03/14/2021 - Official College Recruiting Membership - Montgomery, AL
Zachary continues to show as a prospect on the diamond with improvements in his baseball abilities. He did show in the OF for the first time at the event. In the OF, defensive abilities are solid as he displays smooth / fluid actions. He takes proper routes / angles in tracking down balls. He works to get behind balls and plays through with his body. Range will increase as he improves foot quickness. At the plate, power potential is now well above average through a squared setup. Hands are quick (86 mph exit velocity) and work through a level swing path. He stays inside the ball, utilizing all fields with gap to gap pop. On the mound arm strength has improved as he threw his top velocity to date at 73 mph. Breaking ball displays 12/6 shape with downward action. He maintains arm speed on his changeup with sinking action. Control is solid as he throws strikes with all his pitches. Stock on the mound will continue to improve as he builds more arm strength through a long toss program.
01/15/2021 - 2021 Baseball Factory Rookie Pre-Season All-America Tournament
Baskins is a skilled, versatile athlete who showed his ability to make things happen in a variety of ways. On the mound, this (6'1"/162) RHP works tall and drives downhill pounding the zone with strikes. He commands his FB well and can hit spots consistently. Breaking ball shows 11/5 shape with some tight spin - 58-59 mph. He works ahead in the count and attacks hitters. At SS, he shows active prep working on the balls of his feet. Hands are soft as he works right to left through the GB. Offensively, this righty shows a tall stance with a solid base. Loose hands work back into an activated load as he jumps on pitches in the zone. Swing is short/direct as he connects and creates hard contact. Zachary has a ton of upside and a bright future ahead in the game.
11/22/2020 - All-In Membership - Montgomery, AL
Zachary continues to show improvements in his baseball abilities and has a promising future on the diamond. Foot speed has improved as he ran his best 60 time to date, now a 7.32 runner. At the plate, hitting / power potential have improved through a tall, squared setup. Hands are quick and work through an aggressive swing path. He stays inside the ball, utilizing all fields through a line drive approach. At SS, defensive abilities have improved as he displays smooth / fluid actions. Feet are active but needs to attack balls more and play through with his body. Glove action is firm and presents well out front. Range is a plus as he moves well laterally and covers ground. On the mound, fastball showed a range of 70-71 mph with arm side run. Breaking ball displays 11/5 shape with gradual break. He maintains arm speed on his changeup with arm side run. Stock on the mound will continue to rise as he builds more arm strength through a long toss program.
06/07/2020 - Official College Recruiting Membership - Birmingham, AL
Zachary continues to show improvements in his abilities on the mound. Arm strength has improved as he threw his top velocity to date at 71 mph. Fastball shows on a strong downhill plane. Breaking ball displays 10/4 shape with short break. Changeup is his best off speed pitch as he maintains arm speed and shows a feel for the pitch with arm side run and sink. Control is well above average as he throws strikes with all his pitches. Stock to the mound will continue to rise as he builds more arm strength through a long toss program. At the plate, he shows a squared setup. He is aggressive as he attacks balls through a level swing path. Hands are quick and stays inside the ball, utilizing all fields through a line drive approach.
01/17/2020 - 2020 Baseball Factory All-America Pre-Season Rookie Tournament
Zachary is a coachable 1B/OF prospect who showed well during the All-America Pre-Season Rookie Tournament. In the field, Zachary starts on the balls of his feet and shows smooth footwork. He fields in a square position and makes a clean exchange. He gets rid of the ball quickly, keeping his throws accurate with life through his target. At the plate, this RHH sets up in an open stance with comfortable hands. He works to barrel up the baseball and sprays to all fields. Overall, Zachary is a solid prospect who has the time and potential to further develop his skills on the field.
10/13/2019 - National Tryout Plus - Hoover (Birmingham), AL
Zachary raised arm velocity to 70 MPH and showed a spike in hitting grades during his last workout in Hoover, AL. At 1B, Zachary has good agility to the ball, he keeps it in front of his body, and works the backhand well. He makes plays consistently, and has a long arm action to his target. On the mound, Zachary has good balance over the rubber and he separates his hands on time. He has a repeatable delivery, a controlled landing toward home plate, and he finishes in a complete position. Offensively, Zachary has a tall/open stance, he loads his hands well, and swings in good rhythm. He has a short/level swing, works the ball gap to gap, and uses his lower body. Hitting numbers improved to 38 and 40 during the workout.
07/21/2019 - Baseball Factory National World Series at Pirate City - Session 2 (Ages 12-14)
Zachary is an athletic and talented 2024 2-way prospect that worked hard all week. At 1B, Zachary works off the bag well, he presents a low/early glove, and plays through the ball. He has good footwork to the ball and has a good arm. He makes good feeds on double plays and picks the ball well. He needs to continue to be on time with his prep step and improve his first step to the ball. At the plate, Zachary starts in an open stance and loads his hands back into the drive position. He creates backside drive with his lower half, he has a direct path to the ball, and looks to use the middle of the field. Zachary had several good AB's throughout the week. He still needs to continue to stay back on the ball and keep his top hand on the bat through contact. On the bump, Zachary attack hitter with his fastball and used his breaking ball for an out pitch. He separates on time, stays in line toward the plate with his stride, but he still needs to continue to work down hill in his delivery. Zachary has a project-able body and we hope to see his progress in the future.