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Nick Maronde

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Nick Maronde
Name: John Nicholas Maronde
Born: Sep 5, 1989 in Lexington, Ky. USA
High School: Lexington (Ky.) Catholic HS
College: Florida
Ht.: 6'3" / Wt.: 210 lbs
Bats: B / Throws: L
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Drafted in the 3rd round (104th overall) by the Los Angeles Angels in 2011 (signed for $309,600)
Maronde entered his senior high school season in Kentucky as the No. 19 player on BA's Top 100 high school prospects list. He was a 43rd-round pick by the Athletics in 2008 because of the strength of his commitment to Florida, and he got 11 starts as a freshman, leading the team in strikeouts. He struggled as a sophomore, relegated to a relief role and posting a 6.15 ERA. He found success as a reliever this year, dominating at times with an above-average fastball and aggressive approach. Maronde's fastball has reached 96 and sits 90-94 mph, and he has shown the ability to pitch off it, at times to the exclusion of his other stuff. He had a recent outing with 26 straight fastballs and used no other pitch. His control of his fastball and slider are both better this year, and at times his slider is average. He hasn't used his changeup much, though he threw it as a freshman and in high school. His 6-foot-3, 200-pound frame and potential three-pitch mix make it likely he'll return to a starting role once he's drafted, though he could move quickly as a power-armed lefthanded reliever.
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