By The Baseball Beginnings Guy
May 3, 2010
Kevin Ziomek is regarded as the best guy in Western Massachusetts in the 2010 draft. I saw him in the Summer and this video comes from Fall, 2009. I saw room for physical projection, which would mean additional velocity in the future, though I don’t expect to ever classify him as a power arm. For me, he profiles to develop as a fastball-slider-change-up type. I would see his weapons as fastball movement, followed by the slider, and enough of a change to keep the right-handers honest.
In this video, he was a little less downhill than when I saw him over the summer, but that’s correctable. I think he may be a pro-college tweener for this draft. It depends how much a team wants to invest in what would be the type of left-handed velocity that isn’t always bought out of Division I commitments. If he goes pro out of high school, it will take a club that really believes this guy is going to be more cost-efficient now than he would potentially be out of college. Otherwise, he would get three years of college development, where I would predict a much higher ceiling going into his next draft. This guy has a lot of good left-handed building blocks, and left-handers who come out of the college cycle physically developed and polished are almost always highly sought and put on the fast track.