• Full name Nick Sandlin
  • Born 01/10/1997 in Evans, GA
  • Profile Ht.: 5'11" / Wt.: 175 / Bats: R / Throws: R
  • School Southern Mississippi
  • Debut 05/01/2021
  • Drafted in the 2nd round (67th overall) by the Cleveland Guardians in 2018 (signed for $750,000).
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    After two excellent seasons as Southern Miss' closer, Sandlin this spring moved to the front of the rotation with great success. His impressive season sent him shooting up draft boards despite his unusual profile. Listed at 5-foot-11, 170 pounds, Sandlin is undersized and typically throws from a sidearm slot, though he'll also raise it to more of a three-quarters look. He has shown the ability to hold his stuff deep in games and he can get both righthanders and lefthanders out. His fastball sits in the low 90s with plenty of run and sink. His slider is a wipeout pitch and he has also developed a solid changeup that gives him a weapon against lefthanded hitters. Sandlin has above-average command and stands out for his athleticism. He has tremendous feel for pitching and his performance this spring makes a case that he can be a starter, although his profile would suggest a return to the bullpen is a strong possibility. If he returns to relieving, Sandlin could shoot through the minor leagues and either work as a bullpen ace or in high-leverage situations.

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