• Full name Zachary Aaron Franklin
  • Born 10/27/1998 in Marion, NC
  • Profile Ht.: 6'1" / Wt.: 198 / Bats: R / Throws: R
  • School Missouri
  • Drafted in the 10th round (299th overall) by the Chicago White Sox in 2023 (signed for $10,000).
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    Franklin is exceptionally old for the class and is already 24 on draft day, after pitching five seasons with Western Carolina and then moving to Missouri for another season in 2023. He struggled to a 7.45 ERA in the bullpen for Missouri this spring, though he did have a 32.4% strikeout rate and 10.4% walk rate. Franklin averaged 94 mph with his fastball and has been up to 98, and also throws a low-80s slider, mid-80s changeup and mid-70s curveball. He has solid swing-and-miss stuff with all of his pitches, but lacks command.

Career Transactions

  • RHP Zach Franklin assigned to White Sox Organization from ACL White Sox.
  • RHP Zach Franklin assigned to ACL White Sox.
  • Chicago White Sox signed RHP Zach Franklin.
  • RHP Zach Franklin assigned to Missouri Tigers.

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