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Nick Sprengel

#23 | LHP | RaysTB
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Nick Sprengel
Name: Nicholas Anthony Sprengel
Born: Jun 4, 1997 in Torrance, CA
High School: El Dorado HS, Placentia, Calif.
High School: San Diego
College: San Diego
Ht.: 6'2" / Wt.: 220 lbs
Bats: L / Throws: L
Drafted in the 15th round (450th overall) by the Tampa Bay Rays in 2018 (signed for $125,000)
Sprengel entered the year as a potential first-rounder after touching 95 mph for USA Baseball's Collegiate National Team last summer, but he developed a horrendous case of the yips this spring and posted an 11.33 ERA while being dropped from San Diego's weekend rotation. He walked 30 in 37.1 innings, hit seven batters and threw five wild pitches. Sprengel previously excited scouts with a lively 91-93 mph fastball, feel for an above-average, low-80s slider and a reliable changeup. While his stuff remained intact, he couldn't get his fastball over the plate at any point this season, to the point observers could see him suffering mentally on the mound. He was able to throw his breaking ball for strikes, giving evaluators hope he can reinvent himself as a slider-heavy, lefty reliever. Sprengel draws high marks for his makeup, but his confidence is completely shot at this point. Any team drafting him will have to spend considerable time building him back up.
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