Zac Susi

ZAC SUSI, CATCHER
Born: October 30, 1996
Height: 6’1″
Weight: 200
Bats: Left
Throws: Right
Drafted: 12th Round, 354th Overall, 2018
How Acquired: Draft
High School/College: University of Connecticut
Agent: N/A

WTM’s PLAYER PROFILE

Susi was rated 326th overall among prospects by Baseball America coming into the 2018 draft.  BA called him a big, physical catcher with some defensive skills, although they noted that he added weight and lost some quickness and agility behind the plate.  He has an above average arm and gets good marks for his hard work.  Despite good size, he’s a contact-oriented hitter and hasn’t shown power yet due to a slow bat.  Overall, he hit 286/362/376 as a sophomore and 335/429/402 as a junior.  Susi appears to have major league potential as a backup due to the defense and on base skills.  He signed quickly.

2018
R+:  273/373/273, 44 AB, 6 BB, 10 K, 1-2 SB
A-:  206/324/254, 63 AB, 3 2B, 11 BB, 17 K, 1-1 SB

The Pirates assigned Susi to Morgantown initially.  He split time behind the plate with Grant Koch, who was taken in the fifth round and so figured to get more of the playing time.  In early August, the Pirates moved Susi down to Bristol and he was the primary catcher there the rest of the season.  He didn’t do much at the plate beyond showing good plate discipline.  He threw out 28% of base stealers overall.

Susi could move up to Greensboro and back Koch up there.

CONTRACT INFORMATION
2019: Minor league contract
PLAYER INFORMATION
Signing Bonus: $125,000
MiLB Debut: 2018
MLB Debut:
MiLB FA Eligible: 2024
MLB FA Eligible:
Rule 5 Eligible:
Added to 40-Man:
Options Remaining: 3
MLB Service Time: 0.000
TRANSACTIONS
June 6, 2018: Drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 12th round, 354th overall pick; signed on June 11.