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Jan 10, 2004 - Jan 11, 2004   Navy
  19

Terry Park - Ft. Myers, FL
Leonard Zalopany
3B 1B 6-4 210   L/R

FB
60
7.36
40
OF
IF
85
1B
C
Pop
Range
CB
SL
CH
Split
Knuckle
Exit Velo
Distance
Zalopany is an angular 6-4, 210 lb. corner infielder and left handed hitter who can really put a jolt into the ball. He doesn’t have a pretty fundamental swing like many left handed hitters but he lets everything fly and generates impressive leverage and torque to his swing. Zalopany looks like the kind of hitter who a pitcher can work over if he’s spotting the ball well but the minute he makes a mistake, the ball’s over the outfielder’s head (like 2 of his hits in Fort Myers). Zalopany has soft hands at third base and enough arm strength to play the position at the next level, although a bit more lower body quickness would benefit him. Leonard should get some serious draft interest and he has committed to Hawaii.
PG Grade 9.0




Jun 13, 2003 - Jun 15, 2003   Royal
  14

University of Nebraska - Lincoln, NE
Leonard Zalopany
3B 1B 6-4 205   L/R

FB
60
7.67
40
OF
IF
82
1B
C
Pop
Range
CB
SL
CH
Split
Knuckle
Exit Velo
Distance
It will be interesting to watch Zalopany develop over the next few years. He’s a big, strong kid with a big league body and some tools that warrant following. Right now Zalopany classifies as a power/power player. He has average to above average arm strength in the field. Although he played more first base in Lincoln than third base, he showed the kind of agility at first that will make him a good defender at that position and leads us to believe he could handle the hot corner very well. At the plate, Zalopany shows good bat speed and the potential to hit with some serious power in the future. He has a hitch in his swing now that needs to be worked through, but, again, that could just be a matter of repetitions with wood. Zalopany is one of those players we would really like to see more of. We have a hunch that we only saw parts of what he is truly capable of. We don’t get to Hawaii as often as the rest of the country. Leonard did show us enough to know he’s a big time college prospect. Could be a big sleeper.
PG Grade 8.5