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|2013-05-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)||Jason,
Have you seen Nick Tropeano and you impressions of him ?|
(Junior from Dallas)
|Saw him last Saturday. It was pretty good. He's somewhere between a back-end starter (no. 4 type) and reliever. Scouts are pretty split. He looked like a starter to me, but I also saw his best outing thus far and was calling the game on TV. I want to see him directly behind the plate and in a good position to scout it. He'll sit in the low-90s and pop up to 94. I thought his slider command on Saturday was impressive...he had it in and out of the zone when he needed to chase strikeouts. A 6'4" guy but some effort and a lot of arms and legs coming at you. High-energy and a little tightly wound that makes you think "bullpen," but he commanded his stuff well when I saw him. Again, want to see more of him from a better point of view so I can say more definitively. It was intriguing though. (Jason Cole)|
|2013-04-30 12:00:00 (link to chat)||Nick Tropeano and Nolan Fontana both could have the "advanced/polished college player" label attached to them, and both are tearing up their level (AA and A+, respectively). How soon do we see them at the MLB level?|
(Ashitaka1110 from Houston, TX)
|It comes down to how aggressive Houston wants to be. I would say 2014 but perhaps Houston decides to give them a glimpse of big-league life in September. (R.J. Anderson)|
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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile
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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2013, Nick Tropeano threw 89 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system in 2012, all of them occuring in Fall/Winter Ball. In 2012, he relied primarily on his Sinker (93mph) and Change (82mph), also mixing in a Slider (80mph). He also rarely threw a Fourseam Fastball (93mph).