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Prospect Profile: Kyle Sleeth

Can Sleeth get back to the top of the list?

When the Tigers made Kyle Sleeth their top selection (and third overall) in the 2003 amateur draft, there were high hopes for Sleeth. Many expected him to move up the ladder quickly, and expected him to have already made his big league debut. But struggles against tougher competition and Tommy John surgery killed that plan, and now Sleeth has to re-establish himself as one of the top pitchers in the organization.

Kyle Sleeth Position: Right Handed Pitcher Height: 6-5 Weight: 205 Born: 12/20/1981 Bats: Right Throws: Right Background Sleeth was the Tigers first round choice (3rd overall) in the 2003 draft out of Wake Forest. The Tigers made Sleeth the first pitcher taken in the draft, knowing he was by far one of the most polished starters available that summer. While at Wake Forest, Sleeth tied an...

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