AFL Recap: Kaminska With Another Strong Performance

In Arizona Fall League action tonight, Scottsdale won 4-3 with Kyle Kaminska picking up his third win of the Fall season.

Kaminska made his sixth start for Scottsdale and went five innings, allowing just one unearned run, which came in the first inning. He gave up four hits, did not walk a batter, and he struck out four. Kyle threw 46 of his 68 pitches for strikes. He has allowed a combined two earned runs in his last five starts, a total of 24 innings pitched.

In the starting lineup, Matt Curry played first base and batted cleanup. He went 0-for-4 with a walk, two strikeouts and a run scored.

Adalberto Santos batted right behind Curry and played left field. He went 0-for-3, with two walks, two strikeouts and two stolen bases. Santos has now collected eight stolen bases in nine attempts. He has a .288 average in 18 games.

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Fred Langford

Watched a little bit of this. Kaminska was around 87 mph on every fastball according to the gun. He does throw with an easy low effort delivery from what I saw. Santos stole second and third. He reminds me a little of a slightly smaller Tabata build-wise. Stocky but quick. Although Tabata didn’t show much of that speed in 2012.


Kaminska was an unexpected benefit from the Gaby Sanchez trade with the Marlins. He seems to be maturing as a pitcher at just the right time for the Pirates. He leads the AFL in innings pitched (28) and has a 5/1 K/W Ratio (21K/4W). But possibly the best of his game is the 1.91 GO/AO Ratio, so like Jared Hughes, he probably has a lot of sink on his fastball. The Marlins buried him in the bullpen the past few years, and the Pirates took him back to Hi A and made him a SP again. He has benefitted big time from that change.

Lee Young

Watched the game last night on MLB Network. The CFB games that were on sucked and luckily found this. Kaminska looked good.

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