Jimmy Nelson

HS Grad 2007
Age 28 and 6 mos
Age on 2007 Draft 18 and 0 mos
Position(s) RHP  
Ht/Wt 6-6, 227 lb
B/T R/R
School  Niceville Senior
Hometown  Niceville, FL USA
Summer Team 
Fall Team  Niceville Eagles
MLB Debut 
Brewers Sep 06, 2013
MLB Draft 
Round 2 by Brewers in 2010
All Americans/All Regions
2007 Florida - All Region 1st Team
National Rank - Class of 2007
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 06, 2007
Overall
182
Position - RHP
NA
6'6 RHP upper 80s throws 3 pitches for strikes. Touched 90 in Jupiter, effortless deliver, very good breaking ball, good at World Showcase.
FL State Rank - Class of 2007
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 06, 2007
Overall
NA
Position - RHP
NA
GPA
3.8
SAT
--
ACT
22

4 yr Commitment
Alabama

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Best PG Grade
9.5
1/6/2007
Latest Showcase Report
2007 World Showcase   Jan 06, 2007
PG Grade: 9.5
Jimmy Nelson is a 2007 RHP with a 6'6'', 227 lb. frame from Niceville FL, who attends Niceville HS. He has a big and tall country strong type of build that could get really strong in the future. Nelson throws from a complicated, multi-piece delivery with a full arms over head takeaway and a high 3/4's release point. There are plenty of inconsistencies he'll have to iron out at the next level. His arm works very well through all of it. His best pitch was an 80 mph slider that had a sharp 2-plane break and was nasty at times and will be a major weapon for him in the future. Nelson had much better command of his slider than his other pitches and lots of confidence in the pitch. His fastball was 86-89 mph from a good downhill plane and it had excellent sink at times when he got it low in the strike zone. Nelson's change up also showed quality and he should consider throwing it more often. Nelson is a very good prospect now and when he gets his delivery under control and his strength grows into his frame, he could be something special. That slider will be unhittable when he's throwing it 85 mph. Nelson is a very good student who will be attending Alabama.
PG Career Progression
Best PG Grade: 9.50
1.00 improvement beginning on Jan 21, 2006
PG Grade

Percentile Rank among grad class in the recorded year

FB 89 mph
1/6/2007
85.51% Rank
best 96  avg 84
 (2007 class in 2007)

best 99  avg 83
 (2007 class)
60 8.33 sec
1/21/2006
1.35% Rank
best 6.38  avg 7.39
 (2007 class in 2006)

best 6.33  avg 7.45
 (2007 class)
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