• Full name Zachary Tyler Fruit
  • Born 04/12/2000 in Dundee, MI
  • Profile Ht.: 6'4" / Wt.: 203 / Bats: R / Throws: R
  • School Eastern Michigan
  • Drafted in the 9th round (271st overall) by the Baltimore Orioles in 2023 (signed for $40,000).
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    The 6-foot-4 Fruit enjoyed a nice junior season at Troy in which he struck out 92 across 69.2 innings pitched. A likely reliever professionally, Fruit’s calling card is his fastball which averaged 95.1 mph this season. It is a lively pitch with some natural arm side run and carry through the strike zone. Fruit supplements his fastball with a sharp, above average slider with plenty of horizontal action. This season it had a miss rate of 42% and projects to be a swing-and-miss pitch at the next level.

Career Transactions

  • RHP Zach Fruit assigned to Aberdeen IronBirds from FCL Orioles.
  • Baltimore Orioles signed RHP Zach Fruit.

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