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Tournaments | Story | 9/25/2021

Sophomore World Scout Notes: Day 2

Kyler Peterson      Perfect Game Staff      Jered Goodwin      Vincent Cervino      Tyler Russo     
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Sophomore World Scout Notes: Day 1


Starting on the bump for Trosky Platinum 2024 and pitching in his first PG event, Zach Swanson (2024, Castle Rock, Wash.) showed out in a big way. Loud is an understatement for the Oregon State commit’s stuff. Standing at 6-foot-2, 185 pounds, Swanson is built strongly with present strength in his lower-half. The Washington native gets down the mound with exceptional extension and releases from a higher slot. He operated 88-91 and held the velocity over his three innings. The heater showed ride when up in the zone and heavy downhill plane when low. He complemented the fastball with a wipeout slider in the low-80s. The pitch featured sharp and late two-plane break with true swing-and-miss potential. Swanson also mixed in a changeup that flashed just as nasty as the slider. The change lived at 83-84 as he sold it well while replicating his arm speed. It flashed late parachute action with depth. All three pitches stayed on the same plane while tunneling extremely well. The right-hander threw strikes and showed a true three-pitch mix with all having the potential to be plus future offerings. Swanson ended his line with three scoreless, one-hit frames while punching out four. The future is very bright for the hugely talented 15-year-old as he shows all of the traits of a power arm.


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