Yankees 2010 34th Round Draft Pick: Keenan Kish

Name: William “Keenan” Kish
Ht: 6′3″
Wt: 185
B/T: L/R
DOB: 11-29-91
School level: HS

Keenan Kish is a high school kid who can throw in the low-90’s with his fastball and has a curveball and change to go along with the pitch. It sounds like there are questions with this pick as he is a draft and follow right now, but he does sound like an intriguing pick.

Here is what Baseball America said about him:

Kish, the younger brother of Florida Southern outfielder Colin Kish, benefited from playing alongside Germantown star Sean Coyle, which gave scouts plenty of opportunity to see him. Loose and projectable at 6-foot-3, 192 pounds, Kish sat in the 88-91 mph range and touched 92 this spring, and he did a better job holding his velocity deep into games as the spring progressed. He has an easy arm action that leads scouts to believe he can throw harder as he fills out, though at times his textbook delivery can be almost too mechanical. He does a good job pitching off his fastball and has an excellent feel for pitching with his two-pitch repertoire, which also includes an average curveball with three-quarters tilt that projects as a potential plus pitch. He shows feel for a changeup but seldom needed to throw it against overmatched Northeast high school competition. Kish has the talent to be drafted in the top five to seven rounds, but his signability is clouded by a commitment to Florida, where he could be a quality two-way player (he also plays third base).

Here is what Perfect Game USA said about him:

W. Keenan Kish is a 2010 RHP with a 6’3”, 184 lb. frame from Worcester, PA who attends Germantown HS. Tall lean athletic body, athletic lively actions. Pitches from high 3/4 arm slot, high leg raise, stays tall and throws with good downward plane, loose easy arm action, threw 96mph from SS – good indication of what kind of arm he really has, CB has tight spin with big 10 to 4 break, showed good CH with some life as well. Hits from a slightly closed stance, stays balanced well, showed some hard LDs in BP. His talent and make up are off the chart. Best years are ahead of him. Very good student, verbal to Florida.

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