Ohio Top Ten Breakdown: Top Viewed Prospect Profiles - #8 Nicholas Northcut

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Ohio Top Ten Breakdown: Top Viewed Prospect Profiles - #8 Nicholas Northcut

Nicholas Northcut#8 Nicholas Northcut, RHP/3B, Mason, 2018 (Vanderbilt commit)
Scouting Report: 6-foot, 209-pound solid body frame. On the mound, his delivery requires regular effort, with good rhythm and tempo. He has a higher leg kick, and tilts shoulders for leverage on his pitches. He lands in a straight line, even at foot strike. He throws using average arm speed through a high-¾ slot. His fastball sits around 85-88, topping out at 91 this summer. Northcut throws a curveball at 65-68 mph with gradual break at an 11/5 plane. He threw a slider with a more tighter action than his curveball at 76-78 mph. He also flashed a changeup using fastball arm speed at 74 mph. The two-way prospect also shows well in the field and at the plate. From the infield, he shows pretty good footwork approaching ground balls, fielding the ball out front with his hands for the most part. He throws using a short, clean arm action coming from a ¾ slot, while reaching a top velocity of 81 mph. At the plate, the right-handed hitter starts from a slightly open stance getting himself back to being squared up to even before he swings. He does a tremendous job of using his lower half to create his power. He uses a fluid hands back to shoulder load. Swings with the bat head pretty much staying level in the zone and finishes mixing up his follow through with one and two hands. He showed impressive bat speed and strength, especially for his age when he hit a home run during his round of batting practice at the 2016 TPG. Northcut showed the ability to use the opposite side of the field with power in a plate appearance during game play, when he barrelled up the baseball, and hit a triple down the right field line. He reached a top exit velocity of 93 mph and ran a 7.50 60-yard dash.

Overview: In 2016, the '18 two-way prospect sits at the 6th spot in the state prospect rankings and 136th overall for PBR. The Mason product was an early commitment for the Vanderbilt Commodores and will look to improve his skills over the last two years of high school before heading off to college. The upcoming junior is looking for big things this spring for himself and his Mason Comets.

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