Zack Collins

Born: 02/06/1995 (Age: 23)
Bats: Left
Throws: Right
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 220
Primary Position: C
Seconday Position: -
Acquisition Period: 1st Rd. (#10 overall), 2016 MLB First-Year Player Draft (CHW)
Entry Point: 4 Yr College
Options Used: N/A
Report Info
Evaluator:
Report Date: July 26th, 2018
Dates Seen: July 8-11, 2018
Level: Double-A
Affiliate: Birmingham Barons
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On 40-Man Roster: No
Physical Description
Sturdy, strong slugger's frame; heavy feet. Weight is not issue now but may need maintenance in next five years.
Swing Mechanics
Slightly open set-up, feet shoulder-width, hands by ear. Toe-tap w short stride, hitches hands into short low load against body, creates upward launch angle, solid extension adds carry.
MLB ETA Present Role Future Role Role Description Risk
2019 40 50 2nd Division Regular Moderate
Tool Present Future Comments
Hit 30 40 Deep count approach; doesn't expand, takes strikes. Swing oriented to lift and power with hand hitch adding length, comes with lots of swing and miss; vulnerability up in the zone due to swing path. Player will walk and K at high rates. Projects to improve early count selectivity or will be regularly behind in counts
Deep count approach; doesn't expand, takes strikes. Swing oriented to lift and power with hand hitch adding length, comes with lots of swing and miss; vulnerability up in the zone due to swing path. Player will walk and K at high rates. Projects to improve early count selectivity or will be regularly behind in counts
Game Power 50 60 Plate discipline will put him into counts to do damage. Already shows feel for opposite field in games. Easy loft.
Plate discipline will put him into counts to do damage. Already shows feel for opposite field in games. Easy loft.
Raw Power 60 60 Combination of bat speed and strength yield power to all fields; natural loft; doesn't need to sell out to impact baseball
Combination of bat speed and strength yield power to all fields; natural loft; doesn't need to sell out to impact baseball
Run 20 20 4.5+ HP to 1B. Has good instincts on bases.
4.5+ HP to 1B. Has good instincts on bases.
Field 45 45 Fringy in all ways: footwork, blocking, framing. Lacks athleticism for significant improvement. Hands and footwork will be good enough to be passable to 1B.
Fringy in all ways: footwork, blocking, framing. Lacks athleticism for significant improvement. Hands and footwork will be good enough to be passable to 1B.
Throw 40 40 No POPs under 2.00; length to transfer and release limit average arm strength
No POPs under 2.00; length to transfer and release limit average arm strength
Attribute Present Future
Athleticism Below Average Below Average
Approach Plus Plus
Instincts Average Average
Baserunning Average Average
Overall Summary
Three true outcomes hitter; hits ball in air with impact when he hits it. Because of his plate discipline, player will get to his power and take walks but also whiff from behind in the count. Profiles as everyday player splitting time between 2nd Catcher, 1B, and DH roles without providing defensive value.