Nick Maldonado
Nick Maldonado
Nick Maldonado

CLASS OF 2019

RHP

Nick
Maldonado

Vanderbilt
Seton Hall Prep (HS) • NJ
6-2 • 205LBS • R/R
Travel Team: Diamond Jacks

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1/7/19
Maldonado is a Vanderbilt recruit hailing from Seton Hall Prep. Lean, athletic build at 6-foot-2 195-pounds. On the mound, the right hander possesses elite command and pitchability of three pitches. Consistently in the upper 80s, Maldonado can pop a 90-91 routinely, often later in games. His breaking ball has sharp 11/5 break and can take a little off to make it more of a curveball, or add velocity to it to make it more of a put-away pitch. His changeup has armside run at 76-78 MPH. Clean, polished mechanics with an effortless finish, Maldonado has been one of the most consistent starting pitchers in New Jersey since his freshman year.

5/6/17
Vanderbilt recruit. Top ranked 2019 in NJ. Fastball sat 86-88 touching 89 from a high-3/4 slot. Curveball showed swing-and-miss flashes with 11/5 sharp break and tight spin at 73-77. Showed a changeup with some arm side run at 76-78. Clean, polished, repeatable mechanics and arm action. Showed plus command for age, able to inside to righties and lefties. Easy velo with little effort, seemed to get stronger as the game wore on. Maintained velocity of 86-87 touching 88 in the 7th inning. Workhorse type. Finished with CG SHO, 6 H, 6 K, 0 BB, 95 pitches.



9/24/16
Maldonado has a lean, athletic build at 6-foot-1 180-pounds. Is the top 2019 prospect in the state. On the mound, was sitting 84-86 with FB. Has an advanced feel for offspeed pitches. Throws sharp 11/5 breaking ball at 68-73 mph. Also flashes a changeup with some arm side run at 77-78 mph. Polished pitcher for age - will throw any pitch in any count for strikes. Delivery is up tempo but under control. High leg kick helps him stay over the rubber longer. Gets good extension with gloveside going down the mound. Loose hips, extension on finish is long and toward home plate. No wasted movements. high follow prospect. 


6/15/16

Maldonado is a lean, athletic  6-foot-1 180-pounds. Primary RHP, but also plays SS. Started for Seton Hall Prep as a frosh, team ended up winning State Championship, with Maldonado starting the State Sectional Final. Lightning quick arm on the mound, slow methodical delivery. Up to 86 mph, sitting 85-86 for most of his outing. Swing and miss 11/5 slider. High-3/4 slot. Yanks head slightly on release, but otherwise mechanics are sound. Top 2019 in NJ, very high follow. Brother plays at Pittsburgh.

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