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Draft Focus: Aaron Nola

Draft : : Prospect Scouting Reports
Frankie Piliere        
Published: Monday, April 14, 2014

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Aaron Nola Perfect Game profile

Position:  RHP
Height:  6-1
Weight:  196
Bats/Throws:  R-R
Birthdate: June 4, 1993
College:  Louisiana State
Hometown:  Baton Rouge, La.
Previously Drafted:  Blue Jays '11 (22)
Projected Draft Round:  1

The story early in 2014 has centered around some of the top college pitchers in the class, namely Carlos Rodon and Jeff Hoffman, struggling to fully take a stranglehold on the top spot in the draft. But, then there is Aaron Nola, who doesn’t usually find himself in the discussion with those pitchers but simply keeps rolling on with dominant performance after dominant performance this spring. A picture of consistency, Nola has pitched himself right into the top ten overall picture and now has to be viewed as one of the most big league ready arms in the 2014 class.

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