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Dean Kremer

Born: 01/07/1996 (Age: 23)
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2" Weight: 200
Very athletic, with lean frame and still some room to fill out. Slower, deliberate windup with a slightly swinging leg kick, exaggerated separation, and crossover a la Jered Weaver. Crossover and aggressive front side can cause a big follow through to the first base side, messing with command. Clean 3/4 arm action with little effort. Could utilize his lower half more.
Evaluator Ricky Conti
Report Date 05/21/2019
Affiliate Frederick Keys (High A, Orioles)
Dates Seen 5/15/19
OFP 55
MLB ETA 2020
Video No
Pitch Type Future Grade Sitting Velocity Peak Velocity Report
Fastball 55 91-94 95 Sits mostly 92 and 93, topping at 95 once. Commands up and down the zone much better than he does left to right. Occasionally features solid ride through the zone, especially when thrown up, which gets swings and misses.
Curveball 60 73-76 76 True 12-to-6 action with tons of vertical break. Can occasionally get loopy, but he is fairly consistent with it. Plus movement gets swing and misses, especially in the strike zone. Command is imperfect, but generally does a good job of putting close to where he wants
Slider 45 84-86 87 Didn't need to use much in this outing, but flashed some feel for the pitch. Super tight action with more sink than slide. Mainly used to give a different look than the curveball.
Changeup 45 84-85 85 Only flashed a handful of times. Displayed some command of the pitch, but lacks true biting or fading action. Developing pitch that he will need to utilize later in games.

Kremer K'd 178 batters in 2018, the most in the minors, mostly a product of generating tons of swing and misses with his fastball and curveball. He has great mound presence and a feel for pitching. Having two above-average or better pitches with average command gives him a pretty good chance of being a back-end arm. Fixing up the slight imbalance towards the end of his delivery and utilizing his legs better could help him maintain velocity and command better, helping him reach his upmost ceiling of a no. 3 starter.

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