Unsigned Senior Spotlight: Clarksville Academy LHP Zachary Wendell



The West Tennessee Prospect Games took place on August 16 at USA Baseball Stadium, and Clarksville Academy LHP Zachary Wendell took the opportunity to stand out at the event with an impressive performance that included five strikeouts over his two innings of work. The following is a closer look at the uncommitted lefty.

Name: Zachary Wendellwendell
Height: 5-11
Weight : 160
High School: Clarksville Academy
Class: 2016
Scouting Report: (8/16/15) The 5-foot-11, 160-pound lefty had an impressive performance at the West Tennessee Prospect games. Wendell showed repeatble pitching mechanics with a very relaxed and online delivery from the ¾ arm slot. Fastball sat from 79-80 mph, four seam fastball showed consistent cutting action while two seamer showed late run. Curveball from the 1/7 trajectory with a  sharp 1/7 break at 66-67 mph. Changeup from 72-74mph with late cutting action like four seam fastball. Wendell was dominant in his performance throwing 2 innings giving up just two hits while striking out five.

Analysis: Wendell’s arm works cleanly with little effort, and there is certainly room to add to his 5-foot-11, 160-pound frame. It would not be surprising to see velocity gains for the lefty in the near future, and his ability to command three pitches bodes well for him at the next level.

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