Repêchage: Pittsburgh Pirates 40th round of 2012 MLB June Amateur Draft
Zalewski enters his first season with the Slammers and his first professional season. He spent four seasons at Kent State University, where this past season in 58 games he drove in 58 runs hitting at .349. Also this season he was a recipient of the Chet Williams Baseball Endowment. In 2014 and 2015 he was named a First Team All-Mac selection. Prior to Kent State he attended Valley High School where he was a 40th round pick by the Pittsburgh Pirates.