Uncommitted Spotlight: 2024 Zain Diaco


Rocco Iervasi
PBR Florida Director of Operations/Area Scout

This spring we will be highlighting players throughout the state with Uncommitted Spotlights. We will highlight one 2022, 2023, and 2024 player each week looking for a school to call home. The state of Florida is full of uncommitted players who have the talent to play at the next level. These players deserve as much exposure as they can get in order to help them find the right home.

Today, we will highlight 2024 Zain Diaco. Zain is a 6-foot, 175 pound catcher from American Heritage School in Plantation, FL. Outside of high school, Zain plays travel ball with the Original Florida Pokers 2024. Zain first stood out to us this past fall at the South Region State Games Tryout. He showed quick hand speed with a smooth left handed stroke. Zain earned an invite to represent the South at the 2021 Sophomore State Games and he immediately stood out there as well. Moves well behind the plate with a quick release on throw downs. Toolsy young player to follow.

2024 C Zain Diaco

 

Zain Diaco

Class of 2024 / C

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2024
  • Primary Position: C
    Secondary Position: OF
  • High School: American Heritage Plantation
    State: FL
  • Summer Team: Original Florida Pokers 2024
  • Height: 6-0
    Weight: 175lbs
  • Bat/Throw: L/R

Statistics

Position
7.06
60-yard
(10/15/22)
1.96 - 2.09
Pop Time
(09/19/21)
77
C Velo
(09/19/21)
94
Exit Velo
(10/30/21)
Position
60-yard
7.06
Pop Time
2.05 - 2.12
C Velo
75
Position
60-yard
7.08
Pop Time
2 - 2.13
C Velo
72
Exit Velo
94
Position
60-yard
7.47
Pop Time
1.96 - 2.09
C Velo
77
Exit Velo
87
Trackman - Hitting
96.4
Exit Velocity (max)
(02/14/22)
90.5
Exit Velocity (avg)
(10/30/21)
275
Distance (avg)
(02/14/22)
371
Distance (max)
(02/14/22)
75
Hard Hit %
(10/30/21)
81
Sweet Spot %
(10/30/21)
56
Line Drive %
(10/30/21)
42.9
Fly Ball %
(10/15/22)
31
Ground Ball %
(10/30/21)
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
92.8
Exit Velocity (avg)
81.2
Distance (avg)
258
Distance (max)
323
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
96.4
Exit Velocity (avg)
89.5
Distance (avg)
275
Distance (max)
371
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
94.4
Exit Velocity (avg)
90.5
Distance (avg)
211
Distance (max)
354
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Blast - Hitting
23.4
Hand Speed (max)
(10/30/21)
21.9
Hand Speed (avg)
(10/30/21)
74.6
Bat Speed (max)
(10/15/22)
71.4
Bat Speed (avg)
(10/15/22)
22.6
Rot. Acc (max)
(10/30/21)
19.3
Rot. Acc (avg)
(10/30/21)
73
On Plane Eff (avg)
(10/30/21)
82
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
(10/30/21)
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
22.7
Hand Speed (avg)
20.6
Bat Speed (max)
74.6
Bat Speed (avg)
71.4
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
23.4
Hand Speed (avg)
21.9
Bat Speed (max)
69.4
Bat Speed (avg)
62.9
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency

Vizual_Edge

Visual Skills
73.57
Edge Score
(10/15/22)

Swift

Swift
1.74
10-yd
(10/15/22)
3.92
30-yd
(10/15/22)
7.06
60-yd
(10/15/22)
19.5
Run speed (max)
(10/15/22)
0.89
RSi (max)
(10/15/22)
0.86
RSi (avg)
(10/15/22)
1582
Jump Power (max)
(10/15/22)
Swift
10-yd
1.74
30-yd
3.92
60-yd
7.06
Run speed (max)
19.5
RSi (max)
0.89
RSi (avg)
0.86
Jump Power (max)
1582

Scouting Report

10/30/21

5-foot-11, 170-pound athletic frame. Solid in the box, Diaco's best exit velocity was 94 mph. (62.93 mph bat speed average). (21.87 mph hand speed average). Starts in a tall athletic stance with a smooth rhythmic load, then uses a short stride. Had explosive bat speed, short upward swing plane and good extension on his finish. In his round he found multiple barrels with a lot of loud contact. Gap to gap approach. While catching, he recorded a position velocity of 72 mph during throw downs; has a clean natural transfer, soft hands, and athletic feet. consistently had pop times of 2.00-2.13. A lot of flexibility and clean flexible setup. From a ¾ slot, showed consistent accuracy to the base with a short arm action. During the event, recorded a 60 time of 7.08.

9/19/21

5-foot-11, 170-pound athletic slim frame. Smooth athletic in the box, Diaco had a max exit velocity of 87 mph. Started in a balanced crouched stance with a tight compact load, then used a controlled toe tap stride. Bat speed was above average efficient, displayed a loose upward swing plane and high finish. He found multiple barrels with loud contact. Gap to gap line drive approach. While catching, he recorded a position velocity of 77 mph during throw downs; had soft sure hands, a quick clean transfer, and athletic fluid footwork. had quick feet and transfers on his throw downs, recording a 1.96-2.09 pop time. Twitchy wide setup with above average flexibility. Consistent accuracy to the bag, used an-over-the-top slot with a short quick arm action. Clocked a time of 7.47 in the 60-yard dash.




 

UPCOMING EVENTS

SHOWCASE STATE DATE LOCATION
FL Rising Stars Spring Games FL 04/23 Lake Bonny Park
FL Rising Stars Summer Games FL 05/07 Clover Park Minor League Complex
Summer Kickoff - USF FL 05/26 USF Baseball Stadium
Summer Kickoff - UCF FL 05/27 John Euliano Park at UCF
2022 Sunshine State Classic (Invite Only) FL 06/01 Ed Smith Stadium
Team Florida ID Games - FIU FL 06/14 FIU Baseball Stadium
FL Unsigned Senior Games FL 06/28 John Euliano Park at UCF
Team Florida ID Games - UCF FL 07/03 John Euliano Park at UCF
Team Florida ID Games - Northwest Florida FL 07/06 Northwest Florida State College
Team Florida ID Games - Jacksonville FL 07/12 John Sessions Stadium at Jacksonville U
PBR Junior Future Games NATIONAL 07/26 LakePoint