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Zach Isler
Zach Isler


Union, Ky.

High School:
Covington Catholic

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 239






Isler, Proctor Sign With Their MLB Clubs

UC's three draft choices were tied for second in the BIG EAST


Cincinnati Reds Draft McElroy

Third Bearcat taken in 2012 MLB Draft


Bearcats Hopeful for MLB Draft

UC looks to extend draft streak to eight years in a row


Isler Drafted by White Sox

Extends UC's draft streak to eight years


Proctor Drafted by Minnesota Twins

Second Bearcat to be drafted in 2012


GLSCL All-Star Game

GLSCL All-Star Game

Career Stats
2012 Game-by-Game Stats

2011 Game-by-Game Stats
2010 Game-by-Game Stats

Drafted by Chicago White Sox in eighth round (No. 261 overall) of 2012 MLB First-Year Player Draft.

2012 (Junior): Appeared in 22 games with four starts ... posted a 2.78 ERA with five saves, which ranked ninth in the BIG EAST Conference ... recorded 55 strikeouts, which ranked second on the team, in 55 innings pitched ... held opponents to a .236 batting average ... did not surrender an earned run in 14 of 22 appearances ... placed 10th in BIG EAST in fewest earned runs allowed (14) during league games ... went seven of his first eight appearances without allowing a run ... started the last four weekend series openers and posted a 1.61 ERA with 21 strikeouts in 28 innings while limiting opponents to a .212 average ... went at least six innings in all four starts ... did not allow an earned run in two of his four starts ... tossed a season-best eight innings, allowing just one unearned run with four Ks at Villanova (5/11) ... struck out a career-high 10 batters and allowed just one unearned run in seven innings vs. Rutgers (4/27) ... picked up fifth save of season at Ohio State (4/18) after tossing 1.2 scoreless innings with four strikeouts ... punched out eight vs. USF (4/6) and surrendered just one unearned run in five innings of relief.

2011 Summer: Helped lead Cincinnati Steam of the Great Lakes Collegiate League to a 22-20 record ... Perfect Game ranked him as the fourth best professional prospect in the Great Lakes League ... Was the closer and led the league with eight saves ... named a mid-season all-star and was named as the postseason second team all-league relief pitcher ... threw 16.1 innings over 14 appearances with eight saves, two wins, 16 strikeouts, 2 walks and a 2.76 ERA.

2011 Season (Sophomore): Appeared in 24 games ... pitched 51 innings, gave up 51 hits, 25 earned runs, and struck out 26 ... accumulated a 4.41 ERA ... threw the first complete game of career, allowed one earned run on six hits and struck out two while picking up the win vs. Seton Hall (5/14) ... named to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll (5/16).

2010 Summer: Pitched for Cincinnati Steam of the Great Lakes League ... Baseball America tabbed Isler as the eighth best professional prospect in the Great Lakes League ... had a breakout summer with a 4-0 record, 1.73 ERA and 1 save ... over 26 innings pitched, allowed only 15 hits limiting opposing hitters to a .161 batting average ... walked 7 while punching out 16.

2010 Season (Freshman): Made 11 appearances, including five starts ... tossed 30.1 innings, struck out 18, and walked 10 ... pitched 4.2 innings and struck out a season-best four in his first career start at Miami (OH) (4/14) ... went a season-high 5.2 innings, yielded just three hits, struck out two, and walked one in a no decision against Ohio (4/20) ... ended the campaign with a 5.34 ERA.

High School: Four-year letterwinner in baseball at Covington Catholic... earned first-team all-Kentucky honors as a senior ... two-time Cincinnati Enquirer All-Stars first-team honoree ... three-time 35th District Champion ... team compiled a 110-37-1 record in his four years ... finished career with a 17-3 record as a pitcher, including 12-0 his senior year ... hit .367 for his career with 137 RBI.

Personal: Born, Oct. 31, 1990 ... son of Bill and Amy Isler.

Academic Major: Accounting.

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