Zac Lowther

Born: 04/30/1996 (Age: 23)
Bats: Left
Throws: Left
Arm Slot:
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: September 7th, 2018
Dates Seen: 3x -- April/August/September 2018
Level: High A
Affiliate: Frederick Keys
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On 40-Man Roster: No
Physical Description
Medium frame, thick build, broad through shoulders and hips. Durable look.
Mechanical Notes
Low-maintenance semi-windup, repeats well, quiet and on-line finish. Full arm-circle, slight inverted-w in the back, deceptive 3/4 slot shows the ball late.
MLB ETA Present Role Future Role Role Description Risk
2020 P 45 Swingman High
Pitch Present Future Sitting Range Comments
Fastball Value
Overall Fastball Value 45 50 Command and life play up FB despite limited velocity.
Command and life play up FB despite limited velocity.
Fastball Velocity 40 40 89-90 86-91 Won't overpower, relies on movement and command.
Fastball Velocity
Fastball Movement
Fastball Movement 55 55 Throws downhill very well given average height and lower arm-slot. Rides when up in the zone. Gets lots of bad swings for 89-91.
Throws downhill very well given average height and lower arm-slot. Rides when up in the zone. Gets lots of bad swings for 89-91.
Fastball Command
Fastball Command 50 55 Rare command for a pitcher this age and level. Pounds lower-third of the zone, strikes to both sides, moves FB around at will.
Rare command for a pitcher this age and level. Pounds lower-third of the zone, strikes to both sides, moves FB around at will.
Curveball
Curveball 50 50 75 73-77 Slow CB w/ tight rotation and long downer shape. Tough for lefties to stay in on. Executes it w/ consistency of veteran pitcher.
Slow CB w/ tight rotation and long downer shape. Tough for lefties to stay in on. Executes it w/ consistency of veteran pitcher.
Slider
Slider 45 45 80 78-83 Mixes a true SL w/ more lateral action, good feel to wrinkle it when needed. Makes the tilt longer to lefties, lands in the zone or expands down/away for chases.
Mixes a true SL w/ more lateral action, good feel to wrinkle it when needed. Makes the tilt longer to lefties, lands in the zone or expands down/away for chases.
ChangeUp
ChangeUp 45 50 84 83-85 Third pitch, didn't use much first time through lineup. Showed AVG fade action w/ fair separation off fastball. Usable/fringy at present, future avg w/ more show.
Third pitch, didn't use much first time through lineup. Showed AVG fade action w/ fair separation off fastball. Usable/fringy at present, future avg w/ more show.
Control
Control 50 55 Polished strikethrower, lands all his pitches in the zone. Competes, works fast, poised and competitive mound presence. Leans heavily on his FB and will need to show off-speed more frequently against better hitters.
Polished strikethrower, lands all his pitches in the zone. Competes, works fast, poised and competitive mound presence. Leans heavily on his FB and will need to show off-speed more frequently against better hitters.
Attribute Present Future
Delivery Plus Plus
Athleticism Average Average
Pitchability Plus Plus
Mound Presence Plus Plus
Overall Summary
Polished lefty w/ plus pitchablity and deception. Ceiling of swingman or lesser #5 starter on the strength of command and feel. Given finesse approach, want to see him prove it in the upper-minors before bumping into the FV 50 tier.