Square shoulders, narrow, maxed frame, barely scrapes listed 6-feet, short for a right-handed starter; athletic, loose arm, moves well off the mound; quick rock and tempo through moderate leg kick, upper half speeds up at hand break, very deep arm action, stab, wrist wrap, long to high three-quarter slot; extreme third base side of the rubber, closed front side, some drop in the drive, gets downhill with extension, long stride, slight inversion at foot strike, significant crossfire, moderate deception; fluid finish, clean deceleration; labors with runners on base, works extremely slowly; 1.37-1.51, telegaphs first move, runners ran wild on him
Has some weight, fairly straight with moderate sink, wears out lower glove-side quadrant; pitch lacks late life, 40 present command, propensity to yank it down, perceived velocity plays up a tick with deception and extension
Inconsistent shape, some sweep, good ones show two-plane shape with moderate tilt; chase pitch with moderate swing-and-miss, struggled to start it in-zone
Only showed a few, flat, lacked consistent action, stayed in the zone
An 11th rounder in 2015 out of Fordham University, Kennedy was making his first start at High-A after a promotion from the Midwest League. The delivery has some moving parts and a long, sometimes unwieldy arm action that he struggles to keep consistently on time to slot. There's a fringe-average two-pitch foundation to work off, and he shows an ability to get under barrels with both. It's tough to project enough of a command profile to overcome average velocity and movement, however, and as a short right-hander he'll have little margin for error in his climb up the ladder.