Uncommitted Spotlight - '22 OF Zach Harding (Seattle Prep)


Dan Jurik
Scouting Director - Pacific Northwest

Uncommitted '22 OF Zach Harding (Seattle Prep) had an impressive workout back in July and landed towards the top in a majority of our statistical categories.

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With a strong combination of size, speed and power, Harding profiles well to the OF and heads into the 2022 season as one of our top remaining uncommitted OF prospects...

uncommitted Spotlight

Zach Harding

Class of 2022 / OF

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2022
  • Primary Position: OF
    Secondary Position: 1B
  • High School: Seattle Preparatory
    State: WA
  • Summer Team: Boys of Summer U 18
  • Height: 6-3
    Weight: 215lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Position
6.95
60-yard
(07/06/21)
77
OF Velo
(07/06/21)
100
Exit Velo
(07/06/21)
Position
60-yard
6.95
OF Velo
77
Exit Velo
100
Trackman - Hitting
99.9
Exit Velocity (max)
(07/06/21)
90.5
Exit Velocity (avg)
(07/06/21)
262
Distance (avg)
(07/06/21)
358
Distance (max)
(07/06/21)
60
Hard Hit %
(07/06/21)
73
Sweet Spot %
(07/06/21)
73
Line Drive %
(07/06/21)
13.3
Fly Ball %
(07/06/21)
13
Ground Ball %
(07/06/21)
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
99.9
Exit Velocity (avg)
90.5
Distance (avg)
262
Distance (max)
358
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Blast - Hitting
23.2
Hand Speed (max)
(07/06/21)
21.4
Hand Speed (avg)
(07/06/21)
84.1
Bat Speed (max)
(07/06/21)
74.9
Bat Speed (avg)
(07/06/21)
22.6
Rot. Acc (max)
(07/06/21)
17.6
Rot. Acc (avg)
(07/06/21)
60
On Plane Eff (avg)
(07/06/21)
70
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
(07/06/21)
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
23.2
Hand Speed (avg)
21.4
Bat Speed (max)
84.1
Bat Speed (avg)
74.9
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency

Scouting Report

7/06/21

Built like an NFL safety at 6-foot-3, 215 lbs. Harding has a strong, filled out frame to work with. Powerful runner who clocked a 6.95 in the 60. Offensively, starts with a narrow, upright stance & has front side just narrowly open. Shows some bat wiggle to create rhythm before getting into controlled leg lift. Gathers on backside then takes a short forward stride into landing. Quick, subtle stretch with hands to create separation. Creates easy bat speed with a compact swing. Hands stay tight and work inside of the baseball. Strong at the point of contact. Hits against a firm front side. Averaged 90.45 with his EV in 2 rounds of BP and topped at 99.94. Mostly line-drive contact with a more level finish but the power potential is there. Defensively he profiles well to OF with his size, speed and strength. Moves easily in the OF with sound footwork and consistent actions with his exchange into throwing motion. The arm slot works from a high ¾ slot and he has a full, clean arm circle getting out to release. Throws with intent and backside comes thru after release.


 

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