Robert Nickols

HS Grad 2004
Age 31 and 7 mos
Age on 2004 Draft 18 and 3 mos
Position(s) LHP  1B
Ht/Wt 6-5, 215 lb
B/T S/L
School  Horizon
Hometown  Tucson, AZ USA
Summer Team  Diamondback Scout Team
Fall Team  HS team
MLB Draft 
Round 22 by Reds  in 2005
Round 25 by Reds  in 2004
National Rank - Class of 2004 
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 05, 2004
Overall
107
Position - LHP
NA
AZ State Rank - Class of 2004 
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 05, 2004
Overall
NA
Position - LHP
NA
GPA
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SAT
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ACT
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PG Grades

Best PG Grade
8
6/7/2003
Latest Showcase Report
2003 Sunshine West Showcase   Jun 07, 2003
PG Grade: 8
Nickols is a 6 foot 5 left-hander with a strong 215 pond body. He showed us a good arm action from over-the-top and an easy delivery that produced 84-86 mph fastballs topping out at 87. His arm was so effortless it appeared that he lacked enough arm speed to throw even 85 mph. He threw a 68-70 mph curve but on occasion flashed one at 74 and 75 mph with the same break and path, just harder. It's a good pitch when it is thrown hard. We liked what we saw in potential even more than what he showed in the game. An impressive trait was the fact that he got stronger as he continued to pitch. His velocity crept up to a consistent 86 mph in the 3rd inning in 112 degree mid afternoon heat. He has a special arm and we hope to see him again before the end of the summer.

Best PG has recorded

Percentile Rank among grad class in the recorded year

FB 87 mph
6/7/2003
74.07% Rank
best 94  avg 84
 (2004 class in 2003)

best 95  avg 83
 (2004 class)
60 7.34 sec
6/7/2003
55.03% Rank
best 6.35  avg 7.40
 (2004 class in 2003)

best 6.29  avg 7.39
 (2004 class)
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