Volz to the Whitecaps??

by Dave B. in


Back on June 14, I mentioned that Baylor's Kendal Volz would be returning to pitch on the Cape this summer. With only two weeks left in the regular season, I had doubts that was going to happen. Although I haven't heard from anyone in Brewster, the people in Cotuit have noted through a comment on Twitter that Volz is now with the Whitecaps.   As of today, Brewster is 6 points out of a playoff spot. The Whitecaps have 14 games left to play. Will the addition of Volz, along with the recent arrival of Caleb Cotham (Vanderbilt) and Nathan Baker (Mississippi) be enough of a boost to the pitching staff to allow Brewster to make a late charge at a playoff berth?

Here is that post from 6/14:  

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.