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Jordan Nwogu

#25 | OF | CubsCHC
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Jordan Nwogu
Name: Jordan Chijioke Nwogu
Born: Mar 10, 1999 in Ottawa, ON Canada
College: Michigan
High School: Pioneer HS, Ann Arbor, Mich.
Ht.: 6'3" / Wt.: 235 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
Drafted in the 3rd round (88th overall) by the Chicago Cubs in 2020 (signed for $678,600)
A straight-A student in high school, Nwogu had Division I offers as a defensive end/linebacker, but he opted to go to Michigan on an academic scholarship to study computer engineering and play baseball. Nwogu earned a starting role midway through his freshman season and has been Michigan’s leadoff hitter for the past two years. Nwogu still looks like a football player (6-foot-3, 225 pounds) and he has plus-plus raw power and plus speed. Scouts are not all that excited about his funky swing. He gets good weight transfer and has plenty of bat speed, but it’s a very top-hand heavy swing. So far, funky or not, it has been extremely effective. He is a career .334/.430/.545 hitter for the Wolverines and his ability to control the strike zone has improved dramatically over his collegiate career. Nwogu’s defense was rough as a freshman, but he has steadily improved. He likely ends up in left field thanks to his below-average arm. That’s where he’s mainly played for Michigan, but the Wolverines started to play him in center field this year.
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