Physical Description: Strong,
athletic build. Some remaining projection, but already
physically developed for his age. Looks listed height and
Hit: Starts with an open
stance. Short, compact swing. Quick hands. Does a good job
utilizing his lower half. Will take what the pitcher gives him
and use all fields. Does a decent job picking up breaking balls
early. Has shown the ability to hang in against left-handers.
Potential average hit tool.
raw power. Shows easy power during batting practice. Power is
most notable to the pull side. Potential to develop
above-average game power at his peak.
Run: Average speed. Aggressive on the
basepaths. Gets good jumps and reads the game well when on the
Field: Reads and first step need
some development when playing center field. Won't be a standout defender, but should develop into an
average outfielder at least. Whether he can stick in center
field long-term or has to move to a corner, probably right
field, is still to be determined.
Average arm strength. Passable at all outfield positions. Arm is
accurate, but lacks some zip at times.
Was committed to the University of Maryland. Participated in the
2018 Fall Instructional League.
Potential average regular. If bat continues to develop, ceiling
of an impact everyday player. Bat-first profile, likely destined
for a corner outfield spot.. Not physically imposing, but has
strong instincts and plays hard, getting the most out of his
Note: This page will be updated with a
complete scouting report after the scouting team has seen the
player in regular season game action.
Spring Training Video of Nick Decker (3.21.19)