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Draft 2008
Draft Central

Zach Collier (Credit: Larry Goren)

Biographical Data
Player Name:Zach Collier
School:Chino Hills HS (Calif.)
School Type:High school
Academic Class:Senior
Weight:185 lbs.
Report Date(s):03/24/08
Game(s):Anaheim Lyons Tournament -- Cypress

Focus Area
Hitting Ability:Collier has a little wiggle and is short to the ball with a high finish. He makes good contact.
Power:He has real power now and more to come. Most of his power is to center field, but he's got some pop to the pull side as well..
Running Speed:He's got pretty good speed, clocking a 6.8-second 60-yard dash.
Base running:He's not bad, but with more instruction, he should be better and be able to steal more bases.
Arm Strength:He shows an arm that's a tick below-average in games, but it should be average in time.
Fielding:He plays right field on his high school team, but he should be playing center in high school.
Range:He has the instincts and range for center, though eventually he'll profile as a corner guy as he fills out.
Physical Description:Collier has a developed body, broad shoulders and a trim, high waist. There's plenty of room for growth.
Medical Update:Healthy.
Strengths:Athleticsm, power, tools, strength.
Weaknesses:He's young -- just 17 -- and hasn't had much instruction; he should be getting looks in center instead of right.
Summary:Collier began the year behind other California high school outfielders like Aaron Hicks and Anthony Gose. He closed the gap with some strong performances this spring, showing some big-time power in some big games. He's still very raw, but with some more instruction, a whole lot could be unlocked.