Nick Margevicius

Position: LHSP
Level: Class A
Affiliate: Fort Wayne TinCaps
League: Midwest League
Born: 06/18/1996 (Age: 27)
Height: 6'5"
Weight: 220
B/T: Left / Left
Acquired: 7th Rd., 2017 MLB First-Year Player Draft (SDP)

Prospect Spotlight

San Diego drafted the athletic 6’5” lefty in the 7th round of the 2017 Draft. After showing well in his pro debut last summer for Short-Season Tri-City, Margevicius has torched the Midwest League this season. Through the first half of the year, he had struck out over 11 batters per-nine while walking less than two.

Margevicius has the qualities of a finesse lefty. His fastball sat in the 88-to-90 mph range, touching 91, with above-average armside movement and riding life when he was up in the zone. He will mix an infrequent cutter to righties in the mid-80s, showing pitchability and knowing when to change looks at the heater. He won’t get whiffs from better hitters like he is in A-Ball, but when you factor in above-average fastball command on top of the movement, Margevicius projects to pitch with an average fastball despite the fringy velocity. His best off-speed pitch was a low-70s curveball with 11-to-5 shape. There’s feel to land it to both sides of the plate, but the lack of power and sharpness won’t make it much of a bat-misser. His change is playable, a low-80s pitch with moderate fade that he can sell at armspeed.

Margevicius’ calling cards are command/control and pitchability, the reason he has posted such dominant numbers as an older pitcher with polish in the Midwest League. There’s enough here for a FV 40 longman or spot-starter, a great outcome for his draft position and underslot price tag.