Zachary Gingrich punched his ticket to Boston with authority.
Set to show what he can do as an outfielder for the Orange Team at the upcoming New Balance Baseball Future Stars Series Main Event, set for September 29-October 1, the Texas State commit made sure he’d be there with an impressive home run at the National Combine in Nashville.
Truth be told, it was the culmination of years of work in the FSS system and elsewhere to get to this point — he was first seen at the National Tournaments in Lake Charles back in 2021 — but making that kind of impression certainly didn’t hurt.
My experience with Future Stars has been nothing shy of amazing,” Gingrich said. “After being invited to the regional event in Dallas 2 years ago, Mr. (Jeremy) Booth (FSS president and CEO) has consistently believed in my potential. The Future Stars Staff has continually helped improve my physical and mental game to make me the best I can be. And I have really enjoyed being able to share the field with some exceptional players. ”
Zachary Gingrich, CF (2024) – Smithson Valley HS
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At six-foot-one, and 195 pounds, Gingrich has continued to develop into an impressive all-around athlete and is also impressive on the mound as a right-handed pitcher, although he’s currently not expected to be on the mound this coming weekend.
With that said, the focus since leaving Shelby Park has mostly been on what he can do at the plate, as he’s taken a lot of the instruction received from the FSS’ vast development staff to heart.
“What I’ve been working on since the National Combine is creating more power and learning to spread it to the opposite field,” Gingrich said. “I received a lot of great instruction from Coach Greg Jacobs on just how to do that. The development at Future Stars events is the best of the best. I have left a better hitter at every event I’ve been to. Robbie Moen and Pat Murphy have been insightful and have helped me work on my mental approach which evolves at each new level of the game.”
Set to show what he can do on the big stage — Gingrich says he’s excited to see what big-leaguers get to experience on a day-to-day basis, and to play on the same field where many moments he’s seen on TV have happened — he knows he’ll need to put all of that into action to leave another favorable impression on a big crowd of big-league scouts and execs who will be in Boston all weekend long..
“I’m looking forward to the opportunity to show all my late nights at the gym, my diligence to fundamentals in the cage, and speed training are elevating me closer to the potential that the Future Stars Series staff has helped me believe is possible,” he said.
“Hard work and hustle have always been at the core of my game, and I hope to show how I have built on that core with additional power and pitch recognition to be competitive at the next level. I also hope that my excitement to play with the best of the 2024 class and be their teammate is apparent on and off the field.”
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