Sturdy frame; athletic with broad shoulders; maxed.
7/31/15 - 8/2/15
Myrtle Beach Pelicans (High A, Cubs)
Hustles; professional attitude with respect from teammates.
30; Org. Player
Average bat speed; muscled and rigid swing; minor hitch; moderate load with toe tap; stays balanced; advanced approach; recognizes spin; can beat with velocity inside and up; does not always barrel when making contact.
Average raw power; slight leverage; mostly gap power; plays down in-game due to hit tool.
4.40 home to first; out of box slow; displays more athleticism in field.
Clean routes; first step needs refinement, especially moving backwards; enough athleticism to play corner OF with ease.
Average arm strength with carry; accurate throws.
Zagunis displays an advanced approach at the plate, but lacks the looseness and fluidity I like to see in a swing. The swing is compact but he struggles to reach power velocity. Zagunis was athletic and clean in the OF for the most part, with continued repetition allowing for an average profile in the corners. There is moderate risk due to his shift out of C and lack of time in the upper minors.
Round Drafted: 3rd round, 2014
Why: Athletic C with advanced approach and the potential to stick behind the plate.