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Jun 12, 2004 - Jun 13, 2004   Teal  2
5-Plex - Player Development Complex - Ft. Myers, FL
William Zukowski
OF IF, RHP 5-10 165   R/R

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60
40
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85
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William Zukowski is a live bodied 2005 outfielder from Peru, IL, who we’ve seen before at various events. He didn’t run the 60 in Fort Myers because of a minor leg muscle injury, but this kid can fly. We’ve had him down to first base as low as 3.99 and he has excellent first step base stealing quickness. Zukowski’s speed obviously plays well in the outfield and he has very good arm strength with above average accuracy. He can definitely play high level college defense in centerfield. Zukowski’s game approach at the plate is much better than his batting practice swing. In BP, Zukowski pulls off the ball badly, cutting himself off with a wristy swing that doesn’t produce much bat speed. He might be trying to pull and loft the ball, which definitely isn’t his profile. During games, Zukowski is much more balanced to the ball. He makes solid contact to all fields and had three game hits, including a very hard hit double to right centerfield. If he puts the ball in play, especially on the ground, Zukowski can ignite an offense with his speed. Very athletic player with great instincts and a bright future. William is a very good student.
PG Grade 8.0




Jan 02, 2004 - Jan 04, 2004   14-Cedar  10
5-Plex - Player Development Complex - Ft. Myers, FL
William Zukowski
OF IF, RHP 5-10 165   R/R

FB
60
7.01
40
OF
83
IF
1B
C
Pop
Range
CB
SL
CH
Split
Knuckle
Exit Velo
Distance
William Zukowski -- Zukowski is a very young junior outfielder from Illinois with a couple of very good tools. He has a wiry 5-10 body and a multitude of quick twitch muscles. Ignore the 7.03 60 time on the wet turf, Zukowski is ultra quick and can really get down the line in a hurry. We had him multiple times between 4.0 and 4.1 to first base on full swings. He's a plus MLB runner! In addition, Zukowski’s arm from centerfield is Major League average. The question for Zukowski’s future will be his bat. He hits from a no load, no stride stance right now and just doesn’t have the strength or rhythm to create bat speed or a level swing path right now with wood. If he can make some adjustments in his approach and add some strength, Zukowski is going to be an impact player at the next level because he already does so many things well. He’s a good student, also.
PG Grade 8.0