Zach Haake - Baseball - University of Kentucky Athletics 39


  • height 6-4
  • Weight 215
  • class Junior
  • Hometown Breese, Ill.
  • Previous School John A. Logan College

• 2018 MLB Draft Prospect, No. 54 (Baseball America)
• 2018 MLB Draft College Prospect, No. 66 (D1 Baseball)
• 2018 Draft SEC Prospect, No.15 (Baseball America)
• 2018 Draft SEC Prospect, No. 20 (D1 Baseball)
• 2017 No. 6 JUCO Prospect (Perfect Game/Rawlings)
• All-Great Rivers Athletic Conference Team (2017) 

Considered one of the top junior college pitchers making the transition to Division 1 baseball…Good size with projection…Mid-90s fastball with good secondary stuff…Tall, lanky pitcher…Needs to be more aggressive but would slot well as a weekend starter or late-inning guy…Doesn’t realize just how good he can be yet..Has Division I experience.

In 2017, went 8-1 with a 2.52 ERA…In 78.2 innings allowed 56 hits, 22 earned runs, 37 walks, 91 strikeouts…Struck out 10.41 strikeouts per nine innings, allowed just two home runs and .198 batting average against…Ranked in top 50 nationally in strikeouts and ERA… Rated No. 6 JUCO prospect by Perfect Game…Was GRAC All-Conference honoree and NJCAA Pitcher of the Week…Played for Kyle Surprenant.

Began his collegiate career at Arkansas State in 2016, where he went 2-0 with a 6.57 ERA in 11 appearances…Struck out 12 in 12.1 innings…Started two games for the Red Wolves…Made his collegiate debut against Milwaukee on 3/4.

Four-year letterman at Mater Dei Catholic High School…Was a pitcher and outfielder…Went 3-1 with a 1.69 ERA as a junior…Played for Travis Gebke…Also played basketball and golf in high school…2015 basketball team was regional, sectional and super-sectional champs while finishing fourth in the state of Illinois.

Full name is Zachary Thomas Haake…Pronounced “Hockey”…Born in Belleville, Ill…Parents are Bryan and Teresa…Has a younger sister, Elyse, and two younger brothers, Mitchell and Luke…Honor Roll student at Mater Dei Catholic…Made visits to the Breese Nursing Home and sang Christmas carols at a local assisted living home…Favorite MLB team is the St. Louis Cardinals…Picked the Wildcats because of the family atmosphere in the program…Major is Communication.

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