CHILLICOTHE, Ohio - Sophomore Dan Zuchowski has been named one of the top prospects in the Prospect League. The Prospect League is a summer collegiate wood bat league made up of 12 teams covering six states. Zuchowski was one of only two players from the Mid-American Conference to be selected to the 30-player list, joining Kent State's George Roberts.
A member of the Chillicothe Paints, Zuchowski hit .340 (68-for-200) with 14 two-base hits, eight roundtrippers and 44 RBI in 49 games. The 2012 Prospect League All-Star selection finished tied for 10th in the league in runs scored, tied for 13th in home runs, tied for 14th in doubles, 15th in batting average and tied for 16th in hits and RBI. He helped the Paints finish second in the East Division with a 36-24 overall record and qualify for the playoffs.
This past spring for the MAC West Division champion Rockets, Zuchowski hit .258 (47-for-182) with 28 runs scored, 11 doubles, a team-high two triples, four home runs and 26 RBI in 51 games. He finished tied for first on the team in sacrifice bunts (8), tied for second in multi-RBI games (7), third in roundtrippers and walks (22), tied for third in two-base hits, fourth in runs scored, RBI, total bases (74) and slugging percentage (.407) and tied for fourth in hit by pitch (4). The Hamtramck, MI native collected a hit in 34 contests in his first season wearing the Midnight Blue & Gold, including eight multi-hit efforts.