24-Year-Old Pitcher – Detroit Tigers
2016 Fantasy Baseball Outlook
A 6-foot-3 lefty, Ziomek does not have overpowering stuff, but he knows how to sequence and locate his pitches, as illustrated by his 143:34 K:BB in 154.2 innings at High-A Lakeland last year. He has ...
Ziomek has not pitched since May after undergoing surgery for thoracic outlet syndrome, Baseball America's Ben Badler reports.
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Detroit Tigers Roster
MajorsAybar, Erick (SS)
AAAAlaniz, Ruben (P)
AAAlbernaz, Craig (C)
A+Briceno, Endrys (P)
AAzocar, Jose (OF)
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
While he has been overshadowed at times by fellow prospects Jonathon Crawford and Austin Kubitza, Ziomek was arguably the best pitcher the Tigers had in the lower levels of the minors last season. The 6-foot-3, 190-pound lefty went 10-6 with a 2.27 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and 152:53 K:BB ratio in 123 innings for Low-A West Michigan in 2014. A 2013 second-round pick, Ziomek has a fastball in just the low-90s, but his slider is bordering on elite and he keeps hitters off-balance with a show-me curveball and a decent changeup. The 23-year-old southpaw will likely begin the season at High-A Lakeland, but he could move up the ladder quickly with another solid showing. If he continues to progress, Ziomek could make a push for a spot in the Tigers’ rotation as soon as 2016.