Brendan Nail Minors  |  Pitcher

     
 

Age: 25
Born: October 18, 1995
Greensboro, NC
Height: 6-0
Weight: 190
Bats: Left
Throws: Left
Drafted: Not drafted
How Acquired: Undrafted free agent (Aug. 2017)
College: Western Carolina
High School: Page (NC)

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Physical Description: Average frame, minimal physical projection.

Mechanics: Throws from a three-quarters arm slot. Starts on the first base side of the rubber. Short arm action behind. Does a good job hiding the ball behind his body during his delivery. Delivery makes it tough for lefties to pick the ball up out of his hand.

Fastball: 89-91 mph. Tops out at 93 mph. Pitch shows natural cut and jumps on hitters. Command and control need significant improvement. Walks way too many hitters, but has shown the ability to miss bats with the pitch, at least in the low minors.

Breaking Ball: 75-80 mph. Looks like a curveball at lower velocities and more like a slider when thrown harder. Unclear if two different pitches or one with a wide velocity band.

Career Notes: Undrafted out of Western Carolina as a junior, signed for full “slot” for an undrafted free agent after a strong Cape Cod League season. Missed extended time in 2018 with an undisclosed injury. Did not make 2019 debut with Greenville until April 30, then was demoted back to extended spring training after four appearances. Was much better in return to Greenville after an eight-game stint in Lowell, posting a 2.16 ERA, 1.08 WHIP, and 26 strikeouts in 16 2/3 innings.

Summation: Profiles as an organizational arm. Ceiling of an emergency, up-and-down left-hander. Left-handedness gives him a chance, but will have to prove it at each level and is behind the development curve.

 
   
  Pitching Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age w l % era g gs sv ip h r er hr bb so whip k/bb k/9
  2017 Western Carolina NCAA Coll --- 21 6 8 0.429 6.67 17 15 0 87.2 105 70 65 11 47 100 1.73 2.13 10.27
  2017 Lowell NYPL A- Bos 21 1 0 1.000 0.00 2 0 0 4.0 4 0 0 0 1 5 1.25 5.00 11.25
  2017 Greenville SAL A Bos 21 1 0 1.000 0.00 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 --- 0.00
  2018 Greenville SAL A Bos 22 0 1 0.000 3.52 5 0 0 7.2 6 9 3 0 6 13 1.57 2.17 15.26
  2019 Lowell NYPL A- Bos 23 0 0 --- 1.23 8 0 4 14.2 6 4 2 0 6 27 0.82 4.50 16.57
  2019 Greenville SAL A Bos 23 0 1 0.000 3.96 15 0 0 25.0 21 12 11 3 16 37 1.48 2.31 13.32
   
  Additional Player Info  
  Pronunciation: ---
First Pro Contract:
August 16, 2017 by Pat Portugal (BOS)
Signing Bonus: $125,000
MiLB Debut: August 24, 2017 (Lowell)
MLFA Eligible: November 2023
Rule 5 Draft Eligible: December 2020
Added to 40-man: -
MLB Debut:
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MLB Service Time (through 2019):
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Options Remaining
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Contract (2020): MiLB contract
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