Top Performer Spotlight: 2022 LHP/1B Zachary Fike (Medina)


Tim Hunter
VP of Operations

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Zachary Fike

Class of 2022 / LHP

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2022
  • Primary Position: LHP
    Secondary Position: LHP
  • High School: Medina
    State: NY
  • Summer Team: Niagara Jr. Thunderwolves
  • Height: 6-2
    Weight: 195lbs
  • Bat/Throw: L/L

Statistics

Pitching
84
Max FB
(09/20/20)
80 - 83
FB
(02/14/20)
70 - 73
CB
(09/20/20)
72 - 75
CH
(07/06/20)
Pitching
Max FB
84
FB
82 - 83
CB
66 - 68
CH
69 - 71
Pitching
Max FB
80
FB
78 - 79
CB
68 - 69
CH
69 - 71
Pitching
Max FB
84
FB
82 - 83
CB
70 - 73
CH
71 - 72
Pitching
Max FB
82
FB
79 - 82
CB
67 - 70
CH
72 - 75
Pitching
Max FB
83
FB
80 - 83
CB
65 - 66
CH
70 - 71
Pitching
Max FB
80
FB
78 - 80
CB
67 - 68
CH
73 - 74
Pitching
Max FB
78
FB
77 - 78
CB
60 - 62
CH
64 - 65
Pitching
Max FB
74
FB
72 - 74
CB
63 - 65
CH
68 - 69
Pitching
Max FB
74
FB
73 - 74
CB
58 - 62
CH
63 - 64
Position
7.87
60-yard
(02/15/19)
80
INF Velo
(06/25/19)
86
Exit Velo
(02/15/19)
4.66
H-1st
(02/15/19)
Position
60-yard
7.99
INF Velo
79
Exit Velo
85
H-1st
4.69
Position
60-yard
7.98
INF Velo
80
Exit Velo
83
Position
60-yard
7.87
INF Velo
74
Exit Velo
86
H-1st
4.66
Position
60-yard
8.04
INF Velo
75
Exit Velo
83
Position
60-yard
8.26
Exit Velo
80
Trackman - Fastball
85.6
Velocity (max)
(09/17/22)
83.0 - 84.6
Velo Range
(09/17/22)
81.9
Eff Velocity (avg)
(09/20/20)
2020
Spin Rate (max)
(09/17/22)
1921
Spin Rate (avg)
(09/20/20)
22.7
IVB (max)
(09/20/20)
19.9
IVB (avg)
(09/20/20)
-7.6
HM (max)
(09/17/22)
-11.9
HM (avg)
(09/17/22)
6.3
Extension (avg)
(07/06/20)
5.9
Release Ht (avg)
(07/06/20)
24
Spin Score (max)
(09/17/22)
53
Zone %
(07/06/20)
Trackman - Fastball
Velocity (max)
85.6
Velo Range
83 - 84.6
Eff Velocity (avg)
81.7
Spin Rate (max)
2020
Spin Rate (avg)
1864
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Fastball
Velocity (max)
83.5
Velo Range
81.7 - 83.1
Eff Velocity (avg)
81.8
Spin Rate (max)
1955
Spin Rate (avg)
1878
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Fastball
Velocity (max)
84.4
Velo Range
81.5 - 83.9
Eff Velocity (avg)
81.9
Spin Rate (max)
2012
Spin Rate (avg)
1921
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Fastball
Velocity (max)
81.9
Velo Range
79 - 81.3
Eff Velocity (avg)
79.7
Spin Rate (max)
1916
Spin Rate (avg)
1802
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Curveball
72.8
Velocity (max)
(09/20/20)
69.4 - 72.8
Velo Range
(09/20/20)
70.1
Eff Velocity (avg)
(09/20/20)
1996
Spin Rate (max)
(07/06/20)
1902
Spin Rate (avg)
(07/06/20)
-4.2
IVB (max)
(04/03/21)
-4.0
IVB (avg)
(09/17/22)
13.6
HM (max)
(09/17/22)
13.4
HM (avg)
(09/17/22)
5.8
Extension (avg)
(04/03/21)
6.0
Release Ht (avg)
(07/06/20)
29
Spin Score (max)
(07/06/20)
75
Zone %
(07/06/20)
Trackman - Curveball
Velocity (max)
68.2
Velo Range
66.9 - 68.2
Eff Velocity (avg)
65.5
Spin Rate (max)
1932
Spin Rate (avg)
1851
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Trackman - Curveball
Velocity (max)
70.2
Velo Range
65.4 - 69.4
Eff Velocity (avg)
66.2
Spin Rate (max)
1805
Spin Rate (avg)
1661
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Curveball
Velocity (max)
72.8
Velo Range
69.4 - 72.8
Eff Velocity (avg)
70.1
Spin Rate (max)
1915
Spin Rate (avg)
1828
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Trackman - Curveball
Velocity (max)
70.2
Velo Range
69.3 - 70.1
Eff Velocity (avg)
68
Spin Rate (max)
1996
Spin Rate (avg)
1902
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - ChangeUp
74.8
Velocity (max)
(07/06/20)
71.6 - 74.5
Velo Range
(07/06/20)
72.6
Eff Velocity (avg)
(07/06/20)
1876
Spin Rate (max)
(09/20/20)
1876
Spin Rate (avg)
(09/20/20)
15.9
IVB (max)
(04/03/21)
14.0
IVB (avg)
(04/03/21)
-15.5
HM (max)
(09/17/22)
-16.7
HM (avg)
(09/17/22)
6.7
Extension (avg)
(04/03/21)
6.2
Release Ht (avg)
(07/06/20)
26
Spin Score (max)
(04/03/21)
60
Zone %
(07/06/20)
Trackman - ChangeUp
Velocity (max)
74.2
Velo Range
73.1 - 74.2
Eff Velocity (avg)
72.4
Spin Rate (max)
1775
Spin Rate (avg)
1766
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Trackman - ChangeUp
Velocity (max)
71.2
Velo Range
69.4 - 70.9
Eff Velocity (avg)
70.3
Spin Rate (max)
1824
Spin Rate (avg)
1772
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - ChangeUp
Velocity (max)
72.2
Eff Velocity (avg)
71.9
Spin Rate (max)
1876
Spin Rate (avg)
1876
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Trackman - ChangeUp
Velocity (max)
74.8
Velo Range
71.6 - 74.5
Eff Velocity (avg)
72.6
Spin Rate (max)
1736
Spin Rate (avg)
1653
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %

Pitch_Scores

Pitch Scores - Fastball
82
Hop+
(09/17/22)
51
Rise+
(09/17/22)
101
Sink+
(09/17/22)
Pitch Scores - Fastball
Hop+
Rise+
Sink+

Scouting Report

 

Physical: 6-foot-2, 180-pounds. Long athletic body with room to fill out.
Run: 7.99 runner in the 60.
Hit: LHH. Starts upright stance with feet square, moderate leg kick with hands getting back to high strong position short compact swing to contact with level barrel path through the zone.
Power: 85 MPH raw exit velocity. drove the ball through the middle showing gap to gap power potential.
Defense:  pop times. Steady foot work into a smooth transfer.
Arm: Short arm action with quick release at 3/4 slot. INF - 79 MPH. 

Pitching Delivery: Up tempo delivery with high leg kick driving off a strong backside.
Arm Action: Fast arm action from a mid 3/4 slot..
FB: T83, 80-83 MPH. Commanded low in the zone with arm side run.
CB: 65-66 MPH. 1-7 shape with shape with late break.
CH: 70-71 MPH. good arm speed with late fade in the zone.

 

Standout Skill
His standout skill would have to be his performance on the mound from what I saw. Big physical body with plenty of room to grow and only going to get better. Velocity in the low 80's, but with some minor fixes in mechanics and the right program he could easily get to mid-upper 80s. He commands his FB low in the zone on both sides of the plate. CH is able to keep same arm action to deceive the hitter with some good late action. Does an exceptional job of using his lower half to drive off his back leg. 
Player Projection
I like what I saw off the mound from Fike, his ability to have a very repeatable delivery, big frame, and fills up the zone. LHP is more where I would see him when moving forward with his career. He's only going to fill out and put more velo behind that FB as he develops with the right program. Fike has feel for his off-speed pitches and can throw all for a strike. 

Quick Hit
"6-foot-2 and 190-pounds, big frame from the 2022 graduate. Makes consistent contact, has some pop to pull side gap, and mainly works a pull side approach. Would like to see more of an athletic stance in the box and more usage of his lower half, I feel like that will give him more power. Active feet around the bag, firm glove work, ability to play laterally, smooth transfer. Three pitch and throws all for strikes. Looks comfortable on the mound."


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