• Full name Nicholas Anthony Ciuffo
  • Born 03/07/1995 in Mount Pleasant, SC
  • Profile Ht.: 5'11" / Wt.: 205 / Bats: L / Throws: R
  • School Lexington
  • Debut 09/03/2018
  • Drafted in the 1st round (21st overall) by the Tampa Bay Rays in 2013 (signed for $1,972,200).
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    Nobody helped themselves more at the National High School Invitational than Nick Ciuffo. Against premium competition, he showed good hitting ability, refined catching skills and an improved frame--standing at a chiseled 6-foot-1, 205 pounds with broad shoulders. Ciuffo stood out on the summer circuit for his bat and chance to catch, but scouts have been impressed by his improvements behind the plate. He is a good receiver with a strong arm and quick release. He plays with energy and has matured into a leader on the field for a nationally ranked team. He projects to hit for at least average power and draws comparisons to A.J. Pierzynski for his tools and competitive edge. He committed to South Carolina before recording a varsity at-bat and has excellent baseball aptitude, recalling at-bats against Stetson Allie as a freshman and breaking down opposing players for scouts. He's not as athletic as Reese McGuire and doesn't have the same power as Jonathan Denney, but he has the best all-around skills of that group and could go in the first round.

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  • Rated Best Defensive Catcher in the Tampa Bay Rays in 2019
  • Rated Best Defensive Catcher in the Tampa Bay Rays in 2018

Career Transactions

  • FCL Yankees released C Nick Ciuffo.
  • C Nick Ciuffo assigned to FCL Yankees.
  • C Nick Ciuffo roster status changed by New York Yankees.
  • C Nick Ciuffo assigned to New York Yankees.

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