July 24, 2021

2020 Draft Prospect: Zac Veen (Royals Review)


The top of the 2020 is fairly college-heavy, with Spencer Torkelson, Austin Martin, Nick Gonzales, Asa Lacy, and Emerson Hancock all expected to from NCAA action to among the first five or six pick in the draft. If there was a high school player to interrupt a string of collegiate selected at the top of this draft, the growing consensus seems to be that it will be outfielder Zac Veen.

Veen seems to be gaining steam in mock drafts and rankings, with many seeing the left-handed hitter as a five-tool player with perhaps the highest upside in the draft. He started gaining attention last summer excelling on the summer showcase, and got off to a hot start this year before play was halted. Standing at 6’5’, Veen added about 20 pounds of muscle last winter with the potential to bulk up even more as he grows into his frame.

Veen has a wide stance with a smooth left-handed swing that almost looks effortless. Baseball America praises his swing for having “natural leverage and good loft” that generates good bat speed and generates plus power that could “eventually reach double-plus.” With his size and his swing, you can see why he gets compared a lot to Dodgers outfielder…

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