Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Scouting the 2017 Draft: Luke Heimlich and Zac Lowther

Luke Heimlich, LHP, College(Oregon St).  6'0", 190 lbs.

2017:  8-1, 0.76, 94.1 IP, 20 BB, 106 K.
2016:  7-4, 3.53, 86.2 IP, 25 BB, 63 K.

A terrific junior season has propelled Heimlich into late first round consideration in some draft rankings.  He's a pitchability guy with a FB that sits 89-91 but has reached 93 on occasion this season.  He commends a 3 pitch mix well.  I see him as more of a 2'nd or 3'rd round talent.


Zac Lowther, LHP, College(Xavier).  6'2", 235 lbs.

2017:  3-4, 3.38, 64 IP, 28 BB, 99 K's.

Lowther is a big, burly lefty who made a name for himself in the 2016 Cape Cod League where he led the league in K's.  Command/control issues have held him back from being dominant in college ball.  He throws hard with a FB that goes 92-93 MPH.  His size, left-handedness and CCL pedigree makes him a classic Giants pick and they historically don't mind drafting guys with command issues.  If he is still on the board when the Giants make their second pick at #58, I'll call it for Lowther right now.

1 comment:

  1. Starting to look forward to the draft. Read a mock draft that said the Giants are linked to several up the middle prospects like UNC products (SS) Logan Warmath (sp)? and Brian Miller (cf). Hope they draft by best player available and not by need with their 1st pick.