Zion Rose
Zion Rose

CLASS OF 2023

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Zion
Rose

Brother Rice (HS) • IL
6-1 • 205LBS • R/R
Travel Team: Chitown cream
2023 National

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4/17/21

Louisville commit, currently the No. 1 ranked player in the 2023 class. Muscular 5-foot-10, 175-pound frame. Strong lower body with superior strength in his forearms and hands. Short, compact swing with easy power, ball jumps off the bat. Advanced bat speed and works directly to the ball. Featured a leg kick that kept him in rhythm and on time. Defensively, continues to show advanced ability behind the plate; Frames and presents pitches in and around the zone, athletic/willing blocker. Above-average arm behind the plate for his age. Footwork is quick, athletic and efficient out of the crouch. High-level 2023 prospect.

12/19/20

The no. 1 prospect in the Illinois 2023 class and Louisville commit; 6-foot-1, 190-pounds hulking frame with good athleticism. My first look at Rose, but just a different sound coming off the wood bat. The ball jumped off the barrel during his rounds of BP, showing power to all fields favoring the pull side. Generates great bat speed with quick hands while consistently catching barrels, creating hard contact. Really impressed offensively with the swing and process approach, while showing improvements behind the dish.  Handled some top end stuff, showing soft hands and good pitch presentation.  Managed the staff well with feedback on pitch action and looks to be developing into an above average defender behind the plate. 

9/09/19

Verbally committed to Louisville.

6/02/19

Physically advanced for his age, strong athletic build, with plus athleticism. Multi-positional player who shows above average tools all over the field. Hit tool stood out the most this weekend. Right-handed hitter, using wood showed impressive bat strength and speed. Ball jumped off the bat and showed explosive hands. Lets ball travel with ability to see it well and commit late and still get the barrel to hard pull side contact. Made hard contact in nearly every at bat for extra base hits, 4.75 and 4.80 on turns.

3/03/19

Positional Profile: C/3B
Body: 5-10, 170-pounds. Strong, athletic build.
Defense: 2.19-2.34 pop times. Natural actions, works through the ball with fluid footwork.  
Arm: RH. C - 73 mph. INF - 72 mph.  Short arm action, high 3/4 slot, showed carry from behind the plate and across the field.
Hit: RHH. Balanced stance, short stride. Fast bat, level bat path, line drive approach with power potential.
Power: 83 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Run: 7.11 runner in the 60.
Delivery: Shows some effort, lands square and closed.
Arm Action: RH. High 3/4 slot, long and loose arm action.
FB: T78, 75-77 mph. Heavy, four seam type.
CB: 62-65 mph. 11/5 shape, sharp break, feel.

3/25/18

3.25.18 - 5-foot-10, 155-pound, right-handed hitting two-way player, well-proportioned, athletic frame. At the plate, balanced, open setup, smooth load, short stride. Natural uphill bat path, showed solid, hard contact to the pull side, power hitter capability, rhythm involved. Fast bat speed, exit velocity topped 86 mph from a tee. Behind the plate, pop times ranged between 2.26-2.32. Cushions the baseball, good recovery, quick exchange with present arm speed, over the top slot. Throws topped 67 mph from the crouch. From the infield, quick exchange, similar arm action, throws topped 67 mph across. 7.50 runner in the 60. On the mound, closed toe landing, some athleticism in finish, rhythm involved. Long arm action, quickness out front, high ¾ slot. Fastball had run, 70-74 mph. Curveball, 11/5 gradual break, 54-57 mph. Changeup played 57-61 mph.

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