Nick Houghton

CLASS OF 2018

RHP
OF

Nick
Houghton

Monmouth
Nottingham (HS) • NJ
6-1 • 158LBS
Travel Team: Gallagher Team Mizuno 17U

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2018 National

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Preseason All-State Showcase (February 11th, 2017)
Houghton has a lean, athletic build at 6-foot-1 158-pounds. OF that ran the 60 in 6.96. Possible two-way prospect at the next level. Offensively- starts with a tall, balanced stance with hands level with back shoulder. As pitch comes in, uses a small foot stride to start swing, hands load back. Shows some explosiveness in swing. Balanced finish, creates some lift. Exit Velocity topped at 87 mph. Defensively- fields ball in front of body on the outside of foot to keep him directional going twoard target. Throws topped at 87 mph with some life from a high-3/4 slot. Whippy arm action. Pitching- Fastball topped at 83, sat mostly 81-83. Flashed a changeup at 78-79. Shows some effort in delivery. Creates leverage going down the mound with a high front side. Drop and drive type pitcher, uses back side to power him to homeplate. Creates downhill angle on finish. High-3/4 slot with some life in arm action. Quick arm with room to still fill out frame. High follow prospect.


10/2/16

Houghton has a lean, athletic build at 6-foot-1 160-pounds. Sat 85-86 with his fastball from a high-3/4 angle. Flashed a plus breaking ball at 76-77 mph. True swing and miss slider with 11/5 depth. Quick arm with short arm action - shows some effort in delivery. One of the top prospects from the event.  

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