03/22/2015 - National Tryout - Oklahoma City, OK
Zachary showed strictly as a SS in his most recent outing with Baseball Factory. Defensively, he worked efficient footwork and body control to make plays on-time with his sure glove. He generated momentum to throw, using his lower half, and was consistently on-line and accurate. He needs to continue to strengthen his arm, and add fluidity to his arm action. Offensively, he displayed quick hands and flashed front side extension. He generated good bat speed by rotating his core, but could improve by adding more lower half drive hitting off a stiff front leg. Overall - Zachary is an intriguing player that has another year to add strength to his game in preparation for the next level.
07/30/2014 - Baseball Factory National World Series at Pirate City - Session 1
Zachary continues to show steady play in his baseball abilities. At 2B, he takes good first steps and is fluid in his approach and displays range to both sides. He displays sure hands in making the plays but needs to need to be more aggressive on balls to continue to improve grade. At the plate, he shows an athletic setup with balance. Hands are and work through a level line drive approach, mainly to the pull side. Hitting grades will continue to improve as he works to keep hands inside the ball to utilize all fields. Power numbers will continue to improve as he learns to use his lower half more. Mental makeup is a plus as he is very coachable and works hard to be the best player he can be.
07/14/2014 - College PREP - Carrollton (DFW), TX
Zachary continues to work hard on his skills. Defensively at 2B, he shows active/agile footwork as he range good lateral range. He has clean actions and works in-line toward his target. In the OF, he is aggressive to track down balls hit into the gaps. He plays through the ball well and delivers accurate throws into his target. At the plate, he has a simple approach with good balance. Barrel delivery is short/direct as he connects and drives the ball.
04/13/2014 - College PREP - Plano (DFW), TX
Zachary is a 2B who is sure handed. Defensively, he shows good prep and works into a square fielding position. He has a clean exchange and loose arm, delivering accurate throws across the diamond. Working from the ground-up will help him to stay down on the ground balls. At the plate, Salomon shows a square setup with good balance. He swings on a level path and squares up the ball. More extension through the zone will help increase power at the plate. Only a 2016 grad - Zachary still has time to develop his game.