Zachery M. Pop was born on September 20, 1996, he is a Canadian professional baseball pitcher for the Miami Marlins of Major League Baseball (MLB). He made his MLB debut in 2021.
Pop was drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the seventh round of the 2017 MLB Draft. He signed and made his professional debut with the AZL Dodgers, pitching five scoreless innings. In 2018, he began the year with the Great Lakes Loons before being promoted to the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes.
On July 18, 2018, Pop was traded to the Baltimore Orioles along with Breyvic Valera, Dean Kremer, Yusniel Diaz, and Rylan Bannon in exchange for Manny Machado.
He was assigned to the Bowie Baysox and finished the season there. In 44 relief appearances between Great Lakes, Rancho Cucamonga, and Bowie, he compiled a 2–3 record with a 1.53 ERA. He returned to Bowie to begin 2019 and went 1–0 with a 0.84 ERA in 10.2 innings.
On May 14, he underwent Tommy John surgery and missed the rest of the 2019 season. Pop did not play in a game in 2020 due to the cancellation of the minor league season because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Pop was selected by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 2020 Rule 5 Draft. Shortly after, Pop was traded to the Miami Marlins in exchange for Tyler Jones. Pop made the Marlins’ Opening Day roster. On April 3, 2021, Pop made his MLB debut, pitching a scoreless inning of relief against the Tampa Bay Rays.
Zach has never divulged any information about his parents, he is a very private person who likes to keep his personal life away from media attention.