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Zack Gelof

#18 | SS | AthleticsOAK
Las Vegas Aviators Las Vegas Aviators
Zack Gelof
Name: Zachary Dunn Gelof
Born: Oct 19, 1999 in Rehoboth, DE
High School: Cape Henlopen HS, Lewes, Del.
College: Virginia
Ht.: 6'3" / Wt.: 205 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
Drafted in the 2nd round (60th overall) by the Oakland Athletics in 2021 (signed for $1,157,400)
Gelof was a talented two-way player at a strong Cape Henlopen program in Lewes, Del., and was the Delaware Gatorade Player of the Year in 2018. He made it to Virginia after the Indians drafted him in the 38th round and has been a consistent offensive presence for the Cavaliers since stepping on campus. Gelof hit .300/.380/.464 with eight home runs in 57 games this spring and has a solid all-around tool set to go with his solid track record as a hitter in the ACC. Gelof has above-average raw power, though most of his in-game homers have gone to left field this spring. That’s not to say he’s a super pull-oriented hitter, as he has the ability to shoot balls to the opposite field, but for now his power plays mostly to the pull side. Gelof has no issues at all catching up to velocity and hammered fastballs this spring, but has struggled with secondary pitches, particularly recognizing and driving breaking stuff. He does have a knack for the barrel and lowered his strikeout rate this spring, but at times gets off-balance in his swing. Scouts seem split on his defensive ability, with some seeing an above-average defender with average arm strength at the hot corner, and others believing he’ll need to move to a corner outfield position in the long term because he’s struggled to throw from multiple arm slots. Gelof is an average runner but has good instincts on the bases and went 31-for-38 (82%) in stolen base attempts in his career.
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