- Full name Ryland Douglas Christian Zaborowski
- Born 05/13/2002 in Laguna Hills, CA
- Profile Ht.: 6'5" / Wt.: 215 / Bats: R / Throws: R
- School Yavapai JC
School: Miami (Ohio) Source: 4YR
Commit/Drafted: Never Drafted
Age At Draft: 21.2
Zaborowski stood out in high school for his massive 6-foot-5 frame and gaudy exit velocity numbers off the bat. He ranked as the No. 442 player in the 2020 class, but made it to campus at Grand Canyon, where he struggled to hit in 2021—he slashed .226/.318/.355 in 32 games—and then transferred to Miami (Ohio). Before he started his Redhawks career, Zaborowski had a solid turn in the Appalachian League, where he hit .372/.500/.694 with nine home runs. During the 2023 season Zaborowski finally tapped into his huge raw power at the NCAA level, and hit .300/.402/.686 with 20 home runs and 14 doubles. Now listed at 6-foot-6, 235 pounds, Zaborowski sets up with a crouched, even stance and has a toe tap load before firing his hands through the zone with minimal pre-pitch movement. He has a tendency to hit around the baseball and pull out to the left field side, so he doesn’t project as an average hitter given that and his contact issues (26% miss rate, 25.6% strikeout rate), but he has plus raw power and has the ability to drive the ball out of most parks. Zaborowski has played a bit of third base and first base, but he is likely limited to first base in pro ball.
At 6-foot-5, 210 pounds, Zaborowski passes the eye test with his tall, strong frame, but it’s likely that the Grand Canyon commit will make it to campus in the fall. He generates impressive exit velocities on contact and gets good loft while using all fields. Despite having an above-average arm, Zaborowski is a below-average defender at the hot corner, lacking the footwork and quickness needed for the position. He will likely wind up across the infield especially if he continues to get bigger. A below-average runner, Zaborowski is better underway and won’t be a base clogger, but speed won’t be a big part of his game. Zaborowski fits the mold of a player who will greatly benefit from three years of college ball, so look for him to be more of a draft prospect in 2023.