Zach Bryant Portland Sea Dogs Pitcher

       
 
Age: 24
Born: June 5, 1998
Birthplace: Daytona Beach, FL
Height: 6-1
Weight: 200
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
   
Drafted: 15th round, 2019 by CHC
How Acquired: Acquired from CHC for Josh Osich (Feb. 2011)
College: Jacksonville
High School: Spruce Creek (FL)
   

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First Pro Contract: June 21, 2019 (CHC)
Signing Scout: Tom Clark
Signing Bonus: $125,000
Rule 5 Draft Eligible: December 2022
MLFA Eligible: November 2025
   
Pro Debut: July 5, 2019 (AZL Cubs)
Added to 40-man: -
MLB Debut: -
Service Time (1/22): 0 days
Options Remaining: 3 (0 used)
Contract (2022): MiLB contract
   
Twitter: @zbry34
Instagram: @zbry34

 
 
 
 
 
     
  Scouting Report & Links      
         
  Physical Description: Right-hander with a muscular frame. No remaining projection.

Mechanics: Throws from a three-quarters arm slot. Starts on the first base side of the rubber. Delivery has effort. Starts with a wide base. No wind-up. Lot of moving parts in delivery. Long arm action behind where he shows the ball to the batter before coming forward across his body. Lands hard on his front side. Struggles to repeat delivery.

Fastball: 93-95 mph. Tops out at 96 mph. Pitch has late, rising action; has shown the ability to pitch with it up in the zone. Command and control need significant work. Struggles to throw strikes. Potential fringe-average offering.

Slider: 84-86 mph. Short, 10-to-4 break, generally. Shape will vary as he adds or subtracts velocity. Will drop arm slot and get on the side of the pitch too often. Throws often. Potential average offering.
  Career Notes: Grew up a Red Sox fan. Entered college at 240 pounds, but lost a lot of weight and now is extremely muscular, getting into fitness enough that he maintains a personal fitness account on social media. Pitched first two seasons at Daytona Beach Community College. Acquired from the Cubs as the PTBNL for Josh Osich. Participated in the Fall Performance Program in 2021.

Summation: Potential mid-minors depth reliever. Ceiling of an organizational reliever. Fastball has many of the traits teams look for, but has really struggled to control it in 2022. Secondary offerings lag behind and development of his slider will determine his long-term potential if he can figure out his control. Slider needs refinement and improved consistency, as it does not have the bat-missing ability of his fastball and is not a pitch hitters need to worry about right now.

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Scouting Report Update (3.11.2022)
 
   
     
    Pitching Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age w l era g gs sv ip h r er hr hbp bb so whip k/9 bb/9
2017 Daytona Beach CC MidFL NJCAA --- 19 3 2 3.98 24 0 1 31.2 31 19 14 2 0 19 35 1.58 9.95 5.40
  2018 Daytona Beach CC MidFL NJCAA --- 20 6 5 4.34 21 1 2 56.0 57 30 27 2 0 17 59 1.32 9.48 2.73
  2019 Jacksonville AtlSun NCAA --- 21 3 2 3.48 28 0 12 31.0 20 14 12 0 0 19 44 1.26 12.77 5.52
  2019 AZL Cubs 2 Ariz Rk ChC 21 1 0 1.13 5 0 1 8.0 4 2 1 0 0 4 11 1.00 12.38 4.50
  2019 Eugene Emeralds Nwst A- ChC 21 0 1 1.35 7 0 1 13.1 13 3 2 0 2 4 13 1.28 8.78 2.70
  2020 Season Cancelled --- --- ChC 22 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
  2021 Greenville HAE A+ Bos 23 3 3 3.54 37 0 6 48.1 31 25 19 6 1 18 65 1.01 12.10 3.40
2022 Portland Sea Dogs East AA Bos 24 1 4 7.64 28 0 0 33.0 31 29 28 9 4 24 30 1.67 8.18 6.55
2022 Portland Sea Dogs East AA Bos 24     stats                            
   
     
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  Awards   SoxProspects.com Awards  
  All Atlantic Sun Second Team (2019)
Red Sox Minor League Relief Pitcher of the Month (July 2021)
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