“He’s Got All The Tools Everybody Is Looking For” | Arkansas Commit Nazzan Zanetello Will Probably Never Step Foot In Fayetteville

“He’s Got All The Tools Everybody Is Looking For” | Arkansas Commit Nazzan Zanetello Will Probably Never Step Foot In Fayetteville

With the 2023 MLB Draft scheduled to take place next month in Seattle, the names of many prep school phenoms will likely be called.


But not many will come with as much upside and fanfare as shortstop Nazzan Zanetello from Christian Brothers College High School (CBC) in St. Louis, Missouri.


The 6’3 elite prospect has all the tools you want in a player, making him one of the rare five-tool prospects (hitting for average, hitting for power, defensively sound, speed and throwing/arm strength). He already been impressive at the MLB Draft Combine this past week. 




That’s Zanetello in a nutshell, and because of those tools, the 18-year-old is ranked the No.52 draft eligible prospect via MLB Pipeline. That also means it’s highly unlikely the Arkansas Razorbacks commit ever steps foot in Fayetteville. Especially with MLB scouts constantly around the CBC campus to see the slick hitting and fielding shortstop for work.





Zanetello’s HS Coach Knows What He’s Got


The hype is real and CBC head coach Mason Horn isn’t shy about expressing what he sees in his star pupil. 


“In five years, I hope to see him on TV. As far as scouts go, every organization has been in his living room, at our practices, and or at our games,” Horn said in an interview with KDSK Sports,


Zanetello is still a kid, so things could get hectic because of the expectations being placed on him. But he’s built different, and he doesn’t let the pressure disrupt his daily approach.


“He’s got all the tools everybody is looking for,” Horn added touching on the teen’s athleticism.


Horn described Zanetello as a “humble, out-right great guy.”





Zanetello Brokeout In 2022, Shined During 2023 Season


 Zanetello had his breakout performance during last June’s Breakthrough Series in Florida where he won MVP honors. He used that as a springboard to other events like the World Wood Bat Association World Championship and Team USA 18-and-under World Cup qualifying tournament. That run of play moved Zanetello up draft boards and a very likely early-round selection in next month’s festivities.


That carried over into the 2023 season at CBC where he batted .413 with 26 hits in 82 plate appearances. He also drove in 16 runs, tallied five homers and 25 runs scored. Of the 26 hits, six were doubles and two were triples.


His .537 OBP, .809 SLG and 1.347 OPS were some of the best numbers in all of Missouri high school baseball, and they further proved why he’s probably never going to play in a Razorbacks uniform.


 The kid is too talented, and oh so ready for the big boys.

Put On: Several Young Stars Set to Flash MLBbro potential at 2023 MLB Draft Combine

Put On: Several Young Stars Set to Flash MLBbro potential at 2023 MLB Draft Combine

On Monday, more than 270 draft eligible players will meet at Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona to participate in the 2023 MLB Draft Combine. This unique opportunity combines every aspect of the professional experience and gives these kids a true look at the early stages of being a professional.

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Antonio Anderson is one of the highly-touted Bros who will be at the Combine.

Let’s take a look at a few other young guys looking to flash MLBbro potential.


Duce Robinson – OF/RHP 


Easily one of the best two-way athletes in the country, Duce Robinson has options. Slated to go early in this year’s MLB Draft, Robinson has already committed to play football this season at the University of Southern California. 


The 6 ‘6, 225 pound Robinson was the top ranked tight end in his recruiting class, and has already been projected by many to be a 2026 first-round draft pick. He acknowledged that Trojans head coach Lincoln Riley’s history working with two-way star Kyler Murray weighed heavily on his decision to play at USC. 


Despite the rave reviews he has drawn as a football player, the comparison he drew from Texas Rangers bench coach and mentor Donnie Ecker will hopefully make him continue his dream of playing both sports professionally.


“Aaron Judge is maybe the only other guy we can comp to have the efficiency of Duce’s bat- path and his plate discipline.”


Zion Rose – Catcher


While most prospects at this point in their development have been given multiple position designations, Rose has made it clear that he wants to play catcher full time. 


The athletic ability, a lot of people think it would be best for me to save that and go to the outfield, but I think it’s given me an advantage behind the plate, given me more athleticism behind the plate,” Rose said. “I love the position so much, that I’m not going to give it up until I literally have to or unless that’s my only way onto the field, play another position.”


It’s beautiful to see a young guy commit to a position that has gone decades without a Black everyday starter at the Major League level. 


Rose is committed to play catcher at Louisville. 


Andrew Wiggins – OF/1B/3B


His position going forward may change, but it’s his bat that has the attention of many scouts. The 6 ‘2, 195 pound lefty possesses a lot of power and has stood out and several showcases of the top talent around the country.


Wiggins hit .438 with three home runs and 7 RBI at the World Wide Baseball Association (WWBA) 16U, only to follow that up with a .600 three homer, 11 RBI performance at the WWBA 17U.


Andrew is committed to play at Indiana University.


Andrew Duncan – OF/RHP


The 6 ‘1, 190 pound Duncan has received a higher projection as a starting pitcher, but we shouldn’t sleep on his potential as an outfielder. Scouts have said he possesses a compact swing with quick hands through the zone.


Duncan’s fastball velocity has up to 88 and sits in the 86-88 range while showing command of both a slider and curveball. That type of velocity at his age is a great sign, as that is something we can expect to improve as his frame grows. 


Duncan has committed to play at Florida State University.