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Jacob Nottingham

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Jacob Nottingham
Name: Jacob Andrew Nottingham
Born: Apr 3, 1995 in Redlands, Calif. USA
High School: Redlands (Calif.) HS
Ht.: 6'2" / Wt.: 230 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
Drafted in the 6th round (167th overall) by the Houston Astros in 2013 (signed for $300,000)
Physical and durable at 6-foot-3, 220 pounds, Nottingham played linebacker for the Redlands football team. Scouts are divided on him as a baseball prospect, but a club that likes him could take a shot on him in the top five rounds. The Oklahoma recruit stands out for his righthanded power potential, which projects as solid-average or slightly better if he can harness it. He has a balanced approach at the plate and good bat speed, giving him a chance to be a fringy to average hitter. He has decent receiving skills behind the plate but is still learning how to sit, shift and block. He could become an average catcher and shows solid-average arm strength, though his throwing can be erratic. Most scouts think he could stay behind the plate, but if he winds up moving, his slightly below-average speed should play at a corner outfield spot.
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