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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Dreaming of Draft Stars- Kevin Ziomek

This video of Ziomek during his high school days gives a good representation of his arm action.

by Jared Webb @webberoo11

Kevin Ziomek  6'3/200” LHP

I like lefties, have I ever said that before?

Ziomek works with three solid offerings starring as Vandy's Friday night starter.  His FB sits in the 90-93 range and plays up due to his two other solid offerings.  Ziomek's change-up is his best pitch, boasting good fade with a nice drop off in velocity.  The last pitch he will use is a "hybrid" curve that he uses well as a chase pitch. 

The big knock on the Vandy LHP seems to be his arm action.  When you watch videos of him, you tend to cringe a little at the effort and the snap of his arm.  A lot of reports I've read project him as a reliever or a back end starter.  His ceiling isn't the highest, but a LHP with three solid offerings and a low 90's FB is a prize for any team. 

Any team looking for a developed lefty could take Ziomek off the board early.  As of right now most reports have him as a second rounder due to his arm action, but a good junior season could have him pushing into the late first round.

c2013 by Jared Webb. Used with permission.

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