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Zach Daniels

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Zach Daniels
Name: Zachary Aaron Daniels
Born: Jan 23, 1999 in Stockbridge, GA
College: Tennessee
High School: Eagle's Landing Christian Academy, McDonough, Ga.
Ht.: 6'1" / Wt.: 210 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
Drafted in the 4th round (131st overall) by the Houston Astros in 2020 (signed for $400,000)
A toolsy outfielder with plus-plus raw power and plus running ability, Daniels was off to a hot start at Tennessee in the shortened 2020 season, batting .357/.478/.750 with four home runs and eight doubles. If he continued hitting at that level over the course of the season, he would have undoubtedly raised his draft stock, because scouts were concerned about his feel for hitting entering the season. Even with his gaudy 17-game start to 2020 included, Daniels hit just .225/.357/.474 in his career at Tennessee with a 37 percent strikeout rate. Daniels also struggled last summer in the Cape Cod League, where he hit .169/.217/.247 with 37 strikeouts in 35 games. Daniels has shown the ability to play all three outfield spots with his speed and average arm strength, although he spent a decent amount of time this spring as the Volunteers' designated hitter. Scouts mostly had Daniels evaluated in the 11-15 round range in a normal draft, but with his tools, he could go a few rounds higher if a team is optimistic about his hitting progress.
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