• Full name Zackary Nicholas Kone
  • Born 11/05/1996 in Plantation, FL
  • Profile Ht.: 6'3" / Wt.: 202 / Bats: R / Throws: R
  • School Duke
  • Drafted in the 13th round (384th overall) by the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2018 (signed for $166,700).
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    Though he didn't draw quite as much buzz as Duke teammates Griffin Conine and Jimmy Herron, Kone was a Cape Cod League all-star in the summer of 2017 and has been a three-year starter for the Blue Devils with a track record of hitting. Kone has inconsistent--and sometimes violent--righthanded swing mechanics, but he has excellent feel for barreling the baseball and could hit more consistently with some polish. A thick-bodied shortstop at 6-foot-3, 200 pounds, Kone throws with a plus arm that could also play at third base if he outgrows the position. Kone shows average raw power in batting practice but hasn't yet been able to unlock it in games. He's an intriguing prospect whose value would increase if he can smooth over his rough edges in the batter's box.

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