• Full name Zyhir Antonio Hope
  • Born 01/19/2005 in Chesapeake, VA
  • Profile Ht.: 6'0" / Wt.: 193 / Bats: L / Throws: L
  • School Colonial Forge
  • Drafted in the 11th round (326th overall) by the Chicago Cubs in 2023 (signed for $400,000).
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    School: Colonial Forge HS, Stafford, Va. Source: HS

    Commit/Drafted: North Carolina
    Age At Draft: 18.5
    An athletic outfielder and lefthanded hitter, Hope turned in the third-best run time at the 2022 East Coast Pro, clocking a 6.34-second 60-yard dash time that trailed only Georgia outfielder Kyle Henley and Florida shortstop Adrian Santana. That’s an 80-grade run time and makes Hope one of the speediest players in the class. Despite that speed, he played right field in high school, though scouts believe he can certainly handle center field at the next level. Hope has a line drive-oriented swing from the left side, with quick hands, but has shown a tendency to expand the zone and chase at times—particularly against secondaries. His overall bat-to-ball skills will need to improve as well and both of those offensive questions were on display at the 2023 MLB Draft Combine high school game, where Hope went 1-for-5 with four strikeouts. Hope has been cross checked heavily this spring, but the North Carolina commit is expected to be a tough sign and could become a dynamic runner and defender in the ACC from day one.

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  • OF Zyhir Hope assigned to ACL Cubs.
  • Chicago Cubs signed OF Zyhir Hope.
  • OF Zyhir Hope assigned to College Workout.

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