• Full name Arjun Nimmala
  • Born 10/16/2005 in Tampa, FL
  • Profile Ht.: 6'1" / Wt.: 170 / Bats: R / Throws: R
  • School Strawberry Crest HS, Dover, Fla.
  • Drafted in the 1st round (20th overall) by the Toronto Blue Jays in 2023 (signed for $3,000,000).
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    School: Strawberry Crest HS, Dover, Fla. Source: HS

    Commit/Drafted: Florida State
    Age At Draft: 17.7
    BA Grade:55/Extreme
    Tools:Hit: 50. Power: 55. Run: 50. Field: 55. Arm: 55.

    Nimmala is one of the youngest players in the 2023 class and will still be 17 on draft day. He stood out as an underclassman for his impressive defensive aptitude in the middle infield, but as he’s added strength to his wiry frame, his tools have taken a jump and so has his draft stock. A 6-foot-1, 170-pound shortstop, Nimmala has plus bat speed and takes aggressive swings. He showed shockingly good raw power throughout the summer in batting practice for a player of his current size and physicality, with quick-twitch hands and a whippy bat that allow him to make impressive impact now, with plus raw power a possibility as he fills out. He generates impressive power with a quick turn, but his approach and contact ability need continued refinement. He expands the zone too frequently, and while he’s capable of driving both fastballs and breaking balls, he’ll also get too steep with his bat path and swing under pitches, as well as wave over them below the zone. He should stick at shortstop in pro ball, where he has the requisite actions and arm strength for the position. He’s a bouncy athlete who moves well to both sides and has solid hands, though he’s more of an average runner and often is slow to get out of the box and down the first base line. Some scouts who like him have placed Alfonso Soriano comps on Nimmala, as a power-hitting infielder. He’s committed to Florida State.

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  • SS Arjun Nimmala assigned to FCL Blue Jays.
  • Toronto Blue Jays signed SS Arjun Nimmala.

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