2017 Prospect Review: #20 Zach Morris


Zac Bottoms
Arkansas Scouting Director

As the calendar turns to December, I want to review the top prospects from the 2017. These players have separated themselves as top prospect, with the potential at some point in their career to become professional prospects, if they are not already.

#20 2019 LHP Zach Morris


Zack Morris

Class of 2019 / LHP

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2019
  • Primary Position: LHP
    Secondary Position: 1B
  • High School: Cabot
    State: AR
  • Summer Team: Sticks Baseball
  • Height: 6-3
    Weight: 211lbs
  • Bat/Throw: L/L

Statistics

Pitching
92
Max FB
88 - 92
FB
73 - 76
CB
80 - 82
CH
Pitching
Max FB
88
FB
87 - 87
CB
70 - 72
CH
78 - 79
Position
7.44
60-yard
81
INF Velo
86
Exit Velo
4.77
H-1st

Scouting Report

Top Prospect Games-2017

Morris a 6-foot-2 200-pound left-hander with a large frame and an average build. He pitches from a H ¾ arm slot with a quick arm, his arm action has a slight wrap in the back. His arm speed is fast enough to get on time and command the strike zone. He repeats his simple delivery with normal effort and finishes tall, falling off to the 3rd base side. He commands the fastball in the bottom half of the strike zone at 84-86 mph up to 87 mph with slight run. He compliments his fastball with an 1/7 curveball thrown 74-76 mph with late break. Overall Morris is large framed pitcher with a quick arm and a feel for his breaking ball.



Underclass Games
Morris is a 6-foot-1 200-pound left-hander with a large frame and a solid build. He pitches from a H 3/4 arm slot with a quick arm. He uses a simple repeated delivery that with some effort. He locates his fastball in the bottom half of the strike zone with a fastball 82-84 mph. His curveball is thrown 71-73 mph with 1/7 shape with depth. He threw his change up on limited bases 72-73 mph. Overall Morris a large framed left-hander with a quick arm, which leads to me projecting a high ceiling. 

3.3.16
Morris is a 6-foot 190-pound lefthander with a large frame and an average body. He located his fastball 78-80 mph with boring action for strikes in the lower half of the strike zone. He complimented the fastball with 1/7 curveball with late break thrown 67-69 mph for strikes. He pitches from a H ¾ arm slot with a quick arm. He uses easy effort from a tall and fall balance point. Overall Morris is a projectable player that should be interesting to watch throughout the career.


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Top Prospects 2017 Pitching

Morris came into the fold as a freshman at Cabot High School pitching out of the bullpen for the Panthers. He continued to show improvement over the next year, and became a solid option for the Panthers in 2017 as they won the 7A State Championship.

Last summer Morris pitched for Sticks Baseball Academy. The left hander, showed advanced pitch ability with two pitches. He showed well at the Top Prospects Games, and finished the summer with a strong outing at the Arkansas Oklahoma Challenge tournament hosted at University of Arkansas Fort Smith. Shortly after he picked up an offer and committed to Arkansas.

Overall Morris is a large framed athlete that has continued to show more athleticism and a feel to pitch. The breaking ball is a difference maker, he will be on the fringe of being a draft prospect out of high school, develop over the next year will be key to determine which way it falls. 

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