Uncommitted Spotlight- '17 Jack Zigan, RHP, Eden Prairie

By Rob Allison
Prep Baseball Report Minnesota

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 Jack Zigan

Name: Jack Zigan
Position: RHP
Class: 2017
Height/Weight: 6-foot-1, 190-pounds
High School: Eden Prairie
PBR MN Rank: #36 in MN 2017 Rankings

Evaluation:  6/20/16- 6-foot-1, 192-pound right-handed pitcher. Average build that will continue to add strength. Fast riser in the 2017 class. Some wrap and wiggle on back-side of arm action but has good hand speed; consistently throwing quality fastballs downhill to bottom of zone. Fastball was 84-86 mph with command. 11/7 breaking ball, at 72-75 mph, has solid shape and spin. Changeup is firm at 74-77 mph and is a usable pitch vs. LHH.

PBR: What schools have you been hearing from?
ZIGAN: The schools that have expressed interest in me so far are St. Cloud State, Mankato, Minnesota, NDSU, SDSU, Nebraska Omaha, and Creighton.

PBR: Have you taken any visits? Do you have any scheduled in the near future?
ZIGAN: I have visited Creighton and St. Cloud State and I plan to visit NDSU, SDSU, and Minnesota.

PBR: Are you looking for anything in particular in a school? (Example: high academics, certain academic program, local, etc.)
ZIGAN: I'm looking for a school with great academics along with a great reputation and a good baseball program with a family atmosphere. I look for a friendly coaching staff and a staff that wants to win.

PBR: What were some of the highlights of your junior year?
ZIGAN: I won the section tournament this year with my team and went to state tournament. That was an awesome experience I will never forget. I also led team in saves being the closer. For our legion season, I led our team in lowest ERA and had the most strikeouts. Our season fell short but it was great to get more innings in for the legion season as a starter.

PBR: What are your goals for this year? 
ZIGAN: I want to win a state championship. It is something I have never done before and I would love nothing more than to bring a state championship to Eden Prairie this year.

PBR: Do you play any other sports?
ZIGAN: I played basketball for the high school up until last year. I wanted to focus on baseball instead and only baseball.

ZIGAN: I have a 25 ACT and a 3.8 GPA.