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Nico Hoerner

#2 | 2B/SS/DH
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Nico Hoerner
Name: Nicholas Mackie Hoerner
Born: May 13, 1997 in Oakland, CA
High School: Head Royce HS, Oakland
College: Stanford
Ht.: 5'11" / Wt.: 200 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
Drafted in the 1st round (24th overall) by the Chicago Cubs in 2018 (signed for $2,724,000)
Named to the All-Pac-12 team and All-Pac-12 defensive team after his sophomore season in 2017, Hoerner has a solid, all-around skillset and an impressive track record at Stanford and in the Cape Cod League last summer. While Hoerner has no true standout carrying tool, he's played a respectable shortstop with the Cardinal the past two years after playing mostly at second base as a freshman. He also has an impressive history with the bat. In two summers in wood bat leagues, Hoerner has hit over .300 and teams are intrigued by the increase in power that the 5-foot-11 infielder showed after hitting six home runs in 40 games last summer on the Cape. Teams that like Hoerner will see a player with a shot to stick at shortstop with strong hands in the box, a good strikeout-to-walk ratio and impressive exit velocities. Teams who are on the opposite side will see a player who''s likely a second baseman without the power profile they are looking for. Either way, college infielders who perform tend to get drafted high and Hoerner has performed in both the spring and summer with no gaping holes in his game.
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