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Ryne Nelson

College: Oregon
State: Ore.

Ht.: 6'4"
Wt.: 182 lbs
Bats: R
Throws: R

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Scouting Report

Nelson was a two-way player at Oregon this spring, playing shortstop and closing games for the Ducks. He has one of the most electric arms in the country. He touched 99 mph this spring and focused on pitching this summer in the Cape Cod League. Nelson has a power arm and electric stuff. His fastball reached 95 mph in the Cape Cod all-star game, and he mixes in a sharp, hard slider as well as a changeup. Listed at 6-foot-4, 190 pounds, he has a long, lean, athletic frame and a clean delivery. Nelson has never started but is expected to do so at Oregon next spring, and scouts are eager to see how he handles the role. Even if he ultimately fits better in the bullpen, he’ll still likely be one of the premium arms for the 2019 draft, which is short on slam-dunk starters.


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