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Zack

Kone

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Infielder
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 200
Year: Junior
Hometown: Boca Raton, Fla.
High School: Pine Crest

Bio

2018: Drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 13th round (No. 384 overall) in the 2018 MLB Draft ... Named to the watch list for the 2018 Brooks Wallace Award, presented annually to the nation's most outstanding shortstop ... Named to the 2017-18 ACC Academic Honor Roll ... Started all 63 games at shortstop ... Posted career highs in doubles, triples, home runs, RBIs and walks ... Hit .300 with 19 doubles, three triples and five home runs ... Slugged .449 and posted a .359 on-base percentage ... Stole six bases in seven attempts ... Hit his first career grand slam February 24 versus Bucknell ... Also homered against Bucknell (Feb. 25), Pittsburgh (March 24), Virginia Tech (April 28) and Georgia (June 4) ... Named to the NCAA Athens Regional All-Tournament Team after hitting .375 over the weekend to lead Duke to the first Super Regional in program history ... Hit .545 with a pair of doubles and four RBI during the Lubbock Super Regional ... For the year, committed nine errors in 260 chances for a .965 fielding percentage ... Part of Duke’s middle infield tandem that helped the Blue Devils total a school-record 61 doubles plays, a number that both led the ACC and ranked fifth nationally.

2017: Named to the All-ACC Academic Team ... Tabbed to the ACC Academic Honor Roll ... Selected to the Jewish Sports Review D1 All-America Team ... Started 57 of Duke's 58 games at shortstop ... Registered a .291 (68-234) batting average, .359 slugging percentage and .345 on base percentage ... Added 10 doubles and two home runs ... Drew 16 walks and went 12-for-18 on stolen base attempts ... Homered Feb. 18 versus Gonzaga and April 28 at Notre Dame ... Hit .343 (23-67) against left-handed pitching ... Turned in a .339 (21-62) batting average with runners in scoring position ... Totaled 28 RBI and scored 46 runs ... Tabbed the No. 13 ACC prospect in the 2018 draft class by D1Baseball.com ... Labelled D1Baseball.com's No. 23 shortstop in the publication's preseason position power rankings ... Played for the Cotuit Kettleers of the Cape Cod Baseball League over the summer ... Named to the Cape Cod League All-Star Game July 22. 

2016: Named to the All-ACC Freshman Team ... Tabbed Academic All-ACC ... Played in and started 56 of Duke's 57 games ... All 56 starts came at shortstop ... Posted a .272 (58-for-213) batting average with five doubles, a triple, a home run and 16 RBI ... Drew 12 walks and went 5-for-10 on stolen base attempts ... Raised his average to .290 (31-for-107) in ACC play ... Registered a .320 (16-for-50) batting average against left-handed pitchers ... Second on the team with 16 multiple hit games ... Went 5-for-5 and finished a double shy of the cycle with three RBI in Duke's 12-5 win over then-No. 1 Miami April 16 ... Knocked in three RBI April 3 at Georgia Tech ... Committed 10 errors on 266 chances for a .962 fielding percentage.

High School: Four-year letterwinner under coaches Glen Pierson, Ryan Shealy and Wayne Stofsky at Pine Crest High School in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. ... High school teammate of fellow Duke freshman Griffin Conine ... Hit .432 for his high school career ... Finished his high school career as Pine Crest's all-time leader in hits, total bases, home runs, triples and doubles ... Also holds the Pine Crest single-season records for hits, total bases and slugging percentage ... As a senior, posted a .527 batting average and 1.033 slugging percentage while totaling 48 hits, 10 home runs, 12 doubles, 32 runs and 29 RBI ... Led Broward County in batting average, hits, home, slugging percentage and total bases as a senior ... In 2015, earned Louisville Slugger First Team All-America, USA Today All-USA Florida Baseball Team, Broward County Player of the Year, first team All-Broward County, Broward Division 4-A Player of the Year and Pine Crest Player of the Year accolades ... Listed as the No. 272 overall prospect and No. 34 shortstop nationally in the Perfect Game High School Class of 2015 rankings ... Also tabbed the No. 40 overall prospect and No. 5 shortstop in Florida ... Earned 2015 Perfect Game Honorable Mention All-American Florida All-Region First Team recognition ... Selected to the 2013 Perfect Game Junior National Showcase ... Also a 2014 Underclass First Team and 2013 Underclass High Honorable Mention selection ... An all-tournament team selection at the Underclass World Championship, 16-U WWBA World Championship, 16-U BCS Finals ... Batted .500 with a .917 slugging percentage as a junior ... Hit .390 with four home runs, nine doubles and 24 RBI as a sophomore, garnering second team All-Broward County honors ... Posted a .370 batting average as a freshman with three home runs, eight doubles and 16 RBI.

Personal: Born Zackary Nicholas Kone on Nov. 5, 1996 in Plantation, Fla. ... The son of Edward and Judith Kone ... Has a younger sister (Nicole) and a younger brother (Jake) ... Majoring in economics with a certificate in markets and management studies.

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