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Zach Pop

#79 | RHP
Baltimore Orioles Baltimore Orioles
Zach Pop
Name: Zachery M. Pop
Born: Sep 20, 1996 in Brampton, Ontario Canada
High School: Notre Dame SS, Brampton, Ontario
College: Kentucky
Ht.: 6'4" / Wt.: 220 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
Drafted in the 7th round (220th overall) by the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2017 (signed for $147,500)
On most college teams, Pop would be a moment-of-truth reliever, but as senior lefty Logan Salow has filled that role, Kentucky has been able to use Pop as a hard-throwing setup man. Pop, a native of Brampton, Ontario, who has pitched for the Canadian Junior National Team, has a plus 94-96 mph fastball that touches 98. It has late life, but Pop has poor control. His delivery has some effort but there's also some deception; he cuts off his front side and throws across his body from a lower three-quarters arm slot. His potentially above-average hard 85-88 mph slider gives him a second above-average offering, although he needs to improve its consistency. At its best the slider is tight with late break. He's also toyed with a below-average changeup. Pop left a game in late April with an arm injury and had not returned by mid-May, clouding his status as the draft approached.
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