Mets Pick #27 - OF – Zach Rheams – Texas Tech


Mets Pick #27 –    OF/DH – Zach Rheams – Texas Tech



           OF Zach Rheams - L/R, 7/5/96 - Texas Tech U  - 6'0", 235 lbs
Rheams is a big outfielder who hit for a ton of power this year. Rheams hit .329/.460/.686 with 17 homers. He also has some problems with swinging and missing too much but the raw power potential exists.

Has DHed almost exclusively the 2 yrs at TT. I wonder if he's really 1B only. Looks like he rakes tho. Didn't start off the season in the TT regular lineup but once he got an opportunity, it looks like he never stopped hitting.


Viva The Matadors –

           There is a rule somewhere that if you hit a walk off home run in the bottom of the ninth inning that you automatically win Hitter of the Week. Zach Rheams did just that. He hit two home run balls this week that unofficially went a combined two miles.

The senior DH has locked down the DH job over the past two weeks with his home run power. Several hitters attempted to fill this role with limited production. Rheams is second on the team with six home runs this season in only 18 games played and hitting .326 for the season.

This week, he hit .429 with two home runs and four RBIs. In addition, he scored an incredible six runs for a middle of the order power hitter.

CBS7 –

           Rheams, a native of Angleton, joined the Red Raiders in 2017 and claimed the starting designated hitter spot as his own this year. Rheams leads the squad in homers with 16, giving him the most in a single season by a Red Raider since Roger Kieschnick in 2008. His three dingers during the NCAA Lubbock Regional earned him Regional MVP and All-Tournament honors, while being placed on the All-Big 12 First Team at the end of the regular season. Rheams heads into the weekend with 50 hits, 53 RBI and 37 runs scored in 45 games played and 37 starts in 2018.


Thomas Brennan said...

My kind of pick....POWER! Maybe he can cut the Ks down.

Reese Kaplan said...

Power is good. Contact is better.

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