Zack Collins

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Zachary Allen Collins

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Catcher Zack Collins was picked 10th overall in the first round of the 2016 amateur draft, by the Chicago White Sox out of the University of Miami, where he had been named a Baseball America All-American at the end of his senior year. After a few games with the AZL White Sox just to get his feet wet that season, he was assigned to the Winston-Salem Dash of the Carolina League, where he hit .258/.418/.467 in 36 games, with seven doubles and six homers, scoring 24 runs and driving in 18. In 2017, he returned to Winston-Salem. While he was only hitting .214 after 75 games, he was selected to play in the 2017 Futures Game, sharing catching duties with Chance Sisco. He also played briefly for the AA Birmingham Barons before the end of the season, ending the year at .224/.370/.445 in 113 games, with 20 doubles and 19 homers.

Collins spent the entire 2018 season with Birmingham where he hit .234 in 122 games but again showed good power with 24 doubles and 15 homers. he also drew 101 walks, giving him an excellent OBP of .382 in spite of his relatively low batting average. He moved up to AAA with the Charlotte Knights at the start of the 2019 season. After 50 games, he was hitting .250 with 9 homers when he got the call to Chicago on June 17th, when the White Sox had to place starting C Welington Castillo on the injured list with a strained left oblique. He made his debut on June 19th against the Chicago Cubs.

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