• Full name Nicholas James Loftin
  • Born 09/25/1998 in Corpus Christi, TX
  • Profile Ht.: 5'11" / Wt.: 180 / Bats: R / Throws: R
  • School Baylor
  • Drafted in the CB-A round (32nd overall) by the Kansas City Royals in 2020 (signed for $3,000,000).
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    A steady player on both sides of the ball for Baylor since taking over at shortstop his freshman year, Loftin is solidly in the mix of the top shortstops in the college class. While there are others who might have louder tool sets or are half-grade better defenders, Loftin seems to do everything well. He’s hit above .300 in every season in the Big 12 with a clean, simple swing. He fields his position well, has good instincts and is an above-average defender at shortstop with the versatility to play almost every position. After hitting for more extra bases as a sophomore, Loftin may have been headed for a breakout offensive campaign in 2020, with two home runs, two triples and four doubles through just 13 games. The .264 isolated slugging mark he posted in that time was far and away the highest of his career, and he started moving up draft boards as a result. Some scouts have said he has just fringe-average power and noted that when he does impact the ball it’s typically only to the pull side, but a full season of the performance he started the year with may have been enough to change minds. Loftin’s speed is just average. While Loftin might not have any standout tools, teams have generally coveted the college shortstop performer with an all-around game, and that description fits the Baylor product well.

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  • Kansas City Royals optioned SS Nick Loftin to Omaha Storm Chasers.
  • Omaha Storm Chasers activated SS Nick Loftin from the 7-day injured list.
  • Omaha Storm Chasers sent SS Nick Loftin on a rehab assignment to ACL Royals.
  • Omaha Storm Chasers placed SS Nick Loftin on the 7-day injured list.
  • Kansas City Royals invited non-roster SS Nick Loftin and to spring training.

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