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Chris Nicoll

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Chris Nicoll
Name: Christopher R. Nicoll
Born: Oct 30, 1983 in Whittier, Calif. USA
High School: Righetti HS, Santa Maria, Calif.
College: UC Irvine
Ht.: 6'3" / Wt.: 190 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
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Career3973.831.233.069.36
Drafted in the 3rd round (82nd overall) by the Kansas City Royals in 2005 (signed for $445,000)
Nicoll has drawn favorable comparisons to Jason Windsor, who led Cal State Fullerton to the 2004 College World Series title and was the event's Most Outstanding Player. There is a parallel between the two because new UC Irvine coach Dave Serrano worked with Windsor as the pitching coach at Fullerton before he took the Irvine job. Like Windsor, Nicoll has an excellent feel for pitching. He commands an 88-90 mph fastball to both sides of the plate and has a knack for making hitters swing at pitches out of the strike zone. Overall, his stuff is a little short. His slider is inconsistent but he gets good deception. Tall and lanky with a refined delivery, Nicoll projects to throw harder. He is coming off a fine season last summer in the Cape Cod League, where he went 4-1, 1.70 for Orleans. After being used in a swing role his first two years, he has been the ace of the Anteaters staff this spring, going 6-3, 2.34 with nine-inning averages of 9.2 strikeouts and 1.9 walks. Like Windsor, he has a chance to go as high as the third round but also could go as late as the fifth or sixth.
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