IP 118
ERA 4.729
WHIP 1.373
BB/9 4.576
SO/9 9.305
  • Full name Nicholas Michael Hagadone
  • Born 01/01/1986 in Sandpoint, ID
  • Profile Ht.: 6'5" / Wt.: 230 / Bats: L / Throws: L
  • School Washington
  • Debut 09/01/2011
  • Drafted in the C-A round (55th overall) by the Boston Red Sox in 2007 (signed for $571,500).
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    Hagadone was a big-bodied lefthander with a low- to mid-80s fastball and solid breaking ball his first two seasons at Washington, and he entered the 2007 season as the Huskies' Friday starter despite having made just five career starts. He has dramatically increased his arm strength and velocity, as his physical ability and improved mechanics came together perfectly. Coach Ken Knudson moved Hagadone back to the bullpen after two starts, and his velocity jumped, as did his performance (1.88 ERA, 10 saves). Hagadone was throwing in the 90-93 mph range and had several outings when he hit 94-95 mph repeatedly. He also features a power slider that's at least an average pitch. While his delivery isn't textbook and his fastball tends to flatten out, he's deceptive, keeps the ball down (one home run allowed) and has some feel for pitching. His changeup also has average potential, and Hagadone likely will be given a chance to start in pro ball.

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  • Rated Best Slider in the Cleveland Guardians in 2010
  • Rated Best Fastball in the Cleveland Guardians in 2010
  • Rated Best Slider in the Boston Red Sox in 2009
  • Rated Best Slider in the Boston Red Sox in 2008

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