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May 27, 2023




SIOUX CITY, IA – The Sioux City Explorers have acquired infielder Delvin Zinn from the Milwaukee Milkmen in exchange for a player to be named later the club announced today.

Delvin Zinn, a native of Pontotoc, Mississippi, was originally drafted by the Chicago Cubs in the 28thround of the 2015 June Draft out of Pontotoc High School but chose to attend Mississippi State University. The Cubs would call his name again in the 23rd round in 2016 while playing at Itawamba Community College (Fulton, MS), and he would make his professional debut at rookie-level Arizona later that summer.

Zinn spent six years in the Chicago organization, reaching AA. He brings versatility to the Explorers roster, having played in both the infield and outfield while in the Cubs system. Last season with the Cubs organization, he played all his games at the AA level, having 138 plate appearances across 49 games, with a .137 batting average. In 2021, his first year at AA Tennessee, he played in 27 games with the Smokies where he had a .159 average; most of his season, however, was spent with High-A South Bend where he played 67 games, hitting four home runs while also earning a .300 on-base percentage.

In 2019, Zinn split time between High-A Myrtle Beach and Low-A South Bend in the Cubs organization. At High-A, he hit .242 with 16 stolen bases over 222 plate appearances while at Low-A he batted .273 with a .341 OBP, .705 OPS and 14 stolen bases through 258 plate appearances. In 2018, he made his first appearance at Low-A South Bend, playing the entire season there and batting .286 over 59 games. In 2016 and 2017, Zinn played in the Arizona Rookie League, playing infield in 51 games between the two seasons and batting .21 for the Cubs.

Before being drafted in the 23rd round of the 2016 Draft, he played at Itawamba Community College—after originally committing to Mississippi State—batting a blistering .408 with a .463 OBP and .919 OPS over 45 games. Despite being drafted by the Cubs in the 28th round out of high school in 2015, he decided to go to college.

Zinn, who turns 26 on May 29 will wear number 11 tonight when the Explorers take on the Lincoln Saltdogs in game two of their three-game series. He is penciled in to bat second and play short in his Sioux City debut. The first pitch is set for 6:05 p.m. at Mercy Field at Lewis and Clark Park. Tickets for the season can be purchased online as, in person at the Lewis and Clark Park Box Office or by calling 712-277-WINS. You can catch all the X’s action on and on radio at KSCJ 94.9 FM and 1360 AM.