IP 175.667
ERA 5.277
WHIP 1.497
BB/9 4.15
SO/9 8.454
  • Full name Kenneth Dieter Waldichuk
  • Born 01/08/1998 in San Diego, CA
  • Profile Ht.: 6'4" / Wt.: 220 / Bats: L / Throws: L
  • School St. Mary's
  • Debut 09/01/2022
  • Drafted in the 5th round (165th overall) by the New York Yankees in 2019 (signed for $307,000).
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    A two-year starter for St. Mary’s, Waldichuk was named to the West Coast Conference all-freshman team after his first season with the Gaels, when he was used mostly as a reliever and posted a 2.00 ERA in 45 innings. The next two seasons Waldichuk was used in the starting rotation, where he has been solid. He recorded a 0.96 WHIP in 2018 and notched 96 strikeouts in his first 87.1 innings as a junior in 2019. At 6-foot-4, 220 pounds, Waldichuk has an ideal pitcher’s frame with a fastball that sits comfortably in the 91-92 mph range and touches 95 mph at his best. He throws from a low, three-quarter slot, which allows all of his pitches to play up. He has an above-average slider that he routinely throws down and in to righthanded hitters, while his changeup shows good fade away from righties. He also gets solid shape on his curveball. Waldichuk has a nice idea of what he’s doing on the mound with solid control, although his command needs refinement as he tends to scatter strikes in the zone. Waldichuk has battled some inconsistencies this spring, and his stuff isn’t overpowering, but he has a solid repertoire of pitches to work with. He should be drafted at some point on Day 2.

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