It has been said that the St. Louis Cardinals like to pick the same type of pitchers in their drafts. With the 2013 MLB Draft they chose two left handed pitchers with very similar builds. The 28th pick of their 2013 draft is Rob Kaminsky. It doesn’t take long looking at footage of this kid before you start to like him. There is a fun side to his personality that is very likeable but that isn’t why we are here. His arm is live and strong as well.
When it comes to drafting pitchers the Cards know what they are doing. No matter what they are looking for in their future pitching prospects, they are more than trustworthy. Kaminsky comes ready with a strong but not overly dominating fastball and a strong breaking ball. Though he doesn’t throw a change very much right now it is something that he should be able to develop with proper management of his minor league career.
He will get all of the proper managing he can get from the Cardinals assuming they sign him. I doubt he will be any trouble for them considering he and anyone else knows their history with developing winning pitchers. There are some concerns about his pitching and growing up in cold weather and in the northeast; I think those will fade away to nothing within the first year of his career beginning. Look for something to come from this lefty in the next several years.