Nick Neidert

Position: RHSP
Level: Double-A
Affiliate: Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp
League: Southern League
Born: 11/20/1996 (Age: 22)
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 180
B/T: Right / Right
Acquired: 2nd Rd., 2015 MLB First-Year Player Draft (SEA)

Prospect Spotlight

The 60th overall pick in 2015 from a Georgia high school, Neidert was one of three prospects Seattle sent the Marlins for Dee Gordon in December of 2017. He flourished in his first season in Miami’s system and was named a league all-star at mid-season for the second straight year. Neidert’s low-90s fastball can scrape the 95-to-96 mph range at best, but he prefers to pitch down at 91-92 and rely on his above-average armside run. His best off-speed is a mid-80s changeup with excellent sell and separation, though feel to add and subtract from a slurvy breaking ball also plays that pitch to average. With a bevy of pitches in the 50 to 55 range and plus control, Neidert projects as a solid back-rotation starter and could fill that role soon.