Zach Smith
Zach Smith
Zach Smith

CLASS OF 2017

C
RHP

Zach
Smith

North Dakota State
Rochester John Marshall (HS) • MN
5-11 • 190LBS • R/R

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Committed to North Dakota State University.
6/20/16- 5-foot-11, 190-pound right-handed hitting 2-way player. Strong sturdy build. 7.78 runner. Balanced stance, short stride, uses lower half well in swing, consistent hard contact, mid/pull approach, quiet head to contact and repeats swing well. 86 mph exit velocity. Quiet receiver with ability to stick pitches in zone. Soft glove and catches with ease. Moves well laterally, needs to improve blocking mechanics, clean exchanges, longer release, works low and through to target on throws, above average carry and accuracy to bag. 78 mph arm strength with 2.15-2.21 pop times. Repeats well on mound. Consistent strike thrower with downhill fastball from short arm action. Fastball was 85-86 mph in one inning of work. Good shape and rotation on 11/5 breaking ball for strikes. Avg./ok fade on changeup with slowed arm action.
3/20/16- 5-foot-11, 185-pound right-handed hitting 2-way player. #26 ranked in MN 2017 class. Strong durable frame. 7.72 runner. Square stance, simple stride, stays connected in load and stride, controlled aggressive swing, short to contact, good extension through contact. Gap to gap approach with consistent hard contact and flashes of pull power. 86 mph exit velocity. Above avg. thrower to second. 78 mph arm strength with 1.95 pop time. Low set-up, flexible bottom half, solid receiver, some extra glove movement, good footwork with quickness, clean exchanges, clean arm path. Good carry and accuracy to bag with on-line throws. Controlled delivery, good balance and direction, and repeats mechanics well. Short arm action with above avg. command of zone. Fastball was 84-85 mph with late run. Slider shape and action on breaking ball with tight spin and depth. Changeup was kept in bottom of zone with run and fade.
MN UNDERCLASS PROSPECT GAMES: 7/1/15
5-foot-11, 180-pound right-handed hitting catcher. Crouched stance. Heel turn trigger. Flat bat path. Rotational weight. Shows pop to gaps with solid extension through ball. 84 mph exit velocity. Blocks balls in front well. Limited lateral movement. Average flexibility. Plays with energy. Average receiver. Good direction to 2B. Quick exchange and release. 75 mph arm strength with 2.05 pop time. Drop and drive delivery. Faster arm on mound. Fastball is mostly straight for strikes at 80-84 mph. Tends to slow arm on breaking ball but flashes solid break with 11/5 shape at 65-67 mph. Good arm action on changeup with cutting action at 68-72 mph.

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