Photo credit: Taft Baseball

The Cleveland Guardians selected Logun Clark- C in the 16th round (481st overall) of the 2022 MLB Draft.

Logun Clark – C

School: Taft HS, CA
Age: 19.1; Ht: 6’1; Wt: 195
Bats: Right; Throws: Right

Pre-Draft Rankings:

GBI – rounds 11-15
Baseball America – 313
Prospects Live – NR
Perfect Game – 455

Wille Hood Analysis:

The first catcher drafted by Cleveland since 2019, Clark is a developmental catcher with some appealing tools. He will provide positional depth in the low levels of the system as he continues to develop. Clark is a Cal State Bakersfield commit, who is expected to be signable. The young backstop would be draft-eligible again as a sophomore in 2024 if he had chosen to school. 

Behind the plate, Clark shows good catch and throw skills with a quick arm that produces sub-2 pop times (1.9-1.94). He appears to be strong and athletic with a muscular base and room for additional weight on his frame. Perfect Game reports he is a good student and his video shows a good work ethic as he attempts to continue to improve his game. At the plate, it’s an open stance with a simple load quick swing that produces exit velocities over 90 mph. The California native appears to display above-average raw power potential. He is expected to sign in the coming days.

Press release:

A Reidsville, North Carolina product, Zarate has completed five seasons at UNC, most recently starting all 64 games for the
Tar Heels as a redshirt junior in 2022, slashing .352/.425/.500 while leading the ACC with 100 hits (sixth-most in nation) to
earn third team All-ACC and All-ACC Tournament team honors. He opened the year with a 24-game hit streak and became
just the ninth player in program history to reach the century mark for hits in a single season…over 151 games at UNC, Zarate
produced a .341/.424/.485 clip with 113 runs scored, 30 doubles, five triples, 13 homers, 90 RBI and 12 stolen bases,
drawing 73 walks while striking out 72 times. Prior to his illustrious collegiate career, he attended Rockingham County High
School (Reidsville, NC).

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