Nick Raquet

Born: 12/12/1995 (Age: 23)
Bats: Right
Throws: Left
Arm Slot:
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: July 6th, 2018
Dates Seen: 4x -- April/June/July 2018
Level: High A
Affiliate: Potomac Nationals
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On 40-Man Roster: No
Physical Description
Medium frame, stocky and durable, more strong than athletic and loose. Heavy footed off the mound.
Mechanical Notes
Slow paced semi-windup; drop/drive mechanics give him long stride and extension; deceptive moving parts in delivery, finds a way to repeat. Plunge arm-circle w/ inverted-w, funky closed front side hides the ball. Will have plus funk and deception in a relief role.
MLB ETA Present Role Future Role Role Description Risk
2020 P 45 Swingman High
Pitch Present Future Sitting Range Comments
Fastball Value
Overall Fastball Value 40 45 FB projects as playable pitch in non-starting role.
FB projects as playable pitch in non-starting role.
Fastball Velocity 40 45 88-89 86-93 Below-avg velo as a starter (86-90); works at 91-93 when in relief.
Fastball Velocity
Fastball Movement
Fastball Movement 50 50 Late hop w/ ride up in the zone when elevated. Sink and run when angled down.
Late hop w/ ride up in the zone when elevated. Sink and run when angled down.
Fastball Command
Fastball Command 45 50 Consistently low in the zone, able to go to both sides. Polished command/pitchability prospect.
Consistently low in the zone, able to go to both sides. Polished command/pitchability prospect.
Curveball
Curveball 40 40 75 74-78 Loopy CB he wrinkles as a mix pitch as a starter. Won't show it as much facing lineups once.
Loopy CB he wrinkles as a mix pitch as a starter. Won't show it as much facing lineups once.
Slider
Slider 45 50 83 82-84 Best pitch, very tough on LHH. Consistent long break, flashes of sharp bite. Projects as a solid big league SL.
Best pitch, very tough on LHH. Consistent long break, flashes of sharp bite. Projects as a solid big league SL.
ChangeUp
ChangeUp 45 45 83 82-84 Usable CH, knows when to throw it, moderate fade action and able to sell w/ armspeed.
Usable CH, knows when to throw it, moderate fade action and able to sell w/ armspeed.
Control
Control 45 50 Pitches off his FB more at this level than he will be able to against better competition. Throws strikes w/ all pitches, future avg control as he tweaks sequencing.
Pitches off his FB more at this level than he will be able to against better competition. Throws strikes w/ all pitches, future avg control as he tweaks sequencing.
Attribute Present Future
Delivery Average Plus
Athleticism Below Average Below Average
Pitchability Plus Plus
Mound Presence Plus Plus
Overall Summary
Intense competitor w/ high pitching IQ. Stuff is likely too short for a true back-rotation profile, but is the type of pitcher who could be used in a variety of roles. Projects as swingman type that could make spot-starts or pitch middle innings from the 'pen.