BaseballAmerica rated him #13 in the state of Oregon and has nothing written on him.
Andy Seiler: Also has nothing. Looking for info.
Oregon State signee, here's something from their site.
Here's a local paper piece on him.
From a PerfectGame article:
Oregon’s high-school crop was not expected to have much of an impact on the draft, but Ashland High righthander Ian Kendall suddenly emerged from the pack at mid-season with a fastball that spiked to 95 mph, causing a late flurry by scouts, and only adding to an already impressive Oregon draft crop.
And some video.
Watch out for this kid. Future star when his velocity gets in the upper 90's.ReplyDelete
Seems like he would go to school??ReplyDelete
He looks like he could be a steal. Outstanding fastball,breaking pitch,and looks like a bulldog on the mound.ReplyDelete
Great kid - great fastball - great future! And he can hit too!ReplyDelete
If you want to know about Ian Kendall, google Medford Mail Tribune. This is the local paper that covers local sports.ReplyDelete
Some excerpts from the Medford Mail Tribune (thanks Anon):ReplyDelete
Early indications are that he wants to fulfill a lifelong dream and go pro. "They're definitely an organization I want to be a part of," he said of the Rays, after practicing with the Medford Mustangs Tuesday afternoon. "They have a great organization — obviously, they have the most wins in baseball right now. I'm just looking forward to being a part of their organization. I'm ready to play baseball every day and to try and get better."
His fastball increased two clicks to a personal-best of 95 mph during a win over Eagle Point on April 13, and he seemed to get stronger as the season went on.
In Ashland's semifinal win over Madras on June 1, Kendall reached 95 mph three times in the first inning. He also throws a curveball, a change-up and a rising fastball.
"He's got what the scouts call a very clean motion," Thacker said. "It's smooth, not forced. To me, he's built like Roger Clemens, but just a couple inches shorter. I have no doubt he'll get more, speed-wise. When (Kendall) gets on a workout program, he'll get at least 10 pounds heavier, stronger. My guess is, he'll add a few miles per hour."
In his senior season, Kendall had an astounding 0.71 ERA through the state semifinals with 94 strikeouts and 41 walks.
This is a great pick, all you Rays fans will be glad he was chosen, this kid is the real deal, he is just as a good outfielder as he is a pitcher, with an above average bat.ReplyDelete