Top Viewed Profiles of 2018 - No. 15 Zack Michael


Brandon Hall
North Carolina Director of Scouting

As we wind down another great year, we begin to take a look back at 2018.  After drilling down into our google analytics, we have compiled a list of the twenty most viewed PBR profiles in North Carolina.  Beginning on December 17th and ending on December 30th, we will dive into the profiles that garnered the most hits in 2018.

The player profiles in PBR’s vast database received well over 7.5 million hits in 2018.  Players from each region in North Carolina drove coaches, scouts, and fans to their PBR profile to learn more.  Today we take a look at No. 15 in the 2018 countdown of the most viewed profiles from North Carolina

 

No. 15 – Zack Michael

One of the top athletes in the 2019 class, Michael may be the best uncommitted player in the class.  Quickness and strength exist in the frame where Michael has run a 6.90 sixty and paired that with an exit velocity of 89 mph off the barrel.  From the outfield, the arm has carry at 91 mph out of the hand.  As he enters his senior spring, coaches and scouts will continue to follow his progress to see where he will make an impact in 2020.



Zack Michael

Class of 2019 / OF

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2019
  • Primary Position: OF
    Secondary Position: LHP
  • High School: Apex
    State: NC
  • Summer Team: Canes
  • Height: 5-10
    Weight: 170lbs
  • Bat/Throw: L/L

Statistics

Pitching
87
Max FB
(02/10/19)
83 - 86
FB
(02/10/19)
72 - 74
CB
(01/27/19)
73 - 75
CH
(01/27/19)
Pitching
Max FB
87
FB
83 - 86
CH
73 - 75
Pitching
Max FB
86
FB
84 - 85
CB
72 - 74
CH
73 - 75
Position
6.90
60-yard
91
OF Velo
93
Exit Velo
(02/10/19)
4.20
H-1st

Scouting Report

06.20.18

5 feet 10, 170-pound athletic build. Speed and strength are evident.  Toolsy player that is raw at times but with high upside. Ran a 7.09 sixty on the laser timer on a very hot day that saw most times down a little.  Offensively, hits from the left side using an athletic, balanced setup. Small leg kick in his load, barrel working to vertical, getting his foot down early and lower half through the ball. Loose hands with above average bat speed. Looks to drive the ball in the gaps getting good extension out front. Fluid swing with ball off the bat topping at 87 mph. Barrel awareness tends to match head discipline - as the head stays quiet he finds the barrel.  Athletically plays through balls in the outfield with soft hands, quick, fluid feet, and clean, quick exchanges. Aggressive to the ball. Trust in is hands. Easy exchanges. Long arm action, throwing from an over the top slot. Occasionally falls to the glove side on his follow through. Accurate arm with advanced carry to his throws topping at 84 mph.

 

01.28.18
North Carolina State commit. Strong, athletic build at 5 feet 10, 165 pounds. Room to continue to fill out.  Hand strength and quickness in the body is advanced.  Premium arm strength from the outfield with the left-handed thrower peaking at 91mph. Soft hands with quick fluid feet playing through the ball with a quick clean exchange. Long, loose, accurate arm. Balanced setup from the left side with a smooth short load. Bat head begins flat, loading to a vertical position with some lag.  Repeats the launch position as each round progressed.  Short stride, working to the front side with some uphill leverage.  Gap to gap approach with premium bat speed. Good extension out front. Average barrel awareness.  Hand strength and quickness allow the frame to produce power.  Exit velocity of 89mph off the barrel.  Impressive testing numbers with a 3.86 in the 30-yard dash, 4.21 in the 5-10-5 agility test, and 10-9 in the standing broad jump. 

03.28.17
Fast twitch outfielder with a direct path to the ball from the left side of the plate.  Shows some feel for the barrel.  Arm has carry in infield-outfield from a corner outfield spot.


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