Zac Lowther

Born: 04/30/1996 (Age: 22)
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 50 Backend Starter High
Pitch Present Future Sitting Range Comments
Fastball Value
Overall Fastball Value 50 50 Pitchability and command play FB to avg despite limited velo.
Pitchability and command play FB to avg despite limited velo.
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 55 60 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 Loopy CB w/ tight rotation and long downer shape. Tough for lefties to stay in on.
Loopy CB w/ tight rotation and long downer shape. Tough for lefties to stay in on.
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 55 60 Polished strikethrower, lands all his pitches in the zone. Competes, works fast, poised and competitive mound presence. Pitches heavily off FB right now, will need to mix speeds earlier in games at higher levels.
Polished strikethrower, lands all his pitches in the zone. Competes, works fast, poised and competitive mound presence. Pitches heavily off FB right now, will need to mix speeds earlier in games at higher levels.
Attribute Present Future
Delivery Plus Plus
Athleticism Average Average
Pitchability Plus Plus
Mound Presence Plus Plus
Overall Summary
Polished lefty w/ plus pitchability and deception. Lacks a swing/miss pitch to profile higher in a rotation, but the command and know-how could make him a #5 starter.