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Draft Focus: Nick Burdi

Draft : : Prospect Scouting Reports
Frankie Piliere        
Published: Friday, April 04, 2014


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Nick Burdi Perfect Game profile

Position:  RHP
Height:  6-4
Weight:  215
Bats/Throws:  R-R
Birthdate: Jan. 19, 1993
College:  Louisville
Hometown:  Downers Grove, Ill.
Previously Drafted:  Twins '11 (24)
Projected Draft Round:  1

There a handful of players in each draft class that are highly identifiable with one particular tool or trait. Kyle Schwarber is known for his lefthanded power, while Carlos Rodon is known for his wipeout slider. Then, there is Louisville righthander, Nick Burdi, who arguably has the most talked about fastball in the 2014 draft class. But, there are also a lot of variables to consider with Burdi, including the fact that he’s a closer. The question is going to be just how high a team is going to be willing to take a college closer, balancing the fact that he also reaches 102 mph.


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