Prep Baseball Report

2018 PBR Future Games Team Florida Spotlight: 2020 SS/RHP Zach DeVito

Mike Maerz
Director of Florida Operations/Area Scout

From August 1-4th, the Prep Baseball Report Future Games will take place at Grand Park, a state-of-the-art 22-field baseball complex located in Westfield, IN, jus
t north of Indianapolis. This one-of-a-kind event will feature the best uncommitted Class of 2020/2021 prospects from our 35-plus state coverage area.

The Prep Baseball Report Future Games is the premier summer scouting event for Class of 2020/2021 prospects. Last year, more than 250 college coaches from all over the country were in attendance, making it arguably the most heavily recruited event of the summer.

Leading up to the event, we will highlight each team member of Team Florida through a full breakdown. Today we take a look at 2020 SS/RHP Zach DeVito of Newsome HS, FL:

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

06/23/18- Uncommitted. Currently stands at 5-foot-10, 150 pounds on a lean, athletic frame. Continues to trend upward. Athletic infielder with some present hit tool. The swing has some steepness, but gets into the lower half and works out in front. Defensively, he works with the pre-pitch hop and shows solid lateral agility. Has made some big jumps on the mound and pounded the bottom of the zone with a two-seam at 83-85 mph and four seam at 85-88 mph, striking out the side during his inning on the mound. The delivery is athletic and repeatable, working from a 3/4 slot, there is a feel down in the zone. Overall, the continues to grow and mature and show a high ceiling. 

06/03/18- Athletic, with a compact arm action, the fastball ranged mostly 83-86 touching 87 mph. Showed ability to spin a tight, short, hard slider at 74 mph. Athletic two-way talent with upside.

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.