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Jan 14, 2006 - Jan 14, 2006   Navy  16
Drew Prater Baseball Express - St. Peters, MO
Zach Blanchard
C IF 6-0 190   R/R

FB
60
40
OF
IF
1B
C
78
Pop
1.85
Range
CB
SL
CH
Split
Knuckle
Exit Velo
Distance
Zach Blanchard is a 2006 catcher/infielder from Nixa HS in Nixa, Missouri, with a solid and stocky 6'0"/190 pound frame. Zach is a right handed hitter that hits from a closed off stance and makes consistent contact at the plate. He has good presence behind the plate and frames well. Blanchard is a good receiver and has a strong arm at 78 mph with 1.85 pop time. He is a very good defensive catcher and a very good catch and throw guy. Zach is a solid student as well.
PG Grade 8.5




Dec 28, 2004 - Dec 30, 2004   5-Dark Green  5
Terry Park - Ft. Myers, FL
Zach Blanchard
C IF 5-11 175   R/R

FB
79
60
7.45
40
OF
IF
1B
C
75
Pop
2.02
Range
79
CB
72
SL
CH
Split
Knuckle
Exit Velo
Distance
Blanchard is a 5-11 junior catcher from Missouri who appears bigger and stronger than his listed size. He also plays third base and pitches. Blanchard uses his strength well at the plate. He has a nice rock back load and when he keeps his weight closed and back generates very good bat speed with a gap to gap power approach. Blanchard has a high leg kick and lots of hand movement and might benefit from simplifying his approach a bit, but the raw talent is there to be a nice hitter at the next level. Defensively, Blanchard showed good arm strength with a long arm stroke and release. He still needs to work on his shifting and blocking fundamentals. Blanchard looked pretty good defensively in a short look at third base and made one nice diving play to get an out. Blanchard threw a couple of very effective innings, showing a 78-79 mph fastball with life and a 69-72 mph breaking ball that had some serious bite to it at times. One of our scouts felt that with his breaking ball (a Major League breaking ball”) that Blanchard had more potential on the mound than as a catcher. Blanchard is a good student.
PG Grade 7.5