Nick Longhi First Base-Outfield


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Born: August 16, 1995
Venice, FL
Height: 6-2
Weight: 215
Bats: Right
Throws: Left
Drafted: 30th round, 2013
How Acquired: Draft
High School: Venice HS (FL)

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Traded to Cincinnati for international amateur signing bonus pool space (July 2017)

Physical Description: Solid frame, strong core and upper body. Has added more strength as he has physically matured. 

Hit: Changed swing mechanics prior to 2017 season. Still starts with hands down and brings them up during load, but now utilizes a leg lift and altered swing path designed to put the ball in the air. Previously used a toe tap for load and timing. Has strong feel for hitting and knack for making hard contact. Uses all fields. Swing can get long and has a tendency to come around the ball. Solid-average bat speed, but can struggle with plus velocity up in the zone. Potential average hit tool.

Power: Ball carries off the bat. Has shown the ability to hit the ball out of the park in batting practice, but over-the-fence power hasnít translated to games yet as he has struggled to elevate the ball. Changed swing in 2017 to attempt to change groundball-heavy batted ball profile. Above-average raw power with average game power potential once he physically matures.

Arm: Plus arm strength. Plenty of arm for the corner outfield. Hit 93 mph on mound in high school.  

Field: Has versatility to play both outfield corners and first base. Potential plus defender with strong instincts, soft hands, and solid footwork at first base. Has not played much outfield in recent years, but has average range there. Is still working on his reads of the bat and routes to the ball. Potential to be an average defender in the outfield.

Run: Fringe-average runner with above-average instincts. Aggressive on the base paths, but knows his limits. Looks to take the extra base when possible.

Career Notes: 2014 season ended in mid-July due to a torn UCL in his thumb. Committed to Louisiana State before signing. Lifelong Red Sox fan would likely have gone to school if drafted by another organization.

Summation: Potential second-division regular at the big league level. Average-to-better defensive profile with average hit and power potential. Offensive profile fits better in the corner outfield than at first base. Positional versatility could be key for him going forward as his offensive profile isnít an ideal fit at first base. Was young for a 2013 draftee and has always been young for his level in the minors.

  Hitting Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age g ab r h 2b 3b hr rbi tb bb so sb cs avg obp slg ops
  2013 GCL Red Sox GCL Rk Bos 17 16 45 4 8 5 0 1 4 16 3 12 1 0 0.178 0.245 0.356 0.600
  2014 Lowell NYPL A- Bos 18 30 109 19 36 10 1 0 10 48 11 22 0 3 0.330 0.388 0.440 0.829
  2015 Greenville SAL A Bos 19 115 442 52 124 27 3 7 62 178 34 88 2 0 0.281 0.338 0.403 0.741
  2016 Salem Car A+ Bos 20 124 471 56 133 40 3 2 77 185 50 106 2 3 0.282 0.354 0.393 0.747
  2017 Portland East AA Bos 21 62 237 26 62 15 0 6 33 95 13 40 0 1 0.262 0.306 0.401 0.706
  2017 Pensacola Sou AA Cin 21 7 19 2 6 1 0 1 7 10 3 5 0 0 0.316 0.409 0.526 0.935
  Additional Player Info  
  Pronunciation: LONG-ee
First Pro Contract:
July 12, 2013 by Willie Romay
Signing Bonus: $440,000
MiLB Debut: July 25, 2013 (GCL Red Sox)
Added to 40-man: -
MLB Debut:
- Awards
2017 Pre-Season All-Star Player of the Week (June 5-11, 2017)






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