• Full name Niko Hulsizer
  • Born 02/01/1997 in Mohnton, PA
  • Profile Ht.: 6'0" / Wt.: 225 / Bats: R / Throws: R
  • School Morehead State
  • Drafted in the 18th round (554th overall) by the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2018 (signed for $125,000).
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    Hamate injuries normally sap hitters' power for months after they return to action. Hulsizer, the 2017 Division I home run champ with 27 home runs, has enough power that he could drive the ball out even with less than his full hand strength. Scouts throw 70 grades on his exceptional raw power and the 6-foot-2, 225 pound junior has shown a consistent ability to get that power to play in games. He was hitting .302/.440/.595 with nine home runs in 32 games heading into the Ohio Valley Conference tournament. Hulsizer is an above-average runner who can play fringe-average defense in a corner outfield spot with an average arm. Hulsizer's below-average hit tool is what will likely push him into day three of the draft. He has reduced his strikeout rate to 20 percent this season (down from 25 percent as a sophomore), but scouts continue to be concerned about his ability to make semi-consistent contact.

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Career Transactions

  • Durham Bulls released OF Niko Hulsizer.
  • OF Niko Hulsizer assigned to Durham Bulls from Montgomery Biscuits.
  • OF Niko Hulsizer roster status changed by Tampa Bay Rays.
  • Tampa Bay Rays invited non-roster OF Niko Hulsizer to spring training.
  • OF Niko Hulsizer and assigned to Sultanes de Monterrey.

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