weams Posted June 13, 2017 Share Posted June 13, 2017 Video Against host Vanderbilt University of the baseball-rich Southeastern Conference (SEC), Lowther spun seven innings of four-hit, one-run, eight-strikeout ball in a 15-1 win. He took the victory against the heavily-favored, 43-win Commodores in the June 4 tournament opener. That outing, Xavier head coach Scott Googins said, was Lowther's coming out party. But what came next vaulted Lowther to elite status, and into the sight lines of major league teams. In the prestigious Cape Cod league, Lowther posted a 2.52 ERA – eighth-best in the league – over seven starts and 35.2 innings with the Whitecaps. He also led the CCBL – a renowned breeding ground for major league talent – in strikeouts with 54. "He pitched really well against Vandy and then he went out to the Cape and had a really good summer," Googins told The Enquirer Wednesday. "At that point in time, he really kind of blew up... It's been a little bit of a circus." SP, Zac Lowther, Jr. Xavier, 3.09, 102 IP, 84:30; LHP, low-90s FB, above avg. CB Zac Lowther, LHP (Xavier) | No. 127 Lowther, a 6-foot-2 southpaw, lacks a plus pitch, but his track record of missing bats and barrels speaks for itself. This spring, he set an Xavier school record for strikeouts (115) and ranked third in NCAA Division I in whiff rate (13.4) entering the playoffs. http://m.mlb.com/news/article/235756558/best-2017-draft-prospect-from-each-state/ Tony's Quick Take: Watching the video's he reminds me of Keegan Akin a but may have more armside run on his fastball and his curve is a little tighter. If he can develop a changeup to go with what he has he could really turn into something. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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