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Zech Zinicola

RHP | OriolesBAL
Zech Zinicola
Name: Zechry J. Zinicola
Born: Mar 2, 1985 in Loma Linda, Calif. USA
High School: Arlington HS, Riverside, Calif.
College: Arizona State
Ht.: 6'1" / Wt.: 220 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
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Drafted in the 6th round (181st overall) by the Washington Nationals in 2006 (signed for $147,500)
Most college players live on campus as freshmen; Zinicola lived in a mobile home his parents brought from California. The oldest of six children, Zinicola is both a free spirit and a bulldog, particularly out of the bullpen, where he's shown closer moxie and led the Sun Devils in saves the last two seasons. Some scouts believe he's eccentric, while others see an immature player who won't play by the rules. He missed one weekend this spring with an academic suspension, and he's considered signable. An unsigned 44th-round pick out of high school (Braves), Zinicola spent his first two seasons both hitting and pitching, but in 2006 he had only one at-bat and settled into the bullpen after two starts. His stuff plays well in a relief role, as he's pumped his low 90s fastball as high as 95 mph while showing an average changeup with split-finger action. His slider remains inconsistent, and to be a big league closer Zinicola will have to hit his spots more consistently.
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