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Tony Zych

RHP | MarinersSEA
Tony Zych
Name: Anthony Aaron Zych
Born: Aug 7, 1990 in Monee, Ill. USA
High School: St. Rita of Cascia HS, Chicago
College: Louisville
Ht.: 6'3" / Wt.: 190 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
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Drafted in the 4th round (129th overall) by the Chicago Cubs in 2011 (signed for $400,000)
Zych led the Cape Cod League with 12 saves last summer, when scouts voted him the circuit's top prospect after he dealt 97 mph fastballs during the all-star game. After using him sporadically as a starter in his first two seasons, Louisville has kept him in the bullpen this spring and he has thrived. He has worked at 94-97 mph all season, with a high of 99. His fastball gets on hitters quickly thanks to some funk in his delivery. Zych's arm action isn't pretty and puts some stress on his shoulder, but it adds to his deception and doesn't hamper his control. He's an athletic 6-foot-3, 188-pounder whom the Cardinals recruited as a two-way player who could contribute in the middle infield, where he saw some action as a freshman. Zych has the mental toughness to handle late-inning assignments and shouldn't require much time in the minors. Whether he becomes a closer or set-up man depends on how consistent his mid-80s slider becomes. He doesn't miss as many bats as he should because his fastball can get straight and his slider can flatten out.
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