Relief Pitcher | Moose Jaw Dragons
He's a good late inning man, which is when being a pitcher really counts. His fastball gets into the high 80s, but it's the sink that makes the pitch effective. Sometimes I wish he'd just give up on throwing the changeup, it's like a BP ball! He's almost as effective against lefthanders as he is versus righthanders.
Defense & Hitting
He isn't especially quick off the mound but generally fields his position adequately. Kanemura doesn't make much of an attempt to combat the running game. Basestealers ran at will last year. Kanemura is a surpisingly good hitting pitcher. And I'm not sure you can say this about a pitcher, but Kanemura has some pop in his swing.
The Moose Jaw Dragons signed him to a long-term contract, but don't think they won't drop Kanemura like a hot potato if something better comes along.
-- Emu Nyman, AA/AAA Scout