2012 LHP Zack Erwin

Duluth (GA) High School 2012 left-handed pitcher Zack Erwin is receiving attention from several colleges. Zack talked with Gene's Page about his pitching as well as how his recruiting is going.

Zack Erwin Profile:

What are the different pitches that you throw?
"I have a two-seam (fastball) that tails away. I also have a slider that pretty much breaks on the same plane but the other way. And I have a split-finger change that drops straight down."

Your command, during the game I saw you pitch in, was really good. Would you say that's a strong point of yours?
"Yeah, I would say that. I'm not going to overpower anybody throwing 86 and 87 (miles per hour), so I just try to hit my spots."

Have you picked up your velocity the past year or two?
"Yes sir, definitely. The last time my velocity was clocked was my freshman year. I was consistently 78 (miles per hour)."

Your fastball has a lot of sink. I would assume you get a lot of ground ball outs.
"Yeah, mostly. Every once in awhile I will leave one up when it doesn't move as much and sometimes they can hit it pretty good."

What schools are showing interest in your at the moment?
"There are several - Mercer, Georgia Southern, Georgia Tech, Kennesaw State, Georgia College, and Mississippi State just started. They contacted me today (Tuesday, July 12th)."

What are your plans in regard to choosing a college?
"I am going to see what else comes along because all the colleges started talking to me about two or three weeks ago."

What is your height and weight?
"I am 6-5 and weigh 175 pounds."

[I personally saw Zack pitch at the 17U World Wood Bat Association National Championship tournament held in Marietta, GA and the surrounding area on July 12th (see video below). He consistently threw his sinking two-seam fastball 86-87 mph. There were numerous pro scouts and college coaches at the game watching him pitch. Although he currently throws 86-87 miles per hour, due to his size and effortless delivery he is projected to add more velocity to his pitches. - Gene]

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