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Most Viewed Player Profiles of 2015: No. 1 Mike Nikorak

By Greg Williams
Pennsylvania Director of Scouting

After drilling down into our google analytics we have compiled a list of the ten most visited Pennsylvania profiles on the Prep Baseball Report website in 2015.  During the month of December we will count down to the end of the year with a look at those profiles that were most viewed.

No. 1 Mike Nikorak       

PBR Draft Notes: June 3, 2015 The 6-foot-5, 205-pound Alabama signee had a perplexing season, flashing high-end stuff while also losing velocity later in outings and struggling with his command. At his best, he sits in the low 90s, touching the mid 90s with downward plane and riding action. Nikorak also has a sharp curveball with 11/5 action that sits 79-82 with depth. His delivery didn???t look as smooth and easy this spring and his fastball velocity would dip to 89-91 later in outings. He struck out 50 in 29.2 innings this season, but walked 21. His stock has turned into a bit of a wild card and he could slot anywhere from the middle of the first round to the compensation round. Despite his inconsistent spring, Nikorak has the upside scouts are willing to gamble on given that he???s a Northeast arm with athleticism???he also played quarterback???and has shown more in the past.

Nikorak went on to be drafted by the Colorado Rockies in the first round with the 27th overall pick in the 2015 MLB amateur draft. Although he struggled out of the gates in his first season at of rookie ball, Nikorak is still rated as the No. 10 prospect in the Rockies minor league system.

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