Rob Kaminsky

SP / Cleveland Indians / EXP: 0YRS / MINORS Height: 5-11 Weight: 191 lb Age: 23 College: None Bats/Throws R/L

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    • Indians' Rob Kaminsky: Placed on 7-day DL
      By RotoWire Staff

      Kaminsky landed on the 7-day disabled list Wednesday with left forearm soreness. Acquired from the Cardinals in 2015 as part of the Brandon Moss trade, Kaminsky has seen his prospect star diminish quite a bit after posting underwhelming strikeout rates the last one and a half seasons in the Indians organization. The forearm injury won't help Kaminsky's case for making his way to the big leagues anytime soon, even it proves to be only a short-term setback. Kaminsky made one start with Double-A Akron prior to hitting the DL, conceding five runs on six hits and two walks over five innings.

    • Kaminsky believes that a change in his delivery posture will lead to more success in 2017, David Laurila of Fangraphs reports. The 22-year-old left-hander still ranks as the Indians' 19th-best prospect, but has seen his stock fall ever since coming over to the Indians from the Cardinals in the summer of 2015 for Brandon Moss. Although Kaminsky has been solid (3.28 ERA and 1.19 WHIP over 137 innings last year), his stuff - specifically his 6.0 K/9 and 1.9 K/BB - is reasonably unattractive compared to other young guns. There's an outside chance the former first-round pick will make his MLB debut with a spot start in 2017, but it would take a slew of injuries for Kaminsky to become a mainstay in the team's rotation.

    • Kaminsky, 21, tossed five shutout innings Monday in his season debut for Double-A Akron. Kaminsky managed just one strikeout and did walk three batters, though. Despite not having ace stuff, Kaminsky pounds the strike zone and posted a 2.24 ERA last season at High-A. He remains among the better prospects for the Indians.

    • The Indians traded outfielder Brandon Moss to the Cardinals for left-handed pitching prospect Rob Kaminsky, according to Baseball Insider Jon Heyman. Moss is being traded for the third time in his career. He was part of a three-team trade involving the Red Sox, Pirates and Dodgers at the trade deadline in 2008 and was traded from Oakland to Cleveland in December. The left-handed slugger is batting .217 with 15 home runs, 17 doubles and 50 RBI in 94 games. The one-time All-Star will be playing for his sixth MLB franchise. He has a career .243/.321/.452/.772 slash line. Kaminsky was a late first-round draft pick (28th) in 2013. He is 6-5 with a 2.09 ERA in 17 starts for high Class A Palm Beach this season. He is 14-10 with a 2.15 ERA and 1.12 WHIP in 43 career appearances (40 starts) in the minors.

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