Prep Baseball Report

2018 Florida Underclass Games Spotlight: 2020 SS/RHP Zach DeVito

Mike Maerz
Director of Florida Operations/Area Scout

On June 23rd, 2018 at Henley Field in Lakeland, FL, the top underclass high school prospects ranging from the 2020-2022 classes will participate in the Florida Underclass Games which is the premier scouting event for the 2018 summer season. Leading up to the event we will highlight each upcoming participant through their own individual spotlight which includes video, reports, and more. Today we take a look at 2020 SS/RHP Zach DeVito of Newsome HS:

Zach DeVito

Class of 2020 / RHP

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2020
  • Primary Position: RHP
    Secondary Position: SS
  • High School: Newsome
    State: FL
  • Summer Team: Ostingers Baseball Academy
  • Height: 5-11
    Weight: 155lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R


Max FB
84 - 88
71 - 72
78 - 79
74 - 75
Max FB
87 - 88
69 - 70
INF Velo
OF Velo
Exit Velo

Scouting Report

09/30/17- The 5-foot-9, 140 pound INF/OF has some present athleticism. Running a 7.41 60 yard dash, the athleticism plays better than his time in game play. From the outfield, he shows a loose, accurate arm topping out at 82 mph. In the infield, he works with rhythm to and through the ball, his hands work well and the defense played well in game play. Offensively, he has a small leg kick and simple approach to the ball. Slightly rotational, he is level through the zone with present bat to ball skills. He had a hard hit line drive out in game and would look to see the athleticism improve with a growth spurt and added strength. 

07/26/17- The 5-foot-9 135-pound SS/OF/RHP, has a high waist and looks primed for a growth spirt. Defensively, in the infield he shows athletic action that project. The footwork can continue to improve, but the action work and showed enough range to stay in the middle of the field. Offensively, the right handed hitter has a very simple setup and load. This creates a short, level, line drive, gap-to-gap swing which translated to multiple hard hit ball in the game including a line drive single. On the mound, the right-hander threw strikes from a simple, clean delivery with a fastball that ranged from 78-80 mph.

06/21/17 - Currently stand at 5-foot-9, 135 pounds and has a high waist and looks prime to for a growth spirt. Defensively, the footwork is solid and there are some twitchy actions. The hands work well as he funnels and transfers well. Offensively, the right-handed hitter is level through the. Has some length, but also has good bat to ball skills. Created an exit velocity of 79.4 mph. Will be an interesting follow as he continues to fill into his body.