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38 Zack Collins DH

Chicago White Sox

Key Stats
ABHRAVGRBIRSB
863.18612100
Batting Summary
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2019CHW27861016312143900.307.349.186

Player Updates

June 29, 2020 12:16 PM
White Sox's Zack Collins: Joining big club for 60-game season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The White Sox announced Monday that Collins will be included as part of the team's 60-man roster pool.

Since none of the White Sox's minor-league affiliates are expected to have proper seasons in 2020, Collins will join the parent club when it opens its summer training camp Friday. One of four catchers for the Pale Hose, Collins isn't expected to find himself any higher than third on the depth chart with Yasmani Grandal and James McCann locked in as the top two options behind the plate. Collins could also see occasional work as a designated hitter or pinch hitter off the bench.

March 16, 2020 05:12 PM
White Sox's Zack Collins: Optioned to Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Collins was optioned to Triple-A Charlotte on Monday, James Fegan of The Athletic reports.

Collins' path to making the Opening Day roster as the backup catcher disappeared once the White Sox signed Yasmani Grandal to start ahead of James McCann. The 25-year-old didn't make much of an impression in 102 plate appearances in his debut last season, striking out 38.2 percent of the time while hitting .186/.307/.349 and earning poor marks for his defensive work behind the plate. It may take an injury or a trade for him to fill a notable role in the majors this season.

March 9, 2020 01:40 AM
White Sox's Zack Collins: Drops second homer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Collins went 1-for-2 with a walk and a two-run home run in Sunday's spring game against the Royals.

Collins started at catcher and cranked his second Cactus League home run. He's 5-for-16 with three extra-base hits, five RBI and eight walks over 11 spring games. Collins is an offense-first catcher that continues to plug away at his defensive skills, but he's unlikely to break camp with the White Sox unless the team feels the need to carry a third catcher as its 26th man. Yasmani Grandal and James McCann (on a one-year deal) are ahead of him on the organizational depth chart.

September 27, 2019 12:48 PM
White Sox's Zack Collins: Sits for first game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Collins will sit for the first half of Friday's doubleheader against the Tigers.

After posting a .421 OPS over his first 17 career games, Collins has picked things up lately, recording a 1.074 OPS over his last eight contests. James McCann will start behind the plate for the afternoon game Friday, though Collins could get the start in the nightcap.

September 27, 2019 05:16 AM
White Sox's Zack Collins: Doubles, knocks in two
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Collins went 2-for-3 with a double, two RBI and a run scored in Thursday's 8-0 win over the Indians.

Collins is finishing strong, having hit safely in seven of eight games (11-for-31, .355) after collecting only four hits in his first 49 at-bats. He's been given a lot of plate appearances as the designated hitter, which could become his primary role in 2020. Despite the rookie's .672 OPS in the majors, the White Sox believe in Collins' bat. He's hit 22 home runs combined between Triple-A and MLB this season, reaching double-digit home runs for the third straight season.

September 27, 2019 01:08 AM
White Sox's Zack Collins: Catches Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Collins started at catcher and went 0-for-4 in Wednesday's 8-3 loss to the Indians.

Collins saw his six-game hitting streak snapped and is hitting just .088 (3-for-34) when he starts at catcher. He acknowledged to Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times that he needs to focus on his defensive work during the offseason to prove he can be an everyday catcher. "I plan to work a little more on my catching this year," Collins said. "I worked a little bit last offseason but this year I'm going to take it to the next level and come to spring training ready to go.'' Part of a young catcher's challenge when focusing on defense is minimizing the impact it has on his bat. The White Sox like Collins' power potential and could eventually use him as DH for much of 2020.

September 19, 2019 06:04 AM
White Sox's Zack Collins: Homers in consecutive games
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Collins went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Wednesday's 3-1 win over the Twins.

Collins' ninth-inning blast provided insurance in the win and was his second home run in as many days. The young catcher is currently riding a four-game hit streak (5-for-16) but batting just .179 since his callup.

September 16, 2019 04:52 PM
White Sox's Zack Collins: Not starting Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Collins is not in the lineup Monday against the Twins.

Collins has been getting frequent starts as either a catcher or a designated hitter this September, though he hasn't done much at the plate, hitting .161 with a .536 OPS. He does at least have three hits over his last two games. James McCann will catch Monday, with Jose Abreu serving as the designated hitter and Matt Skole playing first base.

September 15, 2019 09:28 AM
White Sox's Zack Collins: Snaps hitless run
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Collins went 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI in Saturday's 2-1 extra-inning loss to the Mariners.

Collins' second-inning double snapped an 0-for-19 run of futility. Despite the struggles at the dish, Collins made his fifth straight start Saturday. The White Sox are giving the 2016 first-round pick, who is batting just .113 in the majors, a chance to establish himself against major-league pitching.

September 13, 2019 01:28 PM
White Sox's Zack Collins: Another hitless game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Collins went 0-for-2 in Thursday's 6-3 loss to the Royals.

Collins started his third straight game and continues to get regular plate appearances, but the rookie's gone hitless in his last 15 at-bats. The White Sox are hoping the work he put in at Triple-A Charlotte between stints in the majors will pay off, but the young catcher is 2-for-19 since being called up as part of September's roster expansion.

September 8, 2019 11:24 AM
White Sox's Zack Collins: Sitting Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Collins is not in the lineup Sunday against the Angels.

Collins started four of the last five games, going 2-for-12 with four walks. James McCann will catch Sunday, with Matt Skole serving as the designated hitter.

September 8, 2019 08:40 AM
White Sox's Zack Collins: Returns to lineup as catcher
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Collins made his fourth start in the last five games and went 0-for-4 in Saturday's 8-7 loss to the Angels.

White Sox management is following through on their stated desire to give Collins regular work over the final month. He started at catcher, the first time behind the plate since his most recent callup, on a day when White Sox pitchers threw three wild pitches and issued nine walks. He's expected to get a few more starts behind the plate before the end of the season, and Collins will continue to get opportunities at first base and designated hitter. The 24-year-old is just 2-for-12 since rejoining the parent club and was 2-for-26 during his initial stint in June-July.

September 6, 2019 02:00 PM
White Sox's Zack Collins: Sitting Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Collins is out of the lineup for Friday's game against the Angels.

Collins started the last three games but will receive Friday off after going 2-for-8 with a triple, a run scored, an RBI and four walks. Welington Castillo will serve as the designated hitter in the series opener.

September 6, 2019 02:24 AM
White Sox's Zack Collins: Makes third straight start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Collins started at first base and went 0-for-3 with two walks and a run scored in Thursday's 7-1 win over Cleveland.

True to general manager Rick Hahn's word, the White Sox are giving Collins a fair shake in September. This was his third straight start with the first two coming at designated hitter. He's 2-for-7 with a triple, an RBI and four walks in the three games.

September 6, 2019 11:20 PM
White Sox's Zack Collins: Will play more this time around
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Collins will play more during September than he did in his first callup earlier this season, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

Collins was in the lineup for a second straight day Wednesday, serving as the designated hitter once again. He's 2-for-5 with two walks, a triple and an RBI in the two contests. "Zack's ability to fill three spots for us, catcher, first base and DH leads me to suspect there is going to be more opportunities for him here over the next few weeks than the first time around," White Sox general manager Rick Hahn said. The White Sox are anxious to see if adjustments Collins made to his plate approach recently at Triple-A Charlotte will carry over to the majors.

September 3, 2019 05:48 PM
White Sox's Zack Collins: Up for final month
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Collins was recalled from Triple-A Charlotte as expected Tuesday.

The 24-year-old got his first taste of the big leagues over the summer, going just 2-for-26 at the plate with 14 strikeouts. He owns a much stronger .282/.403/.548 slash line for Charlotte. He could be a candidate for a fair number of starts down the stretch as the White Sox look to evaluate for next season.

September 3, 2019 05:52 PM
White Sox's Zack Collins: Likely to be added Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Collins is expected to be called up from Triple-A Charlotte on Tuesday, Lamond Pope of the Chicago Tribune reports.

Collins batted just .077 (2-for-26) with 14 strikeouts in his initial stint with the White Sox from June to July, but has put the bat on the ball since returning to the minors. He batted .323 for the Knights since July 16, even with a current slide that's seen him go hitless in his last 15 at-bats. The White Sox are looking to see if the adjustments he made to his plate approach since his return to Triple-A carry forth to the major-league level.

August 19, 2019 09:28 PM
White Sox's Zack Collins: Heats up at Charlotte
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Collins was named the International League Player of the Week, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports. The 24-year-old catcher/first baseman hit .458 with four home runs, three doubles, nine RBI and eight runs scored in seven game for Triple-A Charlotte.

Collins has been hitting a ton since a lackluster introduction to the majors (2-for-26) during a three-week stretch from June to July. He's slashing .375/.470/.698 with seven home runs, 10 doubles and 29 RBI over 27 games since he was sent back to the Knights. The White Sox want Collins, who has a 16.9 BB% in the minors, to be more aggressive at the plate. It looks like that lesson has finally taken root, as he dropped his walk rate to 14.5 BB% over the last month. "Taking pitches just for the sake of taking pitches is not a formula for success," White Sox manager Rick Renteria said. "The approach that you have to take is strike-to-ball as oppose to ball-to-strike. If you're trying to wait to recognize a strike, it's a little tough. You have to be ready to strike and recognize and check your swing for balls that are not manageable. He understood that and took it to heart."

July 16, 2019 12:24 AM
White Sox's Zack Collins: Demoted to minors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Collins was optioned to Triple-A Charlotte following Monday's game against the Royals.

Collins served as the backup catcher behind James McCann during his trip to the big leagues, though he went just 2-for-26 with a homer and three RBI over nine contests. With Welington Castillo (oblique) finishing up his rehab assignment Monday night, the expectation is that he'll be activated from the injured list Tuesday in a corresponding move.

July 14, 2019 08:40 AM
White Sox's Zack Collins: Snaps hitless run
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Collins went 1-for-4 with a run scored in Saturday's 13-2 loss to the Athletics.

Collins, who made just his fourth start at catcher, reached base safely via a hit for the first time in 24 at-bats. He homered in his first official at-bat June 21 and didn't get another one until his seventh-inning single Saturday. Collins' roster spot is not expected to survive the impending return of Welington Castillo (oblique), which could happen this coming week.

Situational Stats
SituationABHHROBPSLGAVG
vs Detroit810 .300 .250 .125
vs Turnbull (Career)000000
vs RHP59133 .352 .458 .220
Last 7 Games
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9/18@MIN4111100
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Batting Stats
SeasonTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLGOPS
2020CHW0000000000------------
2019CHW27861016312143900.186.307.3490.656
Total27861016312143900.186.307.3490.656
More Batting Stats
SeasonTeamG2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2020CHW000000000
2019CHW27313000111
Total27313000111
Minor League Batting Stats
YearTeamGPABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLG
2016R-AZL White Sox311110000--700.091.091.091
2016AFA-Winston-Salem36120243170618333900.258.418.467
2017AA-Birmingham Barons1234782025111100.235.422.471
2017AFA-Winston-Salem Dash101341637618317487611802.223.365.443
2018AAX-Birmingham Barons1224185898241156810115850.234.382.404
2019AAA-Charlotte Knights8829456831911974629800.282.403.548
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-3/220
Birthdate:
2/6/1995
Age:
25
Hometown:
Pembroke Pines, FL
Bats/Throws:
L/R
Team:
Chicago White Sox
College:
Miami (FL)
MLB Experience:
1