Kyle  Serrano

11Kyle Serrano


Knoxville, Tenn.

High School:
Farragut HS

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 200


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  • Named 2014 Preseason Top 50 Player by Baseball America

2016 - JUNIOR

  • Earned three wins, received four no decisions and was charged with two losses after tossing 36.2 innings in the regular summer season for the Orleans Firebirds. Serrano tossed 38 strikeouts, walked eight batters and allowed 15 earned runs on 28 hits. He collected a 3.68 ERA in the regular season. Serrano recorded 3.1 scoreless innings of work for the Firebirds in the post-season. Through three games, he registered a save and seven strikeouts.


  • Serrano appeared in 22 games for the Vols in 2015, going 5-4 with a 4.47 ERA and 47 strikeouts through 54.1 innings of work.
  • Struck out one batter and allowed one run on six hits through 3.0 innings of work against Arkansas in the SEC Tournament (May 19).
  • Earned his fifth win of the season on May 15 against Mississippi State, tossing two strikeouts and allowing one hit.
  • Tallied 0.1 inning of work on May 14 versus Mississippi State.
  • Pitched 3.0 innings against UNC Asheville, striking out three and allowing one run on two hits (May 12).
  • Threw 0.1 inning at Arkansas on May 8, striking one batter out and giving up one walk.
  • Registered one strikeout in his fourth win of the season, going 2.0 innings against Belmont on May 6.
  • Tossed 1.1 innings against Texas A&M, allowing two runs on one hit and striking out one (May 2).
  • Earned his third win of the season after tossing five strikeouts and allowing one run on three hits in 5.0 innings against South Carolina (April 26).
  • Delivered one strikeout and allowed one hit in two 2.0 innings at ETSU on April 21.
  • Allowed three runs on four hits in 2.0 innings at Kentucky on April 18.
  • Pitched 0.2 innings at Middle Tennessee, striking out two and giving up one run on one hit (March 14).
  • Tallied five strikeouts, three runs on two hits and two walks in 3.1 innings versus Missouri (April 11).
  • Threw 1.0 shutout innings of baseball and one strikeout in the series opener against Missouri (April 9).
  • Recorded his fourth loss of the season after giving up six runs on eight hits in 3.0 innings at Ole Miss (April 3).
  • Earned his second win of the season at Vanderbilt after pitching 1.2 innings of shutout baseball and three strikeouts (March 28).
  • Tossed 1.0 shutout inning and two strikeouts on March 25 against Cincinnati.
  • Registered his third loss of the season against Georgia after pitching 2.1 innings and allowing six runs on four hits and four walks, striking out three (March 22).
  • Charged with his second loss of the season at Florida, giving up six runs on six hits and and four walks in 2.2 innings (March March 15).
  • Pitched 5.0 innings against Grand Canyon, striking out five and allowing one hit to earn his first win of the season (March 8).
  • Made his second start of the season at UC Irvine, allowing one earned run and recording four strikeouts over 6.2 innings pitched (Feb. 27).
  • Threw 1.0 inning of no-hit shutout baseball at Belmont (Feb. 25).
  • Got the starting nod and was charged with the loss after going 3.1 innings allowing two runs on two hits and striking out three during his 2015 debut at Florida International (Feb. 15).


  • Earned a win in his first-career start, tossing 5.0 innings against Purdue (Feb. 16) while striking out two.
  • Earned his second win by firing 6.0 innings, allowing only one run on two hits while striking out five versus Quinnipiac (March 2).
  • Tossed 3.0 shutout innings while surrendering only one hit at South Carolina (March 30).
  • Earned his first SEC win by going 5.1 shutout innings while allowing two hits and striking out three against Vanderbilt (April 6).
  • Threw 3.0 scoreless innings of relief on May 2, holding Kentucky to just one hit while fanning two of his 12 batters faced.
  • Allowed just one earned run over 3.2 relief frames on May 6 against UNC Asheville, recording four strikeouts while allowing four hits.
  • Struck out three batters in his 1.0 inning of relief on May 17 against Florida.
  • Tossed 4.0 scoreless innings and allowed just two hits with four punchouts in Tennessee's SEC Tournament matchup on May 20 against Vanderbilt (Hoover, Ala.).
  • Pitched in seven games (including six starts) for the Matsu Miners over the summer, going 0-2 with a 4.18 ERA while recording 35 strikeouts over 23.2 innings pitched. His 35 strikeouts ranked third-best on the club and fifth in the League, while his 23.2 innings pitched were tied for second-most among the Matsu pitching staff.


  • Selected by the Colorado Rockies in the 29th round (859th overall) of the 2013 MLB First-Year Player Draft.
  • Graduated from Farragut High School in Knoxville where he was coach by Matt Buckner.
  • Ranked by Perfect Game as the No. 1 prospect in the state of Tennessee, the No. 7 right-handed pitcher in the nation and the 32nd-best overall prospect in the class of 2013.
  • Named Louisville Slugger First Team All-American after his senior season.
  • Rated the No. 35 Major League prospect by Baseball America and No. 43 by
  • Ranked No. 21 on ESPN's Top 100 MLB Draft Prospects.
  • Earned all-state, all-district, PrepXtra first team and All-KIL following senior campaign.
  • 2013 Rawlings Preseason All-American, Perfect Game First Team Southeast Region and a 2012 Perfect Game Underclass Honorable Mention All-American.
  • Posted a 7-1 record with 1.76 ERA and 111 strikeouts in 63.2 innings pitched his senior season.
  • Helped the Admirals go 35-9 and claim the District 4-AAA Championship, Region 2-AAA Championship and finish as the TSSAA State Runner-ups his senior season.
  • Fired a no-hitter against rival Bearden, picking up 13 strikeouts en route to a 2-0 victory in 2013.
  • Despite missing a large portion of his junior season at Farragut with a cracked rib, returned to post a 4-0 record with a 2.41 ERA and 33 strikeouts in just 33 innings of work.


  • Full name is Kyle David Serrano
  • Born July 6, 1995
  • His father is Tennessee head coach Dave Serrano, mother is Krista Knowles and stepmother is Tracy Serrano
  • Majoring in Communication Studies
  • Has two younger brothers, Zach and Parker
  • Lists his father as the biggest sports influence on his life
  • Models his game after professional pitcher Roy Halladay
  • Recipient of the Betty Lawson Copeland Baseball Scholarship Fund and the Ron Lawson Baseball Scholarship Fund


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