College Draft Profile: Kevin Ziomek


Kevin Ziomek, LHP, Vanderbilt

Class: Junior; Height: 6-3; Weight: 200

Updated: 06/02/13

Drafted in the thirteenth round in 2010 by the Diamondbacks, Ziomek is averaging nearly a punch out per inning with solid-average control (3.04 BB/9), a skill that’s improved dramatically within the last year.

Projection: Along with the impressive K-rate (8.89 K/9) is the fact that’s it’s come against a difficult schedule, something not every lefty can boast. Once adjusted for park and schedule — thanks to — Ziomek’s peripherals are even more impressive: 9.29 K/9 and 2.88 BB/9. He’s not an elite prospect, but he’s right up there with Gonzaga’s Marco Gonzales.

Ceiling: 2.0-win player

Likelihood of Reaching His Ceiling: Moderate

Drafted: Late First or Second Round


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