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Jacob Nix

Born: 01/09/1996 (Age: 20)
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 6' 4" Weight: 220
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
MLB ETA 2018
Video Yes
Pitch Type Future Grade Sitting Velocity Peak Velocity Report
FB 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 55 79-80   Multiple plane break; backed up on lefties; needs consistency -- dropped elbow and got under one;
CH 50 86-87   Marked improvement from a year ago; tighter than in April, less arm side fade than in April

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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