Nick Longhi Minors First Base - Outfield

       
 
Born: August 16, 1995
Birthplace: Springfield, MA
Height: 6-2
Weight: 205
Bats: Right
Throws: Left
   
Drafted: 30th round, 2013 by BOS
How Acquired: Draft; signed as a minor league free agent (Dec. 2019)
College: (LSU commit)
High School: Venice (FL)
   

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Pronunciation: LONG-ee
First Pro Contract: July 12, 2013 (BOS)
Signing Scout: Willie Romay
Signing Bonus: $440,000
   
Pro Debut: July 25, 2013 (GCL)
MLB Debut: -
   
Twitter: @nick_longhi21
Instagram: @nick_longhi21


Signed with Colorado (Jan. 2020)
 
 
 
 
 
     
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  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 has not 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.

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.

Field: Has the versatility to play both outfield corners and first base. Solid defender with strong instincts, soft hands, and good footwork at first base. Average range for left field. Is still working on his reads off the bat and routes to the ball. Can play right field in a pinch.
  Arm: Above-average arm strength. Has the arm for right field, but played mostly left field during his time in the Reds organization, when he got significantly more outfield time than he had late in his first stint with the Red Sox.

Career Notes: Committed to LSU before signing. Lifelong Red Sox fan would likely have gone to school if drafted by another organization. 2014 season ended in mid-July due to a torn UCL in his thumb. Was traded to the Reds in July 2017 for international bonus pool money. Less than a month after being traded, suffered an injury that led to Tommy John surgery. Had multiple offers as a minor league free agent before re-signing with the Red Sox in December 2019.

Summation: Potential platoon or bench player at the big league level. Average defensive profile with average hit and power potential. Positional versatility could be key for him going forward, as his offensive profile is not an ideal fit at first base.

Links
2013 Top 40 Season in Review
2014 Top 40 Season in Review
With injury behind him, Longhi honing selective... (3.25.15)
Notes from the Field: Devers power display... (5.6.15)
Podcast: Interviews with Chavis and Longhi (8.21.15)
Scouting Scratch: Guerra, Chavis, Longhi (9.3.15)
2015 Top 40 Season in Review

Scouting Scracth: Wrapping Up April in Portland (5.5.17)
Scouting Scratch (6.19.17)
Trade Analysis: Scouting Nick Longhi (7.3.17)
State of the System 2020: Noteworthy Extras (5.26.2020)
 
   
     
    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
  2018 Pensacola Sou AA Cin 22 58 176 20 44 9 0 2 28 59 13 38 0 0 0.250 0.318 0.335 0.653
  2018 Lousiville IL AAA Cin 22 32 90 8 21 6 0 0 8 26 2 27 1 0 0.233 0.258 0.289 0.547
2019 Louisville IL AAA Cin 23 111 389 51 110 28 3 12 51 180 30 102 0 1 0.283 0.336 0.463 0.798
  2020 MiLB Season Cancelled --- --- Bos 24 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
   
     
 
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