Zach Schellenger Salem Red Sox Pitcher

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

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Pronunciation: SKELL-en-jerr
First Pro Contract: June 23, 2017 (BOS)
Signing Scout: Ray Fagnant
Signing Bonus: $175,000
Rule 5 Draft Eligible: December 2021
MLFA Eligible: November 2023
   
Pro Debut: August 18, 2017 (GCL)
Added to 40-man: -
MLB Debut: -
Service Time (1/19): 0 days
Options Remaining: 3 (0 used)
Contract (2019): MiLB contract
   
Twitter: @ZachSchellenger
Instagram: @skell35

 
 
 
 
 
     
  Scouting Report & Links      
         
  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. Subpar control.

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. Jumped over High-A to earn a promotion to Portland after 2019 spring training, but struggled badly at the level and was sent down to High-A in May. Participated in Fall Instructional League in 2019.

Summation
: Future middle relief profile. Has potential to move quickly, but biggest question marks are control and the ability to stay healthy. Has impressed with fastball/slider combination when healthy. 

Links
Notes from the Field (5.2.2018)
Scouting Scratch (10.18.2018)
 
   
     
    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 1 1 0.500 5.75 26 0 2 38.0 28 24 23 6 23 51 1.42 2.22 12.75
  2019 Portland East AA Bos 23 0 0.000 8.71 7 0 1 10.1 19 11 10 1 6 9 2.42 1.50 7.84
   
     
    2020 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
2020 - - - - 24     stats                            
   
     
  Advanced Stats & Splits
   
     
  Awards   SoxProspects.com Awards  
  Red Sox Minor League Relief Pitcher of the Month (August 2018)   2019 SoxProspects.com Pre-Season All-Star  
   

   
     
     
     
 
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