- Full name Nicholas Scott Additon
- Born 12/16/1987 in Davie, FL
- Profile Ht.: 6'5" / Wt.: 215 / Bats: R / Throws: L
- School Indian River CC
- Drafted in the 47th round (1,418th overall) by the St. Louis Cardinals in 2006.
Organization Prospect Rankings
Additon is a finesse lefty who was a strong candidate for the Cardinals' organization awards last season, primarily for a 312⁄3-inning scoreless stretch he pitched at Quad Cities, a streak of shutdown pitching that lasted 41 days and included being part of a combined 13-inning no-hitter. Additon finished the season with more strikeouts (121) than hits allowed (103) and made 19 starts at low Class A before a late-season promotion to Palm Beach. In the bigger parks of the Florida State League, the Florida native was even better, and during the season he had four months when opponents hit .208 or worse against him. Additon works at 84-87 mph and lives off his ability to throw strikes with movement and deception. His breaking ball must be sharper for him to duplicate last year's success at the higher levels, especially when it comes to getting the swings and misses as he has in his first two pro seasons. His changeup will also need work. Additon will return to the high Class A rotation and continue to determine if his ceiling is at the back of a big league rotation.