Future Watch: Kevin Kramer Rookie Baseball Cards, Pirates – Kevin Kramer is a California born third baseman who was drafted in the second round by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 2015 MLB Amateur Draft. At 6′-1″, 215 pounds he has the perfect size for the position and last season he managed a nice .291 average with no home runs and 20 RBI in the minors. His 12 steals and 13 extra-base hits show that he is the kind of hitter who can really help a team with his speed and ability to push runs across home plate.
During his four years at UCLA the talented infielder had his best regular season in 2015 when he hit .323 with 55 runs scored and 34 RBI. It’s important to note that he played all 61 games at shortstop so it’s possible he could switch back to that position someday if the Pirates deem it a necessary step for him to graduate to the big leagues in the future.
In 2014, he was a medical red shirt. He had a torn labrum in his right shoulder – – his throwing shoulder. To say he’s thankful he got drafted would be an understatement and the fact that he went in the second round shows how important that 2015 was to his draft success.
Kevin Kramer has a Chrome Prospect Autograph card in 2016 Bowman Baseball. That card number is CPA-KK. Collectors can also find his early cards in 2015 Panini Elite Extra Edition and 2016 Topps Pro Debut.
Here’s a look at Kramer and his teammates after winning the College World Series in 2013:
Kramer can flat-out hit, with an advanced approach at the plate. He knows the strike zone well, works at-bats into good hitter’s counts and consistently gets the barrel to the ball. He has some extra-base ability with the chance to have 12-15 home run power from the left side of the plate. ETA 2018.
Watch out for this talented prospect.