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Portrait of Rob Kaminsky

Rob Kaminsky P

Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA
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Birth Date9-2-1994
Height5' 11"
Weight191 lbs
BatsR
ThrowsL
WARP Summary

Standard

YEAR TEAM AGE G GS IP IP-SP IP-RP W L SV BS QS BQS PA H R ER HR TB BB UBB HBP SO ERA FIP FRA VORP WARP

Advanced

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
2013 CRD Rk 8 5 22.0 3.31 136 .244 .264 .345 .360 .264 .373 105 3.1 0.3 3.1 0.3
2014 PEO A 18 18 100.7 4.07 101 .208 .251 .319 .368 .263 .239 90 9.0 0.9 9.0 0.9

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR GB% BABIP H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 WHIP ERA VORP WARP
2013 CRD Rk 0 3 0 8 5 22.0 23 9 28 1 53% .373 9.4 3.7 0.4 11.5 1.45 3.68 3.1 0.3
2014 PEO A 8 2 0 18 18 100.7 71 31 79 2 53% .239 6.3 2.8 0.2 7.1 1.01 1.88 9.0 0.9

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation

Compensation

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BP Articles

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  Title Author Date
Before They Were Prospects: NL CentralDavid Rawnsley2014-11-25
Before They Were Prospects: NL CentralFrankie Piliere2014-11-25
Before They Were Prospects: NL CentralTodd Gold2014-11-25
Before They Were Prospects: NL CentralPatrick Ebert2014-11-25
This article requires BP Premium access2015 Prospects: St. Louis Cardinals Top 10 ProspectsBP Prospect Staff2014-11-24
This article requires BP Premium access2015 Prospects: St. Louis Cardinals Top 10 ProspectsNick J. Faleris2014-11-24
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Thursday, August 21Jeff Moore2014-08-22
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: Trending Prospects and Big LeaguersIan Lefkowitz2014-07-31
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: Trending Prospects and Big LeaguersJared Weiss2014-07-31
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: Trending Prospects and Big LeaguersBen Murphy2014-07-31
This article requires BP Premium accessThe BP Top 50: The Best Midseason ProspectsJason Parks2014-07-07
This article requires BP Premium accessThe BP Top 50: The Best Midseason ProspectsBP Prospect Staff2014-07-07
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of June 13-15Jeff Moore2014-06-16
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of June 6-8Jeff Moore2014-06-09
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Thursday, May 22Jeff Moore2014-05-23
This article requires BP Premium accessDraft Ten Pack: Whom Would You Draft, Part 3Nick J. Faleris2014-05-22
This article requires BP Premium accessDraft Ten Pack: Whom Would You Draft, Part 3BP Prospect Staff2014-05-22
Prospects Will Break Your Heart: 2014 Organizational RankingsJason Parks2014-02-26
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessGet to Know: Starting Pitcher ProspectsCraig Goldstein2014-02-26
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessGet to Know: Starting Pitcher ProspectsBen Carsley2014-02-26
This article requires BP Premium accessProspects Will Break Your Heart: St. Louis Cardinals Top 10 ProspectsJason Parks2014-02-07
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Freestyle: The Top 50 2013 Signees for Dynasty DraftsBret Sayre2014-01-09


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2014-11-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)How many of your NL Central Top 25 do you expect to make it on the top 100 list when BP publishes it? Average would be around 16 or 17 assuming talent is evenly distributed, right?
(Mike from Texas)
I did say I'd throw a top 25 NL Central Prospects list out there during this chat. With the understanding this is a work in progress (Mellen and I are starting to dig in on the framework for the Top 101), this is my own personal ranking of the prospects covered in our NL Central rankings:

1. SS Addison Russell
2. 3B Kris Bryant
3. RHP Robert Stephenson
4. OF Jorge Soler
5. OF Albert Almora
6. OF Stephen Piscotty
7. LHP Marco Gonzales
8. RHP Tyler Glasnow
9. RHP Jameson Taillon
10. OF Jesse Winker
11. OF/1B Josh Bell
12. RHP Alex Reyes
13. C Kyle Schwarber
14. RHP Michael Lorenzen
15. SS Orlando Arcia
16. OF Tyrone Taylor
17. OF Billy McKinney
18. RHP Pierce Johnson
19. SS Gleyber Torres
20. RHP Jack Flaherty
21. OF Yorman Rodriguez
22. C Reese McGuire
23. RHP Nick Howard
24. RHP Devin Williams
25. LHP Rob Kaminsky

I think all of those guys will be in the discussion for the 101, and expect there to be some shuffling in order of course. Definitely more than the average of 16 or 17. (NL Central Top 10s With Nick Faleris)
2014-10-23 14:00:00 (link to chat)Thanks for chatting, Doug. I've been told by someone I trust that teen MWL dazzler Rob Kaminsky is very "late" with his arm action and will suffer the consequences soon. So (1) do you see the same problem; and (2) if the problem exist, is it easy, difficult, or impossible to alter? Thanks again!
(golfer Nacho Elvira from 19th hole)
From what I have seen, his arm is a bit on the "late" side but not egregiously so. More concerning to me is the very late rotation of the hips, limiting his hip-shoulder separation as he uses a "hip-whip" strategy for torque, an inefficient technique that can introduce obstacles to repetition. This can be altered, but doing so depends on 1) the organization's outlook on mechanics, and 2) the player's ability to adapt. (Doug Thorburn)
2014-07-22 15:00:00 (link to chat)From the Peoria rotation, would you rather have Rob Kaminsky or Alex Reyes?
(justarobert from Santa Clara)
It's funny you ask. These two guys were probably the most overrated pitchers I've seen this season. I was going in expecting two impact arms, but didn't see it. Reyes has command issues, and there's certainly a chance he ends up in the pen.

Kaminsky, I actually saw earlier this week. He was mostly high 80's. Could reach back for a bit more when he needed it and could certainly pitch, but the FB was flatter than I thought. The CB was good, not great. Didn't get many swings and misses. I was shocked to see his numbers, because the stuff doesn't fit the results. He's a #4 type.

I'd rather have Kaminsky because there's a better chance he's a big league starter, but they're in fairly close proximity. (Jordan Gorosh)
2014-07-03 19:00:00 (link to chat)Who is the Cardinals next great pitcher: Rob Kaminsky, Alex Reyes or someone else?
(scott from az)
I saw Alex Reyes so I'm biased that way. He's got a lot of refining to do still but at 19 he has a big fastball and a hammer with a developing change. I might be in love with him. (Mauricio Rubio)
2014-05-27 11:30:00 (link to chat)New guy, eh? Welcome! We know the Prof goes ga ga over the high ceiling youngsters who are sushi-grade raw. So what would you say your personal bias(es) are regarding prospects?
(Howie from NYC)
I think that's something that we all like. Ceiling talent is impact talent. You want guys who can impact the major leagues, and in a big way. The idea is to produce talent that you're not able to get on the open market.

In terms of my personal biases, I'm privy to lefties with pitchability. Someone like Andrew Heaney, for instance, because he's got an excellent shot of getting outs at the big league level, and for a long time. I also find myself attracted to guys like Rob Kaminsky, who have a legit plus, plus pitch, and feel for the mound. Even though he isn't a big guy, last I checked, you don't get extra points for being tall.

In terms of hitters, I like hit/power guys more than speed. Speed often overrates a prospect, and even though the adage 'you can't teach speed' is certainly true, it's easier to find on the open market than someone who can legitimately hit the baseball. (Jordan Gorosh)
2014-04-01 13:00:00 (link to chat)Marco Gonzales or Rob Kaminsky long term?
(johnorpheus from St. Louis)
I'll take the plus-plus CH every time. I'm a sucker for a high-end changeup. Give me Gonzales despite the weaker FB (Jason Parks)
2014-02-18 14:00:00 (link to chat)Last year the Cardinals LHP looked barren. This year they had Kevin Siegrist and drafted Marco Gonzales and Rob Kaminsky and had Tim Cooney take a step forward. What gives?
(Bubba from St. Louis)
They felt like having a farm system with no weaknesses, I suppose. This is what they do. (Ronit Shah)


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