- Full name Nicholas Darnell Shumpert
- Born 11/11/1996 in Denver, CO
- Profile Ht.: 5'9" / Wt.: 180 / Bats: R / Throws: R
- School San Jacinto JC
Drafted in the 28th round (829th overall) by the Atlanta Braves in 2016.
View Draft ReportShumpert looked over his head at times in his first season at San Jacinto but he finished the season on an upswing. He slid to second base, confirming scouts beliefs that his arm, range and hands play better on the right side of the bag.
The son of former big leaguer Terry Shumpert, Nick Shumpert was a regular on the showcase circuit and has been seen often by scouts as a result. He's a quick-twitch athlete with solid tools and very good baseball instincts. Shumpert has good bat speed but sometimes tries to do too much at the plate, getting pull happy and overswinging, which leads to a lot of swing-and-miss. He has above-average speed. Some scouts believe he'll be able to stay at shortstop while others think his range, arm and first step come up just a bit short for the position. If he does move, he could shift over to second base or perhaps fill a utility role like the one his father did during his 14-year major league career. Shumpert is committed to Kentucky where his father played before the Royals drafted him in the second round in 1987.