I’ve written about this player too many times to count at this point and you can get my full and in-depth thoughts by clicking here, but Marshall Kasowski will continue to run away with my Double-A player to watch until he’s promoted.
Kasowski is electric. This season he’s appeared in 21 games for the Double-A Tulsa Drillers and in them, he hasn’t disappointed. The 21 appearances have yielded 24.1 innings and an absolutely ridiculous 41 K’s (15.2 K/9).
The right-handed pitcher works predominantly with a fastball that, with his interesting delivery, is extremely hard to pick up and has great rising life to it out of the hand.
Compound that with his ability to work out of trouble and Kasowksi could be an interesting piece to watch as a candidate to join this year’s major league bullpen. The Dodgers need reinforcements there and they wouldn’t have to trade anyone to add one of the best strikeout guys around.
Kasowski’s biggest roadblock preventing that from happening is the walks.
This year, he’s walked 14 batters, 5.2 per nine innings and he’ll have to reign that in as his career progresses.