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Zach Haake

#33 | RHP | RoyalsKC
Northwest Arkansas Naturals Northwest Arkansas Naturals
Zach Haake
Name: Zachary Thomas Haake
Born: Oct 8, 1996 in Belleville, IL
College: Kentucky
Ht.: 6'5" / Wt.: 186 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
Drafted in the 6th round (182nd overall) by the Kansas City Royals in 2018 (signed for $297,500)
After pitching sporadically at Arkansas State as a freshman, Haake transferred to John A. Logan (Ill.) JC for his sophomore season, showed power stuff and became one of the key signees in Kentucky's 2017 recruiting class. Haake began his Wildcats career in the bullpen as a power setup man, but moved to the weekend rotation after Zack Thompson went down with an elbow injury. In short stints, he's been electric, including two perfect innings when matched up against Florida's Brady Singer. But Haake has not shown the ability to succeed a second time through the order, which explains why is overall stats are ugly. There are scouts who see him as a starter, as Haake will flash three above-average pitches. His 93-97 mph fastball earns 70 grades from some scouts, while his 82-85 mph slider is a plus pitch and he'll flash an above-average 86-88 mph changeup at his best. Haake lands onto a stiff front side and he gets off-line, which impacts his control at times, but his arm action is clean. Haake's stuff will likely push him into the third or fourth round, despite an ugly stat line. He's most likely a power reliever in pro ball, but with three pitches, there's still plenty of reasons to dream.
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