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June 6th, 2013, four days after the St. Joseph Regional High School graduation, was a pretty typical day for many of the graduating seniors. Fresh out of high school, many preparing for the next step, college.
Rob Kaminsky was preparing for the next step, but it was most likely not college
Kaminsky is a little different from his fellow graduating Green Knights. Kamnisky, a top prospect for the Major League Baseball draft, was preparing to hear his name called by commissioner Bud Selig.
” With the 28th pick, the St. Louis Cardinals select…. Rob Kaminsky, left-handed pitcher, St. Joseph Regional High School”
From that moment, Rob Kaminsky‘s life had changed. He was told he would probably go in the late first round to either the Cardinals or his hometown New York Yankees. Cards fans should be glad it wasn’t the Evil Empire.
Since joining the Cardinals in mid June, Kaminsky has been assigned to the Cardinals Gulf Coast League affiliate and he has thrived. In 5 appearances, Kaminsky has tossed 11 innings and has yet to allow and earned run and has struck out 15 batters to just three walks.
The future is bright for Rob Kaminsky. He will most likely be a top 20 prospect for the Cardinals next year and should advance through the system at a nice pace. Kaminsky is ready for something more this year, beyond the GCL, but the Cardinals like to take it slow with recently drafted pitchers. Before we know it, he will be pitching in St. Louis.
Rob Kaminsky sat down with CardinalsFarm to answer a few questions.
- St Louis Cardinals 2013 Draft Class Update (cardinalsfarm.com)
- Q&A with Dan Kantrovitz, Scouting Director of the St. Louis Cardinals (stlcupofjoe.com)