During an interview on Boston radio station WEEI today, Boston Red Sox Director of Amateur Scouting, Jason McLeod, mentioned that Kendal Volz will be pitching in the Cape League this summer. Volz was taken by the Red Sox in the 9th round and was the 288th overall pick in the recent MLB draft. Volz pitched for Wareham in 2007 and served as the closer for Team USA last year. He was 8 for 8 in save opportunities for the national team.
Volz' stock dropped as his junior season at Baylor progressed. The velocity of his fastball, which had been consistently clocked at 92-94, dropped a bit as the season wore on. He ended with a 3-7 record and a 4.50 ERA for the Bears while appearing in 15 games, 12 as a starter. He earned two saves. Going into the college season, Volz was projected as a first-round, or supplemental round pick. He was on the Wallace Award Watch List and was Baseball America's # 6 MLB draft prospect among college players.
There was no mention as to whether Volz will return to Wareham, or if he will land with another team.