PBR IA Uncommitted Spotlight: '21 Zak Wauters, C, Dike-New Hartford


Rob Allison
Prep Baseball Report Iowa


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Zak Wauters

Class of 2021 / C

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2021
  • Primary Position: C
    Secondary Position: OF
  • High School: Dike-New Hartford
    State: IA
  • Summer Team: EMB GOLD
  • Height: 6-0
    Weight: 185lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Position
6.90
60-yard
(03/08/20)
1.95 - 2.00
Pop Time
(08/04/19)
79
C Velo
(08/09/20)
87
Exit Velo
(03/08/20)
4.39
H-1st
(08/04/19)
Position
60-yard
7.22
Pop Time
2.01 - 2.07
C Velo
79
Exit Velo
84
Position
60-yard
6.9
Pop Time
2.06 - 2.09
C Velo
75
Exit Velo
87
Position
Pop Time
1.95 - 2
C Velo
75
H-1st
4.39
Exit Velo
83
Position
60-yard
7.19
Pop Time
2.1 - 2.2
C Velo
73
Exit Velo
79
Position
60-yard
7.01
Pop Time
2.08 - 2.2
C Velo
72
Exit Velo
79
Trackman - Hitting
88.7
Exit Velocity (max)
(08/09/20)
79.0
Exit Velocity (avg)
(08/09/20)
231
Distance (avg)
(08/09/20)
311
Distance (max)
(08/09/20)
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
88.7
Exit Velocity (avg)
79
Distance (avg)
231
Distance (max)
311
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Blast - Hitting
21.1
Hand Speed (max)
(08/09/20)
19.9
Hand Speed (avg)
(08/09/20)
69.5
Bat Speed (max)
(08/09/20)
67.4
Bat Speed (avg)
(08/09/20)
Blast - Hitting
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
Hand Speed (max)
21.1
Hand Speed (avg)
19.9
Bat Speed (max)
69.5
Bat Speed (avg)
67.4
On Plane Eff (avg)

Scouting Report

8/09/20

 

Positional Profile: C
Body: 6-0, 185-pounds.
Defense: RH C - 79 mph. 2.01-2.07 pop times. Quick feet with solid accuracy to bag. Above avg. receiver, directs traffic well, shows ability to block. One of better uncommitted catchers in class.
Hit: RHH. Open stance, slight bar in load, tends to push barrel through zone, solid consistent line drive contact with flat plane through zone.
Power: 84 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Run: 7.22 runner in the 60. 

 

3/08/20

 

Positional Profile: C
Body: 6-0, 160-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Open stance, leg kick trigger, some stiffness through zone, pull approach, line drive contact with occasional pop in bat.
Power: 87 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. C - 75 mph. 2.06-2.09 pop times. Short release, avg./solid accuracy, rushed footwork.
Defense: Square setup, well above avg. receiver, quiet pre-pitch with athleticism, strong hands to hold pitches in zone.
Run: 6.90 runner in the 60.

 

8/04/19

 

6-foot, 160-pound right-handed hitting catcher. 4.39 home to first time. Square stance with leg kick trigger, flat line drive swing plane, gap to gap approach, consistent hard contact off bat, 83 mph exit velocity. Solid receiver, avg. setup with runners on base, solid athlete behind plate. Clean exchange with quick release, carry and accuracy on throws to bag, 75 mph arm strength with 1.95-2.00 pop times.

 

3/10/19

 

6-foot, 160-pound right-handed hitting catcher. 7.19 runner. Square stance, body load, line drive swing, some stiffness to finish, barrels baseball consistently, avg. pop in bat- single and doubles type hitter, 79 mph exit velocity. Square setup, solid blocker, some extra pre-pitch movements, tends to stab at low pitch, overall solid catcher behind plate. Clean exchange, inconsistent release point, solid arm strength and carry, lacks accuracy to bag, 73 mph arm strength with 2.1-2.20 pop times.

 


 

PBR: What schools have expressed interest in you? 
WAUTERS: Upper Iowa, Ellsworth, Iowa Wesleyan, and a variety of D3 schools. 

PBR: Have you taken any visits, or have any visits scheduled in the near future? 
WAUTERS: I have visited Upper Iowa and Iowa Wesleyan, and have a visit to Ellsoworth lined up this fall.

PBR: Are you looking for anything in particular in a school? (Example: high academics, certain academic program, local, etc.) 
WAUTERS: My major is undecided so I'm looking for a school where I can start working on general education and explore more from there. I want to play baseball at the highest level possible, so I'm open to JUCO and 4-year. 

PBR: What were some of your highlights during your junior year? 
WAUTERS: I loved the group of guys around me on my high school team and enjoyed being with them every day. The biggest highlight was reaching the state tournament for the first time in school history, and being named to an all-state team. I also played fall ball with the Hitters out of Wisconsin, which helped me grow a lot as a player.

PBR: What are your goals for this year? 
WAUTERS: My goals for this year are to put on some weight by working hard in the weight room, and help DIke-New Hartford compete for another state tournament run. Following high school I want to play baseball at the highest level possible, and contribute to a college team anyway possible.  

PBR: Do you play any other sports? 
WAUTERS: Yes, I play basketball. 

PBR: What is your ACT and GPA? 
WAUTERS: My GPA is currently a 3.78 and I got a 25 on the ACT.