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Mark Zagunis

Born: 02/05/1993 (Age: 22)
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0" Weight: 215
Primary Position: RF
Secondary Position: LF
Sturdy frame; athletic with broad shoulders; maxed.
Evaluator Tucker Blair
Report Date 08/05/2015
Dates Seen 7/31/15 - 8/2/15
Affiliate Myrtle Beach Pelicans (High A, Cubs)
MLB ETA Risk Factor OFP Video
2017 Moderate 40 No
Tool Future Grade Report
Hit 40 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.
Power 30 Average raw power; slight leverage; mostly gap power; plays down in-game due to hit tool.
Baserunning/Speed 45 4.40 home to first; out of box slow; displays more athleticism in field.
Glove 50 Clean routes; first step needs refinement, especially moving backwards; enough athleticism to play corner OF with ease.
Arm 50 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.

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