Nick Sciortino XST  |  Catcher

     
 

Age: 21
Born: July 21, 1995
Barrington, NJ
Height: 5-9
Weight: 197
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Drafted: 17th round, 2016
How Acquired: Draft
College: Boston College
High School: Haddon Heights (NJ)

Photo © Kelly O'Connor

Physical Description: Undersized catcherís build. Softish body, below-average athlete. Solid lower half. Little-to-no projection.

Hit: Starts with his hands by his chest and rocks backwards. Open stance. Uses leg kick. Below-average bat speed. Short, contact-oriented swing. Bat drags; struggles with velocity, especially up in the zone. Average pitch recognition skills. Puts together decent at-bats against low-minors pitching, but will be tested by more advanced arms. Well below-average potential.

Power: Not a part of his game. Swing is tailored for gap power at most. Well below-average raw power. Could run into a home run or two a season.

Arm: Average arm strength. Will pop consistently around two seconds on throws to second base.

Field: Soft hands and average receiving skills but struggles on balls in the dirt. Gets down reasonably quick, but needs to improve cushioning the ball and keeping it close when it bounces off his equipment. Will get out of crouch early at times to cheat on throw to second, which causes problems when pitch isnít where he expects it. Average defensive potential.

Run: 20 speed. Not a part of his game.

Summation: Projects as a minor league depth catcher. Ceiling of an organizational type, Double-A contributor. Wonít add much at the plate; value will be drawn from defense behind the pate. Will need to show solid game-calling and receiving skills to stick around.

 
   
  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
  2014 Boston College NCAA Coll --- 18 36 104 9 20 2 0 0 4 22 12 18 1 2 0.192 0.288 0.212 0.500
  2015 Boston College NCAA Coll --- 19 44 153 16 36 8 1 0 21 46 14 36 4 1 0.235 0.304 0.301 0.605
  2016 Boston College NCAA Coll --- 20 48 166 22 45 7 0 2 22 58 20 35 1 0 0.271 0.372 0.349 0.721
  2016 Lowell NYPL A- Bos 20 29 92 7 20 2 0 1 5 25 10 29 0 0 0.217 0.308 0.272 0.580
   
  Additional Player Info  
  Pronunciation: ---
First Pro Contract:
June 17, 2016 (Bos)
Signing Bonus: <80,000
MiLB Debut: June 18, 2016 (Lowell)
MLFA Eligible: November 2022
Rule 5 Draft Eligible: December 2019
Added to 40-man: -
MLB Debut:
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MLB Service Time (through 2016):
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Options Remaining
: 3 (0 used)
Contract (2017): MiLB contract
Trade Restrictions
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