out of.
My ultimate goal is to play college baseball, and I am always looking to play at the highest, most competitive level that I can. I am a native Californian, but I am open to going to school in other parts of the country. I have not decided on a major at this time, but my career interests include engineering and mathematics.