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May 01, 2004 - May 02, 2004   Gold
  16

Perfect Game Field at Veterans Memorial Stadium - Cedar Rapids, IA
Zach Zirbel
RHP 1B, 3B, SS 6-1 185   R/R

FB
87
60
7.69
40
OF
IF
1B
C
Pop
Range
87
CB
76
SL
CH
Split
Knuckle
Exit Velo
Distance
RHP/IF Zach Zirbel: Zirbel is an athletic looking 6-1 right handed pitcher who has signed to go to Northern Iowa next fall. We think he’s going to be a very effective college pitcher. Zirbel was 83-85 mph on his fastball during the Spring League games and did a good job of maintaining his velocity as he got deep into his pitch count. He juiced it up to 87 mph consistently during the Spring Showcase but had trouble getting the pitch down in the strike zone. Zirbel’s best pitch for both quality and command is his 73-76 mph curveball/slurve. This pitch is hard and sharp and even when Zirbel is struggling to locate his fastball, he can drop the hammer into the strike zone at any count. With his strength, overall athleticism and arm speed, it’s easy to see Zirbel as a high 80’s pitcher in a couple years as he matures. If he maintains his present curveball, that combination is going to get lots of college hitters out.
PG Grade 8.0




Mar 20, 2004 - Apr 25, 2004   Red Hogs
  8

Perfect Game Field at Veterans Memorial Stadium - Cedar Rapids, IA
Zach Zirbel
RHP 1B, 3B, SS 6-1 185   R/R

FB
60
40
OF
IF
1B
C
Pop
Range
CB
SL
CH
Split
Knuckle
Exit Velo
Distance




Sep 20, 2003 - Sep 21, 2003   Green
  4

Perfect Game Field at Veterans Memorial Stadium - Cedar Rapids, IA
Zach Zirbel
RHP 1B, 3B, SS 6-0 180   R/R

FB
85
60
7.63
40
OF
IF
78
1B
C
Pop
Range
85
CB
72
SL
CH
Split
Knuckle
Exit Velo
Distance
Zirbel is an "04" RHP/1B from Iowa. At 6'0/180 he has a good lean strong body. He showed excellent power hitting potential in CR but his future is on the mound. Out of 3/4 slot he threw easy mid 80s with a nice 80-82 cutter. His breaking ball was a sharp 12-6 curveball at 72 mph. The fastball, cutter, and curve are all good pitches that should get even better. His arm works real easy, it's quick and without tension. Zach could end up being a big time college pitcher.
PG Grade 7.0