• Full name Nicholas Mariano Maldonado
  • Born 06/12/2000 in Livingston, NJ
  • Profile Ht.: 6'1" / Wt.: 207 / Bats: R / Throws: R
  • School Vanderbilt
  • Drafted in the 8th round (233rd overall) by the Miami Marlins in 2023 (signed for $160,000).
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    School: Vanderbilt Source: 4YR

    Commit/Drafted: Never Drafted
    Age At Draft: 23.1
    One of the top relievers in the 2023 class, Maldonado is a 6-foot-1, 207-pound righthander who throws nothing straight. He posted a 1.45 ERA over 31 innings, with a 35.4% strikeout rate and a 6.2% walk rate while attacking batters from a three-quarter slot with a whippy arm action and above-average arm speed. He averaged 93 mph on his sinking fastball this spring, and has been up to 96 mph at peak velocity, though it’s the late movement that helps him miss barrels and avoid hard contact. Maldonado has a high-spin breaking ball in the 80-85 mph range that flashes two-plane break and also mixes in an upper-80s cutter. The breaking ball is likely Maldonado’s best swing-and-miss pitch at the next level, but he has done a nice job throwing quality strikes with all three of his pitches. He’s a straight reliever prospect who should fit on the second day of the draft.

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Career Transactions

  • Miami Marlins signed RHP Nick Maldonado.
  • RHP Nick Maldonado assigned to Vanderbilt Commodores.

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