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CLASS OF 2024

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2B

Zach
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Serra Catholic (HS) • PA
5-8 • 170LBS • R/R
Travel Team: Team All*American

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TrackMan Hitting
Blast
Pitching Velos
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Best Of Stats

Hitting
25.4
Hand Speed (max)
2/07/21
79.3
Bat Speed (max)
7/27/22
29.4
Rot. Acc (max)
2/07/21
-
Hard Hit %
Power
99.4
Exit Velocity (max)
2/22/22
93.3
Exit Velocity (avg)
2/22/22
332
Distance (max)
2/22/22
80
Sweet Spot %
6/15/21
Run
7.41
60-yard
6/14/22
4.17
30-yd
7/27/22
1.85
10-yd
7/27/22
18.3
Run speed (max)
7/27/22
Defense
90
INF Velo
2/22/22
-
OF Velo
-
C Velo
-
Pop Time
Pitching

Fastball

74
Velocity (max)
3/07/20
71 - 74
Velo Range
3/07/20
-
Spin Rate (avg)

Changeup

65 - 70
Velo Range
3/07/20
-
Spin Rate (avg)

Curveball

61 - 63
Velo Range
3/07/20
-
Spin Rate (avg)

Positional Tools

2022
2021
2019
2018
60 Yard Dash
7.41
Infield Velocity
90.0
Power / Speed Score
13.4
60 Yard Dash
7.60
Infield Velocity
83.0
Power / Speed Score
11.9
60 Yard Dash
8.56
Infield Velocity
63.0
Power / Speed Score
8.5
60 Yard Dash
8.75
Infield Velocity
64.0
Power / Speed Score
7.7

Hitting

2022
2021
Exit Velocity Max
99.4
Exit Velocity Avg
90.3
Distance Max
332
Distance Avg
187
Launch Angle Avg
13.3
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Exit Velocity Max
90.4
Exit Velocity Avg
80.3
Distance Max
312
Distance Avg
209
Launch Angle Avg
23.4
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
2022 PBR Future Games
Jul 27, 2022
Trackman - Hitting
96.9
Exit Velocity (max)
91.6
Exit Velocity (avg)
133
Distance (avg)
321
Distance (max)
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
2022 PA State Games (Session 2)
Jun 14, 2022
Trackman - Hitting
91.7
Exit Velocity (max)
86.1
Exit Velocity (avg)
207
Distance (avg)
329
Distance (max)
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
2022 Preseason All-State - Mohawk Valley
Feb 22, 2022
Trackman - Hitting
99.4
Exit Velocity (max)
93.3
Exit Velocity (avg)
200
Distance (avg)
332
Distance (max)
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
2022 Preseason All-State - Central (AM Session)
Feb 19, 2022
Trackman - Hitting
97.0
Exit Velocity (max)
89.4
Exit Velocity (avg)
197
Distance (avg)
322
Distance (max)
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
2021 PA State Games / 2023-2024 Grads
Jun 15, 2021
Trackman - Hitting
90.4
Exit Velocity (max)
82.8
Exit Velocity (avg)
252
Distance (avg)
312
Distance (max)
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
2021 Preseason All-State - Southwest (AM Session)
Feb 7, 2021
Trackman - Hitting
90.3
Exit Velocity (max)
78.2
Exit Velocity (avg)
174
Distance (avg)
289
Distance (max)
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %

Hitting

2022
2021
Hand Speed Max
24.1
Hand Speed Avg
22.3
Bat Speed Max
79.3
Bat Speed Avg
73.4
Rotational Acceleration Max
Rotational Acceleration Avg
On-Plane Efficiency Max
On-Plane Efficiency Avg
Hand Speed Max
25.4
Hand Speed Avg
22.5
Bat Speed Max
74.9
Bat Speed Avg
71.6
Rotational Acceleration Max
Rotational Acceleration Avg
On-Plane Efficiency Max
On-Plane Efficiency Avg
2022 PBR Future Games
Jul 27, 2022
Blast - Hitting
23.0
Hand Speed (max)
22.4
Hand Speed (avg)
79.3
Bat Speed (max)
73.7
Bat Speed (avg)
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
2022 PA State Games (Session 2)
Jun 14, 2022
Blast - Hitting
24.1
Hand Speed (max)
23.4
Hand Speed (avg)
73.7
Bat Speed (max)
72.3
Bat Speed (avg)
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
2022 Preseason All-State - Mohawk Valley
Feb 22, 2022
Blast - Hitting
22.9
Hand Speed (max)
22.0
Hand Speed (avg)
75.6
Bat Speed (max)
73.1
Bat Speed (avg)
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
2022 Preseason All-State - Central (AM Session)
Feb 19, 2022
Blast - Hitting
22.3
Hand Speed (max)
21.1
Hand Speed (avg)
77.4
Bat Speed (max)
74.7
Bat Speed (avg)
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
2021 PA State Games / 2023-2024 Grads
Jun 15, 2021
Blast - Hitting
22.9
Hand Speed (max)
21.8
Hand Speed (avg)
74.9
Bat Speed (max)
72.6
Bat Speed (avg)
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
2021 Preseason All-State - Southwest (AM Session)
Feb 7, 2021
Blast - Hitting
25.4
Hand Speed (max)
23.3
Hand Speed (avg)
73.2
Bat Speed (max)
70.5
Bat Speed (avg)
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency

Pitching

Pitch Scores

Pitching Velos

2020
2019
2018
Fastball
Velocity Max
74.0
Fastball
Velocity Avg
72.5
Curveball
Velocity Avg
62.0
Changeup
Velocity Avg
67.5
Fastball
Velocity Avg
65.0
Curveball
Velocity Avg
56.0
Changeup
Velocity Avg
60.5
Fastball
Velocity Max
65.0
Fastball
Velocity Avg
62.0
Curveball
Velocity Avg
55.8
Changeup
Velocity Avg
57.5
2020 Jr PA State Games Trials
Mar 7, 2020
Pitching
74
Max FB
71 - 74
FB
61 - 63
CB
65 - 70
CH
PBR Junior Future Games (Invite Only)
Aug 2, 2018
Pitching
65
Max FB
60 - 64
FB
55 - 56
CB
57 - 58
CH
Pennsylvania Junior Future Games Trials (12U-14U)
Jan 20, 2018
Pitching
65
Max FB
60 - 64
FB
55 - 57
CB
57 - 58
CH

Game Performance

2022
10 Yard Dash
1.85
30 Yard Dash
4.17
60 Yard Dash
7.53
Top Speed (MPH)
RSi
Vertical Jump
2022 PBR Future Games
Jul 27, 2022
Swift
1.85
10-yd
4.17
30-yd
7.53
60-yd
18.3
Run speed (max)
8.0
Run Speed (avg)
2.52
RSi (max)
1.61
RSi (avg)
1,544
Jump Power (max)
28.7
Jump Height (max)
27.3
Jump Height (avg)

Visual Edge

2022
2021
Edge Score
79.01
Edge Score
64.42

Pitch Ai

Notes

Comments

7/27/22

Physical: Compact, athletic 5-foot-8, 170lb build. 7.53 runner in the 60-yard dash.

Offensively: RHH. Spread, even setup, as the hands operate at a 45, just outside the shoulder to begin. Utilized a simple leg-lift stride to initiate the swing through a flat, whippy path into the hitting zone towards an on-plane finish. Delivered a line-drive approach from chalk-to-chalk, adjusting all over the plate with an accurate barrel. Recorded a T96 mph exit velocity (92 mph AVG) and left the yard in Team PA’s first game vs. Illinois.

Defensively: The primary middle infielder displayed a hop in the prep-step, working around the ball from right to left with a flat back at the fielding window. Active move through the touch with spring off the right leg for an 89 mph arm-strength (H ¾ slot). Really spins the double play.

6/14/22

Physical: Compact, athletic 5-foot-8, 165lb frame with immense feel. 7.41 runner in the 60.

Offensively: RHH. Wider, even stance, as the hands started high in a clean position. Utilized a short lift and replace stride to initiate the swing through a flat, twitchy path with barrel-lag present. Delivered multiple blasts off the LCF fence, grabbing a T92 mph bat-exit velocity while showing sneaky pound-for-pound strength. Well-sequenced attack transferred into game success.

Defensively: The shortstop demonstrated early glove hand presentation and active footwork, always beating the ball to the spot with precise body control. Funneled softly while gaining ground, releasing up to 90 mph, among the leaders at the event.

2/22/22

Physical: 5-foot-8, 160 pounds; Athletic build.

Offensively: RHH. Open setup, with feet wide spread; upright bat position. Short take back with the hands with an up and down stride for timing. Slides weight forward pre-contact. while showing a strong lower half. Showed a direct swing path with a two handed finish.  More ground balls than line drives and fly balls with a peak exit velocity of 99 MPH via Trackman. dynamic power potential with plus bat speed and rotational acceleration scores.

Defensively: Starts with a balanced setup; uses prep hop while displaying fluid actions to the baseball. Hands are soft with a clean transfer. Short take back while using various arm slots. INF - 90 MPH.  moves well to both sides  while making the play on the run with ease

2/19/22

Physical: 5-foot-8, 160 pounds; Proportional, athletic build.

Offensively: RHH. Even setup, with feet wide spread; bat positioned at a 45 degree angle. Short take back with the hands with an up and down stride for timing. Slides weight forward pre-contact. while showing a strong lower half. Showed a flat swing path with a two handed finish.   with a peak exit velocity of 97 MPH via Trackman. High Hard Hit %.

Defensively: Starts with a balanced setup; uses prep hop while playing low to the ground. Hands are out in front with a clean transfer. Moderate arm circle while using various arm slots. INF - 72 MPH.  Quality arm strength, showing 83MPH across the diamond.

6/15/21

Physical: Offered a much-improved 5-foot-7, 150lb frame with compact strength and athleticism in all phases. 7.60 runner in the 60-yard dash. 

Offensively: RHH - Wide, even stance with the feet just outside shoulder-width. Slight rhythm in the hands at the shoulder while initiating through a quick, flat path into the hitting zone with high bat to ball skills. Impressed in all four Blast Motion categories, mainly at a T75 mph bat-speed and 73 mph average which is incredible for his size. Not only swung it with intent, but saw consistent results, spraying hard barrels through the middle of the field (40% line drive rate via Trackman). Worked his way up to a 90 mph bat-exit velocity with doubles power at the moment; more in the tank and will be a hitter to follow as he matures. 

Defensively: The primary middle infielder showed off above-average footwork with a hop in the “prep step.” Fielded out in front with a soft, adjustable glove hand allowing for clean exchanges at the waist; slight glove tap for rhythm before releasing from a strong OTT slot creating carry across the diamond at T83 mph. Projects a stay on the left side, especially as he adds more size in the next couple years.


2/07/21

Physical: Lean, developing 5-foot-6, 145-pound frame with plenty of feel for the game. 7.86 runner in the 60-yard dash.

Offensively: RHH - Balanced, bent stance in the knees as the hands started at a 45 as the barrel pointed towards his head. Utilized a deliberate, early lift and replace stride onto the toe (heel raise) and flowed down through a flat foot into the swing; the bat path worked smoothly through a mostly flat attack angle. Featured plenty of hand speed at the plate evidenced by a 90 mph bat-exit velocity per Trackman Baseball, showcased above-average feel for the barrel with a 42% line drive rate. A prospect to follow as he continues filling out over the course of the next couple years. 

Defensively: The primary shortstop continues to show why his size doesn’t matter, the movements were legit. Stayed low to the ground with attacking play, moved well laterally continuously getting out and around the baseball to set good angles towards the bag on the backhand side. Very impressive defensive evaluation with ability to handle throws on the run as well; was up to 83 mph across with more to come.


3/08/20

5-foot-3, 130-pound two-way prospect worked out solely as a pitcher on this date. The righty sat 71-74 from an over-the-top arm slot with life through the zone. Curveball at 61-63 showed 11/5 rotation and solid depth. Also showcased a changeup at 65-70 with good sell.

+ 2018 PBR Junior Future Games Selection (12U Team Pennsylvania)

3.10.19 - 5-foot, 105-pound right-handed hitter starts with a square stance and uses a lift-and-replace stride to initiate his swing. Utilized consistent, balanced swings with present feel for the barrel during batting practice as he notched a 73 mph bat-exit velocity.  Showcased active feet and soft hands on throws of 64 mph across the infield. Ran an 8.56 60-yard dash. The right-handed pitcher sat 64-66 mph from a repeatable, high 3/4 arm-slot. His curveball demonstrated 11/5 rotation at 55-57 mph. Displayed a feel for his 60-61 mph changeup with similar arm-speed to his fastball.

1.20.18 - Right-handed hitter starts from a square stance with a wide, slightly crouched setup. Initiates his swing with a toe-tap stride and utilizes a short swing path to the hitting zone. Barreled the baseball consistently with above average rhythm leading to a bat exit velocity of 65 mph. Ran an 8.75 60-yard dash and showcased sound fundamentals defensively with accuarate 62 mph arm strength across the diamond. On the mound the right-hander sat 60-62 from an over-the-top arm slot. Displayed balanced, repeatable mechanics with a quick arm. Curveball sat 53-57 with 11/5 rotation and changeup was thrown at near-fastball arm speed at 53-57 as well.

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