Colin Kleven has been one of the most consistent pitchers on the Class A Lakewood BlueClaws roster this season. The native of Kamloops, British Columbia was a 33rd round draft selection by the Phillies in 2009. In his first two pro seasons, Kleven posted a 4-11 record with a 5.53 ERA in 24 games (21 starts) combined with the Gulf Coast League Phillies and the Williamsport Crosscutters.
This season, the 21-year-old has been much more solid in the starting rotation for the BlueClaws. Through 9 starts, Kleven has tallied a 3-4 record with 3.59 ERA while holding opponents to a .238 batting average. Take away one start in which Kleven struggled against the Hagerstown Suns, allowing 6 earned runs in 2 2/3 innings, in mid-April, and Kleven has a 2.60 ERA this year.
The 6-foot-6-inch 225-pounder regularly hits 92-93 MPH with his fastball and has averaged 7.74 strike outs per 9 innings this season.
Video of Kleven throwing a bullpen session can be seen below.
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