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Nick Vilter

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Nick Vilter
Name: Nicholas Paul Springer Vilter
Born: Oct 6, 1993 in Seal Beach, Calif. USA
College: UC Riverside
Ht.: 6'4" / Wt.: 220 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
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Career400.198.337.2883
Drafted in the 9th round (267th overall) by the San Diego Padres in 2014 (signed for $150,000)
Scouts say they would have put a 20 on Vilter's bat in 2013, but he came out of nowhere to lead the Big West with 10 home runs and a .550 slugging percentage this spring, attracting sixth-to-10th-round interest. At 6-foot-3, 225 pounds, Vilter is a better fit at third base or even second, and he has shown the ability to be an adequate defender at either spot, with a fringe-average arm. He's a below-average runner, but his feet work well enough to give him a chance to play second. He's a streaky hitter, but he has some strength, and scouts who like him think he projects as a fringy hitter with a chance for 55 power.
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