Name: Michael Picollo
Born: Leawood, Kansas
Age: 18 (9/22/99)
Height/Weight: 6’2”/170 lbs.
School: Blue Valley North High School (Overland Park, Kansas)
Mike Picollo is the son of Kansas City Royals Vice President/Assistant Manager of Player Personnel JJ Picollo. “It was neat,” Picollo said of his son being drafted. “You sit here and you listen to 1,200 names a year. To hear your son, you can’t help but be proud. Pretty cool. He’s worked hard. It’s always been a dream of his to play professional baseball, but it’s just a step along the way. He’s kind of a long-term projection type kid, so he’s got a ways to go.”
Picollo throws from a high-three-quarters arm slot. He utilizes a simple, repeatable delivery, incorporating a high leg lift. His fastball sits in the low-to-mid-80s, currently topping out currently at 86 MPH. He complements it with a loopy mid-60s curveball and a low-70s changeup.
Picollo has a commitment to UNC Wilmington.