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Zane Evans
Name: Zane Christopher Evans
Born: Nov 29, 1991 in Bethlehem, GA
High School: Georgia Tech
College: Georgia Tech
High School: Roswell (Ga.) HS
Ht.: 6'2" / Wt.: 225 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
Drafted in the 4th round (114th overall) by the Kansas City Royals in 2013 (signed for $400,000)
Evans started as a freshman behind the plate for Georgia Tech and has held the job for three years while adding pitching duties. He picked up seven saves in 2012 but had a lighter load this season. Still, some scouts like him better as a pitcher, thanks to a fastball that sits in the mid-90s and touches 96-97, and a power slider in the mid-80s that earns plus grades. As the season progressed, though, Evans was earning more looks behind the plate and likely will be sent out as a catcher, perhaps as early as the third round. His 6-foot-2, 221-pound frame should be durable enough for the job, and he has obvious arm strength. He's not an average defender yet but has improved his receiving, though he still boxes some balls. His sloppy footwork negates his arm strength to an extent, as he had thrown out just 23 percent of basestealers this year. Evans' bat has improved significantly, as he has made more contact to take advantage of his strength and ranked second in the Atlantic Coast Conference with 14 home runs. If his improvement at the plate doesn't hold, there's always the mound.
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