The Book on Kevin Quackenbush
Prospect Info and Scouting Report
Kevin Quackenbush / RHP, SD
Land O'Lakes, FL, USA
School: South Florida
653 | 4/15/2013
ScoutingBook Combine Ranking (7/28/2014): #586
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A relief specialist recently decorated with a MiLBy Fan's Choice Award as the 2012 Minor League Reliever of the Year, Florida-born Kevin Quackenbush is a fast-rising righthander currently in the Padres' system. To earn that distinction, Quackenbush struck out 70 high-A hitters in only 58 innings of work while racking up 27 saves for the Lake Elsinore Storm. Quackenbush works with a low-90's fastball that can touch 96mph in short use, but it's the improving quality of his slider and change that propelled him to standout status. He'll take a run at AA in 2013.
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News and Notes
4/26/2014 by KDaddy
Kevin Quackenbush has been called up and has joined the Padres bullpen. A full-time reliever now, Quackenbush looked good at AAA El Paso in April, striking out eight in ten innings while walking only two, posting an early-season WHIP of just 1.10. In San Diego, he's not much more than a middle relief option right now, but his lifetime strikeout rate in the minors (12.0 per nine innings) suggests that the 25 year old still has some closer potential left in him.