• Full name Nicholas Mackie Hoerner
  • Born 05/13/1997 in Oakland, CA
  • Profile Ht.: 6'1" / Wt.: 200 / Bats: R / Throws: R
  • School Stanford
  • Debut 09/09/2019
  • Drafted in the 1st round (24th overall) by the Chicago Cubs in 2018 (signed for $2,724,000).
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    Named to the All-Pac-12 team and All-Pac-12 defensive team after his sophomore season in 2017, Hoerner has a solid, all-around skillset and an impressive track record at Stanford and in the Cape Cod League last summer. While Hoerner has no true standout carrying tool, he's played a respectable shortstop with the Cardinal the past two years after playing mostly at second base as a freshman. He also has an impressive history with the bat. In two summers in wood bat leagues, Hoerner has hit over .300 and teams are intrigued by the increase in power that the 5-foot-11 infielder showed after hitting six home runs in 40 games last summer on the Cape. Teams that like Hoerner will see a player with a shot to stick at shortstop with strong hands in the box, a good strikeout-to-walk ratio and impressive exit velocities. Teams who are on the opposite side will see a player who''s likely a second baseman without the power profile they are looking for. Either way, college infielders who perform tend to get drafted high and Hoerner has performed in both the spring and summer with no gaping holes in his game.

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  • Rated Best Defensive Infielder in the Chicago Cubs in 2020
  • Rated Best Strike-Zone Discipline in the Chicago Cubs in 2020
  • Rated Best Hitter for Average in the Chicago Cubs in 2020
  • Rated Best Hitter for Average in the Chicago Cubs in 2019

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Career Transactions

  • Chicago Cubs activated 2B Nico Hoerner from the 10-day injured list.
  • Chicago Cubs placed 2B Nico Hoerner on the 10-day injured list retroactive to May 9, 2023. Left hamstring strain.

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