Prep Baseball Report

Junior Spotlight: SS Zack Whitacre (Frankfort)

Dan Williams
West Virginia Director of Scouting

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As we move into the winter months and begin preparations for 2018 we will periodically highlight prospects that have made an impression over the summer and fall. Today we take a look at SS Zack Whitacre (Frankfort)

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Zack Whitacre

Class of 2019 / SS

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2019
  • Primary Position: SS
    Secondary Position: RHP
  • High School: Frankfort
    State: WV
  • Summer Team: Appalachian Aces
  • Height: 5-10
    Weight: 160lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R


Max FB
78 - 80
67 - 69
71 - 74
INF Velo
OF Velo
Exit Velo

Scouting Report

10/08/17  Whitacre  a 5-foot-10, 160-pound SS/RHP from Frankfort HS hit .406 with 41 hits and 48 runs scored as a freshman. Whitacre went on to hit .349 with 29 hits and 22 runs scored as a sophomore. He worked out of high 3/4 slot off mound with FB sitting 79-80 mph and being relatively straight. CB at 67-69 had 12-6 shape and at best sharp break with moderate depth. CH 71-73 was thrown with excellent sell and considerable arm side fade. As Whitacre's best pitch on this day it was commanded down and away to arm side. Delivery was repeated well. There is first base fall in follow through.

Whitacre initiates swing from neutral aggressively striding away from hands while staying neutral. Bat is on plane early and maintained late in hitting zone. There is some head movement and intermittent front knee softness. Hands are quick and work directly to baseball. Overall swing mechanics translated to 85 mph exit velocity and played in bp with routine squaring of baseball.

Defensively, at primary SS position Whitacre flashed quick, soft and confident glove hand. Arm strength of 83 mph across plays on left side of infield. A commitment to creating good angles and hops through attacking and playing through baseball existed.


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