WILL KENDALL
LEFT HANDED PITCHER
Born: September 7, 1991
Height: 6’3″
Weight: 190
Bats: Switch
Throws: Left
Drafted: 30th Round, 899th Overall, 2013
How Acquired: Draft
College: Auburn
Agent: N/A

WTM’S PIRATE PLAYER PROFILES

Kendall had a strong sophomore season, but had Tommy John surgery, which cut short that season in 2012 and evidently led to a miserable 2013 season.  He wasn’t striking out many hitters before the injury in 2012, so there may be some question about his stuff.  Kendall signed about three weeks after the draft.

2013
R:  0-0-0, 0.00 ERA, 1.00 WHIP, 1.0 IP, 0.0 BB/9, 18.00 K/9
A-:  0-2-0, 3.09 ERA, 1.29 WHIP, 23.1 IP, 1.5 BB/9, 8.5 K/9

Kendall went to Jamestown and pitched in relief after a one-game tuneup in the GCL.  He had good walk and K rates, but he got hit a little hard.  For some reason, lefties hit .357 against him, but it’s a very small sample size.  He was an extreme flyball pitcher and had a little trouble with HRs, allowing one every six innings.

As his 2013 college stats suggest, Kendall may not have been fully recovered from the TJ surgery in 2013.  He’s probably fully healthy now, though, and will open 2014 at West Virginia.

STATS
Baseball Reference–Minors
Fangraphs
MiLB.com

College
W-L-Sv
G
GS
IP
H
HR
BB
K
WHIP
OAVG
ERA
2013 0-5-0 9 8 22.2 28 2 12 17 1.76 .315 7.54
2012 4-0-0 9 6 38.1 31 1 8 19 1.02 .226 1.88
2011 0-0-0 5 0 12.1 16 0 9 9 2.03 .308 5.11
CONTRACT INFORMATION
2014: Minor league contract
PLAYER INFORMATION
Signing Bonus:
MiLB Debut: 2013
MLB Debut:
MiLB FA Eligible: 2019
MLB FA Eligible:
Rule 5 Eligible: 2016
Added to 40-Man:
Options Remaining: 3
MLB Service Time: 0.000
TRANSACTIONS
June 8, 2013: Drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 30th round, 899th overall pick; signed on June 28.