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Offline daggerrrrrr

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Follow the Prospects: Nic Pivetta, RHP
« Topic Start: June 20, 2013, 09:40:06 PM »


Nic Pivetta

Height: 6'05"

Weight: 220lbs

Bats: Right, Throws: Right

DOB: 02/14/93

Hometown: Victoria, BC Canada

HS:  Lambrick SS | Graduated in 2011

School: New Mexico Junior College (Hobbs, NM)

Position: Pitcher

Drafted: 4th round 136 overall

The 6-foot-5, 220-pound Pivetta was just another arm as a freshman at New Mexico JC in 2012, when he went an undistinguished 4-1, 4.83 with 22 walks and 29 strikeouts in 54 innings. But with an extra year under his belt after sitting out his senior season of competition in 2011 while in high school in Victoria, B.C., with what was determined to be a strained ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow, Pivetta was a different pitcher when he returned to school last fall for his sophomore year. All of a sudden his fastball consistently registered 91-95 mph, peaking at 97, and he had little trouble reaching those elevated levels with a clean delivery and easy arm action, or hitting his spots while also getting solid-average sinking action on his fastball. He also flashed an average curve after being predominantly a fastball/changeup pitcher as a freshman. Almost overnight, Pivetta became a marked man for this year’s draft and he has done little or nothing this spring but enhance his reputation as one of the elite arms in the junior-college ranks. Through his first 11 starts, he was 8-2, 2.92 and had walked just 14 in 71 innings, while striking out 49. With one or two minor exceptions, he has been solid every time out, working at 91-94 and peaking at 96 while generally holding his velocity deeper into starts. With his school’s location in remote eastern New Mexico, Pivetta hasn’t been the easiest player to scout, but a delegation of upwards of 100 scouts was on hand when his team travelled to Phoenix in March, and he didn’t disappoint with a fastball that was still at 95 mph on his 93rd pitch in the seventh inning.

http://www.canadianbaseballnetwork.com/articles/pivetta-expected-to-go-in-top-3-rounds/

Nic Pivetta, a native Canadian, has a very smooth delivery, Kline said and he has a plus curveball to go along with an 89-95-mph fastball and good feel for his changeup. Kline said he could be as a potential No. 3 starter in the major leagues.

http://www.washingtontimes.com/blog/nationals-watch/2013/jun/7/nationals-sign-top-draft-pick-jake-johansen/print/

http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=pivett000nic

Offline Lintyfresh85

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Nic Pivetta, RHP
« Reply #1: June 20, 2013, 10:56:45 PM »
Through his first 11 starts... Well what happened after that?

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Nic Pivetta, RHP
« Reply #2: May 14, 2014, 08:51:18 PM »
Pivetta's last 4 starts in Hagerstown: 22 IP 14 H 3 ER 10 BB 18 K (4-0, 1.23 ERA)

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Nic Pivetta, RHP
« Reply #3: May 14, 2014, 09:42:46 PM »
Pivetta's last 4 starts in Hagerstown: 22 IP 14 H 3 ER 10 BB 18 K (4-0, 1.23 ERA)

too many walks

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Nic Pivetta, RHP
« Reply #4: June 21, 2014, 09:09:20 AM »
Now 9-3 and allowed 0 hits in six innings against Greensboro (one of the better teams) last night. :clap:

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Nic Pivetta, RHP
« Reply #5: July 11, 2014, 11:40:03 PM »
Nice outing for Pivetta tonight: 6 IP 3 H 0 R 0 BB 7 K.

Picked up his 11th win for the Suns.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Nic Pivetta, RHP
« Reply #6: July 12, 2014, 06:42:48 AM »
Nice outing for Pivetta tonight: 6 IP 3 H 0 R 0 BB 7 K.

Picked up his 11th win for the Suns.
Time to move Voth to AA and Pivetta to high A.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Nic Pivetta, RHP
« Reply #7: July 12, 2014, 08:19:31 AM »
This old man't first thought was, "Wasn't he an NBA referee?"      :-[

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Nic Pivetta, RHP
« Reply #8: July 12, 2014, 10:11:42 AM »
Time to move Voth to AA and Pivetta to high A.

Pivetta is fine in Hagerstown. A 17% K rate coupled with a 40% GB rate doesn't merit a promotion.

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Follow the Prospects: Nick Pivetta, RHP
« Reply #9: December 16, 2014, 05:02:53 PM »
http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=pivett000nic

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 5", Weight: 220 lb.

Born: February 14, 1993 in Victoria, British Columbia, CA (Age 21.305)
High School: Lambrick Park SS (Victoria, BC)
School: New Mexico Junior College (Hobbs, NM)

Drafted by the Washington Nationals in the 4th round of the 2013 MLB June Amateur Draft from New Mexico Junior College (Hobbs, NM).

4.22 ERA / 1.168 WHIP in 132.1 IP at Hagerstown in 2014. 2.7 / 6.7 BB-K/9

http://2013nationalsdraft.blogspot.com/2013/06/4th-round-136th-overall-rhp-nick-pivetta.html
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Sean's one sentence analysis: Pivetta is assumed to be headed to the bullpen due to only having 2 solid pitches, but he could improve his changeup and curveball enough to make it as a mid rotation starter due to his impressive control and velocity.

The big (6'5" 215 lb) Canadian righty put up solid numbers (6-1, 3.36 ERA, 14 walks allowed in 75 and 2/3 innings pitched) but had troubles punching people out (5.83 K/9).

Baseball America ranked Pivetta 105th on their top 500 list, saying, "intrigues scouts with his 6-foot-5, 215-pound build and a fastball that has been clocked as high as 97 mph. As a starter, he pitches more in the 90-93 mph range. His slider and changeup show flashes of being above-average but have been inconsistent this spring. Pivetta has some funk to his delivery, as he's a bit of a short strider with a low three-quarters arm slot."

Matt Garrioch of Minor League Ball ranked Pivetta 321 on his top 500 list, giving him a 25/50 present/potential ranking. Garrioch is not convinced that Pivetta's increased velocity will be a permanent thing.

Pivetta was ranked eighth on Perfect Game's top 100 Junior College prospects list. In the article, Allan Simpson noted that Pivetta "was just another arm as a freshman at New Mexico JC in 2012...but with an extra year under his belt after sitting out his senior season of competition in 2011 while in high school in Victoria, B.C., with what was determined to be a strained ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow, Pivetta was a different pitcher when he returned to school last fall for his sophomore year. All of a sudden his fastball consistently registered 91-95 mph, peaking at 97, and he had little trouble reaching those elevated levels with a clean delivery and easy arm action, or hitting his spots while also getting solid-average sinking action on his fastball. He also flashed an average curve after being predominantly a fastball/changeup pitcher as a freshman."

Tony Schad of MLB.com wrote that Pivetta "mostly sits in the low-90s during starts...also throws a solid curveball, which could be an above-average pitch in the future, and an inconsistent changeup...The 20-year-old could be a starter if he develops his changeup. Otherwise, he projects as a late-inning power arm out of the Nationals' bullpen."



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Re: Follow the Prospects: Nic Pivetta, RHP
« Reply #10: December 16, 2014, 05:05:10 PM »
4.22 ERA / 1.168 WHIP in 132.1 IP at Hagerstown in 2014. 2.7 / 6.7 BB-K/9

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Nick Pivetta, RHP
« Reply #11: December 16, 2014, 05:11:29 PM »
I'm going to add some of this to dagerrr's OP.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Nic Pivetta, RHP
« Reply #12: May 19, 2015, 10:44:20 PM »
Good outing from Pivetta for PNats tonight: 7 IP 3 H 2 ER 0 BB 6 K (Win). Has a 1.60 ERA in 7 starts this season.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Nic Pivetta, RHP
« Reply #13: May 24, 2015, 08:34:08 PM »
Deserves a promotion to Harrisburg.

6 IP 3 H 0 R 1 BB 4 K tonight. 1.41 ERA in 8 starts in Potomac.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Nic Pivetta, RHP
« Reply #14: May 25, 2015, 12:40:50 AM »
Deserves a promotion to Harrisburg.

6 IP 3 H 0 R 1 BB 4 K tonight. 1.41 ERA in 8 starts in Potomac.

Definitely pitching very well. Well enough for a promotion but I don't think there is any need to rush him. He racked up some innings last year, but this is his first real success. Might as well them him continue to put it together before the bump. He missed his senior year of high school in Canada, then only pitched 50 innings his first year in JuCo. With a full staff at the big league level and multiple arms ahead of him in AA and AAA, we might as well let him continue to build his confidence in Potomac. If he's still doing very well come July, then give him the bump. Imo.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Nic Pivetta, RHP
« Reply #15: June 16, 2015, 09:04:39 PM »
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J.P. ‏@Jaypers413  3m3 minutes ago
Potomac's Nick Pivetta's line - 7 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 7 K. @PNats42 @Nationals

Solid

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Nic Pivetta, RHP
« Reply #16: July 05, 2015, 07:19:20 PM »
Something brewing for Pivetta maybe:  6 IP 0 hits  0 runs  0 BB  9 Ks

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Nic Pivetta, RHP
« Reply #17: July 06, 2015, 07:29:04 PM »
Something brewing for Pivetta maybe:  6 IP 0 hits  0 runs  0 BB  9 Ks

No quibbles with that line here

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Nic Pivetta, RHP
« Reply #18: July 06, 2015, 07:32:10 PM »
Bet he is moved up this week.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Nic Pivetta, RHP
« Reply #19: July 09, 2015, 05:07:01 PM »
Bet he is moved up this week.

You are correct. Promoted today.

At this point, well deserved. Hope he has continued success at Harrisburg.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Nic Pivetta, RHP
« Reply #20: July 29, 2015, 12:02:55 AM »
Godspeed, Nic.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Nic Pivetta, RHP
« Reply #21: July 29, 2015, 12:08:16 AM »
Phillies got value for Papelbon.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Nic Pivetta, RHP
« Reply #22: July 29, 2015, 05:55:19 AM »
It was real, Nic

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Nic Pivetta, RHP
« Reply #23: July 29, 2015, 08:17:30 AM »
Traded for Papelbon.  /thread.