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2020 MLB Draft Profile: Zac Veen

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Even for a Marlins organization with so much outfield depth, Zeen’s combination of hit tool and projectability could be hard to pass on.

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Zac Veen 2020 MLB Draft Profile

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Zac Veen is a 2020 OF from Port Orange, Florida and plays his high school ball at Spruce Creek HS. Veen is one of the most exciting top prospects to watch in the 2020 MLB Draft. After making his verbally commitment to the University of Florida in the spring of his junior season, Veen played summer ball with the Orlando Scorpions Founders Club team. He also played in the Perfect Game and Under Armour All-American Game.

The first thing that jumps out at you with Zac Veen is his bat. He is one of the top hitting prospects with a high floor and even higher ceiling. He makes a lot of contact and can drive the ball well to all fields. His power is one of the best out of all the draft-eligible high schoolers. That should continue to improve once he starts to fill in his large frame.

Veen is a tall, athletic prospect with lots of room to grow. He’s an average defensive player with not a lot of range.

Strengths

  • Great bat-to-ball skills
  • Very projectable
  • Lots of power potential
  • Exciting prospect
  • Great swing
  • Excellent bat speed
  • Creates leverage
  • Fast hips that helps generate power

Weaknesses

  • Had some issues against tough competition
  • Doesn’t have center field range
  • Likely to be moved to a corner outfield position
  • Average runner

Pro Comparison: Cody Bellinger

Projection: Top 10 draft pick

Bottom Line

Zac Veen is going to be a first-round pick and will mostly likely be a top-ten pick. There’s also a good chance Veen might be the first high school prospect taken in the 2020 MLB Draft. Veen has the tools be a consensus All-Star at the next level. His bat and power will continue to improve as he’s started to add some solid weight. At 6’4”, 195, he could add about 20-30 pounds of muscle to really tap into that raw power he possess.

The Miami Marlins have a ton of top outfielder prospects in their farm system—they wouldn’t reach for Veen unless they emphatically believe him to be the best available prospect at the #3 overall pick. It’s a complicated draft cycle for Miami considering how many games and showcases are being halted by coronavirus concerns, but looks like they’ll have plenty of options to choose from.