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Draft Focus: Jacob Nix

Draft : : Prospect Scouting Reports
Todd Gold        
Published: Friday, April 11, 2014


Every weekday leading up to the 2014 MLB Draft, Perfect Game will be providing a scouting profile on a notable draft-eligible prospect.  Stay tuned to Perfect Game and be sure to visit the Draft Page for all of the latest info and reports pertaining to the draft.




Jacob Nix Perfect Game profile

Position:  RHP
Height:  6-4
Weight:  205
Bats/Throws:  R-R
High School:  Los Alamitos
City, State:  Los Alamitos, Calif.
Commitment:  UCLA
Projected Draft Round:  2-3

The top pitching prospect in the Los Angeles/Orange County area is typically one of the most well known and hyped prospects in their respective draft class. There isn't a consensus as to exactly who that prospect is in the 2014 class. Jack Flaherty's polished command and pitchability give him a legitimate case, but Jacob Nix's upside puts him firmly in the conversation. The preference between the two can almost be used as a rorschach to discern an organization's scouting philosophy and preferences. 

While Flaherty has a somewhat unique prospect profile in his own right given his two-way skillset, Nix has been far less prominent on the national prospect radar than a prospect possessing his caliber of upside and residing in a high profile area like Orange County typically would.


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