Zac Ryan Scouting Report & Game Video

Position: RHP
Height/Weight: 6’1″, 201 lbs.
Bats/Throws: R/R
Birthdate: May 28, 1994
Hometown: Merrillville, Ind.
School: Georgia Tech
FV (20-80): 50 (Relief; Setup)
MLB ETA: 2019

Dates Observed: May 24, 2018

Team/Organization: Inland Empire 66ers (Los Angeles Angels)
League/Level: California League (High-A)
Scouting Notes: Max effort reliever with great intensity and adrenaline on the mound; a bit physically undersized, but gives high three-quarters look with decent command down in the zone, plus plane that plays up considerably when he lives down around the knees. Great competitiveness; works quickly, max effort, throws hard with good power look … Fastball sat 92-95 in my late May look here; paired it with an 81-84 slider, and a firm 85-88 changeup without a ton of natural life or tumble, but sold with good arm action and great arm speed through the zone to release; just enough velo differential on change to get off the barrel. Slider shows good tilt, some depth; throws it very hard with tight spin out of the hand; hard enough to use in on LHH too … Timed him 1.37 – 1.43 to the plate with a runner on first base … Fastball/slider combo looks good, probably about average overall for power profile and high-leverage late inning work. Control ahead of command; power combo will miss a ton of bats at the High-A level; strikeout rate should come back to earth a little bit at higher levels, but Zac Ryan could get a shot with the Angels as a setup-many type of some sort (45-50 FV) before too long. Experienced college arm from Georgia Tech, too old for the Cal League; may move relatively quickly knowing that, plus his no-nonsense short-relief approach.

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