Unsigned Senior Spotlight: RHP Zak Gould


By Andy Sroka
Staff Writer

On Oct. 7, at The MAX sports facility in McCook, Ill., PBR will be hosting the fall’s Unsigned Senior Showcase. You can find registration information within the previous hyperlink, but we’ll use this post today, as well as the posts following this one leading up to this week’s event, to shine the light on a few of the attending prospects who merit specific mentioning.

The Joliet Catholic Academy baseball program is accustomed to graduating collegiate-caliber prospects from its ranks and RHP Zak Gould (2019) could very well be the latest in the Hilltoppers’ prestigious history. The physical 6-foot-4, 205-pound righty has been an integral piece of JCA’s pitching staff. His ability to pound the strike zone with his three-pitch mix is a skill that should make him a quality recruiting target this fall. His fastball sits in the 83-84 mph range but has been up to 86 mph in front of our staff in the past. He’s demonstrated advanced feel for his 12/6 curveball to go along with an above-average changeup. Gould was a member of Team Illinois at the 2017 PBR Future Games and, coincidentally, that represents the last showcase we’ve had the opportunity to see him on the mound, so it’ll be exciting to see him again on Sunday.

Zachary Gould

Class of 2019 / RHP

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2019
  • Primary Position: RHP
    Secondary Position: 3B
  • High School: Joliet Catholic
    State: IL
  • Summer Team: DeMarini/Rake City
  • Height: 6-4
    Weight: 205lbs
  • Bat/Throw: L/R

Statistics

Pitching
88
Max FB
86 - 88
FB
68 - 72
CB
79 - 82
CH
72 - 74
SL
Pitching
Max FB
88
FB
86 - 88
CH
79 - 82
SL
72 - 74
Position
8.67
60-yard
77
INF Velo
78
Exit Velo

LATEST Scouting Report

3.17.18 - 6-foot-4, 205-pound, wide-shoulders, thick, durable frame, right-handed pitcher. Works form an over-the-top arm slot, short arm action, occasionally cups the ball, finishes falling off. Fastball, run and sink action, 80-82. Curveball, 12/6 shape, 70-71. Changeup, hard fade action, fastball arm speed, 75-76. Slot creates tilt on all pitches, also able to repeat slot with all three. Against Moline final stat line: 4 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 ERA, 4 K, 1 BB.


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