'Dopted: Kevin Canelon

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'Dopted: Kevin Canelon

Postby Edgy MD » Sat Sep 27, 2014 9:50 am

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Who is Kevin Canelon? Kevin is one of those non-prospect/prospects that grind away at a probably-going-nowhere career in the minors. He got signed at 17 out of Caracas, Venezuela and has been pitching his heart out for four summers. But that hasn't gotten him too far. Three of those summer got him nowhere beyond the Dominican Summer League. So he's only gotten one go stateside, and because he was signed at 17 and not 16, he's already eligible for the Rule 5 draft. And he's almost a mathematical certainty not to be drafted, because who picks a guy who has one (short) season in US ball in the Gulf Coast League? No one, that's who. Maybe the minor league portion of the draft, but unlikely.

But here's the cool part. In that one short season, he appeared in 12 games, five of them starts, and pitched 37 1/3 innings. Not much of a workload, but not a meaningless sample either.

In that 37 1/3 innings, he struck out 30 batters... and walked one.

And it was intentional.

I found that pretty cool.

His SO/BB ratios by season

2011 (DSL): 1.25
2012 (DSL): 2.00
2013 (DSL): 3.125
2014 (GCL): 30.00

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Re: 'Dopted: Kevin Canelon

Postby Edgy MD » Mon Mar 06, 2017 2:30 pm

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I'm Kevin Canelon and I'm coming off a mediocre year in Columbia, and unless folks start falling by the wayside, I'll be back in Columbia this season. I'll be 23 and I play it lefthand, but haven't made it too far, but I'm continuing to maintain my control, walking 1.8 batters per nine each of the last two seasons.

I intend to be sucking St. Lucie suds some time soon. You'll see.
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Re: 'Dopted: Kevin Canelon

Postby Edgy MD » Mon Jul 24, 2017 11:39 am

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A swing-man for St. Lucie, Kevin Canelon is one of the best-kept secrets in the system. He's appeared in 24 games, five of them starts, and has a 2.75 ERA through 55 2/3 innings, striking out 59 and walking but 14.

That stingy, stupid Jon Sickels gave him a C+ rating at the start of the year, but what does stingy, stupid Jon Sickels know Look at this lefthanded Pedro Martinez motion!

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Watch Kevin Canelon. But not too closely. You may hurt your eyes.
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Re: 'Dopted: Kevin Canelon

Postby MFS62 » Sat Jul 29, 2017 5:32 am

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He's got the Pedro Martinez grimace thingy down pretty well, too.

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