• Full name Zachary Richard Veen
  • Born 12/12/2001 in Port Orange, FL
  • Profile Ht.: 6'3" / Wt.: 190 / Bats: L / Throws: R
  • School Spruce Creek
  • Drafted in the 1st round (9th overall) by the Colorado Rockies in 2020 (signed for $5,000,000).
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    Veen started to raise eyebrows as a junior in high school, when he went on a bit of a home run binge in Florida, including homering against the top prep pitcher of the 2019 draft class, Matt Allan. While Veen didn’t attend USA Baseball’s PDP League, he was quick to impress evaluators with his exceptionally smooth and loose lefthanded swing and elite frame. After packing on around 20 pounds of muscle over the offseason, Veen stands at 6-foot-5, 200 pounds—still with room to add more strength. Veen has one of the best batting eyes of the prep class and brings a patient approach to the table. He frequently gets into deep counts and waits for a specific pitch to hit. His swing has natural leverage and good loft that should allow him to continue tapping into his ever-increasing raw power, which is at least plus now and could eventually reach double-plus. There are some swing-and-miss tendencies at the moment and critics wonder about his ability to handle velocity and adjust to offspeed stuff away, though most scouts believe he’ll be an above-average or better hitter thanks to his batting eye, the looseness of his operation and the way his hands work during his swing. Veen plays center field for his high school team, but he’ll be stretched there as a pro, especially as he adds weight. He’s a fine runner now but could eventually become fringe-average or below and will fit best in a corner, where he should have more than enough power to profile. He’s a solid defender with good arm strength. Veen has one of the more high-upside tools profiles in the class thanks to his power potential, swing and frame. After entering the season toward the back of the first round, the Florida commit is now one of the favorites to be the first high school player selected in a class that’s heavy on college players at the top.

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Career Transactions

  • Hartford Yard Goats transferred OF Zac Veen from the 7-day injured list to the 60-day injured list.
  • Hartford Yard Goats placed OF Zac Veen on the 7-day injured list.
  • Hartford Yard Goats activated OF Zac Veen from the 7-day injured list.
  • Hartford Yard Goats placed OF Zac Veen on the 7-day injured list retroactive to April 27, 2023.
  • Hartford Yard Goats placed OF Zac Veen on the temporarily inactive list.
  • OF Zac Veen roster status changed by Colorado Rockies.
  • Colorado Rockies invited non-roster OF Zac Veen to spring training.

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