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Lars Nootbaar

#43 | LF | CardinalsSTL
Springfield (MO) Cardinals Springfield (MO) Cardinals
Lars Nootbaar
Name: Lars Taylor-Tatsuji Nootbaar
Born: Sep 8, 1997 in El Segundo, CA
College: Southern California
Ht.: 6'3" / Wt.: 210 lbs
Bats: L / Throws: R
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Career539.250.334.3349
Drafted in the 8th round (243rd overall) by the St. Louis Cardinals in 2018 (signed for $150,000)
Nootbaar began the year in consideration to be drafted in the top five rounds, but he has since slid after hitting .254 in a down year for the entire Southern California program. The younger brother of former Trojans pitcher and Orioles draft pick Nigel Nootbaar, Lars intrigues analytically-inclined teams as a lefthanded power hitter with as many walks as strikeouts (70) the last two seasons. Nootbaar is physical at 6-foot-3, 215 pounds and has a polished, patient approach at the plate. He hit 13 home runs in the last two years combined for USC and has the strength to hit more, but he hits the ball on the ground too often. Some see him as a launch-angle candidate. Nootbaar is a below-average defender with a poor arm in left field and will have to move to first base or become a designated hitter in pro ball. How much a team can make tweaks to unlock Nootbaar's power will determine his ceiling.
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