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Rob Kaminsky

Born: 09/02/1994 (Age: 20)
Bats: Right Throws: Left
Height: 5' 11" Weight: 190
Mechanics
Build: Short, thin; needs to ad some strength in lower half but doesn't have a lot of room for growth in frame.

Mechancis: Low 3/4 arm slot; not smooth or fluid arm action, some violence in explosion towards plate, does not gather well at top of delivers, rushes thorugh; does not use lower half enough; arm action is stiff and short on back end; short stride leaves him throwing uphill over his front side.
Evaluator Jeff Moore
Report Date 06/10/2015
Affiliate Palm Beach Cardinals (High A, Cardinals)
Dates Seen 06/05/2015
OFP 55
Realistic 50, Number 4/5 starter
MLB ETA 2017
Video No
Pitch Type Present Grade Future Grade Sitting Velocity Peak Velocity Report
Fastball 45 55 86-92 92 Velocity: 55/55
Movement: 45/50
Command: 50/55

Wide range of velocity on fastball, added and subtracted with pitch throughout game; some arm-side run, not enough to generate consistent ground balls; can flatten out easily due to lack of height and lower release point, no downward plane; average command, might not have much room for improvement due to effort in delivery.
Curveball 50 55 77-81 81 Velocity: 50/50
Movement: 55/55
Command: 60/60

Short, downward movement, did not show good depth; was able to change shape and throw slower with more break at times; used sparingly early in game and only against lefties, used against righties only third time through the order; commanded it well, threw for strikes consistently and kept low in zone.
Changeup 45 55 77-78 81 Velocity: 50/50
Movement: 45/50
Command: 50/55

A work in progress but has the potential to be an effective third pitch; throws for strikes consistently; can get too firm and overthrow; works best in high 70's to create velocity differential from fastball; shows more consistent arm-side movement than fastball; replicates his arm speed well; comfortable throwing it to same side hitters; will need some vertical movement to miss bats but has potential.
Overall

A lack of size and fluidity to his delivery leave Kaminsky without much projection despite being just 20 years old. He shows good pitchability for a player his age, understanding how to add and subtract with both his fastball and curveball and showing a feel for the development of his change-up, which has the potential to be a third above-average offering. None of the pitches showed as potential plus offerings, however, leaving him with a relatively high floor but a low ceiling as a back-end starter.

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