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Kevin Ginkel

Kevin Ginkel

P | B/T: L/R | 6' 4" 210 | Age: 25
Draft: 2016 (Rd: 22, #659, Arizona Diamondbacks) - Arizona
San Diego, CA USA
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Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2019 3 0 1.48 25 0 2 24.1 28 0.99
1 Season 3 0 1.48 25 0 2 24.1 28 0.99
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2019 25 3-0 1.48 24.1 28 0.99
1 Season 25 3-0 1.48 24.1 28 0.99

Standard MLB Pitching Statistics

SeasonTmLGBFWLERAGGSSVIPHRERHRBBSOWHIP
2019 ARI NL 96 3 0 1.48 25 0 2 24.1 15 7 4 2 9 28 0.99
*: All Star Season, Rankings AL/NL: Top 5 10 15 20      Click for Chart.

Scouting Report

Scouting grades: Fastball: 60 | Slider: 55 | Changeup: 45 | Control: 55 | Overall: 40

Ginkel was drafted by the Giants in 2014 (16th round) and the Red Sox the following year (26th) before finally signing with the D-backs in '16 after they took him in the 22nd round. He turned in two nondescript seasons before breaking out in 2018 with one of the best performances by a Minor League reliever. Making 54 appearances between the Class A Advanced and Double-A levels, Ginkel posted a 1.41 ERA and 0.83 WHIP while compiling 100 strikeouts and 12 walks in 70 innings. He added another 17 strikeouts in 10 2/3 frames in the Arizona Fall League, tying a bow on a stellar 2018 campaign. Ginkel continued his run of dominance with Triple-A Reno in 2019, though he did miss roughly six weeks with elbow inflammation.

Ginkel's fastball was consistently 93-96 mph in the AFL, with higher, spin-rate-driven velocity that netted him a lot of whiffs. He throws his slider with depth and bite in the mid-80s and has better-than-expected feel for a decent changeup. He can miss bats with all three pitches and did so at an elite rate in 2018, averaging 12.9 strikeouts-per-nine with a swinging-strike rate of 19 percent.

Ginkel generates huge extension to the plate but still repeats his delivery well. It translates to surprisingly good control and command for the right-hander, as underscored by his 1.7 BB/9 and .185/.221/.290 opponents' slash line in 2018. It all gives him a bright future as a setup man, if not closer in the big leagues.


Statcast - Pitching

Season Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Launch Angle XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON Hard Hit % K % BB %
2019 396 58 2 3.4 88.2 15.8 .208 .336 .236 .273 .340 27.6 29.2 9.4
ALL 396 58 2 3.4 88.2 15.8 .208 .336 .236 .273 .340 27.6 29.2 9.4
MLB 40553 6.3 87.5 11.2 .251 .412 .317 .318 .371 34.5 21.7 8.3

Transactions

Team Date Transaction
08/05/2019 Arizona Diamondbacks selected the contract of RHP Kevin Ginkel from Reno Aces.
07/18/2019 RHP Kevin Ginkel assigned to Reno Aces from Jackson Generals.
07/06/2019 RHP Kevin Ginkel assigned to Jackson Generals from Reno Aces.
07/02/2019 Reno Aces sent RHP Kevin Ginkel on a rehab assignment to AZL D-backs.
06/01/2019 Reno Aces placed RHP Kevin Ginkel on the 7-day injured list.
05/09/2019 RHP Kevin Ginkel assigned to Reno Aces from Jackson Generals.
01/31/2019 Arizona Diamondbacks invited non-roster RHP Kevin Ginkel to spring training.
05/30/2018 RHP Kevin Ginkel assigned to Jackson Generals from Visalia Rawhide.
04/15/2018 RHP Kevin Ginkel assigned to Jackson Generals.
04/02/2018 RHP Kevin Ginkel assigned to Visalia Rawhide from Hillsboro Hops.
06/18/2017 RHP Kevin Ginkel assigned to Hillsboro Hops from Kane County Cougars.
05/19/2017 RHP Kevin Ginkel assigned to Kane County Cougars from Hillsboro Hops.
07/10/2016 RHP Kevin Ginkel assigned to Hillsboro Hops.
07/07/2016 Arizona Diamondbacks signed RHP Kevin Ginkel.