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Nick Wittgren

#62 | RHP
Cleveland Indians Cleveland Indians
Nick Wittgren
Name: Nicholas James Wittgren
Born: May 29, 1991 in Torrance, Calif. USA
College: Purdue
Ht.: 6'2" / Wt.: 216 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
 IPERAWHIPBB/9SO/9
201958.12.781.032.169.41
Career1863.341.202.528.56
Drafted in the 9th round (287th overall) by the Miami Marlins in 2012 (signed for $128,800)
Not only did Purdue end a 103-year Big Ten Conference title drought this spring, but it also should have three players selected in the top 10 rounds of the draft for the first time ever. Catcher Kevin Plawecki and third baseman Cameron Perkins do most of the heavy lifting for the offense, while Wittgren has been lights out as a closer in two years with Boilermakers and in the Cape Cod League last summer. The 6-foot-3, 205-pounder repeatedly gets swings and misses with his fastball, which sits at 88-91 mph and peaks at 93. His deceptive delivery allows his heater to jump on hitters and seem much quicker. His curveball is an average second pitch, a hard 76-80 mph breaker that he can throw for strikes. A good athlete, Wittgren was better known as a shortstop in high school and became a full-time pitcher at Parkland (Ill.) JC in 2010.
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