07/17/2018 - Baseball Factory National World Series at Pirate City - Session 1 (Ages 12-14)
Zachary continues to show steady progress his baseball abilities. Behind the plate, pop times showed in the 2.68 range with accuracy on his throws. Times will continue to drop as he builds more arm strength through a long toss program. Feet are quick in gaining ground through a clean transfer / exchange. He shows a solid setup, sticks balls well in the zone, and utilizes his body well through the blocking process but needs to work to get down sooner. At the plate, he shows a squared setup. Hands are quick and work through an aggressive approach. He makes consistent contact through a line drive approach with power showing best to the pull side. On the mound, fastball showed a range of 58-60 mph. Breaking ball displays 3/9 shape with across break. He slows arm speed on his changeup, tipping off pitch to hitters. Mental makeup is a plus as he has a great personality, is very coachable and works hard to be the best player he can be.
04/29/2018 - Interactive Video Program - Fort Myers, FL
Zachary raised defensive grades, lowered pop times, and improve velo on the mound during his last workout with the Factory. Behind the plate, Zachary tracks the ball well, he sits in low, and shows good footwork. He has soft hands, a clean release, and accuracy with pop times as low as 2.64 to 2nd base. On the mound, Zachary has a clean arm action, he works in good rhythm, and has a controlled landing with a complete finish toward home plate. Offensively, Zachary has an athletic set-up, good balance, and he loads well. He stays behind the ball, makes consistent/level contact, and uses his lower body Zachary improved both hitting and power grades to 35 and 30 respectively. Overall abilities can improve with work on the following.
1. Blocking range
2. Arm accuracy
1. Long toss
2. Stride inline towards the plate
1. Bat speed
2. Use entire field
04/30/2017 - Interactive Video Program - Fort Myers, FL
Zackary is a RHP/C who will graduate in 2023. Behind the plate, he displays a quiet body and tries to work around. He moves his feet well as he blocks pitches in the dirt and fires low throws down to 2B. On the hill, this RHP keeps his eyes locked in and delivers from a hi 3/4 arm slot. He has a clean arm action and stays balanced throughout his delivery. At the plate, Zackary sets up square and gets back into a load. He tracks the ball well and keeps his hands inside as he sprays pitches from gap to gap. Overall abilities in his game will improve with work on the following.
1. Quicker footwork
2. Develop soft hands
3. Quick exchange to throw
1. Be a strike thrower
2. Stronger frontside
3. Lower 1/2 drive off rubber
1. Develop rhythm
2. Improve bat speed
3. Lower 1/2 drive