• Full name Nick Raquet
  • Born 12/12/1995 in Boalsberg, PA
  • Profile Ht.: 6'0" / Wt.: 215 / Bats: R / Throws: L
  • School William & Mary
  • Drafted in the 3rd round (103rd overall) by the Washington Nationals in 2017 (signed for $475,000).
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    One of several lefthanders who transferred out of North Carolina and improved their draft stock--along with Brendon Little and Hunter Williams--Raquet left the Tar Heels and sat out a season before joining the team at William & Mary, where he played alongside his young brother Brandon, who was the team's best hitter as a freshman. The older Raquet entered the season as the No. 7 prospect in the Colonial Athletic Conference. The 6-foot lefty doesn't have the greatest numbers this season (and his 45 walks in 77.1 innings are a legitimate concern) with a 4.66 ERA, but does offer two intriguing tools. His arm strength has allowed him to throw in the lower 90s and touch 96, while holding that velocity throughout his outings. On top of that, he has an above-average changeup and some scouts say he has solid breaking balls to go with it, which explains how he struck out 95 batters. While many analytics departments might not love Raquet's redshirt sophomore campaign and his lack of history, it's hard to deny the tools he has, which could play up in a bullpen role in the future.

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  • LHP Nick Raquet assigned to Memphis Redbirds from Springfield Cardinals.
  • LHP Nick Raquet assigned to Springfield Cardinals.
  • LHP Nick Raquet assigned to Memphis Redbirds.
  • St. Louis Cardinals signed free agent LHP Nick Raquet to a minor league contract.
  • LHP Nick Raquet assigned to York Revolution.

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