Right handed pitcher Kyle Glogosky, from East Auckland (New Zealand) signed a professional contract for the Philadelphia Phillies of Major League Baseball (MLB).
“One thing that excites me is that they’re one of the oldest organizations in the game” said Glogosky to The New Zealand Herald.
Born in 1999, Glogosky represented New Zealand at the WBSC U-15 Baseball World Cup 2014 in Sinaloa (Mexico).
He caught the attention of MLB scouts when he pitched for a World Team in early 2017 in Florida. His fastball was clocked at 92 miles per hour.
In 2016 he was the youngest player on New Zealand roster at the World Baseball Classic Qualifier in Sydney (Australia).
Glogoski has appeared in 5 games, 1 as a starter, for the Sydney Blue Sox during the 2017-18 Australian Baseball League.
Baseball New Zealand Chief Executive Offices Ryan Flynn commented on his signing: “I’m thrilled all of the hard work has paid off”.