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Zach McRoberts – Strong defensive catcher with HR power and speed. Available early 2018

Zach McRoberts is very strong defensive catcher with homerun power out of the University of the Cumberlands (NAIA). In his senior year Zach was named team captain and received numerous recognitions including the conference runner-up for the glove glove award as catcher and second team all-conference honors.

In 2014 at a summer collegiate pro tryout, Zach had the best pop time at 1.77, and had the 5th best 60 time at 6.61 amongst all players. In the HR power showcase he was in the top four of all players and led the group after the first round with 8 home runs (link).

In the summer of 2016, he joined the Florence Freedom of the Frontier League as a bullpen catcher. He practiced with the team regularly but never got the opportunity to sign.

In 2017, Zach signed his first pro ball contract in the Thoroughbred League and showcased his skills by hitting .330 with 4 HR and 30 RBI in 80 abs (stats not verified at publication).

At the plate Zach has shown good discipline and bat control over the years, drawing many walks with low strikeout numbers. He prides himself at being a good situational hitter and using all parts of the field.

In 2016-2017, Zach volunteered at a local high school as an assistant coach and is open to an youth team assistant coaching role with any club that signs him.

Any club searching for a strong defensive catcher who possesses speed, leadership and a power bat is encourage to reach out to Zach with any questions or interest.


DEMOGRAPHICS

Date of birth: 1993-08-06

Birthplace / Current Residence: Maysville, Kentucky United States of America

Passports held: U.S.

Height and weight: 6′ / 220lbs

Bats / Throws: R/R

Primary position(s): Catcher

Secondary position(s): 1B, Dh, P  (not since 2014)


PERSONAL

Education: Bachelor of Science in Public Health, Bachelor of Science in Exercise Sports Science, Minor in Criminal Justice (Dean’s list X 3)

Hobbies and Interests: Weight lifting, fishing, helping others, working on our family farm, getting involved in the community

Post baseball career plans: To get a Masters in Epidemiology or take over family owned furniture store business. Continue in baseball as a coach

Relationship status: Single and free to travel the world

Recent injuries or illnesses: None


BASEBALL BACKGROUND

College

2011-2016: University of the Cumberlands, NAIA

Other baseball

2014 Rowan Patriots, All-American Collegiate League

 

Professional Experience

2017: Blazers, Thoroughbred Baseball League

 

Accomplishments/Achievements

2017: Signing of first pro contract (Link)

2016: Second Team All-Conference (Link)

2016: Academic All-Conference (Link)

2016: Conference Gold Glove Catcher Runner Up

2016: Nominated Team Captain

2015-2016: Academic All-American (Link)

2014-2015: Academic All-American (Link)

 

Coaching Experience

2016-2017: High School Assistant Coach


STATISTICS

COLLEGE AND SUMMER (S) BASEBALL STATS
Year AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB AVG OBP SLG
2017* 80 10 0 4 30 20 10 0.330
2016 123 11 30 8 0 4 20 28 17 1 0.244 0.390 0.407
2015 Injured, did not play TJ Surgery
2014 S 62 9 20 4 0 2 18 11 8 0 0.323 0.421 0.484
2014 132 17 34 3 0 1 17 27 26 2 0.258 0.389 0.303
2013 60 4 17 4 0 0 12 8 8 0 0.283 0.378 0.350
2012 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0.000 0.667 0.000

REFERENCES

Brad Shelton – Head Coach, University of the Cumberlands. Email: baseball@ucumberlands.edu

“Zach was a high character leader in our program. He has worked very hard throughout his career to become the best player he can be. He was one of the top defensive catchers in our conference and developed into an offensive threat his senior year. He runs well and is mobile behind the plate. He is very strong and has power to all fields. He understands the game & how to attack hitters. He calls a very good game behind the plate and makes his pitching staff better.”

Rob Buchanan – Manager, Thoroughbred Baseball League. Email: Online message submission


SIGNING PREFERENCES

If a club offered him a place to stay and a job, Zach would be willing to pay HALF his flight expenses.

He is available in early 2018 and has no future obligations that would require him to return home. He is open to all living arrangements including a dorm type setting with a shared bedroom.


CONTACT

Email: zmcroberts21@gmail.com

Phone/Whatsapp: +1 (606) 748-1538

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/zach.mcroberts?ref=bookmarks


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