A former Tulane Green Wave baseball signee will not be attending school in New Orleans, as Zach Zubia will be going to school in his home state of Texas and joining the 40 acres. He announced on Twitter that “after a lot of thought and discussion with my family, I am announcing that I will be transferring from Tulane University to the University of Texas this fall to further my academic and baseball career.”
According to PerfectGame.org, Zubia was the 500th-overall prospect in the class of 2016, coming in at 126th overall in all of Texas. Mainly a third baseman, he was rated as the 72nd-best third baseman in the nation and the sixth-best in the state.
Nubia is a 6-foot-4, 215-pound third baseman who has played first base and pitched in the past. The Strake Jesuit College Prep standout was voted District 19-6A’s baseball most valuable player and was named to the All-Houston 6A team and its hitter of the year. Also, he joined Longhorn baseball signee Conner Capel, who was drafted by the Cleveland Indians and signed with the team, on the Texas Sports Writers Association (TXSWA) All-State baseball team.
Despite losing in the 6A-Region III semifinal series against nationally-ranked Deer Park, Zubia led Strake Jesuit to a 28-6-1 record, which was the most wins in a single season in school history. He also posted a .440 batting average, along with a school-record 12 home runs and 51 runs batted in.