• Full name Nicholas John Egnatuk
  • Born 12/21/1998 in Ridgewood, NJ
  • Profile Ht.: 6'2" / Wt.: 185 / Bats: R / Throws: R
  • School Immaculata
  • Drafted in the 5th round (144th overall) by the Milwaukee Brewers in 2017 (signed for $500,000).
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    Egnatuk comes from the same high school that produced former big leaguer Jack Cust, a first round pick in 1997. Egnatuk won't go as high as Cust, but he has proven himself to be one of the top prospects in the Garden State this year. He opened eyes on the national scene with a strong performance at the 2016 East Coast Pro Showcase, where he showed advanced timing and feel for driving the ball with authoritative backspin against quality high school pitching. He plays shortstop for his high school team but his hands and actions profile better at third base long term, where he has a solid-average arm. Egnatuk hasn't consistently repeated what he did at East Coast Pro; he has a tendency to go after pitches that he can't drive, and while he showed average raw power with a wood bat in the summer, Egnatuk hasn't lofted the ball over the fence much this spring. He's an above-average runner and a quality athlete with less baseball experience coming from a cold-weather climate. Egnatuk comes from an affluent family and is committed to Pittsburgh, but he is expected to be signable for the right price. A team taking a shot on him will have to believe that Egnatuk can tap into his peak performance more consistently as he gains experience and starts to play every day.

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