Prep Baseball Report

Zach Guth Commits to Indiana

By Greg Williams
PA Director of Scouting

Zach GuthLHP Zach Guth (Franklin Area HS, PA) vaulted up the PA Class of 2015 rankings following an impressive run of performances during the fall. The 6-foot-3, 170-pound junior, currently ranked No. 18 in the PA Class of 2015, recently announced his commitment to Indiana University. Guth becomes the 16th prospect in the top 20 spots in the rankings to commit to a Division I school and the third member of the group to commit to a Big 10 school.

Guth made six appearances in the Fall College Prospect Program logging a total of 18 innings of work. He put up eye popping numbers with 40 strikeouts, more than two an inning, while sitting 84-86. He also touched 87 mph on a number of occasions while displaying run and cut fastball options. 

Guth's performances early in the fall led to a steady stream of Division I schools making appearances during the latter half of the program to see him throw. One of the schools that expressed interest in his abilities, but failed to get a chance to see him throw prior to the program's end was the Indiana Hoosiers. According to Guth, "I began talking to Indiana in early September after their coaching staff saw my profile on the Prep Baseball Report website. After exchanging emails and several phone calls I made a visit to Indiana in October and participated in their prospect camp. I knew right away that Indiana was the right place for me. The school is amazing and they have a top notch baseball program."

The lefty had a solid sophomore high school season going 4-1, and went on to be selected to the Team Pennsylvania roster for the Big 26 Classic in July. It was his performance in the PBR fall program in Pennsylvania and West Virginia however that led to him jumping onto the national recruiting map. The talented lefty stated, "Without PBR I would not be making this commitment. I needed the exposure and the experience that PBR events provide. Prep Baseball Report and its staff have been like family and have really supported me with my decision."

Guth had also been considering Coastal Carolina, Pitt, Penn State, Seton Hall and Maryland. Ultimately Guth chose to head west to Bloomington. "The distance from home played a part in my thought process as I was looking at potential schools. In the end, Indiana felt like a second home to me."

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