04/26/2009 - College PREP - Plymouth Meeting (Philadelphia), PA Karisten is a young two-way player on the mound and in the OF with a tall, thin frame that is well suited for the mound, showing a ton of room to fill out and grow. Foot speed is below average and he needs to get on a speed / agility program to aid in improving foot quickness for the next level. He needs to work on taking better routes and angles in tracking down balls in the OF. Defensive abilities are slightly above average. His throws show carry with accuracy when he stays on top. Arm strength is slightly above average and he needs to get on a strict long toss program to aid in further developing more arm strength. At the plate, hitting abilities are slightly above average with solid average power. Stride is short and soft getting his body into a strong launch position. Hands work direct and stay through the baseball, utilizing the middle of the field. He shows a solid feel for the barrel. On the mound, fastball shows arm side run. Off speed pitches are near to below average and need further develop to be quality pitches for the next level. He has potential with work on the mound. With 2 years to further develop, Von Kiel has an upside with a lot of room to improve. He has the makings to be a solid player.