Uncommitted Spotlight: 2021 Zach McWilliams


Colton Provey
Tennessee Scouting Director


Zach McWilliams

Class of 2021 / RHP

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2021
  • Primary Position: RHP
    Secondary Position: OF
  • High School: Beech
    State: TN
  • Summer Team: Rawlings Southeast Mavericks
  • Height: 6-0
    Weight: 170lbs
  • Bat/Throw: L/R

Statistics

Pitching
86
Max FB
(03/11/20)
83 - 86
FB
(03/11/20)
73 - 75
CB
78 - 79
CH
(02/12/21)
77 - 78
SL
(02/12/21)
Pitching
Max FB
85
FB
82 - 85
CB
70 - 73
CH
78 - 79
SL
77 - 78
Pitching
Max FB
86
FB
83 - 86
CB
72 - 74
Trackman - Fastball
85.35
Velocity (max)
(02/12/21)
85.02
Eff Velocity (avg)
(02/12/21)
1805
Spin Rate (max)
(02/12/21)
1666
Spin Rate (avg)
(02/12/21)
Trackman - Fastball
Velocity (max)
85.35
Velo Range
82.81 - 84.82
Eff Velocity (avg)
85.02
Spin Rate (max)
1805
Spin Rate (avg)
1666
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Curveball
73.68
Velocity (max)
(02/12/21)
70.97
Eff Velocity (avg)
(02/12/21)
2588
Spin Rate (max)
(02/12/21)
2479
Spin Rate (avg)
(02/12/21)
Trackman - Curveball
Velocity (max)
73.68
Velo Range
70.22 - 73.09
Eff Velocity (avg)
70.97
Spin Rate (max)
2588
Spin Rate (avg)
2479
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Slider
78.71
Velocity (max)
(02/12/21)
78.51
Eff Velocity (avg)
(02/12/21)
2177
Spin Rate (max)
(02/12/21)
2137
Spin Rate (avg)
(02/12/21)
Trackman - Slider
Velocity (max)
78.71
Velo Range
77.96 - 78.71
Eff Velocity (avg)
78.51
Spin Rate (max)
2177
Spin Rate (avg)
2137
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Trackman - ChangeUp
79.64
Velocity (max)
(02/12/21)
80.22
Eff Velocity (avg)
(02/12/21)
1602
Spin Rate (max)
(02/12/21)
1522
Spin Rate (avg)
(02/12/21)
Trackman - ChangeUp
Velocity (max)
79.64
Velo Range
78.5 - 79.64
Eff Velocity (avg)
80.22
Spin Rate (max)
1602
Spin Rate (avg)
1522
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %

Scouting Report

3/11/20
McWilliams posted a dominant lone start in the 2020 high school season, leading Beech past district foe Hendersonville going 7 IP, 1 H, 1 R (0 ER), 2 BB, and 16 K's.  Quick, loose arm action with short path works up to 3/4 slot and hides the ball well.  Simple, repeatable delivery.  Fastball sat 83-86 with good life, especially elevated in the zone.  Seemed to play up a tick and jumped on the hitters. Sharp, late-biting 12/6 curveball at 72-74, generating ample amount of swing and misses.  6-foot, 165-pound with projectable frame.  

 

5/3/18

The younger brother of two professional pitchers, McWilliams has the bloodlines that favor him progressing rapidly in the future. He has a clean, more polished delivery with a medium-sized, loose arm swing that delivers out of a high ¾ slot with quick hand speed out front. His fastball works 83-85 with normal effort, and he demonstrates control of the pitch down in the zone while creating some angle. His breaking ball is thrown at a firmer, 73-75, and exhibits proper shape and spin, and could develop into a swing and miss offering in the future. With one brother being 6-foot-7, and the other being 6-foot-4, it is a pretty safe bet that McWilliams will end up with a physical frame, and given the loose, quick arm that he already showcases, there is a strong chance that he sees an even greater velocity jump in the future. Overall, McWilliams’ has a high-ceiling, and as he continues to fill out, should quickly reach it in coming years.