Zanon played college ball for the Lewis-Clark State (Idaho) Warriors where he also excelled at stealing bases.07.23.16: #BkCyclones OF Jacob Zanon (2016 Rnd 15) steals 2nd 3x, season total now 13, 2nd highest in NY-Penn League, CS just 1, but BA .220— writerhoward (@metbaseball) July 24, 2016
Some facts about him from the Lewis-Clark Warrior Athletics website:
In his lone campaign in a Warrior uniform, he led the NAIA in runs scored per game (1.429) and his 80 runs were the most scored by a Warrior since 2007.
Zanon was also second on the team with a .393 average as he collected 86 hits with 20 doubles and 14 home runs while driving in 56. He also flashed his speed on the bases, finishing the season a perfect 27-for-27 in steals. He was an All-NAIA West selection as well as an honorable mention All-American.
Zanon is the seventh Warrior to be selected by the Mets and first since 2007 which is also the last time LCSC had a player taken in the 15th round.