2013 No. 48 prospect in the Coastal Plains League (Perfect Game) 27th round pick in the 2012 MLB Draft (Mets)
Outlook Defensive weapon behind the plate has been working hard to add strength to projectable frame ... Earned the No. 3 catching job in 2013, behind veterans Micheal Thomas and Greg Fettes ... Appeared in eight games with one midweek start as a freshman, showing great catch and throw skills ... Is polishing his offensive game, with a line-drive approach at the plate.
Summer Played in 36 games with 33 starts for Morehead City in the Coastal Plains League ... Batted .198 (21-for-106) with 12 runs, four doubles and 10 RBI ... Had a 9-23 walk-strikeout ratio, laying down three sac bunts, hanging one sac fly and sporting a .283 on-base percentage ... Stole 4-of-4 bases and fielded .976.
2013 Earned the No. 3 catcher job ... Played in eight games with one midweek start ... Went 1-for-7 at the plate, batting .143 with an RBI ... Made lone start of the year vs. Ohio, going 1-for-2 with an opposite-field RBI single ... Appeared in three games off the bench in SEC play, with two at bats ... Hit No. 9 in the order during his start vs. Ohio ... Made collegiate debut behind the plate during UK's win over Niagara ... Had a pair of pinch-hit at bats vs. Akron, before getting the start vs. Ohio ... Appeared in his final four games off the bench, including catching vs. Louisville, at Ole Miss and at Missouri ... Made a great play on a dropped strike three at Missouri, popping out from behind the plate and throwing a strike to first base.
High School First-team All-State at Franklin County High School ... Ranked as the seventh-best prospect in the state and the 53rd-best catching prospect in the nation ... Named first-team All-State by the Kentucky High School Baseball Coaches Association ... Batted .445 (49-for-110) with 39 runs, nine doubles, three triples, two homers and 16 RBI as a senior, stealing 15-of-16 bases ... Fielded .981 behind the plate, throwing out 8-of-13 attempted base stealers ... Finished 2012 with a .547 on-base percentage and a .636 slugging mark ... Earned six letters for coach Deron McDonald at Franklin County High School ... Helped the Flyers win back to back district championships in 2008 and 2009 ... "Zach has earned everything he has achieved," McDonald said. "Between his freshman and sophomore years he was the hungriest player I've seen. Zach is a player who wants to do well and he does what the coaching staff asks. The great thing about Zach is he's grounded and knows what he's good at and where he needs to improve. Zach is a pleasure to coach." ... Selected to 2012 preseason Under Armour All American as well as ESPN preseason all-state ... Was all-county MVP, all-district, all-region and all-state senior year.
Personal Full name is Zachary Quarles Arnold ... Born Nov. 28, 1993 in Kansas City, Mo. ... Son of Chris Arnold and Susan Toles ... Has a younger brother, Grayson (15) ... Father attended Kentucky.