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Nik Nowottnick

Born: 12/05/1991 (Age: 23)
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 6' 4" Weight: 195
Mechanics
Build: Tall and lanky; sturdy shoulders and hips with a good core; frame is maxed.

Mechanics: High 3/4 arm slot; deep arm action and a long extension; above-average arm speed; exerted delivery; drags arm and opens up; big angle helps play up arsenal; clean landing from a hard drive.
Evaluator Tucker Blair
Report Date 04/27/2015
Affiliate Frederick Keys (High A, Orioles)
Dates Seen 4/25/15
OFP 40
Realistic 40; Middle Relief
MLB ETA 2017
Video No
Pitch Type Present Grade Future Grade Sitting Velocity Peak Velocity Report
FB 50 50 88-90 91 Average command; hard armside run with mild boring action; busts in on hands routinely; big angle and plane helps to play up the effectiveness of the offering.
SL 45 50 81-82 82 Fringe command; replicates arm speed; moderate tilt; worked backdoor consistently; deception from arm slot and angle helps to play up offering; inconsistent release points and spin; slight refinement in command and release points can push the pitch to a future average offering.
Overall

Nowottnick signed out of Towson in 2013, mostly as a depth option for the lower minors. Since then, he has improved his command slightly and boosted his potential as a relief profile. The FB/SL combo works because of the large angle and plane he is able to gain from his tall frame and release point. While he lacks a sufficient out pitch, he misses enough barrels to serve as the last man in a bullpen or a depth option in the upper minors.

Round Drafted: UDFA, signed in 2013
Why: Signed for minimal money; depth in lower minors; FB/SL combo could play up in a pen role.

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