Patrick Nickles

HS Grad 2003
Age 31 and 5 mos
Age on 2003 Draft 17 and 8 mos
Position(s) RHP  RHP
Ht/Wt 6-2, 160 lb
School  Abbeville
Hometown  Abbeville, SC USA
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National Rank - Class of 2003 
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Position - RHP
SC State Rank - Class of 2003 
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2003 World Showcase   Jan 11, 2003
PG Grade: 6
Nickles is a projectable RHP with a lanky 6'2/160 good body. He has a chance to gain a lot of strength and increase his velocity. In Ft Myers he showed a 79 mph fastball and a 65 mph curveball. We were told he had recently changed his arm slot from the side to 3/4. Our suggestion would be to go back to the side. Sidearm gives much more movement and deception. 79 from the side can be unhittable at times. 79 at 3/4 or higher won't create much interest from college recruiters or scouts. Hopefully he will either return to his natural slot or improve his velocity a bunch from the new slot. Some pitchers actually throw harder with better command from the lower angle. If Nickles is one of those, he's robbing himself on all ends. More movement, more velocity and better command are three very good reasons to change arm angles.

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Percentile Rank among grad class in the recorded year

FB 79 mph
5.49% Rank
best 95  avg 86
 (2003 class in 2003)

best 96  avg 84
 (2003 class)
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