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Rob Kaminsky

#23 | LHP | MarinersSEA
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Rob Kaminsky
Name: Robert Harris Kaminsky
Born: Sep 2, 1994 in Englewood Cliffs, NJ
High School: St. Joseph Regional HS, Montvale, N.J.
Ht.: 5'11" / Wt.: 200 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: L
Drafted in the 1st round (28th overall) by the St. Louis Cardinals in 2013 (signed for $1,785,300)
At 5-foot-11, 190 pounds, Kaminsky is short, but scouts won't call him small. He is put together with a strong frame and big, strong hands. His fastball sits comfortably in the 89-92 mph range and can bump 93-94. His command is solid and scouts like his competitive demeanor, as he isn't afraid to pitch inside. He throws a nasty, downer curveball, a present plus pitch and arguably the best among high school pitchers in the class. He also shows feel for a changeup that projects to be at least average. His height doesn't lend to much projection and can prevent him from pitching in the bottom of the zone, but he is the most advanced arm in the prep class. He didn't give up an earned run for the first five weeks of his season and broke his school's record for career strikeouts in early May. He is committed to North Carolina, but likely won't make it to campus as he is projected to go in the later part of the first round.
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