68. Zach Arnold, SS, Great Oak HS, Temecula, Calif.
Source: HS • Ht: 6-2 • Wt: 175 • B-T: R-R • Commitment/Drafted: Oregon
Arnold led Great Oak (Temecula, Calif.) HS to the CIF-Southern Section Division 3 championship game at Dodger Stadium this spring while emerging as an intriguing draft prospect. The 6-foot-2, 175-pound Arnold is an athletic shortstop with a good frame who projects to grow into more power. He makes hard contact against good pitching, has an above-average arm and is an above-average runner. He’s a quick, instinctive defender at shortstop and projects to hit enough if he has to slide to third base. Arnold lacks history on the showcase circuit and pressed at times when large groups of evaluators showed up, so not everyone got a good look at him. Those who saw Arnold well are interested in buying him out of an Oregon commitment.