Nick Raquet

Born: 12/12/1995 (Age: 23)
Bats: Right
Throws: Left
Arm Slot: 3/4
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 215
Primary Position: LHSP
Seconday Position: LHRP
Acquisition Period: 3rd Rd., 2017 MLB First-Year Player Draft (WSH)
Entry Point: 4 Yr College
Options Used: N/A
Report Info
Evaluator:
Report Date: October 1st, 2019
Dates Seen: 3x—September 2019
Level: AFL
Affiliate: Surprise Saguaros
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On 40-Man Roster: No
Physical Description
Wide, boxy frame w/ thickness throughout; durably built w/ fringy athleticism.
Mechanical Notes
Slow-paced SWU; funky moving parts through drop/drive style mechanics; closed, heel-first landing; plunged, slightly off-line arm-circle w/ moderate inverted-w strain at foot strike; 3/4 slot.
MLB ETA Present Role Future Role Role Description Risk
2021 20 35+ 4A Up/Down Type High
Pitch Present Future Sitting Range Comments
Fastball Value
Overall Fastball Value 40 45 Below-avg FB in starting role that projects up to playable facing lineups once.
Below-avg FB in starting role that projects up to playable facing lineups once.
Fastball Velocity 45 50 91-92 89-94 Works 89-92 starting games, can bump up to 91-94 range airing it out from the ‘pen.
Fastball Velocity
Fastball Movement
Fastball Movement 50 50 Varying movement; 4sm shows occasional slight cut, mixes running 2sm variant.
Varying movement; 4sm shows occasional slight cut, mixes running 2sm variant.
Fastball Command
Fastball Command 40 40 More control than command; trouble pitching to spots given moving parts in delivery.
More control than command; trouble pitching to spots given moving parts in delivery.
Curveball
Curveball 40 45 79 78-80 Takes something off SL for a true CB look; sweepy, diagonal tilt across the zone; better ones have more down shape when he stays on top, hinting pitch can develop some.
Takes something off SL for a true CB look; sweepy, diagonal tilt across the zone; better ones have more down shape when he stays on top, hinting pitch can develop some.
Slider
Slider 45 50 84 83-86 Best pitch w/ potential of solid go-to pitch against ML bats; feel to use against same-side hitters gives chance at big league role; tight slant w/ tough angle to LHH.
Best pitch w/ potential of solid go-to pitch against ML bats; feel to use against same-side hitters gives chance at big league role; tight slant w/ tough angle to LHH.
ChangeUp
ChangeUp 40 40 86 85-87 Uses more in SP role, rarely shows in relief; projects as occasional wrinkle from the ‘pen; occasional bottoming finish, though too firm and often straightens out.
Uses more in SP role, rarely shows in relief; projects as occasional wrinkle from the ‘pen; occasional bottoming finish, though too firm and often straightens out.
Control
Control 45 45 Strikethrower who stays around the plate; lacks stuff to challenge, better suited to face lineups once; intense, focused mound presence fits in the ‘pen.
Strikethrower who stays around the plate; lacks stuff to challenge, better suited to face lineups once; intense, focused mound presence fits in the ‘pen.
Attribute Present Future
Delivery Average Average
Athleticism Below Average Below Average
Pitchability Average Average
Mound Presence Plus Plus
Overall Summary
Has been a SP through A-Ball, though working from the ‘pen in AFL and fits best there at higher levels. Solid SL and ability to match up against LHH can get him to the big leagues in 4A/callup role for cups of coffee.