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Jacob Nix

Born: 01/09/1996 (Age: 20)
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 6' 4" Weight: 220
Mechanics
Work in progress; much more quiet than before; consistency becoming more fluid; arm slot can change every so often but become less frequent; effort taken out but shows occasionally; crossfire
Evaluator Grant Jones
Report Date 05/21/2016
Affiliate Fort Wayne TinCaps (Low A, Padres)
Dates Seen May 20th 2016
OFP 60
Realistic Everyday starter - number two ceiling
MLB ETA 2018
Video Yes
Pitch Type Present Grade Future Grade Sitting Velocity Peak Velocity Report
FB 55 65 94-94 97 Worked consistently at 94-95; top of 97 highest seen in two outings; arm side run when in groove at 93-94, potential plus-plus
CB 45 55 79-80   Multiple plane break; backed up on lefties; needs consistency -- dropped elbow and got under one;
CH 40 50 86-87   Marked improvement from a year ago; tighter than in April, less arm side fade than in April
Overall

Nix has come a long way from when I saw him in the AZL. Fastball velo has improved every outing, as well as the consistency of his delivery. Sat 94-95, with multiple 97s. Curve has always shown great potential with a more consistent arm slot and a little bit of a tighter spin, has 60 potential with those improvements. Change up has marked improvement over the last year, showing as an average pitch, with a better feel as of late for it. Potential to be number two or three pitcher if everything works out for the best.

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