December 2, 1987
San Antonio, TX
9th round, 2009;
50th round, 2006 by ARI
School: Smithson Valley (TX)
2010 Prospect Preview
Traded to Kansas
Yamaico Navarro for Mike Aviles (July 2011)
Volz possesses a heavy 88-91 MPH fastball that he tries to work down in
the strike zone. Fastball shows late finish and downward action. At its
best when spotted low on the corners and out of the middle of the plate.
Volz has cleaned up his delivery to reduce strain on his arm. Uses a
77-81 MPH slider to generate swings and misses later in the count.
Currently an average offering, but potential for him to sharpen into
more of a power slider. Sprinkles in a low-80s straight changeup to keep
batters honest. After being stretched out in first professional season
as a starter, the organization has moved Volz into a bullpen role where
his stuff plays up much better. Profiles as a 6th/7th inning reliever
with further sharpening of arsenal and command.
2011 Prospect Preview
Q&A with Kendal Volz (5.19.11)