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South Side Sox Top Prospect No. 70: Zach Remillard

This versatile defender has shown some pop as well

Flex time: Remillard is just pitcher and catcher time short of playing every position on the diamond.

Zach Remillard
200 pounds
Bats: Right
Age: 25
SSS rank among all third basemen in the system: 5

Remillard was a four-year starter with Coastal Carolina and enjoyed a respectable first three seasons with the Chanticleers, combining for a .251/.317/.369 slash line with 12 homers, 95 RBIs, 48 walks (6.95%) and 120 strikeouts (17.37%) over 605 at-bats. He became an entirely different hitter his senior season, however, by sacrificing strikeouts in order to swing for the fences; in 2016, he slashed .345/.392/.617 while hitting 19 homers, 81 RBIs, 19 walks (5.96%) and 81 strikeouts (25.39%). As a result of Remillard’s defensive versatility and power boost, Remillard was selected in the 10th round of that year’s MLB draft.

Remillard has been a fairly consistent hitter in the Sox organization — hitting .248/.296/.382 over three years, with a combined 23 homers, 118 RBIs, 56 walks (5.05%) and 263 strikeouts (23.69%) over 1,016 career at-bats. He had arguably his best season last year in 380 at-bats with Winston-Salem, slashing .250/.316/.395 with 11 homers, 52 RBIs, eight stolen bases, 30 walks (7.16%) and 103 strikeouts (24.58%) in 103 at-bats.

While Remillard has shown some positive traits offensively, he really shines on the defensive level. He played every position with the exception of the battery in 2018, and did so quite well. He committed just 14 errors despite playing myriad positions, and was recognized by Baseball America last preseason as having the best infield arm in the organization. Remillard is making the most out of his organizational-depth, utility-man status, and should be a lock to be the primary utility player for the Barons in 2019.

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2019 South Side Sox Top 100 Prospects

70. Zach Remillard, 3B
71. Luis Martinez, RHSP
72. Zach Lewis, RHSP
73. José Nin, RHRP
74. Colton Turner, LHSP
75. Jhoandro Alfonso, C
76. Ramon Beltre, 2B
77. Charlie Tilson, CF
78. Hunter Kiel, RHRP
79. Jason Bilous, RHSP
80. Nick Johnson, RHRP
81. Danny Dopico, RHRP
82. Harvin Mendoza, 1B
83. Logan Sowers, RF
84. Maiker Feliz, 3B
85. Brayan Herrera, RHSP
86. Craig Dedelow, LF
87. Wilber Pérez, RHSP
88. Kyle Kubat, LHRP
89. Johan Dominguez, RHRP
90. Mitch Roman, 2B
91. Ty Greene, C
92. Tanner Banks, LHSP
93. Jake Elliott, RHRP
94. Kevin Escorcia, LHRP
95. Luis Rodriguez, RHSP
96. Ian Dawkins, LF
97. Victor Diaz, RHRP
98. Travis Moniot, LF
99. Will Kincanon, RHRP
100. Brian Clark, LHRP

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