Kendal Volz Pitcher

     
 

Born: December 2, 1987
San Antonio
, TX
Height: 6-5
Weight: 225
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Drafted: 9th round, 2009;
50th round, 2006 by ARI
How Acquired: Draft
College: Baylor
High School: Smithson Valley (TX)

Photo TJ Lawrence

Links
2010 Prospect Preview
The Ladder (5.5.10)

Traded to Kansas City with Yamaico Navarro for Mike Aviles (July 2011)

Scouting Report
: Volz possesses a heavy 88-91 MPH fastball that he tries to work down in the strike zone. Fastball shows late finish and downward action. At its best when spotted low on the corners and out of the middle of the plate. Volz has cleaned up his delivery to reduce strain on his arm. Uses a 77-81 MPH slider to generate swings and misses later in the count. Currently an average offering, but potential for him to sharpen into more of a power slider. Sprinkles in a low-80s straight changeup to keep batters honest. After being stretched out in first professional season as a starter, the organization has moved Volz into a bullpen role where his stuff plays up much better. Profiles as a 6th/7th inning reliever with further sharpening of arsenal and command.

Links (cont.)
2011 Prospect Preview
Q&A with Kendal Volz (5.19.11)

 
   
    Pitching Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age w l % era g gs sv ip h r er hr bb so whip k/bb k/9
  2007 Baylor NCAA Coll --- 19 6 2 0.750 5.16 18 14 0 68.0 89 46 39 4 19 65 1.59 3.42 8.60
  2008 Baylor NCAA Coll --- 20 3 6 0.333 4.20 12 12 0 70.7 75 42 33 5 28 85 1.46 3.03 10.83
  2009 Baylor NCAA Coll --- 21 3 7 0.300 4.50 15 12 2 86.0 91 54 43 10 38 78 1.50 2.05 8.90
  2010 Greenville SAL A Bos 22 6 5 0.545 3.71 26 24 0 116.3 127 53 48 10 14 94 1.21 6.71 7.27
  2011 Salem Car A Bos 23 2 3 0.400 3.33 31 0 2 51.3 42 19 19 6 12 56 1.05 4.67 9.82
  2011 Wilmington Car A KC 23 1 0 1.000 1.64 6 0 1 11.0 11 3 2 0 1 7 1.09 7.00 5.73
  2011 NW Arkansas Tex AA KC 23 0 0 --- 6.75 3 0 1 6.7 5 5 5 1 4 7 1.35 1.75 9.45
  2012 NW Arkansas Tex AA KC 24 3 1 0.750 2.19 16 0 6 24.7 16 7 6 0 11 16 1.12 1.45 5.84
   
  Additional Player Info  
  Pronunciation: ---
First Pro Contract:
August 17, 2009 by Jim Robinson
Signing Bonus: $550,000
MiLB Debut: April 9, 2010 (Greenville)
Added to 40-man: -
MLB Debut:
-
     
  Awards
Red Sox ML Pitcher of the Month (April 2010)
SoxProspects.com Awards
2010 SoxProspects.com All-Star - SP

 

  

 
 

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