Scouting Report: 2013 MLB Draft The running joke inside the Kaminskys’ Englewood Cliffs home is Rob, one of the best high school baseball players in the nation, could throw a ball before he could talk. Only the running joke isn’t a joke at all. It’s a true story. When Rob Kaminsky was 3 years old, he was already a whipping baseballs into his father’s mitt and hitting them off a tree, but he hadn’t said his first word. It was a concerning situation for his parents, Donna and Alan. They had a perfectly healthy son who could hit and throw a baseball but had yet to say a word at an age when most kids – like his older brother and sister – were already jabbering away.