Zac Lowther

Born: 04/30/1996 (Age: 23)
Bats: Left
Throws: Left
Arm Slot: 3/4
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 235
Primary Position: LHSP
Seconday Position: -
Acquisition Period: 2nd Rd. (CBB), 2017 MLB First-Year Player Draft (BAL)
Entry Point: 4 Yr College
Options Used: N/A
Report Info
Evaluator:
Report Date: July 25th, 2019
Dates Seen: 3x -- June/July 2019
Level: Double-A
Affiliate: Bowie Baysox
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On 40-Man Roster: No
Physical Description
Thick, soft build w/ width through the middle. Not an athlete, but repeats delivery well and controls body.
Mechanical Notes
Repeats well and has natural deception in mechanics that plays stuff up. SWU; closed front side w/ plus extension; compact arm-circle on backside into funky 3/4 slot.
MLB ETA Present Role Future Role Role Description Risk
2020 30 45 Backend Starter High
Pitch Present Future Sitting Range Comments
Fastball Value
Overall Fastball Value 45 50 Life and command play up fringy velocity in starting role.
Life and command play up fringy velocity in starting role.
Fastball Velocity 45 45 90 88-92 Won't overpower, relies on craft. Reaches back for 91-92 and settles in around 90. Seen him 92-94 airing it out in one inning ASG outing, but projects as a starter.
Fastball Velocity
Fastball Movement
Fastball Movement 55 55 Lively FB that gets on hitters quickly, especially down in the zone. Mixes 4sm and 2sm looks.
Lively FB that gets on hitters quickly, especially down in the zone. Mixes 4sm and 2sm looks.
Fastball Command
Fastball Command 45 50 Knows where to place his FB, misses off the edge mostly to armside. Ingredients of solid command w/ continued devleopment.
Knows where to place his FB, misses off the edge mostly to armside. Ingredients of solid command w/ continued devleopment.
Curveball
Curveball 45 50 76 74-77 Tight rotation on long, diagonal slant that's very tough for LHH to stay in on. Effective big league breaking ball.
Tight rotation on long, diagonal slant that's very tough for LHH to stay in on. Effective big league breaking ball.
ChangeUp
ChangeUp 45 50 83 82-84 Best ones stay at armspeed and finish w/ late dive. Occasionally pushes and straightens out, though shows feel for the pitch and projects avg.
Best ones stay at armspeed and finish w/ late dive. Occasionally pushes and straightens out, though shows feel for the pitch and projects avg.
Control
Control 45 50 Pitchability guy w/ plus feel; knows how to mix pitches and hide the ball; everything around the plate, though walk rate has backed up. Learning to nibble against better hitters, think he adjusts and can improve control.
Pitchability guy w/ plus feel; knows how to mix pitches and hide the ball; everything around the plate, though walk rate has backed up. Learning to nibble against better hitters, think he adjusts and can improve control.
Attribute Present Future
Delivery Plus Plus
Athleticism Below Average Below Average
Pitchability Plus Plus
Mound Presence Plus Plus
Overall Summary
Pitchability LHP who can succeed without big velocity. Has the off-speed and control/command to fill a back-rotation role. High-floor prospect that's close to ready.