New York Yankees Prospect Profile: Zach McAllister, RHP

Posted: 28th March 2010 by Greg Fertel in MLB
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Zach McAllister was born on Dec. 8, 1987 and grew up in the town of Chillicothe in Illinois. He was drafted out of high school by the New York Yankees in the third round of the 2006 draft. When drafted, McAllister's size stood out. The guy is just built like a starting pitcher. He stands 6'6" tall and weighs 230 pounds, although his weight has fluctuated since becoming a member of the Yankees organization. Because of his size and pitcher's build, he immediately drew comparisons to Phil Hughes, the Yankees top pitching prospect at the time. Because of his repertoire, he also was compared to Jeff Marquez, one of the team's better prospects at the time, but obviously nowhere near as good as Hughes. This was always a more reasonable comparison. After signing for $368,000, McAllister got into g ...

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