Dean Kremer – RHP
A lot of people figured the Baltimore Orioles would be looking for a pitching prospect in this deal, and many of them thought it would be Dustin May, but instead, it’s Dean Kremer.
That’s not necessarily a bad thing, as Kremer has looked very good this season. Over 86 innings between High-A and Double-A, Kremer has pitched to a 3.03 ERA, 1.15 WHIP, and a 13.08 K/9.
That’s right, a 13.08 K/9. Kremer has been striking out batters like crazy this year, with 125 strikeouts through 86 innings. That’s not just this year either, last year in High-A, Kremer had a 10.80 K/9, and in 2016 he logged a 10.09 K/9.
Kremer’s best pitch is his fastball, which comes in around 91 to 94 MPH with the ability to hit 96 and has some solid armside run to it. He also throws a pretty big curveball that works well as a strikeout pitch, as well as a slider and changeup that are works in progress.
Kremer could easily be a solid starter in the majors, and if not, he’s got the floor of being a good reliever.