Nick Neidert

Born: 11/20/1996 (Age: 22)
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Arm Slot:
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 180
Primary Position: RHSP
Seconday Position: -
Acquisition Period: 2nd Rd., 2015 MLB First-Year Player Draft (SEA)
Entry Point: High School
Options Used: N/A
Report Info
Evaluator:
Report Date: July 22nd, 2018
Dates Seen: July 2, 2018
Level: Double-A
Affiliate: Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp
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On 40-Man Roster: No
Physical Description
Medium build w sturdy base and strength in lower half. Body can hold up in rotation.
Mechanical Notes
Deceptive low-effort SWU from 3/4, belt-high reg raise, big shoulder tilt, kicks leg gloveside and swings back to close off, long stride, lands closed, follows through across body. Arm action: early break, some stiffness, medium depth to arm circle, average arm speed, consistent release out front.
MLB ETA Present Role Future Role Role Description Risk
2019 45 50 Backend Starter Moderate
Pitch Present Future Sitting Range Comments
Fastball Value
Overall Fastball Value 45 50 Needs to be precise. Shows ability to hit spots despite funky delivery. Will play to weak contact and set up CH. Mixed in two straight 4S as a wrinkle.
Needs to be precise. Shows ability to hit spots despite funky delivery. Will play to weak contact and set up CH. Mixed in two straight 4S as a wrinkle.
Fastball Velocity 45 45 90-91 89-96 Almost exclusively throws 2S, up to 92. Delivery funk creates deception to help FB get on top of hitters. Can touch 94-96 with 4sm but doesn't use the pitch much.
Fastball Velocity
Fastball Movement
Fastball Movement 60 60 Plus downer tailing action to armside, sink to gloveside aided by deceptive cross-body finish. Fat when it's up.
Plus downer tailing action to armside, sink to gloveside aided by deceptive cross-body finish. Fat when it's up.
Fastball Command
Fastball Command 50 55 Worked both sides of plate. Spotty early in outing; yanking it gloveside. Low-effort delivery with solid base should bring half-grade bump from reps given age.
Worked both sides of plate. Spotty early in outing; yanking it gloveside. Low-effort delivery with solid base should bring half-grade bump from reps given age.
Slider
Slider 40 45 82-83 78-86 11-5, slurvy, lacks depth. Thrown in the zone for weak contact; dangerous when it's up. Lacked consistency and should tighten with development.
11-5, slurvy, lacks depth. Thrown in the zone for weak contact; dangerous when it's up. Lacked consistency and should tighten with development.
ChangeUp
ChangeUp 60 60 84-85 82-85 Repeats; pitch mirrors fastball release and action, falls off table.
Repeats; pitch mirrors fastball release and action, falls off table.
Control
Control 55 60 Throws strikes with all three pitches; must work FB to edges and will miss, but can go to CH for strike any count.
Throws strikes with all three pitches; must work FB to edges and will miss, but can go to CH for strike any count.
Attribute Present Future
Delivery Average Average
Athleticism Average Average
Pitchability Plus Plus
Mound Presence Average Average
Overall Summary
Future #5 SP in near future. CH gives him a weapon; 3rd pitch is fringy but quality of FB/CH combo allows him to stick in rotation.