IP 290
ERA 3.072
WHIP 1.166
BB/9 2.886
SO/9 9.279
  • Full name Kevin Matthew Ziomek
  • Born 03/21/1992 in Springfield, MA
  • Profile Ht.: 6'3" / Wt.: 200 / Bats: R / Throws: L
  • School Vanderbilt
  • Drafted in the 2nd round (58th overall) by the Detroit Tigers in 2013 (signed for $956,600).
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    Vanderbilt has had seven lefthanded pitchers drafted in the first three rounds since 2004, including Cy Young Award winner David Price and Braves starter Mike Minor. An unsigned 13th-rounder out of a Massachusetts high school in 2010, Ziomek has filled out and added 20 pounds to his athletic 6-foot-3, 200-pound frame. He still generally has the same velocity, but he has added pitchability and maturity in three seasons with the Commodores. A preseason third-team All-American after a successful summer in the Cape Cod League, Ziomek was Vanderbilt's Friday starter and had limited opponents to a .174 average. He has overcome a bit of a wrap in the back of his delivery to throw plenty of strikes, but his fastball still comes in around 89-92 mph, having touched 93-94 earlier in the year. He locates his fastball inside to righthanded hitters, and his arm action and cross-body delivery add deception. Ziomek's changeup flashed plus last summer but has not been that kind of pitch this spring. His slider plays average and is notable more for sweeping action than for its depth. Ziomek grades out as a third-round pick or lower for some scouts, but he figures to go higher thanks to his athleticism and strong season.

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