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Zac Lowther

#34 | LHP | OriolesBAL
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Zac Lowther
Name: Zacary William Lowther
Born: Apr 30, 1996 in Brooklyn Heights, OH
High School: Cuyahoga Falls (Ohio) HS
High School: Xavier
College: Xavier
Ht.: 6'2" / Wt.: 235 lbs
Bats: L / Throws: L
Drafted in the supplemental 2nd round (74th overall) by the Baltimore Orioles in 2017 (signed for $779,500)
Lowther doesn't throw particularly hard, but his combination of fastball angle and deception has cut a swath through the Big East, as he struck out 99 batters in 64 regular season innings while posting a solid 3.38 ERA. The big lefty was even better in the Cape Cod League last summer where he led the league with 54 strikeouts and only five walks in 35.2 innings. His stuff was down a little this spring from the 87-92 mph range he sat at on the Cape. Now he's typically pitching mostly at 86-89, touching 91. Lowther hides the ball well in his delivery and he is generally around the strike zone. He has some late run on his fastball from a low three-quarters release point. He uses his fastball to set up a slurvy breaking ball. It's too big to be called a true slider, but it shows two-plane action with some late bite that allows him to use it to get in and under the bats of righthanded hitters; it appears as more of a fringy offering but plays up because of Lowther's deception. He has a fringy changeup that he will mix in intermittently. Lowther doesn't have a lot of upside, but as a physically imposing college lefty with the ability to generate swings and misses and a resume with plenty of success and strikeouts, he should hear his name called somewhere between the fourth to sixth round.
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