10/05/2016 - Arizona Freshman/Sophomore Fall Classic
Zane 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. Behind the plate, feet are aggressive and active as he works in line to his target, through a clean transfer / exchange as he gets rid of the baseball quickly. Pop times have improved as he threw his lowest to date at 2.03 with accuracy / carry on his throws. Time will continue to improve as he builds more arm strength through a long toss program. Receiving / blocking tools show as quality tools that will play well at the next level as he continues to develop. At the plate, hitting abilities have improved through an athletic setup. Hands are quick (80 mph exit velocity) and work through a level swing path. He has strength in his lower half and he works to stay inside the ball to utilize all fields through a line drive approach. Mental makeup is a plus as he is very coachable and is a hard worker as he plays with a lot of energy.
04/10/2016 - College PREP - Plano (DFW), TX
Zane continues to progress on the diamond. Behind the plate, he sits in well with flexion and tracks pitches into a soft mitt. He is quick to body up pitches in the dirt and center the ball off of his chest. Exchange is quick/clean with pop times of 2.14. At 3B - Zane works around the GB with fluid footwork. He gathers well and works in-line toward his target. Offensively, this RHH stands in well with centered balance with rhythm to load. He remains selective and waits for his pitch. He barrels the ball up and looks to drive it to all parts of the field. This 2019 grad has a ton talent with a very bright future ahead of him.
07/25/2014 - Baseball Factory National World Series at Pirate City
Zane is a versatile player who wants to excel and be coached. Behind the plate, he is a high energy player who understands the ins and outs of catching. Improving his arm strength will help him improve at the catching position as well as honing his blocking skills. As a hitter, Zane has a very good load, keeps his hands back until he is ready to swing, he has a quick barrel delivery and is very balanced. His timing needs to get better and he needs to focus on working down to the ball then leveling off and finishing through.
04/13/2014 - Interactive Video Program - Plano (DFW), TX
Zane is a skilled 2-way player as a C/3B. Behind the dish, he sits in athletically and tracks the ball into his mitt. He is quick around pitches in the dirt, and centers them off of his chest. At 3B, Zane shows good pre-pitch footwork as he moves into position behind the ground ball. He fields the ball cleanly and fires throws across the diamond with carry. With the bat, this RH shows smooth separation with good rhythm. He hits the ball where it's pitched and drives it to all parts of the field. Overall abilities in his game will improve with work on the following.
1. Arm strength
1. More aggressiveness
1. Swing path
2. Weight transfer