Zane Denton
Zane Denton
Zane Denton
Zane Denton
Zane Denton
Zane Denton

CLASS OF 2019

3B
1B

Zane
Denton

Alabama
Ravenwood (HS) • TN
6-0 • 180LBS • S/R

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9/10/17 - 6-0, 180 pound corner infielder.  Switch hitter went 0-4 with zero swing and miss against elite staff.  From the left side, hits from an open, slightly crouched stance with back shoulder hand location and weight on back side.  Mini leg kick w/ proper load.  Lower half works extremely well in swing, allowing for a large power ceiling.  From the right side, hits from a slightly open, slightly crouched stance w/ back shoulder hand location and some bat waggle.  Leg kick w/ proper load.  Power over average from right side.  Overall, shows premium bat speed from both sides of the plate in repeatable swings w/ a large power ceiling.  Defensively, spent time at 1B and 3B and made all the plays.  Profiles as an elite level bat.

1/16/17 - Max FB: 80, FB: 78-80, CB: 64-66, CH: 67-68,
6-foot-0, 185-pound, RHP is one of the top position players in the state and carries some of that athleticism over to the mound, uses some good rhythm throughout his delivery that builds up to a pretty explosive movement toward the plate, generic leg lift gets his front side loaded and leads into a mostly in line stride, looser arm action comes through a high ¾ release point with some quickness, occasionally falls toward the 1B side on his finish.  Fastball showed some slight cut at times, curveball had late 11/5 movement with occasional sharpness, changeup showed sink and a little fade through the zone.

1/16/17 - 60 Time: 7.23, Position Velocity:  IF-82, Exit Velocity: 90
6-foot-0, 185-pound, SHH continues to impress as one of the top players in the 2019 class with a similar approach from both sides of the plate, hitting from a balanced and slightly open stance with loose and relaxed hands, uses a smooth little leg kick and stride with a cocking of his barrel that moves his hands back with some rhythm to get loaded, lower half explodes from both sides of the plate and clears his hips to generate a lot of torque toward contact, bat path has continued to develop and flatten out earlier in his swing, stays behind the ball with a strong backside and drives up through contact to generate some serious gap power. Defensively, continues to get quicker on his feet and can certainly make every play at the corner when he plays confidently through the ball, arm comes through a high ¾ slot and produces firm throws across the infield.

6/14/16 - 60 Time: 7.47, Position Velocity:  IF-80, Exit Velocity: L89 R87
5'11, 180-pound, SHH hits left-handed from a balanced, athletic, and slightly open stance, uses a slight leg kick and some hand movement with a small barrel tilt to initiate his load.  Lower half explodes through the zone and really frees up his hips and backside to get out and through the ball, back elbow gets in a slot but gets strong at times and causes him to start his bat path a little steep, does a good job of flattening back out and staying on plane from that point on, showed ability to hit with pop and to all fields. Hits right-handed very similarly to the left side and shows all of the same characteristics, was able to get on plane a little sooner and show some extra pop from the right side.  Defensively, sure hands and good footwork as he always put himself in a good position to field the ball, lateral quickness lacks but will definitely improve with age and maturity, used a clean exchange and a relatively simple arm action through a high ¾ release point to deliver accurate throws with carry across the infield.  Denton is surely one of the top players in the 2019 class.  

1/18/16 - 5-foot-11, 180-pound switch-hitter hits from a balanced, athletic, and slightly open stance from both sides of the plate and uses a steady load of his hands and a small leg kick to engage his lower half at the beginning of his swing, really explodes his hips and showed an optimal swing path that will produce a lot of power and an increase to his already impressive 87 mph exit velocity off the tee.  Defensively, looked a little mechanical and should learn to trust his athleticism a little more, but does possess very reliable hands and a quick exchange and release from a high-3/4 arm angle that produced a 74 mph position velocity across the infield.  Denton also ran a 7.53 60-yard dash and was one of the most impressive young players we’ve seen in some time and will surely be regarded as a high-level prospect in the 2019 class.

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