Jeff Zona

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Jeffrey Frank Zona

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 6' 4", Weight 220 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Jeff Zona pitched for two seasons in the minors then became a scout.

Zona was 14-3 as a college senior. Undrafted, he signed with the Atlanta Braves. He was superb for the 1988 Pulaski Braves (1-2, Sv, 1.55, 25 H in 46 1/3 IP; the only negative being 28 BB), with a better ERA than teammates Mark Wohlers, Matt Murray and Turk Wendell. He was less effective with the 1989 Idaho Falls Braves (3-1, 8 Sv, 4.68, 42 H in 42 1/3 IP, though his control was sharper with only 11 BB). He tied Frank Humber for third in the Pioneer League in saves. He finished his pitching career with a 3.05 ERA in 39 outings.

Zona was a Boston Red Sox scout for 16 years then moved to the Washington Nationals. He signed Daniel Bard, Aaron Bates and Cla Meredith.