• Full name Kingston Nolan Liniak
  • Born 11/11/1999 in La Jolla, CA
  • Profile Ht.: 6'2" / Wt.: 200 / Bats: R / Throws: R
  • School Mission Hills
  • Drafted in the 4th round (105th overall) by the Detroit Tigers in 2018 (signed for $900,000).
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    Liniak is the nephew of former Cubs infielder Cole Liniak and the son of 1993 Rockies draft pick Justin Liniak. After a hand injury hampered him on the showcase circuit, Liniak returned fully healthy in the spring and elevated himself into top five-rounds consideration with a big season. The 6-foot-2, 175-pound Liniak has a well-rounded package of tools to complement his bloodlines. He's an above-average runner and defender in the outfield with an above-average arm. Offensively, he's cleaned up his swing to take a more balanced, direct approach to the ball, which has allowed him to use the whole field and stay back on the ball. He's a tough, fierce competitor who evaluators are confident will get the most out of his abilities. Whether Liniak has enough power to project as an everyday outfielder is up for debate, but his upside and projection are among the best in Southern California. He is committed to San Diego.

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