Dean Kremer

Born: 01/07/1996 (Age: 23)
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Arm Slot: High 3/4
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 180
Primary Position: RHSP
Seconday Position: -
Acquisition Period: 14th Rd., 2016 MLB First-Year Player Draft (LAD); Traded to BAL 7/19/2018
Entry Point: 4 Yr College
Options Used: N/A
Report Info
Evaluator:
Report Date: September 27th, 2019
Dates Seen: 3x--July, September 2019
Level: AFL
Affiliate: Surprise Saguaros
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On 40-Man Roster: No
Physical Description
Tall, trim build w/ avg width across sloped shoulders.
Mechanical Notes
Occasionally pitches from the stretch, mostly goes from SWU. Full, off-line arm-circle into quick H3/4 slot. Fairly clean operation w/ overall starter look.
MLB ETA Present Role Future Role Role Description Risk
2020 35+ 45 Backend Starter High
Pitch Present Future Sitting Range Comments
Fastball Value
Overall Fastball Value 45 50 FB projects to avg as ability to spot down in the zone continues to develop. Likely always a fly ball pitcher, though inducing more ground ball contact will help him.
FB projects to avg as ability to spot down in the zone continues to develop. Likely always a fly ball pitcher, though inducing more ground ball contact will help him.
Fastball Velocity 45 45 90-91 88-93 Starts games w/ avg velo up to 92-93; lean frame causes FB to dip up 88-91 range as outings progress; fringy arm-strength played up by FB life and ability to fill the zone.
Fastball Velocity
Fastball Movement
Fastball Movement 55 55 Sneaky FB w/ extension and ride, gets on hitters quickly elevated; slight armside run when angled down.
Sneaky FB w/ extension and ride, gets on hitters quickly elevated; slight armside run when angled down.
Fastball Command
Fastball Command 45 50 FB for consistent strikes w/ more present control than command. Ride makes FB effective going up, though causes issue managing contact and inducing ground ball outs.
FB for consistent strikes w/ more present control than command. Ride makes FB effective going up, though causes issue managing contact and inducing ground ball outs.
Curveball
Curveball 50 50 74 71-75 Unorthodox CB works for him and grades as best off-speed; spike grip w/ slow, loopy action through 12-to-6 shape; tunnels well and works as a freeze pitch given separation from FB.
Unorthodox CB works for him and grades as best off-speed; spike grip w/ slow, loopy action through 12-to-6 shape; tunnels well and works as a freeze pitch given separation from FB.
Slider
Slider 45 45 84 82-85 Playable SL gives second look at breaking ball; sweepy glide w/ moderate depth; decent wrinkle, though not a go-to pitch.
Playable SL gives second look at breaking ball; sweepy glide w/ moderate depth; decent wrinkle, though not a go-to pitch.
ChangeUp
ChangeUp 40 45 83 82-85 Below-avg present pitch, flashes moderate fade that hints it can develop into decent third speed; drops underneath it and slows arm occasionally, causing CH to float over the plate.
Below-avg present pitch, flashes moderate fade that hints it can develop into decent third speed; drops underneath it and slows arm occasionally, causing CH to float over the plate.
Cutter
Cutter 45 50 87 86-88 Usually shows short, lateral gloveside action; best ones have longer tilt and slight plane-change; chance to develop true avg pitch w/ continued refinement.
Usually shows short, lateral gloveside action; best ones have longer tilt and slight plane-change; chance to develop true avg pitch w/ continued refinement.
Control
Control 45 50 Control/pitchability are best attributes; throws strikes w/ deep arsenal and knows how to change speeds; won't walk many, aggressive in the zone w/ FB, CB, and cutter; improving CH to combat LHH is last thing to work on; high pitching IQ and poised mound presence.
Control/pitchability are best attributes; throws strikes w/ deep arsenal and knows how to change speeds; won't walk many, aggressive in the zone w/ FB, CB, and cutter; improving CH to combat LHH is last thing to work on; high pitching IQ and poised mound presence.
Attribute Present Future
Delivery Average Average
Athleticism Average Average
Pitchability Plus Plus
Mound Presence Plus Plus
Overall Summary
#5 SP upside on the strength of pitching IQ and ability to land deep arsenal for strikes; polished, high-floor prospect that's close to big league ready; able to fill swingman or middle innings role if he falls short of ceiling.