Zach Schellenger Salem Red Sox  |  Pitcher

     
 

Age: 23
Born: January 9, 1996
Malvern, PA
Height: 6-5
Weight: 210
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Drafted: 6th round, 2017
How Acquired: Draft
College: Seton Hall
High School: Devon Prep (PA)

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Scouting Scratch (10.18.2018)

Physical Description: Ideal pitcher's frame. No remaining projection. Mature, filled-out frame.

Mechanics: Mid-to-low three-quarters arm slot. Drop and drive. Opens early with front side and has inverted W action. Quick arm. High-effort delivery.

Fastball: 93-95 mph when healthy. Hard cut in on right-handers and sink. Average command. Sat 88-91 mph in brief 2018 Spring Training look, which squared with reported 2017 velocity. Reportedly has hit as high as 100 mph and sat in the high 90s during college, but hasn't reached that velocity as a pro. Regardless, projects as plus at velocity shown in late 2018.

Slider: 83-86 mph when healthy. Has advanced feel for pitch. Shows tilt and bit. Can throw for strikes in the zone and get hitters to chase out of the zone.  Sat just 77-78 mph in 2018 Spring Training.

Changeup: 78-80 mph. Fairly straight. Fringe-average potential. May already have scrapped the pitch.

Career Notes: Impressed scouts during a strong showing in the Cape Cod League in 2016, but  biceps tendinitis limited him during his junior year at Seton Hall. Missed significant time in 2018 with back issues and a shoulder impingement, but dominated during brief return late in the season. Participated in 2018 Fall Instructional League.

Summation
: Future middle relief profile. Has potential to move quickly, but biggest question mark is ability to stay healthy. Has impressed with fastball/slider combination when healthy. 

 
   
  Pitching Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age w l % era g gs sv ip h r er hr bb so whip k/bb k/9
  2015 Seton Hall NCAA Coll --- 19 2 3 0.400 4.97 8 6 0 25.1 36 16 14 1 8 18 1.74 2.25 6.39
  2016 Seton Hall NCAA Coll --- 20 4 4 0.500 4.34 30 2 6 45.2 47 26 22 2 21 70 1.49 3.33 13.80
  2017 Seton Hall NCAA Coll --- 21 2 0 1.000 2.08 10 0 1 13.0 7 4 3 0 5 23 0.92 4.60 15.92
  2017 GCL Red Sox GCL Rk Bos 21 0 0 --- 6.00 3 1 0 3.0 1 2 2 0 6 4 2.33 0.67 12.00
  2018 GCL Red Sox GCL Rk Bos 22 0 0 --- 1.50 6 1 0 6.0 2 1 1 0 1 8 0.50 8.00 12.00
  2018 Greenville SAL A Bos 22 0 0 --- 1.74 9 0 0 10.1 7 5 2 0 3 17 0.97 5.67 14.81
  2019 Salem Car A+ Bos 23     stats                            
  2019 Portland East AA Bos 23     stats                            
   
  Additional Player Info  
  Pronunciation: SKELL-en-jerr
First Pro Contract:
June 23, 2017 by Ray Fagnant (BOS)
Signing Bonus: $175,000
MiLB Debut: August 18, 2017 (GCL)
MLFA Eligible: November 2023
Rule 5 Draft Eligible: December 2021
Added to 40-man: -
MLB Debut:
-
MLB Service Time (through 2018):
-
Options Remaining
: 3 (0 used)
Contract (2019): MiLB Contract
Trade Restrictions
: -
     
  Awards
Red Sox Minor League Relief Pitcher of the Month (August 2018)
SoxProspects.com Awards
2019 SoxProspects.com Pre-Season All-Star

 

  

 
 

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