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Nick Fortes

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Nick Fortes
Name: Nicholas Fortes
Born: Nov 11, 1996 in DeLand, Fla. USA
High School: Deland (Fla.) HS
College: Mississippi
Ht.: 6'0" / Wt.: 210 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
Drafted in the 4th round (117th overall) by the Miami Marlins in 2018 (signed for $425,000)
Fortes in 2015 was a well-regarded recruit coming out of high school but initially had some trouble carving out a role in the Mississippi lineup, splitting his time between catching and playing first base. He has largely taken over behind the plate and has continued to produce offensively. Fortes has excellent plate discipline and good barrel control, which has this season helped him walk nearly twice as often as he's struck out. The righthanded hitter has solid power and gets to it well in games. Fortes is a sound defender, especially in terms of blocking and receiving, and has fringy arm strength. Fortes is an average runner and has above-average athleticism for a catcher.
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