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Zack Collins

Zack Collins

C | B/T: L/R | 6' 3" 220 | Age: 24
Draft: 2016 (Rd: 1, #10, Chicago White Sox) - Miami
Pembroke Pines, FL USA
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Stats

PA AB R H HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2019 102 86 10 16 3 12 0 .186 .307 .349 .656
1 Season 102 86 10 16 3 12 0 .186 .307 .349 .656
AVG HR RBI SB OPS
2019 .186 3 12 0 .656
1 Season .186 3 12 0 .656

Standard MLB Batting Statistics

SeasonTmLGGPAABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSHBPAVGOBPSLGOPS
2019 CWS AL 27 102 86 10 16 3 1 3 12 14 39 0 0 1 .186 .307 .349 .656
*: All Star Season, Rankings AL/NL: Top 5 10 15 20      Click for Chart.

Advanced MLB Batting Statistics

SeasonTmLGPATBLOBSACSFBABIPXBHGIDPGIDPONPP/PAK/PAHR/PABB/KISOROEWO
2019 CWS AL 102 30 33 0 0 .295 7 1 6 453 4.44 .382 .029 .359 .163 .163 0

Scouting Report

Scouting grades: Hit: 40 | Power: 55 | Run: 30 | Arm: 50 | Field: 45 | Overall: 45

Collins starred in college at Miami, leading the Hurricanes to the College World Series in 2015 and 2016 and topping NCAA Division I with 78 walks in the latter season. The White Sox loved his combination of power and on-base ability, and they bet the 10th overall pick in 2016 and a $3,380,600 bonus that they could refine his defense behind the plate. After three pro seasons, his strengths and weaknesses are quite similar to what they were when he turned pro.

On the positive side, Collins' combination of bat speed, strength and launch angle with his left-handed swing gives him prodigious power to all fields. He's willing to wait for a pitch he can drive and parlayed his patience into a Double-A Southern League-best 101 walks in 2018. He has significantly improved his game-calling since entering pro ball.

Collins' inclination to work counts and take hittable pitches also leads to strikeouts, as does his tendency to get long with his swing and become pull-conscious, resulting in a .234 batting average and a 30 percent whiff rate in his first three pro seasons. While he doesn't have to hit for a high average to be productive, it still remains to be seen if he can make it as a catcher. He lacks soft hands and is a shaky receiver, and his solid arm strength plays down because of a slow transfer and sinking action on his throws.


Statcast - Batting

Season Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Launch Angle XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON Hard Hit % K % BB %
2019 453 47 7 14.9 90.7 15.3 .195 .437 .285 .317 .469 48.9 38.2 13.7
ALL 453 47 7 14.9 90.7 15.3 .195 .437 .285 .317 .469 48.9 38.2 13.7
MLB 40553 6.3 87.5 11.2 .251 .412 .317 .318 .371 34.5 21.7 8.3

Transactions

Team Date Transaction
06/24/2016 Chicago White Sox signed C Zack Collins.
06/27/2016 C Zack Collins assigned to AZL White Sox.
07/06/2016 AZL White Sox activated C Zack Collins from the temporarily inactive list.
07/14/2016 C Zack Collins assigned to Winston-Salem Dash from AZL White Sox.
07/25/2016 Winston-Salem Dash placed C Zack Collins on the 7-day disabled list. Concussion.
08/01/2016 Winston-Salem Dash activated C Zack Collins from the 7-day disabled list.
01/23/2017 Chicago White Sox invited non-roster C Zack Collins to spring training.
07/07/2017 Winston-Salem Dash placed C Zack Collins on the temporarily inactive list.
07/10/2017 Winston-Salem Dash activated C Zack Collins from the temporarily inactive list.
08/15/2017 C Zack Collins assigned to Birmingham Barons from Winston-Salem Dash.
01/22/2018 Chicago White Sox invited non-roster C Zack Collins to spring training.
01/22/2019 Chicago White Sox invited non-roster C Zack Collins to spring training.
04/04/2019 C Zack Collins assigned to Charlotte Knights from Birmingham Barons.
05/09/2019 Charlotte Knights placed C Zack Collins on the 7-day injured list.
05/18/2019 Charlotte Knights activated C Zack Collins from the 7-day injured list.
06/18/2019 Chicago White Sox selected the contract of Zack Collins from Charlotte Knights.
07/16/2019 Chicago White Sox optioned C Zack Collins to Charlotte Knights.
09/03/2019 Chicago White Sox recalled C Zack Collins from Charlotte Knights.